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Ruud van der Lubben

World Member, Almere

About me


I have been photographing for many years, at first in the old-fashioned way with film and chemicals, nowadays digitally.
From the beginning of 2006 i have been working as a freelance photographer, lately also regularly for one of the larger Dutch Newsagencies Novum/Reuters. Nowadays parttime while i also work for a company selling and advising photographic equipment.
Over the years i have slowly changed my main intrest to street- and travelphotography, one reason why i lately decided to make a mayor equipment change and start to use compact system camera's. I now use the Fujifilm X-T2 and X-Pro1 bodies with several different lenses. I am one of 3 official Dutch Fujifilm X-Photographers.

I also used to be one of the admins here at Fotocommunity, for the International channel. After doing so for some odd 12 years i recently decided to step down and let others pull the wagon.

I do most of my processing in Lightroom & Photoshop CC

For my B+W photography i use NIK filters ( Silver Efex Pro ) ( Color Efex ) and Snapseed for Win.

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Comments 71

  • Ram Ramkumar 12/07/2015 8:02

    Thank you for dropping by and commenting on my photo - Dance of the Gods. I just did not think about going lower down at the time - it may have given me a better perspective. Now that I think about it, perhaps there may have been more distortions with the buildings if I went lower down?
  • Glenn Capers 04/12/2015 13:22

    Not the crutisums my friend. The simple fact you are not there. Why do you always try to start a fight.
  • Glenn Capers 04/12/2015 12:43

    Thanks for loving my image. It's rare that you like anything. And it is always expected that you have to say something is wrong. That's obviously a god like complex in you. The shot was taken under sodium vapor Mercury lighting and yellow walls. Trying to do an auto white balance would have been pure stupid. That's because camera engineers don't know physics it's something that goes beyonund even a color light meter which I have. I love the color as it is. Psychology it expresses the state of care from the moment. Your personal take is good. Yet you did not make the human connection. In the end the camera records what is there. To change the color takes us photojournalist into the discussion that often gets one fired cooking the picture. To make it what it isn't. I would expect you to be a lot more aware of shooting conditions than you express in your comment on my page.

    What I do like is that because you didn't. You opened up the door to express a topic that photographers should talk about. Because so much color work really isn't what it was in disregard of the little thing called color shift that is always a thing of intel urial beauty.

    Take care my old friend, glad to see you haven't changed too much ,still grumpy under the cloak of of other people's good work on fotocommunity.

    Your honest friend glenn. Oh if you like I can stop sending great work to the section you seemly have power over. Just say the word. Travel is a much kinder section run by others. You know personality is everything.
  • Inez Correia Marques 12/30/2012 19:48

  • cathy Blatt 12/31/2011 17:32

    Dear Rudd, you are correct, it is a girl, now how do I change the caption on the pic, happy new year,best regards,cathy
  • cathy Blatt 12/24/2011 19:16

    Dear Rudd, I see what you mean, I went by the head dress. Have forwarded the pic to a friend of mine who lives in Epupa among the Himba community, will hear what she says and come back to you, merry Christmas, cathy
  • K.L. Short 12/18/2011 14:09

    thank you!! my all your christmas dreams and all New years wishes came true. K.L.
  • Adrian Sommeling 11/21/2011 17:04

    Prachtige foto's maak je Ruud. Erg mooi van compositie en dat zonder, of maar iets, na bewerking! Klasse hoor!
  • Marius Bothma 12/07/2010 9:39

    Marius Bothma
    Yes you are right, i don't know why it landed in that section. Thank you for noting it.
  • ksteffi 12/05/2010 13:07

    thanks for the welcoming words. I will take care of all your proposals and advices.
    have a nice xmas time

    regards from Nuremberg, Germanys
  • Emir Hadzidervisagic Roki 12/01/2010 7:54

    Grazie di cuore amico pe la votazione, affettuosissimi saluti...Emir
  • Margaux Lux 06/12/2010 17:54

    yes that was my brother and my sister! ;)

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Fujifilm X-Pro 1 & X-T2 bodies
4.0/10-24mm Fujinon
1.4/23mm Fujinon
1.4/35mm Fujinon
1.2/56mm Fujinon
3.5/55-200mm Fujinon