I bought my first digital SLR in January 2004. While the Canon 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, it gradually changed to sports. Capturing fast-paced action (often in low light) requires fast cameras and lenses. I’m currently on my fourth pro-level camera, a Canon 1DX Mark II.
I retired from competitive track&field in January 2006. A month later, I started working as a freelance photographer for Luxemburger Wort, Luxembourg’s largest daily newspaper. Since then I’ve covered around sixteen hundred (1600!) 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 (www.photo.lu) too, to give them a bit of a second life.
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.
- 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)
- Canon EF 16-35mm 2.8 L III USM
- 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 (Backup)
- 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
- Canon Extender EF 1.4x II
- Canon Extender EF 2x II
- Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT flash (2x)
Canon Speedlite 580EX flash(Retired) Canon Speedlite 580EX II flash(Sold) Canon CP-E4 battery pack(Retired)
- Sandisk Extreme / ExtremePro memory cards