Hey everyone! I’m back here with another straight forward guide on how to get something more out of your waterfall shots. The idea to this guide came to me when I recently visited Iceland again and kept seeing everyone taking the same shots at the famous waterfalls. Even the ‘professional’ photographers with very expensive give were just planting their tripod in the ground, putting on a wide angle with an ND filter and were all taking the same shots. Granted, the waterfalls i
Photographing the sea and the waves can be both challenging and fun. People often ask me what are ‘the right settings’ to shoot moving water so I decided to write a little guide on it. There are many options depending on what look you’re going for. By using some examples of my own I’ll explain how I shoot my seascapes. I usually define 3 options: Shooting the sea normally with a very fast shutter speed (not going to discuss it in this article as it’s just pressing the shutter
Spring came very early this year. Almost one month earlier than last year in fact. The tulips in my country are currently fully blooming and now is the best time to go see and photograph them. As a local and kind of ‘known’ Dutch landscape photographer I get bombarded with questions on where to find them via social media. I figured it would be easy to write a quick guide for all of you ‘tourists’ Where As most of you probably know the most famous place to find flowers in the
Nature has lots to offer for landscape photographers. We love to shoot nature’s paintings. Storms, rainbows, tornadoes, lightning strikes: they’re all a gift from nature that we can play with as a landscape photographer. Volcanoes are one of them, too, especially when they’re erupting. I have been fascinated by volcanoes; they have been on my list to shoot for quite a while. My younger brother recently went to Guatemala for some backpacking and learning the Spanish language.
You know these shots with silky smooth water and brushed out skies right? These are mostly made with ND filters to increase exposure time. However, if you have a Sony camera these are very easy to make without using any filters. Sony has a neat little app for their Sony Alpha cameras that is called ‘Smooth Reflections’. This creates a similar effect of a long exposure by stacking a lot of photographs taken with a 1-second interval together. It stacks all of the shots in a sin
First of all, this guide includes the Sigma MC-11 adapter experience as this was the best option to get the most reach regarding zoom on the Sony E-mount. Let me explain: I had the idea of making a couple of nice moonshots from a rising full moon last month. We have a beautiful church tower here in Amersfoort (the Netherlands) and the idea was to capture the rising moon from a distance next to the church tower, or maybe even right on top of it. Either way, I wan