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Sjors, from Rotterdam

Hi! My name is Sjors and I’m from Rotterdam in The Netherlands. I started with photo and videography in 2019, trying to capture the best moments from my trip to Sri Lanka and Maldives. I started out with a borrowed Sony NEX-5N and joined a course on the lighting triangle. Shortly after I bought my own camera, a Sony A6300, which I still use today. After that, most of the techniques I use were taught by YouTube, apart from Albert Dros’ landscape course, which I bought considering my love for landscape photography.

I’m a big fan of the Sigma DC CN Contemporary series, and the 16mm (landscape and astrophotography) and 56mm (rarely portrets and panorama’s) are my usual lens suspects. However, I also use the Sony 55-210mm for wildlife photography. Besides that I have a DJI Mavic Air for drone shots. A common theme for my hobby is tech. I’m a bit of a tech freak and love working with software. I use Lightroom (Classic) and Photoshop for photo editing, LR Timelapse for timelapses (what’s in a name huh) and Premiere Pro and After Effects for video editing.  

It’s super cool to be nominated for #VideoOfTheWeek3. I feel honored to be amongst the top 25, the other videos are incredible! My video features a short clip shot with my drone in the “Bollenstreek” of the Netherlands. Currently it’s flower season so expect a lot more tulips and other beautifully colored fields, not only from me, but as I can tell from a lot of other (Dutch) creators. This is my first time ever getting a nomination for anything so it’s very exciting. I’ve doing this as no more than a hobby, but can’t say I’ve never dreamt of being a full time content creator. 

My message to everyone would be: have fun! Life’s too short to worry about likes. Just capture great moments you enjoy and want to share and keep our earth in mind when you do. 

@sjorshijgenaar is where you can find me if you want to chat ;). 
–Met vriendelijke groeten,Sjors Hijgenaar