Iceland - Summer 2019 (June, July, August)
This is not a 'classical' photoresk event but there is an opportunity to join in / meet-up, please contact me for details!
The Summer in Iceland - a balanced mix of photographing nature and humans in nature, little adventures, road-tripping, camping and experimental outdoor cooking.
The ingredients are photo gear, drone, a capable 4x4 truck for the F-Roads, suitable for camping, a heatable yurt-like tent, lots of maps and a mobile kitchen 🙂
Soooo... Erstmal danke, dass ihr beigetreten seid und uns unterstützt. Wir wollen uns nun ein erstes Mal treffen und uns alle mal kennen lernen. Bringt dazu bitte eure Kamera mit - und natürlich viel Gute Laune.
Wir werden uns zusammen über bereits gemachte Bilder austauschen und über evtl. Wunschmotive.
Zudem werden wir eine Liste mit möglichen Themen für die nächsten Meetups mit hoffentlich vielen Ideen füllen.
Wir treffen uns um 17:30 vor Photo Preim am Elisenbrunnen.
International photo Meetup right here in Aachen! Auch auf Deutsch! 🙂
Invitation to an international photography meet-up!
We are building an international community of photography enthusiasts and Photography Meetup Aachen will be part of it.
Come and join our first international meetup where also groups from the Cologne and Brussels Photoresk groups will come next Sunday to Aachen!
Einladung nach einen MeetUp in Aachen - wir sprechen Englisch, Deutsch, und vielleicht noch andere Sprache.
This could be a great opportunity to get to know more photographers. Brussels group: https://www.meetup.com/Photoresk/events/240661643/ Cologne group: https://www.meetup.com/photoreskcologne/events/240176994/
In the late afternoon, we will gather in a cafe to share our photos and refresh ourselves. Schliesslich, treffen wir uns im Cafe oder Kneippe, dass wir quatschen können.
PS If you have already RSVP'd with one of the other groups, there is no need to RSVP again. Look forward to seeing you!
here a suggestion for a possible route we could take:
- Kapuziner Karree
- Theater Aachen
- Aachener Dom
- RWTH Zentrum (e.g. via Augustinerplatz, Karmanstraße) Hauptgebäude, SuperC
- Pontstraße mit Ponttor (here we may stop for a coffee)
from here we may return by bus to Hbf or by taking the train from Aachen West
Take photos of 'lost tanks' in the woods
Let's get together for a wander through the woods where some old tanks have been abandoned. This is part of the 'Westwall' or Siegfried Line from the second world war. We will make a loop (medium walk), taking our time to get lots of excellent images.
We will meet at 15.00 - waiting about 10 minutes to anyone coming from the bus stop to find us - at the spot marked 'A' on the map. https://www.komoot.de/smarttour/28231#
To get to the meeting point by public transport there are the bus Lines 25 and 125 (https://www.aseag.de/fileadmin/user_upload/documents/Linienfahrplaene/025_avv.pdf). They go from Vaals to Stolberg, stopping at Aachen Schanz Bf (RE4 from Düsseldorf), Aachen Bushof and Aachen Rothe Erde Bf (RE1 and RE9 from Köln).
The weather should be a little less hot than this week, but still warm. Please bring water to drink along the way. And don't forget your photo equipment!
About the Siegfried Line https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siegfried_Line
Golden hour and blue hour photography
Let's meet up just before sunset and during the blue hour in the Stadtgarten, and see what interesting images we can create!
Think about bringing fast lenses and playing with bokeh (the appearance of the out-of-focus parts of your photo). Tripods could be useful. Let's explore!
Excursion to Maastricht!
Let's explore Maastricht in the Netherlands! Beautiful, historic, busy, and only an hour by Arriva bus 350 from Aachen!
We will meet in the afternoon, explore a bit, and perhaps take the time for a photo exhibition in one of the museums. Sunset should be a little after 5pm, so we also have time for the Golden Hour and hopefully a bit of Blue Hour.
Although 1 November is a holiday in Germany, it is not a holiday in the Netherlands, meaning the city will be bustling as usual.
At the end of the day, we will gather for a coffee or drink and to see what photos we managed to create.
Looking forward to it!
PS. Anyone coming by bus (or train, which is less direct) could use the Euregio ticket for 1 or two people: https://avv.de/de/tickets/tickets-fuer-bus-bahn/euregioticket
The Aachen Christmas market during the blue hour
Let's get together and take some pictures of the blue hour, lights, and people setting up for the Christmas market. (The market itself is only open from 18.00 till 21.00 on that first Sunday.) https://www.aachen-tourismus.de/erleben-entdecken/eventsundveranstaltungen/aachenerweihnachtsmarkt/
Sunset is at 4.40pm, so the blue hour will be directly after.
Exploring Flora - the botanical garden in Cologne
Let's explore the botanical garden in Cologne, the Flora (thanks to Martin for the suggestion and background information!)
There is lots to see, from desert plants to plants on the grounds outside. It's a great place to explore, especially to take macros and landscapes. And to practise composition to make your photographs zing!
Here is some information about what you can find in the Flora http://freundeskreis-flora-koeln.de/index.php/kontakt/pflanzen-in-der-flora
Think about bringing macro lenses and long lenses. (There probably won't be room for tripods.) We will gather at the end for a coffee as usual.
This meetup will be updated as the time nears. Looking forward to it!
Autumn colors and tropical heat
Beautiful trees and colourful leaves
Interested in photographing the yellows, oranges and reds of the leaves? If yes, you'll have to hurry before the wind blows everything away. Autumn spreads it's decent colors everywhere. But one place is even more special. It is the Späth-Arboretum of Humboldt-University Berlin, the tree collection.
Outside, there are so many different types of trees which you will rarely see arranged like this anywhere in the world!
Not enough, the greenhouse with its variety of plants is also worth a visit.
After the visit to the park / greenhouse we will get together for a coffee or drink to discuss what we've seen and other pjtography related issues.
What to know
The entry fee for the garden is only 1€.
What to bring
So, bring of course your camera, if you have, your macro and zoom equipment and whatever you may need for landscape AND close-ups. Of course, we will discuss, ask and explain as we go. Don't worry, if you don't have a special photo gear. I have seen stunning pictures which were taken with an instamatic.
What we will do
Supposably we will be a good mix of experts and beginners sharing the same passion and don't forget: there is always someone who knows something which all the others don't know. We also will have a small challenge for the excitement 😉
We can expect the weather condition will be perfect for that day, we will meet in any case and in case its raining, there is also the greenhouse.
How to get there
By public transport: U7 till Blaschkoallee from there Bus 170 direction Baumschulenweg, get off at Baumschulenweg/ Königsheideweg
By car: use your SatNav / GPS 😉
If you have any questions, please contact the organizer or start a discussion.
Attending the meetup is free but if you liked it and feel like, you may make a little donation (maybe between one and five euro) after the meetup (pay-as-you-can-and-liked-it). This will help to prepare and run future great Photoresk Meetups, tutorials and Workshops
Let's take our cameras and have a stoll over the Christmas Marked(s)
Street photography , decoration, people pre-celebrating, low and colourful light and what else to spot on a Christmas market?
Everybody seems to be already hyper-busy those days before Christmas.
Calm down this Sunday, grep your camera gear and enjoy the Happy-Shuttercounts photo-stroll at the at two Christmas-Markets!
Even we are meeting just in front of a very nice marked, we will keep a visit for for later and have a walk to the Kollwitzplatz first.
We will see the Advents-Ökomarkt, returning for a stroll to the Lucia Weihnachsmarkt later. A nice opportunity for taking beautiful pictures but also for photography related chats and the exchange of knowledge.
For sure we will also have the opportunity to grab one or another glühwein and have some food.
This city has so much to offer beyond the "Cannes for tourists", the glam and the chic. We will have a nice stroll through the old parts of Cannes, the parts of the local people and local life. As we go we will discover places, people, life and capture moments in the wonderful changing Mediterranean light. Of course, we also will exchange our knowledge to improve our photography skills.
Open windows on Mougins
Mougins is famous for its artists and its beautiful village.
I suggest that we visit both Photographic exhibits (Erwan Morere at the Photography museum and the Robert Doisneau exhibit at the Espace Culturel).
We could also walk around, and shoot pictures of windows, home openings to the outside.
For the most advanced Happy Shuttercounts, we could try black-and-white pictures, like Erwan Morere.
Open windows on photographic exhibits in Mougins
Mougins is famous for its artists and its beautiful village. I suggest that we visit two beautiful temporary Photographic exhibits which are ending soon:
• Erwan Morere at the Photography museum,
• Robert Doisneau exhibit at the Espace Culturel.
We will also walk around, and shoot pictures of windows, home openings to the outside.
For the most advanced Happy Shuttercounts, we could try black-and-white pictures, like Erwan Morere.
Festival de la photographie méditerranéenne
Currently there is an interesting Photography festival in Nice (see website here): many small exhibits around Nice. The Festival is at its 15th edition with this year the desire to renew, not to impose a theme nor put a barrier between photographic genres.
Nice is also a beautiful city, so we'll take our camera's with us, and shoot some pictures between exhibits (indeed there will be a good walk around, and obviously one or two drinks to rest as well).
We will either meet in Cannes, and go all together to Nice with my car, or meet directly there. I'll organise this once I will know who will join (you can either post your preference on the forum of this event or private-message me).
Drink to meet-up 🙂
With the winter coming, days are shorter and more wet; it is therefore more difficult to organise outdoor shootings.
However, let's have a drink (apéro), so we can meet, chat, exchange our photo experiences, develop ideas for taking pictures/visiting exhibits next year, and enjoy the evening.
See you Tuesday,