“No compromises on gear.”

Hello! My name is Norman. I am a commercial photographer and retoucher based in Berlin and working worldwide.

I am specialised in corporate and archival photography – objects of all kinds. This ranges from consumer goods and prototypes to historical artefacts in museums and archives.

I also have a soft spot for portraits and special events like conferences. In any case it is all about taking visually striking, professional photographs right on spot that support my clients and their goals.

In short: I don’t take photographs that stand out but stand apart.

Focus

I offer several different photographic services:

  • Photo Shootings (on-location, off-location)
    • Portrait Photography
    • Product/ Object Photography
    • Conference Photography
  • Retouching
    • high-end, ready for different use-cases, optimised for web and print
    • retouching of your photographs

Approach

My photographs are meticulously made. They are defined by a fresh and natural look. No matter if bright and vivid colors or a deep and rich monochromatic spectrum.

It all starts with the right equipment. With a mix of prime and zoom lenses I get the very best results for all things I am focused on. Whether it is the shallow depth of a blurry bokeh in a portrait, a razor sharp detail or the ultra-wide view of an event space I rely on my gear. Like a carpenter needs his plane, chisel, and a hammer.

The right environment in combination with a sophisticated light setup is an essential part, too – natural light, flashes, huge soft boxes, grids, and gels.

My highly trained skills and techniques of digital retouching enable a pristine appearance. I tastefully eliminate blemishes and emphasize details, correct lights / shadows, and fine tune perspectives as well as geometry. It culminates in nuanced sharpening and color grading.

Norman Posselt, photographed by Gerhard Kassner in 2018 Norman Posselt, photographed by Gerhard Kassner in 2018

Equipment

Sony Alpha 7R IV ·  Sony Alpha 9 II · mounted on  Novoflex precision gear and Benro geared heads

Schneider-Kreuznach Apo-Digitar ƒ4.5 / 90 · Sony FE ƒ2.8 / 16–35 GM · Sony FE ƒ1.4 / 24 GM · Zeiss Batis 2/40 CF · Sony FE ƒ1.4 / 85 GM · Sony FE ƒ2.8 / 90 Macro G OSS · Sony FE ƒ2.8 / 70–200 GM OSS · Venus Optics ƒ14 / 24 Macro 2× Probe · Venus Optics ƒ2.8 / 25 Ultra Macro 2.5–5×

Profoto B10 Plus · 2 × Profoto B10 · Profoto A1 · 12 × Spiffy Gear Spekular Lights

CaptureOne Pro · Adobe Photoshop CC · Wacom Intuos Pro M · SpyderX Pro

Retouching

Why retouching at all? Quick answer: we all have viewing habits. Also there is a difference in looking at someone face to face or at a photograph. The perception is totally different. You see more details, you pay much more attention to flaws, blemeshes, spots, wrinkles, dark under-eyes, you name it. In addition a camera gives its own interpretation of the real world that mostly is not the result you would expect and – more importantly – accept. Retouching helps to correct this.

The basic idea is to get the very best out of my images that caters my clients’ taste and fits their needs.

Matthew Carter at ATypI 2018 in Antwerp. Left: RAW file, solarized to see minor blemishes — Right: fully retouched and set monochrome Matthew Carter at ATypI 2018 in Antwerp. Left: RAW file, solarized to see minor blemishes — Right: fully retouched and set monochrome

Notable Clients

I am in the fortunate position of being able to say that I have great clients. The majority come from the design, media scene, and consumer goods sector. What is important to me in any case is a trusting and honest relationship with each other.

Ableton · Adobe · Akademie der Künste, Berlin · ATypI · Bauhaus-Archiv · Global Perspective Initiative · Beyond Tellerrand · Die Bundesregierung · diesdas.digital · Helios · MAGAZIN · Monotype · PAGE · Pommersches Landesmuseum · TYPO Berlin / TYPO Labs · VAAY / Sanity Group · VDI / VDE Innovation + Technik · Wall /JCDecaux