I'm very often out taking photographs just because I like it. That is the most
important precondition to get good results.
The steps from shooting until
printing the photographs are all aiming towards very large prints with very high
Formerly working with the large formate camera I was happy to
get prints 120 x 80 cm in size. Today with the digital equipment the size and
the resolution should be much higher. Photographs about 2 m large and with
exceptionel resolution are exhibited at various locations in Münster (Visiting
them is possible upon request)
For 15 years I could obtain the qualityI longed for by using large-formate-film in a
In the last years digital technology has advanced so far, that
it provides me with much higher quality than my analoge equipment. Since 2010 I
use stitching-technology ( = panorama technique) to put together several shots of a DSLR-camera to
a singel photograph with extraordinary high resolution.
Morgenrot, Brocken, Harz, Sachsen-Anhalt,
Image stitched of 3 photographs
(Single shot: Nikon D3x, 20 mm, f8, 1/40 sec)
Wollgras im Haaksbergerveen (bei
(Fuji RVP 4x5", 120mm, Neutralgrau-Verlauffilter ND 0,3) (1996-05-19B)
The small images of this web-site can not compete with the large digital
image-files or the large formate transparencies which are used for my
The following five images have the possibility to zoom in to see the full
details of the original photographs.
The first image shows the harbour Sund on the Lofoten islands. The final
photograph is stitched of six primary imagesin two rows.
The photograph of the avenue is stichted of seven images in one row.
The photograph of the french landscape is taken as a 4 x 5 inch transperency and
The following photograph of a flowering plant is stitched of 3 images.
The photograph of this bunch of cherry blossoms combines focus-stacking and
stitching. It is stitched of 3x9 images.
Various journey reports and other photographic series are presented in
the galleries. However this homepage is not a complete review of my photographic
work. It will just give you an idea of my kind of landscape photography.
As this site provides you only with a small section of my work I strongly
encourage every interested party to ask for a selection of digital images
focussing on your favorite issue.
Scans and prints can be purchased directly from me. More informations and prices
Prices and prints
© 2016 Martin Franz
All photographs appearing on this site are the property of Martin Franz. They
are not to be downloaded or reproduced in any way without the written permission
of Martin Franz.
Knospe des Spitzahorn
(Fuji RVP 6x9cm, 120mm, Aufhellschirm) (2002-04-12B15)
Elbufer bei Elbholz, Gartow, Kreis
(Fuji RVP 4x5", 75 mm, Centerfilter, Grauverlauffilter ND 0,6) (1997-03-09B)
Trappstegsforsen bei Saxnäs, Lappland,
(Fuji RVP 6x9 cm, 75 mm, Grauverlauffilter ND 0,6, 1 Sek., Bl. 45)
I can shoot image series of the same location at various
seasons when I am photographing in my home region. That is how the two images of
the same avenue of oaks were made. More image series of this kind are found in
the new page Münsterland series.
Avenue of oaks in
Münsterland in November, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland
(2010-11-02-D3x-047ff) single-row panorama stitched of 4 photographs
(single-shot: Nikon D3x, 70 - 210 mm at 210 mm Bl. 16, 1/13 sec)
the same avenue of oaks 4 years later,February 2015, freshly trimmed,
(2015-02-18-DSL-017ff)single-row panorama stitched of 5 (7) images
single-shot: Nikon D3x,
Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G at 34 mm, f 18, 1,3 sec