Category Archives: Photography

Photographing the supermoon

Last week I took a first try at shooting the supermoon. In this post I’ll share my experience. Supermoon A supermoon occurs when the moon orbits the Earth at its closest point, coinciding with a full moon. The moon then looks very large, especially low on the horizon. This year this occurred on Sunday, June […]

Photo Shoot with Grain of Wood

Grain of Wood Last week I did a photo shoot with the Dutch band Grain of Wood for their upcoming album “Welcome Home”. Their music is a mix of latin, jazz rock and fusion. The band consists of founder and main composer Eric van de Kerkhof  on guitar, Marco Dekkers on guitar,  Martin Senders on […]

Movie poster design “I Want To Believe”

I designed a movie poster for my short film “I Want To Believe”. I made the photo using the background lights that were in the scene and added a studio flash with grid to light the actor for dramatic effect. It came out just the way I envisioned it. I used the very nice and free […]

Silver and Light

I came across this beautiful documentary today. It’s about the wet plate photography of Ian Ruhter and it is just amazing. It shows the process of creating something extraordinary, by hand. It’s photography at it’s rawest form, resulting in unique one of a kind images.

What Happened To Your Dreams?

Jeremiah McDonald made a very amusing and touching video where he talks to his 12 year old self. While talking to his younger self he discovers his childhood dreams again and wonders what happened to them. [youtube width=”560″ height=”315″]http://youtu.be/XFGAQrEUaeU[/youtube] It’s a great film with a fundamental underlying question: What happened to your childhood dreams? Think […]

New tripod: Sirui T-1204X

I have been looking for a decent tripod for photography use which doesn’t cost a fortune. I have been using an old aluminium tripod. It’s an old one but it gets the job done. However, it’s rather heavy and big so it’s not something I want to carry along when hiking for example. Recently I […]

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 […]

And We Have A Winner!

Today I found out that the Light Painting Buchlaesque photo I posted a couple of weeks ago was selected as picture of the week for the I Dream Of Wires Modular Synthesizer Photo Contest! I’m really excited about that. Check out the post on Matrixsynth or the I Dream Of Wires Facebook page for more […]

You Don’t Take a Photograph, You Make It

It’s a quote from well-known photographer Ansel Adams. And it’s true. It doesn’t mean you have to spent countless hours in Photoshop or Lightroom to “fix” your photo. Far from it. It also doesn’t mean that “taking photos” equals taking snapshots which have no value except to the person who took them. It means you […]

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 […]

Edit::Transform

I had a day off today and kind of planned to shoot some more time lapses but the weather was very foggy this morning so I watched an episode of chasejarvisLIVE where he talked with photographer Zack Arias which I had in my to-watch-backlog. They talk about photography, creativity, self doubt and everything a photographer […]

Experimenting with off-camera flash

Lately, I am experimenting with off-camera flash. It’s great for studio photography but it can also add an extra dimension to pictures shot outdoors or make pictures possible you would not be able to take without an extra light source. This weekend I was in a little park scouting for a possible location for a […]