iris photography

The premium photographer for iris photography in Essen, Nürnberg and Oberursel (Taunus)!

iris photography

take a look at our short intro video to iris photography to get a quick glimpse of what awaits you..

the Foto Hirsch team is looking forward to working with you!

Foto Hirsch stands for...


Unser Herz schlägt für Fotografie und rundum zufriedene Kunden. 


Bei Foto Hirsch hast Du jederzeit einen Ansprechpartner – im Studio vor Ort und per Telefon / E-Mail. Alle Wünsche werden persönlich beim Shooting besprochen.


Wir sind Profis und nutzen unsere Erfahrung sowie das beste Equiptment, um Dir überragende Ergebnisse zu liefern. Unsere Bilder sprechen für sich!


Foto Hirsch macht Iris Fotografie zum besonderen Erlebnis für die ganze Familie. Shooting, Service und Bilder werden den höchsten Ansprüchen gerecht.


Wir lieben Details! Daher shooten wir mit 61 MP – häufig 2x so viel wie unsere Mitbewerber. In der Nachbearbeitung wird aus Deiner Iris ein echtes Meisterstück.


Unsere Preise sind transparent für jedermann einsehbar und,  Bezogen auf unsere Premium-Leistungen und die Qualität der Produkte, absolut fair.  


 Als kleines Dankeschön für Deine Google-Bewertung pflanzen wir einen Baum. Wir arbeiten in allen Studios digital – Deine Rechnung kommt papierlos per E-Mail.

The Voice of Our customers

Christina Röder
Christina Röder
Sehr netter Kontakt und wunderschönes Ergebnis. Es wurde auf unsere Wünsche Rücksicht genommen und alles zu unserer vollen Zufriedenheit umgesetzt
Zeljko Matic Oenning
Zeljko Matic Oenning
Super 👍
Steve Wunderle
Steve Wunderle
Der Termin war sehr angenehm. Ein tolles Team und vorallem super geduldig. Das Bild ist echt schön geworden und ich freue mich schon es in meiner Wohnung als Eyecatcher zu platzieren…
Minchen Bienchen
Minchen Bienchen
Sehr geduldig und schöne Fotos. Das Weihnachtsgeschenk ist gelungen 😊
Mal eine etwas andere Bewertung, habe angerufen aus eigenem Interesse und den Fotografen nach seiner Meinung zu veschiedenen Kameras gefragt. Dieser vergleich telefonisch gleich meine Favoriten und teilte mir seine Meinung mit. Super Service und sehr freundliches Personal. Nur empfehlenswert.
Olga Bruch
Olga Bruch
Das Personal war sehr freundlich und nett coole Bilder wir waren als Familie da und haben auch unseren Hund fotografieren lassen es ist echt super sehr interessant was ein Auge so für Farben enthält

creating art from your eye

Iris Fotografie am Anfang

1. take a good picture

Everything begins with the picture we take. The shot must be perfect because final result depends on the initial image quality! Perspactive / Angle, lighting,  focus and reflections all need to be accounted for.

This is a bit complicated, as the model being photogtraphed – your iris – is constantly in movement. Even if you are trying your best to remail still like a stone.

As soon as we get that perfect shot, we are done and can proceed.

On to step 2… 

Mike Stuart

2. professional Post-Processing

Once the picture is captured and you are already on the way back home our second job begins. Post Processing. Our job gets so much more difficult as not all  images are as perfect as this one.

In our own proprietary multi-step process, we will professionally enhance each taken image to make sure that all details of your iris are visible. We use a combination of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to make these adjustments.

When seen in this level of detail, your eye often reveals many hidden features that you have never spotted before while looking into a mirror.

On to step 3…

Iris Fotografie in Lightroom
Deine persönliche Iris Gallerie

3. Download & Order

As soon as your iris photo has finished processing we will upload it to a secure online gallery. Only you will have access, which we will send you be email.

From the online gallery, you can download the image, share it directly on social media as well as order fine art prints and artwork to hang up at home. Our professional lab “made in Germany” pritns on Acryl, Aluminium-Composite, Aluminium, Photo-Canvas or PVC Board.
After you order directly through your gallery we will transmit the order to our photo lab.

On to step 4…


Mike Stuart

4. Print & Shipping

After receiving your custom order, we will relay it to the photo lab. We will send you an invoice for the custom work*, and after receiving payment your piece of artwork will be manufactured.

After completion, it will be sent directly to your home. Normally, this takes about one week after receiving the payment.

During the initial photo shoot you can see and touch all available print  materials. We are happy to help you with the selection.

*Please Note: Custom orders are final and can’t be refunded or returned.

Eine goldene Iris im Wohnzimmer

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a few example shots...

Der neue 4er Clash

About us...

Our team of photographers are not the typical ‘studio photographers’.  We prefer to work outside under the open sky and at modern and trendy locations. For us, it’s all about giving our clients those great shots – after all,  that’s they come to us. We prefer to work without time pressure – our shootings are always relaxed. For you as well as for our team.

Our Principle: QUALITY and EXPERIENCE instead of discount 

We are a full-service photography provider. Our customers are the focus of our efforts. We need the  ‘perfect shot’ and don’t mind taking several pictures on the way to get to that one perfect one.

Other competitors, that offer iris photography and advertise that the photo shoot takes less than one minute can’t offer the service or the picture quality that we provide.

We use a unique process comprised of many individual steps to enhance the images during post-processing to make sure that your finished iris pictures turn out perfect.

We are working together with two great photo labs in Germany, that will take care of printing and shipping your artwork to you. Our artwork and fine art prints all meet our high standards and are truly “Made in Germany”.

Our Services

We are passionate about photography and are looking forward to creating some great new shots.

All photos are included included as a digital copy. No further purchase is necessary.

In case you are looking to get your iris photo printed, we are happy to accept your print order through our online gallery.

On the following pages you can browse some creative examples of our work.


1 digital photo of your iris
  • personalized service
  • Pro Equipment with 61MP
  • including complex post-processing
  • 1 Photo - Digital JPG
  • personal Online-Gallery


for couples & friends | 2x 1 digital photo of your iris ​
  • personalized service
  • Pro Equipment with 61MP
  • incl. complex post-processing
  • 2 Photos - Digital JPG
  • personal Online-Gallery

*All prices include the German VAT / Sales Tax of 19%.

You are looking to get your iris photo printed as well? let us inspire you!

FAQ - Frequently Asked questions

Of course – but we do need some patience and perseverance in order to get that one perfect shot.  
We love to work together with kids, but the need to be able to understand and follow our guidance (i.e. . “and now please hold really still and look straight into the camera!” either in German or English.

No, this is nothing like a visit to the dentist or eye doctor.

All you need to do is to keep your head and eye as still as possible. It’s our job, to find the perfect picture.

The camera will be quite close to your face / eye though – just to make sure that your eye has a prominent position in the photo that we take to create your iris shot. Often, we will also need your help to keep your eye open all the way, so that all areas of your iris are visible and not hidden behind your eyelids.

Normally we manage to get a good shot within the first 3-5 images that we capture. Dark eyes can be a bit tricky sometimes.

Not long at all! Normally we manage to get a good shot within the first 3-5 images that we capture. Dark eyes can be a bit tricky sometimes so we may need to take more pictures to get that one good one. 

To be on the safe side, you should plan on roughly 20 mins per eye. Then we can all be more relaxed and not work under time pressure.

Glasses are easy – please take them off before we take the pictures.

For contact lenses, we recommend that you take them out prior to the photo shoot for these two reasons:
– we are shooting with a close range, super high detail lens and many contact lenses have a logo or colorful markings that aren’t visible to the naked eye but will appear on the taken image.
– Further, contact lenses make it much more difficult to get a good image that is in focus.

You can arrange an appointment for your iris photo directly through our website. Follow the Book Now button to our Outlook booking tool.

Book Now

We also accept booking requests over email, phone and WhatApp. See our Contact Us page for more details.

After the photo shoot we will send you a link to your secure online gallery.
There you can download your high resolution images as well as order prints or wall art for your home.

We currently offer three studios for iris photography:

Nürnberg Old Town, Schwalbach / Taunus as well as Essen, Altenessen.

Normally we don’t have many walk-in customers. Just to make sure that we have enough time for you, it would be good to book an appointment in advance.

We have two standard offers: a SINGLE for one iris and a DUO package for two iris photos.

For larger families we have special deals – starting with the third person / third iris, each additional iris photo is only € 30,-.

Please indicate the number of persons coming for an iris photo when you are making the booking through our Facebook page.

Or just contact us directly through the contact form, email, phone or WhatsApp.

Of course!

We can create one couples or family image out of as many iris photos as required. This merged photo however is not included in the standard price and will be invoiced separately.

The easiest and most comfortable payment methods are contactless by EC or Credit Card.  
We also accept cash, but may not be able to change large bills.

Additionally we also offer an installment payment plan on orders over 300€.