Guy on a Rock

When you're traveling, you'll want to have a good look good around you sometimes. Especially if you are in the middle of some wild nature, with mountains and panoramic views, stuff we do not have too much of at home in the flat, urbanized Netherlands. No one can look as intensly at the landscape as... Continue Reading →

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Yashica Half 17 EE Rapid

I have different rapid cameras in my collection. The most beautiful is the Yashica Half 17 EE rapid. It doesn't just look as if it's new, is also beautifully designed. Soft glossy metal, rounded corners, clear glassware. I love it. It compensates well for the completely impossible rapid system. The hassle of loose film canisters... Continue Reading →

Miroclicks

One of the fun techniques you can try with the Holga is that of microclicks. This form of panoramic photography yields stretched, a bit translucent images. The process is about the same as making an endless panorama: shoot a picture, do not advance all the way, shift your view a bit, and shoot again. Keep... Continue Reading →

Vacation stress

In a shot time I will leave for a vacation. A route has been planned, books are loaded on the e-reader, and further the preparations are well on their way. The only thing I still worry about, is which cameras to bring. Thsi is, of course, an not the first time. Every vacation again, I... Continue Reading →

Freelensing

Let me introduce you to the wonderful world of freelensing. Freelensing is a technique where you hold the lens of your SLR loosely in front of the camera when taking a picture. The result? Selective focus and a dreamy look. Surfing the web, I came across this intersting technique: freelensing. Trying it out is simple... Continue Reading →

Following Berenice Abbott

In lists of famous women photographers, Berenice Abbott is usually somewhere high up. Rightly so, since this American photographer has produced beautiful pictures. Born in 1898, she majored in sculpture at art school. In the 1920's she travelled to Paris, where she became an assistant to Man Ray, who taught her photography. Initially she was... Continue Reading →

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