Michael Schnabl (Austria)

Michael Schnabl works worldwide for several leading companies specialised in commercial, illustrative and fashion photography. His editorials and pictures have been published in numerous magazines such as ELEGANT, ELEGANT INK, FUJILOVE, VOGUE Italia (online), Die Grazerin, Colorfoto, Amateur Photographers UK, Fotoforum and more. Musicians like his style for CD covers and band photos. Since 2016 he is an official Fujifilm X-Photographer and also works for Fujifilm School. Michael Schnabl also regularly writes articles in photo magazines, mainly about portrait photography.
In the last few years he has won numerous awards at major international photo competitions. Amongst others, 2 Gold Medals at the Trierenberg Super Circuit (2012, 2015) – the largest photo-saloon in the world – and 10 Awards at the European Professional Photographer of the Year Award from 2011 to 2016. On his workshops throughout Europe he teaches portrait and artistic portrait photography with passion.


The Fujifilm X-T1 and a few exchangeable lenses provide me with all the equipment I need – and they weigh half and take up 50 percent of the space comparable traditional single lens reflex camera systems need. When working on location and while traveling, this is extremely beneficial. Moreover, the X-T1 delivers incredibly beautiful colour results you won’t get from any other system.


  • GFX 50S
  • X-T2
  • X-T1
  • XF23mmF1.4 R
  • XF56mmF1.2 R
  • XF60mmF2.4 R Macro