Ryu is a freelance photographer based in Berlin, Germany.  He lives with his wonderfully French wife as well as their cuddle crazy cat and excitable goldfish.

His career as a sports photographer started in 2005 when he was asked to shoot the Confederations Cup in Germany.  Having had no prior experience shooting sports, he managed to do okay after that.

He now works for Nike, Sports Graphic Number, Footballista, Shukan Post, Sapio, Nikkei Medical, Hays France and countless happy couples.

His pictures are here, warts and all:

Current gear includes:
400mm f2.8 VRII
70-200mm f2.8 VRII
24-70mm f2.8
14-24mm f2.8
105mm f2.8 micro
50mm f1.4D
PC-E 24mm f3.5
16mm fisheye
Michael Bass designed grip
RadioPopper PX
PocketWizard PlusIII
Press Fashion vest
Induro CM34 Monopod
Monopod Head with B2-40 LR
all inside a Think Tank Airport International V2.0

*Please Read Below*

Big Lens Fast Shutter is funded solely from the pockets of Ryu Voelkel and Matt Cohen. If you think the information we give you about sports photography is making you a better sports photographer and as a result a well balanced human being, please show us your appreciation by supporting us on Patreon and send some of your hard earned dollars/euros/Brixton pounds our way. People who donate will be mentioned on our next show unless you want to remain anonymous. Thank you for supporting us and may the force of sports photography be with you, always.

4 thoughts on “Ryu

    1. Thanks Danny. I assure you that you will get good tips from here when it comes to you taking pictures of your yet to be born child.

      Tom says it’s Ryu Magazine, so maybe I can try Ryu TV at the same time. If it wasn’t for MTBA making me quite the sports fan, I wouldn’t really be here. It’s not yet the final product and we’ll see how this all comes down to in March 2012. :)

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