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27/02/2024

Jewels of the Rain Forest – Frog Photography

The power of back lighting It is through my facination of frog that my journey into photography started. For years I have been breeding...

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12/11/2023

How to shoot a fairy tale

Join me onto a walk into the enchanted autumn forest Join me onto a walk into the autumn night. You can already hear the...

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Mushroom macro photography
22/09/2023

Adding a touch of magic – mushroom post processing Lightroom

Adding a touch of magic – mushroom post processing Lightroom Welcome to our latest blogpost, where we embark on an enchanting journey through the...

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13/09/2023

Let’s take a walk into the enchanted forest – Mushroom Light Painting Photography

Magical glowing mushrooms Let’s take a walk into the enchanted forest, where we’ll embark on a magical photographic journey . Picture this: glowing mushrooms...

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05/09/2023

Unlocking the Power of a Shallow Depth of Field

Learn to embrace a shallow depth of field Learn to embrace a shallow depth of field and unlock the captivating power of selective focus....

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20/08/2023

Light metering and exposure compensation

Light metering and exposure compensation If the images in your camera are sometimes too dark or too bright. Then this video is for you!...

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12/07/2023

Post processing flower multiple exposures

Quick and subtle post processing Creating multiple exposures in-camera doesn’t mean that these images don’t need any post processing at all. How much post...

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10/07/2023

An introduction to in-camera multiple exposure

Multiple exposure, a journey into a new photographic world Multiple exposure is an old technique that already existed long before the digital era. But...

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Multiple exposure flower macro photography
06/07/2023

Coming soon: Flower and Macro Multiple Exposure Masterclass

Are you ready for a new exiting photographic adventure? An adventure that will lead you into another world. A world that you create, full...

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wild poppy
25/04/2023

Flower Art Photography Masterclass vs Mini Course

You might wonder, what’s the difference between the mini course flower art photography and the masterclass flower art photography. Quite often I get the...

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03/04/2022

Do you need the latest gear to create artistic flower portraits?

The following question I receive quite often: is my camera good enough to create this dreamy style flower pictures? Or, I have a crop...

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18/03/2022

Release date: Light Painting Photography Masterclass

The multiple and the single exposure approach Everything seems to going as planned, next week Friday I will release my Light Painting Photography Masterclass....

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forest path light painting
08/03/2022

Coming soon: Light Painting Photography Masterclass

Light Painting Photography Masterclass After months of hard work I’m happy to announce that my new masterclass, Light Painting Photography, is almost ready to...

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24/09/2021

Mushroom Photography Tips

Take a walk into the enchanted forest and create some magic Mushroom season is here, temperatures are dropping and humidity in the forests is...

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01/08/2021

Flower Art Photography – post processing Lightroom

Quick and subtle When applying the techniques of the Flower Art Photography Masterclass the images will only need minor or even no post-processing. Most...

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13/05/2021

Hallerbos Barcode

Hallerbos is a wonderful place, an old forest with young trees. Each spring it turns into a place of magic, the whole forest floor...

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17/07/2020

Release tutorial: Flower Art Photography

I’m excited to announce that my Flower Art Photography tutorial is finally finished. I’ve been working on it real hard for the last couple...

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Artistic flower photography
16/06/2020

Tutorial: Flower Art Photography

I invite you to travel with me to a magical dreamy and tiny world, the wonderful world of flower art photography. Learn to create...

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04/10/2019

RELEASE: Mushroom Light Painting

Release Tutorial I’m excited to announce that my tutorial Mushroom Light Painting is finished. The release of the tutorial is today! It covers all...

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20/09/2019

Intro Mushroom Light Painting Tutorial

Release full tutorial on 25th of September Last weeks I have been working hard to get my tutorial on mushroom light painting finished. It...

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Glowing mushroom light painting
19/08/2019

Coming soon, glowing mushroom light painting tutorial.

The most magical time of the year is coming! Autumn, full of color and magic. I really love the forests in autumn colors. The...

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Poison dart frog portrait of phyllobates terribilis OF the amazon rainforest in Colombia, very toxic and poisonous animal,big black amphibian eyes and bright yellow color
03/06/2019

Poison dart frog, Phyllobates terribilis, territorial fight for dominance.

I build a new vivarium for my poison dart frogs, Phyllobates terribilis orange black foot. I have five of them and didn’t know how...

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09/11/2018

The Heartbeat of a Glass Frog

Glass frogs are beautiful small (2-2.5cm) animals from the tropical rain forests of South and Central America. They are really transparent, you can even...

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27/02/2018

Light science and magic, an introduction to photography lighting

A review of one of the best educational photography books I have ever read. This is a book with solid rock information, totally different...

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12/12/2017

Light painting

The trick not to illuminate the whole scene Light painting can be looked upon as a kind of night photography, but in fact it...

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08/11/2017

Diffraction: loss of image sharpness

When I was starting with photography I always wanted to get the best out of my camera. I love to shoot macro images and...

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24/10/2017

Poison dart frogs

Here’s where my journey into biology and photography started I have always been fascinated by amphibians. I think it started when my grandfather gave...

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Wall closet with many doors in abandoned building
17/10/2017

Urbex or urban exploration

Urbex is an abbreviation of Urban Exploration and is all about discovering the stories that are to be found in old forgotten and abandoned...

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30/09/2017

Images on your wall

What medium is best for art prints; framed, canvas, metal or acrylic? Buying photo art to decorate your walls can be a very complex...

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30/09/2017

Welcome

Welcome to my new website and Blog. My name is Dirk Ercken, I’m a photographer located in Overpelt, Belgium. I’ve been taking pictures for...

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