Tom Vander Heyden



“God eftermiddag” GripGrap…KlikKlak…Action

God eftermiddag! Ondertussen alweer enkele weken geleden maar zeker nog niet vergeten... de workshop/MasterSession met de Deense sportfotograaf Martin Paldan... Benieuwd naar enkele foto's? Hierbij mijn bijdrage aan de workshop-day...

Kim Saenen – unpublished video

Niet-gepubliceerd materiaal... we kennen het allemaal wel. Waarom deze video nooit is gepubliceerd, was gewoon omdat hij niet, volledig klaar was... of was het misschien dat het net de boodschap miste. Of misschien vond ik het op die moment niet goed genoeg, of...

Behind-the-scene Narviflex Nomadesk 2014

Om je zondag fijn af te ronden...

Kort en krachtig... aus Österreich: hier een "Behind-The-Photoshoot-Narviflex-Nomadesk" filmpje van zaterdag 1 februari 2014. Beelden volgen zeer binnenkort.

K. Saenen 2013

Portrait of Kim Saenen with her new 2013 clothes - Bikemechanic Team

Hagelandse Chrono 2012

Nice temperatures, uplifting heartbeats, a 85km off-road route with short steep hills. Hagelandse chrono had it all.

I rode this mountainbike-marathon last weekend, but have to admit I noticed I hadn’t trained enough. After 45km I almost decided to quit and go home. I made a U-turn, but then realized they put DNF (did not finished) after my name in the ranking, which did not attract me. So I found new courage to pursue and finished the 85km. Even though I didn’t ride a good time due to the lack of training, I did feel victory just by finishing it.

Ardennes Trophy – Winamplanche

Passing through a river with a bike always gives some pleasant results. BUT you have to watch out for splashes & lots of water! Especially when you are using a wide-angle lens, which I do most of the time. Take care of your gear and protect your flashes (AND external batteries) with plastic bags or some other waterproof things. I have protected my external battery with some plastic bag but 1 hole in the bag result in some humidity into the bag & also the battery... NOT GOOD. I had lucky, nothing was damaged by the water. Little geartalk: How do you protect your gear? Also plastic bags? For the second time in a row, I used my new pocket wizards (TTflex 5, TT Mini) but I'm still not convinced to use them...

Ardennes Trophy – famous hedge

The pictures below are taken at Ardennes Trophy, one of the hardest mountainbike-marathon raids in Belgium, where you can choose routes of 50, 70 or 90 kilometers of pure (mountainbike-)fun. The event is well organized, it has a great atmosphere and there are quite a lot of nice places to shoot some great pictures. However the good spots are a bit hard to find if you don't know the area or routes, the website is a good starting point to prepare. For me it was the second time to shoot this beautiful event, mainly to upgrade my portfolio. Website: If you're interested to go there and shoot as well, here are some good spots to go to: • Hedge of Haut-Maret • windmill of Bonromme, which is the highest point in the Ardennes Trophy • passing through the river in Winamplanche • The pass-trough after 20km, on the site of the AT • The pass-trough of Chafour • Castle of Hodbomont, with the pleasant welcome of the local people • decent at the stairs in Marché • Old castle of Franchimont

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