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Last autumn days 2020

By Kees van Dongen Thursday, 19 November 2020 Photographing in a busy forest

Last autumn days 2020
Now that we are in the middle of the pandemic, we see that there are almost no other options than to visit nature when we want to go out. You can see that in the woods now, it is very busy.

The best light for landscape photography

By Kees van Dongen Monday, 03 August 2020 How do you avoid hard light?

The best light for landscape photography
If I plan to take landscape photos, it is the first thing I pay attention to: the weather. Will it remain dry, because I still find rain difficult, does the sun shine, when does the sun rise and set, is it cloudy?

Photographing in De Stippelberg forest

By Kees van Dongen Friday, 03 July 2020 A beautiful large forest in North Brabant, The Netherlands

Photographing in De Stippelberg forest
In the years, I have visited De Stippelberg forest near De Rips in North Brabant (south of The Netherlands ) many times. A beautiful large and very diverse forest.

Shooting Het Leudal

By Kees van Dongen Saturday, 20 June 2020 A piece of paradise in North Limburg

Shooting Het Leudal
The Leudal, a small nature reserve near Roggel. I had recently visited this area with two friends after not having been there for a long time. My parents used to take my sisters and me many times with this. We always had the feeling that we were not in the Netherlands for a while because the Netherlands is so flat and this area has some height difference.

Make a book out of your photos

By Kees van Dongen Saturday, 14 March 2020

Make a book out of your photos
I was recently asked if I would like to write a review for Fotofabriek.nl. A website where you can have a book made of your photos. The book was sent to me free of charge, I will give my honest opinion below.

Not winter yet!

By Kees van Dongen Saturday, 18 January 2020

Not winter yet!
It is still not winter in the Netherlands. In fact, we are breaking heat records. A few days ago it was 13 degrees and sunny, it felt like the biginning spring.

New workshops 2020

By Kees van Dongen Thursday, 02 January 2020 Start the year with a photography workshop

New workshops 2020
We have left another decade behind us. And what I have noticed is that photography has become extremely popular in the past 10 years. This is probably due to the fact that everyone has a mobile phone with them and therefore also a camera.

Autumn shoot Speulderbos

By Kees van Dongen Thursday, 24 October 2019

Autumn shoot Speulderbos
The last warm days of the year are now and then so I have to capture those colors in Het Speulderbos near Garderen. No sooner said than done. An evening and a morning must ultimately yield beautiful records.

Evening and morning shoot in the Vijlenerbos

By Kees van Dongen Saturday, 31 August 2019 Beautiful Vijlenerbos in the early light (The Netherlands)

Evening and morning shoot in the Vijlenerbos
On Friday, August 30, I left in time to do a photo shoot in the Vijlenerbos near Vijlen in South Limburg. The plan was to photograph the beautiful forest in evening and morning light.

Summer shoot Speulderbos

By Kees van Dongen Thursday, 08 August 2019

Summer shoot Speulderbos
And just before I start working again a photo shoot in Het Speulderbos near Garderen. The light is beautiful, the temperature is perfect and hardly anyone in the woods.

From raw photo to finished product

By Kees van Dongen Saturday, 22 June 2019

From raw photo to finished product
I get a lot of questions about my workflow, which software I use and how I edit a photo. This is unfortunately not easy to explain as each photo gets different edits. It depends on the composition, the light, the colors etc. etc.

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