Jardin Secret

Exhibition at the Festival International Nature Namur, 18 to 21 October

I will be present at the Festival International Nature Namur, from October 18 to 21 (10 AM to 6 PM) to show my photographic work on the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The festival, located on the sites of the Citadelle of Namur and of Acinapolis, includes many photos exhibitions around the theme of nature (wildlife, plants, landscape,…) A must see for all nature lovers! Moreover, this year, access to all photos exhibitions is free of charge.
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Jardin Secret

Jardin Secret (Grand Staircase -Escalante National Monument, Utah, USA)

Le fond de Conge - Automne

Award of the Mini-Serie category at the Festival Nature Namur 2017

As promised in my previous post, as the Namur Nature Festival is now finished, I will show you my pictures that were selected among the finalists of the contest.
It was actually even better than I thought: during the awards ceremony last week, I had the (very nice) surprise to be awarded the Award for best Mini-Serie for the four images shown below.
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Finalist of the Namur International Nature Photo Contest 2017

Last week, I was informed that two of my submissions for the 2017 Namur International Nature Photo Contest have been accepted 🙂
One of them is a single photo in the Landscape category while the other one, in the mini-portfolio category includes four images.
I was nicely surprised to be selected twice for the final, among more than 6300 entries.

I will not show my selected images in this post but will let you discover them during your visit to the 23rd edition of the FINN 2017 (International nature film and photography festival) in Namur, from 13 September until 22 September 2017.
You will be able to see my pictures among the other finalists of the competition and many other nature photography exhibitions.
And for those of you who will not be able to visit the festival, I’ll post them here after the festival.

A quick look at the Sleeklens Through The Woods workflow for Lightroom

Recently, I have been contacted by the PR Relations Manager from Sleeklens, asking me if I would test and review their Through The Woods workflow. The agreement was that I would review the workflow honestly, without bias.
As was already the case earlier (see my review of printing at zor.com), this decided me to accept the request.
Here are my first impressions about the Through The Woods presets and brushes.
To illustrate this post, I used a few images from one of my trips to Northern Aragon (Spain) and the French Pyrenees.
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How I print my pictures (part 2)

As mentioned in part 1, this post has been in my drafts folder for some time already. So prices that are mentioned below have probably changed in the meantime.

After my previous post about printing my images at Authentic, I thought that it would be useful to describe my experience with a newcomer on the market for printing images in Belgium (and France). Zor.com is a new internet printer, specialized in direct printing on several types of boards in a relatively limited range of sizes. Where they differ from the many other printers available today on internet is their prices. Surprisingly low compared to their competition.
They print on Dibond, acrylic glass, forex, carboard, and canvas.

To make it clear from the beginning, I was actually contacted by a Zor representative asking me to speak about them on my blog in exchange for a free print. As I was not bound to use their own publicity or to be positive about their work, I decided to accept the deal. But, before giving them a positive answer, I immediately tested them by ordering two prints, one on Dibond and the other on acrylic glass. I was wondering if there would be a difference in quality or delivery speed between this ‘anonymous’ order and the one I would do in exchange for a post about them.
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