Posts Tagged ‘pictures’

Shooting a Wedding

September 4, 2018
A legally married couple, happy!

A legally married couple, happy!

The long awaited wedding of my son and his bride has come and gone. In this post, the emotional content is not the topic, though I hope it will appear in the example photos that I add as they develop. No, I want to talk about my experiences as a wedding photographer and the technicalities of the photographs.


August 26, 2018

Waving good-bye to a cloud with High-Speed-Sync (more…)

A Lens with Qualities

August 25, 2018
Diffraction stars at f/3.4. Wait, what?

Diffraction stars at f/3.4. Wait, what?


En route to a workshop in Neuss, I went by the Leitz-Park again.

En route to a workshop in Neuss, I went by the Leitz-Park again.

In the Leica Store on the premises, they had a used Summarit-M f/2.5 50 mm that I couldn’t resist buying. (more…)


August 18, 2018
Free, Joel? Really?

Free, Joel? Really?

As big a Leica fanboy as I am, I have seldom bought a Leica lens for new. The penultimate time was long ago, with a MP a la carte came my Summicron 50 mm that still serves me well. The last time was yesterday.

Some Color Mixed In

July 12, 2018

This ‘blog needs to be more of a portfolio, so here goes:

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Just the best pics from a week ago.

Double Chinaman

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

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

This was one of the first times (more…)

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!
On the other hand, (more…)

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.


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


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.