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Next meeting will be Wednesday, 15 May 2024 at 20:00

Come and join us at our Viewfinders club meeting. It will be held at the usual place.  The meeting will also be streamed live via Zoom, only to paid-up members.

Omar Havana will be our guest speaker.  We will also show images of the photo reinterpretation and post-processing exercise. MOre details coming soon.

Check the Calendar for all other upcoming meetings.

April 2024

Gueric had a presentation on street photography in preparation for June’s “Street Photography” Photo Project.

The main event of the meeting was one of our two semi-annual Challenges. The topic was “Patterns in Nature”. 

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© Peter Löffler 
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© Beatrice Spates de Lannoy
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Recent News

Announced Viewfinders and RPS-Benelux photo walks in Brussels, 18-20 May 2024

We have published the Viewfinders edition number 302. See it here.

New web page published with details of the recent Minimal exhibition. Go here.

Photowalk to the Botanique Garden organized for mid-March. 

Viewfinders featured on Bruzz TV. Link in the Home page.

Worshop on ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) by Charlotte Bellamy coming on April. 

Photowalk to Brussels Bright Festival was organized on Friday 15 Feb.

Exhibition "Minimal" at BWC held from 14 January until February 9.

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

We have published the Viewfinders edition number 300. See it here.

March 2024

Adrian gave a short intro on shooting fireworks. You can see a copy of his presentation "Shooting Fireworks" in the Tutorials web page.

Our guest speaker was Katherine Maguire, from the Benelux Chapter of the UK Royal Photographic Society (RPS). She has an Associate Distinction from the RPS and is currently the editor of the Benelux Chapter’s eJournal.

She is a Dutch photographer, originally from Cumbernauld Scotland, she moved to Amsterdam in 1997 and gained her new nationality last year. Her main photography interests have included HDR, cityscapes and ICM before switching to a project-based approach.

Her vision being permanently blurred by a rare disease which resulted in a loss of sight and a shallow depth of field, she gave us a glimpse into the world of the restricted vision of individuals with damaged retinas. She discussed why some 6 years ago she started a photo project about her illness, showed paired images from her ARPS distinction panel (shallow depth of field/normal depth of field) and described how she went about creating them.

She then moved on to present her current self-portrait photo project (I am not invisible, but my illness is), explained why she started it, showed some examples, and discussed how she created her composite photos. They were absolutely amazing. A very thought provoking, interactive discussion followed.

Through her work, she discovered a strength that she didn’t know that she had. Her photography was therapeutic, allowing her to overcome her limitations and improve her quality of life. Her work serves as an inspiration to others for overcoming the limitations of their illnesses.

Thank you Katherine for having had the courage to present your very special story to us. 

You can see here a more detailed introduction, as well as a copy of the presentation she gave in the Tutorial Notes web page (Direct links: Introduction, and Presentation). For more information about Katherine and her latest work, see her current website, older work can be found here, and  here

Viewfinders was featured on BRUZZ TV !!

You can view the original article in BRUZZ TV here.

“Minimal photography”, like painting and music from the shared artistic movement of the 1950s and 60s, seeks to show essential subjects, principles or processes by removing unnecessary distraction from the message to let that one primary motif shine through.

Even while the photographic frame is a very limited fragment of the world, we can limit it even further by deliberately choosing to show less. When it is less, when it is nothing more than that one subject or notion, then the message of the photograph can be crystal clear. No distractions, no confusions, no other elements that might distort the message – just one notion, presented there as a constant feature for us to contemplate and enjoy.

Sixteen photographers from Viewfinders Photography Club of Brussels, collectively present their vision on minimal photography.

COLLECTIVE: Largest 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.

Follow here other upcoming activities and monthly meetings organized  by the club. Many are for members only. 

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