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Erik Winkelaar

Free Member, IJsselstein

About me

I am a student Photography at the Foto Academie Amsterdam and still learning. I started with photography somewhere in the early 70's. Picked it up again in the 80's and stepped into the digital area somewhere in 2001 starting with a Canon compact. Started my entrance with FOAC 01-2006 and it goes fast and furious and sometimes not funny, but I will keep up the good spirit and with the support of my wife and kids I'll manage, but the teachers have the last word. More to come and see when i am growing into the art of photography.

My gear at the moment :
Canon EOS 5D
EF 24-105mm f4.0L USM IS
EF 17-40 mm f4.0 L USM
EF 70-200mm f 2.8/ L USM IS
EF 50 mm f1.4 USM
580 EX dedicated flash
Elinchrom Style 400 FX Studio kit
Eizo Coloredge CG 210 Monitor
Epson Stylus Photo R2400 Printer

Comments 5

  • true colours 01/19/2007 22:26

    ben er weer
    effe een beetje spelen ;-))

  • Balazs Pataki 12/11/2006 21:42

    Thanks for your comment on "Girl in the crowd". The man's face is indeed it's soft spot, maybe I'll blur it down. It's a negative, however so outside the net this would not be an option.


  • Sorin Papuc-Costea 12/01/2006 14:48

    Thanks for comments Erik. You are right about the sharpness. Due to my negligence ISO was set at 800.
    Second factor might be distance ( subject was around 25 metres far from me).
    The hand is cropped beacause it was partialy covered by somebody's head ( it was very crowdy at that parade), so , in order to get rid of the head .........
  • Die Waldvenus 11/28/2006 0:12

    Toller Einstand viel Freude hier in der FC!!
    Liebe Grüsse Bärbel
  • Andy Pomplun 11/23/2006 9:37

    Welcome to!

    Good to see you found this place, where professionals, amateurs and rookies meet to share their views of photography, show and discuss each others work.
    I hope you'll find the things you were looking for when you joined and have the same fun I have since I became a member.
    Don't hesitate to ask me or any other member of the team if you have any questions!

    When I thought about making it easier for new members to join our community, I had the idea to write a short tutorial which might help. You can find it here:

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    Best regards

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