Photography takes
an instant out
of time, altering life
by holding it still.”

Dorothea Lange






My name is Wim van Bezouw and I was born in Breda in the Netherlands. I became interested in photography when I got my first digital camera years ago. It was an Olympus C-450 Zoom. I still have it and it still works.

When I turned 50 I got my first Sony, the DSC HX400V. With the Raynox DCR-250 macro lens on it, I discovered macro photography. The DCR-250 was a cheap way to start with macro photography. It is wonderful to be able to capture details that you can hardly see with the naked eye. Later I would discover that high-speed photography could do that even more.
This sort of photography realy takes an instant out of time, that would normaly be not possible to see with the naked eye.


My 'tools'

Sony Alpha A7 M 2 (ILCE-7M2)

Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS

Sony FE 2.8 / 50 Macro

Sony FE 24-240/3.5-6.3 OSS

Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS

Sony FE 24 - 105mm F4.0 G OSS

3 Godox TT685 Sony speedlights

Godox Studio Smart Kit 250SDI-D

Pluto Trigger for high-speed photography

FreezeBox and 3 modified drop valves for water drops

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 along the side with speedlights with a colour gel on it. 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.

Take a look around and if you are interested in one of my photos, check out 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






Contact

Wim van Bezouw
Stormstraat 3
5121 TJ Rijen
The Netherlands
info@wimvanbezouwphotography.nl