hans groen


photography

Photography has always been a hobby and interest of mine, but I was not into the technical side 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 now. 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 (graphic) 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 recognize the object anymore, thus producing a seemingly abstract image.
Though I am not great with taking snapshots, street photography, or portraits, 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 E-M1-ii, with the M.Zuiko 12-45/f4 zoom, Panasonic Lumix-G 25/f1.7, Panasonic Lumix-G 35-100/f4-5.6, Meike 35/f1.4, and Zuiko 50/f1.8.

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
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.