Here you find some texts for downloading to read them offline or print them. Comments and critique are always welcome.

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General texts

About my profession as photographer

Photography and my basic philosophy
(1 page with 1 color photo, Summer 2000)

About my job as webmaster for fine art

A simple introduction text shows up my career from photography to webdesign and my view of a new culture of the image in the internet.
(1 page with 1 b/w photo, Summer 2000)

Documents and lectures about Photography

What is fine print photography?

How to get a fine print using systematic working methods and how to create works with aesthetic and artistic attributes. A personal way of life for this art and some ideas about it.
(3 pages, Summer 2000, revised at July 30th, 2001)


Head or Heart?

A symposium at Ekohaus, the Center of Japanese Culture in Düsseldorf, conducted under the topic "self and selflessness" gave me the opportunity to take a look into Platons cavern.
(2 page with 1 b/w photo, June 20th, 2002)


Ansel Adams or A perspective to fine art photography

A personal experience report to the Ansel Adams retrospective "Ansel Adams at 100" at the "Kulturforum" (Culture Forum) in Berlin from October 11th, 2002 – January 5th, 2003.
(1 page, June 24th, 2003)


Forum Gigabitfilm

Gigabitfilm – A discussion with Alexander Keupp

This is the revised version of an email based discussion while the introduction of the Gigabitfilm.
(2 pages, July 29th, 2001)


Heiland Splitgrade – Easier darkroom works?
A first practical report

A personal statement as „SPLITGRADE newbie”
(1 page, July 29th, 2001)


Technical fetish versus art

Ideas about art in the times of Heiland electronic, Moersch & Gigabitfilm
(1 page, July 21st, 2001)


Documents and lectures about webdesign

Fine Art Photography and its optimized preparation on the Internet

A simple introduction how to put fine art photography into the web and how to preserve the atmosphere of the original print.
(4 pages with 1 colour photo, Summer 2000, revised at July 30th, 2001)

Lecture from Bodo P. Schmitz (Photo: Raphael Stötzel)

Lecture from Bodo P. Schmitz:
"Fine Art Photography and its optimized preparation on the Internet"
(Photo: Raphael Stötzel)

I see something that's not there or
The trend of using thumbnails in the presentation of Fine Art Photography

A short and pregnant introduction why thumbnails don't held what they promise. With picture examples and description texts.
(4 pages with 6 b/w photos, May 9th, 2002)




Lists and tables

A literature list

A list of relating literature for those who want to continue their studies.
(1 page, January 10th, 2003)




My banner and QR code for your link list

Banner from Bodo P. Schmitz (

QR code from Bodo P. Schmitz (

Wallpaper files for your desktop

I offer you two ZIP archives, each of them contains 12 photos. Both for the resolution of 800x600 and 1024x768 pixels.


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