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>05:32 at Kenton-on-Sea, South Africa.</p>
<p>Sardinia, Italy.</p>
<p>Niyama Private Islands, Maldives</p>
<p>Teufelsbrücke, Andermatt, Switzerland.</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>Not a shooting star but just as rare to see in the sky at the moment: an airplane. Arosa, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Evening mood in the Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.</p>
<p>The villas of Nad Al Sheba in Dubai, UAE.</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>Unfortunately, not everyone sees the uniqueness of the last remaining wonder of the world. At the Great Pyramids in Giza, Egypt.</p>
<p>Abandoned Theme Park, Muscat, Oman.</p>
<p>Volcano Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Chäserugg, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Autumn in the Black Forest near Freiburg, the city where I grew up.<br />Freiburg, Germany.  </p>
<p>Mirador Es Colomer in Mallorca, Spain.</p>
<p>New Forest National Park, Southampton, UK</p>
<p>Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Arosa/Lenzerheide, Switzerland.</p>
<p>One of the big landmarks in Switzerland - the Landwasser Viaduct. <br />Graubünden, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Oryx at Damaraland, Namibia.</p>
<p>The great pyramids of Giza, Egypt.</p>
<p>St. George's Chapel (Berschis), Walenstadt, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Kumasi Market, Ghana. </p>
<p>Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>Arosa, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Bláa Lónið, Iceland</p>
<p>Sossusvlei, Namibia.</p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Kaesŏng, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Magnolias in Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Langtang, Nepal</p>
<p>Coober Pedi, Australia.</p>
<p>The most southern point of Africa, Kap Agulhas, South Africa.</p>
<p>Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.</p>
<p>The Milky way with the Southern star, South Africa.</p>
<p>Istanbul is still growing. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>The place, where I grew up. Freiburg, Germany.</p>
<p>One of the big landmarks in Switzerland - the Landwasser Viaduct. <br />Graubünden, Switzerland.</p>
<p>St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Erongo NP, Namibia.</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>The awesome blossom of Glyzine or Wisterie in Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>View from the top of the Rigi, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The famous Al-Khazneh temple in Petra, Jordan.</p>
<p>Pyongyang, D.P.R.K.</p>
<p>View on the top of the Cheops Pyramid in Giza, Egypt.</p>
<p>Off-road is always big fun, like in the Wadi Rum, Jordan.</p>
<p>Volcano Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>The Sahara Desert at the border region of Algeria and Marocco.</p>
<p>A sad story: the Freiburg `Herbstmess` during the Corona Pandemic. 2020.<br />Freiburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Rainforest evening mood somewhere in the Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>The Sky on a random day in Mallorca, Spain.</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>
Adalaide, Australia
<p>Pelican at Walvis Bay, Namibia.</p>
<p>The ghost village of Al Madam, Sharja, UAE.</p>
<p>The ghost village of Al Madam, Sharja, UAE.</p>
<p>The ghost village of Al Madam, Sharja, UAE.</p>
<p>Campsite at Damaraland, Namibia.</p>
<p>Mölltaler Gletscher, Kärnten, Austria.</p>
<p>Kyanjing Gompa, Langtang, Nepal</p>
<p>Flumserberg, Switzerland.</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>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>Masada at the dead sea, Israel.</p>
<p>Caumasee, Flims, Switzerland.</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 great pyramids of Giza, Egypt.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</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>Maybe I exaggerated a bit with the pink slider in Lightroom... Pretty nice here in Zurich/Bertastrasse.</p>
<p>Dubai, UAE.</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>Etosha National Park, Namibia.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Mirador Es Colomer in Mallorca, Spain.</p>
<p>At the great pyramids of Giza, Egypt.</p>
<p>Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.</p>
<p>Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>One of several harbors. Yakuplu, Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
<p>Giardino Garibaldi Palermo, Sicily, Italy.</p>
<p>The other way round. <br />Lüneburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Autumn in the Black Forest near Freiburg, the city where I grew up.<br />Freiburg, Germany.  </p>
<p>Fullmoon shooting in Arosa, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Kyanjin Ri, Langtang, Nepal</p>
<p>St. Gotthard pass, 2106 m, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The ghost village of Al Madam, Sharja, UAE.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Zurich during Corona lockdown, 2020. Switzerland</p>
<p>Litchfield NP, Australia. </p>
<p>Scenic flight over the South Atlantic Ocean.</p>
<p>A cemetery in Likpe Bakwa, Volta Region, Ghana. </p>
<p>Container Terminal Hamburg, Germany.</p>
<p>Opal mining in Coober Pedy, Australia. </p>
<p>The desert takes back the city of Dubai, UAE.</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>Niyama Private Islands, Maldives.</p>
<p>Jebel Kawr, Oman.</p>
<p>Schloss Schönbrunn, Vienna, Austria.</p>
<p>Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge at Namib-Naukluft NP, Namibia.</p>
<p>Atlas Mountains, Marocco.</p>
<p>Gullfoss waterfall, located in the canyon of the Hvítá river in southwest Iceland.</p>
<p>Roundabout in Dubai, UAE </p>
<p>Berlin Treptow, Germany.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Langtang NP, Nepal.</p>
<p>The ghost village of Al Madam, Sharja, UAE.</p>
<p>Simon's Town, South Africa.</p>
<p>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
<p>Auberge Kasbah Meteorites, Marocco.</p>
<p>Rhône Glacier, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Waldhessen, Germany.</p>
<p>At the beach at Wilderness, South Africa.</p>
<p>Wadi Rum, Jordan.</p>
<p>Arosa, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Roundabout in Dubai, UAE</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Dubai, UAE.</p>
<p>The coastline at Barton on Sea, UK.</p>
<p>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
<p>Tällistock, Switzerland.</p>
<p>St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>The coastline at the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>View from the top of the Rigi, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Fishmarket, Suhar, Oman.</p>
<p>Wadi Rum, Jordan.</p>
<p>Seoul, South Korea.</p>
<p>Tällistock, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</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>The ghost village of Al Madam, Sharja, UAE.</p>
<p>Rainforest nearby Hohoe, Volta Region Ghana.</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>Allotment garden colony. Zurich, Switzerland. </p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Kyanjing Gompa, Nepal.</p>
<p>Two rhinos in the sunset in the South African Savannah, South Africa.</p>
<p>Coober Pedy, Australia. </p>
On the way to Ouarzazate crossing the Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Protea sometimes also called sugarbushes, South Africa.</p>
<p>Walvis Bay, Namibia.</p>
<p>Switzerland in winter.<br />Elgg, Switzerland.</p>
<p>3:55 am at Langtang valley, Nepal.</p>
<p>Tremola, St. Gotthard, Switzerland.</p>
<p>First snow in Zurich in 2018, Zurich, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Niyama, Maldives.</p>
<p>Venice during Corona Lockdown 2020, Italy.</p>
<p>Scenic flight over the Namib desert, Namibia.</p>
<p>Wrocław (Breslau), Polska.</p>
<p>Caumasee, Flims, Switzerland.</p>
<p>Serious soccer game in Hohoe, Voltaregion, Ghana. </p>
<p>Marina di Pisa. Tuscany, Italy.</p>
<p>View from the Siegessäule to the Tiergarten and the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany. </p>
<p>The villas of Nad Al Sheba in Dubai, UAE</p>
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