My name is Daan van der Heijden, and I am a 24 year old Dutchman currently living in Southamton, United Kingdom. I am a graduate engineer in aviation logistics and am currently following a full-time course with CTC Aviation (through EPST BV) to become a commercial pilot. By doing so, I am hoping to chase my dream to become a pilot.
Aviation started as a hobby when my dad took me on a day out to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport when I was at the age of five. Every since that moment I have been "infected with the aviation virus" and it has never left me.
At the age of fifteen I received my first DSLR camera, a Canon EOS Rebel, from my parents as a birthday present. I started making trips to Amsterdam Schiphol more often with friends that I met in high school. After finishing high school and starting the BSc Aviation Logistics at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, I met even more aviation enthousiasts that were also interested in aviation photography. Throughout my whole career as a college student these friends helped me improve my photography skills for which I am deeply grateful. I started learning how to edit pictures in a more artistic way than I used to back in the days, which have been the building blocks for my current style of photography.
Since April 2015 I am the owner of Aviation-Photography.nl, a company that specialises in capturing unique moments in aviation in a more artistic manner. In order to be able to do so I am currently using a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with several lenses ranging from fisheye to mid-range zoom. The equipment helps me in achieving the quality and experience I am thriving towards in my photography work. As per 2016 I also am a contributor to AirTeamImages.net, which is known to be the biggest company in the world when it comes to providing companies with the biggest online library for aviation photo's.
In a few months time I hope to have finished my course to become a commercial pilot. I am striving to continue to provide you with my work throughout my career as a commercial pilot!
I hope you enjoy my website,
Daan van der Heijden