After one year of blogging it's time to say goodbye to my old blog. In this time it had nearly 7000 visitors. Some of the readers I not only stay in contact with, but also met them personally and they became new friends.
My new and awesome blog is online now and I hope you like it!
Big is beautiful :)
Please update your bookmarks to the new address:
Thanks for your visit. See you there!
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Friday, May 2, 2008
I think I don't have to tell how funny Andrea and Gerhard are. Gets even better if you know the story about how Gerhard proposed for here :) Read the full story on their wedding website.
Thanks for sharing your time with me and showing me the Emmental. What a great day to explore it! Even if it was sometimes still a bit wet where Andrea had to sit down ;) It was great to open the barbecue season and end a hard working day with new friends! Can't wait for your wedding!
CLICK on the images to view them BIG. Enjoy!
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Ursina and Mark are so funny, that it is difficult to photograph them without wide smiles. Even when they are kissing they can't stop it! I think they have to practice more. Kissing :)
They both LOVE to be photographed and especially Ursina is so excited when I take pictures, that before every single picture I take, she says "Cheese!" If she wants to go on like this on her wedding, I guess she will loose her voice (I will take some thousand photographs).
Thanks to share your time with me, Ursina and Mark. I can't wait for your wedding! I heard the whole family is so funny :)
Monday, April 7, 2008
We were lucky when we shot the engagement session of Tülhan & Haldun. It was just not raining. The session was photographed in the little swiss city of Baden where they also will be married later this year. Even if I had preferred to shoot it in Istanbul ;) Maybe next time. It's said that they both have some unmarried brothers and sisters :)
We had a great time and afterwards I shared some technical secrets in the restaurant with Haldun. For Adobe Lightroom stuff, check the blog of Matt Kloskowski: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Killer Tips. Very helpful and every Monday is 'Preset Day' and Matt shares some of his Lightroom presets for free!
EDIT: I completely reworked the images and applied some different sharpening (another secret ;) Click on the images to view them large. Enjoy!
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Wedding photographer Kevin Swan, one of the founders of the famous US album company KISS Wedding Books, has just launched the new KISS website. Right before the WPPI Convention in Las Vegas. It looks awesome! And the design reminds me something...
But the best part of it: On the design page they feature some sample designs. Including one of the albums that Raya from pink penny designed for me :) Have a look!
KISS albums are really a great product! The quality is outstanding and the customer service Kevin is providing is just the best I ever experienced. To make it even better, they partnered with pink penny for the design of the albums. And it's really a joy to work with Raya!
Thanks, Kevin and Raya, to give me the possibility to deliver these awesome wedding books to my clients. You rock the album world!
Friday, March 14, 2008
Yesterday we started sharing :)
It was great to make new friends and meet other photographers. It's kind of different if you talk with your no-photog friends and they always say: "Wow, that are great images you do!" And then you meet other professional photographers and they have a different point of view than you have. They know more about the subject so the discussions will be more profound. They do things in a different way and you notice how you can do it in another way too. It's not about better or worse, just different. For one photographer Jessica Claire's Shootsac meets perfectly his shooting style. But the other photographer is shooting differently and for that has another perfect fit in camera bag. You just have to try it out and see what works best for you. That's it.
Check the work of these awesome photographers:
Jeanine Linder, www.jeaninelinderphotography.com
Philippe Wiget, www.photophil.ch
Christoph Ris, www.christophris.ch
About something else. I recently started to use more flash in my photography. Not my big studio lights, but just my strobes (Canon 580EX II). If you are looking for a great flash bracket that holds two strobes and even an umbrella, go visit Brewer Bracket. Todd Brewer developed it himself. It's well built, very sturdy. And Todd is a great guy, providing you an awesome customer service. Congratulations, Todd!