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Autumn is over!

By Kees van Dongen Saturday, 04 December 2021

Fortunately we still have the pictures

Autumn is over!
In my experience, autumn is now over in terms of photography. All the leaves have fallen, the woods show 'holes' in my photos.

Foggy morning in Helmond

By Kees van Dongen Wednesday, 11 August 2021

Dense fog in the woods gives the magical effect

Foggy morning in Helmond
You wake up early and see that it is foggy. Then there is only one thing to do and that is quickly grab my camera gear and go to the nearest forest.

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?

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.

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.

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