[:de]Ostbelgien 8K(UHD) - Zeitrafferfilm[:en]East Belgium 8K - Time-lapse Short Film[:fr]East Belgium 8K - Time-lapse[:zh]East Belgium 8K - Time-lapse short film[:]

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East Belgium 8K

Zeitraffer-Kurzfilm

FILMZUSAMMENFASSUNG

Der Kurzfilm “East Belgium 8K” soll das Bewusstsein für die Schönheit und die Schätze unserer wunderbaren Heimat Ostbelgien schärfen. Wir können uns glücklich schätzen,  Teil davon zu sein. Ein wacher Blick auf die Schönheit unserer Umgebung verleiht uns Kraft, Energie und Entspannung  für den Alltag.

Impressionen aus Ostbelgien:

(Alle Zeitrafferaufnahmen wurden mit der Sony A7RIV und dem Sony A7RIII fotografiert.)

Während der letzten 8 Monaten bin ich quer durch Ostbelgien gereist, um ein besonderes Video über Ostbelgien zu erstellen. Mein Ziel war es, unsere Region zu erkunden, wobei ich immer darauf bedacht war, den Fokus auf die natürliche Umgebung, die Ortschaften mit ihren lokalen Sehenswürdigkeiten sowie die Vielfalt der geografischen Begebenheiten in Ostbelgien zu legen. Im Laufe des Projektes wuchs in mir das Anliegen, gerade in dieser durch COVID19 bedingten schwierigen Zeit, die positiven Merkmale unserer Heimat Ostbelgien hervorzuheben. Wir leben in einer wunderbaren Region mit unzähligen schönen Ortschaften, die sich vom Norden bis in den Süden Ostbelgiens aneinanderreihen. 

Mit mehr als 15.000 Einzelfotos, die unterwegs aufgenommen wurden, entstand EAST BELGIUM 8K, ein Zeitrafferfilm, der Sie zu einer lebendigen Entdeckungsreise einlädt durch die Natur Ostbelgiens, entlang der Ufer unserer Seen und der Panoramalandschaften vieler Ortschaften. 

Dieses Videoprojekt entstand im Rahmen des Kunststipendiums der Deutschsprachigen Gemeinschaft, ohne deren Unterstützung das Projekt “East Belgium 8K” nicht hätte realisiert werden können.

BEHIND THE SCENE:

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Publikationen & Artikel:

Grenzecho.net : Liebeserklärung in 15.000 Bildern: Eupener Fotograf setzt Ostbelgien in Szene

East Belgium 8K

A Timelapse  movie

FILM SYNOPSIS

The short film "East Belgium 8K" aims to raise awareness of the beauty and treasures of our wonderful home of East Belgium. We are lucky to be part of it. An awake view of the beauty of our surroundings gives us strength, energy and relaxation for everyday life.

Impressions of East Belgium:

(All Timelapse footage are shoot with Sony A7RIV and Sony A7RIII.)

During the last eight months, I travelled across East Belgium to create a special video about East Belgium. My aim was to explore our region, always keeping in mind to focus on the natural environment, the villages with their local attractions and the diversity of the geographical features in East Belgium. In the course of the project, I grew to want to highlight the positive characteristics of our home in East Belgium, especially in these difficult times caused by COVID19. We live in a wonderful region with countless beautiful villages that stretch from the north to the south of East Belgium.

With more than 15,000 individual photos taken along the way, EAST BELGIUM 8K was created, a time-lapse film that invites you on a vivid journey of discovery through the nature of East Belgium, along the shores of our lakes and the panoramic landscapes of many villages.

This video project was created within the framework of the Art Scholarship of the Deutschsprachigen Gemeinschaft, without whose support the project "East Belgium 8K" could not have been realised. (Time lapse 8K East Belgium)

BEHIND THE SCENE:

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Publication & Articles:

Grenzecho.net : A Loveletter in 15,000 pictures: Cedric Paquet a Belgian photographer from Eupen puts East Belgium in the spotlight

Contact

Tourism board? Cooperation or any requested? Want to get in touch with me? Please contact me.

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Time lapse 8K East Belgium

East Belgium 8K

A Timelapse  movie

FILM SYNOPSIS

The short film "East Belgium 8K" aims to raise awareness of the beauty and treasures of our wonderful home of East Belgium. We are lucky to be part of it. An awake view of the beauty of our surroundings gives us strength, energy and relaxation for everyday life.

Impressions of East Belgium:

(All Timelapse footage are shoot with Sony A7RIV and Sony A7RIII.)

During the last eight months, I travelled across East Belgium to create a special video about East Belgium. My aim was to explore our region, always keeping in mind to focus on the natural environment, the villages with their local attractions and the diversity of the geographical features in East Belgium. In the course of the project, I grew to want to highlight the positive characteristics of our home in East Belgium, especially in these difficult times caused by COVID19. We live in a wonderful region with countless beautiful villages that stretch from the north to the south of East Belgium.

With the help of this project, I would like to make the public aware of the beauty and treasures of this wonderful region that is East Belgium. We are lucky to live there and to be part of it. An attentive view of the beauty of our environment gives us strength, energy and relaxation for our daily life.

This video project was created within the framework of the Art Scholarship of the Deutschsprachigen Gemeinschaft, without whose support the project "East Belgium 8K" could not have been realised. (Time lapse 8K East Belgium)

BEHIND THE SCENE:

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Publication & Articles:

Grenzecho.net : A Loveletter in 15,000 pictures: Cedric Paquet a Belgian photographer from Eupen puts East Belgium in the spotlight

Sony Belgium publication on Social Media: East Belgium 8K

Contact

Tourism board? Cooperation or any requested? Want to get in touch with me? Please contact me.
Time lapse 8K East Belgium
With more than 15,000 individual photos taken along the way, EAST BELGIUM 8K was created, a time-lapse film that invites you on a vivid journey of discovery through the nature of East Belgium, along the shores of our lakes and the panoramic landscapes of many villages.

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East Belgium 8K

A Timelapse  movie

FILM SYNOPSIS

The short film "East Belgium 8K" aims to raise awareness of the beauty and treasures of our wonderful home of East Belgium. We are lucky to be part of it. An awake view of the beauty of our surroundings gives us strength, energy and relaxation for everyday life.

Impressions of East Belgium:

(All Timelapse footage are shoot with Sony A7RIV and Sony A7RIII.)

During the last eight months, I travelled across East Belgium to create a special video about East Belgium. My aim was to explore our region, always keeping in mind to focus on the natural environment, the villages with their local attractions and the diversity of the geographical features in East Belgium. In the course of the project, I grew to want to highlight the positive characteristics of our home in East Belgium, especially in these difficult times caused by COVID19. We live in a wonderful region with countless beautiful villages that stretch from the north to the south of East Belgium.

With more than 15,000 individual photos taken along the way, EAST BELGIUM 8K was created, a time-lapse film that invites you on a vivid journey of discovery through the nature of East Belgium, along the shores of our lakes and the panoramic landscapes of many villages.

This video project was created within the framework of the Art Scholarship of the Deutschsprachigen Gemeinschaft, without whose support the project "East Belgium 8K" could not have been realised. (Time lapse 8K East Belgium)

BEHIND THE SCENE:

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Publication & Articles:

Grenzecho.net : A Loveletter in 15,000 pictures: Cedric Paquet a Belgian photographer from Eupen puts East Belgium in the spotlight

Contact

Tourism board? Cooperation or any requested? Want to get in touch with me? Please contact me.

East Belgium 8K

A timelapse movie

Résumé du film:

Avec plus de 15.000 photos individuelles prises en cours de route, le projet ‘EAST BELGIUM 8K’ a été créé - un film en timelapse qui vous emmène sur  un voyage à travers la nature, le long des rives des lacs cristallins et des panoramas des villages de “Ostbelgien”. 

Impressions de l'Est de la Belgique:

(Toutes les images de Timelapse sont prises avec Sony A7RIV et Sony A7RIII.)

Au cours des 8 derniers mois, j'ai voyagé à travers “Ostbelgien” pour créer une vidéo attrayante sur la région. Mon objectif était d'explorer notre region. Je voulais mettre le focus sur l'environnement naturel, les villages avec leurs attractions locales et sur la diversité des conditions géographiques de l'est de la Belgique. Au cours du projet, le désir a grandi en moi, surtout dans cette période difficile provoquée par COVID19, de mettre en évidence le patrimoine naturel de notre région “Ostbelgien”. Nous vivons dans une région merveilleuse avec d'innombrables beaux villages qui s'alignent du nord au sud de “Ostbelgien”.

 

A l'aide de ce projet, je voudrais sensibiliser le public à la beauté et aux trésors de cette merveilleuse région qu’est l'Est de la Belgique. Nous avons la chance d´y vivre et d'en faire partie. Une vision attentive de la beauté de notre environnement nous donne force, énergie et détente pour notre vie quotidienne.

Ce projet vidéo a été créé dans le cadre de la bourse d'art de la communauté germanophone. Sans ce soutien, je n'aurais pas pu réaliser le projet "East Belgium 8K".

 

BEHIND THE SCENE:

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Publication & Articles:

Grenzecho.net : Une lettre d'amour en 15 000 images : Cédric Paquet, photographe belge d'Eupen, met en scène l'Est de la Belgique.

Contact

L'office du tourisme ? Coopération ou toute autre demande ? Vous souhaitez me contacter ? Veuillez me contacter.

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East Belgium 8K

A Timelapse  movie

FILM SYNOPSIS

The short film "East Belgium 8K" aims to raise awareness of the beauty and treasures of our wonderful home of East Belgium. We are lucky to be part of it. An awake view of the beauty of our surroundings gives us strength, energy and relaxation for everyday life.

Impressions of East Belgium:

(All Timelapse footage are shoot with Sony A7RIV and Sony A7RIII.)

During the last eight months, I travelled across East Belgium to create a special video about East Belgium. My aim was to explore our region, always keeping in mind to focus on the natural environment, the villages with their local attractions and the diversity of the geographical features in East Belgium. In the course of the project, I grew to want to highlight the positive characteristics of our home in East Belgium, especially in these difficult times caused by COVID19. We live in a wonderful region with countless beautiful villages that stretch from the north to the south of East Belgium.

With more than 15,000 individual photos taken along the way, EAST BELGIUM 8K was created, a time-lapse film that invites you on a vivid journey of discovery through the nature of East Belgium, along the shores of our lakes and the panoramic landscapes of many villages.

This video project was created within the framework of the Art Scholarship of the Deutschsprachigen Gemeinschaft, without whose support the project "East Belgium 8K" could not have been realised. (Time lapse 8K East Belgium)

BEHIND THE SCENE:

[slider fit="contain" autoplay="1" thumbnails="1" attachment_ids="11125,11126,11127,11128,11129,11130,11131"]

 

Publication & Articles:

Grenzecho.net : A Loveletter in 15,000 pictures: Cedric Paquet a Belgian photographer from Eupen puts East Belgium in the spotlight

Contact

Tourism board? Cooperation or any requested? Want to get in touch with me? Please contact me.

 

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[:de]Shortfilm: Moving | Hong Kong[:en]Shortfilm: Moving | Hong Kong[:fr]Shortfilm: Moving | Hong Kong[:zh]Shortfilm: "Moving"Hong Kong[:]

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"Moving" is short dance film which took place in Hong Kong: A very busy city with over 7 million citizen living together in the narrowest space and barely have the space for themselves.

Claire Lim, a local Hong Kongese try to slow a second down, free out the noises and the hustles from the stressfull lifes. Synchronize her peaceful mind with her body in such a stimulating city like Hong Kong to rediscover this beauty.

In this short film story "Moving" in Hong Kong Clare's finding her own space and power to rediscover & explore her inner self. In such facepaced cities it's very easy to stuck in your head and be quickly leave behind. You have to find a way to rethink again, imagine and free up time for yourself.

During this Video-production I reviewed also the ZEISS Batis lenses – a 25mm f/2, a 40mm f/2 CF, and a 85mm f/1.8.

Many thanks to all who contributed towards the making of this film. This story is inspired by actual real life, after interviewing Clare and asking them about their life experience. Most of the narrative is actually what they said – I just picked out the best bits!

Special Thanks to the Team from Sharedspace Clare Lim, Aaron Martin Pamela Gonzalez.

Also thanks to Zeiss HK and Shriro for the support.

You want to know more about this project or cooperate for future projects? 

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"Moving" is short dance film which took place in Hong Kong: A very busy city with over 7 million citizen living together in the narrowest space and barely have the space for themselves.

In this shortfilm about Moving in Hong Kong: Claire Lim, a local Hong Kongese try to slow a second down, free out the noises and the hustles from the stressfull lifes. Synchronize her peaceful mind with her body in such a stimulating city like Hong Kong to rediscover this beauty.

In this short film story "Moving" in Hong Kong Clare's finding her own space and power to rediscover & explore her inner self. In such facepaced cities it's very easy to stuck in your head and be quickly leave behind. You have to find a way to rethink again, imagine and free up time for yourself.

During this Video-production I reviewed also the ZEISS Batis lenses – a 25mm f/2, a 40mm f/2 CF, and a 85mm f/1.8.

Many thanks to all who contributed towards the making of this film. This story is inspired by actual real life, after interviewing Clare and asking them about their life experience. Most of the narrative is actually what they said – I just picked out the best bits!

Special Thanks to the Team from Sharedspace Clare Lim, Aaron Martin Pamela Gonzalez.

Also thanks to Zeiss HK and Shriro for the support.

You want to know more about this project or cooperate for future projects? 

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"Moving" is short dance film which took place in Hong Kong: A very busy city with over 7 million citizen living together in the narrowest space and barely have the space for themselves.

Claire Lim, a local Hong Kongese try to slow a second down, free out the noises and the hustles from the stressfull lifes. Synchronize her peaceful mind with her body in such a stimulating city like Hong Kong to rediscover this beauty.

In this short film story "Moving" in Hong Kong Clare's finding her own space and power to rediscover & explore her inner self. In such facepaced cities it's very easy to stuck in your head and be quickly leave behind. You have to find a way to rethink again, imagine and free up time for yourself.

During this Video-production I reviewed also the ZEISS Batis lenses – a 25mm f/2, a 40mm f/2 CF, and a 85mm f/1.8.

Many thanks to all who contributed towards the making of this film. This story is inspired by actual real life, after interviewing Clare and asking them about their life experience. Most of the narrative is actually what they said – I just picked out the best bits!

Special Thanks to the Team from Sharedspace Clare Lim, Aaron Martin Pamela Gonzalez.

Also thanks to Zeiss HK and Shriro for the support.

You want to know more about this project or cooperate for future projects? 

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"Moving" is short dance film which took place in Hong Kong: A very busy city with over 7 million citizen living together in the narrowest space and barely have the space for themselves.

Claire Lim, a local Hong Kongese try to slow a second down, free out the noises and the hustles from the stressfull lifes. Synchronize her peaceful mind with her body in such a stimulating city like Hong Kong to rediscover this beauty.

In this short film story "Moving" in Hong Kong Clare's finding her own space and power to rediscover & explore her inner self. In such facepaced cities it's very easy to stuck in your head and be quickly leave behind. You have to find a way to rethink again, imagine and free up time for yourself.

During this Video-production I reviewed also the ZEISS Batis lenses – a 25mm f/2, a 40mm f/2 CF, and a 85mm f/1.8.

Many thanks to all who contributed towards the making of this film. This story is inspired by actual real life, after interviewing Clare and asking them about their life experience. Most of the narrative is actually what they said – I just picked out the best bits!

Here you can find my  whole photo series about Hong Kong

Special Thanks to the Team from Sharedspace Clare Lim, Aaron Martin Pamela Gonzalez.

Also thanks to Zeiss HK and Shriro for the support.

You want to know more about this project or cooperate for future projects? 

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[:de]Testbericht: Zeiss Batis Objektive 25, 40 & 85 in Hongkong[:en]Review: Zeiss Batis lenses 25, 40 & 85 in Hong Kong[:]

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In diesem Testbericht über die Zeiss Batis Objektivreihe versuche ich, über meine persönlichen Erfahrungen mit den Batis Linsen unter realen Arbeitsbedingungen als professioneller Fotograf und Videofilmer zu berichten. Im vergangenen März habe ich ein Kurzfilmprojekt "Moving" über Claire Lim, eine Hongkongerin, realisiert. Während dieser Zeit habe ich das Trio der ZEISS Batis Objektivreihe - das 25mm f/2, das 40mm f/2 CF und das 85mm f/1,8 - getestet. Getestet wurde die Vielseitigkeit im Bereich der Fotografie- und Videoproduktionsmöglichkeiten. Hier findet ihr einige Fotos geshootet mit den Batis-Objektiven über meine Dokumentation über Hongkong. Am Ende des Artikels stehen RAW-Dateien als download bereit. (Aufgenommen mit Sony A7RIII + Batis Zeiss-Objektiven)

EINLEITUNG | Was steckt hinter dem Projekt in Hongkong

Unterwegs als Reisefotograf und Videofilmer bemühe ich mich, so leicht und effizient wie möglich zu packen. Der Schlüsselpunkt des Gewichts ist hier die Fotoausrüstung. Bei der Planung stand immer im Fokus, welche Objektive ich für diesen Kurzfilmprojekt mitnehmen würde. Ich wusste, dass ich meine Sony a7R III - verwenden würde, aber ich hatte meine Auswahlmöglichkeiten bei der Wahl der Objektive sorgfältig abzuwiegen.

Nur wenige Monate vor Beginn dieses Projektes brachte Zeiss die neuen BATIS-Objektive auf den Markt. Ich wusste, dass ich in einer Vielzahl von unterschiedlichen Bereichen und Lichtverhältnissen fotografieren würde. Vor allem war es ein Videoprojekt, bei dem ein Festbrennweitenobjektiv die erste Wahl ist. Man könnte meinen, 40 mm sei eine merkwürdige Brennweite? Diese Linse überraschte mich auf die beste Art und Weise. Ich hatte nur drei Produktionstage Zeit, um das gesamte benötigte Material zu produzieren. In Hongkong kann das Wetter von hell und sonnig schnell in Regen und Nebel umkehren. Durch die wetterversiegelten Batis-Objektive musste ich mir nie Sorgen machen. Diese Stadt hat mit vielen engen Vierteln zu kämpfen, zusammen mit weit entfernten Motiven, die Objektive mit längerer Brennweite benötigen.

Ich konnte die Zeiss Batis-Objektive, die im Vergleich zu Zooms vergleichbarer Brennweitenbereiche typischerweise kleiner, leichter und schneller sind, problemlos in meinen Rucksack packen.

 

GEWICHT, BAUWEISE & LOOK | Zeiss Batis Objektive - das 25mm f/2, das 40mm f/2 CF und das 85mm f/1,8

Also zurück zum Testbericht über die Zeiss Batis-Objektive - ein 25 mm f/2, ein 40 mm f/2 CF und ein 85 mm f/1,8 sind speziell für E-Mount-Kameras von Sony entwickelt worden. Ich wusste, dass sie Schnelligkeit, schnelle Autofokus-Reaktionszeiten und genügend Auflösungsvermögen bieten, um die Anforderungen des 42 MP-Bildsensors meiner Kamera zu erfüllen.

Ein großartiges Objektivset für meine Kamera und perfekter halt auf einem Gimbal. Es ist nicht nur leicht, sondern die Batis-Serie ist auch wunderbar auf das Sony-Gehäuse abgestimmt. Ich verwende das Objektiv an einer Sony a7 Riii, und ich kann es ohne Probleme halten, den ganzen Tag fotografieren und werde wahrscheinlich nie müde. Das ist eine große Erleichterung, wenn man den ganzen Tag arbeitet. Mit einem Gewicht zwischen 335 g und 452 g kamen meine Kamera und alle drei Objektive weit unter den 1,8 kg schweren Deckel in meinem Rucksack. Während der Produktion muss man in Betracht ziehen, diese Ausrüstung mindestens 8-12 Stunden pro Tag zu halten, einschließlich aller Zubehörteile wie Kardan, Bildschirm, Batteriepacks.

Die optische Qualität ist für professionelle Anwendungsfälle mehr als ausreichend und hat ihren eigenen einzigartigen Look, den ich wirklich liebe. Hier sind einige Fotos, die ich in diesen Tagen gemacht habe, und ich hoffe, dass sie Ihnen einen guten Eindruck von diesem Objektivsatz vermitteln können.

OLED DISPLAY | Zeiss Batis Objektiv bei Nacht

Hongkong ist in vielerlei Hinsicht ein visuelles Paradies, aber es hat auch seine Herausforderungen. Die visuellen Stimmungen und Texturen von Hongkong sind faszinierend, vom Sonnenuntergang am Victoria Point bis zu den nächtlichen Skylines der Metropole Hongkong, die visuell gesehen magisch sind.  Hier kommt das OLED-Display ins Spiel.

Es ist eine Funktion, die die Fokusentfernung und den Schärfentiefenbereich oben auf dem Objektivtubus anzeigt. Für jemanden, der auf einem Stativ arbeitet und nachts unbewegte Motive aufnimmt, kann ich sehen, wie diese Anzeige unglaublich hilfreich sein kann.

 

RAW SAMPLES DOWNLOAD | Zeiss Batis lenses

RAW Samples of ZEISS Batis lenses – a 25mm f/2, a 40mm f/2 CF, and a 85mm f/1.8 with Sony A7RIII:

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PERSONAL CONCLUSION | Zeiss Batis lenses

Abschließend bin ich mehr als zufrieden mit meiner Wahl der ZEISS Batis-Objektive. Bei den Videoproduktionen auf dem Gimbal konnte ich dem reibungslosen Autofokus vertrauen. Es gibt nichts Wichtigeres, als sich während der Produktion auf die Ausrüstung verlassen zu können und so nach anstrengenden Tagen mit sehr wenig Schlaf beruhigt nach Hause zurückzukehren.

Ich verpasste kein Gelegenheiten, weil ich auf die Festbrennweite meines 25mm f/2, 40mm f/2 CF oder des 85mm/f2 Batis 'beschränkt' war. Als mein Favorit das 40mm f/2 CF Batis - ich kann nicht genug darüber sagen. Der 40mm Brennweitenbereich und die Naheinstellungsmöglichkeit machen es zu meinem Alltagsobjektiv für Reiseprojekte. Ich würde dieses Objektiv auch für Porträts, Hochzeiten und Fotoaufnahmen empfehlen; für Dokumentarfotografen, die gerne vor Ort arbeiten, flexibel bleiben und im fotojournalistischen Stil fotografieren, um ihre Motive ohne die offensichtlichere Verzerrung eines breiteren Objektivs einzufangen.

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In this review about the Zeiss Batis lenses I try to report my personal experience about the Batis Lenses during real working conditions as a professional photographer and videographer. Last March I realized a shortfilm project "Moving" about Claire Lim, a local Hong Kongese. I tested the trio of ZEISS Batis lenses – a 25mm f/2, a 40mm f/2 CF, and a 85mm f/1.8. Review the versatility in the area of photography and video production capabilities. Here you can find some samples of the Batis Lenses about my documentary of Hong Kong. At the end of the article you can download RAW samples to get your own impression. (Shot with Sony A7RIII + Batis Zeiss Lenses)

INTRODUCTION | Behind the project in Hong Kong

On the way as a Travel photographer and videographer, I make every effort to pack as lightly and efficiently as possible. The key point of the weight is your photo gear. During the planing I focused around which lenses I would be taking for this short film project. I knew I would be using my workhorse camera – a Sony a7R III, but I had carefully weighed my options when it came to lens choices.

Just few month before my projects starts Zeiss released the new BATIS lenses. I knew I would be shooting in a wide range of environments and lighting conditions. Especially it was a video-project where a fixed prime lens is the first choice. You might think 40mm is a weired focal length? This lens surprised me in all the best ways. I only had 3 production days to get all the footage we needed in Hong Kong the weather can be bright and sunny while other days can be draped in rain and fog. Through the weather sealed Batis lenses I had never to worry about it. This city has many tight, narrow quarters to contend with along with distant subjects requiring longer focal length lenses.

I easely could fit the Zeiss Batis Lenses, which are typically smaller, lighter, and faster compared to zooms of comparable focal ranges into my Backpack.

 

WEIGHT, BUILD & LOOK | Zeiss Batis lenses – a 25mm f/2, a 40mm f/2 CF, and a 85mm f/1.8

So back to review the Zeiss Batis lenses – a 25mm f/2, a 40mm f/2 CF, and a 85mm f/1.8 are designed specifically for Sony E-mount cameras, I knew they offered speed, quick autofocus response times, and enough resolving power to satisfy the needs of my camera’s 42MP imaging sensor.

A great lens kit for my camera and perfect fit with a gimbal. Not only is it light, but the Batis series is beautifully balanced for the Sony body. I use the lens on a Sony a7 Riii, and I can hold it without any problems, shoot all day, and probably never get tired. That's a big deal when you're working all day. With a weight between 335g to 452g, my camera and all three lenses came in well under the 1,8 kg cap in my backpack. During production you have to consider holding this gear for at least 8-12 hours a day incl. All accessories like gimbal, screen, batterypacks.

The optical quality is more then sufficient for professional use cases and has their own unique look, which I really love. Here are some photos I took during these days and I hope there can give you a good impression of this lens kit.

OLED DISPLAY | Zeiss Batis lenses at night

Hong Kong is a visual paradise in many ways but it has its challenges. The visual moods and textures of the Hong Kong are mesmerizing, from Sunset on the Victoria Point to the night skylines of Hongkong Metropolis,  which are visually speaking magical.  Here comes the OLED Display in handy.

It’s a feature that shows the focus distance and depth of field range on the top of the lens barrel. For someone working on a tripod and shooting still subjects at night, I can see how this display could be incredibly helpful.

 

RAW SAMPLES DOWNLOAD | Zeiss Batis lenses

RAW Samples of ZEISS Batis lenses – a 25mm f/2, a 40mm f/2 CF, and a 85mm f/1.8 with Sony A7RIII:

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PERSONAL CONCLUSION | Zeiss Batis lenses

Finally, I’m more then pleased with my choice of ZEISS Batis lenses. I could trust the smooth autofocus during the video productions on the gimbal. There is nothing more important than being able to rely on your equipment during the production and thus return home with a peace of mind after exhausting days with very little sleep.

I missed any opportunities due to being ‘limited’ to the fixed focal length of my 25mm f/2, 40mm f/2 CF or the 85mm/f2 Batis. As my favorite the 40mm f/2 CF Batis – I can’t say enough about it. The 40mm focal range and close focus option makes it my everyday lens for travel projects . I would also recommend this lens to portrait, wedding & documentary photographers who love to work on location, stay flexible, shoot in a photo journalistic style to capture their subjects without the more obvious distortion of a wider lens.

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How to Trust your Intuition when You're Making a Decision

In Lifestyle, Arts25. März 20206 Minutes

ced93

Once I gave the headphones a thorough once-over exam, I tried them on. As I mentioned, they have a classic over-the-ear style and just looking at them, the padding on the ear pieces seem adequate and the peak of the headband seemed to be a bit lacking, but you don’t really know comfort unless you try on the product. So, I slipped the headphones on and found them to be exquisitely comfortable. Once I gave the headphones a thorough once-over exam, I tried them on. As I mentioned, they have a classic over-the-ear style and just looking at them, the padding on the ear pieces seem adequate and the peak of the headband seemed to be a bit lacking, but you don’t really know comfort unless you try on the product. So, I slipped the headphones on and found them to be exquisitely comfortable.

If no one hates you, no one is paying attention. If attention is what you want for vanity, confidence, or, hell — to make a decent living — then know that it’s not instantaneous. Every single person that you’re currently paying attention to, at some point in their lives.

You need to be true to yourself

Just like every other human on the planet, I have epically awesome days and days when life just turne against me. And while I can’t stand most self-help (see: tired quotes over stock photography on Instagram), sometimes I need a little pick-me-up. And most of the time, in order to get out of a slump (because my brain leans more into math/science than anything else), I need to drop a logic bomb on my ass.

Yes, this is a long article. But here’s the thing — if you’re reading this in your inbox and are already like, “fuck this!” delete it. No hard feelings. If you’re reading this in a browser on a website, and you see how tiny the scroll-bar is because of how far you still have to scroll to get to the bottom, close this tab and go back to 140-character tidbits of advice. Still with me? Phew. Just had to weed out all the folks from points: #1, #4 and #8. Welcome friends, onward we go.

Never give up and stay strong

If no one hates you, no one is paying attention. If attention is what you want for vanity, confidence, or, hell — to make a decent living — then know that it’s not instantaneous. Every single person that you’re currently paying attention to, at some point in their lives, was in your exact position. They kept at it and worked enough so that others started listening. Also know that if no one is watching, you can experience true freedom. Dance in your underwear. Write entirely for yourself. Like there’s a going-out-of-business sale. Find yourself — not in some coming-of-age hippie way involving pasta and ashrams— but in a way that helps you draw your own line in the sand for what matters and what doesn’t. Do what you want to do, just because you want to do that thing. This will build confidence that will come in handy later.

Once I gave the headphones a thorough once-over exam, I tried them on. As I mentioned, they have a classic over-the-ear style and just looking at them, the padding on the ear pieces seem adequate and the peak of the headband seemed to be a bit lacking, but you don’t really know comfort unless you try on the product. So, I slipped the headphones on and found them to be exquisitely comfortable. Once I gave the headphones a thorough once-over exam, I tried them on. As I mentioned, they have a classic over-the-ear style and just looking at them, the padding on the ear pieces seem adequate and the peak of the headband seemed to be a bit lacking, but you don’t really know comfort unless you try on the product. So, I slipped the headphones on and found them to be exquisitely comfortable.

If no one hates you, no one is paying attention. If attention is what you want for vanity, confidence, or, hell — to make a decent living — then know that it’s not instantaneous. Every single person that you’re currently paying attention to, at some point in their lives, was in your exact position. They kept at it and worked enough so that others started listening. Also know that if no one is watching, you can experience true freedom. Dance in your underwear. Write entirely for yourself. Like there’s a going-out-of-business sale. Find yourself — not in some coming-of-age hippie way involving pasta and ashrams— but in a way that helps you draw your own line in the sand for what matters and what doesn’t. Do what you want to do, just because you want to do that thing. This will build confidence that will come in handy later.


Everyday inspired by the Beauty of the Mountains

In Arts, Business22. März 20208 Minutes

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Take your time.

I’ve got a Fujifilm X100s. It runs about $1300. It’s easily the best camera I’ve ever owned. I take care of it as best as I can, but I don’t let taking care of it impact the photography. Let me elaborate on that a bit better. You’ll get better at each section of what we talked about slowly. And while you do, you’ll be amazed at how much easier it all is and how the habit forms. The best way to get better at photography is start by taking your camera everywhere. If you leave your house, your camera leaves with you. The only exception is if you’re planning for a weekend bender — then probably leave it at home. Other than that, always have it slung over your shoulder. It would probably help to get an extra battery to carry in your pocket. I’ve got three batteries. One in my camera, one in my pocket, one in the charger.

When it dies, swap them all.

For me, the most important part of improving at photography has been sharing it. Sign up for an Exposure account, or post regularly to Tumblr, or both. Tell people you’re trying to get better at photography. Talk about it. When you talk about it, other people get excited about it. They’ll come on photo walks with you. They’ll pose for portraits. They’ll buy your prints, zines, whatever.

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, my sunset sky.

— Rabindranath Tagore

Breathe the world.

I’ve got a Fujifilm X100s. It’s easily the best camera I’ve ever owned. I take care of it as best as I can, but I don’t let taking care of it impact the photography. Let me elaborate on that a bit better. You’ll get better at each section of what we talked about slowly. And while you do, you’ll be amazed at how much easier it all is and how the habit forms. The best way to get better at photography is start by taking your camera everywhere. If you leave your house, your camera leaves with you. The only exception is if you’re planning for a weekend bender — then probably leave it at home. Other than that, always have it slung over your shoulder. It would probably help to get an extra battery to carry in your pocket. I’ve got three batteries. One in my camera, one in my pocket, one in the charger. When it dies, swap them all.

For me, the most important part of improving at photography has been sharing it. Sign up for an Exposure account, or post regularly to Tumblr, or both. Tell people you’re trying to get better at photography. Talk about it. When you talk about it, other people get excited about it. They’ll come on photo walks with you. They’ll pose for portraits. They’ll buy your prints, zines, whatever.

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.

— Christopher Morley

Enjoy the morning.

The best way to get better at photography is start by taking your camera everywhere. If you leave your house, your camera leaves with you. The only exception is if you’re planning for a weekend bender — then probably leave it at home. Other than that, always have it slung over your shoulder. It would probably help to get an extra battery to carry in your pocket. I’ve got three batteries. One in my camera, one in my pocket, one in the charger. When it dies, swap them all.

For me, the most important part of improving at photography has been sharing it. Sign up for an Exposure account, or post regularly to Tumblr, or both. Tell people you’re trying to get better at photography. Talk about it. When you talk about it, other people get excited about it. They’ll come on photo walks with you. They’ll pose for portraits. They’ll buy your prints, zines, whatever.

It’s easily the best camera I’ve ever owned. I take care of it as best as I can, but I don’t let taking care of it impact the photography. You’ll get better at each section of what we talked about slowly. And while you do, you’ll be amazed at how much easier it all is and how the habit forms.

There are absolutely no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds and this is real.

— Gilbert K. Chesterton

Free your mind.

The best way to get better at photography is start by taking your camera everywhere. If you leave your house, your camera leaves with you. The only exception is if you’re planning for a weekend bender — then probably leave it at home. Other than that, always have it slung over your shoulder. It would probably help to get an extra battery to carry in your pocket. I’ve got three batteries. One in my camera, one in my pocket, one in the charger. When it dies, swap them all.

I’ve got a Fujifilm X100s. It’s easily the best camera I’ve ever owned. I take care of it as best as I can, but I don’t let taking care of it impact the photography. Let me elaborate on that a bit better. You’ll get better at each section of what we talked about slowly. And while you do, you’ll be amazed at how much easier it all is and how the habit forms.

For me, the most important part of improving at photography has been sharing it. Sign up for an Exposure account, or post regularly to Tumblr, or both. Tell people you’re trying to get better at photography. Talk about it. When you talk about it, other people get excited about it. They’ll come on photo walks with you. They’ll pose for portraits. They’ll buy your prints, zines, whatever.


How to Appreciate the Little Things in Life and be Happy

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I could feel the sun rays falling on my body. Usual morning is followed by hustle to make it to college on time. This morning was just another morning yet seemed different.

Witnessing calm and quiet atmosphere, clear and fresh air seemed like a miracle to me. I wanted this time to last longer since I was not sure if I would be able to witness it again, knowing my habit of succumbing to schedule. There was this unusual serenity that comforted my mind. It dawned on me, how distant I had been from nature. Standing near the compound’s gate, feeling the moistness that the air carried, I thought about my life so far.

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Steve Jobs

I was good at academics, so decisions of my life had been pretty simple and straight. Being pretty confident I would make it to the best junior college of my town in the first round itself, never made me consider any other option. I loved psychology since childhood, but engineering was the safest option. Being born in a middle class family, thinking of risking your career to make it to medical field was not sane. I grew up hearing ‘Only doctor’s children can afford that field’ and finally ended up believing it. No one around me believed in taking risks. Everyone worshiped security. I grew up doing the same.

‘Being in the top will only grant you a good life’ has been the mantra of my life. But at times, I wish I was an average student. I wish decisions would have not been so straightforward. Maybe I would have played cricket- the only thing I feel passionate about. Or maybe I would have studied literature (literature drives me crazy). Isn’t that disappointing- me wishing to be bad at academics. It’s like at times I hate myself for the stuff I am good at.

When you step out of these four walls on a peaceful morning, you realize how much nature has to offer to you. Its boundless. Your thoughts, worries, deadlines won’t resonate here. Everything will flow away along with the wind. And you will realize every answer you had been looking for, was always known to you. It would mean a lot to me if you recommend this article and help me improve.


Capture the Beauty of Nature through Photography

Many years ago, I worked for my parents who own a video production company. Because it is a family business, you inevitably end up wearing many hats and being the czar of many different jobs. I mainly managed projects and worked as a video editor. On production, there were times that I was called on to work as an audio tech and was made to wear headphones on long production days. In those days, having a really good set of headphones that picked up every nuance of sound was essential to making sure the client got what they needed. Naturally, my first impression of these headphones is based off of the look of them. They have a classic over-the-ear style that is highlighted by a blue light that indicates the power for the noise canceling. The padding on the ear pieces seems adequate for extended usage periods.

They are wired headphones, but the stereo mini-plug cable is detachable. Something else I noticed right of the bat was the very nice carrying case that comes with them. It has a hard plastic exterior with a soft cloth interior that helps to protect the surface of the headphones from scratches. I never truly appreciated cases for headphones until I started carrying them from place-to-place. Now I can’t imagine not having a case. Once I gave the headphones a thorough once-over exam, I tried them on. As I mentioned, they have a classic over-the-ear style and just looking at them, the padding on the ear pieces seem adequate and the peak of the headband seemed to be a bit lacking, but you don’t really know comfort unless you try on the product. So, I slipped the headphones on and found them to be exquisitely comfortable.

If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough.
Oprah Winfrey

Now that I had the headphones on my head, I was finally ready to plug and play some music. I plugged the provided cable into the jack on the headphones and then the one on my iPhone. Then I called up Pandora. I tend to have a very eclectic music purview and have many stations set up for different moods. the sound quality of these headphones was remarkable. There is an amazing depth of sound and incredible highs and lows that make listening to music a truly breathtaking experience. In order to test how voices sounded, and the overall art of mixing, I pulled up Netflix on my iPad Air and watched a few minutes of a movie to hear all the nuances of the film.

None of them were lost. In fact, I ended up hearing sounds that I hadn’t heard before. Echoes…birds chirping…wind blowing through trees…breathing of the characters…it was very impressive what the headphones ended up bringing out for me.


Cedric Paquet present his work as a travelphotographer at Sony Workshop in Brussel

[:de]Sony Workshop: Präsentation über Reise- und Dokumentarfotografie[:en]Sony Workshop: Travel & Documentary Photography by Cedric Paquet[:fr]Présentation Sony : Atelier sur la photographie voyage et reportage[:]

[:de]Im Oktober hielt ich meine erste Präsentation als Reisefotograf und Videograf bei einem Sony-Workshop in Brüssel.

In der Präsentation zeigte ich den Fotobegeisterten einen Einblick in meine Arbeit: einem aktuellen Reise-Projekt über Singapur, das von dem niederländischen iFly Magazin der KLM Airline veröffentlicht wurde. Ebenso erhielten die Zuschauer einen Einblick hinter die Kulissen einer dokumentarischen Foto- und Videoproduktion in Taiwan, die mit der Sony A7RIII & Sony A7III Serie gedreht wurde.

Es war eine sehr spannende und interessante Erfahrung mit großem Austausch und tollem Feedback.

Wenn Sie sich für Reisefotografie interessieren und mehr über meine Auftragsarbeiten erfahren möchten, zögern Sie bitte nicht, mich hier zu kontaktieren.[:en]Last October I had my first presentation on travel photography and videography at a Sony workshop in Brussels.

In the presentation I showed the audience an insight into my work of recent photo travel project about Singapore, which got published in the iFly KLM Magazine. As well as a look behind the scenes of a documentary photo & video production in Taiwan, which was shot with the Sony A7RIII & Sony A7III series.

It was a very exciting and interesting experience with great feedback and exchange.

If you are interested in travel photography and want to learn more about my commissioned work, please do not hesitate to contact me here.

 

 [:fr]En octobre, j'ai donné ma première présentation sur la photographie et la vidéographie de voyage dans le cadre d'un atelier Sony à Bruxelles.

Lors de la présentation, j'ai donné au public un aperçu de mon travail sur des projets récents de voyage photographique sur Singapour et Taïwan, ainsi qu'un regard sur les coulisses d'une production documentaire à Taïwan.

C'était une expérience très excitante et intéressante, avec de très bons retours et échanges.

Si vous êtes intéressé par la photographie de voyage et que vous souhaitez en savoir plus sur mon travail de commande, veuillez me contacter ici.[:]


How to Be in the Flow and Create Something Beautiful

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I could feel the sun rays falling on my body. Usual morning is followed by hustle to make it to college on time. This morning was just another morning yet seemed different.

Witnessing calm and quiet atmosphere, clear and fresh air seemed like a miracle to me. I wanted this time to last longer since I was not sure if I would be able to witness it again, knowing my habit of succumbing to schedule. There was this unusual serenity that comforted my mind. It dawned on me, how distant I had been from nature. Standing near the compound’s gate, feeling the moistness that the air carried, I thought about my life so far.

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Steve Jobs

I was good at academics, so decisions of my life had been pretty simple and straight. Being pretty confident I would make it to the best junior college of my town in the first round itself, never made me consider any other option. I loved psychology since childhood, but engineering was the safest option. Being born in a middle class family, thinking of risking your career to make it to medical field was not sane. I grew up hearing ‘Only doctor’s children can afford that field’ and finally ended up believing it. No one around me believed in taking risks. Everyone worshiped security. I grew up doing the same.

‘Being in the top will only grant you a good life’ has been the mantra of my life. But at times, I wish I was an average student. I wish decisions would have not been so straightforward. Maybe I would have played cricket- the only thing I feel passionate about. Or maybe I would have studied literature (literature drives me crazy). Isn’t that disappointing- me wishing to be bad at academics. It’s like at times I hate myself for the stuff I am good at.

When you step out of these four walls on a peaceful morning, you realize how much nature has to offer to you. Its boundless. Your thoughts, worries, deadlines won’t resonate here. Everything will flow away along with the wind. And you will realize every answer you had been looking for, was always known to you. It would mean a lot to me if you recommend this article and help me improve.


I Like Keep Things Simple to Appreciate the Details

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I could feel the sun rays falling on my body. Usual morning is followed by hustle to make it to college on time. This morning was just another morning yet seemed different.

Witnessing calm and quiet atmosphere, clear and fresh air seemed like a miracle to me. I wanted this time to last longer since I was not sure if I would be able to witness it again, knowing my habit of succumbing to schedule. There was this unusual serenity that comforted my mind. It dawned on me, how distant I had been from nature. Standing near the compound’s gate, feeling the moistness that the air carried, I thought about my life so far.

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Steve Jobs

I was good at academics, so decisions of my life had been pretty simple and straight. Being pretty confident I would make it to the best junior college of my town in the first round itself, never made me consider any other option. I loved psychology since childhood, but engineering was the safest option. Being born in a middle class family, thinking of risking your career to make it to medical field was not sane. I grew up hearing ‘Only doctor’s children can afford that field’ and finally ended up believing it. No one around me believed in taking risks. Everyone worshiped security. I grew up doing the same.

‘Being in the top will only grant you a good life’ has been the mantra of my life. But at times, I wish I was an average student. I wish decisions would have not been so straightforward. Maybe I would have played cricket- the only thing I feel passionate about. Or maybe I would have studied literature (literature drives me crazy). Isn’t that disappointing- me wishing to be bad at academics. It’s like at times I hate myself for the stuff I am good at.

When you step out of these four walls on a peaceful morning, you realize how much nature has to offer to you. Its boundless. Your thoughts, worries, deadlines won’t resonate here. Everything will flow away along with the wind. And you will realize every answer you had been looking for, was always known to you. It would mean a lot to me if you recommend this article and help me improve.