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Different People

One of the biggest mistakes in management is to try to treat everybody the same. Everybody is different, so treat them uniquely. The biggest difference between employees is the white vs blue collar aspect or as some people like the generalize: the production workers and the knowledge workers. Where production workers are being managed with the performance indicator “time” (time …

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The Secret Of Being A Good Manager

There are thousands of books about management. And I must admit that I’ve read quite a lot of them in the last years. I’ve always had a burning imperative to be a good manager that stands in front of his people. A manager that people can trust. It has not always been easy, I must say. When reading about so …

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Something Different

At the moment I’m in Egypt for a 2 week vacation with the family. Vacation is a big word, the only thing that’s different for me is the fact that I’m now in Egypt. I try to keep the same daily/weekly schedule and the same productivity and especially creativity as normal. So instead of making loads of photos of snowboarders …

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Before & After

Lets talk about taking a photo and making a photo. In this post I will show you how the image looks when it comes out of my camera and how it looks after I made it a photo I’m really pleased with. This will also give you a small idea about what is possible. Below is a photo I took …

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New Portfolio & Design!

In the last few months photography has become something bigger for me then just a hobby. While I still shoot whenever I like, it has become much much more a work of art then just a click on the shutter button. Especially the post-processing work and planning how to do a shoot has significantly upped my quality of work and …

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6 Months Of Daily Photos

Today 6 months ago I decided to publish a daily photo about extreme sport. While it sometimes wasn’t easy in the first few weeks to get started and create a photo, nowadays that part is the easy part. The only problem that has occurred is that I want to create higher and higher quality photos each day. I used my …

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No Watermark For Me

For me creating a photo is all about creativity and the enjoyment I get out of it. While most of my work is being done for fun, it also delivers ‘marketing’ material to my company Shark Cartel of our team riders and events we go to. And even to a smaller percentage, I’ve done work for external customers who are …

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Composition Tips: Put It In Perspective

You have to know what you are photographing. If you photograph an athlete in action you have to show why that moment is a great moment. You need to put the photo into perspective. If you understand a certain movement, trick, it’s clear to you why it’s a great movement. You only will understand it if you understand the sport …

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Moment vs Movement

A thought came over me today. I was thinking about photography vs videography and how one helps the other. For me extreme sports photography is to capture an unique moment in a movement. A moment that has all the energy in the movement in it and gives you the feeling that that moment is the essence of the movement. Now after some …

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Composition Tips: Rule Of Thirds

One of the most famous and most useful tips is probably the rule of thirds. This ‘rule’ says that you need to place your subject on one of the lines or crossings when you divide your picture in 9 equal blocks with 2 horizontal and two vertical line. While doing so you create a more interesting balance to your photo …

1000 Euro Photography Kit

One of the questions I get a lot if what kind of starter photography kit to buy. Well, that is a simple question: the best your money can buy of course! So my first question back is how much money they are willing to spend. In this series of posts I will lay down the ultimate kit for a starter …

3 Months Of Daily Photos And What I Learned From It

Pretty proud with my new daily habit: publish 1 extreme sports photo everyday! For the last 3 months I did this everyday and it has been a pretty good photography workout as well. I’ve been so critical about my own work in the past, it wasn’t even funny anymore! While I shot for example 1000 photo’s during an extreme sport …

Preparing For A Shoot

Currently I’m in Kaprun, Austria. Visiting the Kitzsteinhorn gletscher which has a great park setup to play around. After some days of enjoying the park and the pow myself, tomorrow the conditions will be good for a photo shoot; blue skies! So, this evening I prepare my gear backpack with everything I need for a long day on the mountains. I …

Composition Tips: Angles

Everybody can learn to handle camera equipment and how to use them. With photography it’s first about the art of the composition. It’s about what you are going to make a photo of. What is the subject. To make a standard picture you put the subject in the center of the viewfinder, set the mode of the camera on automatic …

Building My Portfolio

For the last 37 days I’ve been gradually building my portfolio of photos that I really like; publishing one photo a day. Photos that matter to me. Some people like them, other people don’t like them, that’s all just okay with me. When I first started with photography I just published all the photos I took during a competition or …