About Paidor's Photoblog

Me

I'm Peter Koerhuis, a computer scientist hailing from Enschede, the Netherlands, with a passion to create -- software, music, electronics, food, ideas, illusions, and... photos.

I've always enjoyed taking pictures, or just looking at photographs capturing something special -- or something very ordinary in a special way. Inspired by several friends at university, my passion for photography really took off in 2007 during my internship in Auckland, New Zealand, for which I bought my first camera (a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ2). Since NZ is kind of a photographer's playground -- because something interesting or beautiful can be found around almost every corner -- you can imagine I 'went wild' with my camera and tried to capture nearly everything. Wanting more control and higher quality, I bought my DSLR (an Olympus E-510) several months later, in NZ. I've been hooked to photography ever since!

My favourite areas of photography include: landscape (and nature in general), events, concerts, parties, sports, macro, and portraits.

On this photoblog, I collect those photos I've made that I like best.

This Site

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This site is powered by Pixelpost. The template (skin) was originally based on switchy, but has been almost completely overhauled by me over time. All animations (and some other scripting) are geared by jQuery.

Those captions and labels you see all over this site are in my actual handwriting. I've created a TrueType font and am using CSS's @font-face and the Cufón library to apply the font to those elements. I kind of like it myself. :)

I designed and built the nifty 'mood colour' feature (which selects a colour for the UI to match te photo on display) in PHP, CSS and jQuery. It calculates the average colour value of the edges of the image. It sometimes gives some surprising results, but overall I'm pretty happy with the way it looks.

This site also supports CoolIris for browsing and viewing photos. Especially when browsing photos, this looks really nice -- and works well, too.

My Gear

Primary DSLR

  • Canon EOS 5D mark II body
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM lens
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L IS USM lens
  • Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 lens w/ ET-65II hood
  • 3x B+W 010 UV-Haze 1x filter
  • Soligor C/D4 teleconverter 1.7x
  • Canon Speedlite 580EXII flash
  • LowePro CompuRover AW & Nova 4 bags
  • 16GB CF card (Sandisk Extreme)
  • 2x LP-E6 battery (original)

Secondary DSLR

  • Olympus E-510 body
  • Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens
  • Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 kit lens
  • Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5 macro lens
  • Metz 48-AF1 flash
  • LowePro Off Trail 1 bag
  • JJC RM-E8 IR remote control
  • No-brand 720nm IR filter
  • 2x 4GB CF card (Sandisk Extreme III & TekQ 80x)
  • 3x BLM-1 battery (1 original)

Compact

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ2
  • 1GB SD card (Dane-Elec)
  • Samsonite Ravenna DF 15 bag
  • Hähnel HL-007 spare battery
  • HQ mini-tripod

Stuff

  • Sigma EF-430ST flash w/ Seagull SYK-3 slave trigger
  • Home-made flash bounce card
  • Gitzo Gilux Studex Performance vintage tripod w/ Cambo CBH3 ball head
  • Velbon DX-888 Digital tripod
  • Voltcraft IPC-1L battery charger
  • 8x Sanyo Eneloop AA rechargable battery

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Contact and Copyright

All photos, images and design on these pages are entirely mine and are © Copyright 2007-2010 Peter Koerhuis.

Please do not use any of them (for private or commercial purposes) without my prior written conscent.

You can contact me for any information, questions or remarks at peter • at • paidor • dot • nl.