zaterdag 14 september 2013

Texel island, the Netherlands.

Time to take a much needed break from work.. A vacation was in order! We went to Texel island.

IMG_5334 IMG_6483 IMG_5247 IMG_5176 IMG_5167 IMG_5053 IMG_0199 The last one in stylish black and white... IMG_0199 (1) A great island for photography! Lots of birds, very nice beaches and overall lovely scenery.

zaterdag 13 juli 2013


We decided it would be fun to do some re-shoots of the pics we took during the 365 project. Just to keep us busy and to show how Mini-man has grown over the year. We chose this photo to re-shoot as nr 1. 13-07 Since Mini-man is in less then a cooperating mood when it comes to taking pics these days we resorted to bribery with some raisins, a scenery change and a move outdoors. It kinda worked. Here is the result; IMG_5556 That wasn't all we did today.... We went for an early morning walk in the Amsterdam Drinking Water dunes. Mini-man walked almost all the way with us. When he needed a rest we put him into his chariot..


We did a quick snapshot shoot with him on a branch of dead wood;


During the walk we ran into this young buck fallow deer. An awesome specimen.

When you have something like this in your crosshairs, its when the investment in the 300mm F/2.8L pays off.

zaterdag 6 juli 2013

Another background

Got another lastolite colapsable! I think these things are awesome! IMG_5362 IMG_5365

A misschievous miniman posing in front of red brick plastered wall.

When used right these backgrounds are indistinguishable from the real thing.

zondag 28 april 2013

Lastolite Urban Background

During our 365 project we sometimes struggled with getting a good background for the shots. We already had the Lastolite collapsible background in black and a white, but sometimes we wanted some more color.

Cue the Lastolite Urban Backgrounds.
brick wall_5711sm These come double sided urban-ish. I got the one with the red brick wall and the grey "castle" wall. The quality of the print is excellent. Especially with good light and a shallow depth of field these will look the real deal.

These come in very handy if you need a "rough" looking background and there are no abandoned buildings available..

Highly recommended!

Ordered via Art& Good service, competitive prices. Also recommended! (Not affiliated.)

zondag 24 februari 2013

Review Tamrac 5793...

The super Telephoto Lens Pack.
The bag has one main compartment specifically for a large telephoto lens. (in case you were wondering about the name...)

On the sides there are two little pockets that will hold your phone, keys etc.. One of them holds the raincover.

It holds the 300mm F/2.8, ready for action, with ease. (Thats camera attached, lens hood fixed in proper position) IMG_2617

The stitching, zippers and velcro on this bag is what you can expect from Tamrac; High Quality.

The 300 with hood fixed and attached to the 7DIMG_2620

Depending on what lens you have you can adjust the inside of the 5793. There is a sturdy "neck-like" thingie that will hold your combo in place.


One of the reasons i got this bag is that it will hold the 300 with the lens extenders attached.
This is with the 2x MkIII extender attached. A very easy fit.

The bag is outfitted with Tamrac's Modular Accessory System. Since you get very little space in this bag for anything besides your lens i ordered some of the available attachments.
I got the wide angle lens pouch, which i will use to carry the extenders in. Also got the water bottle pouch and a pouch that should hold the 100-400L, in case i want to bring it along.

It comes with a raincover. Havent tried it yet with the Modular Attachments in place. That might be the tricky part. ;)
Overall i can highly recommend this bag. Its very well made, and works as advertised. And with the use of the M.A.S pouches, its very versatile too.

Here it is in action;

zaterdag 26 januari 2013

New shots.

Decided not to go completely cold turkey from doing shoots with Miniman. He still is a nice subject.... :)


Rest of the shoot is here.

We are going to be doing regular shoots. So keep coming back for more!

dinsdag 1 januari 2013

The end....

Took the last photo of the 365 project today. Time to get all nostalgic....

The first of many photo's..


A very little miniman who had no idea of what we were going to do over the course of a year... Turned into a little person with a lovely smile...

01-01 final

Thanks again for having a look.