About me and my photographic work
Name: Stephan Fürnrohr
Born and raised in Regensburg (Bavaria)
Living in Kallmünz, a romantic little village in Bavaria with some reputation as an artists' village
Current state: arctic addicted
Education: I'm autodidact in every aspect of my work, maybe in my whole life.
Profession: self-employed workaholic
First Camera: NoName Pocket
First SLR: Porst TL (M42)
Favourite quote about photography: "Fotografie ist Fantasie gewordene Realität" (Robert Edtmaier) which means something like "Photography is reality which has turned to fantasy"
I take pictures since my early youth, it is my artistic passion, my form of expression. I find my subjects on trips, in nature and in abstract architectural views.
I'm president of the GDT (Society of German Nature Photographers) and chairman of one of the oldest photo clubs in Germany, the Photographic Society of Regensburg e.V. (est. 1894).
I'm member of the Professional Association for Fine Artists (BBK), the Art & Commercial Association Regensburg (Kunst- und Gewerbeverein) and the regional "Artist Group Mosaik".
I love photography and I love digital imaging*.
But even more, I love authentic photography. Therefore, the images on this site are only slightly digitally adjusted (during the process of the RAW-conversion) to reflect my view of the scenery.
My design elements are eye, light, time and perspective as well as the classical settings of the camera: focus, angle, shutter speed and aperture.
I create my images at the shooting locations, not at the computer.
* I'm practicing digital imaging for more than 20 years and I'm a big fan of stunning composings and good post-production effects - even if it's not my approach to photography.
Awards & Nominations
GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2018 (Germany): Category Winner, 5th and 8th place in special category "Ährensache", 10th place in category "Plants and Mushrooms"
2018 Drone Awards: Honorable Mention in category “Abstract“
MontPhoto 2018 International Nature Photography Contest (Catalonia): Honor award in category "Art in Nature"
3rd place in the yearly ranking of the fotoforum-Award 2018
Glanzlichter 2018 (Germany): Category-Highlight in "Nature as Art"
VII Salón Internacional Ciutat de la Vila Joiosa (Spain): FIAP Bronze Medal, CEF Honorable Mention, FCLV Diploma
International Salom of Photography PHOTO ARTIST 2018 (Switzerland): NCC Gold Medal
5th Lofoten Exhibition (Norway): BOFK Gold Medal Chairman's Choice, 2 PSA Honourable Mentions
10th Finland International Digital Circuit 2018: NFFF Honorable Mention
1. Internationaler Niederrhein Monochrom Fotosalon: FIAP Honorable Mention
6th Olympic Photo Circuit 2018 (Greece): Judges Choice 2
Trierenberg Special Themes Circuit (Austria): Gold Medal
GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2017 (Germany): 2nd and 8th Place in category "Atelier Nature"
Siena International Photo Awards 2017 (Italy): Honorable Mention & Remarkable Artwork in category "Fragile Ice"
Glanzlichter 2017 (Germany): Category-Highlight in "Nature as Art"
asferico 2017 • IX International Nature Photography Competition (Italy): highly commended in category "Composition and forms"
OASIS International Award of Wildlife and Nature Photography (Italy): Category-Winner "Plants", Honorable mention in category "Landscapes"
Golden Turtle '17 (Russia): 2 finalists in category "New technologies in wildlife photo"
Ecological Truth 2017 (Serbia, Slovenia & Bulgaria): 2 FIAP gold medals, FSS praise, FZS praise, SALON praise
4th Lofoten Exhibition (Norway): Lofoten Exhibition Gold Medal, Lofoten Exhibition Bronze Medal, FIAP honourable Mention, PSA honourable Mention, BOFK HM Ribbon
9th Finland International Digital Circuit 2017: FIAP Silver medal
64th Singapore International Photography Awards 2017: FIAP Bronze medal
7th Arctic Exhibition of Photographic Art 2017 (Norway): PSA Bronze medal
5th Olympic Photo Circuit 2017 (Greece): GPU Gold Medal, Diploma
2nd 'Genius Reflections' Photographic Exhibition (United Arab Emirates): GPU Silver Medal
4th AC-FOTO German Open circuit 2017: 2 FIAP Honorable Mentions, 1 German Open Honorable Mentions
93. Salón Internacional de Otoño (Spain): FIAP Honorable Mention, CEF Honorable Mention
fotoforum 6/2017 Landscapes (Germany): FIAP Honorable Mention for 2nd place in category "At The Water" & Best single author (shared)
The 19th Macao International Salon of Photography 2017 (China): FIAP Honorable Mention, PSM Honorable Mention
94th Scottish Salon 2017 (UK): FIAP Honorable Mention
German International DVF-Photocup 2017: Honorable Mention
Cheltenham International Salon of Photography 2017 (UK): PSA Honourable Mention (Judge's choice)
2nd Nordic International Digital Circuit 2017 (Norway / Denmark / Sweden / Finland): PSA Honorable Mention
Khayyam International Exhibition Of Photography 2017 (Iran): Honorable Mention
Travel Photographer Of The Year (TPOTY) 2016: 8 x shortlisted, Best Single Image in a Portfolio - LAND, SEA, SKY (Joint Winner), Runner up and Commended in Natural World Portfolio - LAND, SEA, SKY
Glanzlichter 2016 (Germany): Category-Highlight in "Black and White"
26. Memorial Maria Luisa Photography Awards (Spain): Honorable Mention
4th Olympic Photo Circuit 2016 (Greece): FIAP Gold Medal, HPSC Bronze Medal, Judges Choice 3
2nd N.E.W. Bi-Continental Photo Circuit 2016 (Greece/United Arab Emirates): GAP Gold Medal, GPU Bronze Medal, Judges Choice
2nd Int. Photographic Art Exhibition - City Soul 2016 (Egypt): FIAP Best Author (overall), FIAP Bronze Medal
13th AC‐FOTO german mega circuit 2016 / 3. my favourite circuit 2016: gmc Medal, 7 gmc Honorable Mentions
2nd International photographic art exhibition - LINES (Egypt): FIAP Honorable Mention, IUP Honorable Mention
DVF Bayern, Landesfotoschau: Medal
Bristol Salon of Photography 2016 (England): Honourable Mention
Kohinoor Digital Circuit 2016 (India): KDC Bronze Medal
8th Finland International Digital Circuit 2016: FIAP Silver Medal, FIAP Honorable Mention
Khayyam International Exhibition Of Photography 2016 (Iran): Honorable Mention
asferico 2015 • IX International Nature Photography Competition (Italy): Winner of the category "Landscape"
Travel Photographer Of The Year (TPOTY) 2015: 3 x shortlisted, runner-up in category "Water"
Art Fair Regensburg (Kunstmesse Regensburg) - Audience Award: 2nd place
MontPhoto 2015 International Nature Photography Contest (Catalonia): Honor award in category "Landscapes" and Honor award in category "Art in Nature"
GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2015 (Germany): 6th Place in category "Atelier Nature"
Glanzlichter 2015 (Germany): Category-Highlight in "Magnificent Wilderness"
7th Finland International Digital Circuit 2015: PSA Silver Medal, AFCC Silver Medal, UPI Honorable Mention
12th AC Photo German Mega Circuit 2015: 2 gmc Medals, FIAP Honorable Mention, 3 gmc Honorable Mentions
Global Arctic Awards (Russland): GPU Silver Medal (Choice of organizers)
2nd Lofoten Exhibition of Photographic Art (Norway): PSA Gold Medal & PSA Honourable Mention
German International DVF-Photocup 2015: FIAP Silver Medal & DVF Silver Medal
3rd Cheltenham International Salon of Photography 2015 (Great Britain): PSA Gold Medal & RPS Silver Medal
1st Middle East Grand Circuit 2015 (Egypt/Bahrain/Saudi Arabia): FIAP Honorable Mention
7th digital photo award MAN AND NATURE 2015 (Austria): FIAP Gold Medal & VÖAV Bronze Medal (3rd place overall in section "NATURE")
Pathshala Miracle Image Salon 2015 (India): FIAP Honorable Mention
3rd Greek Photographic Circuit 2015: UPI Silver Medal
PhotoArt Prague (Czech Republic): FIAP Honorable Mention
heartbeat of nature 2014: 2 placements among the top 100, 1 placement among the top 10 (6th place overall) - out of more than 12.000 pictures ;-)
2nd PhotoVivo Singapore International Photography Award: PhotoVivo Merit Award
11th AC Photo German Mega Circuit 2014: gmc Medal, FIAP Honorable Mention, gmc Honorable Mention
1st Patshala International Salon 2014 (India): PP Silver Medal
82. German Photo-Championship 2014 / 82. Deutsche Fotomeisterschaft 2014 (DVF): Certificate/Urkunde
International photographic art exhibition - LINES (Egypt): RPS Honorable Mention
4th Arctic Exhibition of Photographic Art 2014 (Norway): FIAP Silver Medal
1st Impression 2014 Salon (India): CERTIFICATE OF MERIT
German International DVF Photocup: UPI Silver Medal & GIP Honorable Mention
2nd Olympic Photo Circuit 2014 (Greece): Diploma
Cairo International Photographic Art Exhibition: UPI Honorable Mention
German International DVF Photocup: 4 Honorable Mentions and 23 out of 24 possible acceptances ;-)
GDT Nature Photographer of the Year (Germany): 4th place (category: "Landscapes")
WhiteWall/DigitalPHOTO-Magazine B/W-Contest: 2nd place
33nd Northern Counties International Salon: PSA Bronze Medal - Third Natur
2nd International Salon of photography “NOVI SAD“: FIAP Honorable Mention
1st MIROC Digital Circuit 2012 (Serbia): Bronze SALON medal (Theme: Mountain Landcape)
AC Photo German Mega Circuit 2012: Chairman's Award, 2 PSA Gold Medals, 6 Honorable Mentions
DVF Bayern, Landesfotoschau: Medal, Certificate, "Bayerischer Fotomeister 2012" im DVF" ("Bavarian Photo Champion 2012") ;-)
2nd Arctic Exhibition of Photographic Art 2012 (Norway): FIAP Honorable Mention
Salón Internacional de Imagen virtual 2012 (Argentina): Jury Mention
fotoGEN International Open 2012 (Germany): Honorable Mention, B/W Special Price
German DVF Photocup: GIP Medal, FIAP PIN, 3 Honorable Mentions
Danish Digital (Denmark): FIAP Ribbon
Holland International Image Circuit (Netherlands): FC Oldenzaal Clubprijs
Global Arctic Awards (Russland): Finalist / Honorable Mention
Sony World Photography Award, Open Category: Shortlisted in "Nature & Wildlife"
Fotoforum Award 4/2011 ("Beziehungen", Germany): 1st prize
DVC Club Contest "Waldgeschichten" ("Forest Stories", Germany): 1st prize
8th Photolovers International Digital Circuit (India): PSA Honorable Mention
16 Lakes - FOTOSAFARI.HR 2011 (Croatia): FIAP Bronze Medal
Österreiche Staatsmeisterschaft für künstlerische Fotografie: VÖAV Diploma (Color Section)
Salón Internacional de Imagen virtual 2011 (Argentina): FIAP Ribbon
2011 Southampton international Exhibition (England): Medal & Honorable mention
International Exhibition of Artistic Photos "GREEN BALANCE" (Serbia): Honorable mention
PAC-Award (India): "Best Cityscape"
25th vintage international photosalon STROM (Slowakia): Honorable mention
European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2009 (Germany): "Highly commended"
Trierenberg Special Themes Circuit (Austria): Gold Medal
2nd INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC BIENNIALE RIVNE 2009 (Ukraine): ISF Diploma, PSA Bronze Medal, FIAP Honorable Mention