A few weeks back I was out in the Netherlands presenting at the fabulous, Professional Imaging Show, Nijkerk.
This was the 4th time I’ve bee fortunate enough to present at this show which is without doubt one of my favourites and always a highlight of the year for me. Not on the scale of something like The Photography Show that I was presenting at a few days beforehand, but still a big show filling 3 conference halls, the Professional Imaging Show is run by Peter Duringhof and his wonderful family and this is the magic behind the show giving it a warm, personal, family feel … it really is quite unique.
The show runs for 3 days with 2019 being 23rd March through 25th March, and on each day I did a LIVE Photo Shoot and a separate Talk / Presentation with my model for the event being the fabulous Frits Houwaart; such a great guy and this being the first time we’d met but instantly felt like we’d known each other a lot longer.
Here’s one of the portraits I made of Fritz followed by some Behind the Scenes from the Show…
Note: The above portrait of Frits above was taken using a one light set up camera left but also the addition of a ‘flag’ to shape the light; I’ll be showing more of how to do this this very soon.
LIVE Photo Shoot Presentation
Photographing Frits on the LIVE Shoot Stage. This is the set up for the portrait of Frits above (minus the flag) and I’m using the Westcott Rapid Box Switch Medium Octa with a Godox TT685s Speedlight. Admittedly not the best time to try out something different for the very first time on stage but for all the photo shoot sessions I set the flash to TTL rather than Manual and it worked an absolute treat.
Yeah Frits is rather tall 🙂
Photo by Bert Veerman
Professional Imaging is such an incredibly friendly event; I just love spending extra time with folks before / after presentations
Photo by Bert Veerman
This was Dave’s first time at Professional Imaging and actually with him there, the first ever Graphic Designer since the show has been running in 20 years. Needless to say he completely nailed it!
Some of the team that make Professional Imaging so darned good; affectionately known as “The Pete’s” these guys are the BEST!
With friend and Photographer, Geert Langelaan (his car / automotive photography is incredible!
With great friend, Photographer and Digital Artist Adrian Sommeling
With the uber talented Digital Artist Roderique Arisiaman and Portrait / Head Shot Photographer Maurice Jager
Great night out with a bunch of friends
It’s a wrap!
Huge thanks to Peter, Ajna and the team for yet again putting on such a great event and for looking after us all so well … you folks really are first class!
Thanks too, goes to Frank and Annewiek Doorhof for recommending me as a presenter for the show; I just love being there!