Archive for June, 2011

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Shooting Jenny with the new Pentax 645D

First of all I have to say thanks to the guys from .
(A very good place to rent a camera if you are from Vienna or Lower Austria.)
They gave me the opportunity today to try the new Pentax 645D with 40 mega pixel:



I am a DSLR guy and it was the first time in my live to use a medium format camera.
Maybe you guys think it will be difficult to use that camera without any explanation….
But it’s not! It took me about 30 seconds to find out how to change ISO, shutter speed and aperture.
Usage is very intuitive and smooth. I was surprised how accurate and fast the autofocus was. For sure not that fast like on my 7D, but guys we are talking here about a studio cam. I tried two lenses and on both lenses the focus was perfect on every shot.(The last picture in the gallery was my fault, with F4.0 and 125mm the depth of field is very small. And aiming on the hair will not work if you want to have sharp eyes 😉 )


High ISO is also no problem with that camera. Up to ISO 1600 and the noise level is amazingly low for that kind of camera(I saw samples from other medium format cameras that were worse at ISO 800 or 400). I put one 100% ISO 1600 crop (freehand shot from the late afternoon) in the gallery, so you can see what I am talking about.
But the camera is made for studio sessions….and as a DSLR guy I was pretty amazed about the picture quality. I put also a 100% ISO 100 crop in the gallery to make you guys drop your jaws 😉


Last but not least I wanna say thanks to Jenny (I hope I spelled your name right).
She is the beautiful girl on the other end of the camera and made this session even more special.


Now enjoy the photos:




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Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Donauinselfest 2011 – A Great Day

Donauinselfest is a huge festival in Vienna…a lot of music….a little bit of rain (like every year).
This time we watched Sido, Train and Söhne Mannheims.
It was a super nice day with you guys….


Check out the video and the photos to see how crowded and how great the atmosphere was.





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Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Prague… view

A weekend with my girl in Prague, my DSLR and the 50mm 1.4 lens.
Everybody sees everything with different eyes and on the next photos you can see Prague thru my eyes that day.


Enjoy the photos (Click on the picture to see the gallery):




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Saturday, June 4th, 2011

Prague Team Qualifier For Extra-league 2011

wow….what can I say…a weekend full of work….my only my 40D was with me including the 50mm 1.4 lens. Between working on my Laptop I shot some pictures….and the team of my girlfriend had the best scores and qualified for the extra-league…..congrats guys!!!



Enjoy the photos (Click on the picture to see the gallery):
(If you want to use the pictures please contact me and please don’t crop my watermark out)




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Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Poolaroids – the spirit of emotions

I am proud to present my new Shop.


The Story:
At the end of March I decided to open my own shop.
During the European Championships I told you guys I will open in in two month. And that is exactly today.


A lot of people around the world were asking for it and myself were looking for it also after I had my own pool room.
Good pool pictures…. and everybody knows what you will find on the Internet (cats and dogs playing billiard, The Rat Pack, movie posters and so on.)


This changes now with Poolaroids:
I sell only high-end Fine Art Prints on aluminum (I call that one “carefree package” you just have to unwrap it, put it on your wall and enjoy it with a smile)
and on 330g baryte paper for people who want to frame the photo by themselves.



Worldwide free shipping will make it easier for you – what you see is what you pay.
Also discounts are available in the Fine Art Print Section.


Poolaoids stands also for environment protection and sustainability…. just visit for more information


Just visit


Maybe you have an idea now why my blog was not that often updated the last two month…no worries new tournament pictures are on the way 😉

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