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Isabel Synnatschke

Steffen & Isabel Synnatschke (born Platzer) at Monument Valley, February 2008

 

It was our passion for Nature Photography that once guided us to each other and it is Nature Photography that still keeps us heading out to the great wide world in search of magic light, perfect clouds and new compositions at remote locations. Although we live in a modern world long past the Age of Discovery there is still quite a lot out there waiting for all of us to be explored, "discovered" or at least "to be rediscovered". And one of these very special places for us is the Western U.S. We have truly fallen in love with all those incredible colorful stones, fragile rock formations, remote desert areas, secluded coastlines and amazing sea arches and stacks. For us it seems rather impossible to run out of photo opportunities in the Western U.S. - even after spending most of our photo trips there during the past 15 years.


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- OUR EQUIPMENT:

- Canon EOS 5D Mark III; full-frame DSLR; 22,3 MP 
- Canon EOS 5D Mark II; full-frame DSLR; 21 MP 
- Canon 24-70 mm, 1:2,8 L IS USM  
- Canon 24-105 mm, 1:4 L IS USM  
- Canon 16-35 1:2.8 L II USM
- Canon 17-40mm 1:4.0 L USM 
- Canon 100-400 mm, 1:4.5-5.6 L IS USM
- Canon 70-300 mm, 1:4-5.6 L IS USM
- Canon 180mm 1:3.5 L USM Macro Lens
- Canon 24 mm TS-E 1:3,5 L II
- Sigma 12-24 mm f/4,5-5,6 II DG HSM
- Gitzo GT2541, Feisol CT-3442, Velbon Sherpa Pro CF 645
- Really Right Stuff BH-40, Sunwayfoto XB-44, Photoclam PC-44NS, Markins Q3
   and Kirk L-Bracket
- ND 64 & ND 8 grey filter; Hihghtech and Lee Filters (i.e. Lee Big Stopper); ND Gradual Filters
  Cokin Z 121; Reverse ND Graduated Filter;
Singh-Ray polarizing filter
- Canon Speedlite 430EX II

Basically Steffen and I use the same full-frame DSLR Canon bodies with original Canon lenses, although sometimes we share one camera and one lens to find the perfect shot through just one viewfinder. Increasingly, to both our surprise and pleasure, there are pictures where we are unable to tell whether it is his or mine. I guess somehow this great teamwork helped us mutually improve our images and photography skills. Maybe just like we were attending a workshop held by us just for us.


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- OUR WEBSITES:

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or photo requests. I will be glad to assist you with and always try to answer all emails as soon as possible.


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- OUR REFERENCES:

We have several cooperations with interior designers based in the U.S. and our fine art prints are featured in patient rooms and the hallways in renown hospitals in Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona.
For further references and photography awards please check out our references site.


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Two famous quotations that I really like:


"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by
the moments that take our breath away."
 
(George Carlin, American stand-up comedian and autor)

"From time to time everybody needs a little bit of desert."
(Sven Hedin, Swedish geographer and explorer)
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