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Haarlem Photo Club Workshop op ProefPark Haarlem 2015

Hier zijn ze, de foto’s van de Haarlem Photo Club / Haarlem Foodies / expatsHaarlem Mobiele Food Fotografie Workshop op ProefPark Haarlem 2015. Read More

It is the weekend of culture, this 12th and 13th September in Haarlem. There are lots of activities to do in the city. And topics to photograph. Here the highlights in a row. Read More

It can be pretty damn hard to make tasty-looking looking food look as great on a photograph as it is in reality. How do you capture the brilliance of what’s on your plate? What should you do to transfer something that looks finger-licking good properly to a picture that is nearly as tasty as the original? Join the free Haarlem Photo Club Cooking & Mobile Food Photography Workshop during ProefPark Haarlem!


During this free workshop on Friday, August 28th at 7:45 pm, four(!) professional photographers, selected by Haarlem photo club, will demonstrate how to use your phone to take good pictures of food. Food that will be prepared right on the spot by a cook of Haarlem Foodies. Good thing is that on Proefpark there will be plenty of food, so you can start practicing right away!

So come along this Friday and have a look at the demo kitchen in the middle of Kenaupark. Not only will you be provided with valuable tips on  food phone photography, you can also meet some of the people behind Haarlem Foodies, including Nicoletta Tavella.

Haarlem Foodie Chef  Nicoletta Tavella

On ProefPark Nicoletta will prepare a special, lovely dish. And give some great cooking tips along the way. 

In 2000 she began to give cooking classes at the Volksuniversiteit in Amstelveen. It was a nice hobby but she wanted more. La Cucina del Sole was the direct consequence of this activity: one of her passions – cooking – became a real profession. And she never regretted the career switch from translator to cooking teacher! 🙂
Nicoletta’s great love for the Italian cuisine and the best wines brought her to deepen her knowledge of the Italian cuisine further than what she had learned from her family. She refined her culinary skills with some cooking master classes at Gambero Rosso in Rome, a sommelier diploma and innumerable practical experiments. Her great culinary passions are the classic Italian cuisine as well as the regional and historic recipes, the healthy Italian cuisine and the international cuisine.
Nicoletta is considered a culinary expert and is often requested to give advice by the Consumentenbond, TV shows like Kassa! Pestotest (Vara), “De smaakpolitie” (SBS6), “Herrie in de keuken” (RTL4) and “Huisje Boompje Beestje” (NTR), radio shows such as “Dichtbij Nederland” (Radio 5) and “Winfrieds Woonkamer” (NTR), newspapers and blogs.

Nicoletta teaches classic, regional and healthy Italian cuisine offering single cookery workshops, cooking courses of several lessons, supperclub service, culinary advice,recipe writing, presentation of cooking programs on TV and video, articles on the Italian cuisine and more. She also writes about food and wine for her own culinary blogs:La Cucina del Sole (NL) en The Sunny Kitchen (EN).

Best Italian Cookbook in the World

Her first cookbook, “Antipasti” ISBN (9059205154), was published by Veltman publishers, and her second one, “Cucina di casa mia – Recipes of an Italian family” released by Dutch publisher Choizes won the Third prize at the Gourmand Cookbook Award in Paris in the category “Best Italian Cookbook in the World” in 2013.
In 2011 Nicoletta presented 40 episodes of “La cucina degli altri”, her own TV cooking show dedicated to the world cuisine on the first and largest Italian food channel, “Gambero Rosso Channel” (channel 411 on Sky).
Nicoletta is Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Ambassadeur. In 2011 she had her own cooking program over the international cuisine on Italy’s first and biggest food channel, “Gambero Rosso Channel” (Sky, channel 411).


Meet the Haarlem Photo Club Photographers

These Haarlem photo club photographers will tell and show you all about food photography using your phone:

Possibly Edo of Fotostudio Edoland will also join us.

Kabeljauw Gin & Tonic Geitenkaas
Codfish with vegetables (Rob Pols, for Hotel Arena, all rights reserved) Gin & Tonic (Rob Pols for Hotel Arena, all rights reserved) Goat cheese (Rob Pols for for Food Day Canada, all rights reserved)
See you on Friday August 28th at 7:45 pm !

Fotografen, opgelet, het grootste foodevent van Haarlem staat weer voor de deur: Haarlem Culinair! Vier dagen lang, van donderdag 6 augustus t/m zondag 9 augustus 2015 wordt de Grote Markt voor de 21ste keer weer volledig omgetoverd tot een culinair terrein, vol potentiele mooie shoots . Wij van de Haarlem Photo Club gaan ernaartoe. Om te kijken, fotograferen en proeven! Read More

The Bloemencorso Bollenstreek, or Flower Parade of the Bollenstreek (Bulbs Area) is one of the most famous parades in the world. More than a million people come to see the beautiful flower praalwagens (floats). The Flower Parade Bollenstreek is the only parade that is built with bulb flowers such as hyacinths, tulips and daffodils. Read More

Een intiem portret van een homostel in de Russische stad Sint-Petersburg is uitgeroepen tot de beste foto van het afgelopen jaar. De Deense fotograaf Mads Nissen is daarmee de winnaar van de World Press Photo 2014, maakte de jury vandaag bekend in Amsterdam.

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The idea of this outing was to discover Den Haag city though its variety of architecture old and modern. With an exceptional stop our photo walk leader Lybil Ber showed us his office. We were special guests at Peace Palace!  IT WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE!

We asked a professional photographer and trainer, Mark de Rooij to make a selection of 5 photos and to comment them. 

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Virtual Challenge: FOOD

Upload your best food photo, vote and be published!

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Three months ago I moved to the Netherlands, having spent one year moving back and forth from India to The Netherlands, till I could pass my Dutch integration test, to get a long term visa,. Having given an integration test and got 94/100 in the history section, I knew more history dates than my Dutch partner, but did that mean I was integrated more now than before? Is this method of integration relevant and working? well that is a discussion for another time… Read More

If you consider yourself a beginner or wannabe photographer or if you want to check your knowledge on the fundamentals of photography this is the workshop for you.

During the workshop we will cover the following topics: the history of photography, exposure triangle, recommended settings for different situations, composition, lighting…

After the lecture there will also be a Q&A session where we will help you to understand photography even better. 


The workshop is on Saturday, February 7, 2015, 3:00 PM


The fee for the workshop is 12,50 euro per person and money will be used to cover the basic costs of the organisation of the event. You can pay by paypal or by bank transfer: NL18INGB0004894316 (name: expatsHaarlem).

The workshop will be held by our Haarlem Photo Club member Danijel Đorđević, professional events and observed portraiture photographer from Haarlem. You can find more about Danijel on his website www.danijelphotography.com

The workshop will be held in English and will last 1-2 hours.

If you have any further questions regarding the workshop please do not hesitate to contact: Danijel Đorđevićoffice@danijelphotography.com+31 (0)6 49198093

PLEASE SIGN UP AND PAY THE FEE BEFORE 02.02.2015. You can sign up on the workshop’s event page. Click on this link.

Haarlem! The popular quarter De Vijfhoek in Haarlem, the Jopen Festival with Medieval setting and costumes, music, theatre and ancient craftsmanships performances! i.e. tons of occasion to take interesting shots!  Warm and sunny weather!  We had the best ingredients for a wonderful PHOTO WALK.  

What about the shoots? Our jury, this time composed by and Bernadet Gribnau and Edouard Reny made a selection of 9 photos of the walk and commented them. (Featured photo: by Lybil Ber)

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Thursday evening December 18, the door of the Glass House on the Grote Market will be closed. This is the moment that 3FM Serious Request has officially begun and Haarlem can six days long welcome many visitors. According to nu.nl Haarlem expects 600.000 tot 700.000 interested people. Haarlem has started preparations and is ready for it! (Featured Photo by Olaf Kramer Fotografie).

Primarily, the municipality aims to make the event safe. To realize that partners (Haarlem Marketing, HES, police and fire services, 3FM and Rode Kruis) worked hard to achieve a good, safe and cozy event. To to properly manage the flow of visitors, additional measures have been taken and applied to the specific house rules.

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We can enjoy the Anton Pieck Parade on December 13th. For one day, a historic part of Haarlem is going back in time. On the Grote Markt and the streets behind the cathedral “Grote Bravo” you will experience the revival of the early 1900s. It will be buzzing with a lot of festive activities, 19th century figures and old time crafts.

Who was Anton Pieck?

Anton Franciscus Pieck (Den Helder, 19 April 1895 – Overveen, 24 November 1987) was a Dutch painter, artist and graphic artist. His works are noted for their nostalgic or fairy tale-like character and are widely popular, appearing regularly on cards and calendars.

From 1952 to 1974, Pieck was responsible for designing almost everything for fairy tale park Efteling in Kaatsheuvel, now one of the major theme parks in Europe. His work for “De Efteling” has been of huge importance for the future of the park, since almost all later designers used his graphic characteristics in their designs (such as materials, colors and shapes). (source Wikipedia)

Interested in visiting this event and meeting new people? Join Haarlem Photo Club on this unique occasion to “taste” the real Anton Pieck atmosphere and take inimitable photos.

For more information visit the Anton Pieck Parade website.

On Sunday, October 26th our first photo exhibition & lecture by the photographer was there. Olaf Kramer welcomed us in Bar Wolkers to tell all about his urbex photography collection, for this occasion bundled and adequately titled Abandoned & Captured. Read More

Haarlem! Summer! Open Air! Photography! We had the best ingredients for a wonderful PHOTO WALK. A bit of wind didn’t spoil our day: 42 photographers having a great day!

What about the shoots? Our jury, composed of our Photo Club Team members and Photographers Alex Chalkley and Gerlinde de Haas made a selection of photos of the walk and commented them and gave some names and links of masters of street photography. Our Jury’s message is: get inspired, learn from each other and learn from constructive feedback to improve your skills.

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As we have so many nice upcoming photo events, we put them for you in a row:

Omdat we zoveel interessante aankomende evenementen hebben, hebben we ze voor jullie op een rij gezet:

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Great photo exhibitions now in the Netherlands.

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