Born and raised in Hamburg, I consider that a private environment at a very early brought me into contact with cruise ships. It occurred to the same the first pictures of cruise ships. Whenever the time has allowed, have been more and more cruise ships "captured".
In 1998 I changed the place of residence. The connection to the cruise ships continues, but not as intense. After 6 years there have been great changes in the private sector and at work. A few years later there was our wedding and our son was born. Until the year 2012, I lived with my wife in the city of Cologne. Our connection to the cruise ships was still going on. End of 2012, we changed our place of residence from the city of Cologne to Northern Germany. Here we use our excellent contacts to the cruise industry and lead our travel agency continues. The short distances to all the Northern German ports is a big advantage for new photos.
The time of the old classics such as "Eugenio Costa", "Achille Lauro", "Ivan Franko", "Britannis", "Amerikanis" & Co. are, unfortunately long over, but the cruise industry is still alive in the form of modern ocean liners and elegant mega-yachts.
The photo hunting area included a time following areas: Kiel Canal, river Elbe, Hamburg, Cuxhaven, river Ems, Amsterdam / Ijmuiden, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Bremerhaven, Kiel and Rostock/Warnemuende. The best photo positions of each region are of course known by me. The plan is primarily to photograph the cruise ships sailing and to have ideal lighting conditions. Madness and ambition are the requirements for good photos. Sometimes, unfortunately, compromise is necessary. For example, on holiday or at inappropriate times of arrival and departure of ships. The "Weather God" is unfortunately not always in a good mood.
For me it is primarily important to photograph the cruise ships optimally and to not make the first photos of the ship in bad weather. Patience is often the motto for good pictures.
Things are changing...
For some years now the focus of photography has changed again. More and more interior shots of cruise ships have been the focus of my photography.
Even the travel agency from my wife who specializes in cruises. In recent years, I was able to watch more than 120 cruise ships from the inside. Check out the travel agent: www.kreuzfahrten-mehr.de
Many of my photos that I've made in recent years can be seen on selected web pages and printed in international cruise magazines. Often, the images can also be found in travel magazines, in daily newspapers or quality calendars. Since a certain time, shipping companies have also been among the preferred customers of the photos. Since the year 2017 there is an own calendar in KOEHLER publishing house to order.
Motto: Not the camera technology makes the photo, but the photographer!
Used digital cameras in the past: Canon EOS 10D, 20D, 400D, 40D, 50D, 7D, 6D
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Last update: 09th June 2017
Oceanliner Pictures largest cruise ship poster - at the Airport Southampton (SOU)