In fact, all four hobbies have to do with photography – on land, in water, in the air and in hiding!
PHOTO – ON LAND
In March 2016, I went to a photo workshop in Randers Rainforest, Denmark, with photographers Brian Rasmussen and Ard Jongsma. It changed my approach to photography. From that weekend, I was hooked.
On my Iceland trips, I developed very quickly. I ended up spending 25% of my time in Iceland over two years. I could not get enough. And I still cannot get enough. So I hope I can go back to Iceland in 2021.
Photography is a place where I enjoy my free time when I am not working, especially when I am out in nature where I find energy and inspiration.
PHOTO – IN THE AIR
It’s kind of funny because I’ve always been kind of against drones. Anyway, I hate the sound. But I am of the belief that it makes me a better drone operator with an understanding of other people.
However, I had stalled in my photography development and I lacked something to inspire me. And I remember watching a video clip on YouTube that started something in me.
I only managed to have my first DJI Mavic Air 2 drone in the air for 16 minutes before it crashed into the sea. Luckily we found it so I could get it replaced on my insurance.
I now have the DJI Mavic 3 Fly More Combo. And so far I’m really happy with it. BUT it’s only my 2nd drone, so not much to compare it to 😉
PHOTO – UNDERWATER
After my drone crashed into the sea and we were on a rescue mission and found it, I became fascinated by life underwater. Then I bought a custom-made wetsuit.
I really want to take pictures and video underwater. So I started with my iPhone and I have a GoPro Hero 7 & 9 camera.
I have subsequently upgraded so that my Canon R5 can be taken underwater. I bought an Outex underwater camera housing with a 120mm dome.
In the long term, I would like to learn to spearfish so that I can provide myself with some fresh fish for lunch.
I have made an equipment list where you can see what equipment I have.
PHOTO – IN HIDING
Some call me crazy and others a cool woman. I just think it’s wonderful to be at one with nature.
Being undercover is also a relatively new interest of mine. But it is clearly one that is here to stay. When I have time and want to immerse myself in nature, I get ready and enjoy life in the forest.
In the pictures you can see the osprey and the red warbler. For the osprey I sat in hiding for 10.5 hours and the red tern for 17.5 hours over two days. It sounds like a lot, but there are so many other experiences along the way that I enjoy in nature.