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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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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...

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Tamron 28-75mm lens Review

The Tamron 28-75mm lens is an all-round lens perfect for the photographer who can’t or simply doesn’t want to bring along many lenses. This review will dive in the pros and cons of this lens and the reasons why this could be your go-to lens. What does this lens offers Let’s start this lens review with some important specifications: 28-75mm zoom lens F/2.8 RXD Sony E-Mount 550 gram Price around €800,- (at the time of writing) The 28-75mm zoom gives a wide range of possibilities for most types of photography. As a travel, landscape or portrait photographer this zoom...

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Behind the photo – part 2

This is part 2 of the behind the photo series. For this blog we will talk about a photo I made in Berlin. I will explain the story behind the photo and what it means to me. About the photo The photo is very easy to look at, because of the balance and mirroring of objects. The four big pillars frame the image and subject that is centered in the middle. What I particular like about this photo is the sun light that shines in a diagonal through the image but still disappearing behind the front pillars. The camera...

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Behind the photo – part 1

Some photos can have a special meaning to them without most people knowing. The story behind the photo can sometimes shine through to the viewer or be held secret. In this blog I want to share my story behind a photo I took not so long ago. How I took it and made it into something that resonates with me. About the photo In this photo you see a person standing alone in the middle of the forest. Looking over the lake which is slightly foggy and adds to the contrast of the warmer and cooler tones of the...

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How to film in slow motion

For filming in slow motion, 120 fps, you will need change some setting within your camera and editing software. I’ll go through the basics to help you setup your camera to film smooth 120 frames per second. After that, we’ll dive into the settings within your editing software to actually process the footage without losing quality. Which camera to use Not all cameras can film 120 fps. You can find this within your camera settings or find the specifications online. The camera I use to film 120 fps is the Sony a7 iii. If you want to know more...

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Sony a7 iii review

The Sony a7 iii is known as one of the best mirrorless cameras on the market these days. With an outstanding image and video quality. The design, weight and speed are useful to almost every photographer. For a Canon user like me, I needed some time to adjust and learn about all the functions within this camera. The design, button placement and above all, menu structure are completely different from what I was used to on the Canon. In this Sony a7 iii review I’ll dive into my personal experience before and after buying. Trying to learn and adapt...