Photographer Thomas Effinger – about me

“To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality.
It′s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.”

Henri Cartier-Bresson

From my first steps with a Kodak Instamatic in my childhood to professional equipment today, from “try and error” to professional conceptual photography, it was a long but very interesting and instructive path that still enriches my life and gives me – and hopefully also my customers – a lot of pleasure!
When I was a student on my first other trips, I began to take photos more systematically, and since then the enthusiasm for capturing moments and moods has persisted. My curiosity and desire for new challenges have always opened up new photographic areas for me.

I have always been a very “visual” and enthusiastic person, with a penchant for perfectionism and a sense for aesthetics, space and structures. This, together with the necessary patience to wait for the right moment, helps me to inspire my customers and to motivate me again and again.
Today my photographic portfolio is very diverse. My photographic focus is, among other things, event photography, architectural photography and photo reportage.

Equipment

Canon Professional Service Platin Member

› Canon EOS 1DX Mark III
› Canon EOS 1DX Mark II
› Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
› Canon EOS R5
› Canon EOS R

› Canon Extender EF 1.4x III
› Canon Extender EF 2x III

› Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT
› Canon Speedlite 580EX II

› Canon EF 8-15mm 4.0 L Fisheye USM
› Canon EF 11-24mm 4.0 L USM
› Canon EF 16-35mm 2.8 L III USM
› Canon EF 24-70mm 2.8 L II USM
› Canon EF 70-200mm 2.8 L IS III USM
› Canon TS-E 17mm 4.0 L II Tilt & Shift
› Canon EF 35mm 1.4 L II USM
› Canon EF 50mm 1.2 L USM
› Canon EF 85mm 1.4 L IS USM
› Sigma 105mm 1.4 DG HSM Art
› Sigma 105mm 2.8 EX DG Macro

› Foto-/Videodrohne DJI Mavic 2 Pro
› Gimbal DJI Ronin S
› Videomonitor SmallHD Focus 5

STUDIO:
› 3x Bowens Gemini GM500 flashlights
› 1x Jinbei HD 400 PRO flashlight
› 2x Jinbei HD 200 PRO flashlights
› 2x Hedler LED Daylight 1000/1000X
› 2x Walimex pro Flex LED 1000 BiColor