Ann  Van Breemen

Ann Van Breemen

Surfers Paradise, Australia

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Hi, I’m Ann. I am a sixty+ lady who lives only five minutes walk to the beautiful Surfers Paradise beaches on the Gold Coast in Queensland with my lovely, very patient, better half and I love taking photos. Of anything. I’m not as prolific as I once was as for the last few years I have had to struggle with the effects of Fybromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue and arthritis, but I try not to let it defeat me completely.

I also love looking at other peoples photos and learning how they do stuff. People say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but I’m determined to prove them wrong.

I currently use the Canon EOS 6D full frame camera, which I think is absolutely wonderful. If it had a built in flash it would be perfect. I also have a Canon EOS7D. I’ve owned several EOS cameras in the past, each better than the last, but I think I’ve found my true love in the 6D.

My lenses consist of the Canons EFs 18-135mm IS, EF 70-300mm IS, the EF 17-40mmL and the brilliant Canon EF 24-105mmL. For macros I used to use the wonderful Tamron 90mm but have since traded that one for the equally wonderful, and longer, Sigma 150mm f2.8.

All comments and critiques ( as long as they are constructive) will be gratefully accepted.

MY AWARDS:
I have been fortunate to have been featured on RB’s home page a few times.

I recently won a Silver and Three Bronze Awards in the International Loupe Awards for 2014.

In 2013 I won a bronze award in the International Loupe Awards.

I also won two bronze awards in the Better Photography Magazine Photographer of the Year for 2010.

I have also been published in several Camera magazines, in both Australia and the U.K. and have won some big competitions, winning at least two Canon DSLR kits as well as other equipment and software. I have also competed successfully in several on-line photo comps.

In July 2013 I had an image published in the popular Australian Geographic magazine in an article about wild weather.

I also had two photos published in the Australian Weather Bureau Calendar for 2013, one of them the cover photo. A pretty neat achievement I’ve been told.

In 2014 I started dabbling in Fractal Art. My Fractal Art is completely computer generated using the Apophysis program which was a bit difficult to get my head around at first but I persisted. Photography will always be my first love and passion, however, but Fractal Art does satisfy my creative cravings when I can’t go out taking photos.

  • Joined: June 2009

Journal

I Sold a Poster

I woke this morning to the news that I had sold a poster. Thank you so much to the buyer. You made my day. I’m so glad you like this image as it is one of my favourite places on earth. I hope you enjoy it.
Posted 5 months – 16 comments

RB Homepage

How awesome. I’ve just had an image featured on the RB Found Homepage. I feel very honoured and grateful. Thank you very much.
Posted 5 months – 18 comments

I Sold a Card

Thank you to the person who liked my work enough to shell out cold hard cash for a card of my Koala shot “Chairman of the Board”. In these difficult times that is the highest compliment one can pay someone and I greatly appreciate it. :)
Posted 6 months – 14 comments

I'm Back

I’ve been absent from RB since October due to travel, the Xmas and New Year holidays and life in general getting in the way, but I’m back now, with a swag of new images and a renewed energy and enthusiasm. I wish all my RB friends a Happy New Year and good luck for the coming future. I apologise for not responding to any comments and features bestowed on me during my absence. Believe…
Posted 7 months – 4 comments