ABOUT ME

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Hi there and welcome to PETEOGRAPHY!

I'm the guy behind the camera and I'm happy that you have found your way to my website.

Photography has always been a fascination of mine. To be able to capture a moment with a technical instrument still feels like magic to me. When I take pictures, my aim is to create images that make people who are looking at them later feeling the same way I did when I pressed the shutter release. It is all about trying things out, experimenting with different light situations, perspectives and motives that I like. Hence, you will find different GENRES on my website. I’m not just a portrait devotee or a landscape enthusiast. I take pictures every time that I see something interesting.

In other words:

My pictures tell HOW EYE SEE THE WORLD.

 

EQUIPMENT

 

I bought my first digital camera about 10 years ago. It was a small pocket camera, a Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W170 (e.g. all the pictures of PARIS were shot with this camera) when I realized that actually, I yearn for more possibilities. At that moment, I decided to buy a bridge camera with a huge zoom range (50x!), the Sony DSC-HX400V (e.g. all the pictures of our SOUTHEAST ASIA trip were shot with this camera). I still like this camera because it's very versatile and lightweight and has a pretty good image quality compared to its relatively small sensor. It's a perfect camera for travelling.

But with the passing of time, I started to long for more creative leeway (bokeh [background blur], better ISO and dynamic range, etc.) That was when I decided it was time for me to move to the next level and to invest in an APS-C sensor camera.

In the beginning, I had no preferences or real knowledge regarding the system and I asked myself whether I should go for a classic DSLR (digital single lens reflex) or a mirrorless DSLM system (digital system lens mirrorless). I haven’t had any experience with neither of them, so I read tons of online articles about the advantages and disadvantages of the different brands and systems.

Finally, I went for a mirrorless system and of course, coming from Sony, I first checked out the Sony cameras in my range of interest.

The Sony α6500 seemed to be exactly the camera I was looking for, thus, I gave it a try when I was in the store. But when I held the camera in my hands, it just didn't feel right. There was no emotion, no positive feelings, no desire to use this instrument at all. I don't know if the camera was just a little too small for my hands or if the buttons didn't feel the way I expected them to feel, but I realized that this wasn't the camera for me.

However, the salesman proposed to have a look at the new Fujifilm X-T2.

When my fingers touched the edges of this camera, I had exactly the feeling I was looking for. This sounds quite dramatic I know, but seriously, the camera body just felt perfect in my hand and I wanted to leave the store immediately and start taking pictures right away. Of course, I couldn't do that because first, I had to safe some money...

... Eventually, however, I got the money together and bought the X-T2 with the kit lens, the Fujinon XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS.

I'm still very happy with my decision and since then a
Fujinon XF 35 mm - F/1.4 and a
Fujinon XF 50-140 mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR have joined the family.

 

Well I hope you now have an idea of who I am, why I take pictures and what I take them with.

If you have any questions or constructive feedback you would like to share, please don't hesitate and contact me via the contact form.

Best regards,

Pete