My cam is my 3rd eye. It is, of course, my better one. I rely on it and rarely work with the camera's viewfinder. The camera helps me to understand the world in a new way and use it to take photos that cannot be generated by AI.
My 3rd eye is a Leica Q. I operate it nearly blindly. I prefer the semi-automatic. I usually set the aperture between ƒ/1.7 and a bit higher, depending on the light and the scene. The ISO is set to automatic.
I studied fine arts and photography in Munich, Hanover and Brunswick by Günther Wolfram Sellung, Rolf Reiner Maria Borchard and Heinrich Riebesehl.
All photos(DNG) were edited in a professional image processing program by minimally invasive interventions so that the original image idea is preserved. All images on this website have been saved in WebP format and contain all metadata.
No photo was uploaded to an online platform in high-resolution quality. This prevents further processing by AI programs.
Six photos from six categories are randomly displayed on the start page. When the page is reloaded (Apple:cmd-r / Windows:F5), there are always new and surprising combinations.
On November 20, 2023, my photo Beach Rugby was added to Selection EUROPA in the Leica Photography International Gallery.
Walter Schoendorf 2024
Shooting without viewfinder
Simplified to graphical
is the new orange juice
Art has no false bottom
Where home is
When people run into your shot