The scenically very beautiful Kwade Hoek is a top location for macro photography and landscape photography. From the parking lot you are in the Kwade Hoek in a few minutes. Strolling through the dune vegetation on the way to the beach we see young dunes with beach grass. On the beach we look for beautiful sand and ripple patterns, shells and beach grass. Perhaps there are sandpipers walking along the tide line.
De Kwade Hoek is a young nature reserve to the northeast of Goedereede. It is part of the Duinen van Goeree, a nature reserve in Goeree-Overflakkee, in South Holland. Until the end of the 19th century, there was only water here at the north-eastern point of Goeree. Fishermen sailed under the coast on their way to the harbor of Goedereede and later Stellendam. They called the bend in the coastline, as the fairway started to silt up and the current became treacherous, the ‘bad corner’, the Kwade Hoek. Both fresh and salt water play a major role in the area. Due to the tides, the area is flooded twice a day and the salt water penetrates deep into the dune valleys through slufters and creeks. However, the dune valleys are also fed by seepage and rainwater. The vegetation is very varied, from salt-loving species that are characteristic of Wadden Sea areas to types of moist dune valleys. In spring you can also find various types of orchids. The dynamics and transitions from salt to fresh, wet to dry, young to old create a species-rich ecosystem. The area has been owned by Natuurmonumenten as a nature reserve since 1962. It has been designated a Natura 2000 area under the name Duinen Goeree & Kwade Hoek.
Sunset and low tide
We are in the Kwade Hoek in the afternoon until sunset. We photograph beach grass and dune formation in the dunes. On the beach we look for shells and sand patterns. The workshop is timed to coincide with the lowest point of the tide around sunset. If the conditions regarding wind and clouds are good, we will photograph ripple patterns at the end of the afternoon – at low tide.
You will be welcomed with coffee, tea and cake from 5.15 pm. After a short introduction we get to work. We do not cover a great distance. The workshop ends around 9.30 pm. It is practically low tide and the sun has just set.
What will you learn?
This is a one hundred percent practical workshop. We are going to photograph. During the workshop I will give you tips and instructions and help you with settings such as aperture, shutter speed, autofocus, white balance, as well as with position, perspective and composition. You will learn about exposure, depth of field, backlight, rule of thirds and much more.
Of course we are going to take beautiful photos, but the aim is to provide you with tools to take better photos. When your technical skills improve you will have more control over your photo equipment.
This workshop is intended for beginning as well as more advanced photographers. Because of the small group, I can give you a lot of attention.
Coffee, tea and cake before the start of the workshop.
Information & booking
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