EDUCATION

My two passions are photography (but you've probably already guessed that one :) ) and teaching. I just love to inspire people and teach them how to make the most of a situation in the field. Seeing that smile appear on their faces, is my biggest reward! I tend to do this by giving lectures on national and international events, roadshows, books, workshops, online courses, photography tours and also by teaching in an own photography school I've just started. As you can see, if I can pass on my experience...I am happy to do so :-) . 

If you are looking for the direct link to the (dutch) website with my workshops and books...click here 

 

SPEAKING EVENTS

From "the best of..." to educational talks on how to gain new heights within your evolution as a photographer.

Any lecture, existing or custom-made, can be booked using the contact form.

IN GENERAL: NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY

  • An educational and informative talk in which I'll guide you through the different disciplines of Nature Photography. From Landscapes, Macro, Abstractions and Wild Animals to the Graphic element. With loads of information about the how, what and why.

AN EYE FOR IMAGE

  • An educational & inspiring talk in which I show you different rules of composition, how to use color to convey a feeling, the circle of succes and much more. 

DRIVEN BY PASSION

  • An inspiring talk: the road I walked and ups and downs I've experienced in becoming a fultime nature photographer. Featuring a lot of images from 'the early days' of Microstock, events and portrait photography.

NAMIBIA / Deep South: a best of

BEAUTIFUL JAPAN: a best of

LIGHTROOM SEMINAR

  • During this demo you will learn how to effectively use the Library Module and the Develop Module. I'll show you how to manage the archive by means of filters and metadata, how you can use collections in your favor, which processing tools exist and how you can use those tools to edit photos in a creative way!
  • This demo can be booked in a two-hour or four-hour (extended) session.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS

Since 2014 I've been guiding several photography tours to countries worldwide on a (two)-yearly base:

ostrich or common ostrich (Struthio camelus)ostrich or common ostrich (Struthio camelus)Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park
  • Winter Wildlife in Japan
  • Dalmatian Pelicans in Greece
  • Namibia: Deep South
  • Costa Rica
  • Workshops Northern Gannets in Germany
  • Birds of the Shetlands and Puffins on Fair Isle
  • Predators in Cabarceno Nature Park, Spain
  • The Galapagos
  • Colors of the Canadian Rockies

All tours can be booked through STARLING TOURS. 

 

WORKSHOPS | BOOKS | ONLINE COURSES | PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOOL [dutch only]

To keep motivating and inspiring upcoming photographers I wrote a few books. First, a hands-on tutorial on how to use Lightroom. The others (Oog voor Beeld, cfr Eye for the image) are both filled with tips & tricks on how to improve your photography. 'Forget about your subject', 'use the wrong lens' & 'the focus ring method' are just a few that are covered. Maybe, when I have a lot of time left, I'll translate these books to English :) .

Also the Photography School Community, I've recently started, my workshops, and online courses are only available in dutch.