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Paul Shields 04-30-2007 03:07 PM

Re: The First PhotoCamel Meet & Greet! Amsterdam 10th - 12th May 2007
 
Just a heads-up as there is now less than two weeks to go. We already have at least 5 people showing up. If anyone else can make it then let yourself be known asap :).

Paul Shields 04-30-2007 03:52 PM

Re: The First PhotoCamel Meet & Greet! Amsterdam 10th - 12th May 2007
 
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Originally Posted by Max@Home (Post 171564)
Hi All!

...just to get some ideas of what-would-we-like-to-do: some possible activities, small trips, etc. Please have a look and state your 'priorities' :)

Amsterdam:
- Canal/harbour tour by boat

I like the idea of a cruise around the canals :).

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- Artis Zoo (old & rather famous one :) )
Zoos are great, though I have been round this one before. I'll leave it open to others about whether it's worthwhile or not.

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- Inner City walk - daytime
- RedLightDistrict walk - evening (in the past these were guided by a TV-personality - Rob van Houten)
Despite the possible 'seediness' of the RL district, I've always found this part of Amsterdam quite interesting. I can see some great night-time opportunities around here :).

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- Photography museum(s)
- Van Gogh Museum / Stedelijk Museum / Rijks Museum (with the 'NightWatch-Nachtwacht' of Rembrandt van Rijn)
- visit the new 'floating City' area
Again, I've done the museums a couple of times in the past so not at the top of my list, but always happy to go with the flow on this one.

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Near Amsterdam:
- Keukenhof Lisse (permanent Tulip/Flower show, I'll have to check whether they are still open...)
It would be interesting to see a million tulips in flower, but will they still be on show at the time we're visiting?

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- The Hague (Residential Capitol with Government Buildings etc, an old 'Royal Class' city
- Rotterdam (Large International Sea Harbour, Zoo, famous Bridges, waterfront-buildings, etc)
Completely new to me, so will take any guidance on this.

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Further away and less easily reachable:
- Coastal works in Zeeland
Sounds very interesting. How is transport to these places?

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- Studio Frank Doorhof (Emmeloord)
Studio Frank would be awesome. Would love to know if Frank is available on these days :).

vladnl 04-30-2007 04:25 PM

Re: The First PhotoCamel Meet & Greet! Amsterdam 10th - 12th May 2007
 
I'm interested too. I live in Holland now for 4 years and I still haven't seen Amsterdam? :) Can you believe it? :) So this is perfect opportunity :) Count me in!
Cheers
Vlad

Paul Shields 04-30-2007 04:32 PM

Re: The First PhotoCamel Meet & Greet! Amsterdam 10th - 12th May 2007
 
Vlad - that's great :). Watch this space (and your PM's) for more details as it develops.

J.A.F. Doorhof 05-03-2007 02:17 AM

Re: The First PhotoCamel Meet & Greet! Amsterdam 10th - 12th May 2007
 
I have cleared my schedule for the thursday and friday.

Song4themoon 05-10-2007 07:03 AM

Re: The First PhotoCamel Meet & Greet! Amsterdam 10th - 12th May 2007
 
so who all is there now? I wish I could have come :(

J.A.F. Doorhof 05-10-2007 05:13 PM

Picture and meeting thread :D
 
Well because I'm the closest to home :D I have the first picture and mini review online.

this is the photocamel gang which visited our home tonight.

http://www.doorhof.nl/modelcom/album...i_2007-003.jpg

It was great fun to see the people behind some of the names.
Although the beautiful Dutch weather was not coörperation we still had a nice BBQ (inside with electrical BBQ's), after which I showed the group the studio and talked a bit about my approach to photography (hope I did not bore them :D).

After that we talked some more and rounded the evening off with some demos in our Home Theater.

It was great fun, and I hope we will do these kind of meetings more.
Although I'm a bad traveller myself due to time restrictions, my studio is always open for camelers.

Greetings,
Frank

Max@Home 05-10-2007 07:25 PM

Re: The First PhotoCamel Meet & Greet! Amsterdam 10th - 12th May 2007
 
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Quick report of The First Day :)

Paul arrived at Schiphol in time (11:45), where the Camel sign did his work so we did actually meet eachother :). Cedric SMS'ed a friend, who called a friend, who emailed me that his flight was cancelled and he was rescheduled on another flight, but would be arriving an hour and a half later, so Paul and I killed the time with coffee (me), beer (Paul) and sigarettes (both :) ).

(Sorry, Athena, he's back on his old habit... :( )

The rescheduled flight arrived in time, and the sign worked again!:afro: Good to be a Camel! :cheesy: So the three of us went to my car, that was parked a bit too long due to the delay, but luckily it wasn't towed away :tongue:

After a relatively smooth ride we first dropped Paul off at his B&B, and then I delivered Cedric at his. After a short roominspection and some explanations by the owner, we headed back, picked up Paul, and went en route to Frank Doorhof in Emmeloord, where we arrived slightly early at 16:30 :cool:.

After we met with Frank, his wife, his son, his parents, model Corrine and the cat we all sat down for drinks, drinks and a nice BBQ. Around 19:00 Rense and Peter joined the party and the Camel Meet was complete.:o

After the food-and-drink part we first got a grand tour inclusive of all explanations through Frank's studio, and then got together for more drinks and conversation, and a demonstration of Frank's other passion: HD HomeTheater :)

Far too soon we had to head back to Amsterdam again, where I dropped off Cedric and Paul at around 00:15, and then went en route to Castricum (Home) where I arrived at around 01:15.

Tomorrow we will gather again at around 10:00 at Cedric's, as his location is easiest to reach by car (Peter and me), foot (Paul :) ) or public transportation (Rense).

I'll try and keep you all informed!

...€0.00002... :)

Max@Home

Rense 05-12-2007 01:57 AM

Re: The First PhotoCamel Meet & Greet! Amsterdam 10th - 12th May 2007
 
Just some quickies from yesterday (I'll leave the big story to Max, because he is much better at this than I am;D )

The first photo in Amsterdam was a kind of summing up the party at Frank's house:
http://www.photocamel.com/gallery/da...007-05-12_.JPG.

(By the way Max didn't mention that we bought some of the DVD's of Frank that we will use for a review here on the Camel).

Afster strolling through Amsterdam we arrived at the Nieuwe Kerk, where we had a shoot out:
http://www.photocamel.com/gallery/da...007-05-12_.JPG.

After such hard work we decided to have a drink and something to eat. Of course we had to use our Camera's. Paul's camera had a definite blue cast on a photo of Cedric, so I tried the Canon and lo and behold no blue cast:
http://www.photocamel.com/gallery/da...007-05-12_.JPG.

Waiting for Peter (who didn't arrive because of other obligations) we went to the Amsterdam Post CS building where we could see Amsterdam from 11 stories high:
http://www.photocamel.com/gallery/da...007-05-12_.JPG (only to bad it was raining).

After that it was time for a relaxing (and a bit drying/warming up) boat tour, where I made a photo of Paul in contemplation:
http://www.photocamel.com/gallery/da...007-05-12_.JPG

peterst6906 05-12-2007 04:24 AM

Re: The First PhotoCamel Meet & Greet! Amsterdam 10th - 12th May 2007
 
Some nice shots Rense. Pity I missed the day due to work. I thought I would have been able to get off, but I'm heading overseas next week and had some things to finalise.

Bugger. It looks like it was a great day.

Regards,

Peter


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