As a photographer I love to go on adventures! The feeling you get when on a photography mission can’t be described. When you are standing in between the horses and they are galloping all around you, flying mane, snorting noses, beating hooves and just one chance to get the right shot! *click* …. YES, you immidiately feel you have that one shot! That feeling is such a kick!
That is what I love most about photography! Animals, unlike people, can’t be directed. You will have to take the situation and make the most of it. Some elements can be put to your advantage if you know how. And walking away time and time again with beautiful photographs is the best feeling.
And I want you to learn all about this, to be able to read about my adventures but also to shed some light on how to achieve magnificent shots. I want you to grow your photography too. So please join me and I’ll tell you all about what I know about photography. Don’t be shy to ask any questions because I’ll happily answer them! That’s another thing I love doing: helping other people. Want to stay up to date about all my new blogposts and learn more about photography? Join my newsletter! As a bonus you receive a free e-course about the basics of photography and you also receive updates about all the more detailed posts I make on this blog.
On this blog I will write about the knowledge I build up during over 20 years of being into photography. I read upon numerous articles, found a bazillion webpages with valuable information and devoured photography book upon photography book and learned loads of stuff by just looking at the photographs from my favourite photographers.
My photography passion started at a very young age. I was about eight or nine when I first was gifted a simple point-and-shoot camera on my birthday. I photographed everything that appeared in front of my lens. And it did not take long for me to discover I had a passion for photographing animals. My mother and I often visited the zoo and made (analogue) photographs there with her SLR. I still remember the anticipation after filling a filmrol. You had to have it developped and it always took some time for that to happen. That’s quit different from todays technology where you have instant gratification when you shoot a scene. You can immidately see what kind of shot you make. Anyway, when the photographs where developed me and my mother always started to discuss the photographs. What was well done about them and what could be improved? She certainly is the founder of my photography. She developed my critical eye for photography and encouraged me to gain more and more knowledge everywhere.
I’m a 30 year old mother of two boys, Finten and Wander and together with my husband and two cats (Gin and Tonic) we live in the beautiful city of Amersfoort. It’s right smack-in-the-middle of Holland and let me tell you, it is a great place to live! We have loads of friends and family living nearby. In my day-to-day life I work as a functional application manager but in the evening when my children are sleeping I love to write in my blog or do some research on how to better myself even more as a photographer.
When I’m not at work and not working on my photography or blog I love to spend my time with friends. Nothing beats a shared meal, a movienight or a joined vacation! Furthermore I love to try out new things to eat. It’s always a pleasure to find new recipes and prepare them (for my family and/or friends). I love to try out new things (have you ever eaten crocodile, ostrich, kangaroo, pidgeon, escargot or …. you know …. name it….. ?).
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