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Jun 28, 2020   

Buy cheaper due to reduced VAT

In an unexpected statement, German chancellor Angie Merkel announced to introduce a temporary reduction of the German VAT rates. The measure is part of a huge stimulus package aimed to reduce the economic impact of the Corona pandemic and boost domestic demand.

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Jun 25, 2020   

Lingerie without labels

Underwear is something light. Hiding a bit but showing a lot. To me, it's a piece of art as well. Something that emphasizes female beauty. To others, it's just a business. They need to sew a big logo inside the tiny piece of lingerie and add long washing instructions, too. But finally, I found someone who does it my way.

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Jun 16, 2020   

Things we don't speak about

I am often astonished that in today's world there are still many taboo subjects. We claim to be an enlightened society, but in the end there's so much between females and males that is never talked about. Until now.

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Apr 18, 2020   

The mysterious vectorscope

For a couple of years, I am very much interested in color grading. I am fascinated by colors and play with color. But instead of just giving a scene a specific look, I also want to look into color correction. The process of fixing skin tones for example.

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Mar 28, 2020   

Refresh your French

I love the playful easiness of French women, their imperfect, almost randomly looking style and the self-confidence they have in their appeal. It's a French thing that allows women to look and feel sexy while being strong and confident, on eye level with men. If you want to work with them, however, I recommend you to learn their language.

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Mar 1, 2020   

What's in my bag 2020

A few years ago, I was asked to tell the readers of the whatsinmybag.com website, what gear I take on the road. The site doesn't exist anymore, but I really liked the idea. So, here is a quick update of what I am currently travelling with.

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Feb 16, 2020   

How to get glowing skin

In nude photography you will often see shiny skin. It's like a visual touch of an oil massage, I guess. At least, it looks good and many people have already offered me to be the body oil assistant. But there is no such job.

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Jan 6, 2020   

Dear lingerie designers

Labeling a piece of underwear with its size and type of fabric is something important to do. You also need to add washing instructions. And another label for the country of production is popular as well. You might want to add your logo, too. But have you ever though about the comfort of wearing these labels on your skin?

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Dec 17, 2019   

Why we don't need presets

More and more people are offering presets and styles with which you can apply a certain look to your images. Even I was selling mine a few years ago. Here's why I believe it's better not to use presets and why I stopped doing it.

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Nov 13, 2019   

Profoto Connect for Sony

Yesterday my Profoto Connect for Sony arrived. It's a wireless flash trigger which is compatible with my new Profoto B10 flash using their so-called Air technology. Unfortunately I hadn't read the small print.

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Oct 23, 2019   

Selling my Profoto Studio Gear

For around 15 years, I am using Profoto light equipment and their stuff never let me down. Personally, I know better what I need now (just one small flash head like the B10), but if you're photographing in a studio situation, you might want to get some of my used stuff.

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Oct 5, 2019   

Sony ECM-W1M vs ECM-B1M

When filiming interviews like I do for Playboy sometimes, you need to record the voice of the Playmate properly. The build in microphone won't do. I checked out the new shotgun microphone from Sony that just came out.

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