** WELCOME **
I am a German photographer living near Hamburg.
*CONTACTS* - Sorry to say but i am a bad contact. I just can't keep up with the vast numbers of the Flickr universe. I have seen people use different strategies but haven't found a suitable one for me. I just don't want to fave everything i see or write vacuous comments. So chances are that i will not revisit visitors. But be assured that if i write a comment i really mean it.
*FAVORITS* - I rarely fave images - which does not mean that i don't like them. But since the beginning i have considered my favorites as a collection of pictures that peculiarly touched me in some way or the other. A private place for me to start dreaming...
*COPYRIGHT* - Most of my photos have a Creative Commons copyright which means you can use them for non-commercial purpose if you set a link back to my stream.
Some pictures, however, stand strictly under full copyright - no use in any way without my permission. Please accept this.
*EQUIPMENT* - I started my Flickr account with a small Nikon Coolpix 5400. 2010 i bought a Canon EOS 7D and later the EOS 5D Mark iii.
With this i use these lenses: EF 16-35mm f/4, EF 70-200mm f/4, Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art.
*FLICKR* - You are great, really! From the day i started i have learnt so much from you! And i am thankful for your audience, too.
*GROUPS* - I am admin of the Black Pearls, a group for high quality black-and-white photography.
*How it began...*
On Top of the World photographed 1978 high up in the Himalayas. Ever since my favorite good mood maker :)
Lost Souls (gold) was my first picture on Flickr to get some comments and group invitations.
Food of Love found the most attention ever. 2012 it was selected among 50 others for the public exhibition of the International Istanbul Photo Contest.
And btw - it was shot with the Nikon Coolpix... ;)
- ! Wind Sand and Stars / La Terre Des Hommes / Invitation only 829 photos, 85 members
- Finest Platinum / (admin-invited only) 2,537 photos, 375 members
- Photo in the World 5,103 photos, 184 members
- **Galleria d'Arte INVITE THREAD No Flowers/AWARD 2 , PLEASE ! 1,897 photos, 279 members
- ! !^Opera Premiere Gallery of Honour 13,880 photos, 1,165 members
- Finest Gold / (admin-invited only) 3,701 photos, 503 members
- Portraits exquis-(ADMIN INVITE ONLY) 4,930 photos, 558 members
- **Optical Excellence** The Very Best Level 2 ~ Post 1 Award 3 48,410 photos, 3,133 members
- Global Photojournalism; Protest, Culture, and News 622,503 photos, 45,527 members
- Creative! - Exceptionally Gallery! ~~(Level 3)~~ 11,917 photos, 806 members
- Creative! - Admirable Gallery! ~~(Level 2)~~ 16,434 photos, 891 members
- Creative! (Invite Only)~~(Level 1)~~ 19,990 photos, 2,155 members
- Emphoka.com - International Collective of Emerging Photographers 182,608 photos, 2,381 members
- The Arche Noah Project / Black & White 8,478 photos, 204 members
- The Imperial Gallery 1,500 photos, 354 members
- ! ! !"Creme de la Crème Lev1 P1/A2/F2 75,547 photos, 1,808 members
- Chariots of Artists - Invite Group - Post 1 Image Award 3 Images 170,550 photos, 8,388 members
- !* Be My Guest ლ By invitation... 5,090 photos, 393 members
- **Masterclass Elite** Invite Only Post 1-Award 3 31,907 photos, 1,987 members
- MONUMENT 61,621 photos, 2,349 members
- Textures Only (Creative Commons Textures Only) 13,408 photos, 4,019 members
- Textures for All 2,373 photos, 799 members
- Digital Fotografie Gruppe 3,491 photos, 99 members
- Herzogtum-Lauenburg 112 photos, 7 members
- RUNNING LANDSCAPES 117,281 photos, 4,789 members
- L 3 - Magic in Black & White ~ 2 P-4 A PLEASE AWARD! 1,703 photos, 616 members
- L 2 - Magic in Black & White ~ 2 P = 4 A PLEASE AWARD 4,139 photos, 1,242 members
- 52MONOCHROME 3,038 photos, 162 members
- Illuminations in Black and White 20,638 photos, 1,660 members
- Temporarely closed 99,427 photos, 6,777 members
- 4U 8,071 photos, 128 members
- "MA GALERIE SPECIALE**Sur invitation seulement** 7,883 photos, 338 members
- Black Square 1,771 photos, 183 members
- Reality / dream and fantasy 2,421 photos, 150 members
- Gallery de la Gravure /p1 /A2/~~ 3,645 photos, 476 members
- CONTRASTS 4U 1,677 photos, 82 members
- EXOTIC IMAGE ( ADM. INVITED ONLY ) P1/ C3. 46,342 photos, 1,793 members
- IMAGE EXCELLENCE (Please read Administrator's notice) 36,184 photos, 1,109 members
- Petit Musée de Kurt Peiser/ by Admin Invite Only /p1/A3 8,763 photos, 776 members
- **The New Masterclass** Level 1 *Admin Invite Only* P1- A3 37,290 photos, 2,051 members
- Quadrado / No flowers,no children,no frames 24,714 photos, 818 members
- Kurt Peiser Gallery*by Admin/Mod invite Only*P1-C3 26,743 photos, 1,485 members
- **Optical Excellence** ( Admin Invite Only ) 98,976 photos, 5,600 members
- LANDSCAPES 4U 2,080 photos, 115 members
- kwerfeldein: ausblick 92,719 photos, 4,672 members
- Nature Poetry (by admin approval) Post 1 ~ Comment 2 7,847 photos, 1,490 members
- Art within Portraits ~ mostly people face P1/C2 (by Invite Only 3,291 photos, 777 members
- Today´s Specials* 2,229 photos, 116 members
- Portraits Fantastique - MUST IMMEDIATELY GIVE 1 AWARD 20,155 photos, 4,977 members
- LA GALERIE DE LUCIE**+50Faves. 6,078 photos, 283 members
"I've been meaning to do this for a while. Collin deserves it.
Collin is the kind of photographer that pays attention to details. Not only in his own work, but also when giving feedback and recommendations to others. And even when the comments aren't all roses, his humour and happy being makes everything seem fine. And that is the only constructive way to criticize other peoples work. In fact, Collin is a nice guy - he's a nice guy, and a very good mate.
When it comes down to photography, Collin is clever. Whether it is regarding choosing the right location, technique or editing, everything just seems to turn out stunning. Critique he handles equally as well, always improving.
I'm proud to have you among my friends, Collin."
November 27th, 2009
- Collin Key
- July 2008
- Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
- I am:
- depends on how i wake up
- Collin Key
- info [at] collin-key.com