Focus stacking in landscape photography

pink tulips at sunset using focus stacking

Have you ever taken a photo of a landscape with a beautiful foreground, but it was impossible to have both the foreground and the back ground in focus? This is where focus stacking comes in. What is focus stacking and why do you need it? Focus stacking is a technique that is often used in […]

On a photo safari in South Africa – Balule Nature Reserve

Storm cloud over the Olifants river in South Africa

If you want to immerse yourself in Nature, this reserve could be the perfect spot. Where is it? It is close to Hoedspruit, one of the gateways to the Kruger Park and part of the Greater Kruger area. The Greater Kruger area are those reserves that confine with the famous Kruger National Park and where […]

Photographing tulip fields in The Netherlands

I’m from a Dutch family, and even though I’ve been living elsewhere in the last 20 years, I’m always happy to be back. Coming back in spring is even better, because now is the time all the bulbs are flowering! Every year is different as the farmers plant different colours in different fields, create new […]

Things to do in Cape Town – Chapman’s Peak drive

Chapman's Peak drive as seen from Houtbay Harbour

If you like spectacular views, and who doesn’t, then you absolutely have to drive over Chapman’s Peak. This is one of the most beautiful scenic coastal roads in the world. It starts from Houtbay’s beach almost at sea level and run up along the high cliffs towards Noordhoek beach. Picnic or all the way? It […]

Get creative with flower photography

Pink rose on white background

During these days in which we cannot travel or even go out to take photos, I was thinking of how we could take photos when we are at home. Now that spring is arriving here in Italy I would have loved to go out and take photos of the flowers that are blooming. Unfortunately, that […]

6 Tips to make sharper photos

Purple flowers on green background

How many times has this happened to you? You come back from a trip or an excursion where you have taken photos and when you look at your photos full screen, they’re not sharp. Or not sharp where you wanted them to be. This blog post will help you out. With a few simple tricks, […]

Interesting facts about elephants

elephant eating

After I’d been to Africa for a few times, I thought elephants wouldn’t amaze me anymore. You see them quite often on game drives and we think we know most there is to know about them. But every time I notice something I had never noticed before. And what always impresses me, is the size […]

7 Wildlife photography tips and tricks for beginners

elephant bull

There are some occasions in which we can really feel our connection to Nature, and a game drive or safari is such an occasion. If you have never been to a reserve or national park to see the animals up close, you should consider going there. It’s one of the best experiences you could do […]

Things to do in Cape Town: Bloubergstrand

I have been to Bloubergstrand countless time, with and without my camera. If you need some fresh air, this is the place to go. There are days when it’s hard just to stand up because of the strong winds, which is why it’s a favourite spot for kite surfing. The water is cold due to […]

Camera bag review – Think Tank Streetwalker harddrive v2.0 backpack

Once you have a camera and a few lenses, the question that will arise sooner or later is: where am I going to put it while I’m around? The easy answer is of course in a camera bag. A camera bag protects your camera and lenses adequately against bumps, etc. and you will be able […]