Born: 1961 in Rostock
Profession: mechanical engineer, freelance journalist
Current home: Flensburg in northern Germany
For more than 20 years, Joerg Knorr has been travelling with his kayak, constantly looking for new horizons. Both at the front door, on the Flensburg Fjord, and further away on the Baltic Sea, North Sea, Atlantic or Pacific.
He almost never gets on board without a camera. "Besides my paddle and kayak my cameras are the most important tools when I am travelling," says Knorr.
References as a journalist:
Articles/photographs about the outdoors and travelling published in numerous magazines. Photographs for multiple catalogues of outdoor brands and outfitters.
Showing multimedia shows at different organizations and on its own authority for years.
Review about K-3
Finding the right camera is not easy today. When special criteria have to be met the number of choices decreases and selecting the camera you need may become easier. I am travelling on my own a lot. If no other people are available taking a photograph of myself can be difficult. With the standard featured interval timer of the k-3 this is very easy.
I am always on or close to the water. In consequence the traditional water resistance of the K-cameras is a main criterion for me. Taking pictures from the cockpit of a kayak means to be able to act in a simple way. Using two cameras with different lenses gives me a maximum of flexibility but also requires the room for two cameras. Ricoh-Pentax made it possible with his very compact camera bodies. Two of them fit to my watertight camera bag which I usually have around my neck in front of me on the spray skirt of my kayak.
Especially when taking pictures of a flying eagle or a diving whale I appreciate the fast serial shot mode. This gives me the chance to catch the perfect moment.
After using the K-5 for some years I realized that Ricoh-Pentax gave me just the tough tool I need. With the K-3 I found a reasonable advanced body which helps me turning my idea of catching moments into reality.