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Painting pictures

fading mothers

Yesterday I was in Affinity Photo looking at my photo brushes and I saw a number of watercolor brushes among them. That challenged me to immediately try what effect they have and if they really look like watercolor. Indeed, there…

The green nature

groen

On November 24 we were in Drenthe where there was still plenty of autumn to be seen. In itself a wonderful sight but it was even more wonderful when we came across this fresh green field. Because of the calm…

Piano Movements series

4movements

He is ready, the new series Piano Movements. It’s a series of photos with the pianist Jorrit van den Ham times the rehearsals for a concert in Onderdijk with operakoor Westfrisia Cantat. I was at that rehearsal to already prepare…

The “Bad Light Photoshoot”

photoshoot

Sometimes you have those days when you have very little to choose from, like today. A concert in a church, partly artificial light and for the rest just the light that is there. The title photo was taken yesterday because…

Composition, rhythm

Ritme in voren

Rhythm is a very important part of visual composition. Unlike the “rule”-series of thinking, rhythm exists simply. It is present to some extent in every composition. What is important is learning to master the rhythm elements of visual composition. It…

Composition, Subframing

America Today

SubFraming is simply taking the object or subject in your image and framing it with lines within the representation, and thus having the picture in a picture. This is a fun way to emphasize something in the composition and is…

Composition, Simplification

Simplification is the technique of reducing a composition to only the most essential elements that support the visual statement. This technique is especially difficult for photographers. Studio settings are controlled, but in the case of street photography, improvisation and situations…

Composition, Rule of Space

Space

The Rule of Space is simply a technique that creates a sense of movement, activity or conclusion in your composition. It is simply about creating with negative space that relates to your subject. For example, if you place a negative…

Composition, Rule of Odds

Looking in three

Three’s Company The Rule of Odds, or the rule of odd numbers, states that it is necessary to have a balanced relationship with the environment. We prefer balance and feel comfortable with these groupings of 3. Groups of 2 or…

Composition, Shape

workout

Shape Shapes are defined by the contrast of different areas of light or color. They exist in nature and we see these high contrast areas defined as lines. We see shapes visually and as they are emphasized by lines, they…