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Why would you want a photography studio at home? What's nice about that? When I started photographing, a long time ago, I wanted to take photos that are different, not the standard photos that everyone takes, but my own style and way of shooting. Soon I discovered flashing and that was addictive. Just with a reporting flash in a cheap flash umbrella. My world opened up. An important reason to start my photography education in Amsterdam was to use a photo studio. How does that actually work when you're in a professional studio? This gave a...

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Photography has many facets and is therefore very versatile. Every photographer is also different and has their own style and way of working. But we are all equal in one thing: we are looking for the magic of photography. One branch of photography where that magic can really be experienced is making light paintings. Light really comes alive here. A still image gets movement. The light is magically displayed. But how do you feel this magical moment? That is very clear to me: When making a light painting, the eye can...

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Blurry photos, every photographer knows it. And sometimes it's really a big frustration. Because how can this happen every time? Why are other people's photos sharp but mine not? Getting stuck in frustration is not a solution, that's why I want to help you. Step by step, be your coach to solve all your problems and create the most amazing photos you've ever taken together. And.... more fun in photography. Because after years of coaching people like you, I know one thing for sure: when the frustration has been taken away and...

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Using light tubes to create real art, painting with light, can be done in so many ways. During the workshop last Saturday, in addition to athletes, we also made a real fantasy photo. A famous character besides Batman is Harley Quinn. A baseball bat, but not an athlete. The question was of course: how do we get a fantasy picture with this tough lady. A tube with blue and pink, the gender reveal, was the answer. We started working with the tubes and got amazing results. In normal mode and strobe mode we got so many cool effects, see...

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Sometimes people ask me: what is your best photography workshop or course? A really difficult question, but at the steel wool workshop I always have a big smile on my face. What starts with a small spark quickly becomes a spectacular shower of sparks in the photo. I also think the location is important because you want to make an image with a foreground and a background. This gives color and depth. We use a slow shutter speed and shoot on a tripod. Important is the balance with the background but also the amount of sparks. A shutter speed that is too slow has too much...

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