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Brussels

2020-05-09
Photoresk® - Brussels Photography

Street: Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Brussels

This is an update regarding the Corona situation, an update on the event-details will follow.

Update 13/3/2020: The event is re-scheduled to the 9th of May!

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Photoresk is teaming up with the Irish in Europe Association (International) aisbl having a great afternoon out in the streets photographing at and around the parade, practicing some street photography and party later on in the Halles Saint Gery (indoor part TBC according to the corona situation).
And, there is even more - as follow on, we will create "a photo parade of the photos" together with the "Irish in Europe" as an separate event.
Details: The Parade will be starting from Halles Saint- Gery and ending at Les Halles Saint Gery led by the Brussels Caledonian (Corneymusers) Pipe Band with second time appearance the "LJM Streetband" (trumpet, trombone, clarinet, bastuba, banjo and drums) from Antwerp. The Parade will be reviewed from the balcony of the City Hall in the Grand Place by Mr. Philippe Close,Bourgmestre de la Ville de Bruxelles and/or Ms Delphine Houba,Alderwoman in Charge of culture,tourism,large events and municipal resources, and other Vips.
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this information here will be updated...

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Aachen
2016-12-19
Photoresk Photography Meetup Aachen

Erstes Kennenlern-Meetup

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.

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2017-07-09
Photoresk Photography Meetup Aachen

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!

Suggested route:
here a suggestion for a possible route we could take:
- Hbf
- Marschiertor
- Aachen-Münchener
- Kapuziner Karree
- Theater Aachen
- Elisenbrunnen
- Aachener Dom
- Krämerstraße
- Rathaus/Markt
- 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

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2018-07-29
Photoresk Photography Meetup Aachen

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

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2018-10-16
Photoresk Photography Meetup Aachen

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!

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2018-11-01
Photoresk Photography Meetup Aachen

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

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2018-11-25
Photoresk Photography Meetup Aachen

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.

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2019-10-12
Photoresk Photography Meetup Aachen

Looking at each other's photos

A great MeetUp hosted by Ben!

Hi everyone, I would like to make a meet-up for "photo-talk" in Aachen. It will be announced in both the Aachen and Cologne Photoresk groups, so please RSVP 'yes' in only one group.

The event is to show our work to others and share our ideas and thoughts. I am sure it will be very interesting to see and share our work with our meet up members. Indeed until this very day, we have been working very hard to take photos. Now it's time to show our great pieces.

1. Aim
- Appreciating the works of various people
- Learn the thoughts, perspectives, and considerations about others' photos
- Check other people's review on your photos
- Learn the photo skills, techniques, features and environments used in photography
- Socializing

2. Preparation
- Cost for drinks (This is a room rent requirement. There are also tea and non-alcohol drinks.)
- If you want to participate in the presentation, please prepare 2 ~ 4 pieces of your work in advance and send me a message or email ([masked]) on the day or the day before the presentation. (It does not have to be the original or a big sized file, but it must be *your* work.)
- If you don't have such a work to present, do think about taking some before the meetup! 😉 Submitting photos is not a requirement to participate. In fact, the bigger the audience, the better. If you have no photos to show, you can just come to engage in the discussion about what makes a good photo.

3. Meeting point
On 12. Oct (Saturday) 6: 30-8: 30 pm at the Cafe Zuhause (Sandkaulstraße 109/111, 52062 Aachen)

4. Program
- 6:30-7:00 Greetings and introductions
- 7:00-8:00 Photo-talk (presentation)
After a brief look at randomly arranged photos, the owners briefly introduce their photos to the others (e.g. why you want to show them, how you evaluate them, what stories can be told, etc.)
The number of presentations will be adjusted according to the number of people gathered for proper time distribution. (around 30 pieces will be introduced).
- 8:00-8:30 Q&A on each of the pictures that impressed you, giving a review, exchange opinions on the work

5. Transportation
A bus stop to the Hbf is about 5 minutes away from the pub. it takes 10 mins to the train station by bus. The direct trains to Cologne comes at 20:51, 21:51, 22:51 and 23:51, 00:51.

Please note!
As the number of people who can show their photos is limited, and as we have to buy drinks to encourage the cafe to rent to us again, please be sure to only RSVP if you are able to join (and update your RSVP if your plans change).
If you simply don't show up, it may affect your ability to participate in future limited-seat events.

A 'beamer' projector will be used to show the photos, but do be aware that light may enter through the window during the presentation, and the screen may not of the best quality. It's all for fun, and what an opportunity!

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2020-03-21
Photoresk Photography Meetup Aachen

A new perspective: 7 days of photos in/about the house

Photoresk Aachen(D) * Cologne(D) * Berlin(D) * Brussels(B) * Cannes(F)
A challenge, for those willing to take it! Let's take one photo a day around the house, and then we will share and discuss them.
Some tips: spend a little time thinking first about a theme or an object. Examples are macros, or abstracts, or even a single object which you might photograph in a different way every day. (If you like, list your theme in the discussion on this Meet-Up - it might help give others ideas!)
Don't think only inside your house, you might have a view out the window or a balcony with some outside plants. (Of course, do stick with the national and international recommendations to protect yourself and others from coronavirus.)
Stick to the theme for the entire eight days, and take a photo a day starting this Saturday, 21.03. On Sunday, the 29th, we will share them online (platform tbd) and discuss what we learned and what we like about each other's photos.

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Cologne
2020-04-02
Photoresk - Cologne/Köln Photography

Learning from failures: how to make your ideas become more effective photos

Let's have an online discussion about those photographic ideas you couldn't quite get to have the pizzazz you wanted. Here is a chance to learn from failures and to gather some ideas about how to improve.

What we will do: bring an example or two of shots that didn't quite capture the inspirations you had to show the group, and let's brainstorm some ideas or tips about how to make each idea a more effective photograph.

Consider using ideas that could be tried out again later at home - macros, still lives, abstracts, or portraits of pets (!) or family members...

Looking forward to hearing your ideas!!

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2020-05-10
Photoresk - Cologne/Köln Photography

Ausweichsitz NRW

Let's discover one of the many bunkers in Germany: https://www.ausweichsitz-nrw.de/veranstaltungen/fototage/fototage

During the cold war, an atomic bomb-proof retreat of the government of North Rhine-Westfalia allowed the government to continue its work in the middle of the Eifel in case of an attack. Meanwhile a museum, it opens its doors for a photography day on the 10th May 2020 at 11:00. There is a full programme waiting for us!

Please note, this meetup is 30 Euro that you pay to the museum. I will not collect any money, you will pay for the museum yourself. If you like to participate go to https://www.ausweichsitz-nrw.de/veranstaltungen/fototage/fototage/form and reserve a place. If you have not registered with the museum, you will not be able to participate! Please register also in the meetup group that we know who is participating.

The programme is organized by the museum:

10:20-11:00 arrival
11:00-13:00 guided tour in German (explaining the functionality of the bunker with 100 rooms)
13:00-14:00 brunch
14:00-16:00 photography
16:00-16:30 café break
16:30-18:00 photography

- no photography during the guided tour
- not suited for the disabled
- temperature 7 °C
- you may use a tripod
- no animals/dogs are allowed

Thank you Lars for suggesting this event!

Looking forward to seeing you!

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Berlin
2013-10-26
Photoresk - Berlin Photography

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 😉

What if
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 😉

Questions
If you have any questions, please contact the organizer or start a discussion.

Links
http://www.tkt-berlin.de/arboretum-eng.html

http://www.visitberlin.de/en/spot/spaeth-arboretum

What else
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

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2014-12-14
Photoresk - Berlin Photography

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.

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2020-03-29
Photoresk - Berlin Photography

A new perspective 7 days of photos in/about the house

Meetup doesn't allow to sign up to an ongoing meeting (sorry, I did not know that). If you missed 7 days of photos in/about the house, join here and come to our virtual group where we share and discuss 'enter nous'

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Cannes
2014-07-16
Photoresk - Cannes Photography

Cannes discovery

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.

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2014-08-03
Photoresk - Cannes Photography

Open windows on Mougins

Dear all,
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.

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2014-09-13
Photoresk - Cannes Photography

Open windows on photographic exhibits in Mougins

Dear all,

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.

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2014-10-11
Photoresk - Cannes Photography

Festival de la photographie méditerranéenne

Dear all,

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).

Yasemin

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2014-12-02
Photoresk - Cannes Photography

Drink to meet-up 🙂

Dear all,
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,
Yasemin

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2020-03-21
Photoresk - Cannes Photography

A new perspective: 7 days of photos in/about the house

Photoresk Aachen(D) * Cologne(D) * Berlin(D) * Brussels(B) * Cannes(F)
A challenge, for those willing to take it! Let's take one photo a day around the house, and then we will share and discuss them.
Some tips: spend a little time thinking first about a theme or an object. Examples are macros, or abstracts, or even a single object which you might photograph in a different way every day. (If you like, list your theme in the discussion on this Meet-Up - it might help give others ideas!)
Don't think only inside your house, you might have a view out the window or a balcony with some outside plants. (Of course, do stick with the national and international recommendations to protect yourself and others from coronavirus.)
Stick to the theme for the entire eight days, and take a photo a day starting this Saturday, 21.03. On Sunday, the 29th, we will share them online (platform tbd) and discuss what we learned and what we like about each other's photos.

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