Geert de Jong, co-shooter at ASISO


Geert de Jong fotograaf Geert de Jong is co-shooter at ASISO. Some of His photos are included in the Flash Photography Tutorials.

Who are you?

Geert de Jong, born in 1975. Educated at the University of Applied Photography in Apeldoorn and the AKI Art Academy in Enschede. I live in Amersfoort and work as a freelance photographer all over the Netherlands.

What do you specialise in?

I am an all-rounder. I focus on human action in the broadest sense of the term. Portraits, weddings, children and babies, as well as business portraits, events and products.

Do you have any tips for photographers who want to improve?

Photography is a feminine medium; they tend to deal more with creativity than technique. It’s more about the soul than about intellect. My advice is to make sure you have complete technical control of your equipment. Beyond that, be strong enough to reflect away control, to avoid pictures that bore you to death. Keep playing, keep making mistakes, just keep taking photos of lots of things. Keep defying the camera and doing things that are forbidden. It is the only way to achieve something new.

What equipment do you use?

Not important, but as you are asking, a Canon. Either a very expensive one or the cheapest. Nothing in between.

Do you use light shapers and if so, which ones?

I like working with a Falcon Eyes softbox umbrella, because it only takes a few seconds to set up and it deals with the limited capacity of the flash very efficiently. For a dramatic effect, I just use the flash head. The zoom position has an important effect on the character of the light.

Where can we see more of your work?

Off-camera flitsen bij trouwreportages. Foto Geert de Jong


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