''I need to focus on why I started taking pictures in the first place, to document the beauty in this world.''

I'm Christiaan, 21 year old and from a lovely place called Zwolle, Netherlands.

I bought my very first camera when I was about 15 years old, The only reason I bought it was because we were going on a holiday trip to Austria. The camera I bought was a Pentax optio s5z, And in the first place, I just used it to take snapshots and I didn't really care about all the technical stuff. But after a while I became more and more interested in photography and started to search for online forums, and taadaa, there was Flickr.

I think that was the moment the Photography virus infected me, and I couldn't resist myself any longer, I had to buy a DSLR.
So after saving up for a couple of months I was finally able to buy a 400D with the 17-85mm lens and the Battery grip!

In the summer of 2008 I bought myself a lenshood and a camera bag, Now im saving up for the 75-300mm USM IS lens!

Update: I didn't buy the 70-300mm. I bought the 430ex II and 50mm f/1.8 instead and I quite love that combination as well!

December 18 2008: Well, I'll probably never own a 70-300mm IS, I bought the 70-200mm f/2.8 L instead. And I can't say I reget it, such a great lens.


- Lightweight tripod
- Polarizing filter

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Christiaan Rijnhart
December 2006
Zwolle, Netherlands
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Male and Single