Merel van Dooren - Ambassador Transcontinenta BV
Merel van Dooren
Portrait, Lifestyle, Commercial
Merel van Dooren was born in Tilburg in 1991. As a child, she often went on holiday to France with her parents, twin brother and sister. There she was once 'tent-arrested', because she had held a photo shoot with her little brother and had shot the entire roll of film... From that moment on she knew she wanted to become a photographer!
Merel did not train in photography, but in healthcare. However, she never lost her focus on photography and gradually began to immerse herself in the profession. The 'van Dooren' house was regularly turned upside down because Merel had arranged another portfolio shoot. She was allowed to set up her studio in her father's office. This was no more than an old mattress sheet with a construction lamp, which her father had converted into a softbox. Her mother then provided a nice lunch and her sister always helped her with the styling and make-up. And her little brother also helped out with anything Merel needed help with. And so she began her photography career, doing everything by feeling and intuition.
In 2014, Merel officially registered with the Chamber of Commerce and went after her dream. You cannot pigeonhole Merel's photography. However, there is a common thread running through her photography and that is storytelling. In addition, the variation in her assignments makes her work so much fun. One moment Merel is photographing a baby at the new parents' home and the next she is photographing a slick fashion shoot.
I love working with Lensbaby lenses and especially the OMNI by Lensbaby. I've seen some photos pop up on Instagram that always made me take a closer look because I noticed a special effect was added to the photo. But it wasn't Photoshop. Interesting! It piqued my curiosity, and I discovered that you can do all sorts of fun and creative things with Lensbaby lenses. That is how I came to know about the OMNI. In fact, I love the OMNI! I look forward to them launching a new extension kit every time. I used to run out of hands when I wanted to take a picture and tried to hold all kinds of things in front of my lens to get a nice effect. With the OMNI you can super conveniently add different elements with a handy little magnet, so I have my hands free. So the lenses and the OMNI together are a nice creative addition to my lens collection.
Welke camera apparatuur gebruik ik?
Camera & Objectieven
Nikon Z6 & Nikon D750
Lensbaby Velvet 56mm 1.6
Lensbaby composer pro
Lensbaby Sol 45mm
Lensbaby Twist 60
Lensbaby Burnside 35mm
Lensbaby Edge 35
Lensbaby Fish eye
OMNI – Creative set & Color expansion pack & Crystal Expansion Pack.
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