Born 1957 in Hamburg and living in the Black Forrest region in the south west of Germany Karl H. Warkentin is photographer, teacher and editor for photography. He has a technical education as well as an education in design and graphic arts. He is concerned with photography since 1970 and using digital image editing since 1996. But photography is not just his profession, it is his vocation.
Since 2000 he has published a huge number of articles in photo magazines and books in Germany and other countries, is teaching photography at various schools in Germany and is organizing photo workshops e.g. at Lanzarote, in France, Moroc, Portugal and the UAE. Since 2002 he is leading a photography class and also doing workshops for individuals and companies about all photographic subjects. He also is a coach for photographers and photo artists and a commercial photographer as well.
His free work includes Landscape, Travel, Nature, Architecture, Portraits and Fine Art Nude. A lot more than 100 of his articles about photography and portfolios showing his work have been printed in photography magazines and books in Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain and Russia. In a TV report and a lot of large single and group exhibitions e. g. in Dresden, Hamburg and Munich his work has been displayed.
Photography is not just my job,
it’s my calling.
|1957||Born in Hamburg, Germany|
|1972 – 1976||Education as tv technician and darkroom assistant|
|1977 – 1980||Working as Color darkroom technician|
|1982 – 1988||Studying graphic arts at FH Hamburg, Dep. of Design|
|1986 – 2002||Working as typographer and graphic artist|
|Since 1986||Working as photographer|
|1995 – 2000||Teaching computer design at various design schools|
|1997 – 2014||Teaching photography at Kunstschule Alsterdamm – The school of visual arts|
|Since 1999||Teaching photography nationwide and internationally|
|2000||Moving to Oberkirch, Blackforrest, south of Germany|
|Since 2000||More than 100 publications in German and international photo magazines|
|Since 2002||Photo trainer at Kunstschule Offenburg (art school)|
|Since 2003||Photo trainer at vhs im LK München Nord (Munich, D)|
|Since 2004||Many exhibitions in Dresden, Munich, Offenburg and at various other places|
|2004 – 2006||Photo trainer for Minolta System Club (MSC) and KonicaMinolta System Club (KMSC)|
|Since 2006||Photo trainer at vhs im LK Konstanz (Constance, D)|
|2013 – 2020||Photo trainer for the workshop tour operator artistravel|
|2014||My first photo instructions book “Der Weg zum guten Bild” (The path to a good picture) has been published|
|2016||My photo instructions book “Cyanotypie Digital” has been published|
|2016||Artistic director of the integration project “with your eyes” for young refugees from Afghanistan, sponsored by “Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth”.|
|2020||My photo instructions book “Minimalismus in der Fotografie” (Minimalism in photography) has been published|
|Setting up a professional video studio for online courses|
|Since 2020||Trainer at the “Kunst- und Kreativfabrik”|
|2021||Scholarship for a new photo book project from VG WORT as part of Neu Start Kultur, |
funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Media and Culture.
Memberships: DPV, VG Bild-Kunst, VG Wort, KSK