** 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... ;)
- The New**Perfection In Pictures** ( Open) 44,653 photos, 3,762 members
- "Les Portraits Du Monde" (Obligatoire : P1/C3 !!) 17,680 photos, 1,165 members
- ! Wind Sand and Stars / La Terre Des Hommes / Invitation only 858 photos, 88 members
- Finest Platinum / (admin-invited) 2,804 photos, 386 members
- Photo in the World 6,402 photos, 241 members
- **Galleria d'Arte INVITE THREAD No Flowers/AWARD 2,JOIN US ! 3,540 photos, 362 members
- ! !^Opera Premiere Gallery of Honour 14,854 photos, 1,224 members
- Finest Gold / (admin-invited) 3,993 photos, 522 members
- Portraits exquis-(ADMIN INVITE ONLY) 4,919 photos, 551 members
- **Optical Excellence** The Very Best Level 2 ~ Post 1 Award 3 51,531 photos, 3,302 members
- Global Photojournalism; Protest, Culture, and News 624,592 photos, 45,926 members
- Creative! - Exceptional Gallery! ~~(Level 3)~~ 13,246 photos, 922 members
- Creative! - Admirable Gallery! ~~(Level 2)~~ 19,380 photos, 1,017 members
- Creative! (Invite Only)~~(Level 1)~~ 23,810 photos, 2,275 members
- Emphoka.com - International Collective of Emerging Photographers 191,114 photos, 2,384 members
- The Arche Noah Project / Black & White 9,134 photos, 203 members
- The Imperial Gallery (CLOSED) 1,594 photos, 360 members
- ! ! !"Creme de la Crème Lev1 P1/A2/F2 78,633 photos, 1,831 members
- Chariots of Artists - Invite Group - Post 1 Image Award 3 Images 169,203 photos, 8,302 members
- !* Be My Guest ლ By invitation... 5,098 photos, 391 members
- **Masterclass Elite** Invite Only Post 1-Award 3 34,094 photos, 2,035 members
- MONUMENT 66,467 photos, 2,319 members
- Textures Only (Creative Commons Textures Only) 13,383 photos, 3,975 members
- Textures for All 2,599 photos, 821 members
- Digital Fotografie Gruppe 4,437 photos, 110 members
- Herzogtum-Lauenburg 112 photos, 7 members
- RUNNING LANDSCAPES 125,429 photos, 4,792 members
- L 3 - Magic in Black & White ~ 2 P-4 A PLEASE AWARD! 1,659 photos, 608 members
- L 2 - Magic in Black & White ~ 2 P = 4 A PLEASE AWARD 4,092 photos, 1,234 members
- 52MONOCHROME 3,087 photos, 165 members
- Illuminations in Black and White 21,329 photos, 1,699 members
- Temporarely closed 98,742 photos, 6,712 members
- 4U 8,121 photos, 125 members
- "MA GALERIE SPECIALE**Sur invitation seulement** 9,536 photos, 428 members
- Black Square 1,872 photos, 194 members
- Reality / dream and fantasy 2,406 photos, 149 members
- Gallery de la Gravure /p1 /A2/~~ 3,771 photos, 478 members
- CONTRASTS 4U 1,641 photos, 77 members
- # # # EXOTIC IMAGE (ADM. INVITE) post 1 per day only 51,073 photos, 1,821 members
- IMAGE EXCELLENCE 36,817 photos, 1,117 members
- Petit Musée de Kurt Peiser/ by Admin Invite Only /p1/A3 9,099 photos, 775 members
- **The New Masterclass** Level 1 *Admin Invite Only* P1- A3 40,474 photos, 2,113 members
- Quadrado / No flowers,no children,no frames 27,600 photos, 853 members
- Kurt Peiser Gallery*by Admin/Mod invite Only*P1-C3 27,818 photos, 1,501 members
- **Optical Excellence** ( Admin Invite Only ) 106,283 photos, 5,813 members
- LANDSCAPES 4U 2,073 photos, 111 members
- kwerfeldein: ausblick 96,359 photos, 4,669 members
- Nature Poetry (by admin approval) Post 1 ~ Comment 2 8,592 photos, 1,551 members
- Today´s Specials* 2,237 photos, 115 members
- Portraits Fantastique - MUST IMMEDIATELY GIVE 1 AWARD 19,865 photos, 4,985 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