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Gert-Jan Mes
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. A organic potato transformed into art. Photographed against a black background with just one light. You're a freaking magician if you can sell this for €1 million. Well played Kevin Abosch, well played.
Celebrity photographer Kevin Abosch reports that he sold this photo of an organic photo for over $1 million US dollars.
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Ik bezorg de koper van de foto een mud aardappelen voor de helft van de prijs die hij voor deze foto heeft betaald! 
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Another shot from my Amsterdam city walk.

1/250 f/1.8 ISO 800

#Amsterdam #StreetPhotography
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Did a composite in Photoshop for my daughter's Christmas wish with her horse Duchess.
Used the new +PixelSquid service to incorporate some 3D Christmas elements.

#Photoshop #Christmas 
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Nice. Well done.
Merrie Christmas :P
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Great tip for portrait photographers form Peter 'Shabang' Hurley +Peter Hurley. Hold a sub to prevent akward arm posing and a little twitch makes a world of a difference.

#photography   #portraitphotography  
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In France, use a bagette  ;)
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Visualizing video at the speed of light — one trillion frames per second
A MIT camera faster than the speed of light. At 2:10 you can see a scene with light bouncing of a surface, hitting an apple and finally creating a shadow. Fascinating!
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EL-Skyport Plus HS
A major overhaul of the Skyport system from +Elinchrom was long overdue. It's finally here. Please take my money :-)

EL-Skyport Plus HS Features:
• Large LCD with unique, real-time display of remote flash power settings 
• Easy access buttons and Digital Dial for fast setup and control
• 20 Channels*, 4 Groups for Normal and Speed Sync Modes
• Hi-Sync, up to 1/8000sec with Canon and Nikon cameras
• Extended working range up to 656ft (200m) 
• AF Illuminator and sure-lock mounting foot 
• USB port for future-proof upgrades

http://www.elinchrom.com/announcements/Skyport-Plus-HS.html

http://www.thephoblographer.com/2015/10/19/high-speed-sync-is-possible-with-the-new-elinchrom-el-skyport-hs/

#photography   #Elinchrom   #studiophotography  
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Prison Ivy
This is the back of the “Ontsmettings Gebouw” or decontamination wing of the former “Koninklijke Hollandse Lloyd” prison designed in 1918 by architect Evert Breman and the view at my work place in Amsterdam, Holland. It’s now in use as an hotel and restaurant.  The morning sun created beautiful shadow from the ivy against the wall.

#photography   #architecture   #blackandwhite  #B&W
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Don't let the dried flowers in the back fool you, it's Winter. Between the snow storms today, my cat Sylvie enjoyed the sparse sunshine in the our garden.

1/80 sec f/2.8 ISO 100 125mm (variable ND used)

#caturday
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Always something interesting to shoot in Amsterdam.
1/80 sec f/1.8 ISO 800

#Amsterdam #StreetPhotography
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I feel the holidays coming with this commercial from Sainsbury's

The behind the scenes:https://youtu.be/_TKU7U6jkY8
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Holland is covered in thick fog and is always a great photo opportunity during sunrise. This photo is taken tonight next to a nearby lane. The streaks of light are from passing cars and blended by the water droplets.

35 mm 2 seconds at f/11 ISO 50
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Idd, erg mooi.
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Elinchrom ELB-400
Tried out my new +Elinchrom ELB-400 battery pack with Pro head together with my daughter on a cable ride with a low afternoon sun. Used high speed sync or super sync at 1/4000 sec necessary for using a shallow depth of field and conquer the harsh ambient light. At such a high speed, you lose a lot of power but no sweat for the (bare) Pro head and the ELB-400.

Did the high speed sync with the Yongnuo YN-622C trigger attached with a good old sync cable to the ELB-400 and on my Canon 5D Mark III another YN-622C that enabled highspeed in the external speedlight menu in the camera. 

This current configuration is hopefully not needed anymore in the near future, because Elinchrom and Phottix are collaborating with Sekonic to establish a common standard for wireless lighting devices including high speed sync. All thanks to teaming up with +Marketing MacGroup 

http://www.lightingrumours.com/elinchrom-phottix-sekonic-7510

"Skyport radio transmitter, which will include manual fast sync speed functionality, a bit like PocketWizard’s HyperSync"

50mm at f/2.8
1/4000 sec ISO 100

#photography   #elinchrom   #studiophotography  
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+Hans Spaans​ maybe you're right. I normally don't do more than 30% - 50% fill flash but in this case the light from the sun was so harsh, her face became dark and milky. But definitely a reason to do more shoots and learn from my mistakes.
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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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