I studied Food Technology in The Netherlands and graduated in 1983. From that moment on I am active in the food industry where I soon discovered the intriguing world of the food ingredients.
At this moment I’m still active in the food Ingredients all over Europe as a New Business Manager for a South Korean company.
Another world that was intriguing for me is photography. With an analogue CANON SLR a lot of photos were taken in the nineties and discussed with other hobbyists. When the children grew up I started with the first steps in the digital world.
The start was made with a second-hand CANON 350D with a 24-105 zoom. I wanted to use this camera also for sports photography, and bought therefore a CANON 70-200 f/2.8L IS zoom lens. With this lens I could get some nice pictures from the soccer games of the sons. After a few years I felt I needed an upgrade of the camera, that’s why the EOS 350D was sold and the CANON EOS 7D was his successor. Lenses changed, and the 24-70 f/2.8L, the 70-200 f/2.8L IS and a Tokina 12-24 f/4 were the lenses to shoot with.
Just recently (March 2015) I exchanged the EOS 7D for his successor, the CANON EOS 7D mark2. At the same time the Tokina 12-24 f/4 was changed for the 11-16mm F/2.8. Next to this I also changed the processing of the raw files, where I went from Camera Raw & Photoshop to CaptureOne 8. I must say that I really like the final result!
Nowadays the main areas of interest are sports, the dogs, landscapes & voyages. Whenever I go on a business- or family trip the camera is with me. When we go for a hiking tour with friends the camera is also packed. Backpack on the back, camera on the front in a special camera bag (Think Tank Digital Holster 40).