My very dear and good Swedish friend, partner and co-founder of this community, Bo Stahlbrandt, now commuting between the German Black Forest and Slovakia, suggested I should write something about my background. So, contrary to my style, here it goes:
The author, merrily shooting away his handheld Nikon F4s with a 35-135mm f/3.5-4.5 AF Zoom Nikkor
at an international horse show jumping competition a few years back
- 4 years as professional photographer
- 50+ years as amateur photographer, with a continuous practice and interest in learning and upgrading using several systems (Reflex Korelle, Brownie, Rollei, Exakta, Voigtländer, Yashica, Canon, Pentax, Olympus, Hasselblad, Nikon), plus
- Over 40 years of a widely varied and diverse professional management and entrepreneurial formation and hands-on experience, in an environment that makes no concessions to the poorly informed and
- Not just the willingness but also the enthusiasm to share information, in the spirit of the founders of Internet, may serve as background to attempt to answer what at photography forums are the most Frequently Asked Questions.
These FAQ's are currently divided into the following sections: