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>Erongo NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Marina di Pisa. Tuscany, Italy.</p>
<p>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
<p>Teufelsbrücke, Andermatt, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Kyanjing Gompa, Langtang, Nepal</p>
<p>Pelican at Walvis Bay, Namibia.</p>
<p>The famous Al-Khazneh temple in Petra, Jordan.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Walvis Bay, Namibia.</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>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Unfortunately, not everyone sees the uniqueness of the last remaining wonder of the world. At the Great Pyramids in Giza, Egypt.</p>
<p>Venice with my pinhole camera. </p>
<p>This picture is 1 of 9 (!) pictures I took during my whole stay in Venice in 1999. </p>
<p>I know it sounds silly to take only 9 pictures in total, but the thousands of mobile phone pictures you take nowadays don't look any better. </p>
<p>Tremola, St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Istanbul is still growing. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Langtang, Nepal</p>
<p>Not a shooting star but just as rare to see in the sky at the moment: an airplane. Arosa, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Kaesŏng, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>Venice with my pinhole camera. </p>
<p>This picture is 1 of 9 (!) pictures I took during my whole stay in Venice in 1999. </p>
<p>I know it sounds silly to take only 9 pictures in total, but the thousands of mobile phone pictures you take nowadays don't look any better. </p>
<p>Giardino Garibaldi Palermo, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>Berlin Treptow, Germany.</p>
<p>Two rhinos in the sunset in the South African Savannah, South Africa.</p>
<p>St. George's Chapel (Berschis), Walenstadt, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.</p>
<p>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
<p>Auberge Kasbah Meteorites, Marocco.</p>
<p>Full spring time. Our neighbor's magnolia tree in front of his somewhat difficult (#notaste) wall color, makes the flowers really shine even brighter.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Masada at the dead sea, Israel.</p>
<p>Maybe I exaggerated a bit with the pink slider in Lightroom... Pretty nice here in Zurich/Bertastrasse.</p>
<p>Switzerland in winter.<br />Elgg, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Magnolias in Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Roundabout in Dubai, UAE</p>
<p>Coober Pedi, Australia.</p>
<p>Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>Opal mining in Coober Pedy, Australia. </p>
<p>Bláa Lónið, Iceland</p>
<p>One of the big landmarks in Switzerland - the Landwasser Viaduct. <br />Graubünden, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Kumasi Market, Ghana. </p>
<p>The desert takes back the city of Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>Autumn in the Black Forest near Freiburg, the city where I grew up.<br />Freiburg, Germany.  </p>
<p>'Monte Kali' near Heringen, 2020, Germany.<br />A Monte Kali, Kaliberg, or Kalimandscharo is the colloquial term for several slag heaps in Germany, which consists of spoil from potash salt production.</p>
<p>Mölltaler Gletscher, Kärnten, Austria.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Autumn in the Black Forest near Freiburg, the city where I grew up.<br />Freiburg, Germany.  </p>
<p>The coastline at Barton on Sea, UK.</p>
<p>The other way round. <br />Lüneburg, Germany.</p>
<p>The ghost village of Al Madam, Sharja, UAE.</p>
<p>Sossusvlei, Namibia.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Tällistock, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The impressive panorama of the Swiss Alps. Although it has been seen hundreds of times... especially here on Insta,... but still fascinating and beautiful. Arosa, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Arosa, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Kyanjing Gompa, Nepal.</p>
<p>Mirador Es Colomer in Mallorca, Spain.</p>
<p>Sirius - the brightest star in our solar system shines above the Swiss Alps. The clear starry sky allows the beautiful scene of light and shadow on the mountain peaks. Arosa, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The villas of Nad Al Sheba in Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.</p>
<p>The place, where I grew up. Freiburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Container Terminal Hamburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Coober Pedy, Australia. </p>
<p>The awesome blossom of Glyzine or Wisterie in Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>In 2007 I crossed the border between Israel and Jordan on foot. <br />This is what no man's land (the area between these two borders) looks like. </p>
<p>The great pyramids of Giza, Egypt.</p>
<p>Venice with my pinhole camera. </p>
<p>This picture is 1 of 9 (!) pictures I took during my whole stay in Venice in 1999. </p>
<p>I know it sounds silly to take only 9 pictures in total, but the thousands of mobile phone pictures you take nowadays don't look any better. </p>
<p>Wrocław (Breslau), Polska.</p>
<p>Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge at Namib-Naukluft NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Gullfoss waterfall, located in the canyon of the Hvítá river in southwest Iceland.</p>
<p>Niyama Private Islands, Maldives.</p>
<p>Arosa/Lenzerheide, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Sardinia, Italy.</p>
<p>A sad story: the Freiburg `Herbstmess` during the Corona Pandemic. 2020.<br />Freiburg, Germany.</p>
<p>View on the top of the Cheops Pyramid in Giza, Egypt.</p>
<p>View from the top of the Rigi, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Waldhessen, Germany.</p>
<p>At the beach at Wilderness, South Africa.</p>
<p>Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Langtang NP, Nepal.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Arosa, Switzerland.</p>
<p>New Forest National Park, Southampton, UK</p>
<p>The Milky way with the Southern star, South Africa.</p>
<p>Fullmoon shooting in Arosa, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Pyongyang, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>The great pyramids of Giza, Egypt.</p>
<p>Abandoned Theme Park, Muscat, Oman.</p>
<p>Allotment garden colony. Zurich, Switzerland. </p>
<p>First snow in Zurich in 2018, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Atlas Mountains, Marocco.</p>
<p>The most southern point of Africa, Kap Agulhas, South Africa.</p>
<p>View from the top of the Rigi, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>A cemetery in Likpe Bakwa, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Kyanjin Ri, Langtang, Nepal</p>
<p>Chäserugg, Switzerland.</p>
<p>St. Gotthard pass, 2106 m, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The ghost village of Al Madam, Sharja, UAE.</p>
<p>Campsite at Damaraland, Namibia.</p>
<p>Protea sometimes also called sugarbushes, South Africa.</p>
<p>Sirius - the brightest star in our solar system shines above the Swiss Alps. The clear starry sky allows the beautiful scene of light and shadow on the mountain peaks. Arosa, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
<p>St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Zurich during Corona lockdown, 2020. Switzerland</p>
<p>Volcano Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>Schloss Schönbrunn, Vienna, Austria.</p>
<p>The Sky on a random day in Mallorca, Spain.</p>
Adalaide, Australia
<p>The ghost village of Al Madam, Sharja, UAE.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>3:55 am at Langtang valley, Nepal.</p>
<p>'Monte Kali' near Heringen, 2020, Germany.<br />A Monte Kali, Kaliberg, or Kalimandscharo is the colloquial term for several slag heaps in Germany, which consists of spoil from potash salt production.</p>
<p>05:32 at Kenton-on-Sea, South Africa.</p>
<p>Fishmarket, Suhar, Oman.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>The ghost village of Al Madam, Sharja, UAE.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>The ghost village of Al Madam, Sharja, UAE.</p>
<p>Rainforest nearby Hohoe, Volta Region Ghana.</p>
<p>St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>View from the Siegessäule to the Tiergarten and the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany. </p>
<p>Flumserberg, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Tällistock, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Volcano Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>The Sahara Desert at the border region of Algeria and Marocco.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the South Atlantic Ocean.</p>
<p>One of the big landmarks in Switzerland - the Landwasser Viaduct. <br />Graubünden, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Caumasee, Flims, Switzerland.</p>
<p>St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The coastline at the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>One of several harbors. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.</p>
<p>Rainforest evening mood somewhere in the Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>The villas of Nad Al Sheba in Dubai, UAE</p>
On the way to Ouarzazate crossing the Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
<p>The ghost village of Al Madam, Sharja, UAE.</p>
<p>Evening mood in the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Wadi Rum, Jordan.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Serious soccer game in Hohoe, Voltaregion, Ghana. </p>
<p>Mirador Es Colomer in Mallorca, Spain.</p>
<p>Oryx at Damaraland, Namibia.</p>
<p>Caumasee, Flims, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Rhône Glacier, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Wadi Rum, Jordan.</p>
<p>Simon's Town, South Africa.</p>
<p>Jebel Kawr, Oman.</p>
<p>Roundabout in Dubai, UAE </p>
<p>Niyama Private Islands, Maldives</p>
<p>Off-road is always big fun, like in the Wadi Rum, Jordan.</p>
<p>At the great pyramids of Giza, Egypt.</p>
<p>The highest mountain in eastern Switzerland, the Säntis, even if only 2502m high, but with an exceptional view of the surrounding Alps. </p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Seoul, South Korea.</p>
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