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Only a Dream

I would sing this song to my cats on a daily basis (if I had cats). This Miami Vice tribute by the band Dance With the Dead from their album Out of Body is amazing. To be honest, the whole album has no filling songs. Every piece is an amazing frame of mind.

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A vintage look in Photoshop

Sometimes you want to give your images a vintage look. There are various film simulations out there, but I don't intend to emulate a specific film manufacturer. For the vintage looks, it's enough to tweak your image subtly in Photoshop. Here is one of the many possible approaches step-by-step explained.

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DJI RSC2 Gimbal: Easy setup and user guide

As a matter of course I am asked to deliver stable video footage along with my pictures these days. Whether it's an interview or video clips, I am always looking for the most simple setup. Schedules (and budgets) are usually tight, so I benefit from easy to use and reliable gear. This is why I bought the brand new dji gimbal.

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Boobs versus butts

How did breasts and buns become a turn on thing? And are men more into boobs or behinds? Is this universal, I mean is it the same around the globe? Did you know a brand even sells marshmallows that are shaped like butts and breasts?

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A tribute to Initial D

Initial D is a Japanese street racing manga series written and illustrated by Shuichi Shigeno. At the moment I am working on the concept of my next photo book which circles around cars. Therefore I am sucking up everything inspiring about cars.

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50 years of Opel Manta

The November issue of Playboy Germany is out now. And it is featuring an Opel Manta for Playboy Cars. I was asked to shoot the story and it felt like traveling back in time: childhood memories.

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My diamond painting

During the lockdown in May I decided that it was the perfect time to work on an experiment. A year before, I had made notes about several techniques to re-produce images. One of those were the so-called diamond paintings. So a big do-it-yourself project started.

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My life six months later

2020 has been very different than I had planned. The past months have developed in ways that I would never have imagined. No traveling, no photo shoots, not being able to plan anything ahead. And constantly changing rules that make it difficult to remain positive. And when will this situation be over?

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Unjunk me with Gmail

Google is one of the companies that rule the world. More than half of the people subscribing to my newsletter have an account there. But unfortunately Google sends emails from me, directly to their spam folder. Here's how to avoid this.

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To show oneself at one's best

Technically German is a complicated language. But there are some expressions that get straight to the point. The German term 'Schokoladenseite' is one of those examples. It refers to which side of your face looks prettier than the other. Because they are not the same.

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To shave or not to shave

Dermatologists say it's more hygienic to refrain from shaving. Pubic hair protects sensitive skin and traps bacteria before they enter the vagina. But this is not a medical blog, so the question is if pubic hair is good for photographs. Let's discuss.

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How do you become photogenic?

Being photogenic means looking good in pictures. But if you look ugly in pictures, does it mean you are ugly in real life, too? And is someone who looks beautiful automatically photogenic? In a world where 1.8 billion photos get taken every day, these questions finally deserve answers.

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