In the Netherlands are political elections next week. The photographers who made the portraits for these election posters made my day! The photos are taken like mugshots are made. With a frontal flash light, drop shadow on the white background and the harsh shadows not hidden … There is no compassion or empathy in theContinue reading “good factual photographers ?”
Category Archives: photography in the media
old negatives with many fond memories
The rising fascism and the putting of the human economy above the natural pandemic annoys me terribly. Modern digital social media has destroyed the human capacity for news gathering, consultation and collaboration. To put things into perspective, to find a bit more distraction and to get through the current long dark winter evenings I tookContinue reading “old negatives with many fond memories”
What every photographer needs to understand …
Watch this discussion and gain insight into the topics you record and the effect on the audience. The most important thing for me was the explanation that starts at 1:42:00 seconds.
“Lex de Meester will take a portrait of you on a dyke close to the factory“, said Frank Balkenende.At first, I was not enthusiastic about the idea of seeing my old head on the front page of the newspaper, because I just got out of bed after the night shift.But when I heard that LexContinue reading “headshot”
35 years ago …
The most recent edition of Ligfiets& is on our kitchen table again. It is nice to read the article in which it is recalled that the association was established 35 years ago. A nice photo of a number of people who took the lead at the start of the Dutch recumbent culture.It reminds me ofContinue reading “35 years ago …”
BEFORE – AFTER
Sometimes I spend hours post-processing a photo … sometimes even days … and that is the best part of the hobby!When recording the raw material you have to make a quick decision, because there are people walking straight through the image, the light changes every moment, you have cold half-frozen fingers, the batteries are almostContinue reading “BEFORE – AFTER”
He has gone … leaving behind a lot of good photography … and good advice for amateurs like me … If you’re interested in how photography can tell a thousand words in just one frame, then watch this documentary …
Intimate portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian
I enjoyed these photos … inspiring! Callie Shell’s new book shares candid images from the 10 years she spent photographing the family Bron: Intimate portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian
Marjan on the cover of Rolling Stone
Okay, not really on Rolling Stone, but on the front page of Op de Hoogte. The magazine of IVN Walcheren. One of her photos was chosen by the editors for the magazine. The other photos can be seen from 1 June at the exhibition in the Schellach cheese farm.
Max van Weezel (1951-2019)
Bron: Max van Weezel (1951-2019): zinnebeeld van de Haagse journalistiek | De Volkskrant I grew up with the interpretation of Max. Of all the journalists who mattered, his method appealed to me the most. His voice over the radio led me through the political landscape of the Netherlands. My political paradigm is largely a legacyContinue reading “Max van Weezel (1951-2019)”
the changing climate
I often consider memes have the same function as photos … they tell more than a thousand words. During discussions on climate change and energy transition that I have with friends and colleagues, I often think of memes I’ve seen. It strikes me that the meaning of words and concepts is slowly but surely changing.Continue reading “the changing climate”
free independent thinking individuals ?
On the clothes you recognize how the paradigms are interwoven … Intelligence does not ensure independence … Culture is stronger than intellect …Unfortunately.
As long as my parents are deceased, I use a teaspoon with this logo without exception … I only inherited two identical ones … My father inherited the spoons from his father and often told me about the meaning of the letters IOGT. My grandfather had many specific principles and worldviews … and he wasContinue reading “IOGT”
This text shows how a documentary photographer works … with feeling and empathy … because objective stories and photos do not exist. Lorant immediately assigned Capa to do a story for Picture Post about the camps, but the photographer could not yet bear to face the humiliation that his Spanish comrades were having to endure at theContinue reading “Robert Capa”
The future of photography ?
Image processing taken to the next level ? Is Meero the future of photography ? On their site they explain : “How can an algorithm perform as well as a professional photographer when executing such a subjective and complex task? The answer resides in the principle of gradient-based learning. By using a deep neural networkContinue reading “The future of photography ?”