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Lego Turning Machine video shoot at CWI Amsterdam

LEGO Turing Machine video

I finished editing the video of the LEGO Turing Machine. You can watch it below. There is also a YouTube version of the video if you prefer to watch it there. Although there are a couple of things that I could have done better or different, I am really pleased with the end result. I […]

Lego Turning Machine video shoot at CWI Amsterdam

Lego Turing Machine video shoot

Today I shot a promo video for CWI (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica) in Amsterdam. They built a working Turing Machine out of Lego building  blocks for their upcoming exhibition about Alan Turing and wanted a promo video they could use for promotional activities and for showing at the exhibition. It was great fun but it […]

Melting Ice

The cold weather of the last couple of weeks has ended and all snow has melted. In some places however, thick layers of ice are still melting as the temperature stays above zero degrees most of the time now. Today, while walking my daughter to school, my eye caught these beautiful patterns in the melting […]

Portrait photography on seamless background

Inspired by the excellent article series “White Seamless Tutorial” by Zack Arias I made a series of portraits of my daughter Zoë using a white and black background. I used the Nikon D300s with Nikon AF-D 35-70mm f2.8 lens. The white background was separately lit by two hot shoe flashes (LumoPro LP160 and Nikon SB-600). My subject was […]

Light Painting Buchlaesque

Experimented with light painting today. This photo was taken at 40mm with a shutter speed of 20 seconds and an aperture of f14. ISO was at 400. While taking the picture the room was pitch black and I used a small flash light to paint the light during exposure. I entered the I Dream of […]

Nikon AF 35-70mm f2.8 D

I’ve been thinking a while about buying a faster auto focus lens for my D300. I’ve been shooting with fast manual focus lenses (mainly primes) and although the results are very good, a fast auto focus lens would be very convenient. When I say “fast” I mean: f2.8 or faster. The fast Nikon auto focus […]

60 Second Landscape

While on the beach last weekend I was watching my wife and daughter walking through the water and suddenly remembered Chase Jarvis’ “60 Second Landscape Challenge“. As I only had my Nikon D300s with me at that time, that’s what I shot this video with. Shot in one take, no editing with only a bit […]

On The Road…

I had a little family get-away to the coast last weekend. As we were driving there I snapped a few pictures, intentionally photographing towards the sun. The camera was a Nikon D300s with an AF-S 18-135mm lens @ 26mm. Aperture was at f3.6. The pictures were taken at 7.30 pm. Below you see the three […]

Nikon Ai-s 85mm f1.4

I have a Nikon Ai-s 85mm f1.4 manual focus lens for quite some time now. I use this lens for video (with the Letus Extreme 35mm adapter) and with my Nikon D300s DSLR. It’s a beautiful lens, very robust, very sharp and I like the bokeh very much. For more information about this lens read […]

Nikon AIS 50-135mm f3.5

I found this great constant aperture manual zoom lens on eBay for a very good price. It has some specks of dust in the lens so that prevented a lot of people from bidding on it I guess. It was a bit of a gamble but I really like the lens. And, the few specks […]