Update: Depth of Field explained

I felt like being a “geek” lately. Hence, I wrote a static page on depth of field (click here to go there). It is quite technical, and even some mathematics is used! Don’t be afraid though: I have added some explanatory drawings, which might help you understand. This page is part of the “Advanced knowledge” section, so it

Review: AF Nikon 50 mm f/1.4D (vs AF-S Nikon 35 mm f/1.8G)

Two and a half years ago, I bought my first prime lens. A Nikon 35 mm AF-S f1.8 G. I loved it! I did projects allowing myself only to use this lens. A few months back, I bought my second “prime”, the Nikon 50 mm AF f1.4 D, a.k.a. The Nifty Fifty. And what a great lens this is! Loving both lenses

Reflectors – A cheap second light source

I wanted a second flash and soft box for the photo in this post, which is costly. Luckily, there is a cheap alternative for fill up light: a reflector! I decided to buy one in a Chinese web-shop and see if it worked out. Honestly, I was quite surprised! I needed to wait for two and a half weeks for delivery (shipment from Hong Kong

Update: Focal length explained

In the past month, I have been working on a new static page besides the weekly blogs: A page explaining the basics of “Focal length“. This page can be found in the menu: Roadmap to Photography -> The Fundamentals -> Focal length, or by simply clicking here. Those who are sharp, and familiar to this website, might have

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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