Color Blind Landscape Photographer

Color Blind Landscape Photographer

Check out these stunning landscapes shot by a color blind photographer. Kilian Schönberger is a 28 year old photographer from Germany who can't distinguish green and red, leaving him color blind. It appears that most of these were shot in Iceland. I can't imagine some of the hiking and backbacking that has to be done to achieve some of these shots, but they are well worth it. Kilian shoots with a 5D Mark II and uses a 24mm TSE II lens. Go to his 500px for more of his work.

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Mike Folden's picture

Those photos are incredible. 

JPGodwin's picture

Holy shi...

Possibly the best landscapes I've personally ever seen. 

Andrew Ackerman's picture

Good lurd those are phenomenal

Bert McLendon's picture

Dag these are awesome!

Von Wong's picture


deanr222's picture

somebody loves the green saturation slider...

Chris Popely's picture

...You do realise he is colour blind to the colours red & GREEN... Right?

Michael Crees's picture

I have the same type of color blindness and I agree with deanr222.  If you want to oversaturate your photos so be it.  Photography is HIGHLY subjective but don't cop out your editing choices with claiming that you are color blind.  I have never had somebody tell me that my images were weird colors when I was trying to make them look natural.  And I fail the dot colorblind test horribly!  Good pics but like I said don't use excuses.

Jackson Craig Van Wie's picture

Exactly, I am color blind too, but looking natural to me is the same to anyone elce. The only time colorblindness comes into play is if someone was to see the world through my eyes then it would look differently. 

Thomas Ingersoll's picture

you contradict yourself by saying that you see differently through your eyes but you see the same as everyone else

Satya Varghese Mac's picture

he doesn't really, He says he pictures "natural" the same as everyone else.

James's picture

What he means is that if he corrects a photo to his perception of natural, then the photo will be natural to everyone. The only way the photo would look different to you would be to see it through his eyes.
For example, if I see strawberries as purple, when I correct the photo I will attempt to make it look purple to me, therefore making it look red to you.

Thomas Ingersoll's picture

the guy is not using it as an excuse 

Nasim Mansurov's picture

Absolutely beautiful images, wow!

Tan Zhi Shan, Sujata's picture

awesome work and post processing.

Syman St's picture

WOW! Pure awesome! 

Tim Newton's picture

Wow!!! Incredible work!!! :-)

Alexander Roe's picture

Awesome work!

Malcolm Debono's picture

These are brilliant!

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Dafydd Owen's picture

Ha - these photos would look just the same ;P

Gunnar Rathbun's picture

color blindness really doesn't lessen their abilities at all.. I have a friend/videographer who is color blind and shoots everything just fine.. it really doesn't seem to affect them since they are used to it.. and you have tools in photoshop that let you use the eye dropper to see the true color if he really can't distinguish a specific shade 
None the less these photos are amazing! great find!

Dafydd Owen's picture

Similarly - have a Pro friend who's the same.

Mind you - he is keen on very "over" saturated colours/hues and we once had to point out to him that his sun was green.

Christer Svedle's picture

Awesome, brilliant and amazing! Some of them looks like HDR.

Marco Prelini's picture

Btw lots of those pics are taken in Dolomiten (Alps, Italy).

Roberto Sacasa's picture

Wooow!! Amazing!!

James Tarry's picture

love, love, LOVE alot of his work...... just personally dont like the HDR looking ones-just personal opinion as dont like that "look" or technique

Agreed.  Some of these are definitely funky fresh and Id love to know more about his workflow and what he is shooting with but the HDR has become less appealing in the last few years for me.  And that is how you craft a very long sentence and this is how you end a sentence without a period

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