While gaining more strength in my back, a couple a photographers from my local area arranged a small meet up on Twitter, a tweetup. It was a nice opportunity to get out again for the first time photographing and meeting other photographers (@ALF_fotografie @Henkie21 @pixellaar @snadaa88).
Even though it was mostly cloudy, the light was pretty smooth and pretty. Different ages, different experiences, different styles of photography, and the wonderful connection that we all enjoy photography. No gear crap, but just having fun. This was a great and fanatic group.
We photographed in an area where I used to come very often in the past, but I feel my photography has changed. I used to do a lot of landscapes, but nowadays people, emotions, and details matter much more to me. I feel that I want to capture the human presence around us. I think we are nature too, even though we don’t seem to care.
Next time we want to hit the street and shoot there, the human conditions. Instead of the rural to the city for street photography.
Today my friends Kevin and Cam from Paris visited my place in Holland. It was such a lovely day talking about life, sharing ideas and thoughts and being occupied with photography.
Despite the fall season we had a dry day and we had a walk in the neighboring town of Wageningen. They met my aunt and uncle, tasted Dutch old cheese, and I showed them my favorite locations for landscape photography.
This post is absolutely going to be different from all my other posts. I visited the NDSM werf in Amsterdam, a former shipyard, where I had a meeting with another photographer, Björn Utpott from Canada. He guided through this very interesting industrialized and artistic location, while I had the opportunity to try his Panasonic LX3, GH1 with the 7-14mm wide angle lens, and Pentax K-7 with the DA 40mm f/2.8 Ultra Compact lens. Admitted, that these are just very short impressions, but I really liked working with the Pentax and the GH1.
So not only are these photographs taken with a dSLR, the Pentax as a matter of fact, but I kept them in color too. It was very interesting to use this camera, because it made me rethink my compositions, due to the camera and the focal length (60mm equivalent). It made a lot of sense to me to use a completely different focal length on the dSLR from what I am used too.