About the Author

Marsel van Oosten is an award-winning professional nature photographer from The Netherlands. His images are known for his use of composition, lighting and color. In his work he tries to simplify, to get rid of the extraneous: simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

In addition to winning the title Nature Photographer of the Year in the International Photography Awards (IPA), Marsel's awards include three First Prizes in previous editions of the IPA, First Prize in the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, First Prize in Nature's Best International Photography Awards, First Prize in the Naturescapes Images of the Year, Second Prize in the Travel Photographer of the Year, and Third Prize in the BBC/Veolia Wildlife Photographer of the Year. His images are used worldwide in advertising and design, and he is a regular contributor for National Geographic.

Marsel lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, with producer and videographer Daniëlla Sibbing. Together they organize specialized wildlife and landscape photography tours and workshops for small groups of all experience levels to spectacular locations worldwide. For an overview of Marsel's work and photo tours currently on offer, check out his website: www.squiver.com.

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by Marsel van Oosten | January 24, 2012

© Marsel van OostenMy first serious computer monitor was a LaCie Electron Blue IV, an incredibly heavy, blue beast. It served me well for many years until recently. It can no longer reach the desired brightness, so I had to start looking for an alternative.

At the time when I bought the massive LaCie CRT scree...

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