** 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 851 photos, 88 members
- Finest Platinum / By Invitation 2,624 photos, 376 members
- Photo in the World 5,589 photos, 212 members
- **Galleria d'Arte INVITE THREAD No Flowers/AWARD 2 ** 2,706 photos, 317 members
- ! !^Opera Premiere Gallery of Honour 14,339 photos, 1,192 members
- Finest Gold / By Invitation 3,792 photos, 519 members
- Portraits exquis-(ADMIN INVITE ONLY) 4,919 photos, 554 members
- **Optical Excellence** The Very Best Level 2 ~ Post 1 Award 3 50,239 photos, 3,224 members
- Global Photojournalism; Protest, Culture, and News 622,771 photos, 45,658 members
- Creative! - Exceptional Gallery! ~~(Level 3)~~ 12,647 photos, 864 members
- Creative! - Admirable Gallery! ~~(Level 2)~~ 17,864 photos, 958 members
- Creative! (Invite Only)~~(Level 1)~~ 21,813 photos, 2,222 members
- Emphoka.com - International Collective of Emerging Photographers 186,526 photos, 2,384 members
- The Arche Noah Project / Black & White 8,791 photos, 203 members
- The Imperial Gallery 1,623 photos, 368 members
- ! ! !"Creme de la Crème Lev1 P1/A2/F2 76,648 photos, 1,815 members
- Chariots of Artists - Invite Group - Post 1 Image Award 3 Images 169,460 photos, 8,332 members
- !* Be My Guest ლ By invitation... 5,094 photos, 391 members
- **Masterclass Elite** Invite Only Post 1-Award 3 32,713 photos, 2,008 members
- MONUMENT 63,711 photos, 2,331 members
- Textures Only (Creative Commons Textures Only) 13,388 photos, 3,992 members
- Textures for All 2,454 photos, 808 members
- Digital Fotografie Gruppe 3,870 photos, 103 members
- Herzogtum-Lauenburg 112 photos, 7 members
- RUNNING LANDSCAPES 121,421 photos, 4,781 members
- L 3 - Magic in Black & White ~ 2 P-4 A PLEASE AWARD! 1,671 photos, 611 members
- L 2 - Magic in Black & White ~ 2 P = 4 A PLEASE AWARD 4,121 photos, 1,241 members
- 52MONOCHROME 3,059 photos, 162 members
- Illuminations in Black and White 20,903 photos, 1,674 members
- Temporarely closed 99,018 photos, 6,729 members
- 4U 8,191 photos, 126 members
- "MA GALERIE SPECIALE**Sur invitation seulement** 8,862 photos, 402 members
- Black Square 1,820 photos, 186 members
- Reality / dream and fantasy 2,413 photos, 150 members
- Gallery de la Gravure /p1 /A2/~~ 3,739 photos, 477 members
- CONTRASTS 4U 1,630 photos, 80 members
- # # # EXOTIC IMAGE (ADM. INVITE) post 1 per day only 48,568 photos, 1,816 members
- IMAGE EXCELLENCE 36,389 photos, 1,107 members
- Petit Musée de Kurt Peiser/ by Admin Invite Only /p1/A3 8,970 photos, 776 members
- **The New Masterclass** Level 1 *Admin Invite Only* P1- A3 38,506 photos, 2,072 members
- Quadrado / No flowers,no children,no frames 26,042 photos, 841 members
- Kurt Peiser Gallery*by Admin/Mod invite Only*P1-C3 27,405 photos, 1,495 members
- **Optical Excellence** ( Admin Invite Only ) 101,625 photos, 5,707 members
- LANDSCAPES 4U 2,105 photos, 113 members
- kwerfeldein: ausblick 94,245 photos, 4,660 members
- Nature Poetry (by admin approval) Post 1 ~ Comment 2 8,246 photos, 1,526 members
- Today´s Specials* 2,238 photos, 115 members
- Portraits Fantastique - MUST IMMEDIATELY GIVE 1 AWARD 20,032 photos, 4,974 members
- LA GALERIE DE LUCIE**+50Faves. 6,650 photos, 320 members
- !Portfolio of People (HIGH QUALITY, ADMIN MODERATED p1/c2) 222,596 photos, 6,108 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