Two years later I bought the Sony Alpha A7II because I felt that with the HX400V I couldn’t do what I wanted to achieve.
For macro photography I soon bought the Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS. This is one of the best macro lenses available. In addition, it's also a perfect lens for portrait photography.
With a rubber membrane stretched over a loudspeaker you can make paint drops dance. Good vibrations!
Sometimes I let my imagination go wild on everyday objects. Surprising what the results can sometimes be!
I discovered that it can be interesting playing with glass and light. You can illuminate the subject from behind or from the side with speedlights with a colour gel on them. A simple light bulb becomes a work of art if you experiment a little. In the fitting and the glass of the bulb above I drilled a hole of 3mm. Then I slowly turned the voltage higher with a dimmer and took a series of photos with the camera on high-speed burst until the tungsten wire melted. This takes about 1 to 2 seconds. The smoke gets its colours from the colour gels on the speedlights. With Photoshop I replaced the fitting holder with the bulb fitting.
On Flickr.com I discovered a number of people who are involved in high-speed photography. After some research on the internet I decided to buy the Pluto Trigger. This is a little device especially for high-speed photography. For high-speed photography you need an electronic trigger because it's not possible by hand.
The Pluto Trigger is triggered by sound, vibration or an interrupted laser beam. This triggers the connected speedlights. It is a complicated story but just check out the page ‘Pluto’ for more information about this form of photography.
The Netherlands has a lot of beautiful nature to offer. Think of the Posbank, the Oostvaarders Plassen or the Biesbosch. But even in a zoo you can make beautiful shots.
Check out my website and if you are interested in one of my photos, go to the ‘On the wall’ page. There you will find the different possibilities.
Feel free to take a look at my photo stream on Flickr.com via the Flickr logo at the bottom of this page, or like me on Facebook. You can always contact me via the ‘Contact’ page.
Wim van Bezouw