By Kees van Dongen Saturday, 04 December 2021
Fortunately we still have the pictures
In my experience, autumn is now over in terms of photography. All the leaves have fallen, the woods show 'holes' in my photos.
By Kees van Dongen Saturday, 09 October 2021
Soft layers on top of each other
Finally we had another long foggy period. Annoying for traffic, but for the nature photographer one of the best weather conditions you could wish for.
By Kees van Dongen Wednesday, 11 August 2021
Dense fog in the woods gives the magical effect
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.
By Kees van Dongen Thursday, 19 November 2020
Photographing in a busy forest
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.
By Kees van Dongen Monday, 03 August 2020
How do you avoid hard light?
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?
By Kees van Dongen Friday, 03 July 2020
A beautiful large forest in North Brabant, The Netherlands
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.
By Kees van Dongen Saturday, 20 June 2020
A piece of paradise in North Limburg
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.
By Kees van Dongen Friday, 29 May 2020
Last night during the golden hour I traveled to an avenue to capture the beautiful golden light.
By Kees van Dongen Tuesday, 19 May 2020
Now that everything is completely green, I can't resist taking a day at Garderen to photograph the beautiful Speulderbos again.
By Kees van Dongen Saturday, 18 January 2020
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 beginning spring.
By Kees van Dongen Thursday, 02 January 2020
Start the year with a photography workshop
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.
By Kees van Dongen Thursday, 24 October 2019
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.
By Kees van Dongen Saturday, 31 August 2019
Beautiful Vijlenerbos in the early light (The Netherlands)
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.
By Kees van Dongen Monday, 12 August 2019
And then quickly go to the Strabracht heather for a few pictures.
By Kees van Dongen Thursday, 08 August 2019
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.
By Kees van Dongen Monday, 05 August 2019
Just got back from the trip through Western Canada. What a beautiful, photogenic country. Walked and climbed a lot and of course took many photos.
By Kees van Dongen Saturday, 22 June 2019
From raw RAW to edited JPG
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.
By Kees van Dongen Tuesday, 18 June 2019
The most beautiful light
By the time the longest day approaches, the golden hour will also be nice and long (almost an hour and a half) and you will have plenty of time to take advantage of that beautiful, yellow light.