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Claudio Testa
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Hi, my name is Claudio Testa and I'm a young landscape photographer, designer and developer based in south Germany. I spend all my free time to create new pieces of art and develop new techniques to realize my ideas.


After working over 3 years with my Canon 600D it is now time for a new Camera. I'm a big fan off pushing a camera to it's limits so I waited with the upgrade a long time and spend more time in gaining advanced photoshop techniques, composition techniques, and technical knowledge and there is still so much to learn. I played a lot with the Magic Lantern Firmware lately. It's a Custom Firmware for Canon cameras that allows you control over advanced camera setting and some functions that are only available in higher priceclass cameras like advanced bracketing settings and custom iso setting e.g. ISO-250 and so on.

Still, there are some things I'm not happy about. I'm speaking about fast bracketing, dynamic range and low-light-noise. This year Canon released the Canon 80D and the Canon 5D Mark IV which both have a new sensor with better dynamic range abilities and both have a better noise performance in low light than the models before. With this cameras Canon is trying to catch up with other camera manufacturer like Nikon or Pentax. With these new releases I was sure I would stay with Canon.

However, I wasn't so sure if I should buy a Fullframe or a Crop-Sensor camera and I finally decided to buy the 80D. So I can keep my 10-22mm lens. The Crop Sensor also becomes useful when starting to shoot with a higher focal length and I bought the Canon L 24-70mm f4 not long ago which is really a perfect lens even at APS-C cameras. I'm looking forward to test the equipment this weekend . :)

Gear I upgraded this year.

Canon 600D -> Canon 80D
Canon 18-55mm -> Canon L 24-70mm f4
Mantona Tripod -> old Gitzo G226 + Sirui K20
Normal Backpack -> Lowepro 300 AW

Let me know what you think.
What equipment do you think is most important ? The Camera, the Lens or is it knowledge ?
What skills did you learn this year?
What equipment have you changed ?
Foggy Monday


This Image was taken at the Kandel-South Germany. With 1200 Meters the "Kandel" is one of the highest mountains in the Black Forest. It was a foggy day and when I was driving up the mountain it looked like there is no end to this misty weather. But at about 1000 Meters I saw blue sky and when I arrived at the top I had a this nice view over the valley.


Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Canon 24-70mm f4
Aperture: F8
Shutter Speed: 1/20s
ISO: 100
Editing Program: Photoshop CC/Lightroom/Nik Software



Summer Hills Wallpaper
Free High Resolution Wallpaper. Download from my website. Feel free to follow me on Facebook.

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Widescreen 16:10
Widescreen 16:9
Superwidescreen: 21:9
Fullscreen 4:3

Walking over Hills
Another late spring shot from Badberg, Kaiserstuhl, South Germany. At this time of the year this place is full of life. The hills are covered with nice green grass and in-between a lot purple flowers grow. I waited 3 hours before the perfect moment came, when the sun stood perfect between the clouds.

Wallpapers & Tutorials

Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Canon 10-22mm
Aperture: F8
Shutter Speed: 1/40s
ISO: 100
Files: 3 Step HDR
Editing Program: Photoshop CC/Camera RAW/Nik Software
Lens-Filter: Hoya Polfilter


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FlabnBone Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful gallery <3
relhom Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday..Party
NYClaudioTesta Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
relhom Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
relhom Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday..:party:
NYClaudioTesta Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :=)
relhom Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Livinja-Stock Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for the watch! Much appreciated. :heart:
IrianWhitefox Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the :+fav:You Rock! 
relhom Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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