Our Mission Christmas 2018 is clearly defined: to bring the spirit of Christmas back to planet Earth! And what does that mean? For us, this means returning to values like love, coherence and helpfulness. Finally, driving home to family and close friends, spending time together, looking at old photographs, laughing, cooking, baking and playing together. Could there be anything better?
And honestly, for us, remembering these exact values is the biggest gift that you can give to one another. Why buy lots of expensive presents that are not personal at all and then you still fight with your family and friends throughout Christmas? Not nice… thus, our mission is to bring back love and peace to all people we meet.
POP IMPRESSION – MISSION CHRISTMAS:
The new pop-up area for Christmas month
To bring back the spirit of Christmas, we even hiked up the highest mountain we could find and finally, we did find it and brought it back home, together with some galactic looks and gift ideas from the new POP IMPRESSION – MISSION CHRISTMAS* pop-up area that is open until the 31st of December at Peek & Cloppenburg (There are two independent companies Peek & Cloppenburg in Germany with their headquarters in Düsseldorf and Hamburg. This is a blog post released in cooperation with Peek & Cloppenburg KG, Düsseldorf. Its store locations can be found on peek-cloppenburg.de.) in Düsseldorf, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Vienna.
After all, we DO love giving presents and especially, to our closest friends and family. And if you love giving as much as we do, you might really enjoy our small gift ideas. Because of course, the small and personal gifts are so much more worth than the big, expensive but not at all personal presents. Just remember: Christmas is not mainly about the presents, it is about the idea of GIVING something BACK to the ones you LOVE! And the gift itself merely serves as a symbol for that.
Some galactic outfits for our mission
Of course, we needed a super spacey outfit for our MISSION CHRISTMAS. And we really fell in love with all the cool, space-inspired pieces that can be found on the POP IMPRESSION area: sweatshirts and shirts with NASA-print, planets or rockets, but also nice dresses and tops with glittery fabrics – perfect for the festive season. These are all the fashion partners for this edition:
The perfect small gift for family and friends
As I said, it doesn’t need to be the most expensive present in the world to make family and friends happy. A small but exclusive and personal gift is so much better. These are the lifestyle-brands that can be found at the POP IMPRESSION area and that would make super nice, small gifts for sure:
HOW TO DO ASTRO PHOTOGRAPHY
How to take professional night sky shots?
Hey guys, this is Max. If you liked my photography from the Tenerife night sky in this article and if you maybe wanna try to photograph the night sky yourself some day, here some some useful hints on how to to astro photography.
1. Choose a clear night, no clouds. This sounds logical but it is also super important. In Tenerife, we went up to 2000 meters so we were above the clouds. That’s also a good possibility.
2. To be able to see – and subsequently photograph – lots of stars, you need to check that there is as little light pollution as possible around you. Try to drive as far away from any city as possible, ideally on a hill or mountain, and also try to avoid nights with a full moon as this will shine too brightly.
3. A tripod and a remote trigger are super important so that the camera won’t shake while taking a picture. After all, you’ll have to photograph with a long exposure. In my case, around 15 seconds.
4. The lens (of course, a wide angle one so that you’ll have as many stars as possible in your picture) should be turned to “infinite” on manual focus.
5. The ISO (the photosensitivity) should be set at 1600 or smaller, depending on your sensor. A full frame sensor can be used at ISO 800.
6. Now you can start. Do remember to take along some hot tea and warm clothing and then, enjoy taking incredible ASTRO PHOTOGRPAPHY. After all, your camera sees more than the human eye. Start turning night into day!