Hi, I'm a hobby photographer
who's taken his hobby a bit too serious.
Hi I'm Mark Scheffers. I'm born on the 22nd of March 1984 and nowadays I live in Hellevoetsluis a nice city close to Rotterdam.
What I really like about "about me" stories in general is that most of them start from the moment people finished some kind of study. I know it's quite obvious because nine out of ten times their study is related to the things their into now. I was thinking to skip that part and start from the moment my passion for photography was born.
So... it all began somewhere in the year 2009 when a former colleague (Bart) and good friend asked me to bring my "Canon power shot" to work. Before that moment I didn't know anything about photography, in other words, I knew when pressing the shutter button you will take a photo. Bart showed me how to use the aperture value and what it does. His next tip: "just start and you will see". That same afternoon I went to a park took some photo's and play with the aperture setting. From that moment my new hobby was born.
Before I bought my first DSLR in March 2010 I used the Power shot to practice and to be sure I really like photography. This new DSLR (Nikon D90) took me to the next level and made me addicted to photography.
After several projects and challenges which you can find on my flickr account (inactive) I decided to get more serious and start focus on animal and landscape photography only. The first step I took to improve my skills and knowledge was to follow a workshop from a photographer whose work I liked and still do. His workshop "Wildlife Bootcamp" and seminar "Photo Post Processing" convinced me to continue with these two categories. Thank's for that Marsel.
At this point, going out hunting for animals and searching for the perfect sceneries works kind of relaxing. I think it would be awesome to start giving courses someday, teach people how to handle a camera and post process their photo's.
I hope you will enjoy your stay on my website. If you have any questions or suggestions don't hesitate to contact me.
What about this logo...
Does it really mean something?
Yep, the logo certainly has a meaning or even better it really represents something. The logo represents the shape of how light travels through a SLR from the moment it enters a lens till the moment it leaves the viewfinder.
The triangle that the light makes is shaped by a so called “pentaprism” a five-sided reflecting prism used to deviate a beam of light by constant 90°. This pentaprism was first used in the Duflex camera in 1948.
But... how did I came up with this logo?
After multiple attempts to design a logo using my name or initials combined with a camera or something recognisable related to photography the results didn't satisfy me at all. Because the results didn't satisfy me at all I decided to give it one more try, threw every previous attempts away and start all over again. The fist step was to set up some conditions which I think my logo should meet. This new logo had to be simple, no letters and easy to recognise. After searching the web, brainstorming and several drawing attempts I accidentally ran into this light traveling shape. After a quick search I came to the conclusion that the logo wasn't used somewhere else, by then I knew this was the design to use.
Regarding my new logo I’m satisfied. I hope you like the logo and the story behind it.