Tamron lens review

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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Composition within photography

The main reason we as photographers take pictures is to tell a story. While there are different ways to tell a story, composition within photography can really help to make the story come across stronger. There are rules that will help you understand how to place subjects into your frame along with the surroundings. Once you understand these ‘rules’ of composition, you can start moving away from them and be more free to experiment with your own way of photography. However, once you understand why certain compositions work stronger than others, this will eventually become a natural way for...

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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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Ways to feel inspired

Inspiration is one of the most important things to have as an artist. While one can know the ways into getting inspired easy, the other can feel stuck days or even weeks. Through the years I have dealt with lack of motivation and inspiration for many times. Whenever you feel stuck or just in need for some new inspiration I have made this list of ways to get your inspiration back. This list is very broad and while most ideas maybe won’t work for you, others can be just what you are looking for. Creativity isn’t something we can...

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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...

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How to reach your goals

We all want to be productive and reach our goals. Unfortunately a lot of people give up too easily, because of the feeling it is too much to handle. However, you can reach your goals if you really want to. The only things you need are commitment and the right schedule that suits your goals. Planning can help you work more efficient towards reaching your goals. Some people are better at planning than others. But even when you think you are not organised enough you can still learn this skill and use it to your benefit. I will share...

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Photoshop Tutorial – Retro look

This is a short Photoshop tutorial about creating a retro look that looks like an old photograph. I will be sharing with you the way I have been editing my photos lately. Trying to recreate a bit of the old vibes and memories I had as a child. I always liked to visit vintage shops and looking through old photo books. Remembering the look and feel of these old photographs made me realize how much I love the moody, grainy feel and that I would like to recreate this with the photos I’m taking these days. Choose the right...

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Precaution tips for travelers

In times like these, precaution tips for travelers is something we can all benefit from. Due to situations outside of your control you can be forced to change or even cancel your travel plans. It is not something we like to think about, but we should be realistic and better be safe than sorry. Some situations can be prevented. In others we need to be aware and protect ourselves when needed. I have experienced this as well and therefore, like to share with you the precautions I took. How I planned my trip and how I dealt with adapting...