I’ve been lugging around a big DSLR and lens kits for years on my travels, but after my recent trip to New York I decided I’ve strained my back enough. The technology behind cameras hasn’t really changed for years – all the big players really did was switch out... Read more
In one of the travel photography shows I participated in, I ended up having a conversation with a fellow photographer I had not seen for quite some time. She was just starting out in landscape photography, and had joined my photography class to learn my tricks of the trade.... Read more
Using a camera is very simple. Just look through the viewfinder or display, point it at the subject and press the shutter. Results however may vary. Have you ever tried taking a perfect photograph on vacation or while traveling, and after you came home the result wasn’t quite as... Read more
Join award winning photographer Wilko van de Kamp on an online journey to discover the secret tips & techniques on how to be a professional photographer, start producing high quality pictures and skyrocket your photography skills today! You’re about to discover the powerful methods to start taking sharp, clear and... Read more
A few weeks ago I wrote about one of the most expensive photographs I’ve created so far. While not as expensive as New York City, chartering a seaboat plane in Vancouver was definitely up there in price too, but a fun experience resulting in some unique photographs – such as... Read more
While I was trying to capture a shot of the Lost Lagoon in Vancouver a few months ago, an “ugly” duckling stepped in front of my camera, resulting in this image instead…
Travel blogging is an amazing way to experience the things that very few will ever get to try. You get to see exotic places, make new friends and meet new people from all over the world and do something that most people can only dream of. The trick is funding... Read more
Your photography skills have very little to do with the camera you use. Sure, as you progress in your craft you might want a camera that has more advanced features, but it all starts with having an eye for photography. Thinking the camera itself will improve your skills is thinking that you’ll become a Michelin chef by buying a more expensive set of pans.
I see a lot of fellow travellers who are trying to capture some amazing scenery or city skyline with a decent camera, while shooting on “full auto” – sometimes even with flash. It makes me cringe a little every time. It’s like buying a Porsche (or another fancy sports car brand of your choice) but only driving it in first gear around the block.
When you are driving through the Canadian Rocky Mountains, somewhere near Banff National Park, and you notice a black SUV parked half off the road and some Dutch guy leaning to the left to avoid a branch with his camera in the act of getting that perfect angle, you have met me.... Read more