Digital Photography

I bought my first digital SLR in January 2004. While the 300D (called "Digital Rebel" in the US) was a nice beginners camera, I soon outgrew it and as soon as I could justify the expense, I started upgrading to Canon's professional line of cameras and lenses. While my initial focus was on landscape photography, gradually changed to sports, which tends to require fast cameras and lenses to capture peak action (often in low light). I'm currently on my fourth pro-level camera, an 1DX Mark II.

Sports photography

I retired from competitive track&field in January 2006. Photography turned into a secondary job a month later, when I started working as a freelance sports photographer for Luxemburger Wort, Luxembourg's largest daily newspaper. Since then I've shot over twelve hundred (1200!) assignments for them. Since only a part of the photos I submit end up getting used, even factoring in both print and online use; I'm posting all my sports pictures on my personal sports photography website (photo.lu) too, to give them a bit of a second life.

Landscape photography

From 2004 to 2009, I traveled to the United States whenever I could get time off work, usually about four weeks per year. My travels were very much focused on photography, and I was often car-camping to get as near as possible to scenic locations in the deserts and mountains of the American Southwest. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to keep up this kind of dedication in subsequent years.

Some of the better photographs and panoramas are available on my portfolio on photo.lu.

Links to other sports photographers in Luxembourg

Photo equipment

Cameras:
Canon 1DX Mark II
Canon 7D Mark II
Canon 1D Mark IV
Canon 1D Mark III (Retired)
Canon 1D Mark II (Retired)
Canon 400D (Sold)
Canon 300D (Sold)
Lenses:
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0 L
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM (Sold)
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 II L USM
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 (Sold)
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM (Retired)
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Canon EF 135mm f/2.0 L USM
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM
Sigma 50-500mm f/4.0-6.3 EX DG HSM
Accessories:
Canon Extender EF 1.4x II
Canon Extender EF 2x II
Canon 580 EX flash
Canon 580 EX II flash
Canon CP-E4 battery pack
Sandisk Extreme / ExtremePro memory cards
Tripod:
Manfrotto 458B
RRS BH-40 LR ballhead
RRS "Ultimate-Pro" Omni-Pivot Package

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