2017, Photography

I’m not back to photographing on a daily basis, but at least enjoying my natural surroundings. I try to keep my photography process simple. Same is for my post processing. I seem to be processing most of my photographs on my iPhone or iPad. With the VSCO app I quickly edit my work and get the photographs back to my computer. I like it that I can keep it to a minimal and don’t deal with it too long.

You might have noticed some previous blog posts, anxiety and self-doubt. I will try to explain these posts, and others to come, in a later blog post.

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All photographs by Wouter Brandsma



2017, Photography, Quote

Lack of confidence in oneself and one’s abilities, like motives, personality, thought, etc.


his later years were plagued by self-doubt

uncertainty, hesitancy, indecision, vacillation, doubt

Self-doubt might not only be harsh for your creativity, it more so strongly affects your ability to life freely and enjoy things. It is however the state I’m in, beyond melancholy.

Photograph by Wouter Brandsma


2017, Photography, Quote

A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.


he felt a surge of anxiety

worry, concern, apprehension, apprehensiveness, consternation, uneasiness, unease, fearfulness, fear, disquiet, disquietude, perturbation, fretfulness, agitation, angst, nervousness, nerves, edginess, tension, tenseness, stress, misgiving, trepidation, foreboding, suspense

Don’t misinterpreted this as photography anxiety, but see as a deep personal anxiety. I try to use photography to cope with it. Photography allows me to turn to the inside out.

Photograph by Wouter Brandsma



This time a small collection, but after my previous blog post I thought a lot about how to change my workflow. The ACDSee Beta for Mac is nice, but not really fast and not fully featured. It is still a beta, so it comes with pros and cons. Often more cons.

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Today I used my ancient Ricoh GRD3 again. It is still a nice camera, even when I lost the rear thumb grip. Engaging the menu was something different though. With every press it switched of the menu. And it took me nearly 5 minutes to set the correct date again. Something is seriously wrong with that camera.

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This week I will keep using the GRD3, and hope it will last.


All photographs by Wouter Brandsma