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 sometimes guiding photo tours in Iceland.
Awards and certifications
What have I accomplished so far?
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).
I primarily use the following camera equipment to create my shots:
- Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
- Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
- Canon EF 24-105mm F/4L IS USM
- 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 Speedlite 430 EX II
- NiSi Filters:
- Natural Light filter 100x100mm
- Hard Nano GND 0.9 150x100mm
- Advance Kit 100mm