Matthias Dengler - Snapshopped - Fotograf Nürnberg


Through more than 10 years of dedication I have taught myself from scratch to only one goal: Being the best I personally can. As a result, my passion, endurance and hard work have led me to a creative career in photography and retouching. 

Before I decided to jump into freelance, I was employed as a full-time photographer, Photoshop artist and videographer for PROJECT Immobilien Wohnen AG, one of Germany’s biggest real-estate companies based out of Nuremberg, Germany. As a photographer, I mainly travelled through metropolitan areas of Germany to create the company's lifestyle, landscape, architecture, interior and portrait imagery. Aside from photo assignments, I joined the team of Photoshop artists, retouching photographs and compositing 3D renderings with 2D photographs. As a videographer, I was responsible for planning, recording and editing the company’s image and event videos.

Being born and grown up in Germany, I finished my geography studies in Gdansk Poland. There, in 2015 I made a fresh start in the photographic branch as picture editor at Thomson Reuters’ global picture desk. Seeking for more photographic experience, I continued my professional work as studio assistant at the Polish fashion studio POPin in 2016, until I left Poland to establish my travel photography portfolio, while working part-time as tour guide for Nordic Gateway AS in Stavanger, Norway. In Stavanger, I created a visual outdoor story for the sports and outdoor brand Bolder, until I returned six months later to Gdansk, to work for almost 2 years as a retoucher at Quad Graphics, the biggest printing company in the US. In June 2018, I moved to Nuremberg, Germany grabbing the opportunity to work as a full-time photographer and Photoshop artist at Project Immobilien Wohnen AG.

On my way, I have already been published several times by National Geographic, was interviewed for and featured in Flickr’s spotlight, worked for multiple well-known clients, won numerous international photo contests, and served as a judge on Poland's national stage of the pan-European photo contest “Discover Europe”. Further, I have given a public talk at Sztuka Wyboru in Gdansk to share insights from my travels and photographic work. So far, I have already visited 25 countries on four continents.

VISITED COUNTRIES Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, The Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

COUNTRIES LIVED IN Germany, Poland, Norway

PERSONAL ADVENTURES Climbing Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany (2963m) in a two day ascent. Attending the biggest Drum & Bass party in the entire World. Moving within a week-notice from Poland to Norway. Travelling by the cheapest mean of transport from North (Gdynia) to South Poland (Zakopane). Going for a hike into the wilderness of Norway alone for a weekend without any further planning, hitch-hiking and meeting around 20 people personally. Hiking up Kjeragbolten, one of the toughest hikes in the Lysefjord region in Norway. Hiking to all the prestigious fjord destinations in South Norway and staying there overnight on the spot in a tent. Sleeping in the desert of Wadi Rum in Jordan. Taking a bath in the Dead Sea in Israel. Taking several baths at -12°C in the Baltic Sea. Snorkeling in the Red Sea. Visiting the lowest point of the earth. Riding tricycles and motor bikes on the Philippines for daily commuting. Canyoneering and jumping from the 12m high Kawasan waterfalls in the canyons of Matutinao, Philippines. Snorkeling with whale sharks in Cebu, Philippines. Spending a weekend on the almost unexplored two southernmost islands of the Philippines (Balut & Olanivan) and living a basic lifestyle with a local. Bathing in the Széchenyi Thermal Baths in Budapest, Hungary. Surfing in Tamraght, Morocco. Cliff jumping from an 8m high cliff in Paradise Valley, Morocco.


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