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Partial Client List - Bernd Laeschke

August 7th, 2019

Algemeen Dagblad (Netherlands)
B. Braun Melsungen AG
B.T. (Denmark)
Badische Zeitung
Best Western Hotel Kurfürst Wilhelm I.
Büroland Fuldabrück GmbH
City of Toronto (Canada)
City of Vienna (Austria)
Dagbladet (Norway)
Das Handelsblatt
DCL International Inc. (Canada) Der Spiegel
Die Kronen Zeitung (Austria)
Die Welt
Die Zeit
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Frankfurter Neue Presse
Frankfurter Rundschau
Fuldaer Zeitung
Göttinger Tageblatt
Hamburger Abendblatt
Kärcher Canada Inc.
Lexmark Canada
Mannheimer Morgen
Mitre-Sports Vertrieb Deutschland
Münchner Merkur
National Geographic
Province of Ontario (Canada)
PurePlast Inc. (Canada)
Rheinische Post
Schwarzwälder Bote
Stuttgarter Zeitung
Süddeutsche Zeitung
Svenska Dagbladet (Sweden)
Thüringer Neueste Nachrichten
Thüringer Tageblatt
Thüringische Landeszeitung
Upton Bradeen & James Inc. (Canada)
Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung

Ready for assignments

August 6th, 2019

Matching your needs with a photographer’s strengths is the first step for getting the images that capture your audience. But not all pictures are equally effective. “You don't make a photograph just with a camera,” Ansel Adams said. “You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”

Building on a career that spans more than 30 years, Bernd did work as a journalist and photographer for several world-class clients, including the cities of Toronto (Canada) and Vienna (Austria), BMW, the Province of Ontario (Canada), Karcher, and Magna International, among others. Many newspapers and magazines published his work, including the Algemeen Dagblad (Netherlands), Die Bildzeitung (Germany), B.T. (Denmark), Das Handelsblatt (Germany), Die Zeit (Germany), Die Welt (Germany), Der Spiegel (Germany), Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany), Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany), Stern (Germany), Toronto Star (Canada), and Svenska Dagbladet (Sweden).

Regardless of experience, nobody can guarantee to capture next year’s award winning World-Press Photo image or a Pulitzer Prize worthy story. However, with a powerful vision to interpret people, personalities, issues and events, Imagine Your World will deliver the right image for your next project.

Our picture library is a living archive of currently about 48,000 digital images updated frequently with new work from Western Europe and North America. If you are looking for Stock Photography or a photographer on assignment, please feel free to contact us:

Photo retouching and enhancement

August 6th, 2019

Imagine Your World offers photo retouching and enhancement services for individuals, advertising agencies, corporate customers and webmasters. Please send us your RAW-file, and we will adjust color and exposure, change backgrounds, remove blemishes from portraits, group shots or wedding images, and merge photos.

RAW files are enhanced in the “digital darkroom” and returned as jpeg- or single layer TIFF-files. Clients have also the option to have images printed and framed on their choice of fine art photographic papers, canvas or striking aluminum. By applying creative effects and filters, we can capture the mood of the day and bring your photos to life.

Here is a typical photo that was in need of some enhancement. The image was taken in the middle of the day with an almost cloudless sky in the background – not the best lighting conditions for good photography. After converting the original image to black & white, adding backgrounds, frames, digital aging, and sharpening, the resulting picture has a much more pleasing and artful look.

Imagine Your World will creatively enhance, optimize, and perfect your own photos to be ready for print or used in advertising, on websites or in wedding albums.

Due to the differences in retouching needs, it's impossible to provide flat rates. Prices are based on the amount of work needed, and are usually charged in 15 minute increments. Basic retouching services that include color, exposure and white balance adjustments, correcting shadows and highlights, sharpening, noise reduction, de-fringing and basic removal of chromatic aberration can be done for US-$ 65-130 (45 – 90 Euros) per image.

Custom retouching services can include the removal of small objects from the frame, brighten eyes, fix underlines, add make up, straighten and whiten teeth, and combine images, for example. Any third party costs for printing, framing, shipping (if requested or needed) and Taxes as required will be added.

On small projects, the full fee is due before work begins. Large projects require a deposit of 50 percent. The remaining balance will become due upon acceptance of the digital proof(s). After receiving full payment, digital jpeg- or single layer TIFF-files will be emailed back to the client. If requested, our professional photo labs will print, frame and ship the finished products directly to our clients. Total turnaround time can vary from just a couple days to as many as 6 weeks, depending on the amount of work needed.

If you have any questions or need special bulk pricing, please contact us:

General guidelines:

A camera with a larger sensor and a higher megapixel count allows for a larger print size before undesirable artifacts start to appear. A high quality image taken with a 20 megapixel camera, for example, can usually be printed up to 30″x45″ before any undesirable artifacts show up.

Use the lowest ISO setting possible and shoot in RAW if your camera allows it. A rugged tripod or steady brace are a good foundation for better images. Using a cable release or self timer is always a good idea.

Photographers should make sure that exposure is right on and the lighting is decent. The object should fill the frame as close as possible – any cropping can lower the overall quality and printing size.

By submitting any digital files for photo retouching and enhancement services, you declare that you have the copyright to all images transmitted.

If you desire a commission that was taken by a third party - say a wedding photographer – you need to provide a signed and dated release from that photographer allowing Imagine Your World to work on that specific image.

Sharing the vision - Mentorship

August 6th, 2019

For those who want to refine their photographic personality and expand their knowledge and skills, Imagine Your World now offers a 12 month mentorship. In the field of photography, this is a time honored method for passing on decades of practice from a seasoned to an emerging artist. Since our long-distance learning mentorship is goal-oriented, topics can include building a stronger photography portfolio, working towards an exhibition, developing a business plan to start a photography career or simply developing a new point of view.

Imagine Your World's mentorship program is meant as an extension of our traditional on-site photo workshops. It includes 10 individual portfolio reviews of up to 30 online images per month, 10 assignments, and two 60 minute phone consultations for English or German speaking customers located in the EU, Australia, Canada or New Zealand. Photographers can expect a wide range of advice focusing on technical questions, refining personal vision and style, or exhibiting your images.

The 12 month mentorship costs 1,980 Euros and covers 12 sessions as described. Photographers that have participated in one of Imagine Your World’s workshops in the past 36 months receive a 10 percent discount. Be prepared to show your commitment through hard work, practice, reflection, and soul searching.

If you are interested in becoming the very best artist you can be, please contact us:


August 6th, 2019

Join Imagine Your World for workshops geared towards beginner to intermediate photographers or intermediate to advanced photographers to the following destinations:

Workshops Austria

• Austria: 4-day tour for beginner/intermediate photographers
• Photography MasterClass: Capturing Austria’s Salzkammergut

Workshops France

• The Alsace: 4-day workshop for beginner/intermediate photographers in France
• Photography MasterClass: Capturing the Alsace, France

Workshops Spain

• Tenerife, Spain: 5-day workshop for beginner/intermediate photographers
• Tenerife, Spain: Photography MasterClass on the Teide volcano

Workshops with flexible locations

• One-to-one workshops
• Mentorship - Sharing the vision

Please feel free to contact us for more details:

One-to-one workshops

August 6th, 2019

If you feel uncomfortable within a group, or simply want to improve your camera craft, create more inspiring photographs, and learn how to see and capture better images, a one-to-one photography workshop with an experienced professional offers the best possible way to achieve your goals. It doesn’t matter if you use a compact or top level DSLR camera – you will learn how to take better photographs and how to have fun doing it.

During an initial telephone conversation, your individual photographic needs and interests are discussed. Topics that can be covered during a one-to-one workshop can include:

• What you need to know before you buy a new camera;
• Learn how to use the more creative modes of your camera;
• Understand the basics like metering, focus, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance;
• Take control: the composition in photography;
• Understand the impact of focal length on the narrative of images;
• Learn how the direction and quality of light can transform your photographs;
• Gain confidence behind your camera.

Each seminar can be tailored to suit the individual photographer. You tell us what you want to learn – from macro photography to capturing breathtaking sunset images. Individual workshops are perfect for the beginner wanting to accelerate their skills and more advanced and semi

professional photographers looking to pick up technical shooting principles. Either way, one-to-one events offer learning at your own pace.

Participants need to bring a DSLR or film camera with lenses suitable to cover the intended topics or a high end point and shoot or bridge camera. It is strongly recommended to bring a tripod and cable or remote release. To stay comfortable, sturdy, well broken in walking or hiking shoes and clothing suitable for wet and dry weather conditions are recommended.

Bernd is an award-winning photographer whose career spans more than 30 years. While working as a full-time journalist and on assignments, images and articles appeared in many national and international publications in Germany and Western Europe. He has a passion for documentary and landscape photography and conducts workshops from beginner to Master Class. Bernd is fluent in German and English, instructions will be available in both languages.

If you want to take control of your equipment or wish to accelerate your photographic career, please contact us. Don’t forget to provide a telephone number and email address so that we can discuss your needs.

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August 6th, 2019

"Bernd's Photography is technically superb. Color, clarity and composition stand out to a high level. His images are excellent; the quality of his work is flawless. Bernd is a successful, versatile and well accomplished photographer. I truly enjoy and admire his work."

Maria Gemma June

"Bernd is not only a gifted journalist and writer, he also excels in the art of photography, such a combination is rare. Capturing the right moment and making it look trivial to us proves Ansel Adam in saying 'The single most important component of a camera is twelve inches behind it.' Bernd’s work shows that he is truly a Sensei of the art of Zen on sensitive surfaces."

Olivier Krebs

"Got to say there is so much quality work from Bernd that its a pleasure to look through his stream and enjoy each and every new picture that comes along, well done my friend."

Paul Meldrew

"Bernd is an amazing photographer, his work is of exceptional high quality and beautifully presented. The detail that his photos contain is just outstanding, along with the lighting and colouring, it doesn't matter what he takes a photo of, you are guaranteed to see Nature at its very best. Landscape photography is always difficult to get the right balance of the surrounding views, but Bernd manages it impeccably. In short, he is truly top of his game, and I hope for future years to be able to witness the very best photos of this beautiful Earth, caught by one very talented person.…"

Caroline Green

"I find Bernd's landscape photography truly breathtaking. The colour and the detail in his images, alongside his individual point of views, mark his images out as one of the best regular posters on Flickr. I always look forward to new posts from Bernd, and hope to enjoy his outstanding photography for many more years to come."

Mike Atkinson Photography

"Not only are Bernds' landscapes breathtaking and well-conceived visions of the world he wants us to imagine, but his exceptional skill in processing the images captures and highlights every detail without ever being excessive or unrealistic. I thank him for sharing his magical universe with us and look forward to his continued work."

Cindy Beckett

"I look forward to a Latin American Adventure, where beyond every image there is a brilliant story to tell…"

Alvaro Mendoza Saad