When: Wednesday, August 5th 2015 at 18:45 until sunset
Where (meeting point): Restaurant La Cantina in Zuiderstrand (the green pier of Scheveningen’s harbor)
What: It’s a talk about portraiture but most importantly it’s an excuse to be together and exchange tips on photography
if you took part in “FaceBoard – What did life teach you?” perhaps you like to know that I was informed by the direction of the recently built Zuiderstrand Theater (Scheveningen) that they are interested in organizing an exhibition for this project. The exhibition is not a sure thing, but definitely interesting to get the project more public and our life sentences more visible. This theater happens to be located exactly where we’re going to meet next Wednesday for our photo walk and this is where we made lots of photographs for the project including the photos of Bastien (photo above) who contacted me recently asking to conduct this photo walk.
We’ll gather at La Cantina on Wednesday at 18.45 (I’ll be there from 18.30 on) which is the only restaurant of the area so you won’t get confused and it’s at the end of Houtrustweg. You can get there by bike, car or bus 22, halte Douzastraat. I will have with me a portable version of my blackboard, just in case you also like to leave your sentence and you haven’t done it already thus leaving your mark on the FaceBoard project. Don’t miss it; but also don’t miss the opportunity to simply show up and hang out with us, you know, it’s an excuse to go out and have some fun taking pictures and passing on tips. The focus is on portraiture but the location where we meet will allow us to talk about landscape photography as well, a discipline that I generally practice quite a bit and that I publicize more than portraiture on social media.
Take with you any camera you have, never mind the model. If you have a DSLR and have to choose for a focal length go for a fast prime lens above 50mm equivalent, 85mm is great. The only technical requirement is that you know how to switch on your camera and can recognize some of the buttons at the back without opening the user manual. After all, you know what they say: the best camera is the camera you have with you. So, anything from a point and shoot to a view camera will do.
See you there!