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About me

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Hi, my name is Markus Albert. I am a landscape photographer from Frankfurt/Germany. I spend a great deal of my time traveling and photographing, mostly in Europe. At the same time I am a dedicated father, a freelance copywriter, and a trail runner. And, yes, handling all of this requires some refined time management. 

The concept of photography has always been fascinating me. As a little boy I shot holiday pictures of everything that fascinated me, to the regret of my parents. From sparkling stones on Mallorca to clouds out of airplane windows. My enthusiasm is the same today. The images might have changed a bit.

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I have a deep love for rugged and dramatic landscapes like those in Great Britain, Scotland, Iceland and in the Alpes. Also, I'm very lucky to live near beautiful places like the Palatine Forest and the Black Forest. As a teacher for THE PHOTO ACADEMY in Frankfurt, I am sharing my knowledge with beginners and students. 

In 2016 I decided to seriously learn how to shoot landscapes and edit my images. Now, it all fits together: my passion for traveling, hiking, and photography. In cases of a bad location planning even trail running can be a part of it.

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Thanks to my brother-in-law for some of the portraits. Visit his page and see his great photography: bastianhertel.de

Awards & stuff

2023
  • International Landscape Photographer of the Year: Top 101 Award "Still" (Link)
  • Monochrome Awards: Honorable Mention "Steady" (Link), ​Honorable Mention "Waves of Light" (Link)
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  • The Independent Photographer Landscape Award/Editor's Pick/"The hut" (Link)
  • Chromatic Awards: Honorable Mention "Breakthrough" (Link), ​Honorable Mention "The photographer" (Link)
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  • Epson International Pano Awards: Top 100 Amateur Nature/Landscapes" (Link)
  • Fine Art Photography Awards: Nominee "Underdog" (Link)
  • ND Awards: Honorable Mention "Underdog" 
  • 1 image in the The Photo Pills Awards book/Photo Piller of the day
2022
  • Monochrome Awards: Honorable mention "Black vs. White", Honorable mention "Down the dark"
Since 2020
  • Editorial publications in the print magazine DigitalPhoto and on www.kwerfeldein.de
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