I Was born in April 1978. As I was getting older, I was always amazed and inspired by my dad, who was always carrying all his camera equipment throughout our vacation each day, mainly taking photographs of landscape, me and my mom.
Years later, I received my first point and shoot camera as a birthday present, and started taking photos by myself. This developed through polaroid photos, slides and nowadays into Fullframe High-Quality photos taken with Canon equipment.
Why Canon? Because my dad used it and was always very happy with it, and in the beginning we could swap lenses. Until today I never attended a photography class, everything is self-taught or explained by my dad.
I never attended any post-processing class as well, until today I love taking photos more than sitting at the PC. But it has to be done, years ago you did send them to a laboratory, or had your own equipment for this, today we post-process at the PC at home.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Canon EOS 60Da
ZWO ASI1600MM Cool
Canon 16-35 f2.8 L II USM
Canon 24-70 f2.8 L II USM
Canon 70-200 f2.8 L II IS USM
Canon 300 f2.8 L IS USM
Canon 500 f4 L IS USM
Skywatcher 200/1000mm Newton Telescope
All my astrophotography is done with a Canon EOS 60D, modified for astrophotography or a cooled ZWO ASI1600MM CMOS Camera, on an EQ6 mount, either through a camera lens or my telescope. The System is guided by an ALCCD QHY Camera attached to a 50mm Guidescope and guided by PHD. After months and years of experimenting, I am reaching the stage of showing the results. I shoot under the light polluted sky of the Rhein-Main-Area, Germany.
Besides photography, here is what I do for living:
I am an all-time aviation enthusiast and was a fully licensed Air Traffic Controller at Frankfurt Approach Control from 2001 until 2013 , in charge for all traffic flying in and out the airport, as well as for traffic from several small airfields surrounding the Frankfurt airport.
Since 2014, I am a fully licensed Tower Controller working at Frankfurt Airport.