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Bas Meelker is a leading Dutch landscape photographer, writer, speaker and workshop leader. Dutch-based, he supplies a wide variety of national and international commercial clients with his Fine Art landscape prints and images. Bas has been working as a full-time professional landscape photographer since 2008 and is well-known for his striking and bold style of photography.

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After a hot summers day

Whenever there’s a thunderstorm coming, something special happens. Whether it’s the aspect of danger, the exhilaration of trying to catch it or just witnessing the raw power of nature. It always gets the adrenaline pumping that little bit more. Perhaps it’s also because here in the north of The Netherlands, spectacular thunderstorms are rare. Anyway, last night was bullseye. So at half past eleven in the evening, I positioned myself in the path of an approaching thunderstorm and started exposing. Also an ideal moment to test the Canon 5Dsr’s low-light capabilities. But more on that later! When photographing lightning, it’s always a hit-and-miss affair. It’s not difficult to catch the moment, but you never know how the lightning will look in the final image. Is it a small and insignificant …

Just in for review: Canon EOS 5Dsr

I’ve just received the Canon EOS 5Dsr from Canon Netherlands for reviewing in the next couple of weeks. It could be the landscape photographers dream camera. 50mp packed in a dslr body that is portable and familiar to anyone who has ever worked with a Canon DSLR. And best of all, no anti-alias filter! So detail and crispness should be off the scale. I’m very curious and excited to give it a run for its money, including a 19-day trip to Norway. Does it live up to my expectations? And is it worth the upgrade from a Canon EOS 5D Mark III? We’ll see. In the next couple of weeks, I’ll keep you posted on my thoughts and share some of the results taken with this camera. And I’ll write …

Guest feature in David Noton’s ‘Chasing the Light’ Magazine

If you’re into landscape photography, you will have heard of David Noton. David is one of the worlds leading landscape and travel photographers. He has been working in the field for over 25 years now and and runs a highly successful landscape and travel photography business. His passion for landscape and travel photography is addictive. When I first saw his landscape images many years ago, I was amazed by how he uses the natural light to create something special. His work has been an inspiration ever since. So it was rather special to me when one of his team members contacted me a while ago asking if I would like to be featured in the June addition of David’s ‘Chasing the Light’ online magazine. My guest feature ‘Enjoying flatness’ is …

  • Clients

    Bas Meelker supplies a wide variety of national and international commercial clients with his fine art prints and images. Bas has been working as a full-time professional landscape photographer since 2008 and is well-known for his striking and bolt style of photography….
  • Talks

    Bas Meelker is an engaging national and international speaker, enticing his audiences with his inspirational images. His landscape photography lectures and presentations are not only known to be inspiring and full of tips and tricks for enhancing your photography, but also a lot of fun…
  • Books

    In 2011 I published my first book. Titled ‘Focus op fotografie – Landschap en architectuur’. It is written in Dutch and co-auteured with Pieter Dhaeze. The book is aimed at the starting and intermediate landscape and architectural photographer eager to improve…
  • Gear

    As a professional landscape photographer using gear that can cope with the harshest conditions and at the same time deliver the best results is important. Having the right gear for the right situation means I am able to deliver a constant supply…