I'm a long term hobby photographer. In fact, I've been taking pictures since I was a teenager, now some 30 years ago. Done a lot of film developing in black and white.

About 5 years ago I switched to digital photography and never looked back. The pictures on this site have only minor corrections like straightening a horizon or cropping out an unimportant element.

None of the pictures have received intensive or "artistic" treatment, only some white balance corrections, sometimes. I hardly use Photoshop, only Lightroom 4 to catalogue and tag the images. I do not use any of the creative filters provided with Lightroom, I prefer the images to look natural and the way they were when I saw them. If some pictures got a heavier treatment, then I say so in the text.

The pictures are not downloadable, their dimensions and resolutions are intentionally kept low. If you want or need a picture for any reason, you can contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we can discuss the matter.

You can write me in Dutch, English, French, Russian, Ukrainian, Frisian not necessarily in that order.


Henk von Pickartz

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4 days 4 hours

Presets can speed up your workflow a lot, provided you have plenty of the same type of pictures. People doing weddings will a ...

4 days 4 hours

Hi, I hadn't noticed that the typing colour was that dark... changed it to pure white, that should do it ... Henk

4 days 6 hours

I certainly agree the use of presets will discourage people learning their own methods but they can offer a shortcut to fulfi ...

25 days 4 hours

Well, I was told so by a "pro" that later recanted... :-) I removed the name, so at least it is now correct.

josie brendle
26 days 7 hours

nice blog but sorry the horses are not Clydesdales. Those are a little bigger. :)

26 days 20 hours

Test comment here

Henk Von Pickartz
27 days 1 hour

This is a comment. I will see if this works or if this will be taken over by spammers. If so, then I will take it down again.