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I am Jochen Gielen, a travelling photographer, born in Belgium in 1982 and travelling the world as much as possible, from February 2014 to April 2015 I lived in Singapore and by the end of April 2015 I had moved to Cairo in Egypt before moving back to Belgium in November 2015. My photographic interests range from maritime to wildlife, architecture, landscapes and much more and I try to touch all types of photography on my travels around the world. I work in Aviation Security both as an Area Chief in the Brussels Airport area and as an Aviation Security Instructor all over Belgium, but besides this full-time job I 'm a freelance photographer, available for all sorts of projects worldwide.
My photographic portfolio consists of all types of photography but mostly travel, maritime, aviation and wildlife.
The photos can be found in the albums, furthermore there is a blog where you can read about my travel experiences and also find tips & tricks for your own travel adventures.
The equipment that I use consists of an older Canon EOS 7D and a brand new Canon EOS 90D, in the past I used the Canon EOS 10D and the Canon EOS 33 (analog) before that. The core of my equipment remains the DSLR, in combination with the Canon 18-55 USM and Canon 100-400 IS USM lenses with an extra Sigma 10-20mm lens. However, in later years there has been a lot of development in the imaging industry, so by the time the action cams had been up to quality I decided to add a GoPro HERO 5 to the collection and although it is still in use, I mainly use it as dash cam for driving videos these days. This doesn't mean I 'm not using an action cam anymore as about 2 years later I added another one to the collection, the DJI Osmo Action, my main action cam these days, in use for driving videos where the camera is mounted on the the front bumper of the car or even on the roof as well as walking videos and still photography where needed.
And then there is the famous new development in imaging, called the DRONE! Drones come in many sizes and prices, as a photographer I 'm less interested in video and speed, so in 2018 I decided to get myself the DJI Mavic Pro, by now this type is considered old, however it is still in use every time I go on a field trip, and since the new European Drone legislation kicked off in January 2021, I am now a certified drone pilot under EU-legislation.
Last but not least you can find projects that I have worked on or that I was involved in, client stories and interesting articles about history and special places. You will also find links to the pages of some of my friends that might interest you!
ENJOY the site and feel free to leave a message in the contact page!
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