Taking photos of people - be it family and friends, be it amateur or semi-professional models - has its very own fascination for me. Making a picture of an individual, outlining his personal aura or even staging a fictive situation are some of the main objectives.
Attending sports events and trying to document the endeavors of e.g. a competitive triathlete or the velocity of a bicycle racer have been great fun to me when I learned my lessons in the basic techniques of photography. Again, people play an important role in this context when it comes to festivities, partys, concerts and other events where people come together.
Being a travel enthusiast it was more or less a matter of course that I went to see some quiet remote and exotic places. Mainly nature but also one or another metropolis attracted my attention. If I succeed in conveying an impression of the atmosphere and the beauty nature has to offer or an idea of the technical accomplishments mankind has created in cities or industrial sites it meets my intention.
Whenever I meet people - during my travels, at public or private events - I realise that working with individuals is the most interesting discipline to me. And the most challenging as well.
- Photographic staging (e.g. 50’s, 60’s)
Singer and a real Soul man
Sports events, concerts, parties, family festivities and lots of further occasions on which people meet are a treasure chest for spontaneous, yet unbiased snapshots. Who doesn’t love to see a picture and remember a great occasion? Isn’t it the striking image that attracts our attention to articles and posts?
Trumpet player on a Jazz concert
I am always thrilled when I see the spectacular images of dedicated nature photographers. An exciting composition and the perfect light often make the difference between ordinariness and fascination. Big cities with their impressive buildings and industrial sites, preferentially old ones with wrecked plants and lots of technical equipment, are another playing field in my eyes.
- Urban architecture
- Industrial sites
Bridge at Luminale in Frankfurt am Main
My name is Michael Schulte. I’m an engineer, tech addict, photographer and passionate surfer. I work as a project manager for an internationally operating event organizer. My job helps me keeping track of current technological developments. This applies to the technologies related to my professional background as well as to the way products and information is being presented. Thus I can bring inline my personal interests and skills with professional application: Web design, content management, online marketing and publishing from printed matters to mobile apps.
Photography allows me to take another view on the world - and it gives me the opportunity to relax from my daily job. I’m an amateur photographer, yes, as there are many in the field, but much to my joy I receive positive reactions on the way I image scenes. I am pleased if you like my website and one or another exemplary photo.
If you are interested in my work or want to know more about my projects, just drop me a line.
|2016 - today||
Photo projects throughout different genres
Travel, landscape, people, intense study and practice in post processing techniques
Private shootings with various models (female, male, boy & girl)
Fashion, 60’s, portraits..., outdoor and studio
Current full-frame DSLR
Nikon D750, introduced along with an exciting safari trip to South Africa
Professional training in studio photography
Fotoakademie Westfalen, Bönen, Germany
Nikon D200, the working horse
Continuing education in photographic skills
Outdoor and studio photography, development of (b/w) prints in the dark room
First own analogue SLR
Nikon AF601, first travel shots in Maui, Hawaii
An Agfa pocket 2008, a present from my parents