Posts Tagged ‘about the site’

Getting Retina Ready

After sitting in front a of Retina, or High-DPI monitor for a while now I had concerns about how non-optimized images were displayed. From a photographers standpoint, you want to have your images shown the best way available.

For non Retina users, this it what how non-optimized images (or probably better said websites) look on a Retina screen:

Example non-retina optimized images (left) viewed on a retina screen - (c) 2015, Bram Belloni

Example non-retina optimized images (left) viewed on a retina screen.

Right now I am making a slow move towards a full optimized website. Starting with the blog section, which is Retina ready at the moment.

One note about Retina; once you are in, you never want to get back. Text, graphics, the overall experience, it is so much better. On-screen images on the other hand, i am not really convinced. Optimized imagery looks painstakingly sharp, very digital, very clinical. It has a huge influence on the look and feel of an image. I don’t know the exact figures, but given the fact that media consumption on the web is on the rise (and print is in decline), High-DPI monitors are probably the biggest change in how the viewer perceives photography since the transition from analogue to digital.


New in portfolio: Corporate Portraits

What makes a corporate portrait a corporate portrait? Isn’t it a portrait like all portraits? Well, actually it is. But, when you take all circumstances into account before the shoot, just like every portrait session, you notice that a corporate portrait is clearly different from a normal, editorial portrait.

Corporate portraits; suits, suits, suits

First, it is normally assigned by, or for, the client itself. So the picture need to match their corporate image. Second, you deal with people who aren’t familiar to be photographed, like people in showbiz, or see the importance of a good, well prepared portrait. This varies from ‘i’ve got two minutes between those meetings’ CEO’s to ‘do i have to do that in front of my co-workers’ employees. Third, suits, suits, suits. Oh, and did i mentioned office spaces (white, fluorescent light)?

With assignments like these, i always try to find a balance between the often formal image of the company and the personalities it embodies. It’s the people that make the company, right?

With the ending of the fiscal year and forthcoming annual reports a small section of corporate portraits. Assigned by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Pure Legal, Stadgenoot Housing Corporation and NICAM for their annual reports and corporate publications.

> go to Corporate Portraits portfolio entry


New Site!

Hello, and welcome to the new www.belloni.nl

What will you find on www.belloni.nl? This site is meant for three things. In the Portfolio section you will find a showcase of my work as freelance photographer. The News, or blog, section is to keep you updated on the latest projects, publications and some random work sketches. And for accounts there is a special client area.

The site will be updated gradually, so more posts and portfolio entries are to follow, soon.

Since all is brand new, I’m very curious what you think of it. So please, feel free to share your opinion and shoot me a line. Especially when you encounter any errors or aberrations.

Looking forward hearing from you!
Bram Belloni