Who am I?
My name is Jeroen Van Nieuwenhove and I’m a self-taught photographer that is mainly focussing on landscape photography. In addition I also cherish a not-so-secret love for Iceland – the ideal combination.
I found my passion for photography very early on when I found an analog Canon SLR in our attic at the age of 10. I was immediately fascinated by using this analog beauty, which I still have in my possession today. For a reason that is not really clear to me I lost track of this fascination. It took me until 2013 until I started actually exploring the photography world further by buying myself a DSLR. After discovering the beauty that is Iceland I found a new passion for landscape and nature photography, which I still chase today. Everything I know and do in the photography world is what I taught myself by reading and/or just trying in the field.
In 2016 I moved to Iceland, where I’m now working in the tourism industry. I’m also guiding photo tours in Iceland.
Recently I did an interview with This Adventure Life where I explain a little bit more about myself.
Awards and certifications
EP Qualification (awarded by FEP – December 2015)
The European Photographer (EP) qualification aims to recognise competence and a professional standard for those who earn their lives as Professional Photographers. It is designed to complement the lack of a specific title to uphold the professional status.
Finalist at FEP Photographer of the Year Awards 2016 (awarded by FEP – March 2016)
Certified finalist in the landscape category at the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year awards 2016.
FEP Landscape Merit Award 2016 (awarded by FEP – March 2016)
Obtained the FEP Landscape Merit Award at the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2016.
PX3 – Silver Award in the Nature/Landscape category (awarded by Prix de la Photographie Paris – June 2018)
Obtained the a Silver Award at Prix de la Photographie Paris 2018 awards (certificate).
PX3 – Honorable Mention in the Nature/Landscape category (awarded by Prix de la Photographie Paris – June 2018)
Obtained an honorable mention at Prix de la Photographie Paris 2018 awards (certificate).
At this time I use the following camera equipment to create my shots:
- Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
- Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III
- Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM II
- Canon EF 24-105mm F/4L IS USM
- NiSi Filters:
- Natural Light filter 100x100mm
- Hard Nano GND 0.9 150x100mm
- Advance Kit 100mm
I have also previously owned a Canon EOS 550D and Canon 6D as well as following lenses:
- Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 STM
- Tamron 70-300mm SP F/4.0-5.6 Di VC USD
- Samyang 14mm F/2.8 Aspherical IF ED UMC Canon
- Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM