Haarlem photo club

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

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 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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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

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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Discover the secrets of night photography during a night photography workshop in Haarlem!

Thursday, January 29, 2015,  to

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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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Whenever I visit Amsterdam, the ongoing street scenes, always capture my attention. The feeling of relaxation, the eccentric people walking around, the hobos on the corner hanging out next to the street kids, the busy people who are always in a compulsive rush to get nowhere. But, in saying that, it does make for interesting street photography!

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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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Haarlem! Summer! Open Air! Photography! The best ingredients for a wonderful PHOTO WALK.  

Come and join us in the ‘Haarlem Summer Photowalk’ on August 16th at 13:00. This is a joint event of expatsHaarlem Photo Club and the Amsterdam Photo Club.

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