Portraits

For project 50mm I went on a completely different route this week, not following the rules of a 52 weeks project at all, but still an amazing result. This weeks photos are made by my six year old daughter Nickita and not by me. I love how she shows interest for photography and how she tries to make great shots. She takes the time to watch and tries to figure out what the best composition is. Not that she is following any photography rules, but it all seems to come natural. So again this weeks entries for project 50mm are made by Nicki. Nicki So this first shot is a selfie made by Nicki. I have to admit that she had a little help from me due to the fact that my Canon 5D with battery grip was a bit too heavy to hold with fully extended arms. But at the end she pointed the camera at herself and gave me directions what to do. The following shots are all made by Nicki without any help. It is fun to see how she supports the heavy camera body and how she waits for the right moment to press the shutter button. The shots are not posed, they were made while we were having dinner at the Greek restaurant. I was about to take some shot for project 50mm when Nicki asked me if she could take some pictures. By the time she was done dinner was served and I forgot all about taking pictures myself. Once at home my wife suggested that it would be fun if I would use our daughters photos. And so I did…. Joan Betty As a bonus I also added a photo she made of me, in the same style as the other shots. Fun […]

Something different for Project 50mm this week. I have been playing with the Greenberg Effect last week and I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. So it was not a difficult decision to go for the same effect for project 50mm. I still have some difficulty with cutting out the hair. I used a clean background with an even light, but it still gave me a hard time. I do like the whole effect and I think these are a good addition to project 50mm. The gallery with the other photos can be found here Nicki Joan Betty  

Fun, that is the theme for this week, laughter and fun, we had a joyful week and a very happy ‘Omie’ due to the fact she is done with the chemotherapy. So the three favourite women in my life, all laughing and happy, what else do I need to wish for. I can’t really say more about this weeks entries. But I assume that, this is enough said. More next week. The gallery with the other photos can be found here Nicki Joan Betty

Week 30 for project 50mm. Mom is feeling a lot better, even while she has the flu. She is a tough lady. With my other girls we did something different this week. Both drinking their (children)cappuccino whilst I was shooting. Joan as usual just being herself. Nicki is getting more and more aware of the camera. Every single week she shows more awareness and for me it is hard to ignore that so it does not show in my photos. But up till now I think I managed quite well. Please judge for yourself and let me know in the comments what you think of it. The gallery with the other photos can be found here Nicki Joan Betty

Yet another week in the project. My mom had her final chemotherapy and she is already improving. All we can do now is hope for the best en I really do hope that she will start to feel a lot better. It is time for her to start smiling again. The photo here shows her on her worst moment during the days after the chemo. So as we like to say; from now on the only way is up. My other girls are just moving on as usually, and they are happy. Especially Nicki is beaming. She shines whole day and I think the picture shows exactly what I talking about. I am running behind for a whole week with the project, but it seems I will be able to catch up this week. But the fact I need to catch up shows how hard it is to maintain a project like this. As usual you can find the gallery with the other photos here Nicki Joan Betty

While shooting for Project 50mm, I made this picture, which I have not used for the project. But personally I think it is absolutely worth it to show it here on my site. As many of you know my mother is going through a difficult time due to cancer and chemotherapy. The latter is hopefully a cure for this terrible disease. This shot was taken a few days after the last chemotherapy session and this means that she will feel at her worst. So all we can do is hope for a speedy recovery and that we are seeing some improvement in her health. So I converted it to black and white with Niksoft SilverEfex 2 and did my usual adjustments which I normally do for project 50mm. But more on that later. the other project shots can be found in this gallery