X-Rite webinar

Doing a webinar is always an exciting thing.
You are live, anything can go wrong, and there is no feedback from the audience, some people love it, some people don’t. I do like the tension to be honest, but for the following webinar I did add a bit more tension….


Normally with a webinar you stream your desktop, show some Lightroom and Photoshop etc. and well… that’s about it.
Well for me that’s something I’ve done so many times that I decided it was time to up the ante just a little bit, for the X-rite webinar we transformed our studio into a small “tv studio” and streamed not only the desktop but also live footage from 3 cameras in our studio (2 webcams and one normal camera). Because we needed more bandwidth we also used a satellite internet connection to stream the content. In the end it all worked out just fine, the frame rate is a bit on the low side I think but that’s more a problem of the software used to stream everything, from our side we have done tests with 720P which went without any problem, so….. for the future we have some interesting things planned as you can imagine.


For today enjoy the webinar I did for X-Rite in which we did a life photoshoot with our model Marie and you will see an explanation about the color checker passport and retouching.
The link to the webinar is http://vimeo.com/82272476

webinar Marie Dec-17_-031-Edit

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A movie that moved me

I love movies as probably most of you.
My favorite genre is horror, action and of course a good comedy.
However just before Christmas we watched a Dutch movie called “spijt” (regret)



Now why did this movie moved me so much I decided to dedicate blogpost to it…..

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2014 and some thoughts

It’s 2014 already, wow that went fast.

real image shot during one of these workshops.

real image shot during one of these workshops.

2013 was a year that will go into the books as life changing for us.
We sold our computer store to focus on the studio and the teaching, in the years before it became more and more difficult for us (especially Annewiek) to find the balance between working in IT and photography, meaning we would sometimes miss workshops abroad for the simple reason that we needed to be in the store, but in 2013 this is all history (a nice one but still).

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