I'm not that good in answering questionaires, but well... 15 years, let's give it a try
How long have you been on DeviantArt?'
I haven't counted. I startet a first try with my second account Wincey a few years ago, but stopped to upload pictures because of artthieves and stuff. But I gave it another try when we startet Dawnthieves. So, let's say about three years.
What does your username mean?
Tiefenschaerfe (or better Schaerfentiefe, but that wasn't free) is the German word for depth of field.
Describe yourself in three words.
Animal loving photographer!
Are you left or right handed?
What was your first deviation?
Uh, with Wincey it was a very cute picture of Nantan in Springe, that I've calles Morning Gym. And here it was - surprise! - not a picture of an animal, but it was taken in a zoo
What is your favourite type of art to create?
Photos, no doubt. It's the only thing I'm good in concerning art
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Ouh, drawing! There are so many roleplay scenes and pictures in my mind I liked to draw - just like wolfenwinter or Khalliys do it.
What was your first favourite?
These to very beautiful pictures. Strawberrys, jogurth and a dingo. What a mixture
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Photos - animals are the main object I'm looking for, but I also love to see more and more food and people photography.
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
I have to admit: There is none. There are so many wonderful photographers and artists here. All the Dawnthieves photographers show quiete beautiful pictures. And of course there are some more with wolf-pictures, dog-pictures and other stuff. Sadly, some of my favourites are not active any more. But to give you an idea: Have a look at all these wonderful artists, give them love, favs and a watch! (And don't be sad if you are not one of those who I mention. Maybe I love your picutres, too - and only forgot to include your name.)
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
Anyone who could borrow me a 300 or 400mm F2.8 nikkor lens Apart from that: Anyone, who loves wolves, dogs, photography and all these things together ^.^
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
Oh, what a difficult question. I guess every photographer I like (list above ) impacts my life. I love to create better pictures, improve my skills and therefor look closely on the things other people do. If I see a great picture, I love to gain the skills to create something, that might be as beautiful.
What are your preferred tools to create art?
Well, a camera. Although I have to admit, that none of my cameras is really mine. The Nikon D7000 was a christmas-gift for my partner, I bought from the money I saved six months (!) from an internship. In fact, today I'm using it more often than he does, but he is still the better photographer And the Nikon D800 is a camera he uses while work, but we are allowed to borrow it for taking zoo-photos.
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
There is not one special place. Sometimes, I get an idea for a picture while walking through nature or when I see a beautiful location. Sometimes, I get an idea while looking to other peoples artwork, sometimes when baking, when playing with my dog (and she's making a beautiful or funny face), when listening to music, while reading roleplay texts and imagine a special sitiuation in my mind and and and. There are so many situations, the only important thing is not to force it and just let it happen.
What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
Again: There isn't one. The best memories are those of kind words, watches, DDs, every comment, critique, every lovely note - so the most important thing is feedback and I'm happy about every little piece of feedback I get. Thank you for that!