Postcard from Puglia

Hey folks,

it’s been quite a while since we have been insanely busy over the last few months but we still wanted to share something with you again. Today it won’t be about gear or other technical stuff we just wanted to share a little video and some snaps from our last trip with you since we kinda fell in love with a little something called south italy. Last year we have been asked to photograph and film a wedding (more on that in the coming weeks) which would be held in italy since the groom got italien roots. How could you possibly say no to that and since we never ever been to the south of italy we decided to arrive a few days earlier and enjoy the countryside for some much needed down time.

4V Design | Camerastraps

Hey everybody it’s Alex here,

ever since I got on board the mirrorless camera “movement” I started to care about how my camera looks like. It is nothing I could explain but all of the sudden it mattered what bag I used and that the branded standard straps most cameras come with are kinda ugly. I’m actually a big fan of wrist straps since I find usual straps a little distracting and bulky of some sorts. So I used a matblac wriststrap for quite a while (read our review here) but at the end of last year I stumbled upon the instragram profile of a new strap brand that caught my eye. The name was 4V Design and these guys are putting together some beautiful straps with a unique twist to them.

Thailand 2015

Hi folks, 

back in december last year it was time for our annual trip to thailand. For us this means kind of the only real vacation time we get so we are always trying to squeeze as much exploration and leisure time into 3-4 weeks as we can. For this time that meant to stay one week in bangkok, visiting Chiangmai in the north of thailand and spend another week doing literally nothing but baking in the sun on phuket for the last week. It wouldn’t be us if we wouldn’t take our cameras with us so head on for the full post for some bangkok street life shots, some amazing food tips for chiangmai and how to best spend a week doing nothing!

California Dreaming | Los Angeles


Hello there everyone, 

this post was supposed to go online after we got back from LA in July last year! Unfortunately we have both been extremely busy and therefore had absolutely no time to share that one.We hope you don’t mind reading about that trip a little than it actually happened and that you still enjoy it! So we are giving you a break from all the usual gear talk and give you a little overview about our time in LA instead. We will share some insights in what we have done, what we ate and what we think about this cozy, little town in southern california. So if you’re planning a trip to the west coast, dreaming about getting famous in hollywood or if you’re simply stuck in traffic on the 405, make sure to read on and leave your comments after the post.

Zeiss Loxia 21/2.8 – Review

Hello there everybody,

a few weeks back Zeiss, the very company doing these crazy awesome lenses which costs you boatloads of money but deliver amazing results, contacted us with the question if we would like to try a new, yet to announce product. Since this isn’t really a question you can bet I said yes and a few days later a prototype of the new Zeiss Loxia 21/2.8 arrived at our doorstep. Read on a little review of the lens with some general comments and read about two shoots we did with it.

Matblac Studio Wriststrap | Review + Giveaway

Hey Folks, 

we all are constantly annoyed by manufacturers include awful cheap looking and feeling straps with their multi thousand dollar cameras and I don’t know how it is with you but normal camera straps are always in the way when you’re shooting. They’re just good for having the camera on your shoulder but that’s all. I first came across Matblac while visiting the Old Biscuit Mill Market in Cape town and while they did not have any camera related stuff by then I was amazed by the high-quality everyday life accessories they did. I quickly followed them on Instagram which was the place for Matthew, Matblac’s Mastermind to put nice pics of his iPhone Cases, wallets and sunglass cases. As soon as he put up a picture from a wriststrap prototype I was hooked and after I told him that he invited me over to have a first look at it and tell him about my first impression from a photographers perspective. Head over to the full post to read about the final version and how you can get one of these wrist straps yourself since were giving one away.

Los Angeles Making-Of | Sigma 50mm 1.4 ART Review | Sony a6000 XAVC-S test

Hello everyone, 

from the title you can already guess that this post is about to get cramped. 🙂 It is not only our first post to be done in america, since we have been in LA for about a week. It is also a new making-of video from marie’s first shoot, lucky you it is a bikini shoot, but it also features a few words on the 50mm 1.4 ART lens from sigma and since that isn’t enough we also throw in a few words on doing video with the new XAVC-S codec on the a6000.  So head on to the full post to read all about it and see some pictures from the shoot itself. And don’t forget to watch the video at first:

Marie’s LA Gear

Hi there everyone this is Marie. We are currently right in the middle of our final preparations for our trip to LA starting this weekend. We will be on stay for about 4 weeks and we planned the whole thing as a mixture of vacation and self promotional work. Since we’re leaving in a few days it was about time to check our gear and we thought it might be interesting for a few of you to know what will be in our bags for the trip. In addition Sigma Germany have been kind enough to let me play with their new toys which I will test drive over there and hopefully I will be back with a lot of new pictures and Alex and me might even do a little review about the new Art-Lenses.

Making Of – Dorothea Michalk

Hi Folks, it’s us again this time with our second making-of video attempt. Marie shot the new collection from Dresden based Designer Dorothea Michalk a few weeks back and I used the opportunity to shoot a little behind the scenes footage to show you how we’re working and how much fun we usually have on set. Head over to the full post to get some more information, the gear we used (spoiler alert – Nikon all over the place) and to see some more making-of pictures.

 

Mirrorless in Asia – Pictures Magazine

Hi there folks, we made it to this month’s issue of pictures magazine with our story about traveling through thailand and cambodia.
Head on to read more about it and get some info about what is to come on here.