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Erhard Batzdorf: Featured 1x Photographer

by Yvette Depaepe 
Published the 14th of June 2021

Erhard Batzdorf  has a diversified portfolio of outstanding images in several categories such as air show photography, dance photography, architecture photography including bridges and more.
  Discover some more about the man behind his images through this interview and enjoy !


'View upwards' (Dusseldorf – Germany)


Even as a teenager I was enthusiastic about photography and learned the basic elements of photography. In the beginning I photographed my surroundings, friends and family, later I added sports and special events.
The enthusiasm for sports and big events have remained until today.
Since 2009, I have regularly travelled to the Hanse Sail, one of the largest maritime events, as an accredited photographer.


'Wylde Swan'

I live near the Dutch border and have only a short drive to the great Dutch and Belgian air shows. A small air show photo fan group has already formed.


'Magic Airshow II'


'Perfect show'


As a young man I got to know a ballet group through acquaintances, admired their personal commitment and tried to show the aesthetics of movement and bodies.... until today :)


'danced the movie'



'Body sculpture part 5'



'striped legs'

In 2002 I bought my first digital camera and got to know the incredible possibilities of digital editing. I really learned Photoshop and still use it today. Lately I've been sympathising more and more with Affinity Photo ;-)

From 2007 onwards, a very active period began with numerous participations in art markets, group and small solo exhibitions, activities in photo groups and photo communities, successful participation in numerous photo competitions. 

Outstanding certainly is the BREWERRENT FOR LIFE, a winning creative competition of the Krefeld brewery KÖNIGSHOF. For 11 years I have received a crate of beer every month, if that is not an argument for our beautiful hobby :)

In 2009, I was in Valencia for the first time and was immediately captivated by Calatrava's artful architecture. These snow-white, elegant constructions never let me go and were the start of my intense interest in architecture.
It was quite difficult for me to choose the architectural pictures, after all, I have accumulated 10 TB pictures in the meantime.


'Duch settlement'






'Modern lines'



'Great View' (La Defense)



'Philharmonie' (Hall LUX)



'light well' (Bonnefantenmuseum)



'Dynamic view (La Defense)



'A little part' (Bilbao)


Bridges have a special significance for me, here are three examples from my area:


'Uerdingen Bridge (1)'



'Uerdingen Bridge (2)'


'rush hour' (Wesel Rhine Bridge)


So, what remains to be said? I enjoy going on photo tours with photo friends, communication and togetherness are important to me. Photography has enriched my life wonderfully.

Of course, tours are well prepared, which increases the anticipation and the quality of the photos. For longer trips I like to take the lightweight Sony (A7r3) and for day trips and sporting events the very reliable Canon (5Ds R).

The creative and photographic quality of 1x is brilliant. An eternally bubbling pool of great images with endless inspiration, also for your own further development.

A big thank you to Yvette for the invitation to the interview and for the realisation of this article.

Erhard Batzdorf 



Great photo's. All of them are masterpieces. Congrats!
What a great compliment. Thank you Guido!
Excellent works Erhard nothing else to say. Now I'm following you with great pleasure. Thank you too Yvette. Best Regards
My pleasure, Frederico !
Thank you very, very much, dear Frederico.
Ungewöhnlich wäre alleine schon das konstant hohe Niveau deiner Aufnahmen - was es darüber hinaus besonders macht ist deine enorme Vielseitigkeit- Glückwunsch!
Bin richtig stolz auf dein großes Lob. Herzlichen Dank Reimer! Hoffentlich klappt es mal wieder mit einem Usertreffen!
Erhard, love your work. Keep them coming!
I'm very pleased with your recognition. Thank you very much Patrick.
Sorry, Erhard, für die wiederholten Anmerkungen. Irgendetwas funktioniert hier nicht, und ich kann auch nichts löschen?!
Was mich am meisten beeindruckt, ist die Vielfalt der Motive, die du allesamt perfekt fotografiert hast! Außerdem find ich es sehr schön, etwas über den Mensch hinter der Kamera zu erfahren. Chapeau, Erhard!
Ganz herzlichen Dank, Wolfgang, für deinen anerkennenden Kommentar. Freut mich sehr. Komm gerade aus dem Urlaub, deshalb die späte Antwort.
Was mich am meisten beeindruckt, ist die Vielfalt der Motive, die du allesamt perfekt fotografiert hast! Außerdem find ich es sehr schön, etwas über den Mensch hinter der Kamera zu erfahren. Chapeau, Erhard!
Ein großes Kompliment für deine fantastischen Fotos, die mir schon die ganze Zeit ins Auge stechen! Wie schön, hier in diesem Interview ein wenig mehr über dich zu erfahren!
Ganz, ganz lieben Dank für deine Anerkennung, Susanne. Freut mich!
Herzlichen Glückwunsch zu dieser tollen Würdigung! Ein Portfolio, das ganz viele Facetten deiner Kunst und hervorragende Fotos aus vielen Bereichen zeigt!
Ganz herzlichen Dank für deine Würdigung liebe Ursula!
Big thanks for your support XibiaoHuang.
Ganz herzlichen Glückwunsch, Erhard, zu dieser schon langst fälligen Würdigung. Deine Fotos sind einfach Spitzenklasse und das Interview sehr interessant und aufschlußreich. (A very heartfelt thanks to Yvette) . Beste Grüße, Herbert
Thanks, dear Herbert !
Ich bin begeistert von deiner Würdigung. Ganz herzlichen Dank Herbert. Gerade aus dem Urlaub zurück, deshalb die späte Antwort!
With much pleasure I read this interview. Congrats Erhard for being in the spotlights this way. I love every picture shown. You are an amazing photographer and I'm a big fan of all your work! Thank you for sharing this and thanks to Yvette for this interview.
Thank you, Greetje ;-)
I am very happy about your really great comment dear Greetje! Have a nice weekend!
Auch ich gratuliere dir herzlich! Die Breite deines Portfolios ist außergewöhnlich. Du zeigst in jedem Bereich absolute Spitzenfotos.
Ein total netter und aufbauender Kommentar. Herzlichen Dank Stephan. Ich antworte so spät, weil ich gerade aus dem Urlaub komme.
Congratulations Erhard! A well deserved feature in the magazine for the great work you did! And I hope do, in future!
Big thanks for your support, Gabrielle.
Congratulations for your well deserved featuring in the magazine dear Erhard !
Many thanks Luc for your kind appreciation. Sorry for the late reply. I was on vacation.
Thank you very much, dear Erhard, for the interview and for your excellent and splendid works. Many thanks also, dear Yvette, for your impeccable and interesting article(s)... :)
Thanks, Francesco for your compliment... (blushing)!
My pleasure, dear Yvette... :)) Have a nice day !
I am very happy about your really great comment dear Francesco. Sorry for the late reply. I was on vacation.
My pleasure, dear Erhard... Have a great weekend, my friend ! :)
Congratulations Erhard for the interview. It was a pleasure to read and see your awesome work. Superb curation of photographs and lovely presentation too.
Many thanks dear Souvik for your kind appreciation. Sorry for the late reply. I was on vacation.
Erhard my compliments for your really wonderfull work.
Big thanks for your great comment dear Theo!
It's nice to learn something about the person behind the sensor. Erhard, your appreciation here is long overdue, the selection of your pictures is terrific, I know, making such a selection is not always easy. Many thanks also to Yvette for the well done presentation, compliments.
Thank you for your appreciation, Rolf !
Ganz herzlichen Dank für deine tolle Würdigung meiner Arbeiten, Rolf. Ich komme gerade aus dem Urlaub, deshalb diese späte Antwort.
Verdientes Feature, tolle Fotos und Präsentation, informative Texte. Well done!
Herzlichen Dank Martin für dein Lob und deine Anerkennung!
Ein interessanter Überblick über dein fotografisches und künstlerisches Schaffen. Glückwunsch dazu, Erhard!
Ich danke Dir sehr, Roswitha!
was lange währt.....ich gratuliere Dir ganz herzliche zu diesem sehr verdienten Artikel hier. Sehr interessant und mit einer sehr spannenden Auswahl von Deinen Bildern versehen. Many thanks also to Yvette
My pleasure to interview Erhard, Hans-Wolfgang ;-)
Danke Dir sehr für Deinen anerkennenden Kommentar lieber Wolfgang. Bin gerade aus dem Urlaub zurück, deshalb so spät.
Herzlichen Glückwunsch zu dieser verdienten Präsentation.
Ganz herzlichen Dank für Deine Anerkennung. Freut mich!