About OstendNomad


I am Stef, alias, “OstendNomadography”. I’m in my mid 30’s, born in the Belgian coastal town of Oostende (Ostend). I consider myself a lonely ranger, with and without my camera. I always have a possible trip in mind, or on my schedule.

Oostende is always inside me. As a proud patriotic citizen, on my blog you will see the beauty of my hometown too. I hope it inspires you all to have a visit to my lovely city. It could be a nice combination with Bruges only 25km further, wouldn’t it? Would you like information about my city? It would be my pleasure to help you out!

What is the aim of this blog? After many years on Facebook, sharing my pictures I’ve snapped while on my holidays and adventures, I’ve had a growing interest in photography. I started to see photography differently, from a nice memory to a more artistic view. I had the impression that I ‘needed’ something else. A community more focused on traveling, photography and much more.

I wanted to be inspired and inspire others. About one year ago, in March 2016, I thought, “Why not give it a try on WordPress?” I’ve already changed the theme a few times, colors and such. I’m finding my way and still enjoy the blogging world to the fullest. My goal is to create a visual journey through my adventures.
A side note, my native language isn’t English, but Dutch. I ask you please forgive grammatical and spelling errors.
Next to traveling and photography, my interests are in military history, National Geographic and Discovery Channel things and reading books. As well as soccer, my favorite teams: KV Oostende and West Ham United.

The last year, I’ve tried to make some progression in my photography skills. Taking a basic course on how to use the settings on the camera, about what an ISO is, and composition. Also, I have learned the importance of searching and capturing with my eyes at exhibits or when reading informative articles.

Want to get in touch with me? Contact me on carlosostendpce@gmail.com

My camera gear

  • Sony CyberShot DSC-HX200V (04/2013 till 10/2014)
  • Sony A58 + 18-55mm + 55-200 mm II (10/2014 till….)
  • Sony 50MM F/1.8 SAM DT
  • Sony 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* DT
  • Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM 
  • Expodisc 2.0 Whitebalance Filter 82mm
  • Benro AllFoto Tripod Kit AF28
  • Manfrotto Active Backpack II
  • Mindshift Ultra light camera cover 20 zwart


  • Mindshift Rotation 180 Travel Away Twilight Blue


21 thoughts on “About OstendNomad

  1. Thank you for dropping by my blog.

  2. Hi Stef,
    Really like your photographs! They are quite impressive. I’m a writer with just an iPhone, but I know how important visuals are to a blog. I love checking out photographers’ blogs; they inspire me!

    1. Thanks Michele for your lovely words! WordPress is a great thing

  3. am much enjoying your great site 🙂

  4. ..interesting though I am no photographer, but I do fancy photos smartly taken as they say more than a thousand words. I have enjoyed my trip to Brussels; loved the country.

  5. Interesting intro and about – and blog. I will follow you on your travels.

    1. Thank you so much Leya

  6. It is nice to meet you Stef. We believe it will be fun following along with you and sharing adventures.

  7. Unfurl your wings for the journey and its beauty !!!!!

    1. thanks a lot Milan! Enjoy your weekend

      1. You too !!!

    1. Nice to meet you too Houstonphotojourney:)!

  8. Thanks for coming to my blog:) I grew up in Zeeland, so Belgium was very close, and visited several towns and cities in Belgium – the modern art museum (Henri Moore) in Antwerp was one of my favorite places to visit. Dus je bent bijna een landgenoor!

    1. Zeeland, not so far from my hometown Oostende:). Plans to return here for holidays? Long time ago you have been here? Greets Stef

      1. We were there in 2013 in the spring, in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and a few other places to visit friends:) The holidays (meaning Christmas time) is more attractive to me now here, since we lived for 30+ years in California, but it’s always nice to go back to Eur. in the summer! Great to see your travel blog:)

  9. There’s some lovely scenery in the UK too, if you come this way!

  10. You got me interested. See u around.

    1. Thanks a lot Bojana:)! Welcome to blog and enjoy. If you have any questions, shoot:)!

      1. I surely will. Later…

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