About

Welcome stranger, my name is Thomas Baedorff, better known as Han or HannibalTC amongst my friends for what is an eternity now (circa 1996). Born in 1981 in Aachen, Germany, I grew up near Düsseldorf, started working for THQ with 16 and afterwards for Electronic Arts in Cologne with 22, being sent around the world, e.g. to Vancouver for 9 months total. In 2007 I joined centralization to Madrid and work as Localization QA Team Lead supervising approx. 60 testers in- and 25 off-peak for German, Polish, Czech and Hungarian.

Early photography

The urge of snapping away started with a cheap film camera as a gift for my communion at the age of 8 and since then the love for taking pictures was ever present, but I eventually grew up as a hardcore gamer/geek thanks to my fathers job in video games. Photography fell short for quite some time – until digital came along. Due to my budget restraints back then I owned a Nikon Coolpix 2500 from 2002 on and a Sony DSC-W1 from 2004 on. When it started to break I decided to take it up a notch and go for a bridge camera with the Canon G10 in 2009.

Point of no return

I appreciated the upgrade, but at the same time quickly felt limited by the G10 and made the leap to buying a Canon 550D (Rebel T2i) when it hit the stores in Europe in March 2010. Starting with a 50mm f1.8 II the passion ignited in an instant and everything spun out of control, taking over most of my available time and money – and I am loving it! Justifying the expenses was easy: Everyone has a major hobby, and while others put 1.500€ rims on their car and so forth, I put 1.500€ lenses on my camera. Technically speaking this has at least some return value other than looking sexy, right? 🙂

The blog

This blog has been created in order to channel my thirst of knowledge and advance my photography in a creative way, be able to backtrack and make sure nothing gets lost in the flood of the facebook news feed where I used to post before and still do. Being forced to tie some loose ends together and dig out some information that played hard to get I hope this will also help some of you to make your lifes that little bit easier, decissions more educated and maybe teach you a nifty trick or two.

Style wise it is a mix of various things: I don’t want to get über technical, but on the other hand like to have important things explained. I don’t want the content to be tiring, but not too distracting either. It should be fun and rather easy to digest, so enjoy!

Contact

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e-mailhannibaltc@gmx.net
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Thomas aka Han

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