Let me start by introducing myself. I’m a 30-something IT architect who lives in the densely populated west part of the Netherlands. I’ve been passionate about photography ever since my late teens and found my passion rekindled when I moved to a Nikon DSLR in 2005. The last 18 months or so I’ve been really into nature and wildlife photography and I want to share my passion and some of the things I’ve learned with you.
Even though I live in an incredibly densely populated area I am fortunate to have a small nature reserve at a 15 minute drive from my home. It’s an area that I like to visit at least weekly for a nice walk with my camera. Because that area is rather small and my time is limited I have decided to call my style of photography casual to distinguish what I do from the work of people like Thom Hogan, Moose Peterson or Brad Hill or any of the dozens of photographers who have access to immense areas of nature and the time to spent hours or even days to get that one stunning shot. I do not have the time (or, to be honest, the inclination) to spend hours or days in a hide 60 miles from anywhere. I also do not have the budget to buy a 600mm f4 teleprime and the matching tripod. Instead I will have to make due with an hour or two here and there in nature reserves within 3 hours driving of my home. I am shooting with a humble 70-300 on a Nikon D300. I Intend to show you that even in this limited way you can have fun and still shoot nice pictures.