Alive and well

I’m sorry I’ve neglected my blog for so long. I’m not even going to make excuses as to why. Sure, a lot has been going on. I’ve finally started a Dutch language course, I’ve been dabbling in a filming project which I’m afraid I won’t be able to complete. I’ve also been working on a new design for my website. It’s almost there, and I can’t wait to share it. I am hoping for it to launch sometime this month.

But still there is no excuse for failing to keep my few and precious followers updated on my work and personal doings. I promise I’ll behave and try to post more good stuff. I’m hoping to photograph a lot more this spring and I have a lot of great ideas, so stay tuned. And since every post is better with a photo, here’s what’s going on in the park near our house.


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Tilt-shift for the poor

I love tilt-shift. I love how it messes with the focal plane and puts different parts of the photo in or out of focus. I love the dreamy feel it creates. I can’t afford to buy a tilt-shift lens right now, so I tried something cool that can create the similar effect. It’s called free lensing. Here’s how it’s done: you detach the lens and hold it in place against your camera, slightly moving it left/right or up/down. It’s easier if you put your camera in a ‘live view’ mode.

Here are the results of my first try. The subjects were my newly acquired echiverias. It was harder than I expected it to be, but I’ll keep practicing.

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Gelderland family session

Some candid shots I took of the lovely family in Gelderland province. Saskia and Alex, thank you for letting me have a glimpse of your day!

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