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Photokina …. Part II

After finally finding my way out of the labyrinth that was “made in china world” I set of to find Ben and Teymur, all I knew was that they were somewhere… And as fate would have it as I was on the going down escalator there they were passing by on the opposite escalator going up  …


Having a chance to catch up with the guys was great, they were there working for Manfrotto and dragged me along with them to the RED camera stand which seem like a good idea at the time….

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Photokina 2014 …. Part 1

I know what you are thinking ahhh not another photokina blog ….. Well yeap here is my bias opinion about what I saw, played with and found interesting. I probably don’t look at the same stuff as other people when I go to places like this



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My new (old) IR A100…..

I have been sidetracked from blogging over the last few months. But I should have more time to get back into it for a while again…..

I spent August back in New Zealand, and we had a great time. While I was the I picked up a bag of Sony Alpha gear from a Pawn brokers (Cash converters). I was actually only after 1 lens in the bag but it was cheap and they wouldn’t split it up. It included several lenses and a Sony Alpha 100 (in very good condition) extra batteries, charger, CF cards etc so I couldn’t lose on the deal. My son was happy he though he was going to get the A100 but instead I took it to Phototronics (An authorises Sony repair centre) and had them fit a 720nm IF filter.


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Mopedfreunde Oberhausen e.V.

Mopedfreunde Oberhausen e.V.  are a local club the is based entirely around historical 50cc Mopeds. When they asked if I was willing to help them out with a few photos at their summer festival I was more than happy to help out.


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No Problem Praha….

Last week we were in Prague (Old Town) for a few days, I don’t think the temperature got above -1°c. I intended to shoot mostly monotone (Black and White) for several reasons.

  • The sky was always overcast and non-existent in any colour images.
  • The Prague atmosphere and Monotone fit well together
  • Low light just makes a black and white image moody
  • I constantly shoot colour in the studio and wanted a total change
  • I find that colours can be terribly distracting in some images and can take the focus away from your subject
  • I wanted to shoot based on composition and contrast
  • You can often turn a drab colour shot into a cool black and white.
  • It’s classic and elegant, even romantic and special.



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Photokina 2012 Part 1



Unfortunately I only got to spend 1 day at photograph this year but what a day…. I had several stands on my visit list and managed to get to them all and pick up a few cool toys for the studio at the same time.


Sony and Hasselbald

The big news this year would have to be the Hasselbald Luna. The prototypes that we got to play with are based on the Sony NEX 7, but with custom hand made body. It sits very nicely in the hand (even with my big sausage fingers). It will be custom hand made to order in a variety of finished but at approximately 5000€ its not in my price  category.

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A few weeks ago I went to Edinburgh with Tom for a long weekend of whisky tasting and photography. We also met up with Jannis and Laura who were travelling around  France and Scotland…

Basically we spent most the time walking around drinking, eating and taking photos. I knew there were a lot of cemeteries in Edinburgh but I just didn’t quite realise exactly how many. I had been to Edinburgh about 10 years ago, so I had a basic idea of where I wanted to go and what to expect. But found that exploring all the alley ways and hidden little pubs was like slipping into an other world, and was content just simply to continue exploring, drinking, eating and taking photos

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