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Expressing your art in a unique way

Expressing your art in a unique way is something every artist tends to do. With creating from their own passion and love for art. However, online it is easy to get lost in the amount of content that is being produced every day. I sometimes struggle with finding the valuable pieces that resonate with me. For me art is about expressing and showing your unique self. Be consistent Expressing your art in a unique way meaning you need to find your own style. I believe everyone has their own way of thinking, working and creating. With some topics you...

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Quick tips for starting photography

Starting photography can be scary in the beginning. There are so many rules, styles and competition. These days, everyone with a phone can take pictures. However, not everyone who takes pictures is a photographer. With this blog about quick tips for starting photography, you will start understanding the tools you need to grow more into becoming a serious photographer. Someone who knows and understands what is needed to take good pictures. What is your goal The first tip from the quick tips for starting photography is about goals. Maybe it sounds a bit cheesy, but think about the reason...

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Depth of Field explained

Depth of field is a technique in which you can blur parts of your photo or do the opposite and keep everything in focus. Beside the technical aspect, it is also a choice of taste and the message you want to send with your photo. I personally use the shallow depth of field within most of my photos and videos and really love the feel it gives. In this blog I will explain the theory and technique behind this effect and how you can apply it within your photography or videography projects. Large depth of field With a large...

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Behind the photo – part 4

This is the behind the photo – part 4. I will explain my story behind a picture I have taken. How I made it and with what intentions. If you would like to read the previous part, please click here. About the photo The story behind the photo starts with looking at what we see in the photo itself. Here we see two people from the back sitting on a bench. They are looking towards a dark sky coming their way. The sky has a beautiful contrast in colors which brings this picture come to life. Also, the surrounding...

Behind the photo – part 3

This is the behind the photo – part 3, where I dive into one of the photos I have made recently. I will explain how I made the photo and tell you all about the story behind it. If you’d like to read the previous part of this blog series, please click here. About the photo Before I tell the story behind the photo, I will explain what the photo actually visualize. Standing from a high angle, we look down upon a bird swimming in the water. The path he swims is leaving ripples in the water behind him,...

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Working on a film set

I have been working on many film sets in the past. From small to big productions throughout many places across the country. While every film is very different and unique, often the techniques behind it are similar. The time I was working as a set dresser on a film set, I noticed there are a few tools that I used the most throughout every production. These tool helped me out multiple times and I would like to share them with you. Callsheet A callsheet is basically the most important piece of paper you need while working on a film...

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The basics of set dressing – Part 2

This is part 2 of the basics of set dressing. If you want to read about part 1 first, please click here. In this blog we will look at set dressing in a broader way. We will dive into the whole process from pre-production until post-production and what steps will need to be taken. Set dressing is only a small part of the whole art department process. Most of the times there is a team of multiple people working from the ideas of the director and/or art director. Pre-production Within the basics of set dressing I will touch on...

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The basics of set dressing – Part 1

When you are shooting photos or video the right location is always important. To make your story come to life we can add specific items into the set. I have done a lot of set dressing in the past and will share with you the basics of set dressing. This way you can start implementing the knowledge into your own work. Even when you don’t have the ambition to become a set dresser yourself, it is very useful to know what props work and why.   What is the story The basics of set dressing all begins with understanding...

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Night Photography

Night photography is not the easiest style within photography. We have to deal with a lot of technical and environmental limitations that can seem impossible at the beginning. Therefore, I have listed for you some tips and tricks to think about. Preparing your shoot will make you feel more in control over the situation and explore the creativity that lies in night photography. Look for light Light will always be one of the most important parts of photography, especially within night photography. Make sure to bring a light source or look for light on the location itself. Think about...

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Behind the video – part 1

I will talk about the meaning behind the video I have created. Firstly explaining the way it’s been filmed and edited. The second part will be about the visual meaning of the video. I will share the story how I intended it to be. This way, you can start looking differently at videos in the future and figure out what they mean. If you like to watch the video first, click here. The video Before we start, let me briefly tell you something about the video. Whereas some footage have been shot the same day, others have been spread...