I will be on Flickr sporadically and concentrate on my contacts and a few chosen groups! Please DON"T invite me to any groups! I will only check sporadically on Flickr Mail as well! Thanks for your understanding!
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I have a selection of my best photos for sale on redbubble now!
I am a Swiss guy living in Toronto, Canada. I love to travel and I like photography as a hobby. I started very young with a Kodak Instamatic in the 60s and 70s
when I was 16 I had my first SLR, a Konica T4
and in 1986 I bought my first Minolta SLR AF
been replaced by a Minolta AF3xi in1997
3 years ago I started with digital.
UPDATE, April 1st, 2009:
I am celebrating my second anniversary on Flickr now!
I got myself a new DSLR (Canon Rebel XTi) which I use together with the SD800 (I still love the small one, so easy to carry around and hide from security guards!) I learned a lot on Flickr in these two years, among other things:
-Too many people are obsessed with Explore, which is easy to manipulate (I did it myself)
-I will never get into HDR, too many people already do it and many do it great!!
-Too many group members just post and run and expect to get comments without commenting other photos!
-Some people just add you as a contact and throw tons of awards and invitations at your photos without really looking at them!
-Many of my photos have been stolen and used on Blogs and other things.
-I met some great photographers and friends here and I sold some of my photos, which were used on websites, for art projects or charity, others appeared in newspapers, magazines or calendars and one is hanging in the lobby of the Sheraton Hotel in Toronto now!
-I learned that I am a snapshot photographer, without artistic aspirations, well that is fine with me. I try to find interesting objects and great angles, try to compose and crop well in other words, I want to collect photos which I like and not which have a chance to sell or make Explore! If my photos are great and interestng snapshots, then I am happy!
I am not very much interested in most technical details! I leave that to the real professionals and artists!
I am now and will ever be a true amateur photographer!
-I love flowers, sunsets, sunrises and dog pictures, do I have to be ashamed about that?!
My favorite objects are architecture and landscape, I will concentrate on that, but I will try some other objects from time to time!
I also found out, that it is not really important, what kind of camera you use, as long as you have a great eye for the beauty in our world!!
As I am a skyscraper freak, I created the "UltimateSkyscraperShots" group:
Originally I am a mountain boy from Switzerland, so this is my second group:
My newest creation is the SwissCanadianColors group:
I am an administrator for the Pritzker Architecture Prize on Flickr and the PritzkerPrizeFirstChoice groups:
I hope to have a lots of fun here and as I am already a Flickrholic, I must find time for my other duties and interests!!
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or check out these Google Hacks.
Myspace Profile Tracker World Visitor Map
Visitors starting June, 15th, 2008
- Build your rainbow L7 DARK BLUE post 1 award 5 4,767 photos, 727 members
- Build your rainbow L6 LIGHT BLUE post 1 - award 5 5,493 photos, 832 members
- Build your rainbow L5 GREEN post 1, award 5 6,607 photos, 985 members
- Build your rainbow L4 YELLOW post 1 - award 5 8,277 photos, 1,174 members
- Build your rainbow L3 ORANGE post 1 - award 5 11,600 photos, 1,493 members
- " FLICKR Stars :: COMMENT OR BAN :: post 1 award 6: 318,468 photos, 17,852 members
- WORLD Peace HallofFame<LEVEL 3>INVITED ONLY :POST 1 - AWARD 4 15,174 photos, 3,524 members
- *Platinum Peace Award* <LEVEL 2> INVITED ONLY : POST 1-AWARD 5 84,612 photos, 8,945 members
- Flickr Smileys 262,863 photos, 14,078 members
- Fave, Fave, Fave! (Post 1, Fave 3) 18,601 photos, 1,456 members
- *ELITE* FLICKR IDOL (w/ 6+FLICKR IDOL ) P.1Give3 11,464 photos, 2,740 members
- *Nature* (2 Comments/Photo W/Code) 339,629 photos, 24,141 members
- *Peace Awards* POST 1 AWARD 5...SWEEPER SUPER ACTIVE 438,478 photos, 15,848 members
- FLICKR IDOL Post 1 / Award 5 : Not awarding = Ban 97,136 photos, 6,403 members
- Give Me 5 - Award The Next 5 Pictures Immediately! 112,278 photos, 2,486 members
- 60 TO 100+ FAVES 3,757 photos, 395 members
- *Artist of the Year*~L4 Double Platinum~P1/A5 23,868 photos, 3,412 members
- ! !^A little bit of soap" P1 AWA/FAVES3 Use NEW AWARD Please 10,143 photos, 813 members
- Need more faves?? (must already have at least 5+) POST 1-FAVE 2 21,669 photos, 875 members
- 50 + FAVORITES 5,041 photos, 511 members
- !!^Make Me Wonder LEVEL 1 (P1: Awa/FAVES 3 Mandatory) 20,098 photos, 1,156 members
- 10+ Favorites 15,927 photos, 918 members
- Photographer Paradise(Post 1/Award 5 ) 244,374 photos, 14,025 members
- *Artist of the Year*~L3 Platinum Hall of Fame ~Invite Only 45,732 photos, 5,310 members
- 25 to 49 Faves (Post 1, Comment and Fave 2) 14,085 photos, 862 members
- 10 to 24 Faves (Post 1, Comment AND Fave 2) [FOLLOW GROUP RULES! 20,748 photos, 1,417 members
- 10+ Faves (10-24): P1, aw & fav 2 on the 1 newest pages 16,924 photos, 6,382 members
- Zero+ Faves (0-9) - Post 1,Com.& Fave 2 or your pic will deleted 22,577 photos, 5,214 members
- ! !^FAVTOP 0-19 FAV "- P1/-AWA FAVE2 !!!USE NEWCODES!!! 27,166 photos, 3,448 members
- Build your rainbow L2 RED post 1 - award 5 18,663 photos, 1,947 members
- !^FAVTOP 20-49 FAV - P1/ Fave2 Use New Code 15,557 photos, 1,821 members
- 25+ Faves (25-49): P1, aw & fav 2 on the first newest page 19,334 photos, 5,361 members
- Build your rainbow L1 TRANSPARENT p1/a5 55,684 photos, 3,335 members
- Fine Gold 738,969 photos, 27,588 members
- ! !^Roby Private Corner" 25+P1 AW/FAVE3 New Codes 3,330 photos, 682 members
- !!^Exquisite Art" 50+ Faves (P1: AW/FAV 2) 16,543 photos, 1,133 members
- *Music To My Eyes*~L1 w/7 Levels ~Active Sweeper ! ~ P1 A5 ~ 809,581 photos, 26,974 members
- *Artist of the Year*~L2 ~ P1/-A5 ~ Invite Only 117,475 photos, 10,238 members
- 75 Faves and less than 1500 Views(when posted) 862 photos, 323 members
- +35 faves / Post 1 & fave 2 ! 17,816 photos, 2,515 members
- Reflections (Post 1 Award 3) 19,208 photos, 3,037 members
- 50+ Faves 1-2-3 (Post one,Comment and Fave two). 34,462 photos, 5,781 members
- Super~Six ☆ Stage #6 ☆ Andromeda "50." Invite Only (P1/A5) 110,772 photos, 7,229 members
- !Photographers REALLY Gone Wild ~ Invited photos P1/A3 MANDAT 19,270 photos, 4,343 members
- Super~Six ☆ Stage #5 ☆ Elite. Invite Only (P1/A5) 123,168 photos, 8,831 members
- Super~Six ☆ Stage #4 ☆ Art. Invite Only (P1/A5) 155,495 photos, 10,983 members
- Super~Six ☆ Stage #3 ☆ Gold. Post 1, Award 5. Invite Only 187,440 photos, 12,667 members
- Super~Six ☆ Stage #2 ☆ Silver. Post 1, Award 5. Invite Only 263,864 photos, 16,101 members
- S♥per ♥ Hearts - 10 Pink - Post 1 & Give 3 Super Hearts 68,023 photos, 10,199 members
- ^^"PHOTOGRAPHERS" GONE WILD - P1/A3 (MANDATORY) 727,363 photos, 39,190 members
Bong Manayon says:
"What can I say? I am finding myself 'favoriting' his whole photostream!
Swisscan has a unique perception that takes what is highly structured, ordered and even rigid then infuses into it an artistic fluidity and poetry wholly his own. His impeccable perception is hard to match--he is truly blessed and gifted with a vision that I am pleasantly grateful to partake of."
3rd September, 2009
"In the matter of photography Reto is one of my unreachable ideals, who are an important inspiration for my own progress. Many of his photos could belong to one of those famous high gloss photo magazines. I admire his ability to capture a single moment and to transfer this trice in to an impressive treasure. An exceptional talent - just what I call an artist.
11th January, 2009
"the images swisscan creates are sometimes the most incredible compositions, of the most ordinary objects. his eye for colour, angles and shapes brings to life an amazing insight into the world around us, and his photostream is definitely one of my favourites on flickr. keep up the good work!"
19th June, 2008
Congratulations - 祝贺您 - Enhorabuena - Parabéns - Félicitations - Gratulation – Congratulazioni – 축하합니다.
World100F – QualityGroup – Marco"
20th March, 2008
Jim G Photography says:
"His pictures are some of the best architectural shots I've ever seen. I love patterns, reflections and unusual points of view and his images utilize at least one of these or all of them. I look forward to new works."
27th February, 2008
"Ein aussergewöhnlicher Bildautor. Durchgehend eine sehr sehr hohe Bildqualität in Gestatung und Technik. Ein Bildautor dessen Sammlungen ich gerne immer wieder ansehe ;-)"
11th December, 2007
"swisscan’s profile refers to “…a great eye for the beauty in our world!!” and I agree that is what this talented photographer possesses. A delight in colour, buildings (especially skyscrapers), reflections and the patterns and details to be found in the urban world form a large part of Reto’s work. However, there is a significant number of charming nature shots too and the ability to appreciate and capture the beauty of two different worlds makes for a distinctive and enjoyable photostream."
8th October, 2007
- Reto Fetz
- March 2007
- Zurich, Switzerland
- Toronto, Canada
- I am:
- Male and Taken