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Friday, December 8th, 2017

Portrait shooting with actress Glenna Weber – iPhone or DSLR?

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Ich schreibe gerade einen Artikel für die Zeitschrift c’t Digitale-Fotografie, wobei ich das iPhone mit einer aktuellen Spiegelreflex vergleiche. Dabei habe ich die Schauspielerin Glenna Weber abgelichtet. Bis die Zeitschrift erscheint, dürft ihr raten, welches Foto von einer Canon EOS 5D Mk IV und welches von einem iPhone 8 Plus erstellt wurde. Die Hensel Blitze am iPhone habe ich mit dem Tric Flash trigger am iPhone gesynct – – bei Softwareproblemen antwortet diese Firma wirklich flott, toller support!. Antwortet in den Comments und ich schicke dem Ersten, der richtig geantwortet hat eine Zeitschrift zu.
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Right now I’m writing an iPhone vs DSLR article for the magazine c’t Digitale-Fotografie, where I did a portrait shooting with the actress Glenna Weber. Until the magazine is released you can guess what picture I shot with the iPhone 8 Plus and which one
I shot with my Canon EOS 5D MK IV. I synced the Hensel Strobes and the iPhone with the Tric Flash trigger – – these guys have a great support!!! The first who posts the right answer in the comment section gets a free magazine.
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Saturday, November 9th, 2013

and the winner is….

Marcus Horn!


Congratulations Marcus, you will receive soon a email with all information.


Enjoy your Buffalo Horn Qpod from the wildlife impressions series.




Thanks to Qpod for making this competition possible. I had the opportunity to have all their products in my hand during the product photo shoot (a more detailed posting about that will follow soon). The workmanship and quality is top notch. Go to and get yourself a beautiful Xmas present.


Enjoy you Qpod Marcus!


This article was written completely on my iPad and the image was shot tethered with an eye-fi card to the tablet. Retouching was done with Snapspeed and Watermark P. I’m a little surprised about myself, but honestly I have to say, that for lots of stuff my laptop will remain in the bag from now. Interested a similar read? Check out


And here ist the full picture from the riddle:



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Tuesday, October 15th, 2013


When you would have asked me some years ago about shooting pictures with my phone, I would just give you a smile. I usually use my 40D, 7D or 5DmkIII (and sometimes a medium format camera).Everybody knows, there is no doubt about the quality compared to a phone. For holiday fun I use a Sony dsc-TX30. This camera is really tiny and you could carry it easily in your pocket all day long without getting bothered about it. But still, you have to charge the battery and you have to put it in your pocket.


My phone is always with me, it’s mostly charged and it also can shoot pictures.
So it’s time to give it a serious try to shoot what I love -> people.


I’m not afraid to shoot people close with a wide angle lens (33 mm equivalent, from an actual focal length of 4.13 mm on a iPhone 5). It gives the viewer the feeling to be very close to the subject. Speed is also a important point -> I was driving with the car during the second shot, so i would be way to slow with my dslr to capture this beautiful moment.
I also did the post processing on the phone. I mostly use Snapspeed, because I’m used to it from my PC (Nik filters). For the watermark I used Photomarkr. And to write this article and post it, I used the WordPress app.


From my point of view, the quality is ok for web, but I will also give it a try and develop a print.
The usability is unbeatable -> shooting, editing and posting on the same device. But it’s tough to change settings the way I’m used to from my dslr’s. I also love to use an optical viewfinder and a fast autofocus that snaps to a (moving) subject at 1.4 for example. (I mostly shoot wide open)
Big prints is also something I like a lot. And there is so much more that an cell phone cannot do (right now). An iPhone will never make me happy in my professional approach.


Anyhow, there is a true saying: The best camera is the one that’s with you.


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