Marineren of niet?

Marineren of niet?

Het is een vaak gehoord woord als het over het editen van je straatfoto's gaat: marineren.

De stelling is dat je je foto's eerst bijvoorbeeld een half jaar moet laten rusten voordat je een keuze gaat maken. Het idee is dat je dan pas emotioneel 'los' komt van je foto en beter kunt beoordelen of de kwaliteit goed is.

Flash debut

Yesterday I met Fernando Pires Coulho In Amsterdam. We did some street walking but more street photography talking. At some point we decided that it was time for using the flash on the street. I use the Olympus OMD5 with the flash that came with the camera. A small flash that you put on the hot shoe.

It was fun to do. I felt comfortable using the flash. I was absolutely more visible of course and I heard some surprised reactions.  I am planning to do this more often.

I am satisfied with this photo. These people were waiting in the line to visit the Anne Frank museum. It was cold with a strong wind. The woman took shelter under the man's coat. 

Photowalk Amsterdam with Thomas Leuthard and friends

Saturday December 6th 2014 I had a meeting with Thomas Leuthard and I invited some street photography friends to join for a photowalk. Thomas was one of the persons that inspired me when I started to do street photography in 2010. And he is still inspiring me. I had a wonderful day and a head full of good memories!
I can recommend to organize a (street) photowalk with friends. Facebook is a fantastic way of having contact with photography friends all over the world, but for me the meetings in real life are the most precious. To see others shoot on the street, to talk about each others photos and dreams, to have a stop in a local pub and most of all to have fun together!