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photography

Photography has always been a hobby and interest of mine, but I was not into the technical part of it (dark room, chemicals, etc.). Now with digital photography, I can follow my path: making nice pictures, and giving a different perspective on reality through my pictures.
I mostly do free work. I have done several jobs as a photographer, for St. Pauls Anglican Church in Vancouver, for the foundation Stichting Christelijk-Sociaal Congres, and for the Eemlandhoeve, and I produce pictures when I need them for my design jobs.

My appraoch
I mostly do landscapes and city/architecture photography where I either look for dramatic wide views or try to isolate small details. Isolating details I might go so far that one cannot really recognise the object anymore, thus producing an seemingly abstract image.
Though I am not great with taking snapshots, I do like to take pictures at public events. In parades people know that their picture will be taken, and that gives me the freedom to do it.

Equipment
I use an Olympus OM-D E10, with the 12-60/f2.8-4 zoom, a Panasonic 25/f1.7 lens, and an Zuiko 50/f1.8.

The modern EVF’s are almost as usable as a mirror. With a good EVF, one will be able to focus precisely. And, on will be able to project a histogram on the image. My first digicam, the Minolta Dimage 7 had that ability, and I predicted that mirrorless would be the way to go. [More to come]

Elsewhere on the web:

www.four-thirds.org/en/index.html …
Information on the Four-Thirds (4/3) system, a co-development of Olympus, Panasonic, and Leica.

www.dpreview.com/ …
Information on digital camera’s, forums, picture galleries and ‘challenges’. Highly recommended as a general source.

www.luminous-landscape.com/index.sh …
Interesting articles on photography and equipment, often rightly shredding hypes to pieces. Only DO NOT follow their ideas on waterfalls. The white vales they seem to like are just ugly.

www.photozone.de/Reviews/overview …
Tests of new and old lenses for all makes of camera’s Good technical information.

www.slrgear.com/reviews/index.php …
A website also with tests of lenses. Their interactive graphs of sharpness are very helpful.

www.hlpimages.nl/
Photographer Hans Lebbe. He always makes the pictures at the CSC in Doorn. He is able to get something decent from speakers who hide their face in their text.