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The Painterly Effect

September 16, 2019 - 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. Th...
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Photography Is Not A Competition, Nor Should It Be

August 30, 2019 - Even though there are photographic competitions, photography itself and art in general is not a competition. In the crea...
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Lightroom's Texture and Clarity For Landscape Photography

July 23, 2019 - If you have the latest version of Lightroom (Classic), you might have noticed two things. First of all, Lightroom (Class...
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Camera, Craftsmanship and Artistry

July 01, 2019 - Photography appears to be the only art in which the tool is believed to be the magic-maker. The number of times I am ask...
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The Art Of Being Unique

June 12, 2019 - In the past few weeks I have been tidying up so much that even Marie Kondo could be jealous of it. It is my natural resp...
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The Need For Connection In Photography

May 13, 2019 - As I was typing out the title, I started to wonder what connection would mean to people in the context of photography. W...
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The Photographer's Place In The Picture

April 23, 2019 - Every now and then I get these comments on my images that read: "Is this even real?". As I am a photographer, who is aim...
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The Evolution Of A Photography Style

April 05, 2019 - Evolution is one of the most elementary things of nature and of human nature as well. Outgrowing a past stage is therefo...
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Low Contrast Photography And How To Correct It In Post Processing

February 18, 2019 - One of the most asked questions I get is how I add contrast to pictures taken in very low contrast conditions like dense...
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The Right Questions To Ask To Improve Your Photographic Vision

January 04, 2019 - I spend the last weeks of every year reviewing my work, reflecting on what photographs I have taken, what I liked and di...
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Get Motivated: 10 Ideas To Jumpstart Your Photography In 2019

December 17, 2018 - Many creatives suffer from a bit of a loss of inspiration in the winter months. The weeks before Christmas are usually n...
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Vertical Or Horizontal ; Composition In Photography Part 2

December 13, 2018 - Composition in photography is no more or less than finding a pleasing lay-out for the subject(s) in your frame that work...
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Negative Space in (Forest) Photography

December 03, 2018 - Teaching workshops has made something very clear to me: most forest photographers are very, very scared of sky. I myself...
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The Magic Of The Moment

November 05, 2018 - One of the things that I am asked most often is about my way of working. Many people wonder how there can be room for sp...
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The Perfectionist Photographer

October 29, 2018 - Many people believe perfectionism to be a very positive trait. People who are perfectionists are perceived as hard worke...
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The Key To A Personal Photography Style

October 22, 2018 - Last week I was going over the pictures I had taken in France and this got me thinking of what exactly it is that is res...
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Patience Pays Off In Photography

October 17, 2018 - As I am sitting here reflecting on the past few weeks that I got to spend in the mountains in France, I keep thinking ab...
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The Pursuit Of Inspiration In Photography

September 26, 2018 - Do you ever feel like you somehow lost connection to inspiration? That the times you felt truly inspired feel like dista...
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Fall Photography: 10 Ways To Capture The Magic Of Autumn

September 12, 2018 - For many landscape and nature photographers, autumn is their favourite time of the year. The colours are stunning, dewdr...
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Step Up Your Photography By Capturing Storytelling Images

September 05, 2018 - Storytelling is inherent to being human. Ever since we started to populate this planet, we told stories. Even before hum...
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How To Capture Magical Sun Rays

August 27, 2018 - Pictures of sun rays always speak to people as they look like they came straight from heaven. The most asked question I...
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How To Find Your Personal Photography Style

August 20, 2018 - First of all; what is a photography style? This is the way I define the difference between a vision and a style. Your vi...
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Are Social Media Destroying Your Self Confidence?

August 13, 2018 - Last week I wrote a post on Instagram about the effects of social media on self confidence. I got so many responses to t...
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How To Create A Colour Mood Board To Help You Discover Your Personal Photography Style

August 06, 2018 - I am passionate about creating from your deepest self, working from your own vision and to find all the right elements t...
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How Reviewing Your Pictures Can Greatly Improve Your Photography

July 30, 2018 - One thing I recommend in my eCourse Your Vision Your Story is that you regularly review your own work and do so thorough...
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Turn Off The Voice Of Fear Of Failure

July 23, 2018 - Creating has always been an act of enchantment to me. As long as I can remember I have loved the thrill of bringing some...
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5 Ways To Stay Inspired And Stop Sensory Overwhelm

July 16, 2018 - You have probably read these words from me before, but if you are a creative, your inspiration is a priority. We know th...
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5 Tricks To Help You Stay On Your Own Creative Track

July 09, 2018 - Even for artists who know what their vision is and how to express it in their art, these can be trying times. In the old...
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Creativity Is Soulwork: Choose Carefully Whose Opinion To Trust

July 03, 2018 - Creativity is soul work, but what if your soul gets crushed? You absolutely love to take pictures, to paint, to sing, to...
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The Gap Between Where You Are And Where You Want To Be

June 25, 2018 - What often comes up when thinking of having a vision for your art, your photography, is that nagging feeling of inadequa...
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Start From Where You Are

June 19, 2018 - So often I get messages from wonderful creative women telling me that they can't do what I am doing because they don't h...
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One Vision, The Base For An Artist's Work

June 12, 2018 - I talk about having a vision as an artist a lot. I thought it was time to explain this a bit more clearly. I don't mean...
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The Basics Of Forest Photography

June 04, 2018 - I get messages so often in which I am asked how I add fog to images, how to take pictures like mine in the forest, that...
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Passion is Contagious

May 28, 2018 - What is it about a piece of art, a photograph that makes it connect to the viewer? What is it about the masterpieces tha...
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Lost The Joy In Creating?

May 21, 2018 - I was recently talking to a few of my friends and something kept coming up: " I lost the joy in creating. I used to be s...
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The Rules Of Your Craft...Are They True For You?

May 10, 2018 - Every craft, every art form has its rules. Most of the time these rules come about by looking at art works that worked a...
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Embrace Change

May 03, 2018 - For many artists and creatives curiosity is the fuel for their work. A little idea pops into your head:" I wonder what w...
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Is your comfort zone getting uncomfortably small?

April 23, 2018 - Do you remember how you got started creating? I bet you worked very differently from the way you are working now. I know...
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Things I Know For Sure About Inspiration

April 13, 2018 - Inspiration is an essential when you are an artist/a creative....We need food, drink and yes, inspiration. Without that,...
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Protect Your Inspiration

April 06, 2018 - In this past winter I have not been taking pictures, from the second day of December until the 21st of March I spent my...
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Let Your Photography Tell Your Story Part 4

March 27, 2018 - This time I am going to talk about the effect of colour on conveying your story. Colour is hugely important and unlike s...
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Let Your Photography Tell Your Story Part 3

March 19, 2018 - This week, I am going to make you think a bit differently then you might be used to. As you might know I have been a pro...
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Let Your Photography Tell Your Story Part 2

March 12, 2018 - This week, I would like to approach the telling of your story from the angle of mood. Mood, as you can imagine, is a hug...
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Let Your Photography Tell Your Story

March 06, 2018 - Today the first blog post in a series of 4 posted every week in March about telling your own story in your photography....
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The Experience of Taking Pictures

February 26, 2018 - I have lost count of the number of times I am asked how I created the fog, the mood and the sun rays in my pictures. Peo...
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The Motivation Behind Creation

February 07, 2018 - What I have learned in my 20 + years as a professional artist is that creation is made up of two parts. There is the pro...
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Passion is Contagious

January 29, 2018 - I am often asked who my favourite photographers or artists are and my reply often surprises people, because the names th...
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This Moment

January 22, 2018 - If there is one thing about photography that really speaks to me, is its inherent quality of catching a moment, a fleeti...
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Stillness

January 16, 2018 - Stillness is a theme in my life, if not THE theme. It is what drove me to photography, it is what drove me to creating....
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My Past Year

January 08, 2018 - I have been thinking a lot about what 2017 was like for me....It was....transformative... If my life were a house, than...
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My personal top 10 of 2017

January 02, 2018 - It is unbelievable how fast the past 2 weeks have passed. I of course had planned to show my personal top 10 before the...
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Your Leading Light

December 22, 2017 - As this year is coming to a close I always start thinking about the new year ahead, about my plans, about a new leading...
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Believe

December 18, 2017 - I have lost track of the number of times I get emails, messages and comments from wonderful women all over the world, wh...
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Be Prepared to Be Surprised

December 14, 2017 - When creating, whether that be writing, photographing, designing...it usually helps to start with a plan. If you are a l...
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What If Or If Only

December 08, 2017 - In the minds of creatives two thoughts tend to arise often: " What if.....?" and "If only..." Even though only one word...
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The Mysterious

December 04, 2017 - Sometimes dreams of magical misty mornings do come true. Last Friday evening I went to bed in this hopeful state of mind...
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Location, Location

November 29, 2017 - Many years ago I read the advice from a very famous photographer that a good photograph is all about location. Something...
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Connect, Not Collect

November 20, 2017 - As a photographer surrounded by other photographers I notice that we are always hunting to capture something. You will b...
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Seeing With A Sense Of Wonder

November 17, 2017 - I am sure I am not alone in saying my mind often tricks me into hunting after the perfect situation that it has fabricat...
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The Treasure Hunt

November 13, 2017 - If life gets tough, you look for distractions. If life is tough for a long time, you tend to develop tactics to cope. Th...
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Shades of August

August 31, 2017 - August always holds the promise of something magical, something glorious, right when the summer is about to end and the...
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Staying Inspired

July 25, 2017 - I must admit that I was really starting to feel like my mind would explode if I would not be able to take a picture soon...
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What drives you

July 18, 2017 - People often comment on me being very driven to get a pretty picture, sometimes even suggesting I have an obsession with...
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Happy Making Magic

March 13, 2017 - Last week I was incredibly busy with my soft sculpture work. On Thursday my weather app told me it was foggy, really fog...
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A Magical Mess

March 01, 2017 - I was going through my Lightroom catalogue yesterday and found some images I took in a French forest. Dutch forests are...
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To Create

February 26, 2017 - I have been thinking a lot about creating, being an artist and how we humans learn. A few days ago I posted this picture...
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How To Beat The Inspiration Blues

January 10, 2017 - I have been an artist for 20 years now and the question that pops up in every interview I give is: "Where do you find yo...
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Endings and Beginnings

January 06, 2017 - The first day of 2016 began exactly like the last day ended the year....with a very dense fog. The kind of fog that make...
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A Blank Slate

January 03, 2017 - Autumn 2016 came and went within a few days and before I knew it, it was winter and the chaos which is usual in the mont...
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Remember September

October 29, 2016 - September seems long gone and so do the days spent in France. Even though we try to spend as many weeks there as we can,...
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Out On The Windy Moors

August 27, 2016 - This week has been all about getting that one perfect picture on the Posbank. I went there quite a few times, sometimes...
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Epic Or Micro

August 04, 2016 - Lately I have been thinking hard about developing my own kind of photography and the harder I thought about it, the more...
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