... I started to capture the world with a camera when I was a teenager. My first camera was a used, analog Yashica. Having got away from the initial snap in automatic mode, the ambition was aroused and I started composing pictures and at some point I understood the interplay between ISO, exposure and time. I found digital photography early (2002), which fascinated me from the start. Since then I have been shooting with Canon; I am currently traveling with three cameras, two mirrorless: the fantastic EOS R5 as the main camera and the EOS R as a second camera. I also use a DSLR, the EOS 7D II, which I use as a backup camera because of the cropsensor ( to extend the tele) and speed mainly for sports photography. This camera will soon be retired.
Today, in the digital age, more photos are taken in one day than in analog times in a whole year! That's incredible! The quality of an image is all the more important nowadays.
I educated myself and continue to develop myself today with books, tutorials, workshops, trips, many image editing courses and master classes. At some point I even started giving courses and small workshops (in the field of business and portrait photography) myself.
Photography remains an eternal learning process and I am always happy to discover and try something new! The lively exchange with the many different photographers, e.g. in the Photographische Gesellschaft Winterthur and in various groups of photographers, is a welcome refueling point for knowledge.
My photos should arouse curiosity and capture the moment as a cherished memory.
I love sunrises and sunsets and their beautiful colors; I like the facets of gray in the fog or the purity of the snow, the tropical warmth of a beach, the sea and water in general, but above all the wonder of life through the eyes of humans and animals - all this is what I try to capture on camera .
In my opinion, photographing people is the most beautiful, but also the most challenging way of creating a photograph. For example, babies don't want to fall asleep, children rarely keep still, adults are almost always much too self-critical. A lot of work for a photographer - but a worthwhile one that gives me so much in return.
For thirty years now I have been married to the best husband in the world, who actively supports me in the background and we are very proud of our two wonderful sons and the beautiful daughter. The family also includes two completely spoiled, dictatorial cats.
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So that everything stays exciting, I work three days a week as a department head and DaZ teacher in a German and integration school. There I look after the extensive German courses and the projects of the Winterthur integration promotion as well as our children's daycare and I'm responsible for advertising and security.
If you want to know more about me personally, check out my posts on the blog ! There you will find many interesting topics and travel reports - wanderlust guaranteed!