Posts Tagged ‘photography’

Tearsheets: Resource Wageningen UR

Lately, I am working a lot for of publishers in the academic field. For Resource, a publication by the Wageningen University (WUR) I portrayed microbiologist and professor Willem de Vos.

Capturing scholars or research in an image can be a challenge, due to the high level of abstractness. Focusing on the persons themselves is always worth it and inspirational.

The Netherlands, Amsterdam, 06 March 2015. Portrait prof.dr. WM (Willem) de Vos at Micropia, museum for micro-organisms. Willem de Vos is a Dutch microbiologist and Professor at Wageningen University. Photo: Bram Belloni / Nederland, Amsterdam, 06 maart 2015. Portret prof.dr. WM (Willem) de Vos in Micropia, museum voor micro-organismen. Willem de Vos is microbioloog en hoogleraar aan de Wageningen Universiteit. Foto: Bram Belloni / (c) 2015, www.belloni.nl

Prof.dr. WM (Willem) de Vos at Micropia, museum for micro-organisms.
2015, Bram Belloni for Resource

The Netherlands, Schiphol, 06 March 2015. Portrait prof.dr. WM (Willem) de Vos at Schiphol Airport enroute to Helsinki. Willem de Vos (right) is a Dutch microbiologist and Professor at Wageningen University. Photo: Bram Belloni / Nederland, Schiphol, 06 maart 2015. Portret prof.dr. WM (Willem) de Vos op Schiphol Airport onderweg naar Helsinki. Willem de Vos (rechts) is microbioloog en hoogleraar aan de Wageningen Universiteit. Foto: Bram Belloni / (c) 2015, www.belloni.nl

Prof.dr. WM (Willem) de Vos at Schiphol Airport enroute to Helsinki
2015, Bram Belloni for Resource

The photography in the publication (click for bigger image):

Tear sheet Cover Resource 09-2015, featuring Willem de Vos, editorial photography by Bram Belloni

Tear sheet Cover Resource 09-2015, featuring Willem de Vos
2015, photography by Bram Belloni

Tear sheet Resource 09-2015, featuring Willem de Vos, editorial photography by Bram Belloni

Tear sheet Resource 09-2015, featuring Willem de Vos
2015, photography by Bram Belloni

Tear sheet Resource 09-2015, featuring Willem de Vos, editorial photography by Bram Belloni

Tear sheet Resource 09-2015, featuring Willem de Vos
2015, photography by Bram Belloni

> read more: Resource Magazine
> read more: Wageningen UR
> about: Willem de Vos (wikipedia)


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.