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Keeping up with my night photography practice

Last weekend Flo and I went to his hometown, Emmerich. At night, I was really eager to test my new mini-tripod and take a few night pictures at the fields. It was one of my 2017 goals to learn how to take great long-exposure shots (read this), but the truth is that I barely practiced in winter. Today I just wanted to share a few of the shots, which in the end were not of the fields (I should have…

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Redefining Career Goals

I knew my life was going to change during the last year of my PhD, but I did not suspect the change would be so radical. 8 months ago, I made my first appointment with our career counselor. (Had I known we had one, I would have arranged a meeting earlier.) I went from being clueless to being in total control of my life. It turns out, I had always been in possession of the key to unlock my potential. I…

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California Roadtrip 2014

Happy 4th of July, everyone! Today, exactly today, three years ago we landed in L.A. It was my first time in the US. We rented a car for three weeks and traveled along the coast, and stayed in San Diego (La Jolla), Santa Monica, Pismo Beach, Carmel, Monterey, San Francisco and, finally, Yosemite. We got to do tons of fun things, and visited every cliché location we could think of: Hollywood, Muholland Drive (because of David Lynch’s movie, of course), Beverly Hills,…

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Beekse Bergen Safari Park

Every year, our whole department takes a day off to do something together. We have cooked in the wild, starred in a videoclip, gone on a bike tour, etc. This year we took a trip to the Safari park “Beekse Bergen” (nearby Tilburg, The Netherlands), whose’s slogan goes along the lines “Africa, dangerously close“. Once there, we could choose between doing a walking tour, a bus tour (where you apparently get the most information about all animals, with especial detail paid to…

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Last bit from our Cuba trip: Viñales, Cienfuegos & Trinidad

Last year we went on holiday to Cuba. Today, I was shocked to realize that I had forgotten to edit and blog about the last part of that trip! (you can find my other Cuba posts on the Travel section!) So I opened Lightroom (my photo editor) and searched. The photographs were taken with my so-called party camera: a system Fujifilm x-M1, with the basic kit lens (16 – 50mm). Especially now that I’ve upgraded my equipment I realize that this…

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My volunteering experience at the GoShort Festival

I’ve been working quite intensely on my photography skills lately, and I felt it was about time to turn the volume up a notch and try something more professional. So I signed up to volunteer at Go Short, the main international short film festival in the Netherlands, which happens to take place here, in lovely Nijmegen. Go Short has been a platform for new film-making talent for nearly 10 years. In fact, the forthcoming edition (2018) will be its 10th Birthday. It…

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Celebrating Spring in the Netherlands

Last week I purchased my first prime lens! A prime lens is the kind of lens where “what you see is what you get”: it cannot zoom in or out of objects! That is precisely what makes it so much fun, that you have to get close to all of your subjects in order to photograph them. I got this lens not for my Über camera (the Canon 6D) but for my so-called Party camera: the Fujifilm X-m1. I call it…

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