Ronald Goossens was born and raised in the Netherlands. He is married to Margaret and has one daughter, Laura. His hobbies are photography (obviously), travel, skiing, hiking, motorcycling, golfing, arts and music.
On the professional front, he studied Physics and Mathematics at Utrecht University; received his M.Sc. degree in 1979 and his Ph.D. in 1984; from 1984 to 1989 he worked for Philips Research in the Netherlands; from 1989 to 1993 he worked as a Research Scientist at Stanford University; from 1993 to 2004, he held various engineering management positions at National Semiconductor, Semiconductor Research Corporation, and Philips Semiconductors; in late 2003 he co-founded Takumi Technology. After taking some time off in between jobs to catch up on his photography and exercise, he helped found Phage International Inc, focused on the treatment of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. Ronald joined ASML in 2005 and he currently holds a position as Senior Director of Product Marketing for the Brion division.
Ronald's interest in photography was inherited from his dad and started seriously during his university years. Being on a limited budget, he bought a simple Praktika (east-german camera) which was later replaced by a Nikon EL. During his years with Philips Research, his interest in photography grew and, inspired by the study of the work of Ansel Adams, he started to use the Zone System. His move in 1989 to Northern California gave him the opportunity to set out into the American West and lift his photographic mastery to a new level. Ronald currently uses a Digital SLR (initially Kodak DCS14n, then Nikon D2X, then D700, now D800E) as well as a Sony RX-1 and RX-100V5 mirrorless camera. All images are processed for optimal brightness, contrast, and sharpness. Creative processing is done only to better convey the original sense and intent.
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