Blog 15: The Orton Effect

November 01, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
The Orton effect One of the questions I get asked very often is; how come some of your photographs have such a dreamy look to them? Well, I am always searching for the magic that was so apparent when I was a little kid that sometimes I want my photographs to reflect that magic. To do this, I use something called the Orton effect. The Orton effect g...
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Blog 14: Getting rid of eyebags

October 26, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Bags under your eyes might be one of the most unflattering things in portrait photography. Everybody has them, caused by stress sleeplessness or worrying. Fortunately for us, it is quite easy to get rid of them, without having to smear a thick layer of makeup on our models, using Photoshop! Let me tell you how. As usual, we start by opening the...
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Blog 13: The wonderful world of filter systems

January 19, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Introduction As a (landscape)photographer you will encounter them sooner or later: filters. Get up early in the morning, put some water in the machine, add a filter and some coffee.. Sorry, wrong kind of filter. Of course, this blog is not about coffee filters, this blog is about the filters you can use to improve your photographs. Too often you wi...
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Blog 12: RAW vs JPEG

May 04, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Blog 12: RAW vs JPEG RAW and JPEG. Every photographer will have to deal with these file types at some point. But what do they mean, and how do they differ? In this blog, I want to tell you about JPEG and RAW and which one to use when. RAW en JPEG The very moment a digital camera takes a photograph, all kinds of processes are activated inside...
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Blog 11: What are megapixels and why should I care?

February 26, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
The past decade, all camera manufacturers have been waging what we photographers call a “megapixel war”. One week, a brand would release a 10 megapixel camera, the next week a competitor would release a camera with 15 megapixels. The term “megapixel”, also revered to as MP, has become somewhat of an sales pitch in itself. But what is a megapixel an...
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