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Ingo Meckmann

Ingo Meckmann

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My name is Ingo Meckmann – usually not as evil looking as on the picture – and the only person on the planet with that name – pretty cool when googling yourself. I am living in Switzerland with my family and work as an IT Manager. I am not a professional photographer but I am very passionate about my photography and despite having a full-time job, a lovely wife and 3 boys I spend as much time as possible with my photography. A little photographic history of myself: I bought my first camera in 1991 – the Canon EOS Rebel (Canon EOS 1000 in Europe). I entered the Digital world in 2001 (after my first son was born) with the glorious Minolta Dimage 7 – a 5.2 Megapixel camera. It was amazing for its time and I produced my Biggest Print Ever with that Minolta. In 2005 I switched back to Canon and purchased the Digital Rebel XT (EOS 350D in Europe) shooting with the kit-lens and an old 70-300 f/3.5-5.6 which I bought in the early 90′s for the analog SLR – this lens was also the reason why I decided for Canon and not Nikon. In 2007 I bought my first real lens, the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 which really pulled me in. I haven’t started shooting regularly until 2008 when I moved with my family to Stamford, CT. NYC was very close-by and I never went there without my DSLR. I bought the Canon 5D Mark II in December 2008 and have shot nearly 100,000 pictures since then. We moved back to Switzerland in Summer 2009 which didn’t stop me to follow my passion.

The Magic of Disney in 21 Pictures

Published May 18th, 2012

Disney World in Orlando, Florida is possibly one of the most photographed amusement parks in the World so it's quite tough to create a set of photographs that don't look like the gazillion others that are taken every year.

I went to Disney World with my wife and 3 kids and concentrated on shooting 3 parks in the evenings. I usually travelled very light with just one body (Canon EOS 5D Mark III), two lenses (Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L and the 50mm f/1.4) plus my Gitzo tripod that I carried using the camera-strap from the 5DIII. I was first worried that I would get into trouble by bringing a tripod into the parks but the folks at Disney are very cool about it, no problem with it at all.

I didn't shoot in Disney's Animal Kingdom because that park usually closes at 7pm, so twilight pictures were out of question.

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The 5th Ave Apple Store in New York City - like...

Published November 3rd, 2011

When I was living in the NYC Metropolitan area in 2008/2009 I had the pleasure of shooting the 5th Ave Apple Store under many different lighting conditions and since it currently undergoes some major renovation work and will look differently when done - rumors say it might show its new design this Friday, November 5, 2011.

I therefore decided to create my first 500px blog post with a series of photographs of that New York City landmark.

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