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We are all familiar with the phenomenon in our photos when the sun is shining: hard shadows. We also see it in our holiday photos. Especially the area around the eyes gets very dark and if the sun is slightly behind our subject the face really gets too dark. And if the shadows are not that bad, our model (our subject) disappears against the background. The balance in the photo is gone and we have to come up with something extra to make our model stand out. In the summer I usually go out with my flash. Many people understand...

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Thousands of photos are taken and posted on the Internet every day. We also participate in this and that is not surprising, it is our hobby, perhaps our passion. And we are proud of the photos we take. But how many unique photos are taken? You are certainly unique, but are your photos too? Taking a unique photo seems to be getting more and more difficult these days and that's a shame. Because we don't want to take 13 in a dozen pictures. We spend too much time and money trying to not stand out. But what can you...

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aperture, diaphragm, Photos, wide angle lens, depth of Field, telephoto lens -

When it comes to depth of field, we all immediately say: aperture. Because aperture simply determines the depth of field... or is it just a bit different? Because why does one photo at f4 aperture differ from another at f4? First, let's go back to what depth of field is. In the blog about focusing, we learned that you can only really focus on 1 point (1 distance) and that the rest is out of focus. But with depth of field you can 'stretch' the sharpness a bit, so parts in front of and behind your focus point also become sharper for your eye. And how much for and...

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light art, light effect, light painting, light tube, lighttubepainting, light tubes, special effects -

What a super fun extra season of the Perfect Picture. It is not only fun to look at, but also to analyze for yourself why one photo is better than the other. And sometimes I want to climb through the image to give some extra clues... recognizable? I am a bit behind with the series (long live looking back) and yesterday it was my turn to make a light painting. Immediately I was on the edge of my seat. Super cool of course. They got to work with stars, bicycle lights and tube-like things. Unfortunately Tim was...

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During my voyage of discovery in the world of photography I came across a special way of photographing: light painting, painting with light. I was fascinated by the special creations I saw. While developing my workshop in the studio, this way of photography suddenly came back to my mind. 'How?' was my first question. I quickly got to know this way of photography and ordered a number of lighttubes in Canada. All in all, it was a fortune (the shipping costs, in particular, were getting out of hand), but I saw it as an investment in my photography. And...

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