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Photography ; Mastery And Creativity

December 10, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Like many arts, photography has a technical aspect and a creative element. Even though we might strive to improve our skills, our craftsmanship, with the ultimate goal of mastering photography, it is quite as liberating as it might appear. There is of course nothing wrong with perfecting our craft, mastering the technical aspects of photography,...
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Photography Beyond The Comfort Zone

October 15, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
A deliberate journey into unknown territory What started out as a trip to France turned out to be a journey way beyond my comfort zone. I must admit that I am not much of an admirer of that risk free place. I would even go as far as to say that I try to avoid spending much time in it and rather challenge myself than float comfortably on the waves o...
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The Importance Of Revisiting A Location

September 20, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
If you have read my blog posts for some time, you already know that I am a big believer in revisiting a few locations over and over again. I think that some people think I simply don't know about other locations and keep sending me suggestions, but there are huge advantages to knowing a location well, which can only ever be the case if you go to th...
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The Painterly Effect

September 16, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
My pictures have a painterly feel to them and I am often asked what kind of filter I use to create this kind of look. There is no quick answer to this and so I decided to write this blog post in which I will give you some insight into what goes into a painterly looking photograph. 1. It all really starts with the right kind of light. I prefer fo...
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Photography Is Not A Competition, Nor Should It Be

August 30, 2019  •  4 Comments
Even though there are photographic competitions, photography itself and art in general is not a competition. In the creative process there is no finish line, no competitors, no comparison. All creative endeavours are in their essence subjective, personal and incomparable. Yet the modern digital reality has created this sense of urgency and competit...
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