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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

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

VTNÖ Fotowettbewerb 2017

Highlight in the ‘Composition and Form’ (Komposition und Form) category

Read the story: ‘Lost in Space’ is a Highlight

October 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

Published in SCHWARZWEISS issue 114

Reader’s pictures on the topic ‘Animal Portraits’

Read the story: ‘Taking Shelter’ Was Published

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

Published in NaturFoto issue 1/2016

Reader’s pictures on the topic “Bad Weather”

Read the story: “Distant Rain Shower” Was Published

November 2014
These birds are 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

VTNÖ Fotowettbewerb 2014

Highlight in the “Golden Light” (Goldenes Licht) category

Read the story: “Yellow Warbler” is a Highlight

November 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.

VTNÖ Fotowettbewerb 2013

Highlight in the “Nature Landscapes” (Naturlandschaften) category

Read the story: “Gesaeuseeingang” is a Highlight

June 2013

VTNÖ member logo

Accepted as a member of the VTNÖ
Read the story: Now a Proud VTNÖ Member

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.

Fotowettbewerb Nationalpark Gesäuse

2nd place in the “Landscapes” category

Read the story: “Timeless” Won the Second Place

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.

Fotowettbewerb Nationalpark Gesäuse

1st place in the “Landscapes” category

Read the story: “Gesaeuseeingang” Is a Winner