Leaf Aptus 22 review

For a complete writeup (including prices) of my journey towards my current Cambo + Leaf Aptus 22 setup follow the link. In this post I will talk specifically about the Leaf Aptus 22 and share two quirks that might help other users that encounter problems with the Aptus digital backs from Leaf. Also included are … Continue reading “Leaf Aptus 22 review”

11 pictures of flowers

This message is not at all about flowers, even though there are 11 pictures of flowers below. It’s the story of a withering fascination with reality, maybe even the loss of sanity. Although at this point I wouldn’t go that far, there are certainly signs the withdrawal from reality can have detrimental effects on ones … Continue reading “11 pictures of flowers”

Hilariously epic wedding photographs

The original title was ‘Epic wedding photographs’ but I don’t really want to do clickbait, so I did the research and it turned out what Google thinks people consider ‘epic’ in wedding photography is when the bride and groom stand in a sublime and / or unlikely landscape. So I thought, maybe I should say … Continue reading “Hilariously epic wedding photographs”

Pentax 645Z review

Guess what arrived today? Yes, my brand new Pentax 645Z medium format digital camera. Pentax was my ticket into the world of medium format photography and this is the latest addition to my small collection of Pentax cameras. As I have a nice set of lenses for the 645 system I bought just the body … Continue reading “Pentax 645Z review”

Best photograph of 2020

Last summer I shot a mountain landscape in the French Alps with my Sony A7. For the longest time it looked like this would be the only photograph worth mentioning this year. But this morning I shot a photograph of my wife’s knee with my viewcamera which turns out to be at least as worthy … Continue reading “Best photograph of 2020”

Mountain landscape

Last summer I shot this landscape during sunset. It is to become part of the series ‘U’ I have been working on for several years now. ‘U’ features mountain landscapes constructed from several photographs where references to human civilization have been removed, thus ‘timeless’, under a night-sky that is shot by NASA telescopes and post-processed … Continue reading “Mountain landscape”

Videography (part 1)

Many photographers have moved into videography, at least partly. This is no doubt fuelled by modern DSLR’s being excellent video cameras and nowadays even preferred over ‘regular’ video cameras in many cases on the one hand, and society moving towards motion image replacing text or still images because of the attention grabbing capabilities that come … Continue reading “Videography (part 1)”

Photographing a watch

Photographing a watch is a meticulous work especially regarding focus and lighting. Because the dial (also called face) must be sharp (probably, depending on the mood you’re going for but for the sake of simplicity, most times it is excellent to go with a dial fully in focus, it is the most significant part to … Continue reading “Photographing a watch”

Jeff Wall

Jeff Walls A view from an apartment woke me up regarding photography as an artform. Even though I far from comprehended it when I saw it for the first time in 2013 (in Stedelijk museum Amsterdam). Jeff Wall wanted to shoot a scene in which there was outdoors as well as indoors, following a discussion … Continue reading “Jeff Wall”

Gregory Crewdson

The first photobook I ever bought was ‘1985-2005’ by Gregory Crewdson. As a wannabe photographer I was very impressed with his cinematic style rooted in popular culture. Gregory Crewdson (born 1962, Brooklyn, NY) can condense a whole story into one perfect frame. To accomplish this he works like a movie director on gigantic sets together … Continue reading “Gregory Crewdson”