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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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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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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...