About Ulrike Lukasczyk

While photography always fascinated me I seriously started learning techniques and composition only back in 2016. One of my first sources of learning material and feedback was this group: The Trevor Carpenter PhotoChallenge. Being insatiably curious I dived into all kinds of subjects and techniques until I finally dared to photograph people. That really is what excites me most about photography: capturing real people at the right moment, their personalities, their stories and even their dreams. This is contrasting quite nicely with my day-to-day business. I’ve got an engineering degree in biotechnology and work full time as a scientist in research. At least my husband and two kids also like my photography hobby and encourage me to pursue it, modeling for me or discussing my ideas. We live in a village near Darmstadt in Germany. We like traveling with our Unimog camper (www.derullimog.de) and I also enjoy horseback riding and Yoga. Now I’m very happy and excited to join the admin team of this group and give something back to the community: challenge ideas, encouragement and photography tips. My photos can be found via the search function in the Trevor Carpenter PhotoChallenge group on Facebook, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/mindseyes_ul/ or my portfolio site: https://ulliluke.myportfolio.com.

2021 WEEK 40: Rhythm in Composition

One very potent element of composition is rhythm. Usually it’s hiding in plain sight: One rarely tries to find elements predominantly linked to music in photos. Yet it can be READ MORE →

WEEK 33: Abstract Photography

What makes the charm of abstract photography is that while it looks easy and simple, it is actually really hard to break down our complex environment into simple lines and READ MORE →

WEEK 28: Monochrome (not black & white)

One of my favourite aspects of photography is the use of colour. At first I had to accept that not only candid, spontaneous shots are fun. Carefully planned and arranged READ MORE →

2021 WEEK 23: People / Silhouettes

Expose for the sky Let’s try and combine some technical and creative aspects of photography: We are creating some interesting shots of people’s silhouettes. And with silhouettes I mean real READ MORE →

2021 WEEK 18: Nursery Rhyme

Step back in time This week’s theme is about stepping back time and remember your childhood or the times when your siblings or kids were little. Search your memories or READ MORE →

2021 WEEK 12: Intentionally Blurry

While as photographers we mostly aim for sharpness in our photography (as beginners we struggle with it), it is also a creative choice. There are blurry or completely out-of-focus photos READ MORE →

2021 WEEK 7: Bad Habit

This week we want to depict a bad habit. We are looking at our photography project here from a different angle: Many photographers are eager to show beautiful and positive READ MORE →

2021 WEEK 1: Faceless Portrait

The first theme of the new year is about creating a portrait in a creative way. We are going to capture a situation, a mood or an aspect of a READ MORE →