Rob van der Waal

Rob van der Waal was born in 1957 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. His father was a passionate photographer who taught him the basics of photography. When he was 7 years old, his family already had a darkroom on the top floor of their family house. Apart from his father’s touch and some workshops, Rob van der Waal is an autodidact. With reading, listening and most of all just doing, he developed his creative and photography skills. To briefly summarize his style in photography; pure and honest are the key words that come close. He loves to be out in nature and enjoys the space, light and birds, and on those frequent trips his camera is his companion. He believes, some interest build into his DNA is “maritime”. It’s his preference to be at the waterfront, the sea, and close to ships and its related activity. He feels fortunate to live close to Rotterdam, a harbor area in the Netherlands. He will always respect nature and animals. He hopes more people will support this principle. What triggers him in photography is that, it is never done, complete or finish, as there is always a way to playing with the light and the moment, which gives the opportunity in another way to tell the story!
Rob van der Waal

Rob van der Waal

Camera Gear: Nikon D800 & D90
Lenses: Nikkor 50mm f/1.4, 105mm f/2.8 macro, 24-120 f/4.0, 70-200 f/2.8,
Nikkor 18-200 f/5.6, 200-400 f/4.0
Flash: Nikon Speedlight SB-900, Tripod and heads: Gitzo
Current Location: Hellevoetsluis, The Netherlands.
Portfolio: http://www.robvanderwaal-photography.com
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rvdwaal_foto/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/waalrob
Best Achievements & Exhibitions:
3rd Place | Photo of the Month | 32nd Month


Some of Rob van der Waal’s Most Popular Award Achievements

Foggy Tree, by Rob van der Waal

Foggy Tree, by Rob van der Waal

During a short trip to Madeira we decided to hike to the top of Pico Ruivo. The foggy conditions created a sinister atmosphere. While we were passing an area wi...
Balts of the Pied Avocet, by Rob van der Waal

Balts of the Pied Avocet, by Rob van der Waal

The temperature is far below normal, but it’s springtime! Love is in the air, especially for birds. Yesterday I spend a while observing the courtship of a pair ...

Poppy, by Rob van der Waal
IJsbloem, by Rob van der Waal
Panic! by Rob van der Waal
Some Sunny Spells, by Rob van der Waal
Foggy Tree, by Rob van der Waal
Balts of the Pied Avocet, by Rob van der Waal
Enjoy the Light, by Rob van der Waal
Burning Sky, by Rob van der Waal
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Recent Reflections Based on Rob van der Waal’s Photographs

Sun will shine again

Sun will shine again

The enormous lake stretched flat and smooth all the way to the edge of the sky. And the overclouded sky, which seems dark, will clears up, and the sun will shin...
Cheerfulness

Cheerfulness

“Every Flower is a soul blossoming in nature”, Gerard De Nerval’s quote that comes to mind when looking at the poppies and blue vista in this photo. Fresh, vibr...

Flowers that bloom
Sun will shine again
Cheerfulness
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An Exclusive Interview with Rob van der Waal

An Exclusive Interview with Rob van der Waal

Rob van der Waal was born in 1957 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. His father was a passionate photographer who taught him the basics of photography. When he was ...

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