Erhard Hess, born 1953 in Bad Sobernheim, Germany, studied electrical engineering and then worked as a software developer and service engineer in IT. Since he was 15 years old, photography has been his hobby which he pursued more or less intensively. Since about 2010, however, with much more commitment and greater material costs. On his hikes along the Rheinsteig, he took his first saleable photos. The competition in various online communities was an additional incentive and motivation to improve further. In the meantime, professional camera equipment and relating software have become the basis for Erhard's work. He concentrates on landscapes, nature, cities, architecture and stills.