|Message from Mike Rix
Hello. My name is Michael (Mike) and my focus is my travel and nature photography with a recent focus on birds and marine life, and also I do painting.
My equipment was/is:
- Sony Digital Mavica (my first Digital-cam)
- A Sony DSC P5 (... always carry it with me)
... has recently been replaced by SONY DSC H55 4.1 MPixel
- A Motomarine MX5 (for underwater)
- A Canon PowerShot G5 (compact) (has been stolen in 2007)
- A graphit pencil, aquarel and pastel crayons
- Nikon D70 DSLR with Nikkor 18mm-70mm (since 2007)
- Sigma Macro 70-300mm
- Trek Pod Go! Pro - Monopod-Tripod from TechPod
- Silver Crest SSST 500 A1 Gorilla Tripod
- Nikon D300S
- Nikon AF 58-300
- Sealife DC2000
- Nikon 60mm Micro Lens
I recently use Gimp and Picasa (both public domain) to postprocess my photos. For processing RAW images I use Nikon Image Project.
Verenigde Amateur Natuurfotografen: www.vanfoto.nl
I am also member of a painting community in Leiderdorp/Holland.
Although I would consider myself as an ambitious amateur, I have published a few pictures and occasionally joined an exhibition:
Exhibitions of Photography:
- Milleu Educatief Leiderdorp: Stadvogels September-December 2009
- Leiden City Hall: Exhibition with artists from Leiderdorp. August 2008
- Milleu Educatief Leiderdorp: 4 Seasons, Winter 2013-2014 (with VANfoto, Amstelveen)
- Industry & Arts, Metallbau Goosens, 21 January 2018 (Coesfeld, Germany)
Photos published online in:
Gulliver's Travel Associates (GTA) (Monaco Aquarium)
O Eco - Online News etc.http://www.oeco.com.br/
Contributions to Newspapers, Magazines, and Calendars:
Agenda “Croatia 2007” by Bosco Gajic.
Article about housing in the "Ruhr for Roof" magazine which is part of the charity Shelter.
September/October edition. (Brook Hewett).
Two pictures were presented on the VAN anniversary event in Amstelveen March 2013.
I hope You enjoy my galleries and your feedback is appreciated very much, too!