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July 31, 2010, 10:32 am
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Strobist portrait of girl scouting

This portrait of a girl scouts group (Belgian youth movement) was made using off camera flash. I underexposed the environment to create a more dramatic background. An SB600 flash with diffuser (on a too low -I know- ) light stand was used as a fill light.

Light on architecture

A few years already I am following digital  photography classes at the academy of Leuven.  With the start of the Easter Holiday’s, I have completed yet another term. And yess,… I have passed!

The themes and tasks we have to deal with are very divers, from portraits outside to object photography in a studio set-up. I didn’t show much of the pictures I made for school on this blog so far. Let’s change that from now on!

For the ‘Architecture task’ last term we had to photograph a building in its environment. We had to correct the image in postprocessing to keep the vertical lines vertical.

After I had chosen this building of an industrial site in Mechelen, I decided to go back at sunset to take -more or less- the same picture in totally different light circumstances.

As you can see, not a single spotlight was used to light up this building at night. I know it is impossible to light a building like with small off-camera flashes. Nevertheless, being in an experimental mood, I tried to give the building a small ‘light-accent’. I put on the self-timer (I gave myself 20 sec to reach the building) and pointed my SB600-flash at the parts I wanted to be ‘in the spotlight’. I hope you can notice!

Too Mad??


Few weeks ago I attended a show called “TE GEK?” (Too Mad?).
The event took place in the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels. Several Belgian artist wrote songs and texts to take away the taboo about psychological problems and illnesses. Continue reading

the inseparable two

the inseparable two

These two, walking along the quay dragged my attention. I was touched by their resemblances.
For instance their corresponding color palette. 
Both walking in the same rhythm, connected by the dog lead…


Contrasts on the street

Yesterday, for the first time I tasted  of a ‘new branch of photography’,  for me at least. I took my D50 and went to a nearby city, called ‘Mechelen’,  in search for something interesting to shoot on the streets’; ‘STREET PHOTOGRAPHY’. At the moment a very popular branch of photograhy (in Belgian blogland 🙂 ). For example, the blog of  the young, but very promising photographer Arthur Eranosian is worth a visit. The blog is in dutch, but the pictures (e.g. here ) speak for themselves!!

Enough talking for now,
walking the streets I had to keep an eye open for “extreme contrasts” and “antagonisms” which I could put together in one single  picture. (a task for school)

By hazard, the three situations I picked involved some bikes…
take a look and tell me if  you can find the contrasts! 


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I fell in love on the seaside…
January 20, 2009, 10:28 pm
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Do you want to go to the seaside?
I’m not trying to say that everybody wants to go
But I fell in love on the seaside
On the seaside
In the seaside

(The Kooks-Inside in/ Inside out – 2006)