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>Feathers of a white peacock.</p>
<p>Oryx at Damaraland, Namibia.</p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>A Cheetah mother lets her cubs eat first after a successful hunt of an Impala, South Africa.</p>
<p>A weber bird building his nest, South Africa.</p>
<p>Etosha NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>The Siberian tiger or Amur tiger is native to the Russian Far East, Northeast China, and possibly North Korea.</p>
<p>Evening mood in the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Two rhinos in the sunset in the South African Savannah, South Africa.</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>

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>A Baby-Southern Right Whale (±10-15 tons!) is fooling around in Gansbaai, South Africa. </p>
<p>The European lynx.</p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>The two stooges at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Red Kite, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Kestrel in Switzerland</p>
<p>A giraffe in the South African Savannah, South Africa.</p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>The three stooges of the Swiss alps.</p>
<p>Woomera, Australia.</p>
<p>Snapshot of a yellow-billed hornbill (Toko) at Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>The place, where I grew up. Freiburg, Germany.</p>
<p>One of the most beautiful birds on earth, a lilac-breasted roller at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Pogona (aka. bearded dragon), Australia.</p>
<p>The lovely bright voice of the robin is a real sign of spring. </p>
<p>Kingfisher, Switzerland, 2021</p>
<p>A zebra with her calf at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Grumpy dude, Australia.</p>
<p>Kingfisher, Switzerland, 2021.</p>
<p>Pelican at Walvis Bay, Namibia.</p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Walvis Bay, Namibia.</p>
<p>Big brother is watching you. <br />Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>At the Olifantsbad waterhole at Etosha NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Unfortunately, the migratory patterns of the storks have changed. This picture was taken in February. </p>
<p>A chaffinch at lunch. Switzerland.</p>
<p>Himalayan vulture (Gyps himalayensis) or Himalayan griffon vulture.</p>
<p>Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>At the great pyramids of Giza, Egypt.</p>
<p>The squad arrives at the Olifantsbad waterhole at Etosha NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Boulders Beach Penguin Colony (Simon's Town), South Africa.</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>Encounters at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Himalayan vulture (Gyps himalayensis) or Himalayan griffon vulture.</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 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>The panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) is a species of chameleon found in the eastern and northern parts of Madagascar.</p>
<p>Thousands of white small jellyfish in Bosporus, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>A curious Rock Hyrax at Erongo NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>A brown snake at Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Red Kite, Switzerland.</p>
<p>A Secretarybird at the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
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