It is happening right now, I am writing my first blog post. Scary? Yes, a bit. Enthusiastic? YESSSS.
You may think; again, another photographer with his standard photoblog. Or maybe you are as curious as I am what this will bring. To start with, I can tell you that this blog won’t be a standard blog where I am telling a story about myself. OurView is standing for OUR-View. It is also about your vision, we can create that storytelling photo together.
This means that next to the main topics of photography; I will be giving tips on several fields. From camera techniques to starting your own business (also applicable to none photographers).
Finally, interaction is really important to me; to make this blog fits your needs. The rest of this blog I will tell you the subjects in more detail and who I am.
There will several blog posts about photoshoots I did. This will vary from an event to a shoot of a landscape I feel sharing with you. I am always open for comments; negative and positive of course. Next to this, there will be stories about the photos I took. There is a whole story behind a lot of photos which make them special. By giving meaning to a photo it becomes more special for everyone.
But not only about the photos, but also about myself. I will show you a day in the life of myself. Finally, I am willing to do Q&A sessions to help you further with all that is related to photography and the business of photography.
Helping people is one thing I really like to do. That is why several blogs will give you tips and tricks about different aspects of photography and doing business (focused on photography but also useful for others). Subjects that will be covered for photographers for example are:
On the other hand tips and tricks towards the business side of things will cover: the start of your own business and how to do that, marketing online as well as offline and how to attract clients in a creative way.
A tip to myself at this moment is to use less I, however, that is quite difficult when you are telling what you are going to do. And I understand that this will be also the case when you will read the tips. Therefore I try to give more practical examples you can directly apply, and do not forget to ask questions!!! Maybe more people have those questions and we can solve the issue together.
Traveling is an important part of life. (https://juliano.sg-host.com/about/ shows were I am at the moment). I am not a full-time traveler but try to go as much as possible. In the past, I lived in Singapore from where I traveled to a lot of places in Asia. All those experiences I take with me during a photoshoot or session. Trying to combine different cultures to make my own unique style.
Therefore, some posts will go about places I have traveled to, cultures that interested me and the bucket list I have. Most importantly; what is your favorite destination? Please comment below!
In 2015 I started taking photos with my phone and found out quickly that I needed a professional camera to create what I had in mind. When I received my camera, I started a course to get the know-how needed to create that specific photo. The main goal was to create something that no one else had seen.
In the beginning, I was really focused on travel photography, enjoying nature, cultures and the sun most of the time to be honest. But not only this got my interest, but also you! The smile of people. I love to socialize with others and hear their stories. During my travels or during a photoshoot I hear those stories and want to create the perfect picture for this.
Next to photography I study International Business at Maastricht University. Where I learn things I directly try to apply to this photography business. Therefore I expand this blog not only to photography but also on all aspects of the business. In my free time: I swim, Go out and have a good glass of wine with friends.
In my life, I already had a lot of contact with different cultures. All these cultures also have different styles they like and this way I got in contact with different photography styles. Because of all these different styles I created a style that’s unique. As you’ve already read above, I decided to capture the beautiful moments I experienced because memories tend to fade. This is how OurView is founded.
But why OurView and not Julian Oude Maatman Photography? I want to help people save their memories in a way they want to remember them. It’s not only the photographer’s style, but I want to combine my style with the style the person loves. This way, the perfect photo is a combination of two styles and that’s how it became OURview.
The first blog post is a fact!
Now you know something about me and my business. I hope you will enjoy reading this blog and the coming ones. You can always contact me by filling in one of the contact forms on the website, reply to this blog post, email me firstname.lastname@example.org or just sent a WhatsApp.
Would you like more? Please check the about page on this website.
Thank you for reading!!
Julian Oude Maatman