Olaf Otto Becker

Fri, June 16, 2017, 4–8pm
Location: Fotografie Forum Frankfurt
Registration deadline: June 02, 2017

Olaf Otto Becker

Olaf Otto Becker © Michaela Refior


Photo: Tasiussaq 3, 07/2006 73°22‘09” N, 56°04’56” W, from the series Broken Line, Greenland 2006 © Olaf Otto Becker


Photo: Augpilagtoq, 07/2005 70°39’01” N, 51°05’50” W, from the series Broken Line, Greenland 2005 © Olaf Otto Becker

How do I get my photos as close to the original colours as possible? Which adjustments and settings will bring me closer to this ideal? Colour management is a complex and challenging matter. Some colours are good and others appear distorted. Some colour spaces are better suited to working with digital photography and others less so. Olaf Otto Becker (*1959) is devoting a complete workshop to the subject of colour. In this workshop the internationally renown landscape photographer will discuss with the participants what role bits and bytes play in colour depth and space, how to avoid colour mistakes and how colours can be corrected.

Olaf Otto Becker (*1959 in Travemünde) studied communication design in Augsburg with a focus on conception and photography. He then completed an additional course of study in political science and philosophy at Munich’s LMU.

Olaf Otto Becker has frequently exhibited in Europe, the USA, as well as in Asia. His first illustrated book, Under the Nordic Light (Schaden publishers), was nominated for the renowned Rencontres D’Arles Book Award. Becker designs his books himself and is involved in all phases of production. He also makes the prints and frames for his exhibitions in his studio. His Broken Line photo book (Hatje Cantz publishers with a foreword by Gerry Badger) was awarded the 2008 German Photo Book Prize. Also published by Hatje Cantz are the Above Zero, Under the Nordic Light – A Journey through Time and, most recently, Reading the Landscape series.