Nickname: manganite

Real name: Thomas Lottermoser

Age: 37

Website: (but it's a mess. I have to do something on that...)

Town/nation: Bonn / Germany

Spoken languages: German, English (everything else is only so basic, it's not worth to mention it...)


Q. Tell us something about you and photography

A. I got my first serious camera (a Minolta SLR) when I was something like 14, but I used it only for snapshots on holidays or parties. More seriously I started photography three years ago, when I went for Japan. And there I also bought my Nikon D200. And at the same time I joined flickr, which gives a real push to me. So many talented photographers giving so much inspiration and motivation to improve the own abilities. So nowadays photography is a serious hobby for me. I try to continuously improve myself and maybe it will work ;)


Q. What are your preferred subjects and techniques?

A. My subjects are the things around me, everything I haven't tried before. My technique is based on intuition, I'm not patient enough to think a lot about the next picture or arranging things and so on.


Q. Are you a professional photographer?

A. I'm an amateur. My profession is science. I'm a physicist.


Q. What's your equipment?

A. I use a Nikon D200 with a Nikkor 50mm f1.8 lens and a 18-200mm VR. For post processing I use Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CS2


Q. When and where you started sharing your shots?

A. I started February last year on flickr. I'm still there and also since this summer here on ipernity.


Q. Three preferred shots of yours?

A. It's a little arbitrary, but there're three pictures:


Q. The three preferred photographers or bloggers on Ipernity (so I can interview them: it isn't a contest ;-) )

A. It would be more fair to give none, but if you want to have three, here are three out of many:

Ojisanjake (Japan),

bigoode (France),

joe (Germany).


Q. What are the features you'd like to see implemented/improved on Ipernity?

A. I have not so much for the team. The two main points are the recent activity page (NOTE: reply sent before recent activity page update). I would prefer a more flickr like version sorted by pictures, not by type of activity and a freely choose able time range. The recent pics inside the network need a limitation to lets say 1, 3, 5 or all. A very different thing would be a feature like deviantart or imagekind have, the possibility to sell pictures ;)

Beside that ipernity need time to grow to make it a more active and attractive place. But that's more a task for the user...

Thank you very much, Thomas

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