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Hi there – welcome to Robert Reiser Photography! I have created this website to give something back to the Internet community. Why? Without the help of the community, I could not have developed my photographic skills as quickly as I was able to. So, besides hosting my personal blog, this site offers to you:

About Robert Reiser

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Robert Reiser

I was born 1964 in Vienna, Austria. Photography is my hobby since the late 1970s. After shooting film using various cameras, in 2001 I switched completely to digital photography. I found the benefits simply overwhelming. In 2013, I was accepted as a member of the Austrian Association of Wildlife and Nature Photography (VTNÖ). Currently, there are two topics influencing my photography:

  • Downsizing. For years, I was lugging around bags full of heavy DSLR gear. But now I am enjoying the lightness of a Micro Four Thirds (MFT) system. In this post, I am explaining the reasons.
  • Black and White. More and more, I feel attracted by B&W pictures. I am also experimenting with Infrared photography, which is a closely related topic.

To keep up with what is going on in the world of photography, I like to listen to photography podcasts.

The (not so impressive but inevitable) selfie…

It looks like every photographer on the web likes to post selfies where they carry impressive huge lenses. I will counter that with the earliest selfie I ever made, shot ca. 1980 in the bathroom of my parents – you can see it at the top of this page.

Accomplishments, awards and publications

DateDescription
November, 2017 Lost in Space: The Danube river creates beautiful structures in the overflow areas, and sometimes you are lucky to spot a scene like this one.

‘Lost in Space’ is a Highlight

I am proud that my picture ‘Lost in Space’ was selected as ‘Highlight’ in the ‘Composition and Form’ category of the VTNÖ competition 2017.

November, 2016 Taking Shelter: Huskies often curl up and cover their nose with their tail to provide additional warmth. The snow flakes and the conversion to B&W support the impression of very low temperatures.

‘Taking Shelter’ Was Published

I am proud to announce that the German photography magazine SCHWARZWEISS did publish my picture “Taking Shelter” in their issue 114.

January, 2016 On a boat trip, you could see the heavy rainfall in the distance, with the layered mountains in the background.

“Distant Rain Shower” Was Published

I am proud to announce that the German nature photography magazine NaturFoto did publish my picture “Distant Rain Shower” in their issue 01/2016.

November, 2014 A Yellow Warbler is tiny, about 10 cm in length. I was actually taking pictures of seals, when this guy sat down next to me and started his morning stretching exercises.

“Yellow Warbler” is a Highlight

I am proud that my picture “Yellow Warbler” was selected as “Highlight” in the “Golden Light” category of the VTNÖ competition 2014.

December, 2013 The picture "Gesaeuseeingang" was taken on a rather dull day. Only after the conversion to B&W the drama in the clouds became much more prominent.

“Gesaeuseeingang” is a Highlight

I am proud that my picture “Gesaeuseeingang” was selected as “Highlight” in the “Nature Landscape” category of the VTNÖ competition 2013.

June, 2013 VTNÖ member logo

Now a Proud VTNÖ Member

I am proud that my application for being a VTNÖ member was approved – I am excited and I am looking forward to many interesting experiences.

October, 2012 Timeless is a four-minute exposure of a stone in a floating river that was later converted to black and white using Silver Efex 2. I especially like the contrast between the rock details and the smooth water.

“Timeless” Won the Second Place

I am proud that my picture “Timeless” won the second place in the “Landscape” category of the “10 Years Nationalpark Gesäuse” photo contest.

October, 2012 The picture "Gesaeuseeingang" was taken on a rather dull day. Only after the conversion to B&W the drama in the clouds became much more prominent.

“Gesaeuseeingang” Is a Winner

I am proud to report that my picture “Gesäuseeingang” won the “Landscape” category of the “10 Years Nationalpark Gesäuse” photography competition.