Street Photography in Rotterdam

Street Photography in Rotterdam

In my post last year about Black and White in June, I asked myself how it would be when doing street photography in the big city Rotterdam.
Eventually, it took me a while before I dared to dive into this kind of photography.

Red, Street Photography in Rotterdam
Red
Workshop

Taking pictures on the street is definitely something unusual.
Therefore I submitted to a workshop on street photography.
After some searching on the internet, I found a workshop, organized by Fokko Muller.
Thereafter, I entered the big city Rotterdam.
It appeared a scary thing to do, actually.

During this workshop, I had to do various exercises.
Each exercise had a different approach on how to take pictures.
Preferably ignored by the people who were my victims.

The results

In the end, I was absolutely happy with the results and street photography was less scary than expected.
When you approach the people in some way, they don’t even bother that you’re taking pictures. This also depends on how you aim the camera towards people.
The one-third rule helps a lot because you’re not aiming directly towards the people.

Together, Street Photography in Rotterdam
Together
Album

Thus, I’ll upload the album of this session somewhere in the next couple of weeks. I’ll not post all of them though. Just the good ones ( in my opinion)

What’s next?

I have some nice events coming up which, some of them, I already mentioned in a previous post.

  • Next week I’ll drive up north to the 2019 Frisian Flag
  • In October, this year, I’ll have another amazing workshop shoot with Claudio Picolli. I’m really looking forward to that one as well.
  • 2 more flight shows are scheduled to visit.
  • Spring is here, therefore I’ll get my macro gear more frequently. With my new Fuji XT3 combined with some macro tubes and analogue lens (Super Takamura 55mm), I enjoy myself a lot.If you like to find out what gear I use, in my post of 2018-04-09, I told something about the equipment. Something has changed though.
Anything else?

I’ll try to post any activities as soon as possible.
However, you can follow me on social media or keep an eye on my portfolio

Enjoy!!

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Summertime, new photo’s and a start with artistic photos

Summertime!!

It is Summertime, it’s hot outside so I’m staying in, doing some preparing photos for the site for the next couple of weeks.
Although living close to the river, a lot of interesting activities happen too.

Lucky Bastard, Summertime, artistic photos, wildlife, black and white
Lucky Bastard

Last month I posted only black and white photo’s. I thought it was fun to do. Still, have a lot of photos who might like nice in black & white.

To find my way more into Photoshop I recently started an online course which covers loads of ways to do more with black & white and making artistic photos.

When you like the idea to do the same please have look at “My Photo Artistic Life
I already learned a lot more in the last 3 weeks.

Artistic Photos

I think that will be my next project for the next couple of months.
Using your photos in a more artistic way or just combining them in some other way. So, as I found out, it made me keep more photos instead of deleting them.

Yes, needed to check and recheck the photos to find out which ones I wanted to keep for sure, and maybe use them for my new project.

Last month I showed already two or three of them in my black and white series. Also in my post where I told you about my visit to Scheveningen, there is one altered picture.
These were my first ones, let’s say tryouts. Fun to make them. I would like to make more.

What’s next?

In the month of July, I’ll post a gathering of older and new photos.
There will be birds, landscapes, black and white, and mammals.
Mostly the usual, wildlife.

Enjoying the summer, Summertime, artistic photos, wildlife, black and white
Enjoying the summer

My portfolio has been updated some so you’re welcome to have a look at my portfolio

I’ll make some changes in my portfolio and albums in the next couple of weeks. (Yes, still working on it)

Keep an eye on it and check in now and then.

Enjoy!!

Please read my “Privacy Policy” here.

Black and White in June

Black and White in June
Thumb up! Black and White
Thumb up!
Black and White

After some nice streets events, and day trips with Edze, I had quite some pictures to sort out. Some of them looked awesome in Black & White.
So I thought, let’s post one black and white photo each day in June!

The subjects

I’d read some articles about street photography, just to find out what to take into account before trying anything.

If you’re interested in street photography I would advise you to do some reading on this subject. A lot of articles can be found on the internet.
Keep in mind, it’s not what you do photograph but more how and when, with regard to privacy etc.

You can find some articles on my Flipboard page, Photography Tips, which I have been reading.

Actually, it’s just a matter of doing, scan your surrounding constantly and you’ll start to see more scenes worth photographing.

During the cycling event, I took my time and stayed in one place for some time, just to see what was happening around me. Of course, there were the situations with objects or persons which were easy to catch (like the cyclists) Others I found a little bit more difficult because I was close by and was hoping they didn’t notice me, staring at them through my lens. Exciting!!

During the day trips with Edze, most of the time I did not have the opportunity. A kid jumping around, yelling for his dad to see or do this and that is a challenge on its own. It was a lot of fun though.

The results

After gathering a lot of images of all kind of subjects I was very pleased with the results.
I had given myself the opportunity to do this experiment and I loved it!

What’s next?

More Black and White photos will follow definitely.
Most of the photo’s where taken in the place where I’m living. A small village. So much to see.
Imagine what will happen in a big city like Rotterdam!
I’ll plan a visit soon! So keep an eye on this site to find out what will happen. (can’t wait to find out? Have a look over here because it happened!!)

My portfolio has been updated already so if you can’t wait to see them, you’re welcome to have a look at my portfolio “Black & White”

Enjoy!!

 

Alles heeft een reden

“In Memoriam”

Alles heeft een reden.
3 weken geleden, gedurende mijn bezoek aan Frisian Flag 2018, wandelde ik op straat, mij realiserende dat ik  kan gaan waar ik wil, hier in gewoon in Nederland en ik bezocht de rustplaats van een oude vriend.
Ook stond ik stil bij gedenkstenen van een paar, voor mij, onbekenden. Deze kwam ik  tegen op straat als Stolpersteine. (Een project van de Duitse kunstenaar Gunter Demnig).

Deze bezoekjes raakten me heel diep.

Alles heeft een reden
Alles heeft een reden – Everything has a reason

 

Vandaag is het 4 mei, Nationale dodenherdenking.

De Tweede wereld oorlog en alles wat er aan ellende na kwam wordt herdacht.
Mensen op de vlucht, mensen die zijn omgebracht, mensen die hun leven hebben gegeven om vrede en veiligheid te bewerkstelligen en te behouden.

Vandaag zijn er nog steeds mensen op de vlucht en velen verliezen hierbij het leven ook vechten er nog altijd  mensen, soms ver van huis, voor vrede en veiligheid.

Hoe dubbel is het om te herdenken terwijl alle ellende door blijft gaan.

“Alles heeft een reden”

Dave, oude vriend, jij vocht ver van huis voor vrede en veiligheid.
Alles heeft een reden” zijn de woorden die je steeds tegen me zegt als ik je een bezoekje breng.

Na al die jaren blijft mijn vraag: Waarom en waarom jij?

Respect vriend.

Always

Continue reading “Alles heeft een reden”

SteenokkerZeel – Airport Brussel

SteenokkerZeel – Airport Brussel

During the visit at Steenokkerzeel – Airport Brussell, the final approach of a plane in a Red Devils colour scheme, of the Brussel Airlines.
Together with my friend, we stayed there for an hour or so. Just watching commercial airliners come in for the landing.

Red Devils
Steenokkerzeel - Airport Brussel
Red Devils

O and did you see the last post too?
That post was also about SteenokkerZeel – Airport Brussel and there are other flying thingies as well.

What’s next?

Still to figure out a lot.
The SNAP auto poster is still a pain. It works but I need to get the different account set up correctly.

If you like to check out SNAP as a plugin on your site, take a look over here.
I have a lot of fun with it.

Anything else?

Yes, I’ll upload some new photo’s to the albums and portfolio in the next couple of weeks. When I find the time.
Keep an eye out on this site because more will follow soon 😉

You can also follow me on social media as I have already or will post pictures on a daily base.

In case something comes up I’ll let you know with an update post.

Have a nice day!!

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Portfolio Update

Portfolio Update

Had a busy week with two school events at Edze’s school.
One soccer tournament and one trip to the Zoo Diergaarde Blijdorp. I was totally down and out after these two days. Kids in the age of 8 – 9 years is a handful when trying to control them. Impossible!

At the Zoo the group got an education about camouflage in nature and what sorts of camouflage are used by animals. Have to say, learned some new things by myself as well.

And, a nice surprise was that there was a new family member born within the colobus monkeys.
See picture down below. It was a bit dark and behind glass, so quality is not that good, unfortunately.

colobus monkeys, Update
colobus monkeys
What Else?

Anyway.
I have not yet posted pictures of both school events and the kids.  The school has the first pick of these 😉
But on the way to the Zoo and back to school, I made some pictures with my phone, one or two of them are posted in my Portfolio.

Galleries

After the last update regarding my galleries, some more pictures have been added to the galleries Wildlife_Birds and Wildlife_Birds of Prey.

What’s next?

Yes, Social media again.
I finished the Social Media.

Keep an eye out on this site because more will follow soon 😉

Click here for my Portfolio

Have fun!!

Rense

Equipment used by ShiftyNL-photography

The Equipment

Having looked around on this site and reading the different post about my galleries, you might wonder what equipment I’m using.
Not that it’s important when you just like to see the photo’s on this site.
You just might not be interested in it.

Anyway, I like to tell a bit more about the hardware I use to get these results.
I also use Lightroom, Photoshop and some other nice plugin or standalone tools.

Therefore I added a page to the website to show you what I use.

Nikon D7200, gear used, gear, equipment
Nikon D7200

 

Follow this link to see what equipment do I use!

Enjoy!!

Updated My Portfolio on ShiftyNL-Photography

Updated My Portfolio on ShiftyNL-Photography

In my last post, I mentioned that added some new galleries to my portfolio.
Today galleries with some more older and newer work.

Galleries

Two new Galleries are added to the site.

Bumble bee, My Portfolio
Bumble bee
What else?

I finally implemented an auto-post option into the site, which makes it possible to re-post any news and/or update to 5 other social media accounts.
Some live testing is in progress so you might see some not so useful messages the next couple of days which will be deleted afterwards. 😉

What’s next?

Again I added a new social media channel. This time Google+.
Because I was doing an online Social Media Course, I learned that a Google+ account adds a lot more to any posting you do.
Facebook and Instagram do have their own policies which are not always the best for you.
Have look at my Google+ account.

Keep an eye out on this site because more will follow soon 😉

Click here for my Portfolio

Enjoy!!

Please read my “Privacy Policy” here.

New Galleries added today

New Galleries added today

new galleries, common reed

 

 

 

 

The Galleries

A few days ago I added some new gallery stuff.
After having made all the picture sizes equal I added some new Galleries.
It’s looking even better now.

What’s next?

Social media. Again I added a new social media channel. This time Flipboard.
Because of the setup of Flipboard, I liked the idea to set it up.

Take a look at my Flipboard account!

Yet, I’m still looking for an auto-post script to have it all automated.
There are a few but these are limited to only 3 accounts.
Unfortunately, I have more than 3.

Keep an eye out on this site because more will follow soon 😉

Click here for my Portfolio

Have fun!!

Rense

Fine tuning has been done

The site ShiftyNL-photography had some fine tuning today.

fine tuning

 

 

 

 

 

Fine tuning

November 2017 I worked on my social media buttons. I added a few more social media accounts because I signed up for some more.
So, take a look at my 500px and My account can be found here.

The portfolio has been updated too. Soo you can find some more pictures.
in the galleries. So check them out!

What’s next?

I’m looking for an auto-post script. That way I only need to align up posts and have the script do the rest for me.

Keep an eye out on this site because more will follow soon.

Click here for my Portfolio

Have fun!!

Rense