The Canon EOS 5DmkIV is here – my Hands on Test as well ;-)

Dear fellow Photographers, i´m sorry. I´ve been lying to you for weeks and months now. And i really feel reliefed, now that i can finally tell you the truth: Yes, i´ve been one of only 5 people that have already been working with the Canon EOS 5DmkIV already this summer. And i might be the only one who was crazy enough to shoot film & stills at a time.

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Shootcamp Headquarter by HFA Studio

We are really proud of our new wall in the Shootcamp Headquarter. The guys of HFA Studio put in a lot of effort, love and details. It was a pleasure for us to work with these guys and watch them do what they love most. Very inspiring and motivating. There´s a reason HFA means “High functional addicts” ;) We also shot this Behind The Scenes Video, so you can also enjoy what they did:

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7DmkII meets Red Bull Skydiveteam

The Canon EOS 7DmkII will be delivered in November. I had a pre-production sample for some days and wanted to find out, how good the autofocus really works in video mode and really put the camera through its paces.

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Meet me at Photokina 2014 with Canon

In the world of photography, there is no bigger event than the Photokina in Cologne. It´s the Championsleague, or maybe more like the  Olympic games of photography, as it only happens every second year.

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PRIOLITE MBX 500 HOT SYNC

(The Behind the Scenes Video above is German, sorry guys)
High Speed Syncing with Strobes at shutterspeeds lower than 1/250 of a second have always been available on small Flashes. But not too much power. Or you use the quite expencive new Strobes for about 4000,- Euro. With battery pack and cable attatched. What is missing so far, is a portable strobe with internal battery pack, no cables, high speed syncing and low price.

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152 Portraits in 2 Days

On the weekend 16. & 17.11.2013 the “Photo & Adventure” trade fair took place in vienna, and i was lucky enough to shoot portraits for Canon Austria there.

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My favourite 8 iPhone Photography Apps

I had the pleasure, to write a guest contribution for my friends at bloggen.co (sorry, german blog) about how to get better photos withouth too much technical stuff. and how to use your eye instead to get better pictures. I mentioned some iPhone Apps in photo descriptions as well.

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Home from Above

Some impressions from the place i call Home, from above. Shot with the DJI Phantom Quadcopter, Zenmuse H3-2D gimbal and a GoPro 3+

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5 things under €20,- that should be in your bag from the beginning

Despite your camera, your lens(es), batteries and memory cards, there are a few things you might want to have in your bag from the very beginning of your photography carreer, whether you´re an amateur or aspiring professional. Some of them only cost a few Cents or Euros, but can make your life much more easy and photography more fun in the field.

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Best way to store your backdrops

If you got your own studio, you might know this problem. Where and how to store you seamless paper rolls properly.

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DSLR Basics Workshop

A little Making Of “DSLR Basics Workshop” – 06.07.2013 in Vienna.

Thanks a lot for your help;

Sarah – Visa & Styling
Susanne – Model
Walter – Catering
Hundse – Beeing sweet

 

Darren Pearsons Lightpaintings

Lightpainting is a very nice tool to play with. A basically quite simple technique. Put your camera on a tripod by night, set your exposure to loooong (as long as you think you need for your painting to be done), press the button, step in front of your camera and start to paint in your picture.

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DO LESS = DO MORE

Busy isn’t success. It’s a lack of priority.

This is not only for self employed, but a lot of us in the creative industries are. Self employment definitely has its advantages, especially if you´re in the creative industry and lucky enough to do what you love most and get paid for it. The dangerous part: You easily get lost, finding yourself in a reactive state, answering every email that pops up on your iPhone, your head full of work and to do lists.

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Canon G15 Portraits

How much can you get out of a Compact Camera when it comes to Portrait Photography? I already did this test with my Canon G1x, now Canon Europe asked me to give it a try with the new Powershot G15. Again, i don´t intend to do a technical review about the G15, there are lot´s of great, detailled reviews out there. My main focus:

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From Studio to Billboard

Always good to see your work printed biiig. We had to shoot this one in a very short timeframe, so the Studio was set up in the livingroom for the EOS 100D on a girls hand.

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Studio Facelifting

We are currently renovating our studio in vienna. Former a acrylic glass factory this studio still has a very industrial look, which is exactly what is sexy about this place. Can´t wait to finish this and show you some really nice pictures. In the meantime some iPhone shots from today.

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Lightmeter – Sense and Nonsense

When it comes to the question “lightmeter or not”, you don´t want to do just this one thing – don´t be that idiot telling others “what? you still use that thing?” or the other idiot saying “how can you say you´re a photographer if you don´t use a lightmeter”. There is no such radical and clear answer to the question if you use a lightmeter or not. So this post might be a bit longer.

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Perfect Darkness

Wet walk with the 7D at my favorite lake where i spent most of my summer days as a child. Inspired by a great week and fink in my headphones. This is a personal peace of (he)artwork, hope you like it!

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Canon Roadshow 2012

I had the pleasure to do all the Show Photoshootings at Canon´s Roadshow 2012 with the new EOS 1Dx and the EOS 5DmkIII, La Hong Fashion, lots of nice Models and Sarah Kellner as always a great makeup artist.

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Canon Cinema EOS C300

I am lucky enough to have the C300 in my hands for some days. First met this fantastic camera in Berlin when it was presented in Europe. Now i finally got the chance to do some shots.

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Canon Powershot G1X

I had the upcoming Canon G1X for 3 days in my bag, trying to find the time to test this promising piece of gear, coming up by the end of febuary. Canon says this is a “compact camera for the pro”. And honestly, I totally agree!

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Fight Flash Phobia

Flash is some kind of monster to most aspiring photographers and beginners. For some it is more frustrating than doing a tax declaration, visiting the dentist or having a discussion with your girlfriend about how “you spend too much money on camera stuff”.

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Lightroom Preset Series

As i hear more and more questions about post processing, colors, and how to do it in Lightroom – which by the way is a fantastic, powerful tool – i decided to bring up my own Lightroom-Preset-Post.

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The Good Dolly

Words you can find everywhere on the internet: DSLR cameras changed the way we shoot (and similar descriptions). It also changed the needs of course. What if you want to do some smooth and easy slider/dolly shots. You can choose between small sliders, or good old big fat dollys.

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Aerial Perspectives

I´m about to bring my cameras, above all my Canon 5DmkII up there to shoot some videostuff. I think this is the most nerdy project i´ve ever started :-)

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