Double Chinaman

May 14, 2018
When asked "Why two hats?" he answered "For advertisement."

When asked “Why two hats?” he answered “For advertisement.”

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Es wird riskiert

May 5, 2018

The reception

A heads-up for fellow Leicaphiles reading this ‘blog: The hotel at Leitz Park in Wetzlar has opened on May 1st. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s a Kind of Magic

April 30, 2018
"There are fields, Neo, endless fields where plants are no longer born ..."

“There are fields, Neo, endless fields where plants are no longer born …”

A photographer I know and trust recommended mirrorlesss system cameras and criticized Nikon and Canon harshly for not being on top of their game. The two DSLR giants are lacking attractive offers in this market segment dominated by Sony, Olympus, Fujifilm and Panasonic. Even Leica and Hasselblad have interesting, though expensive EVIL cameras (electronic viewfinder, interchangeable lens) on offer!
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The Proof is in the Pudding

April 17, 2018
Another colorful China gadget

Another colorful China gadget

The proof is in the pudding. Can an iPad really stand in for a laptop? The question presented itself to me when I was looking for a small notebook to serve as an image control medium while on assignment or on travel.
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Second Shooter

April 8, 2018

Autofocus sensors right to the edge of the frame

My main DSLR, a Nikon D 800, is 4 years old and has 80000 actuations. Should I trust it to work flawlessly during this year’s photo projects (especially my son’s wedding)? Not without a backup body, no, I won’t.

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Not the Saviour of the Universe

March 31, 2018
Beauty Dish is beautiful!

Beauty Dish is beautiful!

So, the flash, it’s complicated. And sorry for the Queen quote in the title. Be forewarned, this is a noob perspective on off-camera flash
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Color Correct

March 28, 2018

This is my project for the Easter Holidays: setting up my digital darkroom (if I may be so quaint) and learning about Lightroom from Thorsten Overgaard.

The room actually DID get darker when I put this in front of the window!

The room actually DID get darker when I put this in front of the window!


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Shots From Düsseldorf

March 15, 2018
The Rhine

The Rhine

Like every year, I’m at a week-long CME event in Düsseldorf. When I’m not sitting in lectures and workshops, I roam the city in search of pictures:
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Motography

March 12, 2018
More than passing through

More than passing through

For the longest time, I’ve been trying to combine my two passions: motorcycle riding and photography. And failed at it, miserably.
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Gear Disclosure

March 1, 2018

Klick through, I’m not posting this on the front page!
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