A couple of masked and costumed carnival attendants pose for photographers at sunrise in venice

Sunrise Photoshoot in Venice at Piazza San Marco

You have to be crazier than the rest of the people in Venice in order to get the best shots, which means getting up even earlier than what most people think is already an early time to wakeup. Waking up at 5am to capture the early morning scenes in Venice has …

a fallen tree at cathedral cove in british columbia, canada

Sitting on a tree at Cathedral Cove, British Columbia

A few months before we moved to Amsterdam, we took a short trip to beautiful British Columbia. The highlight of the trip, was our drive across Victoria Island. It is something that you should try and experience one day for many reasons, but in particular to visit Cathedral Cove. Cathedral …

Portrait of a man in an Amsterdam street in the evening

Drink and Click™ NL Chapter Launch Event Recap

Last weekend was the initial Drink and Click™ NL Chapter Launch event , and even though the weather was, well crap, we actually had a turn out! With the days getting shorter and shorter here in the Netherlands, we made the most of it with our fast prime lenses, and the …

Photograph of a woman in yellow and gold carnival costume in Venice 2012

Venice Carnival 2012 #8

On our second last day of the Venice Carnival 2012 Photo Tour, we all got up extremely early (and it was a Saturday) to head to Saint Marco’s square and make some portraits of the people in costumes. Well we all got up early, except me. I accidentally slept in …

Image of woman in 17th century costume running away from the light

Venice Carnival #5: Who’s there?

  Meet Giulia, our model for two afternoons during the Venice Carnival Photo Tour. This is an image that came to my mind after spending some time with her on the first day. I had an idea for something dramatic and moody. My original idea was to shoot this at …

Costumed reveler in white fantastical costume in Venice lit by flash

Venice Carnival #4

As I mentioned in the previous post, I wanted to post one more shot of this performer and costume. I think this one is even more dramatic. I used this image for one of the critiques, and there was a lot of debate about the window on the top right …

Woman in white Carnival Costume with mask and staff

Venice Carnival #3

  While we had a model for two afternoons during our Venice Carnival Photo Tour, we had to take turns to allow each of us to get dedicated time. Bobbi suggested that while we waited, that we could practice with each other, or with the many costumed people walking all …