Welcome to Michael Kirste Fotografie. I'm an outdoor photographer based in Cologne, Germany. My passion for photography started in my childhood when I got my first analog camera. Since then, I traveled to countless countries and survived all types of climate to discover the most amazing and spectacular landscapes on our planet. Thereby, my photographic focus are landscapes in my home country Rhineland as well as in the USA, Scotland, Iceland, and Dolomites. My wilderness landscape photography reflects the beauty of our planet in vibrant colors, magic light, and dramatic compositions. For photographing, I'm using Canon EOS DSLR cameras with lenses from 16 to 200mm and different types of filters.
My desire to photograph the world's most spectacular landscapes results from a lifelong drive to explore the world through travel and adventure. Landscape photography is a creative challenge for me and a way to reflect my personal emotions and feelings about our world. It enables me to express my artistic vision by painting with light. With my photos I would like to capture the beauty and uniqueness of nature and share it with my audience. The photos shown on this page illustrate how I have experienced and interpreted the scenes. I hope you can feel my enthusiasm for nature by viewing the photos.