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.

WEEK 15: People Walking Past Walls

This week’s theme is pretty simple: Please capture a person walking past a wall. And yes – of course, you can apply some photography guidelines to make the photo more interesting: READ MORE →

2022 WEEK 8: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly or Grain/Noise in Photography

Crank up your ISO and let’s play in low light! Once again it’s time to dive into a bit of a technical challenge and get to know your cameras a READ MORE →

2022 WEEK 3: Cutlery Photography

On our side of the globe we certainly expect bad weather in early January therefore I found an indoor theme: cutlery photography. While I’m not sure if it’s an official READ MORE →

2021 WEEK 51: Christmas Stories

Childhood memories or modern stories Yes, once again it’s THIS time of the year. Many people (though of course not all) are busy preparing for Christmas. Children count the days READ MORE →

2021 WEEK 45: Tiny Stories

an indoor type of PhotoChallenge As you might have noticed I really like stories and storytelling in photos. Sometimes you can do this on a larger scale and sometimes – READ MORE →

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 →