As you can read on ExposedPlanet’s Photoblog’s About page, I started that photo blog to share my photography and the World in general (with people, culture, nature and mountains in specific):

ExposedPlanet.com is a so-called photoblog, which is the visual variation of a blog. Normally photobloggers post one image daily with little or no comments, but as you will see, not me :)

I have started ExposedPlanet.com not only as a way to show my portfolio, but also to share the beauty of our planet. Nowadays negative press & media might make people scared of everything foreign or different: culture, religion, people and the places themselves (Read more here…)

In most posts I added some background stories, or technical, information about the shots, but the focus has always been on the images.

As I often got comments and emails about broader aspects of photography, I decided to add a 2nd blog, the one you are looking at now. It will focus on photography in a broader sense. Maybe I will add some guest posts, teach what I have learned by doing, share interesting links and whatever this will grow into.

Meanwhile I will re-start the photoblog and share more wonderful places on ExposedPlanet.com.

Who am I?

Harry Kikstra, a climber/expedition leader/ photographer/ filmmaker/ producer/ writer/ public speaker/ cycler and many other things that have to do with sharing the beauty of the outdoors. I have climbed the 7 continental highpoints and have traveled a lot and will not stop soon, though normally I am based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

See the links to the right to learn more about me or see my detail page on the 7 summits statistics here or just Google me in word or images. You can follow me on Twitter for news, updates and tips.

I hope that these blogs and photos will sparkle your imagination, make you curious or even just educate you a bit, being maybe the 3 most important aspects of society in my view. A picture can say more than a 1000 wars and can maybe help understand the world around us. It’s a small place, so maybe we can make the best of it together.

Where Am I?

I am travelling most of the time, either leading Expeditions for 7summits.com or just seeing the world. I work from the road and everywhere where friendly people are, is home/office.

I have just returned from a multi-year bicycle trip through the Americas. See WorldOnaBike.com for hundredsthousands of images and many stories. I am also one of the founders and very active in the Flexiway Solar project, replacing dangerous and expensive kerosene lamps with affordable and solar-powered LEDlights.

All images are on all of my sites are copyrighted and registered. If you are non-commercial you might get approval to use it, but even then borders/titles/watermark remain (no alteration) and a working link must be placed to ExposedPlanet.com.
If you don’t get approval first, or you alter the image after getting approval and/or do not have the required link, then any usage is illegal, even on your blog, or charity/church/homepage!. Don’t take this lightly, illegal usage of registered images like mine can cost you thousands of dollars in damages, not just triple payment for the actual usage.

See the license terms on ExposedPlanet.com for details.

No commercial use is allowed without a license, period. If you are interested in prints, please contact me!

If you are interested in licensing other images, here is an overview of countries I visited and captured so far:

Visited 68 states (30.2%) (Map by Douwe Osinga)
Contact me for licenses or assignments, looking forward to working with you.


All posts on this blog are my personal opinion. I might offer photographic, technical or even legal-sounding advice, but you need to realize that I am not a lawyer, your parent or even your teacher or mentor and my content does not make me responsible for any of your actions resulting of these.
Please always make up your own mind before you do anything especially as it might endanger yourself, your cameras, your surroundings or even your business.

By reading this blog, you agree that all information is not binding advice, could be wrong and you are responsible for your own actions. Now go out and shoot some more pictures!

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