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About Johan Peijnenburg, NiO Photography and NiO Foundation

About Johan Peijnenburg

I am a Dutchman and have been living in the Swiss Alps since the end of 2008. For those who know Switzerland a bit, or just like cheese, I am located in the Gruyère region. I have an academic business economics background and worked as an entrepreneur, project manager, and designer of business software and web applications for many years. In 2007 however, I decided that it was time for new challenges and to give my creative side more room to play. As a result NiO Photography was born.

My primary focus is on photographing landscapes and nature, both in color and black & white. Just showing spaces and capturing the presence of nature is not enough for me though. My images are never about just documenting a specific location. They are more about the mood, feeling or a special moment. Something needs to be happening.

Nature tells a different story every hour of every day. Nothing beats being out there to watch that story evolve and to hopefully capture a moment in a way that grabs your attention, is emotive and makes you want to look longer. I truly believe that crafting a good landscape image is an art, which takes time to master!

The image galleries showcased on this site contain fine art landscape and nature images captured in Switzerland, as well as in locations like the Canadian Rockies, the Italian Dolomites, the French Alps, the Atlantic coast in Ireland, the North Sea coast in The Netherlands, the Fjords in Lofoten Norway, Greenland and Iceland. Yes, I like to travel 🙂

The images cover a variety of subjects, like mountains, alpine lakes and rivers, glaciers as well as seas and oceans. All images can be purchased as a print or licensed for personal use or commercial use.

Prints, gallery wraps & standouts

Prints, gallery wraps & standouts

Personal & commercial use licenses

Personal & commercial use licenses

Workshops, coaching & photo tours

Workshops, coaching & photo tours

Photography assignments & commissions

Photography assignments & commissions

About NiO Foundation

NiO Photography is a registered trademark of the NiO Foundation. NiO Foundation is a charity that supports selected projects that focus on improving the health and general well-being of children as well as on conservation of nature around the world. All revenues generated by this web site are used for the good cause of the foundation.

NiO Foundation is based in the Canton of Fribourg in Switzerland and is registered in the Swiss Trade Register under number CH-217.3.555.014-8.

What’s in the bag?

Err … that depends a bit on how long and steep the hike will be … I’ll typically take only one body and three to five lenses along when I go out shooting, together with a tripod, many filters and various other bits and pieces … including my Swiss army knife obviously …

CamerasNikon D850
Nikon D810
Prime lensesZEISS Milvus 2.8/18
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED
Nikon PC-E Nikkor 24mm f/3.5D ED
Nikon PC-E Nikkor 45mm f/2.8D ED
ZEISS Otus 1.4/55 APO Distagon
ZEISS Otus 1.4/85 APO Planar
ZEISS 2/135 APO Sonnar - for sale
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR
Zoom lensesNikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED - for sale
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR III
TeleconverterAF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III
HoodLee Wide Angle Hood
FiltersFormatt Hitech Firecrest ND filters (2-, 3-, 4-, 10-, 13- and 16-stop)
Singh-Ray Graduated ND filters (1-, 2- and 3-stop soft and 2-stop hard)
Singh-Ray Daryl Benson Reverse ND grad filters (2- and 3-stop)
Singh-Ray LB Warming Circular Polarizer (105mm)
B+W Käsemann E MRC Circular Polarizer (105mm)
TripodsRRS TVC-34L with BH-55 LR ballhead
RRS TQC-14 with BH-30 LR ballhead
RRS TA-3-LB leveling base
Joby gorillapod SLR Zoom
BagsF-stop Tilopa Backpack
F-stop Loka Backpack
F-stop Guru Backpack
Domke F-2 Wax Wear shoulder bag - for sale
Domke J-3 Ballistic shoulder bag
GeotaggingSolmeta Geotagger N3-A
ReleasesNikon MC-DC2
Nikon MC-36
Othervarious RRS plates and lens feet
Nikon Speedlight SB-600
Hoodman Loupe - for sale
Zacuto Z-Finder Pro 2.5x

Photography gear for sale

Photography gear for sale

Some of my gear is up for sale. Make sure to check out the list!

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