Welcome on the website of Ruud de Man. Ruud is a fulltime freelance nature photographer (digital) for more than 15 years.
I was an Assistant Librarian at the Cultural Heritage Agency (Ministry of Education, Culture and Science) in Amersfoort (the Netherlands) and since 1 September 2014 Full Time Freelance Photographer. I take Pictures from Nature (Plants, Mushrooms, Insects and Landscapes). I also take regularly Pictures in my Daylight Studio.
Today I have the Canon 6D mkII with the EF 24-70mm 2.8 L USM Lens, the EF 100mm 2.8 L macro IS USM Lens, the EF 70-200mm 4.0 L II USM, the EF 100-400mm 1:4.5-5.6 IS L mkII USM Lens and a 1.4 III Converter. Also the Canon 7D mkII with Sigma Lenses 17-70mm/2.8-4.0 C, 50mm/2.8 Macro. At last the Canon 80D with the Sigma C 150-600mm Zoom Lens, which I use for photographing Birds. Besides I have an Epson V800 Photo Scanner to scan my Slides etc.
A Picture must be more than a Snapshot. It is good when a Picture can tell a Story.