Leaf Aptus 65
"I’m very satisfied with the suberb quality of the digital files I get from my Leaf Aptus: especially the colours, they are amazing and very film like. That’s important for portrait and for floral photography even more. The overall sharpness is to be compared with 4x5 film."Pim van der Maden
Pim van der Maden recently received recognition for his work from the Federation of Euopean Photographers (FEP), in the FEP European Professional Photographers of the Year Awards. The aim of the "FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards" is to help promote the photographic profession in Europe. The competition is a non-profit event and all fees collected are used for the social aims of the organising body. The competition was open to all professional photographers in Europe, who are members of the associations affiliated with FEP.
The aim of the competition is to help promote the photographic profession and to raise the level of professional standards. It is also intended to give just recognition to those who work in this sector according to the highest levels of quality and professionalism. .
Pim van der Maden was recognized with a Silver award in the Commercial category, a Bronze awards in the categories of Social, Pictorial, and Commercial.
About the pictures
Snow landscape. Made this in the neighboorhoud of my hometown. I love the emptiness of this picture. Mamiya 645 AFDII with Leaf Aptus 65. 3.5/35 at f11
Floral design on woman's face, made by Marit Kuypers. A lot of my work is for a florist magazine called “De Pook”. It’s a leading magazine in the Netherlands. Florists are inspired by the arrangements for their own commercial work. Mamiya 645 AFDII with Leaf Aptus 65. 4/120 macro f11 On location with studio light. One umbrella and Calumet reflection gold/silver portrait.
I made this portrait as part of a series of 9 called “Paradisebirds” of people living in my hometown who have a “colourful” role in our community. These pictures were exhibited during the National Book Week in the local library. Mamiya 645 AFDII with Leaf Aptus 65. 4/120 Macro at f11. Studio one softbox.
Pim shoots with the Leaf Aptus 65 for almost 3 years now. "I’m very satisfied with the suberb quality of the digital files I get from my Leaf Aptus: especially the colours, they are amazing and very film like. That’s important for portrait and for floral photography even more. The overall sharpness is to be compared with 4x5” film."
About Pim van der Maden
Pim van der Maden is a professional photographer focusing on fashion/advertising/commercial photography. He specialises in floral photography. He is the president of DIPP Netherlands.