Image by Alan Welch

Next meeting will be Wednesday, 18 October 2023 at 20:00

Come and join us at our next Viewfinders club meeting  at the Swedish church, 35 avenue des Gaulois, 1040 Brussels. The meeting will also be streamed online.

Erick will give a tutorial on panning. Panning is a technique where you move the camera as you press the shutter button. As you follow the subject’s movement with the camera, the surroundings blur, but the subject remains sharp. Come to our meeting and get some practical pointers on panning.

The main event of the evening is our external speaker, Gerry Coe, who will talk to us about iPhone art. 

Gerry has been a professional photographer in Northern Ireland for some 60 years, leaving school just before his 16th birthday. Originally working for a number of other photographers, especially in the commercial/industrial field, he eventually started his own photography and picture framing business. He has covered almost all aspects of photography, including portraits, weddings, commercial, industrial, aerial, architecture, press and PR. Over the years he has been awarded Fellowships from the major photographic organizations. He has used many different cameras from Large format 10x8 to 35mm, Digital and now the iPhone, and received the first ever Fellowship for a panel of images taken on his iPhone. Although he no longer works professionally, he now uses his iPhone to explore new ideas and to show people what can be done with a mobile device. You can enjoy his work in Instagram and Facebook

Looking forward to seeing you at the club meeting on 18 October.

Richard Sylvester

Check the Calendar for all other upcoming meetings.

June 2023.pdf

Recent News

New photo albums from recent Projects and Challenges have been added on the website.

Dates and agenda for season 2023-24 have been published in the Calendar.

Photowalk to Mechelen on 1 October is being organized. Details to come.

Club member Endre Sebok has an exhibition at Octopus HeArtcenter gallery. Details here.

Visit the International Fotofestival in Pelt, from 4 June - 1 October. Martin Parr will give a lecture on 23 September.

COLLECTIVE: Latest exhibition organized by the club. 

 Visit the exhibition's page for more information and

Take a 3D virtual tour  !

“Collective” offers participants and visitors an opportunity to explore the full range of the photographic art and what it can mean in our society today. Each of the 38 artists – members of Viewfinders - chooses their own theme and style, yielding an extensive view of the photographic medium, from expressing an artistic intent to documenting the world around us. This showcase of the creativity and skill of the members highlights the beauty and power of photographs.


13 photographers bring you their personal view on something we all have too little of…

A photograph can capture a fleeting 1/100th of a second, recording our observable world for art or for posterity, nailing down an instant: all motion frozen, emotions seized to assure future joy. Or with skill, we can bend time to creative advantage, bringing new perspectives and motion to life within the confines of our image.

September 2023

In the first meeting after the summer break, Alun summarized the upcoming activities that are being organized, which include the “Humor” Challenge in December, the “Patterns in Nature” Challenge in April, photo projects in February (Long Exposure) and June (Street Photography), a photo walk in Mechelen on 1 October, an upcoming trip to the Oostende photo biennale, and ideas for some new club exhibitions. 

Camera Supports. Members were asked to bring their camera supports to the meeting. Several members brought tripods, monopod, gimbal for smartphone to discuss the pros and cons, pricing, portability. Other handy tricks such as using your body, gorilla pods, strings and bean bags were discussed.

Members Photos. The main event of the evening was the viewing of photos. Seven members volunteered to show their photos: John (South Georgia Island), Diego (Estonia), Kaim (France), Kathy (two projects: poetry, portrait), Alan (Grand Canyon), Adrian (Brussels Canal) and Miguel Angel (Spain).  

Five sets of photos from the July Brussels canal photo walk were then presented: Erick, Isane, Marci, Miguel Angel and Alun. The photos were a mixture of color and black and white, showing the canal and surrounding facades and architecture. The color photos graffiti photos were particularly eye catching.

Richard Sylvester

© Miguel Angel Vilar
© Diego Naranjo
© Kaim Merali

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