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The creation of...

This year I made it a point to set some time away from commissioned shoots to bring some personal projects to life. What better occasion than the life changing event of expecting your first child!! I always found maternity shoots very cheesy but wanted to announce the news to family and friends with something unique. I'm a huge fan of...

Sand dunes of Achnahaird.

An evening spent at Achnahaird beach in the Coigach region of Scotland proved to be quite a challenge in composition. After exploring the beach and struggling to find a pleasing composition, I finally found this winding pool amongst the sand dunes and immediately saw that it had potential. I took a few exposures early in the evening, but the...

Model: Simone Heijligers

Model: Simone Heijligers
Photographer: Bram van Dal
Website: www.bvdbvphotography.com

Camera settings:
Shutterspeed: 1/2000
Aperture: F / 1.4
Iso: 320
Lens: 85mm

Location: Blok63-S, Strijp-S in Eindhoven.

On a sunny day, where there are few or no clouds, I try to put a model in the shade...

A fundraiser for my shelter

Last year I decided to do a fundraiser for my local shelter during the month of May. I donated $25 from every photo shoot I did in May. While it didn't generate a lot of money ($225), the shelter was very appreciative of the donation and both the shelter and I got some press coverage. A win/win.

I decided to do it again this year with...

Instagram Pod for Landscape / Travel / Outdoor Focus (with a little bit of fresh content is fine)

Hey,
Please let me know if you want to join instagram pod for better engagement on instagram. Instagram new algorithm is limiting the post reach to 10% of followers or sometime less in few cases. Idea for this pod is to boost up the engagement by linking with like minded photographers willing to like (and/or post a genuine comment) ....

Looking Glass Falls

We had the opportunity to go explore Looking Glass Falls in the Pisgah National Forest yesterday. It's a beautiful 60' waterfall located at the bottom of a canyon just outside Hendersonville, NC.

I'm unsure of my work on this one for a couple reasons:
1) I'd love to get a straight on shot of the falls, but this is the only angle I...

The first snow

I had been watching some youtube videos on landscape photography trying to get some inspiration at the start of 2018, Christmas had finished and I felt out of sorts.
A couple of the films showed a place that was only an hours drive from me and I started to feel my juices flowing again so one day in February I forced myself out of the...