Ten reasons to start a photography challenge

Eventually, almost every photographer encounters it… “photography challenges”. Photographers challenge themselves, or others, to take a series of photos. Sometimes 365 pictures: one picture for every day of the year. Or 52 black and white pictures: one picture each week. These “challenges” are little projects done for multiple reasons. In December 2014 Teresa challenged me: Five black and white pictures, no strict rules. I decided

Five things photographers can learn from painters

While the oldest paintings date back to the cave paintings 40.000 years ago, photography only goes back a few hundred years. Hence are most (or every?) “rules” about composition and usage of colours discovered by scientists and painters in the old days. Photographers gladly capitalize on the rich history of the art of painting and have become a new wave of

Painting with photographs – (The great works of Marjolein Linders)

My family is full of creative spirits. For example my grandfather, he is the real Inspector Gadget, inventing many things to help him with his chores. Other examples are some of my cousins, who are musicians. One of my nieces is a photographer, and another one is an artist, as in Art. Her work is lovely, she paints, she draws with charcoal, she prints..

Self-reflection – The follow-up

Previously I wrote on self-reflection. To start the year 2015, I want to give you an example of how I am looking to improve, and what my goals are. In this blog I will take a close look at some of my pictures and look for improvements. This is a long read, and actually I have written

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