Dan W.

Hi, I am Dan,

I was born in the southwest in Germany in the early 1970’s. As I was a pre-teenager my grandfather, he was an enthusiastic photographer, gave me my first camera. I still remember it was a Yashica, an analogue camera, at that time a digital camera was a star-track since fiction thing.

If you expect now that that this was the starting point for glamorous career as a photographer – I have to disappoint you. I hadn’t interests in photography and hardly shot a full film (the older readers might remember that are 36 images) per year.

Life went on and I developed plenty of interests as a student, not only such interests as the almost mandatory dedication to the big B’s like Beer, Bars and Burgers, but also sailing, scuba diving, and, and, and…. But still no photography.

As my student life ended and work started I had a better financial background for more travelling, ironically less time for it though. However, travelling started to get me interested in Photography. Additionally I read that about 20% of humans above 85 years of age suffering on Alzheimer*. So I simply wanted to catch some of this precious sights as memory on my 85th birthday, but also to share with my family and friends before that day of course.

My professional life as a naval architect and ship classification surveyor lead me from Germany to China for 10 years and then to the UAE for the time being. These locations also influenced my main interests in photography, landscapes and cityscapes.

Best time to shoot pictures are for me early morning, evening and night, rather than that too bright, hard and short shadow throwing daytime light.

Thank you for reading and may the light be with you!


My gear

Camera 1:

Nikon D3S body Preferred lenses: AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm F2.8G ED and AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Camera 2:

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Preferred lenses: Panasonic Lumix 8-18mm, f2.8-4.0 ASP, M. Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 and M.Zuiko ED 12-100mm f4.0 IS PRO

As additional toys:

GoPro Hero 6 and drone DJI Spark

*Source Wikipedia.de in April 2020

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