Crawley Edge Boatshed on Flickr.finally got around to photographing the crawley boatshed this afternoon. this is the result!

Crawley Edge Boatshed on Flickr.

finally got around to photographing the crawley boatshed this afternoon. this is the result!

So I was walking in Bruges and this caught my eye.

So I was walking in Bruges and this caught my eye.

So today was a lazy Saturday for me. Did not want to do any work.
Having not taken almost no pictures lately I decided to get off my butt explore some areas of Maastricht which i had never been to before.

Went out with my Nikon D80 with the 11-16 f/2.8 mounted on it along with a circular polarizer. Took maybe 15 shots total, was not to happy with them in general but this came out well.

One thing I learned today though, DO NOT USE A CIRCULAR POLARIZER TOGETHER WITH A PROTECTIVE FILTER ON A ULTRA-WIDE LENS!
The vignetting was terrible! D:

So today was a lazy Saturday for me. Did not want to do any work.

Having not taken almost no pictures lately I decided to get off my butt explore some areas of Maastricht which i had never been to before.



Went out with my Nikon D80 with the 11-16 f/2.8 mounted on it along with a circular polarizer. Took maybe 15 shots total, was not to happy with them in general but this came out well.



One thing I learned today though, DO NOT USE A CIRCULAR POLARIZER TOGETHER WITH A PROTECTIVE FILTER ON A ULTRA-WIDE LENS!

The vignetting was terrible! D:

What do you do with $8000?

One thing you could do is buy the D3x, Nikon’s 24.5 megapixel flagship DSLR.

The D3x is a camera that EVERY photographer (okay those who shoot Nikon) dreams about shooting with. A couple of months ago, I was lucky enough to be able to shoot with such a beast of a camera. It belonged to a friend who is also a photographer and a member of the Porsche Club. When I first saw the camera, I could not believe that I was actually looking at a D3x. I had an even harder time believing I was actually holding a D3x when he handed it over to me. Sure I was surrounded by Porsche’s and Ferrari’s but I didn’t really care, I see them every weekend, the D3x on the other hand was far rarer.

Anyway, I shot around 34 shots and this was one of them. It is a Porsche 911 Targa which has been perfectly restored. Shot at f/6.3 cause I wanted the  large depth of field. Minimal processing applied, just the b/w conversion.
Oh right, I had the Nikon 105 f/2.8 VR Micro lens mounted on the camera, incredibly sharp lens!

What do you do with $8000?



One thing you could do is buy the D3x, Nikon’s 24.5 megapixel flagship DSLR.



The D3x is a camera that EVERY photographer (okay those who shoot Nikon) dreams about shooting with. A couple of months ago, I was lucky enough to be able to shoot with such a beast of a camera. It belonged to a friend who is also a photographer and a member of the Porsche Club. When I first saw the camera, I could not believe that I was actually looking at a D3x. I had an even harder time believing I was actually holding a D3x when he handed it over to me. Sure I was surrounded by Porsche’s and Ferrari’s but I didn’t really care, I see them every weekend, the D3x on the other hand was far rarer.



Anyway, I shot around 34 shots and this was one of them. It is a Porsche 911 Targa which has been perfectly restored. Shot at f/6.3 cause I wanted the  large depth of field. Minimal processing applied, just the b/w conversion.

Oh right, I had the Nikon 105 f/2.8 VR Micro lens mounted on the camera, incredibly sharp lens!

“The Best Camera Is The One That’s With You.”

Ever hear of that saying? I came across it a couple of months ago while looking through Chase Jarvis’ website. That quote has stuck in my head ever since.

One day last November, that phrase was floating around in my head so I decided to bring my Nikon D80 with the Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens (I wanted something light and compact) with me when I went for lunch at my University as I had not taken almost any photos in A LONG time. On my way back, as I was biking home from the University, there was a lone bike parked in front of brick wall of an apartment building which caught my eye. So I decided to take a couple quick shots of it.

This photo is the result.

The Best Camera Is The One That’s With You.”



Ever hear of that saying? I came across it a couple of months ago while looking through Chase Jarvis’ website. That quote has stuck in my head ever since.



One day last November, that phrase was floating around in my head so I decided to bring my Nikon D80 with the Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens (I wanted something light and compact) with me when I went for lunch at my University as I had not taken almost any photos in A LONG time. On my way back, as I was biking home from the University, there was a lone bike parked in front of brick wall of an apartment building which caught my eye. So I decided to take a couple quick shots of it.



This photo is the result.

Yesterday I spend the day in Amsterdam with a friend of mine from Manila who is also studying here in Holland. I was expecting to take A LOT of pictures yesterday as I’ve never really been to Amsterdam (okay…. i lied a bit.. i have, but it was around 6 years ago or something, and i can’t remember ANYTHING at all). Brought all my gear with me, the 70-200 f/2.8, 50mm f/1.8, 28-75 f/2.8, and my newest addition the 11-16 f/2.8. Well….. I didn’t need half of what i brought. I mainly used the 50 f/1.8 and the 11-16 f/2.8 as I have not really shot much with the lens yet.

Surprisingly, I ended up not taking many shots at all; 36 in total to be exact. Half of those shots were well…… not really usable due to camera shake from using a shutter of 1/13th on a 50mm lens… which was a stupid idea. One shot did come out quite well though and that was this one! Taken while we were having dinner.I just loved how the light fell on her or in this case, her hands holding the cup of hot coco.  Lighting was provided by a single incandescent bulb directly over the table. I wanted to throw out the background and get some nice bokeh so i used a aperture of f/2.2.

Yesterday I spend the day in Amsterdam with a friend of mine from Manila who is also studying here in Holland. I was expecting to take A LOT of pictures yesterday as I’ve never really been to Amsterdam (okay…. i lied a bit.. i have, but it was around 6 years ago or something, and i can’t remember ANYTHING at all). Brought all my gear with me, the 70-200 f/2.8, 50mm f/1.8, 28-75 f/2.8, and my newest addition the 11-16 f/2.8. Well….. I didn’t need half of what i brought. I mainly used the 50 f/1.8 and the 11-16 f/2.8 as I have not really shot much with the lens yet.

Surprisingly, I ended up not taking many shots at all; 36 in total to be exact. Half of those shots were well…… not really usable due to camera shake from using a shutter of 1/13th on a 50mm lens… which was a stupid idea. One shot did come out quite well though and that was this one! Taken while we were having dinner.I just loved how the light fell on her or in this case, her hands holding the cup of hot coco.  Lighting was provided by a single incandescent bulb directly over the table. I wanted to throw out the background and get some nice bokeh so i used a aperture of f/2.2.

Crawley Edge Boatshed on Flickr.finally got around to photographing the crawley boatshed this afternoon. this is the result!

Crawley Edge Boatshed on Flickr.

finally got around to photographing the crawley boatshed this afternoon. this is the result!

So I was walking in Bruges and this caught my eye.

So I was walking in Bruges and this caught my eye.

So today was a lazy Saturday for me. Did not want to do any work.
Having not taken almost no pictures lately I decided to get off my butt explore some areas of Maastricht which i had never been to before.

Went out with my Nikon D80 with the 11-16 f/2.8 mounted on it along with a circular polarizer. Took maybe 15 shots total, was not to happy with them in general but this came out well.

One thing I learned today though, DO NOT USE A CIRCULAR POLARIZER TOGETHER WITH A PROTECTIVE FILTER ON A ULTRA-WIDE LENS!
The vignetting was terrible! D:

So today was a lazy Saturday for me. Did not want to do any work.

Having not taken almost no pictures lately I decided to get off my butt explore some areas of Maastricht which i had never been to before.



Went out with my Nikon D80 with the 11-16 f/2.8 mounted on it along with a circular polarizer. Took maybe 15 shots total, was not to happy with them in general but this came out well.



One thing I learned today though, DO NOT USE A CIRCULAR POLARIZER TOGETHER WITH A PROTECTIVE FILTER ON A ULTRA-WIDE LENS!

The vignetting was terrible! D:

What do you do with $8000?

One thing you could do is buy the D3x, Nikon’s 24.5 megapixel flagship DSLR.

The D3x is a camera that EVERY photographer (okay those who shoot Nikon) dreams about shooting with. A couple of months ago, I was lucky enough to be able to shoot with such a beast of a camera. It belonged to a friend who is also a photographer and a member of the Porsche Club. When I first saw the camera, I could not believe that I was actually looking at a D3x. I had an even harder time believing I was actually holding a D3x when he handed it over to me. Sure I was surrounded by Porsche’s and Ferrari’s but I didn’t really care, I see them every weekend, the D3x on the other hand was far rarer.

Anyway, I shot around 34 shots and this was one of them. It is a Porsche 911 Targa which has been perfectly restored. Shot at f/6.3 cause I wanted the  large depth of field. Minimal processing applied, just the b/w conversion.
Oh right, I had the Nikon 105 f/2.8 VR Micro lens mounted on the camera, incredibly sharp lens!

What do you do with $8000?



One thing you could do is buy the D3x, Nikon’s 24.5 megapixel flagship DSLR.



The D3x is a camera that EVERY photographer (okay those who shoot Nikon) dreams about shooting with. A couple of months ago, I was lucky enough to be able to shoot with such a beast of a camera. It belonged to a friend who is also a photographer and a member of the Porsche Club. When I first saw the camera, I could not believe that I was actually looking at a D3x. I had an even harder time believing I was actually holding a D3x when he handed it over to me. Sure I was surrounded by Porsche’s and Ferrari’s but I didn’t really care, I see them every weekend, the D3x on the other hand was far rarer.



Anyway, I shot around 34 shots and this was one of them. It is a Porsche 911 Targa which has been perfectly restored. Shot at f/6.3 cause I wanted the  large depth of field. Minimal processing applied, just the b/w conversion.

Oh right, I had the Nikon 105 f/2.8 VR Micro lens mounted on the camera, incredibly sharp lens!

“The Best Camera Is The One That’s With You.”

Ever hear of that saying? I came across it a couple of months ago while looking through Chase Jarvis’ website. That quote has stuck in my head ever since.

One day last November, that phrase was floating around in my head so I decided to bring my Nikon D80 with the Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens (I wanted something light and compact) with me when I went for lunch at my University as I had not taken almost any photos in A LONG time. On my way back, as I was biking home from the University, there was a lone bike parked in front of brick wall of an apartment building which caught my eye. So I decided to take a couple quick shots of it.

This photo is the result.

The Best Camera Is The One That’s With You.”



Ever hear of that saying? I came across it a couple of months ago while looking through Chase Jarvis’ website. That quote has stuck in my head ever since.



One day last November, that phrase was floating around in my head so I decided to bring my Nikon D80 with the Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens (I wanted something light and compact) with me when I went for lunch at my University as I had not taken almost any photos in A LONG time. On my way back, as I was biking home from the University, there was a lone bike parked in front of brick wall of an apartment building which caught my eye. So I decided to take a couple quick shots of it.



This photo is the result.

Yesterday I spend the day in Amsterdam with a friend of mine from Manila who is also studying here in Holland. I was expecting to take A LOT of pictures yesterday as I’ve never really been to Amsterdam (okay…. i lied a bit.. i have, but it was around 6 years ago or something, and i can’t remember ANYTHING at all). Brought all my gear with me, the 70-200 f/2.8, 50mm f/1.8, 28-75 f/2.8, and my newest addition the 11-16 f/2.8. Well….. I didn’t need half of what i brought. I mainly used the 50 f/1.8 and the 11-16 f/2.8 as I have not really shot much with the lens yet.

Surprisingly, I ended up not taking many shots at all; 36 in total to be exact. Half of those shots were well…… not really usable due to camera shake from using a shutter of 1/13th on a 50mm lens… which was a stupid idea. One shot did come out quite well though and that was this one! Taken while we were having dinner.I just loved how the light fell on her or in this case, her hands holding the cup of hot coco.  Lighting was provided by a single incandescent bulb directly over the table. I wanted to throw out the background and get some nice bokeh so i used a aperture of f/2.2.

Yesterday I spend the day in Amsterdam with a friend of mine from Manila who is also studying here in Holland. I was expecting to take A LOT of pictures yesterday as I’ve never really been to Amsterdam (okay…. i lied a bit.. i have, but it was around 6 years ago or something, and i can’t remember ANYTHING at all). Brought all my gear with me, the 70-200 f/2.8, 50mm f/1.8, 28-75 f/2.8, and my newest addition the 11-16 f/2.8. Well….. I didn’t need half of what i brought. I mainly used the 50 f/1.8 and the 11-16 f/2.8 as I have not really shot much with the lens yet.

Surprisingly, I ended up not taking many shots at all; 36 in total to be exact. Half of those shots were well…… not really usable due to camera shake from using a shutter of 1/13th on a 50mm lens… which was a stupid idea. One shot did come out quite well though and that was this one! Taken while we were having dinner.I just loved how the light fell on her or in this case, her hands holding the cup of hot coco.  Lighting was provided by a single incandescent bulb directly over the table. I wanted to throw out the background and get some nice bokeh so i used a aperture of f/2.2.

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HELLO! Welcome to my blog! I'll be posting various shots I've taken, how they were taken, and all sorts of other stuff related to photography! If you don't know who I am please read below! :)
I'm Julian van Heeswijk. I'm 18 years old. Currently residing in the Netherlands. I've been doing photography for for around 2.5 years now. Self-taught. I shoot all kinds of subjects though prefer portrait, fashion, cars. Photography is a hobby of mine which I love. OH right, and I'm a Nikon guy!

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