1. Photography Soul Food. Conventions, trade shows. Why you should go!

    Udi Tirosh from DIYPhotography and Renee Robyn at Photokina 2014

    I only recently got into the going to tradeshows / photo conventions. In 2014 I was invited by FotoFlits to do a demo on stage at Professional Imagine in Nijkerk. And this was the first time ive been to one of these “conventions”. ( wich is wierd because by this time i was a fulltime photographer for 4 years and had neverr gone too one. Because I never really knew what to do at a convention) Now i could continue to talk about and review the new Canon 7d mkSomething or the Nikon DSomthing or some fancy other new product… But there are other websites for that. What i want to share with you guys is the reason i go and you should too! That reason? Photographers Soul Food.

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  2. Building a Photography Set || Holy Mary


    I met Viviane many years ago when we were added to a project together as photographer and stylist by a designer friend. The project never launched but we always kept in touch to see what each was doing. So at some point after we few years we both said: “Why don’t we ever shoot???” This started a 30 min brainstorm through Facebook chat. We both wanted something very stylized. She suggested something like a “holy mary”? Then I came in and suggest something darky holy mary. And the idea was born: “The Holy Sinister Mary”.

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  3. Nomads Of The World Shoot

    RichardTerborg SabaTark

    Some time ago I was contacted by fashion designer Saba Tark. She posted a casting call and was looking for a photographer to shoot her new clothing collection. I had been following her work and process for some time and I jumped right on that! I loved how the designs looked and when I heard the title to the collection “Nomads of the World”, I was sold! I couldn’t freaking wait to shoot it.

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  4. 5 Things When You’re Stuck In A Creative Rut!

    Model: Elsemieke van der Heijden || MUAH: Joyce Schweers || Styling: Dani van den Velden

    You know that feeling? That drive inside you that wants to do something? You really, really want to create something awesome, but it just won’t come out? Things just don’t move the way you want them to and things just aren’t going fast enough… Then when suddenly some time becomes available, you can’t seem to figure out where to begin or what project to pick up? And, on top of everything else, it always seems like you have a million things to do?

    This might mean you’re stuck in a Creative Rut (for lack of a better term)! This is normal! (At least, that’s what I tell myself so that I’m not the only freak.) But how do we make the brain flow again and get everything moving? Here are a few things I do whenever I get that daunting feeling of running around in a loop and not getting things done:

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  5. Workshops for the Soul || “The Green Monster’s Workshop”


    One of my favorite things about being in the photography business: bringing (photography) friends over from all over the world to spread their knowledge and creativity with all of you!
    Last week legend: Renee Robyn Photography paid a little visit to cold, rainy Holland to give a few workshops on compositing, texturing and high end beauty retouching and it was one for the books!

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  6. TFP, Charity, Non-Commisioned and Test Shoots

    TFP Shoot with Stylist Janneke Rodenburg | BTS by: FalkPictures

    Shooting Test, TFP, Non-Commissioned and Charity
    I have seen this pop up soo many times in Facebook groups and other photography communities and I wanted to demystify it a little bit. I wanted to know what exactly test, TFP, non commissioned and charity means and why one came to be. So I started researching this and I think no one really uses the right term. It’s a mush of everything together in one big pot. But this is what I’ve found searching online and asking fellow photographers.

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  7. Zoom.nl 100th Issue Cover Shoot


    Shooting the cover for the 100th issue of Zoom Magazine one of Hollands biggest Photography Magazines is freaking awesome! They contacted me because of my Fashion&Fine-Art background and thought I would know how to build a dress from 100th covers. They challenged me to build and shoot a dress made from all the past 100 issues, and it needed to be shot within a week. Who doesn’t like a challenge! So… Accepted! Phone rang:

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  8. Unlocking Creativity – Learning from comedy improv

    Clothing Designer: Monsieur de Pompadour | MUAH: Irene Tjebbes | Model: Lotte van Noort

    I’ve taught a few lectures and workshops. In these, I refer to the people I look up to and other cool friends who are making awesome things. And I’ve heard this over and over again: “But I’m not as creative as them”. I’m not always sure what that means. So let’s nip that excuse in the butt. You say you’re not creative? I’m going to ask you something. And you’re going to get 5 seconds to think about it.

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  9. Elinchrom ELC 500 / 1000 watt Review


    Elinchrom has introduced a new flash!!! The awesome Elinchrom ELC Pro HD 500 & 1000watt!
    I’m not going into how happy I am with the Elinchrom brand and all the 1000 reasons you will love this brand as well, but I had the chance to play around with these puppy’s. They claim it will change the way a photographer thinks and well, I think thats a bold statement. However, it does have some very interesting stuff I like very, very much. Before going into the new “creative features”, here are a few things that I found worth mentioning right off the bat! Normally I don’t like talking about how things look… BUT!:

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  10. Starting the Photography business – Part 2

    Model: Amesbury Rose | Designer: Rosies Art | MUAH: InYourFace

    Check out Part I, where I talk about figuring out what you want in life. Now it’s time to flip that and turn it into something that can pay for your food and housing.

    After I kinda figured out what I wanted to do, it was time to figure out how to get paid to do it. Knowing what you want, and getting paid for what you want are different things. I’ve never really liked business. I’m not a suit-wearing, networking-events-going kind of guy. I don’t really like talking to people I can’t relate to. You sometimes see people force themselves into relationships, trying to keep them because they want something from the other.

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