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February 22, 2002

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Profotos Member Biography - Fred Kamphues

A little history

I was born on 28-04-1959 in Leiden in The Netherlands, where I still live. Inspired by my father, I developed an interest in photography at an age of about 5.

Work description

With an strong appetite for travelling, I concentrate on travel, nature and wildlife photography.

My subjects cover the entire world, but Australia is definitely my specialty. Current stock includes approximately 20.000 images of Australia, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, France, Holland, Indonesia, Italy, Spain and the USA.

The photo of tourists climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge won the December 2001 photo contest in the Dutch photo magazine Focus (

Besides photography, I like to write articles, such as outback travel, and sometimes team up with other journalist to work on specalised articles like whalesharks.

Preferred equipment

I work with Nikon equipment, both in and out of the water, and also for scanning. My preferred film is Fuji Velvia, although digital SLR's are quickly becoming better and better. The new Kodak DCS Pro 14n looks promising, but I'm a bit disappointed with the slow frame rate of 1.7 fps. I guess I'll wait a little longer for an improved Nikon D1X. A big problem with high resolution digital cameras is the limited storage capacity. High resolution TIF files easily approach 40MB, so even a 3 GB CF card can only store 75 images. A 4.7 GB DVD can only store 115 images. Digital Travel Photographers on assignment really need 500 GB portable, affordable and reliable storage devices with adequate backup possibilities to deal with loss or theft.

Other interests

Traveling and photography of course, but also a passion for motor racing, four wheel driving, scuba diving, skiing, hiking and computers. I'm quite busy all year round!


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Sample Images from Fred's Profotos Portfolio
Nature, Photojournalism, Stock, Travel

Information Source:
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Contact Info:
Leiden, Netherlands
PH: 31-71-5172004

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