Sweets and Insects, a bar in Amsterdam (1 min read)

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Sweets and Insects

Last Monday I went to Amsterdam to photograph for my assignments for school. On our way to the zoo I saw this shop with a huge text on the window that said ‘Insectbar’. It’s a new shop that just opened the day before called Sweets and Insects (click here for the website). I’ve never tried Insects before but surprisingly enough I wasn’t that scared to try it, I didn’t even think twice, I just grabbed it and ate it.

I tried the little yellow buffalo worms first and then a little grashopper, I even bought one to take home lol. The texture is actually like chips, it’s crunchy and the real flavour comes from the herbs and not really the insect itself. I tried the grasshopper with BBQ and one with garlic.

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Begin to edit in Lightroom CC & Photoshop CC

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Lightroom CC & Photoshop CC

I’ve been editing with Photoshop & Lightroom for a while now and I know the basics, yay! Now that I’m studying photography I’m getting more and more into these two Adobe programs.

Recently I’ve tried to apply the ‘Frequency Separation’ technique on multiple portrait shots that I took. It’s fun once you start to learn how it’s done. Of course you can also download the action file and load it into photoshop, press the play button and it does all the layer work for you but I think it’s good if you really know how to build it from scratch. Let’s start with some basic stuff.

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Update: Weekend Maastricht & Mechelen photos (Netherlands)

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Weekend Maastricht & Mechelen photos.

Below are some of the photos of our recent weekend trip with the fotoacademie (photo academy). In our assignments all of our photos had to be in black and white. Of course I like to edit in color too, although I have to say that I’m starting to like to preview my photos in black and white, this way you can really see what the light does in your photo. If you preview your photo in color (on  your camera) it’s harder to see what light there is because of the many colors that is distracting you. In black and white you have either blacks or whites to look at and it’s easier to judge the light this way (my opinion).

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A weekend in Maastricht and Mechelen (4 min. read+video)

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A weekend in Maastricht and Mechelen

2 weeks ago I had a weekend in Maastricht and Mechelen. This trip was a school trip. Yup, a school trip. It feels rather weird to go on school trips again especially now that our class age range is 18 to 58 (8 people). Since I started studying photography at the Fotoacademie in Amsterdam it has been quite busy and the school assignments keep on coming like rockets. I still am overwhelmed at the speed the school is teaching. It’s hard to combine it with a fulltime job so I do most things during the weekend, no day-offZzz.

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Instagram photography account, it’s a fresh start

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Instagram 24/7

So I have made an Instagram photography account next to my personal. Since I’m studying photography I thought it would be ok to actually make a photography account haha. I will post photos here that I have made for the past few years and of course photos that I shoot now.

Here is my photography account > @jorihaarphotography

Follow me here if you like photography or like to look at pictures in general 🙂 Everybody’s welcome.

If you are interested in photography (or traveling) then I suggest you follow my blog hehehe 😉 share your story & tips with me and all other followers!

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