My images got boring

Are you sometimes not happy with the images you have recently taken? Last week I definitely was. I felt bored by my own work while I was shooting as well as when I looked at the final images at home. Mainly focussing on what would get me likes on Instagram

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Silhouettes of Taipei – A mini-series

Most of us probably don’t have any big projects going on or have someone hiring them for their work. This means that you are free to shoot whatever you like. While this gives you the possibility to be as creative as you can be, creative constraints often help you to

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Time and street photography

Time is obviously the most important factor when it comes to any kind of photography. From the exposure itself, the time of day to the age we are living in today. They all have an immense impact on your photography. There is another time aspect which is important but is

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Be selective

There’s a saying that 90 percent of what street photographers shoot is crap. You are supposed to have a high output rate and shoot everything you see. I am of a different opinion though. I think that being selective about what you shoot helps you to capture meaningful scenes that

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A subject matter

I had a problem last week. I’ve been thinking a lot about my photography and photography in general. Questioning my aspirations towards my images made think about every shot and it’s subject before I would press down the shutter button. That’s a bad thing, maybe one of the worst. It

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Moving like a creep

One of the most important things in street photography is being at the right place at the right time. Especially in the beginning it’s hard to be around situations that would make a great image. The most obvious approach for moving on the streets would be to just choose a

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Night-time street photography

The weather last week hasn’t been great. A layer of grey, light-robbing clouds has been lying over the city nearly every day. Barely finding time to photograph anyway, this didn’t exactly motivate me to go outside. So what could I do? Well, at night it doesn’t really matter if it’s

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Back to basics

We all still remember the time when we were absolute beginners – the time when we still struggled with the basics. You’re obsessed about improving your photography, so you’re looking for tons of videos, tutorials and books on how to get your aperture, shutter speed and ISO right. Over time

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Focus on the details

We’re often after the obvious. We see a person whose look is intriguing to us so we take an image of him or her. But often it’s worth thinking twice about what exactly is interesting before hitting the shutter button. Closing in on a certain detail often makes an image

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The difference of photography

Photography is different from a lot of other art forms. It is accessible to everyone and everyone can photograph anything. Whereas painting for example always has a technical aspect to it, with photography that falls away for the most part. Of course you have to know your camera and know

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Photoless photowalks – Stay creative

You probably know this as well. There are some days where things just don’t seem to be in your favour. There’s no good light, the people are not interesting and there’s nothing going on in front of your lens that could let you be creative in any way.   A

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Maintain your style when travelling

There’s something that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. Just having come back from a trip to Taiwan and China I realised that my style there was different from the images back home. Strolling through my Instagram feed I got the feeling that this happens to quite a few

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