Michael Schaake
Alpha Universe

Michael Schaake


"Being in the moment and seeing the dramatic beauty of nature can be an awe-inspiring and very personal experience. By sharing my images, I hope to take others on this journey with me."

Michael Schaake hails from Bonn in Germany and has been taking pictures since he was six years old with his father's manual SLR camera. As a teenager he spent countless hours in his black and white equipped darkroom and a few years ago he turned his passion into his profession. Observing the world through his lens shapes his perception of the environment around him. Photography is the medium that allows him to experience his travels and adventures more consciously and intensely, and gives him the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life. He is inspired by the desire to photograph places he wouldn't otherwise see or travel to and capturing the unique moment when the light meets the landscape at just the right angle can result in a magical and mystical image. He pursues this creative process with boundless  joy and infectious enthusiasm. 

Ambassador's cameras and lenses


α7R III 35mm full-frame camera with autofocus


α9 full frame mirrorless camera with stacked CMOS sensor


Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS


FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS


1.4x Teleconverter Lens


FE 100-400mm G Master super-telephoto zoom lens


FE 85mm F1.8


FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS Lens

SEL28F20 / SEL28F20FEC / SEL28F20UWC

FE 28mm F2


FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM

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