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Gert-Jan Mes
Works at SBS broadcasting
Lives in Almere, The Netherlands
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Great photography wisdom for people earning a living with photography:

“People will NEVER pay a lot of money for photography when they can do it themselves at home for less. Now, excuse me while I finish this $5 coffee from Starbucks”

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Snapseed
Experimenting a little with the awesome free photo app Google Snapseed, my no#1 postprocessing tool on phone and tablet for years. Some nifty features are recently added and/or revamped, like tonal contrast. This photo is from my last Spring visit to friends with their many kittens.

Camera: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phablet
Postprocessing: Snapseed app (available for both Android and iOS)

#cats #kitten #snapseed #photography 
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It's a very nice app, one of the best. I do use Google Photos internal "auto" modes a lot more though, but those are the same algorithms I presume aa they are both from Google.

Nice picture!
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Sail 2015 Amsterdam - Etoile du Roy
First tall ship, the Etoile du Roy from France, arrived for Sail 2015 Amsterdam.
https://www.sail.nl/en-2015/ships-sail/2015/participatingtallships/etoile-du-roy

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Take your time because public transportion is a chaos. Overcrowded trams, busses and trains. 
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Toonen & Wientjes Workshop
Last Saturday I joined a free workshop from the renowned photographers duo Toonen & Wientjens, famous for their Playboy, FHM and Panorama shoots since the 1990s and sponsored by +CameraNU.nl​​ promoting new Canon equipment in the huge Studio34X in Almere, Holland. 

I was in the 4th and last group of 30 getting the chance of making a shot of the gorgeous and friendly Dutch model Sheena Williams. Due to the rush I only managed to make one quick capture and spent tonight doing some glamour retouching at home. This is the result and the before and after including an behind the scenes inset.

Photo and retouching: Gert-Jan Mes
Model:Sheena Williams
MUA:Tamara Sauer

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+Leendert de Kwaadsteniet wat en? Als dit onderwerp je niet interesseert dan verzoek ik je geen reactie te geven. Als je wilt trollen ben je op Facebook beter af. 
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Cormorant Creativity
I previously wrote about the talented photographer and visual engineer Benjamin Von Wong. His composition are breathtaking and often the shoots are adventures of their own.

This time he amazes us with a recreation of a Cormorant fisherman from China, often photographed and an popular subject on photo site 500px.com.

Cormorant fisherman
https://500px.com/photo/35830534/the-cormorant-fisherman-of-yangshuo-china-by-andrew-yu

For Ballantine's +The VonWong went on a dangerous underwater journey and facing many challenges to photograph at a depth of 30 meter (100 foot) on a toxic layer of hydrogen sulfide to create this masterpiece. Check his blog for a behind the scenes look.

http://www.vonwong.com/blog/underwaterfisherman/

Photo credit by: Benjamin Von Wong

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Food Booth
Not completely safe for the untrained stomach but you've got to love the mobile food booths you can see throughout Asia. This photo is from my recent trip to Phang Nga province in southern Thailand.

#streetphotography   #Thailand  
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Thank you +The Sarojin for the unforgettable stay we had last week in suite 608. So much unsurpassed hospitality and friendliness was very important to us. I made this photo from the Ficus restaurant the other night and is one of our memories from an amazing trip.
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Sail 2015 Amsterdam

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Sail Amsterdam 2015
First photo of Sail 2015 Amsterdam during a short work break. I'm fortunate to work along the IJ lake (formerly a bay), the location for the Sail events. After work I'm going to spend some time to capture some of the (tall) ships form the Golden Age.

SAIL Amsterdam is the largest free public event in the world and takes place in and around Amsterdam’s IJ-haven (harbor) from Wednesday 19 until Sunday 23 August 2015.
https://www.sail.nl/EN-2015

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Fijn, zo zie ik er ook nog wat van.
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Almost caturday
Brought my daughter for two weeks together with her horse to friends of us with a horse stable and plenty of space to enjoy her summer away from the city. They somehow always have kittens when we visit and couldn't resist snapping some shots with my phone.

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beautiful shot and cute cats!
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Proud of my little girl. Just had her graduation ceremony.  On her way to her next adventure!
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Congratulations!
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Thai Beauty
Snapped some photos of butterflies on my hotel balcony and quickly transferred one to my iPad. Maybe +Roland Nagtegaal knows the brand and serial number ;-) of this common beauty.
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Wonderful!
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Independent software engineer, avid photographer, aviation fan and animal friend
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- Independent software engineer with passion for photography, aviation and animals. Family man for wife, daughter, dog and 5 cats.
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Before the full time nerdy stuff, traveled the world for 17 years filming exotic location for international TV stations.
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Software engineer Microsoft and Apple technology
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C#,C++,Objective C, Cocoa software engineer
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  • SBS broadcasting
    Software Engineer, present
  • Moog Inc (Motion Control Systems, Simulation, Robotics)
    Software Engineer, present
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