RoelHendrickx

RoelHendrickx

Lives in Belgium Belgium
Has a website at www.roelh.zenfolio.com
Joined on Aug 13, 2007

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On article Confirmed: Bowens is going out of business (45 comments in total)

Here is a simple equation.
With ISO performance of sensors improving, more and more photographers prefer to work with naturally available light, whenever at all possible.
(I know I am one of those, and I don't even use stupidly high ISO values. I do recognize that studio lighting or competently used flash can bring something special to images, but I do also prefer, generally, the look of natural light, when appropriate, with a few reflectors.)
In any case, companies specializing in lighting equipment were bound to suffer.
Tripod manufacturers probably also feel the heat.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 16:36 UTC as 17th comment | 7 replies
On photo Trumpet Player in the Musician(s) challenge (1 comment in total)

Excellent use of atmosphere.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 12:08 UTC as 1st comment
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (828 comments in total)

Any camera of the Olympus OM series would be a worthy addition to this list.
I own an OM2n and it is a gem.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 14:29 UTC as 349th comment | 5 replies
On article Headed to Havana? Check out these photo spots (61 comments in total)
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RoelHendrickx: I was in Havana last year to do the photography for the book "The 500 Hidden Secrets of Havana" in the series from Belgian publishing house Luster.
While there, running around like mad to catch 120 specific locations in one week (shops, bars, restaurants, cultural places, other quirky stuff), I also made some time for my own impressions of the city that I had not visited before. Mornings, evenings, inbetween.
Sure, some places are cliché and "where everyone goes".
And the oldtimers are just too damn hard to resist.
But you can still try to be a little bit original.
Judge for yourself:
Encounters: http://roelh.zenfolio.com/p70306481
Places, sights and sounds : http://roelh.zenfolio.com/p535019243
Roel
PS - I liked a number of other quarters better than Habana Vieja.

Thank you Isacas, for your kind words.
Yes, while I am in "full photography mode" I tend to be quite prolific.
Sleep was a bit scarce during that week.
I was out on the streets at least 16 or 17 hours every day.
I'm looking forward to exploring more Cuba some other time.
This trip was tightly scheduled for only Havana.
The photos that went into the book are in yet another gallery but I prefer my personal work over the commissioned images that have to illustrate certain locations.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 16:13 UTC
On article Headed to Havana? Check out these photo spots (61 comments in total)

I was in Havana last year to do the photography for the book "The 500 Hidden Secrets of Havana" in the series from Belgian publishing house Luster.
While there, running around like mad to catch 120 specific locations in one week (shops, bars, restaurants, cultural places, other quirky stuff), I also made some time for my own impressions of the city that I had not visited before. Mornings, evenings, inbetween.
Sure, some places are cliché and "where everyone goes".
And the oldtimers are just too damn hard to resist.
But you can still try to be a little bit original.
Judge for yourself:
Encounters: http://roelh.zenfolio.com/p70306481
Places, sights and sounds : http://roelh.zenfolio.com/p535019243
Roel
PS - I liked a number of other quarters better than Habana Vieja.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 15:35 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On article Meet two nomadic photographers who travel full-time (152 comments in total)

We (wife and I) also travel us much as we can, while keeping up with the job that pays the bills.
For us. travel and travel photography is all about meeting people and showing to an audience how the rest of the world lives. Check out my web pages if you do not just believe me.
I may be grossly wrong, but from the HDR-like postcards that illustrate this article, I do not get the feeling that this (undoubtedly quite charming and charismatic) couple meets any other people than their workshop clients.
Their marketing is a marvel of fine-tuning towards a very specific, gear-interested target audience that has all the expensive toys and wants suggestions on how to use them, in a controlled and safe environment.
Just my 2cents (and in case you wonder: there is NO envy here: I enjoy more than my fair share of travel and freedom and don't even have to worry about lining up shots for people who paid good money to help them develop).

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 07:53 UTC as 5th comment
On article A photographer's guide to Cuba (47 comments in total)

I was in Havana in May, doing all the photography for a soon to be released guide "The 500 Hidden Secrets of Havana". Can't share images currently because still under embargo (not the country, but my images, haha, for publishing purposes).
But I will upload and share images as soon as I can.
Another pretty awesom book: Cuba La Lucha by fellow-Belgian Carl Dekeyzer who is a Magnum photographer.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2016 at 17:29 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On article Lensbaby Twist 60 real-world sample gallery (94 comments in total)

I am most impressed by the sharpness of the in-focus area. And the photographer's skill at capturing good moments for his portraits is not half bad either. Seems like a good specialty tool... in the right hands.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 02:33 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
On photo Urban snowfall in the Show me the snow challenge (14 comments in total)

Superb. It was that already and it remains superb.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 13:43 UTC as 8th comment
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IlkkaJ: How can the bat broke that way...should be the other way around, the crack opening in front??

That is how I figured it out too. Inertia at work.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2016 at 06:22 UTC

Great interview.
Inspiring to read how technical issues do not get in the way of artistic vision and expression, but enhance it.
And I love the references to underexposure and wide angle as being key. Ha!

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 01:31 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
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kociasek: I'm quite disappointed you didn't ask Mr Lubezki about the "physical presence" of lenses in The Revenant. In this film there are scenes where the lenses show VERY visible flares and ghosting, they are splattered with mud and blood, fogged over with breath vapour etc. Did he think the film would be more immersive this way? To me, and some other viewers I talked to, the effect was the opposite, it reminded us that we were just in a cinema. Also, Mr Lubezki himself says he avoided analogue grain to make the film less romantic, more "real". Doesn't seem consistent with those lens tricks.

I was thinkg the exact same thing about Children of Men as an example

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 01:30 UTC
On photo Looking Back in the Outdoor Portrait challenge (6 comments in total)

That's really excellent

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2016 at 17:00 UTC as 4th comment
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (391 comments in total)

An Alessi or Philip Stark toilet brush or can opener or pasta fork has exactly the same function as a (much cheaper) brandless toilet brush or can opener or pasta fork. What do you get for the price difference: well, it can bring a smile in your life while using such down-to-earth utensils.
Are they worth the extra price over a nondescript item?
That is a matter of opinion and depends on how much any person values function over style or vice versa.
The point is that the Alessi products look good AND perform their task. Whether or not to pay the price difference is a matter of priorities for any buyer.
In cameras, the better designed and nicer looking camera is not necessarily more expensive than the mundane sibling that also takes photos.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 16:24 UTC as 151st comment

I would settle for the experiences, with any camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 19:50 UTC as 43rd comment
On photo Waiting and Watching in the Bear(s) challenge (6 comments in total)

Great technique.
Excellent framing and composition.
Great shot.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2015 at 15:51 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Librawlian_QCRG in the Panning. challenge (8 comments in total)

Awesome panning technique

Probably one of the best I've ever seen.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 17:24 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On photo 20141015-EM1A8924-2 in the Rainy days challenge (13 comments in total)

A great lens put to great use!

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 12:37 UTC as 11th comment
On article 2014 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: People (24 comments in total)

The soldier in Kiyv is the big standout from this selection.
Some other good ones too, though.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 15:57 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Glass cutting scissors in the Old Cutters. challenge (2 comments in total)

Revenge of the Iron Frog!!
Great shot, BTW - a triumph of texture.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 20:48 UTC as 2nd comment
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