Learning

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Photographing Flowers This Spring

Ensure success at photographing the abundance of flowers this spring – use our 10 tips to ensure you depict them in all their glory.

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Adobe Lightroom 6 Quietly Released

Without fanfare or even a beta phase, Adobe Lightroom 6 has been released and brings with it a number of improvements and extras.

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The Photography Groups of Flickr

One of the elements that used to make Flickr so great – the groups – is still one of the best bits of the site.

Doing

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ViewFinders Photography Walk – Japanese Gardens, Clingendael Park

May’s walk is in the Japanese Gardens in Clingendael Park, The Hague. Open only for a short period to help protect the delicate mosses and other fauna growing there, we will take advantage of their Spring opening and wander through this peaceful and serene setting with it’s pagoda, bridges, water and the blossoming spring trees. Think landscape and macro.

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Beginner’s Photography Course

So you decided to splurge on one of those fancy cameras you have been eyeing up in the shop for a few months now. Or perhaps you took the one you already had out of the cupboard and dusted it off. Either way, you have realised that there are more buttons and options on your camera than you ever thought possible and you are ready to learn what they all do and how to use them to create amazing photos. Then the PhotographySchool.NL Beginner’s Course is for you.

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Competition: The Fence 2013 Outdoor Photo Exhibition

Photographers of all levels are invited to submit their best image series that capture the essence of “community” and fit into one or more of the competition categories.

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Syngenta Photography Award: Rural-Urban

Would you like to be part of the discussion about how the planet is changing? Then why not participate in this photography competition being run by Syngenta. The theme for the competition is Rural-Urban and the video below gives a great explanation.
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Take a Walk on the Wild Side with This Photography Competition

Burrard-Lucus have opened the doors on their third competition of 2012. The theme is “wildlife” and in their own words…

“We are looking for striking, original and beautiful wildlife photographs that reveal the character or behaviour of the subject. Photographs of animals in captivity are eligible for entry but the circumstances must be disclosed in the caption. Photos of pets and domesticated animals may not be entered.”

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May 15th: A Day in the World Project

“Take this unique opportunity with me, and thousands of others around the world, to create a priceless collection of images, to boost understanding and enhance research and education.”

– Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate


On May 15th a photography project initiated by the Swedish non-profit foundation Expressions of Humankind and supported by a highly respected global advisory council and a special scientific council will spring into action and you can be part of it.

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Inspiration

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Photo Festival Naarden 2015

Every other year there is a large Photo festival in the fortified town of Naarden. Several exhibitions inside and outside in a beautiful setting. Every time a different theme which this year is “WATER, WATER!”. Beside the official festival there is the “festival-OFF”. At least as big and at least as interesting. Many amateur and professional photographers have their work exhibited in store, restaurants, galleries, town hall etc.

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Exhibition “Blikvangers” in the Dutch National Archive, The Hague

The Dutch National Archive in The Hague hosts the largest photo collection in the Netherlands. 15 million photo’s of which more then 450 vintage prints are now exhibited.

The exhibition shows the world and the Netherlands through the eyes of famous and less famous photographers. Among others work will is shown off: Emmy Andriesse, Eva Besnyö, Henk Blansjaar, Brassaï, Robert Capa, Ed van der Elsken, Paul Huf, Johan van der Keuken, Aart Klein, Cas Oorthuys, Pieter Oosterhuis, Willem van de Poll, Erich Salomon, Gerda Taro en Alexandrine Tinne.

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Anton Corbijn Exhibition in the Hague

To mark the sixtieth birthday of photographer Anton Corbijn, the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag in the Hague and Foto musuem GEM also in the Hague is organising a retrospective entitled HOLLANDS DEEP. The exhibition will feature highlights from all Corbijn’s series. It will start with the grainy black-and-white photos he took of musicians in the 1970s and ’80s and show how he constantly expanded his horizon to address new themes and experiment with different techniques and materials in later series.

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Photography Exhibition in the National Archive in The Hague

The largest Dutch photo collection can be found in the National Archives in the Hague. This collection contains 15 million photographs made during 170 years of photography history. The exhibition ‘Blikvangers’ shows a selection of this unique collection for the first time. It contains original photographs made by famous (and some less famous) photographers like Robert Capa, Eva Besnyö, László Moholy-Nagy, Cas Oorthuys and Ed van der Elsken.