Hi, thanks for your visit at my Portfolio Web Site.
As you may noticed, my name is Abel Tonkens, based in the city of Groningen, the Northern Netherlands.
Here's where I live with my wife Anne and my son Wessel. The latest mentioned is often available for figuration in my Photo Projects ;-)
In 2008 I bought my first 'real' camera and starting to play around with it and did my research on the internet.
Here's where I discovered that I didn't want to point my goals to one certain kind of Photography.
Instead I tried as much as possible in all kinds of Photography.
I love to picture landscapes, walking around with only my camera and myself in breathtaking surroundings.
Otherwise it is big fun to do a major project in a Photo Studio with make up artists and models. Working out the ideas in a group of enthusiastic people to achieve te final goal.
In my opinion every photo deserves Post Processing in some kind of way.
So that is why I did my research on applications like Adobe LightRoom an Adobe PhotoShop.
Working out a set and taking the Picture is (in my humble opinion) only the start of the final image.
While taking the picture, I've already have in mind what the Post Processing will be like to get the final result.
Taking the picture is 'one'. The final Post Processing is 'two'.
It's always a satisfying moment when you realize that your ideas come together with the original image in combination with the Post Processing.
If you have any question, remark or what so ever, don't hesitate to fill out the contact form. I'd be happy to answer it a.s.a.p.
Hope you enjoy my work,