I think the neighbors had enough!


And with that sentence my nephew, Robin, wrapped up his guitar solo!

It has been a while since my last post, so it was about time to write another one. I was busy getting my bachelor degree. But now that I have it (yeey!) I can start practicing my photography skills again.

Meet Robin. Robin is only 7 years old but he’s already the biggest rock star this planet has ever seen. πŸ™‚ That includes long hair and matching t-shirts (preferably with skulls). πŸ™‚ On his last birthday he got a blue electric guitar (the kid has taste) and brought it along for the weekend.

Although I haven’t been shooting much lately, new hardware was added to my gear. The Canon EF 35mm f/2 and the Canon Speedlite 430EX II are now part of my collection and can be found in my bag.

When Robin decided to demonstrate some of his talent, I thought it would be a nice idea to grab my camera and make some photos using the (hot shoe) flash. All rock stars need some kind of spotlight to begin with anyway! It was also a good opportunity to see how the 35mm holds up.


Like a real rock star he cranked up the volume and made some noise music. I started using the flash in ETTL mode. However after some shots I decided to set the flash to manual since the ETTL wasn’t giving me the correct exposure I wanted. It turned out that I was so hypnotized by the music that I forgot to double check the ISO settings (thinking it was still set to Auto). So I ended up with the ISO set to 100 for all the pictures. And although I like the movement in some of the photos it would have been nice to have a couple where the image would have been completely frozen. πŸ™‚


Unlike Robin, I still need some more practice. πŸ™‚

17 thoughts on “I think the neighbors had enough!

  1. Jaan says:

    Honestly I believe Robin can still use some practice too, on the other hand it might be possible that my hearing needs to be enhanced. Incredible pictures though, I really like them.

  2. Tedjuh says:

    Die laatste foto is echt vet.. Druk die jongen trouwens 1 ding op het hart. Oefne, oefne, oefne.. wees eigenzinnig, ontwikkel je eigen stijl, jatten mag maar binnen je eigen stijl en als het niet wil vlotten.. Jack Daniels en een marlboro in je strot duwen πŸ™‚ Misschien dat we er dan een Hendrixje, Hetfieldje, Paige of een / op na houden.

  3. Martijn says:

    Mooie pics ro! Dat bokeh effect is altijd mooi en dat kan goed met zo’n snelle lens.. Heb zelf net ook een nieuwe. In Juni maar ever ervaringen uitwisselen. Neem je gear maar mee!

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