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WIP: My new photography portfolio

Couple weeks back I started to work on my new portfolio design. Progress has been slow, and this is what I have so far. I thought I’d share it:


Index of images

Zoom of selected image

Browsing thru images can be done with the arrows on the left and the right and clicking on an image will give you a larger version of the image. Nice and simple.

I’m not quite done yet as I think I’d like to have one large image for the background. I hope you like it and if not let me know what I should improve.

Oh and in case you want to get a sneak preview of the site, you can check it out at http://www.jeffreydefotograaf.nl

Two lomo images

A while ago I edited two images to create a lomo effect and I thought I’d share them with you. I followed the tutorial that I  found here

Here are the images, let me know what you think!

Back once more? Lets hope so!

So yeah, I know I’ve been absent for some time, whether it’s for good reason or not, I don’t know. I suppose I’ve just been too busy with other stuff and been neglecting the one thing I probably love the most in live, and that’s being creative (well apart from family, girlfriend and friends — before you come and start bitching with me ;)).

My project, Project 365, was one big failure. I was too enthusiastic when I started it. Not that there’s anything wrong with being enthusiastic, I just didn’t think it thru well enough I guess. I thought it would be easy, you know, write a bit everyday, take a picture etc. But there’s a whole lot more to it then I initially thought. Boy was I wrong about how easy it would be! Anywho, I guess I did learn from it after all. I mean, I now know actually how much work there comes with it, with such a project. Normally I’m not busy photographing everyday, and for once I actually had to. So besides my job, my girlfriend who needs attention, my friends whom I like to spend time with and my other hobbies I had to photograph each and everyday AND write about it. And honestly, I’ve never been a good writer. I lack the skills to properly describe certain aspects of a subject, and thus it makes me a lousy tutor. I mean after all, that’s what I was trying to be. But I guess that in the end, it doesn’t really matter if a personal project fails or not. I mean you’ll learn from it no matter what.

I think that I’ll probably come up with some crazy project this year, and I’ll try to be more … realistic then the last time. There are a couple things I’d like to do this year, and that’s get my head around the different methods of portrait photography. I know there’s still tons for me to learn, I just have to find time to do it. But all in good time! I also just need a place of my own (with my girlfriend), which is hopefully soon. If you’ve read my previous posts, you’ll probably have read that my girlfriend and I are trying to get our own place to live. Still dealing with the mortgage 🙂 When we’ve our own place, my possibilities are endless! I’ll finally have space to set up a decent studio. At the moment I’m kinda running pretty damn short on space. I haven’t nearly as much space  as I’d like to have — but I suppose us photographers never have! I guess this all for tonight, time to lay next to my little monster (a.k.a girlfriend) and go to sleep.

So with all that out of the way, I’m hoping this year will bring us all some good. So even though it’s already the 19th of January, I hope you’ll have a happy/good new year!

Photography T-Shirts

I found this page where they sell some pretty cool photography T-Shirts. Now you can show off — without your camera strapped around your neck — you’re a photographer. Chicks will adore you like some god … or not. Either way, they look cool. I actually bought two of them:

I especially like the first one, it looks worn. And the other one, well I guess I’ll wear it when I’m going as a stealthy urban sniper (I’m sure no one will notice the colors!)

Fear not, for I have returned!

I apologise for not writing and updating for over almost a week! My girlfriend and I have been looking at apartments for quite some time and we’ve finally spotted something that suit our taste, it’s a fancy one I promise you that! So as you can imagine it has been a little bit hectic lately. Project 365 hasn’t been updated and neither has {WW}. But .. dear readers, I promise I’ll make it up to you! Tomorrow I’ll have a great post and I’ll post a new entry of {WW}. I have some very interesting links for you 😉

Just now I also decided to create a new Blog which is targeted at Dutch people. The meaning of the other blog is mainly as point of interest for contractors where I can show of my portfolio when I decide to make one and hopefully get some contract work thru there. And as you probably noticed I tried out a new theme, hope you like this one better than the old one. I certainly do!

Once more I apologise and hopefully you’ll check back tomorrow for the promised new posts. See you then!

Zoom Experience

Zoom Experience is a yearly exhibition about Digital Photography in the Netherlands, Utrecht, and I’ll be attending! They’ll be show casing the latest of Nikon and Canon products, and Adobe will also be present. According to the website there will also be workshops you may attend (I’ll be writing reviews about them).

There are several events, such as a sporty snowboard, a catwalk and a car show (including smokin’ hot girls …) and best of all, we may all photograph it/them! I’ll be posting photo’s after the exhibition, so stay tuned!

You can order tickets right here.