Developing a Photographer

Are you feeling stuck in your current career? Do you think that you would be happier doing something else? Do you have a passion for photography or another creative field and want to pursue it professionally? If so, you’re not alone. I have made a switch from technology and process consulting to photography, and while I still have a lot to learn and do, I already feel the impact this change has on me and my life. In this blog, I’ll share my stories and lessons learned, hoping to inspire and encourage you to release your inner creative self and pursue a new career of your dreams.

Photo Stories: High Noon in the Park

The time has come when I feel I am enough of a photographer that my experiences and lessons learned can be valuable to others. Inspired by the famous column in an aviation magazine, I’m starting this new series about stories behind some of my photographs. The first one is my favorite from the New York trip.

Ney Your Skyline, taken from the Staten Island Ferry

New York, New York!

“Now you’re in New York
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Let’s hear it for New York…”

(Empire State of Mind, JayZ ft. Alicia Keys)

Being the Expert (on Instagram)

Why is Instagram my next big challenge to overcome? Why is my being “the expert” a part of the problem and how I decided to deal with it?

Top down photo of the Blue Lake (Modro jezero), in Imotski, Croatia


What do you need to succeed? Why what works for one person might not work for the other? Why is it essential to be aware of your exact circumstances, strengths and weaknesses, and work with and around your constraints?

A person creating colorful balloons in the street.

What’s in the Name?

Why the name of the blog? Even more so, the answer to the most frequently asked question by those who know me outside of photography.

Colorful flower farms in in the north of the Netherlands.

Does the World Need Another Photography Blog?

Why should you read about photography from someone who isn’t yet “an award-winning photographer”? What can I bring to the field that isn’t already covered by excellent photographers with hundreds of thousands of followers on social media?

Layers of mountains in the early morning magenta light.

OK, but Why?

What happens when your entire professional life, you make decisions that work and make sense but are never really what you desire, and why it is never too late to do what you love?

A leaf on a snowy surface with the lens intentionally zoomed during the exposure. with

Why Photography, and Why Now?

Where does the drive to do something creative come from? How was my photographic journey through life (so far)?