It all started something more than 20 years ago when I purchased my first decent camera – a Nikon F401x – and a zoom lens. As I was going on a honeymoon to Florida I wanted to make sure that I could capture and keep the memories me and my wife would experience… turns out that the memories are still there…. The wife however…

In the years that followed I did notice that there were quite some people who were complementing me on the pictures I was taking – and I must say that also enjoyed composing photographs and presenting them to my friends and family. The main draw-back at that time was the fact that developing the pictures was time consuming and rather expensive… two things I did not really have at that time…

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.

But over time digital photography became ever more popular and about 10 years ago I decided to upgrade my old F401x with a Digital SLR from Nikon: the D70. And that’s when new worlds opened for me! I discovered that I not only had the feeling to take a decent picture – because of my education and my profession I was also very capable to post-process the pictures ensuring that even a moderate picture became a great picture.

And I really love it… photography not only forces you to really look at the objects and people you are framing; it also allows you to meet new people and gives you the drive to go and explore new worlds!

Over the last two years or so I am preparing a more commercial approach to my photography… which means that during these two years I have made quite some investments to expand and upgrade my gear, spend quite some budget on training material and travel and – obviously - spend a lot of time in taking and processing thousands and thousands of photos.

Meanwhile I am shooting with the Nikon D7000 (which really is a great camera) and have a collection of objectives which cause me serious back pain after another day on location… as I need to carry the bloody things with me all the time…

Meanwhile I also set my first steps in the world of Studio Photography and the first steps are promising – really fun to do – now I need to figure out where to find models that are patient enough while I practice this area in photography… surely to be continued!

If you are interested in a photo-shoot then I would really recommend you visit my professional site at http://StudioBranders.com. All information you need can be found there – hope to see you soon!