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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 !

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

Today is a special day: partial solar eclipse, supermoon and the spring equinox. The solar eclipse will probably be visible in the Netherlands after all, weather bureau Weerplaza said on Thursday afternoon. The partial eclipse of the sun will occur between 9,30 hours and 11.52. Look at the animation movie of the eclipse in Haarlem. Haarlem Photograpers, are you ready? Find below how to photograph an eclipse. How we say here in Holland: “Succes!”.

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Photographer Jenny Lewis took 150 photographs of new mothers and their babies in their second day of life. 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 fashion photographer wordt hij genoemd: Glen Luchford. Met zijn filmische, vaak extreme stijl gaf hij de modefotografie van de jaren negentig en nul een nieuwe impuls.

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Fotograaf Ari Seth Cohen laat ons met zijn blog Advanced Style al jaren zien dat oud niet gelijkstaat aan muffe truien en sandalen.

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Sluitertijd, diafragma, iso….? Waaaat??? Zet je daarom altijd maar je mooie camera op de automatische stand? Geen schande, je bent absoluut niet de enige. Maar wel een beetje zonde, want er is zoveel meer uit je camera te halen. 

Geen tijd om alle functies te leren? Geen nood. Dutchcowboys heeft een infographic gevonden waarin je binnen een paar minuten alle functies van je camera onder de knie hebt. Simpeler en sneller kan niet!

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This year’s National Geographic photo contest show a perfect interpretation of how technology enables us to communicate with anybody at any time, but at the same time makes us forget the ones that are near us. The photo shows a young woman in the metro in Hong Kong, staring at the screen of her smartphone, seemly unaware of everybody around her.

Or, as photographer Brian Yen explains:

I feel a certain contradiction when I look at the picture. On the one hand, I feel the liberating gift of technology. On the other hand, I feel people don’t even try to be neighborly anymore, because they don’t have to.

National Geographic chose the picture out of more than 9200 submissions, divided into the categories people, places and nature. Yen was the general winner, coming out of the people category. In nature it was Nicole Cambre from Brussels who came in first with a photo of migrating wildebeests, while Singaporian Tristion Yeo‘s photo of a thermal spa in Budapest top-ranked the places category.

"The great migration" by Nicole Cambre

“The great migration” by Nicole Cambre

"Bathing in Budapest" by Triston Yeo

“Bathing in Budapest” by Triston Yeo

Check out all contest photos on National Geographic’s website.



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.

Vivian Maier, Street Photographer is a retrospective exhibition featuring the work of a female street photographer whose impressive oeuvre was only discovered at the end of her life – and then immediately caused a worldwide sensation. Vivian Maier (New York, 1926 – 2009) worked as a professional nanny throughout her life. In her free time, she documented life in large American cities such as New York and Chicago, although no one in her immediate circle ever saw the results. She left behind an imposing body of work, consisting of 150,000 negatives.

For more information about this event, exhibited at Foam, until 28 january 2015 go and see this website about Vivian Maier.

The Foam photography museum is located on the Keizersgracht 609, 1017 DS Amsterdam

Good to know, with City Card/Stadspas/ICOM/Museumcard/I Amsterdam City Card free access is available.

Our Haarlem Photo Club member Daniela Muente made it to the Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk top 10 winners with her photo taken during the Haarlem Photo Walk co-organised with the Haarlem Photo Club this October. Congratulations Daniela, the Haarlem Photo Club is super proud of you!

Look also at all the photos made during the Haarlem World Wide Photo Walk.

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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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