A well-trained eye for over 30 years.


I was about 11 years old when I got a used Olympus OM, and 3 black and white films from my aunty in the mid-80s, I was ultimately enthusiastic about photography itself.
Years later, during my design and communication studies, I found the right professional approach to photography in the obligatory photography classes. 
The Olympus eventually became a Canon EOS 50E. Since then, I have been loyal to Canon for over 20 years.
Since 2012, my loving wife's wedding present was a Leica X2, which showed me that there is another league as well in the (photography)-cosmos.
For more than 2 years another toy was added to my toolbox - a Mavic Pro 2 from DJI. Such a fun and great gimmick.

Photography was, is, and will always be the main focus of my leisure time activities just capturing the fleeting moment. This also helps me in my work in the experience economy and marketing in general.

<p>Walvis Bay, Namibia.</p>
<p>A giraffe in the South African Savannah, South Africa.</p>
<p>A Baby-Southern Right Whale (±10-15 tons!) is fooling around in Gansbaai, South Africa. </p>
<p>Unfortunately, the migratory patterns of the storks have changed. This picture was taken in February. </p>
<p>Himalayan vulture (Gyps himalayensis) or Himalayan griffon vulture.</p>
<p>Big brother is watching you. <br />Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Evening mood in the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>A Cheetah mother lets her cubs eat first after a successful hunt of an Impala, South Africa.</p>
<p>Snapshot of a yellow-billed hornbill (Toko) at Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>A weber bird building his nest, South Africa.</p>
<p>Two rhinos in the sunset in the South African Savannah, South Africa.</p>

EQUIPMENT.

 

Take a look into my tool-box.


But please don't think that I always carry all this stuff with me. Usually, I limit myself to one camera and - depending on the location - the DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone. The big toys (Canon EOS R6 + lenses) I only take along on explicit journeys or jobs.

Key learning: Good strong lenses are more important than a body. Period.

Cam-Bodies:

  • Canon EOS R6
  • DJI Mavic Pro2 + DJI Smart Controller
  • DJI Osmo Pocket 60p, 4K
  • Leica X2


Lenses:

  • Canon R-Mount Adapter
  • Canon EF 50 mm, f/1.4
  • Canon EF 35 mm, f/1.4
  • Canon EF 70 - 200 mm f/2.8 L IS
  • Canon EF 70 - 300 mm f/4.0-5.6 L IS USM
  • Canon EF-S 18 - 135mm f/3.5 - 5.6 IS USM
  • Multi-layer Coated Lens Filter ND4 ND8 ND16 ND32 UV CPL


Tripods:

  • Manfrotto Stativ Compact Light
  • Joby GorillaPod 3K Kit


Cases/Bags:

  • Herschel Rucksack Classic, Little America
  • Tineer water-resistant DJI Mavic Pro2 drone body Case
  • Tineer water-resistant DJI Smart Controller Case


Plus a few more photographic toys, tools, and gadgets to have fun with, like my DIY kit of a pinhole camera (wide-angle 6 x 6 – you can see the results at the bw-section) for analog medium format development, several lightboxes, and flashlights, or further filters and converters.

<p>Himalayan vulture (Gyps himalayensis) or Himalayan griffon vulture.</p>
<p>Encounters at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>The Siberian tiger or Amur tiger is native to the Russian Far East, Northeast China, and possibly North Korea.</p>
<p>Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>A brown snake at Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Red Kite, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>The three stooges of the Swiss alps.</p>
<p>Pogona (aka. bearded dragon), Australia.</p>
<p>Grumpy dude, Australia.</p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Kingfisher, Switzerland, 2021</p>
<p>A Secretarybird at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>A chaffinch at lunch. Switzerland.</p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>The squad arrives at the Olifantsbad waterhole at Etosha NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>The two stooges at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>The European lynx.</p>
<p>Etosha NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>The lovely bright voice of the robin is a real sign of spring. </p>
<p>Redback spider also known as the Australian black widow is one of the highly venomous spiders in the world.<br />Sydney, Australia.</p>
<p>A curious Rock Hyrax at Erongo NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>The place, where I grew up. Freiburg, Germany.</p>
<p>A red kite is circling over our house in Zurich. As a notoriously impatient person, I am then grateful to be able to have a home office right now.</p>
<p>Bambi</p>
<p>Woomera, Australia.</p>
<p>Feathers of a white peacock.</p>
<p>Oryx at Damaraland, Namibia.</p>
<p>At the Olifantsbad waterhole at Etosha NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Pelican at Walvis Bay, Namibia.</p>
<p>Red Kite, Switzerland.</p>
<p>A zebra with her calf at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Boulders Beach Penguin Colony (Simon's Town), South Africa.</p>
<p>Kestrel in Switzerland</p>
<p>A sheep on the soccer field while playing a serious match. <br />A fully normal thing in Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>The panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) is a species of chameleon found in the eastern and northern parts of Madagascar.</p>
<p>Kingfisher, Switzerland, 2021.</p>
<p>It has not yet been finally discussed whether my dear wife took this picture with my camera, or I... therefore, in case of doubt (and for my own safety): Picture Credits to Seda Sirin and myself.<br />Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Thousands of white small jellyfish in Bosporus, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>At the great pyramids of Giza, Egypt.</p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>One of the most beautiful birds on earth, a lilac-breasted roller at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>The panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) is a species of chameleon found in the eastern and northern parts of Madagascar.</p>
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