Martin Duerr

My name is Martin Duerr and I’m based near Munich, Germany. I grew up there with a father that was the Chief of Development of AGFA cameras in Munich, so cameras have always been around. I didn’t start as a photographer, I studied graphic design and then worked some years in advertising agencies, but wanted to be free so worked as a freelancer.

Accidentally I entered the world of computer graphics and worked as an Illustrator, Compositor and 3D Artist for several years. 

Again, through a lucky serendipity I met American photographer Clint Clemens in 2008, he is the one who gave me the push in the right direction.

January 2014 I started seriously with portrait photography. 
My main focus is on people, portrait, fashion and sensual photography. Together with my wife, we run a photo workshop school, holding lots of workshops and masterclasses in Germany and countries like Morocco, Italy and Spain.

Teaching photography and art work/design is my passion, next to traveling around the world. I also do a lot of lectures on photo events and enjoy meeting people that are fascinated about photography like I am.

I started with a Nikon D90, switched over to a D7000 and then a Nikon D800. Late 2017 I was looking for an alternate camera system (mirrorless system) and found it in form of a Lumix G9. I did my first shootings with that camera and it was exactly what I’ve been looking for.

A few months later I had contact with Panasonic, and in September 2018 I was announced officially as a Lumix Ambassador. Like the cameras and the team at Panasonic, their passion on cameras on amazing.

Next to my G9 I’m using a GX9 and of course the brand new Lumix S1 and S1R.

For my G9/GX9 I have a bunch of lenses which I like most: the Leica Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2, the 25mm f/1.4, the 12-35mm f/2.8 and the 50-200mm f/2.8-4.0 zoom.

For my S1/S1R I’m using all 3 lenses which are available at the moment: The 24-105mm f/4 zoom lens which is amazing, the boke master 50mm f/1.4 and the 70-200mm f/4 zoom.

As I’m often on location, I’m in need of a powerful mobile flash which I found in the Godox AD200. Together with several add-ons and deformers, I can do everything I need or I want to do, especially on foreign workshop locations.

For making ofs I’m using a DJI Osmo Pocket, which is small and fits into every pocket. 
If I am travelling light, I’m using an iPad Pro for quick selection and editing, otherwise I’m using a super fast GIGABYTE AERO laptop at home together with a 4K monitor. | @martin_duerr_photography

Inside Martin’s camera bag:

Nikon D7500

Nikon D800

Panasonic Lumix G9

Panasonic Lumix GX9

Panasonic Lumix S1

Panasonic Lumix S1R

Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f/1.2

Panasonic Lumix G Leica 25mm f/1.4

Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f/2.8

Panasonic Lumix 50-200mm f/2.8-4.0

Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm f/4

Panasonic Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f/4

Godox AD200 Speedlite Flash Strobe

DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal

Apple iPad Pro



  1. Daniel on May 27, 2020 at 12:06 am

    This was an interesting interview, enjoyed this one! Martin Dürr seems to be a very experienced photographer, heads up!

  2. Martin Dürr on August 7, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    Dear Shotkit team. Thank you so much for the feature!

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