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I’m John Wilhelm, I’m a photoholic. My profession is IT, my passion is photography. I was born 1970 in Winterthur Switzerland where I still live together with my wife and my three girls.
Photography was always important in my life. My father was an experienced hobby-photographer and founded at least two local photography-associations. So I grew up in an environment of cameras, magazines, lenses, self-made camera-baggage’s, darkrooms and funny weddings.
I wasn’t very excited back then about those films and development processes. It was such a lot of fiddling in my opinion.
The importance of photography changed into joy when I was holding my first digital cam in my hands. The fire was sparked off and a long journey begun, a journey through lots of camera systems, techniques, experiences and finally software products. February 2011, I decided to take a step across the border of plain photography. I entered the world of composing and retouching. That was the best thing I every did… now photography is a complete passion!
Killer Kit Awards
In My Bag
- Sony Alpha a7R Mirrorless Camera x2
- Sony FE 24-70 F4
- Sony FE 70-200 F4
- Sony FE 55 F1.8
- Sony FE 35 F2.8
- Nikkor 14-24 F2.8
- Zeiss Macroplanar 100 ZF.2
- SAMYANG 8mm
- Novoflex Nex/Nik Adapter
- Elinchrom BX 500 Ri (2x)
- Elinchrom BX 250 Ri
- Elinchrom Quadra Ranger Hybrid RX
- Elinchrom Quadra A-Head (2x)
- Elinchrom Ringflash ECO
- Portalite Softboxes
- NITECORE Tiny Monster TM15
- Manfrotto MT057C3
- Manfrotto 468MGRC4
- GITZO GT1544T
- MacPro 2013
- Adobe Photoshop
- Wacom Cintiq 24 HD Interactive Pen Display
- Website: http://johnwilhelm.ch/
- 500px: http://500px.com/horazio
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnwilhelmisaphotoholic
Professional Photographer: No
My profession is IT, my passion is photography.
Influences and Inspirations
- Uli Staiger >> http://www.dielichtgestalten.de/
Learned a lot from him in the composing field.
- Tim Flach >> http://timflach.com/
I like his work completely. In my opinion the best animal shooter ever.
- Erik Johansson >> http://erikjohanssonphoto.com/
His ideas and the quality of his work is exceptional.