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About me

I am a 30 year old macro and nature photographer. I’m by no means a professional, but I like to capture the beauty and hidden details of nature.

That’s me (Bio)

I was born in the early 90’s on the countryside of East-Germany. Here I was raised until my parents, after a holiday trip decided they wanted to immigrate to Norway. 
August 10th in 2002 a new journey and life began in Norway. 

Ever since I was a little child I have been fascinated by nature and I always wanted to capture lovely moments for later. The best chances for that was grabbing a camera and taking photography’s nonchalantly. Over the years and the older I got I had some trustworthy companions (cameras) some of them are stored away in my parent’s basement safe and sound, others have long been forgotten and recycled. 

In high school I took general studies, with sub-paths within media & communications. My first to go choice for optional classes was photography. That’s where I learned the basics of photography and much more.

After high school I sadly decided not to follow the path of “a photographer”. Instead I went to Bergen in the south-west of Norway to study German linguistic and literature. Since then (summer 2010) I have more or less been a self-taught photographer that kind of specialized in macro and close-up photography. 

But my journey doesn’t stop there; for me photography is still a work in progress. I learn new things every time I use my camera as well as when I share my photography on different online platforms. Discovering new things and techniques about my camera and myself with the help of old high-school friends, social media and photography sites on the internet. 

I’m still learning by doing and I’m sure that will never stop as long as I’m photographing   

The Grieghallen in Bergen, April 2017.

Experience

  • My first kids-, or analog camera that I got, probably went through a lot, since I was a pretty careless child.
  • In 2006 I got my first digital camera, and old Fujifilm FinePix that is probably stored away safe and sound in my parent’s basement.
  • A week or two week long internship in junior high was an eye opener for me. I learned that being a (portrait)photographer had much more to it than just taking photos all day long. I got the chance to look behind the scenes of a local photographer and his assistants (printing, customer service, framing photography’s and much more). On top of that I stayed in contact with these lovely people over years and helped out as a voluntary whenever my time allowed it.
  • In 2007 I started high school where I attended general classes with the sub-path of media & communication – that’s where my raging passion for photography started for good.
  • After high school in 2010 I started following a different path for my career, but photography was still a big part of life
  • Ever since I have been self-taught, suck to macro and close-up, with some outbreaks into other photography fields.


Equipment

Camera:
Canon EOS 700D (since 2014)

Canon EOS 1000D (from 2010 – 2014)

Lenses:
1. EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

2. EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM

3. EF Lens 50mm 1:1.8 STM

4. EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

5. 70-300mm F4,0-5,6 DG APO Makro

Editing software:
Adobe Lightroom Classic
Adobe Photoshop 2021

It’s not that often I’m able to take good photos with my phone, but this little fella is one of them.

Education

Life goes on
(Spring 2018 – today)
After I realized in early 2018 that I couldn’t finish my thesis until Spring/Summer I sadly dropped out of university and took another short break to sort things out and take care of my health (both mental and physical). After a while I decided to continue writing my thesis while finding a job to earn money and that’s what I still do to this day. Things haven’t exactly gone as planned, but life never does, I guess.

Student at UiB – Master’s degree (German linguistics and literature)
(2015 – 2017)
Fall 2015 I started my master’s degree in German linguistics and literature. My main topic/focus was German literature. The first year, with classes and all went really smooth, but my health already started creaking then. In fall 2016 I finally started writing my thesis, but things started to get worse. And I had to move back to my parents who currently live(d) in Germany.

Student at UiB – bachelor’s degree (German linguistics and literature)
(2011 – 2014)
Summer 2011 after I took a year “off” after high school I enrolled at the University of Bergen (in short UiB) and started my bachelor’s degree in German linguistics and literature. Part of my bachelor’s degree was a year where I could take free study credits and study whatever I wanted. For this year I chose some cultural studies classes, one religion class (topic Hinduism) as well as classes for translation and interpreting. Different classes I took were history classes (ancient history as well as contemporary/modern history.

Student at Molde VGS (media & communication class)
(2007 – 2010)
Enrolled in Molde videregående skole (high school) were I took general studies with sub-paths within media & communication. Here I learned everything necessary about photography terms and basics. Besides that, we had filming classes, radio classes, graphic design and other digital things.

East Side Gallery, Berlin, May 2018.

Online classes / Workshops

Workshops from girls-with-cameras

“Focus” ($*) – starting 2022

  • A paid workshop where the focus lies on learning the manual settings of your camera and that you someday will be able to take photography’s you have dreamed of. You also get to know your camera a lot better so that she’s going to be the trust worthiest companion you’ll ever have.

“Discover Creativity” ($) – starting 2022

  • A paid workshop where the focus lies on learning the manual settings of your camera and that you someday will be able to take photography’s you have dreamed of. You also get to know your camera a lot better so that she’s going to be the trust worthiest companion you’ll ever have.

“Den fotografischen Blick schulen” – free workshop starting January 2022

  • A workshop about photography in general, where you learn to use your eyes and imagination to find new motives around you. I really like this kind of workshops, because more than once I forget about the basics and that you can come across a “thing” that’s worth to be photographed everywhere.


(*$) both workshops “focus” and “discover creativity” are workshops I paid for

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