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Lumia RAW Tips and Tricks
My guide with color profiles and tips for shooting RAW with Lumia 930.
Venetian Carnival 2015
The yearly venetian style carnival "Maskenzauber" in Hamburg. This time exclusively with wide open lens for creamy backdrops.
Without tripod but with Eike at night in a gloomy part of the Hamburg habour.
Hogwarts & Hundertwasser
These old Hamburg Kontor buildings remind me of Hogwarts and Hunderwassers colors.
First portraits of the fire artist Maren as beautiful kobold in the dark cold rain. You can engage her by the way ;-)
Gute (Hochzeits-)Fotografen erkennen
Tipps, wie man Gute von Schlechten unterscheidet. Gilt natürlich auch für andere Fotografen.
Habour City Night x2
Two little test runs of my new D750 in the artificial habour city in Hamburg with Susi and Eike. No tripod.
The first informal available light session with Susanne, a classical beauty and also photographer.
Engagement Annika & Tim
A beautiful as well as nice couple! We hat lots of fun shooting on several locations around the Elbe in Hamburg.
A week with elegant cats, old temples, salines and mountain views.
A large areal with abandoned coking plant and mine in Essen. Nice for Black and White.
Street race in the city park
At the Hamburger Stadtpark Revival 2014 classic cars and motorbikes race against each other on the streets.
Dark tunnels and large maschines in Bochum.
Abstract performances with light installations at the licht_kunst_park 2.14 event. That's how I imagine an LSD trip ;-)
Motorbikes day and night
Two portraits sessions with Agnes, Andreas and their motorbikes at the windy habour.
Wacken Swordsmen 2014
The third year in Wacken, invited again by the nice group of SSK. Good vibes and lots of portraits.
The fire games group performs in Wacken 2014.
Fantasy fighters styled like in Mad Max with their apocalyptic vehicles. Seen in Wacken.
The art event of Hamburg port lit in blue light, seen from the musical on the other side of the river Elbe.
In a picturesque evening sky, the futuristic Hamburg Docklands shows its best side.
Casual portraits in our appartment, using only available light.
There is a museum of tanks near the military training ground in Munster.
Habour of Hamburg
The most pleasant motive of Hamburg, the large habour. Some of the cranes shown are not in use any more, but part of a museum.
US cars Bramfeld
Impressions from the first US Car and Vintage car summit in Bramfeld.
Fields of yellow canola
A day trip with Eike, to the north east of Schleswig Holsteins, yielding many yellow canola fields .
A week on a farm in the gourmet part of Italy. Rural with a nice old wine cellar.
Venetian Carnival 2014
Since moren than ten years now the venetian style carnival is held here in Hamburg. It's named "Maskenzauber", but the richness of masks an colors is the same.
The old bridge frankly is most beautiful spot in Harburg...
As guest photographer during a training of the AGON sport school. Difficult: little light, much movement, simple backgrounds.
Situated nicely at the river Elbe, but unfortunately not as old as I hoped for. Still some pictures to take.
Only a couple of weeks left, and as a souvenir some maternity shots of Gönül in the void of Hetlingen.
St. Nikolai Church
Short side trip only with the Lumia to the christmassy St. Nikolai church in Hamburg.
The switch yard in Maschen is the largest in Europe. Pretty impressive at night.
The fish auction hall in Hamburg was under water because of the heavy storm "Xaver".
Hamburg city night
The night around Hamburg Mundsburg in a contrasty fashion.
Wacken Swordsmen 2013
The second year in Wacken, invited again by the friendly group of SSK. Time for portraits and some cool fights.
One week vacation with the family, visiting the south coast. Windy, but beautiful rough landscape.
Berry Chocolate Pizza
Made from a receipt found on kwerfeldein.de (thanks!). Though the combination looks wild on paper it's delicious!
Rhine old bricks
There are plenty of old castles and memorials down there...
Impressions from the wineries on our Rhine weekend. All white wines unfortunately ;-)
Abbey of Eberbach
The Abbey of Ebersbach is situated in the area of Frankfurt. Scene from the movie "Name of the Rose" were taken here. Was here again after 3 years, much different images.
Spontanous night photo session in the HafenCity. A biker was the most exiting thing there.
As a starter some spontaneous Lumia night shots of your weekend at the Rhine. More of this trip in a few days.
Power plant and shipyard
The power plant and the shipyard could be visited during an industrial culture day. Both are over 50 years old.
David Luca & Friends
Our son David Luca :-) I once swore to myself I would not become one of those fathers constantly taking pictures of his son... didn’t work out so far.
Genoa / Cinque Terre
Part 2, also featuring the high divers at Cinque Terre.
Genoa Street Live
Genoa is a bit tougher than other Italian cities I visited so far, but sports a nice old town. Since I forgot my large DSLR camera in the hotel that night, all shots are done with a Nokia Lumia 925.
River Elbe Evening
A spontaneous attempt to shoot the cranes from the northern shore of the river Elbe in Hamburg with Melih.
Surprisingly the ca. 400 years old jewish cemetery is located in the center of town. A showcase for black and white photography.
Fairground, post opening
For the sake of completeness, the Dom of Hamburg (a big yearly fun fairground) AFTER its opening. In order to get accustomed to my new wide angle lens, exclusively shot with 14mm.
Of sharks and beaches
Coudly skies for our short trip to Sylt, but enough for the Sylt north see aquarium with sharks and a few shots at the beach.
Open Ship for Easter
Day of the open door at several ships in the habour. I took many pictures with my 14mm wide angle for training.
Fairground, post apocalypse
The Dom of Hamburg, a big yearly fun fairground, is completely built up the night before opening, but dark and spooky like in a horror film.
A short trip with Eike and Martin: experiments to play with blurred movements.
Prototypes and Train Station
Vitage car prototypes and the new, futuristic train station in the Habour City.
You wouldn't believe how much time you can spent around one bridge ;-) Phtographers day trip with Eike & Lutz.
We spent New Year ’s Eve in Berlin. But as photographer you have to at least visit the Holocaust memorial.
Military cemetery at Ohlsdorf
There is a section of world war graves at the large Ohlsdorf cemetery. With falling snow and in B/W they look especially bleak.
Wedding Gönül & Melih
As best man of the bride groom photographer I had the honor and pleasure to take photos of the wedding, the henna night (which was already a little marriage).
The Violin Maker
The workshop of the violin maker Sielaff here in Winterhude. Thanks for the invitation!
Kiekeberg open-air museum
This time added some images of the historic fair last weekend.
Locomotive shed Aumühle
This shed is run by enthusiasts. It contains some old locomotives and wagons, inviting to some black and white photos.
Another photo tour, trying to add more complex compositions. In this part of the habour you find some old cranes that are not in use any more.
France - Bretagne Civilization
Part 2 of the journey: Several old chateaux and churches. The area was very rich in former times, hence the big buildings.
France - Bretagne Nature
Part 1 of the journey: Wild coast, broad beaches and rough nature. There was no storm during our stay unfortunately, which would yield great images there I guess.
Wacken Swordsmen 2012
Two days as guest in Wacken, part two: The wild, warmhearted and a bit crazy show swordsmen group that invited my as their photographer.
Wacken (Mud) Festival 2012
Wacken is the biggest heavy metal festival on earth. Since it was rainy, the 80.000 people found themselves in the mud, but they did not really care (Part 2 following).
Kian is just a few weeks old, and so still a bit sleepy, but already trains to become model.
Waltershof is a photogenic part of the large habour of Hamburg. This is the result of a night shooting session during bad weather, making beautiful skies.
Hamburg Art Museum
The "Hamburger Kunsthalle" including the spider like art installation on its roof.
In northern Germany there is a submarine from the second world war as well as a train yard with historic old trains. Day trip with Eike.
Mallorca weekends in a finca
Two extended weekand on a calm finca. That far to the west Mallorca is much more pleasant than in the loud southern parts.
Around the castle of Ahrensburg many flowers are blooming at times. This year another visit after three years.
St. Peter Ording in backlight
A day trip session with Eike to a less touristy part of the beach. The stilt houses in the void make a nice picture in backlight settings. It also demonstrates RawTherapee 4's good highlight recovery options.
It was so cold that the lake Alster is frozen again after 15 years.
The city of gamblers provides some good night shots for the non-gambling photographer. One casino also hosts a pretty nice aquarium.
Collection of Hamburg seen in autumn 2011.
A trip surrounding the Grand Canyon in the US. The south west sports many beautiful canyons, not just the grand one.
Sword Fighters - Private session
I came in talks with the nice guys of schwertschaukampf.de after the middle ages event. They agreed on a private little TfP photo session. Unfortunately the session ended prematurely because my wife felt starting labors (turned out to be false alarm though), but up till then some nice pictures came out.
Three new images of Gönül, shot during a little photo training session with Melih.
Short update: A snapshot of Kerstin as almost-mom. General officially text approved by Kerstin: No comment (my text: no photomontage, she really looks that great ;-).
100th Anniversary of Airport Hamburg
Some closeups of planes, shot at the 100th birthday event last weekend.
Middle Ages festival
Tournaments, sword fights, jugglers and lots of middle ages fans in Hamburg Öjendorf.
New York days
Some impressions of skyscrapers and the Metropolitan Museum from our short trip to NY.
Old generator hall
These generators are dating back to the 1920ies, long retired. But the hall was open to the public for the days of the industrial memorial.
British Fair Animals
A visit to the yearly British Fair event in Hamburg. The eagles and horses made great pictures.
Marita - Germanys Next Topmodel
Marita, who is the daughter of friend, wanted to have a photo session like she saw in Germany's Next Topmodel (a popular TV show here in germany). The young lady is talented I think. The shooting was done just with available light and a reflector.
New York nights
Since New York has become a pretty safe place you can e.g. stroll to Brooklyn with a SLR.
Harley Davidson Days 2011
Tough guys, but friendly and peaceful. Pictures were taken at the awards show of the best bike modders.
Wedding Anne & Lutz
The small and private wedding of a couple we are friends with. I had the honor to be the wedding photographer, and the fish market area in Hamburg served as nordic habour backdrop.
Training the eye in the woods
Woods are very difficult to take with the camera, since pictures will get messy and chaotic very easily. A few hours in the Niendorfer Gehege together with Marting is a good training. All images were taken in a radius of about 100 meters.
Artic Sail Cruise Wildlife
The third part of the photos of our trip to the artic, the wildlife. Polar bears, blue whales, seals and reindeers. Since they don't know us humans, they usually react nosy and curious.
Impression from a short trip to Würzburg. The city is small, but has lots of history and old buildings. The first session edited with the new very precise Raw Therapee Floating Point.
Sessions with Eike, Spring 11
The best-of collection deriving from three sessions together with Eike. They were shot in the habour of Hamburg, Lübeck and elsewhere.
Venetian Carnival 2011
Since moren than ten years now the venetian style carnival is held here in Hamburg. It's named "Maskenzauber", but the richness of masks an colors is the same.
In the old town of Hamburg there are several unknown, sometimes old hallways. Created in two session with Eike and Martin.
St. Peter Ording in the snow
A bit late, some pictures of new years eve in the show. The lighthouse of Westerhever is a beauty and has already been used for some beer commercials.
Ice on river Elbe
In Blankenese there is a section of the beach where there was lots of ice. A short session with Eike.
Habour City of Hamburg
The newly built habour city of Hamburg, explored in a creepy cold evening with Eike.
Thilo is the little son of Jens and Astrid. The sessions took place in an interval of several month. The last session here was just sponatiously using the last evening light.
Okavango - Camp Shinde
Camp Shinde lies nearer to the Okavango river than camp Okuti and also sports a rich wildlife. Specialties are foot safaris and fishing in the Okavango.
A few collected pictures, shot in the last weeks.
Artic Sail Cruise Ice & Landscapes
As second part of the photos of our trip to the artic some ice and landscape. The scales and loneliness of the artic is very impressive.
Fog in the park
The early morning fog invited to a photo session before breakfast. Ghostly silence and pictures.
Masks and acient egypt
A photo session with Eike in the Museum für Völkerkunde here in Hamburg. Especially the collection of ghostly mask of the south see is worth visiting, as well as the thousands of years old egyptian exibits.
Artic Sail Cruise - The People
As first part of the photos of our trip to the artic, here are the people portraits. The other parts will follow in a couple weeks.
France - Nice
Nice and it's surrounding areas. Most beautiful are the little mountain villages where time seems to be standing still.
Island of Sylt
A very relaxed photographers weekend with Eike on Sylt. There are not many sights on Sylt, but the deeply blue water at the Sylter Ellenbogen impressed me.
Okavango - Camp Okuti
Camp Okuti lies right in the center of the Okavango Delta and sports a very rich wildlife.
Molfsee open-air museum
Time seems to be standing still since a hundert years ago. A day trip with Astrid, Eike & Dagmar.
Ploen during the winter
Iced pictures of a photographers day with Eike.
Botswana - Chobe River
The area surrounding the chobe river in Botswana is the most elephant rich of the earth.
Sambia - Victoria Falls
The Victoria Falls are one of the seven wonders of the world- and it really deserves this.
Turn of the year in the town of Mozart.
After missing the original exibition in Hamburg since I was a child, I was impressed now. Recommendable, even if flash and tripod are not allowed.
Many oppurtunities to take black and white photos of young scientists.
San Diego Sea World
The large Sea World a the west coast. Bathing with whales and delphins is an unfogettable events you should not miss.
The USS Midway is a large aircraft carrier that has been retired by the navy. Now it's a museum in San Diego.
The Getty Center
The Los Angeles Getty Museum is as such (almost) more beatiful than it's contents ;-). Atmosphere and architecture are pretty impressive, be sure to have a visit!
Sequoia National Park
Sequoia National Park in california. The sequoia trees a sometimes thousands of years old and very impressive. Especially standing next to it, feeling tiny.
San Diego Wild Animal Park
You should not mix up the San Diego Zoo and it's offspring Wild Animal Park with a normal zoo- you will be stunned often...
A large bird park in Lower Saxony, easily reachably from Hamburg.
Wedding Meltem & Patrick
As gast photographer I tried to catch some highlights of this german-turkish wedding.
Takes of many little sessions.
Meltem and Melih
Two sessions with brother and sister: an old one with Meltem, and a new one with many photos of Melih.
Airport Days 2007
Day of the open door at the airport of Hamburg, showing many beautiful old aircrafts.
An extended weekend in the town of love. Paris has many shades and is always worth a visit!
Wedding Anne & Tobias
The most beautiful day in life and my takes to catch the positive atmosphere of that day. Not that simple since everyone is constantly moving around the the light is almost not controllable.
In rememberance of my little cousin Annika.
Henning and his pride and joy: a 911 with air cooling.
An one week vacation. Unfortunately we were on the north east side and overlooked the big mountain in the middle. ;-)
A little shooting for his personal use. The first shooting using ColorChecker to correct colors.