Bring your images to life EP 02: Why printing your shots is relevant (Part 1)

Bring your images to life EP 02: Why printing your shots is relevant (Part 1)

Welcome back to the blog guys!

This is the second episode of Bring your images to life, an ongoing series where I talk about all kinds of topics related to the process of printing.

In the first episode, I talked about my intentions behind this series and also gave you a quick rundown on what gear I use and how my friends over at Canon Deutschland were kind enough to support me in the course of this project.

This time though, I want to talk about my personal thoughts on why I think every photographer should print his work and why this is a relevant topic in today’s world. Maybe even more so than ever before. As I have to say a lot about this, I decided to split this post into two parts, starting with Part 1 here.

So get yourself a nice cup of coffee or whatever you’re down with and let’s dive into this.

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My workflow with G-Technology EP 02: Speed vs. Capacity, which portable drive is right for you?

My workflow with G-Technology EP 02: Speed vs. Capacity, which portable drive is right for you?

Hi guys,

welcome back to the blog and another episode of My workflow with G-Technology.

This time I’m going to talk about the importance of speed vs. capacity, and the different mobile drives I use personally. Since G-Technology offers a wide range of portable storage solutions with different features, I thought it’d make sense to highlight each of them and explain how I use them in different parts of my process. Hopefully, this gives you guys a better understanding of what would fit your very own creative workflow best.

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My workflow with G-Technology EP 01: While in the field

My workflow with G-Technology EP 01: While in the field

Hi guys,

welcome back to the blog and a new series of episodes, where I plan to give you more detailed insights into my content workflow and how I handle things in its different stages.

If you haven’t read my last episodes, where I’ve talked about my new partnership with G-Technology and which of their gear I use, make sure to catch up here.

In this very first episode of My workflow with G-Technology, I’ll give you a short overview about how my usual work and creative process looks like when I’m out in the field or travelling and how I protect my content while doing so.

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G-Technology: G-SPEED Shuttle XL with ev Series Bay Adapters

G-Technology: G-SPEED Shuttle XL with ev Series Bay Adapters

We already talked a lot about the mobile part of my overall workflow and how G-Technology’s gear supports it perfectly. And while a big part of my creative passion is spent abroad, under the impact of tough conditions, managing the overall content back home isn’t any less important, to sustain a successful career in the long run.

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G-Technology: G-DRIVE ev RaW

G-Technology: G-DRIVE ev RaW

While SSD drives undoubtedly are the future and offer some significant improvements compared to their traditional counterparts, they definitely come at high price point and with limited capacities. The longer the trip or session though, the more images I usually collect and have to keep secure.

This is where traditional hard drives with large capacities come in very handy and from now on a couple of G-Technology’s G-DRIVE ev RaW drives serve the purpose of meeting these requirements I have.

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G-Technology: G-DRIVE Mobile Pro SSD

G-Technology: G-DRIVE Mobile Pro SSD

As a freelancing photographer, mainly shooting in urban environments and far off locations across the globe, I’m in a constant need for performance and reliability when it comes to my gear. Not only my cameras and lenses have to be rock-solid in every condition, but also the devices I use for storage and editing have to work flawlessly.

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G-Technology: How the Evolution Series will change my creative workflow

G-Technology: How the Evolution Series will change my creative workflow

Welcome back to the blog!

It’s been a while since I last posted and a lot has happened since then.

I moved to Berlin a couple months ago, though I’m still in the process of building up the new office space here in the heart of the city. With this a lot of changes came a long the way, especially regarding my workflow. And by workflow I mean the whole process from being at a far away location and producing content, right up to being back in the office and getting piles of work done and delivered to my clients.

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How to get rid of your old fashioned closet with KWERQUS

How to get rid of your old fashioned closet with KWERQUS

I recently moved to Berlin as I wanted to put myself into a new environment, meeting inspiring people and boosting my creativity, especially when it comes to photography and life in general.

This time I wanted a fresh start, so I decided to really bring none of my old furniture into the new flat. Soon though, I began to realise that I have quite a lot of stuff which I need to put somewhere, especially clothes…

But little did I know, there is a really great solution for this…

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The Synology C2: Offsite backups the smart way

The Synology C2: Offsite backups the smart way

Hi guys,

welcome back to another post, which is giving you some more insights into my overall backup strategy.

This time I’d like to talk about the importance of offsite backups and how you can easily integrate Synology’s very own solution, the Synology C2, into your Synology DiskStation environment.

But before we get into the technical details, let’s have a look on why you should consider backing up your content offsite at all.

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The Synology DS1517+: Integration into my photography workflow (Pt.2)

The Synology DS1517+: Integration into my photography workflow (Pt.2)

Welcome to Part 2 of an ongoing series about how I integrated the Synology DS1517+ into my personal photography workflow.

In this part I'd like to show you some possibilities and insights on my remote setup for using the Synology DS1517+. Therefore we cover topics like configuration of HTTPS/VPN access, cloud services for off-site backups and how to access the NAS from the internet, by using your laptop or mobile device.

Let's talk about how to set this up.

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The Synology DS1517+: Integration into my photography workflow (Pt.1)

The Synology DS1517+: Integration into my photography workflow (Pt.1)

Welcome back to my second tutorial about the Synology DS1517+. 

While the first episode was more about the general pros and cons of NAS solutions and why the products from Synology are a real game-changer for your content management, this post will dive into more details about how I integrated the Diskstation into my very own photography workflow. I'll split this up into several posts, covering local and remote scenarios. In this part I'll talk about how to use Adobe Lightroom together with the DS1517+ within a local network. This is followed by how you can use Synology's USB Copy package to create a local back-up on an external USB drive.

Let's talk about how to set this up.

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Spain: Exploring Barcelona and Valencia with Canon Deutschland

Spain: Exploring Barcelona and Valencia with Canon Deutschland

A couple of weeks ago, I visited some cities in one of my favourite European country, Spain. With me I brought the new Canon 5D Mark IV and two Canon L lenses, kindly provided by my friends over at Canon Deutschland. The Canon 5D bodies are some of the most widely used cameras amongst professional photographers and are well known for their reliability, even under the toughest conditions.

Check out this post for some dope locations in Barcelona and Valencia and some insights on how the camera performed while using it there.

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The Synology DS1517+: Revolutionize your digital workflow

The Synology DS1517+: Revolutionize your digital workflow

Today's content creators and visual artists typically have to deal with a massive flood of digital content. Regardless of whether you're into photography, videography or other types of digital media, with the ongoing war on resolution, there is a constant increase in file size. And while you might start your initial career on a single portable hard drive, you'll most likely run into limitations very quickly. Most people I know in the business, including myself, kept on buying more and more hard drives, slowly blundering into a dead-end street of dealing with back-up problems, lost files and multiple copies of catalogues, assuming you're using Lightroom or something similar.

Let's talk about how to change this workflow.

 

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Japan Series Pt.1: Tokyo's future cityscapes

Japan Series Pt.1: Tokyo's future cityscapes

I just came back from a two weeks trip through Japan. So I thought it would be nice to provide you guys with some detailed information and impressions about the destinations I've visited in the land of rising sun. Let's call this Japan Series, featuring a little article about each stop on the journey. First stop: Tokyo.

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