Stefan Bäurle was born and raised in Southern Germany and is now living in San Jose in beautiful California. He is a self-taught photographer with particular interest in seascape, landscape, nature and architectural photography. All of which allows being outdoors and therefore can be combined with his other passion for hiking. He has a well developed sense of order and likes being imaginative yet keeping compositions as simple as possible. Almost all of his work is converted to monochrome, because it facilitates focusing on the light, shapes, surfaces, structures, patterns, and contrasts. He frequently uses long exposure techniques in his seascape and architectural work since it enables finding the essence of a subject or a scene.