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Capturing the paparazzi feeling – Vincent de Groot – Black & White Photography Article

Capturing the paparazzi feeling – Vincent de Groot While visiting Ethiopia some fellow travelers joined me on a walk in the streets of Harar. Soon they found out that for me photography is serious and not just in for tourist snapshots. They asked about the camera I am using and what type of photo’s I produce. They looked how I make photo’s and became inspired. Soon they started to take also photos with their cameras and smartphones. When I saw…

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Identity crisis… – Black & White Photography Article

Identity crisis… Up to now I worked in black and white, in my work there always are people. Last weeks I have been posting more abstract work. I am not sure if this is what I really like, as of today it fascinates me a lot to show the exceptional in simple things easily overseen. Tumringen – Germany jQuery(document).ready(function($) { if(typeof(gg_galleries_init) == “function”) {gg_galleries_init(“5eef29b791adc”); }}); On the G.A.S. side I am back now on the Canon Track, just picked up…

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A sad Airbnb – Vincent de Groot – Black & White Photography Article

A sad Airbnb – Vincent de Groot Last Saturday I arrived in a new Airbnb apartment in Switzerland, I had to move. Outside it was raining and I felt somehow sad and depressed. Things here are not very fancy, it is just ugly. At some point I started to see a strange kind of beauty around me. This beauty made me to pick-up my camera that was resting for weeks in the bag. What you see here is what I saw,…

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The power of the square format – Black & White Photography Article

The power of the square format In portraits it all is about the person and expression shown. Some portraits clearly benefit from the square format, they get more powerful. By choosing the square format the features of the face get more attention and the character of the person becomes more relevant. This portrait has been made in a house entrance, the background almost is pure black and helps to put even more focus on the man shown. More portraits can…

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Manual mode and DOF – Vincent de Groot – Black & White Photography Article

Manual mode and DOF – Vincent de Groot A few days ago I posted a tip to motivate to use the manual mode. A comment in dutch, was that sometimes one want to play with DOF (Depth of Field). The video in the post post is staring with shutter speed then the f-stop. This method works very good street photography and allows to create a consistent look for series of images made in various directions. Of course it also is…

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Color: I start to like it! – Black & White Photography Article

Color: I start to like it! In another post I explained why I started publishing color photos. Today I took one from the Ethiopia trip and let the colors play. The colors in the original RAW file where too poppy for my taste, I carefully reduced them and this is what could make out of it. For my taste this is the kind of color I am looking for in my photos. One of the visitors of this blog (Stefan)…

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What comes after the G.A.S.? – Black & White Photography Article

What comes after the G.A.S.? G.A.S. what the hell is that??? Well let me explain, it is the so-called Gear Acquisition Syndrome, a problem a lot of people who want to take (great) photos suffer from. Mostly it are men but, some women also might be affected. I had it as well; bought too much far too expensive stuff to take photo’s with. At some point it was enough, this point was reached when back in 2007, I planned…

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