Underwater Photography

In 2005 I became certified as an Open Water Diver. Soon after I started taking photos of the under water wonderland. My first camera was a compact but with increasing ambitions I had to switch to a DSLR with housing and strobes. The focusing speed under low light conditions makes DSLR superior over any other system. I also upgraded my dive gear to a Razor2 sidemount configuration giving me the redundancy and buoyancy control required for photo dives.


Wide Angle - Coral reef

Dive Site: Utopia Beach House Reef, El Quesir, Egypt

Moray Eel

Portrait - Hedgehog Fish

Dive Site: Utopia Beach House Reef, El Quesir, Egypt

Fresh water jelly fish

Macro - Fresh water jelly fish

Dive Site: Gut Widdauen, Germany


Behaviour - Moray Eel with Cleaning Shrimp

Dive Site: Utopia Beach House Reef, El Quesir, Egypt


Fresh Water - European Pike

Dive Site: Angermund, Germany

Clown fish

Close Focus Wide Angle - Crocodile Fish

Dive Site: Utopia Beach House Reef, El Quesir, Egypt

Aquarium Photgraphy

I started keeping tropical fish in the age of 12. When I first got aCanon T70 camera I began experimenting with photography. I really got stared when I got a T90 with flash TTL. Then it took me quite some time to make the transition to a DSLR because I found the quality of digital images not convincing. That changed only a few years ago. Today I'm working with a Conon 7D MkII, EX580 flash and several Macro lenses.

Trichromis salvini

Portrait - Trichromis salvini (Rio Bascan)

My Aquarium

Rainbow cichlid

Behaviour - Spawning Rainbow Cichlids

My Aquarium

Labeo bicolor

Full Shot - Labeo bicolor

Ruhrzoo Bochum

Jack fish

Sea water - Jack fish

Aquarium, Zoo Berlin

Red Neon

Landscape - Red Neon Tetras

Aquarium, Zoo Cologne

Black Tip Reef Shark

Public Aquarium - Blacktip Reef Shark

Aquarium Ruhrzoo Bochum

Database for Aquarium Journals (German)

Library During the years I collected hundreds of journals about tropical fish keeping. But frequently I've the problem of finding a certain paper because there is no index. therefor I started a database. It's growing much slower than I would like it to grow because lack of time. But I'm working on it.


On my link page you'll find some links to pages I use to find information. The links are grouped into Diving, Aquairum, Photography, News and Miscellaneous

Links Diving
Links Aquariumk
Links Photography
Links Chemistry
Links News
Links Miscellaneous

About Me

When I'm not taking photos I'm working as a chemist for Chemical Computing Group in Cologne, Germany. Form 2012-2016 I was a board member of the Computational Chemistry devision (CIC) of the German Chemical Society (GDCh). I'm also a member of the German Cichlids Association (DCG) and an active member of the subdivision for Non-Dwarf American Cichlids. My personal preference are the cichlids of Central America.