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About hansvandam

Er is veel veranderd sinds ik op mijn 9e jaar mijn eerste camera kreeg. Een "clackje" met een heuse geelfilter erin gebouwd. Uitermate modern voor die tijd, zeker wanneer je bedenkt dat het toestel ook nog de keuze bood tussen een opnametijd van 1/25sec en 1/50sec. Je kon er werkelijk alle kanten mee op. De filminleg - een rolletje van 12 stuks 6x6 opnamen, waarbij achterop de camera in een rood venstertje de nummers verschenen - was nog het meest moeilijke. Wat was ik trots op mijn eerste foto die ik na een week kon ophalen bij de plaatselijke fotograaf waar de camera ook gekocht was… THE MAGIC WORLD !!!!! In de nieuwe digitale wereld lijkt alles maakbaar. De essentie blijven zoeken in een beeld en deze op een unieke wijze weergeven met de technische mogelijkheden van vandaag, vraagt een continue blijven volgen van ontwikkelingen. Er gaat echter niets boven ons magistrale oog dat zoveel meer kan zien dan een camera. I love it…. Een dag zonder fotografie is een dag niet beleefd…..

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS

Thanks to the Brothers Grimm and Walt Disney, you know about Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. As a child you can let your imagination run wild. Maybe also as a photographer, because you secretly look around when you suddenly see the chairs of these guys ready. It always appeals to the imagination that ‘red with the white dots’. You immediately sing that song involuntarily. It has indeed been brought up at the beginning. Either at home or at school. Being a child with the children is the best thing there is. It all looks cool and toxic, doesn’t it?

ENJOY!

Fujifilm XPro-2 – XF 23 mm R WR F 2 – ISO 5000 – F 4 – 1/200sec

 

By |26 oktober, 2020|Fotografie, Landschap|0 Comments

GIFT

The autumn season conjures up new colors. Colors that have always been there, but that still surprise you. That’s how I came across these tomatoes with their fantastic colors. It is a moment to enjoy. An unexpected encounter with the beauty of transience. They will soon end up as compost, but for the time being they will shine with their beauty.

ENJOY!

Fujifim XPro-2 – XF 23 mm R WR F 2 – ISO 200 – F 2 – 1/1600sec

By |17 oktober, 2020|Fotografie, Landschap, Natuur|0 Comments

NATURE

I can’t help it, but it’s about nature again. What is it that we always have to go out into nature? It feels like a blessing. This is the time of year for sure, but actually we always feel overwhelmed. Take the green color for example. You keep looking at it. It is not only the shape, but also the intensity of the color. Autumn. Maybe that’s why. You don’t expect them to roll off the trees like this. Within a few days the intensity has already disappeared and you have to wait another year. Nature requires alertness.

ENJOY!

Fujifim XPro-2 – XF 23 mm R WR F 2 – ISO 10000 – F 4 – 1/200sec

 

 

 

 

By |12 oktober, 2020|Fotografie, Landschap|0 Comments

AUTUMN

Autumn has come. The time of the earth colors has arrived. So stroll through the forest and meet old acquaintances. Nature has done it again despite the corona time. Just go your own way. Do what you have to do and don’t let anyone and nothing hinder you. Survive. See who is the strongest. A struggle for the survival of the species. Whoever wins has won. Easy.

ENJOY!

Fujifim XPro-2 – XF 56 mm F 1,2 – MCEX 11 – ISO 400 – F 2,8 – 1/400sec

By |8 oktober, 2020|Fotografie, Landschap|0 Comments

DREAMING

Is it possible to dream away in this time of social media? Maybe we should go out more. Just go. Into the fresh air. Let thoughts come and go. Walking at sunset or at sunrise. Celebrate the day. The rhythm of the wave can accompany you and bring the heart rate down.

ENJOY!

Fujifim XPro-2 – XF 35 mm F 1,4 – ISO 400 – F 5,6 – 1,0sec

By |3 oktober, 2020|Landschap|0 Comments

FREEDOM

If you’ve ever been to Terschelling, you know what I’m talking about. Wandering gives a sense of freedom. And there is plenty of room on this island. Room to wander. You wouldn’t normally say it when you arrive by boat, but the crowd quickly spreads across the various locations.

And at times you don’t see anyone anymore. Roam and

ENJOY!

Canon EOS 20D  – EF 24-70mm F2,8L USM – ISO 100 – F19 – 24mm – 1/125sec – 2007, June.

By |1 oktober, 2020|Landschap|0 Comments

SKY

Every time I come to Terschelling and I lie on my stomach near this monument, I get mesmerized by the cloud mass. Something magical is happening.

You float away like a ship at sea. Very appropriate on an island. A look at a distant past makes you stare into the sky.

ENJOY!

Canon EOS 20D  – EF 24-70mm F2,8L USM – ISO 100 – F4 – 51mm – 1/4000sec – 2007, June.

By |30 september, 2020|Fotografie, Landschap, LIGHT|0 Comments

MOOD

Nowadays a lot is about “mood” in photography. Orange / Teal is in. A matter of adjusting the red slider (+60 Hue -58 Satutation) and the blue slider (-53 Hue) for example. I think people would disapprove of this at the ‘fotovakschool’, although you never know this nowadays.

In any case, it is nice to experience “mood” when recording, when taking the photo. That always supplies an extra dimension to the shoot.

ENJOY!

Canon EOS 5D MarkII – EF 85mm F1,2L II USM – ISO 100 – F 1,2 – 1/8000sec – 2012, June

By |29 september, 2020|Fotografie, Landschap|0 Comments

EARLY

Photography has always been my “thing”. It was early when I started (see my history at http://www.fotografie-hansvandam.nl/about-me/). I have been photographing from my 9th year. Then I got my first camera: one that looked like an Agfa Clack. But this one had a real yellow filter built into it. The only local bungalow on the outskirts of Rotterdam – “look what a beautiful house”, my mother said – was the first to capture. Then we had to wait until the roll of 12 was full. You could see that through a red window on the back. You could also take two shots on top of each other. After a week, at the local photographer, I picked up my first 6 × 6 black-and-whites with a white serrated edge. Feast! I was a photographer ……. on the school trip I covered the match – I chose a low stance for more drama… .. a dream came true. I don’t remember not having worked with photography. Here it was early. With the ferry to Rotterdam. There was fog and then a boat pops up in front of you. Magic.

ENJOY!

Fuji X Pro2 – XF35mmF 1,4R – ISO 200 – F 5,6 – 1/30000sec – 2017, Mrch.

 

By |28 september, 2020|Fotografie, Straatfotografie|0 Comments

WONDER

There are things you can’t get enough of. You keep looking. It’s beyond photography. You’re gone. Like a full moon, for example.

ENJOY!

Fuji X Pro2 – XF35mmF 1,4R – ISO 200 – F 18 – 1/200sec – 2016, Apr.

By |27 september, 2020|Fotografie|0 Comments