Starting our journey at the Anne Frank house we cross to the 17th century Gothic style Westerkerk (Western Church) where Rembrandt and his son are buried to photograph the highest clock tower in Amsterdam. Then take a stroll through the Jordan created in the 17th century for the workers. At the end of the 17th century many French fled to live here after the revocation of the Edit de Nantes. The name comes from the French word Jardin or Garden and the streets and the canals are named after flowers. They are now colorful warehouses that have been converted into homes for students, artists and professionals.
We then head over to Westerstraat Market the big outdoor flea and food market market, to photograph people and objects and if you have some extra time why not have have a cup of coffee in a cafe and enjoy some dutch apple pie. We then step back 500 years to visit the beautiful little houses called Hofjes, built in the 14th and 15th century by rich people for poor widowers of sailors and named after the benefactor.
We then proceed past Fortress of Sjako, home to the Robin Hood of Amsterdam in 1717 and onward to the The Nine Streets to photograph its small shops and stylish boutiques. We conclude at the Royal Palace at Dam Square and photograph the marvelous Atlas placed on top of the building facade.
Some of the things you will learn:
- how to improve the composition of your photos
- how to work with light and reflections from water
- how to develop your own style
- how to photographing people
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