Category: My Equipment

An experiment with the sd Quattro

For the longest time I have used Sigma’s Art and Contemporary lenses, which as you know offer very good image quality. In the course of the year I have taken my 135mm f1.8 Art with me surprisingly often when I went out to take photos with my sd Quattro. Surprisingly because before buying it I ...

Using a tripod or increasing ISO?

The cold season is here and it brings with it not only rain, fog, snow and icy cold, but also shorter days and tricky lighting. As a photographer you have a choice of either using a tripod, if you photograph motifs which allow the use of one, or increasing ISO. I never was a tripod ...

The first snow… but let’s stay warm inside!

Even for autumn, the past few weeks have been unusually warm: In mid-November it was 15°C in the streets and one could still see people wearing thin jackets instead of thick winter coats and wool caps. Eventually the Christmas decoration is installed, but the trees still have their colorful autumn leaves. However, out of the ...

Halloween in the Big Apple

We all know that in the States Halloween is a much bigger affair than in Europe. Whereas only small groups of kids stroll around suburban areas in zombie or witch outfits, hunting for treats, and in the cities youngsters make an exception and dress up for a beer on Friday night, America goes crazy! In ...

An autumn stroll in Ireland’s capital

“Cozy like a pub, hospitable like a village,” I could read before my departure on some websites as I was looking for some travel inspiration. I wasn’t quite able to imagine what that meant. Shortly after my arrival it became quite obvious to me, though. Dublin is a wonderful city which, despite its size, has ...

Beautiful day after the temperature rollercoaster

Today was the first day that I felt fit enough to go for a photo walk, after having gotten ill last week. After long stretches of stable and warm weather I forget, that I need to put on warmer clothes and shoes when it gets colder again. This keeps happening to me again and again. ...

Taking a break to breathe Italian air

For the last two days I visited Milan where I enjoyed once again “la dolce vita” in an Italian way of life. Strolling through the city, enjoying the sightseeing and then turning into the little hidden side-lanes off the beaten path. There’s a lot more to discover in Milan than just luxury labels and a ...

Visiting a puppet theater

As you may have noticed in the past few weeks I’m more and more attracted to documentary photography. Following intriguing people and things and capturing big and little particularities interests me more and more. The ice-fisherman I could accompany one afternoon at temperatures far below zero degrees Celsius, the lovely ladies at the pastry store ...

I’m packing my camera bag … and taking it with me

The vacation you have booked and anticipated is finally close enough and you can already feel it in the air. Although most people aren’t traveling for the first time, the question arises again and again and before every trip: What should I pack in? How much is too much and what’s too little? One thing ...

Drone photography: Tips and legal framework

Drones, also called multi- or quadrocopters, have finally reached the mainstream. The combination of photography and flying are of particular interest to many. Every day new models with integrated cameras are announced. The devices are steadily becoming more powerful and compact. Thus even amateur photographers have become able to shoot impressive images from a bird’s ...