JGADV participated again in the Sony World Photography Awards for 2016 with the photos 1, 2 & 3 shown here. None of the photos was selected this year.

Photo 4 is the one that I sent in for the Trinity House Lighthouse Photo Competition 2016.

Photo 5 is the one that I sent in for the Trinity House Lighthouse Photo Competition 2017.

JGADV is actively participating in National Geographic - your shot, anyone interested can visit below link and search for my portfolio under my name : Jochen Gielen.

Have fun !!!


JGADV has received the Micro Drone 2.0 from Extreme Fliers in order to test it out, learn to control it and shoot as many photos and videos as possible.

The first result is seen in the album Drone shots 2016.


Photo 1 : Micro Drone 2.0

Photo 2 : A photo of my house taken in 1981 from a helicopter, this was the starting point for my first drone flight

As the first Blog about my participations in is getting a bit long I have started a new list, I am now also on the level of Champion.

See the challenges I am participating in :

All about the Eyes - Elite level - rank 462 - total 807 votes

Where I live - Premier level - rank 186 - total 592 votes

​Because of a new regulation in Egypt we are forced to move back to Belgium until some documents have been requested, processed and approved by the Egyptian Government.


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Hello to everyone who visits this website,

Since our move to Egypt I have off course kept all my photography equipment so this is my current equipment list :

The Canon EOS 7D body

My Canon 28-90 mm

The Sigma 10-20 mm

The Canon EF 100-400 IS USM

My iMac with 8 GB memory and 1 TB hard drive

The iPhone 5S with 32GB

My Velbon tripod

25-4-2015 : We arrived in Cairo yesterday as you can read in the previous blog, after a good rest to recover from the voyage we woke up and had breakfast that was already provided by my collegues the day before, then we started to unpack some basic stuff we needed and make some space to start organising everything, we had no dinner plans yet so after we settled some basic things for us and Ness

After working for 11 years at Securitas in Belgium and since February 2014
another year at Securitas in Singapore I now will be moving again, this
time to start working for Securitas in Egypt, by the end of April 2015 we
will arrive in Caïro. Egypt seems like a very interesting country to live
and I will start another blog and album as soon as I arrive there.