About me

I am a passionate, self-taught photographer from Düsseldorf, Germany with a keen interest in mountaineering as well as landscape and nature photography. My photographic journey started when I bought my first own digital camera to capture my vacation trips in Europe - a Praktica DPix 540Z compact camera with 5 mega pixels. After shooting some years in a point & shoot manner I bought my first DSRL - a Canon 1000D - to capture my life and trips during my studies abroad in Karlstad, Sweden. During that time I was able to borrow some equipment from a professional nature photographer and learned some basics. Since then my photography grew slowly over time on many of my outdoor vacations where I brought my camera gear on hiking and mountaineering trips in the Alps as well as other mountainous parts of Europe.

Editing images

For my editing of images I rely mostly on open-source photography software such as darktable and Exiv2. On some occasions I will use commercial software, however, in most cases open-source software is as good as commercial products. In my workflow of editing images I primarily rely on single RAW files which I process based on my memories from that particular moment. There are some exceptions where I need to deviate from my typical workflow, e.g. focus stacking and panoramas. In these cases I tend to create tiff files in darktable, do stitching in other software products and finish the image again in darktable. After a review period some of my images are being published on various social networks, however, many of my edited images will never be released to the broader public.

Canon EOS Rdarktable
Canon EOS 6DExiv2
Canon 16-35 MKII F2.8Gimp
Canon 70-200m F4Autopano Giga
Canon RF 85mm F2 MACRO IS STMZereneStacker
Canon RF 24-105 F4L IS USM
TAMRON 24-70 F2.8
TAMRON 100-400 mm F4.5 - 6.3 Di VC USD
NISI Filter
Haida Filter