about the photographer Tati Biermas
my name is Tatjana Biermas but everybody simply calls me Tati. Born in Germany, in the crazy 70ies I graduated in photography in the late 80ies in Cologne (Germany).
While working for the famous photographers Manfred Esser, Helge Strauss (people) & HG Esch (architecture) I had the chance to get a job at Germany´s biggest TV station in 1992.
Eventually I was employed as a camerawoman for more than 10 years when I decided to move on and work as a freelancer worldwide.
My main interest has always been capturing interesting documentaries (art shows, nature & science), sports and aerials. I had the chance to shoot over a 300 car races all over Europe, soccer world championships in 2002, 2006 & 2010, countless ballgames (basketball, soccer, football, etc...) martial arts, triathlons, athletics, etc...
I have like 150 hours shooting aerials out of balloons, small planes, paragliders, ultralights & helicopters and I was part of many exhibition openings at museums all over Germany. I got to work with artists & impressive personalities like: Jörg Immendorff, Michael & Janet Jackson, Bo Derek, Pierre Littbarski, Ralf Schumacher, Guildo Horn, Dalai Lama, Bundeskanzler Schroeder & Merkel and many many more.
You can imagine working in this job on a daily bases you see a lot :) And that is exactly what I love to do: capturing what I see with my camera....no matter if it is video or still.
Part of being a camerawoman is to train your assistants. I proudly can say that more than 15 of my assistants work successful as professional photographers or cameramen.
I always enjoyed this part of my job: passing on knowledge & the passion for images. So when my husband & I decided to live in Cozumel, Mexico I started the Cozumel Photo Tour in 2010 - besides working as a photographer.
Winning several awards in photography (the Cozumel Photo Shootout, Conservation Photography Contest, Short film Festival...to only name a few) attracted more and more students that wanted to learn from me.
The photography workshops I offer are for beginners, enthusiasts and people that want to make their living with photography.
Everybody is welcome!
There are workshops for all levels & interests. I have a lot of fun passing on my professional knowledge and it is very rewarding, too. I am honestly thrilled by all the positive comments from my students.
Would be great to meet & teach you - on the beautiful island of Cozumel, Mexico.