Carl Zeiss Distagon 21 /2.8 retrofocus lens

... all about analogue photography ...

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... Welcome to my website about non-digital photography ...


selfportrait photo of Bert

(self portrait, November 2019, with my Yashica 44A camera)



I'm an amateur photographer since 2001. I'm living at "De Veluwe" in The Netherlands. I prefer to practice analogue photography like using old, manual cameras and lenses, developing film in homebrew Caffenol, building wooden pinhole cameras, making paper negatives and printing with historical processes (alt-photo). So that's what this website will be about.


Bert from Holland

image TLR camera


Although this site will be under continuous construction, I hope you still can find some intersting items about:

Update June 2nd, 2020: I've started a separate page about "Photogenic Drawing, Salt printing and the Calotype procecesses", the inventions of William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1977).

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self portrait

(self portrait, March 2017, Olympus Pen-EE on Fomapan 100 @ 200 ISO in Ilfotec DD-X)


I'm a member/participant of:

* International Society for Analogue Photography (I.S.F.A.Ph.)

* Ultra Low ISO Club

* Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

* Deventer Foto Kring

* Nederlandse Fotobond

* Half Frame Shooters

logo I.S.F.A.Ph logo: ULIC group logo: Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day logo: Deventer Fotokring Logo: Nederlandse Fotobond logo: Half Frame Shooters


Wisdom of life (by C&H):

CALVIN: "The world is a complicated place, Hobbes."
HOBBES: "Whenever it seems that way, I take a nap in a tree and wait for dinner."


"Have fun and catch that light beam!"
Bert from Holland

drawing of a Hasselblad camera

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"... avoiding the common illusion that creative work depends on equipment alone ..." (Ansel Adams in his book "The Camera" 1980)

"... I enjoy vintage cameras as “users,” rather than imprisoning them in some display case"

"... It's the bottom of a staircase that spirals out of sight ...

"... but I just love the good natured mirth you provided ..." (a complement I enjoyed receiving)


(The lens scematics in my logo is a Carl Zeiss Distagon 21/2.8 retrofocus lens)

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