Would you mind introducing yourself? Hi everyone, my name is Robin Homan. I’m 31 years old and I live in the Netherlands. Last year I married my beautiful wife Dominique (@dominiquehoman_) in Iceland. We currently live in the South of the Netherlands with our lovely dog June. She’s a 4-year-old Australian Shepherd. I’m a part-time special educational needs teacher and a part-time wedding photographer.
Robin's Instagram - @rbnhoman
Robin & Dominique's Wedding & Couple Photography - @homanphotography
How would you describe your style of photography? Haha, this is such a difficult question for me, since I've struggled a lot with this subject. For our photography business (@homanphotography) we try to capture raw emotion and be consistent in our editing style. When I shoot personal work, it’s always a bit different, depending on the situation. I like all different kinds of styles, but I’ll always try to be as consistent as I can.
When did you first fall in love with taking photos? When I was young I always watched my Grandpa editing videos. He gave me my first camera. I played around a lot with it but I stopped taking photos in high school. When I met Dominique I noticed she had a shared interest in photography so we bought a camera together. We photographed our dog a lot in her puppy years. Our love for photography grew on us like our love for each other. A few years later we started our own photography business.
Do you have a favourite photography related memory, whether it be in front or behind the camera? That would be our wedding shoot in Iceland. We travelled to Iceland with 2 photographers and saw the most beautiful places during our wedding shoot. I also took some portraits of Dominique on that day. For me, they are the most precious photos I ever took.
What inspires you to take these wonderful photographs? I get my inspiration out of all sort of things. My wife, our dog, nature, travelling, magazines, internet and so on. And Instagram of course. There are so many outstanding artists on Instagram who inspire me.
What kind of camera do you use? Currently, I’m using a Nikon D750 as my primary camera. Our backup camera is a Nikon D700. I also own a Nikon F100 and a Nikon L35AD point and shoot.
What is your editing process like? I use Lightroom and Pixelmator for Mac. Sometimes I use Photoshop but only if it’s necessary. In Lightroom, I’ve created my own preset which I use most of the time. Sometimes I download photos directly from the D750 to my iPhone. In that case, I use VSCO mobile for editing.
Are there any tips you would like to give to anyone out there who would love to create similar style photos to yours? Just get out and shoot. Don’t try to recreate a style, rather seek your own and find what suits you best.
What are some of your passions/hobbies other than photography? I love to travel, wish we could do that more often. I also workout sometimes and I love long walks with our dog.
Do you have any photography related plans for this summer that you would like to share? Dominique and I started our wedding photography business in 2017. This year we have been booked for two destination weddings in France. One in Paris and one near Bordeaux. In addition to these beautiful weddings we have 10 other weddings planned, so the summer is quite packed with photography. We’re also going to Brighton this year so I’m very much looking forward to that too.
Who are some of your favourite photographers? My favourite photographers our there are Phil Chester and Chris and Ruth. Oh and I absolutely loved Pete Souza’s work as Obama’s White House photographer.
Are there any photographers here on Instagram that you love and wish more people knew about? First of all, I would love people to know about my wife Dominique. She takes some amazing pictures and is a huge inspiration for my own work (@dominiquehoman_). If I had to name 3 others they would be - Zach Leon (@zachtheleon), Harry Renton (@findingareasontobreathe), and Linus Bergman (@linusmountainman).
What would be your number one dream destination for a photography adventure? I think that would be the USA. Iceland was an amazing country to take photos, but the diversity of America really speaks to me.
Which time of year is your favourite for taking photographs? Any season has its own beauty, but I prefer spring and summer.
Anything extra you would like to share? To everybody who is reading this: keep on shooting and keep on inspiring others to do so!