Waalbrug (snelbinder) By Tim Freh
December 23, 2010
“Waalbrug (snelbinder)” By Tim Freh
I am always inspired by dark settings and night photography. My father was the who taught me how to use a DSLR at night during my younger years . I tried to make some originial nightshots, but just to be original is hard. People make shots like these objects every day. Therefore I wanted to create a new effect. I bought a fisheye (sigma 15mm), wich had a really nice fisheye-effect. And the colours of the night are really good photographed with this kind of lenses. I couldn’t reach the same effect with an classic lens. So I kept using this fisheye even more, also in situations like the Waalbrug.
I study in Nijmegen were the Snelbinder is situated. During a really sad day I asked my girlfriend if she would join me on a photo session. Normally she stays home, but this time she said yes and since it was raining I asked her to take the umbrella with us too. We went to the bridge, luckily there was no one around. I made a quick composition, but the pictures didn’t worked out. I wanted to leave but then I made this last picture. Because I forgot my led-light, I used my girlfriends mobile phone. Her Mobile phone has an application wich sends a torch-light. The light isn’t that strong, but it was good enough to create this effect.
I asked my girlfriend to stay still 30 second, with the umbrella. During those 30 seconds I created the circles with her phone. It worked out well en we went directly home.
That’s the whole story. If you look on my blog www.timfreh.wordpress.com you see that my photographing style is always a bit ”dark”. I use lightroom, but I hate my time behind the computer. I love photography much better.
In the future I hope to give an expo about my photowork. I did not see my pictures on paper yet, only digital. I think that is a bad thing, because more people should be able to see my pictures. Also older people who don’t have a computer. I had some successes, but I’m glad so many people see my image right now. It makes me very proud.
I photograph with an 5D canon camera. I always use a not expensive Velbon Tripod. Very simple, but it works. I don’t have the money for expensive stuff. Although I am working for it.
You can see Waalbrug (snelbinder), and more of Trim Freh photostream on Flickr. You can also visit his own personal website where he continues to publish most of his work.
- Canon EOS 5D
- Sigma 15mm Fisheye Lens
- Velbon Tripod