Roundflash Dish Hands On Review ….

I have had a Roundflash for a while now and enjoy its portability, ease of use and simplicity. But the funny thing is I actually end up using it off camera more then on camera, like a consolable soft-box, which is how the new version is designed to be used.

SONY DSCThe new dish by Roundflash seen here on a 360ws bare-bulb flash

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Marlen and Ulli

First off I want to thank Ulli and Marlen for jumping in last minute when my other model couldn’t make it. As is often the case with my Monday night shoots I was joined by another photographer this time fellow lightGIANT Tom bought his Leica …..


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Natascha aka “The girl with the pearl earing”

Last week I was in the studio with Natascha to finally start a project I have wanted to do for a long long time. To re shoot classic painted portraits mostly from the Dutch and Flemish golden age of painting. My First attempt was to shoot the girl with the pear earring by Johannes Vermeer.

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Hutlinde ….

Dietlinde Ambos is a local hat designer here in Karlsruhe and she has some fantastic work. Originally I had several models organises for this shoot but that kind of fell through but “Bella Chuppa” saved the day.

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Elena Sophie

This week I was in the studio with Elena Sophie and Thorsten as I wanted to have some new material to blog. Most the stuff I have been shooting over the last 6 months has either been private shoots or product shoots, so my own personal ranting and raving (aka blog) was neglected over this period. My concept for the shoot was a minimalist lighting look with one 60x80cm soft-box in close and if needed 1 other light source.


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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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Ulli ….

When Ulli and I were talking about what we were going to shoot she suggested something like “Twiggie” but with a modern twist ….



Lesley Lawson (née Hornby; born 19 September 1949), widely known by the nickname Twiggy, is an English model, actress and singer. In the mid-1960s she became a prominent British teenage model of swinging sixties London with others such as Penelope Tree.

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Studio in a Bag: Replica – band shoot

A few weeks back I was invited to re-shoot the band Replica. As they had changed their line up…..

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