A well-trained eye for over 30 years.


I was about 11 years old when I got a used Olympus OM1, 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>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Gullfoss waterfall, located in the canyon of the Hvítá river in southwest Iceland.</p>
<p>Fullmoon shooting in Arosa, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge at Namib-Naukluft NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Volcano Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>Kyanjing Gompa, Nepal.</p>
<p>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</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>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>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>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </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>St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>New Forest National Park, Southampton, UK</p>
<p>Zurich during Corona lockdown, 2020. Switzerland</p>
<p>Atlas Mountains, Marocco.</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>Chäserugg, Switzerland.</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>Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Volcano Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy.</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>The awesome blossom of Glyzine or Wisterie in Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Wadi Rum, Jordan.</p>
<p>First snow in Zurich in 2018, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Coober Pedi, Australia.</p>
<p>Kyanjin Ri, Langtang, Nepal</p>
<p>Serious soccer game in Hohoe, Voltaregion, Ghana. </p>
<p>A cemetery in Likpe Bakwa, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
Adalaide, Australia
<p>Wadi Rum, Jordan.</p>
<p>Pelican at Walvis Bay, Namibia.</p>
<p>Waldhessen, Germany.</p>
<p>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
<p>Niyama Private Islands, Maldives.</p>
<p>Berlin Treptow, Germany.</p>
<p>Switzerland in winter.<br />Elgg, Switzerland.</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>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Kyanjing Gompa, Langtang, Nepal</p>
<p>Maybe I exaggerated a bit with the pink slider in Lightroom... Pretty nice here in Zurich/Bertastrasse.</p>
<p>A sad story: the Freiburg `Herbstmess` during the Corona Pandemic. 2020.<br />Freiburg, Germany.</p>
On the way to Ouarzazate crossing the Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Marina di Pisa. Tuscany, Italy.</p>
<p>St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Tällistock, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Allotment garden colony. Zurich, Switzerland. </p>
<p>Rainforest nearby Hohoe, Volta Region Ghana.</p>
<p>View from the Siegessäule to the Tiergarten and the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany. </p>
<p>Autumn in the Black Forest near Freiburg, the city where I grew up.<br />Freiburg, Germany.  </p>
<p>Protea sometimes also called sugarbushes, South Africa.</p>
<p>Tremola, St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Sossusvlei, Namibia.</p>
<p>Caumasee, Flims, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Caumasee, Flims, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Mölltaler Gletscher, Kärnten, Austria.</p>
<p>Wrocław (Breslau), Polska.</p>
<p>St. Gotthard pass, 2106 m, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Kaesŏng, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Campsite at Damaraland, Namibia.</p>
<p>3:55 am at Langtang valley, Nepal.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Teufelsbrücke, Andermatt, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>Erongo NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Niyama Private Islands, Maldives</p>
<p>Simon's Town, South Africa.</p>
<p>Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.</p>
<p>Container Terminal Hamburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Giardino Garibaldi Palermo, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>Pyongyang, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>The Sahara Desert at the border region of Algeria and Marocco.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>Bláa Lónið, Iceland</p>
<p>Istanbul is still growing. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Rhône Glacier, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Sardinia, Italy.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the South Atlantic Ocean.</p>
<p>Jebel Kawr, Oman.</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>One of several harbors. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Opal mining in Coober Pedy, Australia. </p>
<p>The other way round. <br />Lüneburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Arosa, Switzerland.</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>One of the big landmarks in Switzerland - the Landwasser Viaduct. <br />Graubünden, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Tällistock, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Off-road is always big fun, like in the Wadi Rum, Jordan.</p>
<p>Langtang NP, Nepal.</p>
<p>Evening mood in the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Rainforest evening mood somewhere in the Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.</p>
<p>Magnolias in Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Abandoned Theme Park, Muscat, Oman.</p>
<p>One of the big landmarks in Switzerland - the Landwasser Viaduct. <br />Graubünden, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Kumasi Market, Ghana. </p>
<p>Fishmarket, Suhar, Oman.</p>
<p>Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Not a shooting star but just as rare to see in the sky at the moment: an airplane. Arosa, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>Masada at the dead sea, Israel.</p>
<p>Coober Pedy, Australia. </p>
<p>Walvis Bay, Namibia.</p>
<p>Arosa, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Flumserberg, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Auberge Kasbah Meteorites, Marocco.</p>
<p>St. George's Chapel (Berschis), Walenstadt, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>The coastline at the Namib desert, Namibia.</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>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>Oryx at Damaraland, Namibia.</p>
<p>The place, where I grew up. Freiburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>The famous Al-Khazneh temple in Petra, Jordan.</p>
<p>Langtang, Nepal</p>
<p>Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>Schloss Schönbrunn, Vienna, Austria.</p>
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