HIGH POINT – Photographer Bert VanderVeen has been working with the High Point Market Authority capturing images of the High Point Market in one way or another since 2005.
As the fifth generation of his family to pursue the art of photography, VanderVeen has been a professional photographer for more than 20 years and a small business owner for 10 years. He and his wife Becky are the official photographers of the High Point Market Authority for the furniture markets held each year in April and October.
VanderVeen offers some advice to budding photographers as we head into the holiday season:
“I think that most people who are taking pics do a good job, and the iPhone does a really nice job,” VanderVeen said. “I recommend keeping things straight and clean with no extraneous objects and no extra people in the shot.”
VanderVeen said if it’s too cluttered, try to recompose the shot to get a clean composure. And he said it helps to shoot items straight on or on an angle to help the photo to look architectural.
“If you want something more than an iPhone, get a camera that can take a nice video,” he added. “The nice thing about modern cameras is that they are small so they can go in our purse or pocket. If a camera is too big and bulky, you likely won’t use it. Also, if you get caught up in the moment, try to avoid the trash in the back of the photo. It’s good to clean to clean the area up in the beginning.”
You can find out more about VanderVeen in the Portrait article of the January issue of Home Accents Today.