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Photographing Everything
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Artist // Hobbyist // Photography
  • Feb 25, 1980
  • Germany
  • Deviant for 10 years
  • He / Him
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My Bio
Well, that's me :)
There's not much know about me. I started photography as a hobby when I was 15 years old. (Actually, a bit earlier, but that's when I started to really get into it) Once I moved from this horribly little automatic I had to my dad's old Canon AE1 I was hooked for life. The Canon EOS 300D (I believe it's called digital rebel in the states) was my first step into the digital medium and I am currently the proud owner of a Canon EOS 7D.
I am however an amateur photographer. I tend to shoot for quantity and hope for some lucky shots. I love taking pictures of unsuspecting peoples on events or parties, and it's somewhat my specialty. But since it's not really appropriate to publish picture of people who don't know about it I limit myself to all the other stuff I did over the years. Recently I hooked up with a local group of fire performers and do a lot of shooting with them.

If I am not stuck behind my camera there's a good chance you'll find me behind some sort of computer. Once I realized that I was not nearly good enough as a photographer to make any money out of it I simply made my second hobby into my profession. Sadly this doesn't leave me much time for anything else, but the IT pays well enough to at least keep my equipment up-to-date.

Last but not least, if it's Monday night you'll find me at the movies in the sneak-preview. I am a real big movie fan, and frequent the local movie theater quite a lot.

Comments and suggestions on all my pictures are highly welcome and I will try to return the favor as quickly as I can.

Well, hope you'll find something you like!

Some additional small info:
My photos suck? If you let me know why they do, I will be thankful!

Thanks? Not needed but certainly appreciated! Feel free to leave a link to any work that I faved!

Llama? Give a Llama get a Llama, but do not expect me to linger on your profile for a simple Llama. Also no need to thank me for a Llama. If you want to show your appreciation check out my gallery :)

My equipment? Can be found in my journal: xwauforceflow.deviantart.com/j…

Current Residence: Germany
Favourite genre of music: All that sounds good :)
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: Creative ZEN
Shell of choice: Bash
Favourite cartoon character: Calvin & Hobbes
Personal Quote: Remember a smile is cheaper than a bullet!

Favourite Movies
Requiem for a Dream
Favourite TV Shows
Big Bang Theory
Favourite Games
Modern Warfare 2 MP
Favourite Gaming Platform
Windows / PC
Tools of the Trade
Canon 7D, Photoshop CS6, Lightroom 4
Other Interests
Photography, Internet, Computer, Cinema

Life in a Day is back!

Life in a Day is back!

Hey folks, I just found out that the great Life in a Day is back to YouTube, and apparently for good this time. I wrote about this a while back in my journal so check that one out to read more about this great movie/documentary.

Everything is gone...

Everything is gone...

Got pretty much all my equippment stolen today. The camera, all lenses, my good flash, the memory cards and a most of my other stuff. All gone... I just went from enthusiast photographer to guy with a crappy cell phone camera. This really sucks bad...

Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography

Hi folks, there was a post in the forums recently about wedding photography. Since I did some amateur wedding photography recently I figured I could add some wisdom to that. Now, since posts vanish in the depths of dAs forum pretty quickly I thought it might be nice to be able to keep the journal handy in case I need it again. (Well, I am writing this up because I want to show it to somebody already) Keep in mind that I'm an amateur photographer and that those tips are geared towards non-pros as well. 1) Expectations of the couple: Does the couple want professional pictures without paying the price? There is a reason why pro wedding photo

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RickB500Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for watching my work. I highly appreciate it :-)

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Dear Christoph,

Congrats for the incredible job you doing. Keep it up.

Meanwhile, can I kindly request your permission to use your horse 🐴 painting on my website please? I will offcourse reference you.

Many thanks in anticipation.

Looking forward to hear from you.

Kind regards

Alfred

Alfred
Destiny3000Hobbyist Writer
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Hope you have a great day!
Destiny3000Hobbyist Writer
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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Destiny3000Hobbyist Writer
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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