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Blog and News
Today Olympus introduced the new E-M5 Mark III! A few weeks ago I already had the opportunity to put it through a tough practical test at the Gate to Hell! A first conclusion incl. first example pictures you can find here in my interview with Martin Wagner:
Our Kilimanjaro climb with an e-bike has been published in the current BIKE BILD magazine under the appropriate title “Crater Mood”.
Another article has been published in German “Systemkamera Handbuch” about me and the advantages of Olympus equipment in my some kind extreme shooting environments.
Only two days to go… Only two days to go. Trained a lot within past month with MTB and eMTB: 981 Kilometer and 29.160 meters difference in altitude – and nevertheless am very curious what to expect 🙂 [ngg_images tag_ids=”ngg_kibo17_blog16″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails” override_thumbnail_settings=”1″ thumbnail_width=”75″ thumbnail_height=”75″]
Olympus magazine has published some pictures and informations about my recent Antarctica expedition.
Real thriller The Kilimanjaro project drives me nuts. Batteries are still in Europe, flight has been canceled. Next plane will leave on Saturday but we only will fly four days later, it’s becoming a real thriller…
Making Of Shooting Did a lot of test shooting today as also captured some „making of“ and some footage for a trailer. Means storyboard nearly is done for Kilimanjaro e-Bike project and yeah, just one week to go! [ngg_images tag_ids=”ngg_kibo17_blog15″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails” override_thumbnail_settings=”1″ thumbnail_width=”75″ thumbnail_height=”75″]
My article about our exclusive Antarctica expedition to the most remote place on Earth at Mount Sidley volcano just has been published by German Outdoor Magazin.
First e-Bike Training in local Taunus This week I first time had the chance to test my Kilimanjaro bike in local Taunus mountains. Am no Pro but this bike is a monster 😉 And of course I still do use the training to test some picture angles and to optimize the Kibo storyboard – being […]
Family holiday in Austria In Juliy/August I’ve spent a three weeks holiday with my family in Austria, Steiermark region. Had a great time within a great mountain backdrop with: clear reflecting lakes, salt mine, fantastic caves, marvelous panoramas, fresh mountain air, bright sunshine, rare animals and a lot of bathing fun. All pictures are taken […]
Training in Austria Finally got my eBike for the Kibo project (Scott E-Genius 700 Plus Tuned). During holiday with family in Austria I had the possibility to test it in the mountains and doing some first tests about battery life. Biked sometimes from Altaussee at the Panoramastraße up to Loser mountain, 11 km with an […]
My first MTB experiences Already my first experience riding a mountain bike in 2005 has been very dirty 🙂 And offered pure thrills at one of the worlds most dangerous roads in Bolivia while going down from La Paz at 4.700m down to the jungle and Yolosa at 1.100m. With at that time many upcoming […]
Remote Control App for camera Tip for the Olympus Ol.Share App. You can switch the settings/ modus for remote control usage from Live View to Remote Control. Then you’ll get a really huge release button which is much more less dangerous to press while biking 🙂 [ngg_images tag_ids=”ngg_kibo17_blog5″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails” override_thumbnail_settings=”1″ thumbnail_width=”75″ thumbnail_height=”75″]
Mount Sidley Expedition Finally online in the official Olympus version. The trailer from our exclusive Antarctica expedition to Mount Sidney shot with the E-M1 Mark II:
Bike Selfies Playing a bit with the Olympus Ol.Share App using it as a remote control for my E-M1 MarkII (with the 8mm Fisheye lens) to be able to shoot new angles just by myself 🙂 [ngg_images tag_ids=”ngg_kibo17_blog4″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails” override_thumbnail_settings=”1″ thumbnail_width=”75″ thumbnail_height=”75″]
First Test Footage First test footage for my actual Kilimanjaro project. Testing various camera angles while riding my bike. It’s not that easy to ride a bike with only one hand while filming with the other one and eyes being focused on best angle – ouch 🙂 Next step will be to film best angles […]
Preparations and camera angles Another preparations for Kilimanjaro. Writing a storyline for training and the related Making Of. And puzzling out how best to fix camera. [ngg_images tag_ids=”ngg_kibo17_blog2″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails” override_thumbnail_settings=”1″ thumbnail_width=”75″ thumbnail_height=”75″]
Training for the jungle Beginning of my training for Kilimandscharo at let’s say not the best weather conditions. But as a volcano hunter I love it to be dirty and muddy 🙂 And with wet roots and rocks a perfect training for the jungle part. [ngg_images tag_ids=”ngg_kibo17_blog1″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails” override_thumbnail_settings=”1″ thumbnail_width=”75″ thumbnail_height=”75″]
Mount Sidley Expedition Very rare footage from Antarctica! Short trailer about our exclusive mountaineering expedition to Mount Sidley volcano:
Looking over the Fugu-Chef’s shoulder Immortal! It’s been a dream for ages and I have managed to become immortal. I am immortal. At least this is what Saito-san, one of the most glamorous characters in the field of Japanese mountaineering, claims to me after we have just reached the highest point of the 3.776 m […]
Antarctica: Photography in Extreme Conditions Antarctica is the windiest, coldest and driest of all continents. Temperatures of minus 20° C (__° F) or even lower are not uncommon. Given these circumstances, the crucial question arises as to whether it is possible to take pictures at all. Of course it is! I am travelling with a […]
At the website of AustriaAlpin has been published two of my pictures from the Antarctica expedition. AustriaAlpin company is supporting our polar guide Christoph Höbenreich.
Toilets in Antarctica We are at the base camp, with the volcano Mount Sidley in front of us. It measures 4.300 m (14.100 feet) and hardly anyone has ever climbed it before. All around us is a seemingly endless ice-plataeu. Nature at its best! Or at least almost, for this perfect impression is disturbed by […]
Arriving with the Iljuschin IL76 A real beast and for me the queen of all airplanes: the Iljuschin IL-76. Loud, powerful, fast, tremendous. Actually a cargo plane, so we are cramped into our seats which were carelessly built-in and offer space for about 60 passengers. Apart from two little portholes there are no windows. The […]
I am back from a fantastic so called „Winterbiwak“ (bivouac) with Olympus and German Ringfoto. We stayed 3 days in a hut at Feuerkogel in Austria. Met very nice people! We’ve had a lot of fun and did a lot of photographic talk of course 🙂 Plus a lot of equipment testing and education. A […]
I am back from a more than amazing trip in a stunning landscape in the most remote area on Earth. First impressions and pictures can be find HERE.
My picture of lava lake Erta Ale has been awarded with the FIP Gold Award at the 2017 salon of the North Bengal Photography Club.
Picture: Mountain biking in the snowy white Austrian Alps in Silvretta area at perfect weather conditions. Part of my training for the Antarctica expedition. Tip/Behind the scenes: Regarding Outdoor Photography I am either going very close into the action or am using a wider view/angle to show the whole scenery with its scale. In […]
In my first videocast I am going to explain how to grab a picture out of a (4k) video with Adobe Lightroom.
Camerapixo’s „WE INSPIRE 15“ has been published including four of my pics from Iceland. You even can get a hard cover copy with my picture from Ljótipollur crater as a cover, nice!
Short trailer about the first “hands-on” of the new Olympus M1 Mark II:
You’ll find some of my pictures from Iceland now also at the Olympus Pro Gallery.
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I’ve published an article about Japan in German terra magazine.
A short trailer (shot in 4K mode) from my trip to Iceland with new Olympus E-M1 Mark II now is online:
Another article from me about my experiences with new Olympus E-M1 Mark II has been published in latest edition of German PHOTOPRESSE magazine.
Field report Olympus E-M1 Mark II It has been a great honour when Olympus asked me this summer – as one of the only few first photographers worldwide – to test and shoot with their new flagship, the E-M1 Mark II. My requirements Due to my passion for remote areas and active volcanoes I place […]
In actual fotoforum magazine you’ll find my review about new Olympus E-M1 Mark II. In German of course 🙂
My picture from a dirty thunderstorm at Sakurajima volcano in Japan got another honorable mention at international IPA awards.
I am happy to have found the perfect partner: Olympus company with its high quality and tough cameras. Am looking forward to a fruitful collaboration.
What an honour, my website has been showcased as Featured Site by themify.me. I’ve built my site with their fantastic Music Theme, thx!
In an article of British THE Sun about Japanese Sakurajima volcano has been published one of my pictures.
Meine Bilderstrecke in der britischen DailyMail über die Vulkane Dallol sowie Erta Ale in der Danakil Wüste, Äthiopien bezeichnet mich als den Lava-Jäger am Alien Vulkan, einfach nur genial.
Won 2nd place at landscape section at well known renowned international OASIS photo contest (LINK) and also was awarded at Asferico contest (LINK) with my picture of Sakurajima volcano.
A great honor for me to got an honorable mention in prestigious photo contest MML for my picture of a dirty thunderstorm at Sakurajima volcano, Japan. Many thanks!
End of February I’ve spent to fantastic weeks in Danakil desert in Ethiopia. A really hot trip with extraterrestrial landscapes and unbelievable living conditions. More HERE!
Perfect closing of a fantastic photographic year. Publication and Editors Choice Award in one of the best online mags CAMERAPIXO in Edition Hot Shots Vol. 7. With this in mind I wish you a happy new year and all the best for 2016. Stay tuned as 2016 for me will bring many interesting project like […]
My picture of Sakurajima volcano won first place in category Landscapes at international ND Awards. Fantastic!
Besides winning first place with my picture Sakurajima volcano I also got a honorable mention at the international ND Awards for my photo of Indonesian Tengger caldera.
Great! Now people also know me in Slovakia. In edition 1/15 of Slovakian Outdoor magazine my article about my trip to Kamchatka also has been published!
My show about Japan got very good feedback and nearly has been awarded third place at THE competition for multivision shows, the el.mundo festival, in Judenburg, Austria.
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