About me

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.

Land und Meer Fotowettbewerb 2016 (awarded by CEWE and Land Und Meer magazine – April 2017)
First prize in the Land und Meer Fotowettbewerb, a German magazine (link to the publication). 

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).

My gear

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