I live in the heart of the Tyrolean Alps, in a small village called Thiersee. I did not start with photography, I started with filming, but after some time I noticed, that I prefer to catch a special moment that never comes back, instead of a whole scene.
Landscape photography fascinates me, because the same countryside looks different every time, when you visit it. Because of the changing weather and lights.
Every time I explore the nature, my camera is by my side.
I don't really have any role models. But I like the art work of Marc Adams and Ronny Behnert, especially his black-white pictures.
You only have to open up your eyes to find motives. The native offers itself great motives.
It´s important to work in the RAW-format. To edit my pictures I use the program LR Timelapse in connection with Adobe Ligthroom. You start taking photos with a tripod but if you want to increase your level you should use a slider (I use the Rhino slider).
The biggest challenge of making Timelapse Photography is the seamless transition from day to night and opposite.
Generally it´s a big accomplishment in photography to touch people lives with pictures.
A hard challenge is surely the night-photography, especially to take photos from the milky way. You should know your camera very well if you work in the dark. Especially if you are high in the snowy mountains and can´t feel your hands because of the cold temperature.
Because of internet-platforms, like 500px, where I reached nearly 5 million people, I could increase my level of knowledge. In addition I like Facebook because I can exchange and get a lot of knowledge with other photographs.
Thank you Stefan for taking the time to do this interview.