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Let's learn from each other about photography and places to take great photos! All are welcome to join - all you need is interest in photography of any kind, and a desire to share. The Cologne Photoresk photography meetup group aims to bring beginner, amateur, semi-pro and also professional photographers together in a friendly atmosphere to share one common interest, the love of taking pictures! There's something for everyone here that loves photography - travel, people, landscapes, close-up, you name it, there will be a chance to discover it...

Suggestions of meetups are also welcome - it's a joint effort that makes our group fun for everyone.

Meetups sind auf Englisch und auch Deutsch. Alle sind willkommen!

Upcoming events (2)

Bauhaus @Cologne

Boltensternstraße

Let's discover the Naumannsiedlung in Cologne Riehl on the public holiday. This year we celebrate 100 years Bauhaus (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bauhaus). Neues Bauen has been a contrast to the traditional orientation in architecture like the historism at the beginning of the 20th century. Buildings in Bauhaus style give you the impression they were recently built even though they are nearly 100 years old. Also in Cologne we can find such buildings. Let's try to freeze impressions of this style using photography by discovering together the Naumannsiedlung in Cologne Riehl, the most prominent ensemble in this style in Cologne. We meet at 15:00 at the tramway station Cologne Boltensternstraße. From there it is some walking to St. Engelbert (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Engelbert_(Köln)). The lemon squeezer has been build in Bauhaus style, too. From there we stroll to the Neumannsiedlung (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naumannsiedlung) for the quest for interesting shots of this ensemble of buildings. After roughly an hour we get together at a café (e.g. Café ViLena) to exchange about what we have discovered. Looking forward to seeing you!

Look at each others' photos

Café & Bar zuhause

A great MeetUp hosted by Ben! Hi everyone, I would like to make a meet-up for "photo-talk" in Aachen. It will be announced in both the Aachen and Cologne Photoresk groups, so please RSVP 'yes' in only one group. The event is to show our work to others and share our ideas and thoughts. I am sure it will be very interesting to see and share our work with our meet up members. Indeed until this very day, we have been working very hard to take photos. Now it's time to show our great pieces. 1. Aim - Appreciating the works of various people - Learn the thoughts, perspectives, and considerations about others' photos - Check other people's review on your photos - Learn the photo skills, techniques, features and environments used in photography - Socializing 2. Preparation - Cost for drinks (This is a room rent requirement. There are also tea and non-alcohol drinks.) - If you want to participate in the presentation, please prepare 2 ~ 4 pieces of your work in advance and send me a message or email ([masked]) on the day or the day before the presentation. (It does not have to be the original or a big sized file, but it must be *your* work.) - If you don't have such a work to present, do think about taking some before the meetup! ;-) Submitting photos is not a requirement to participate. In fact, the bigger the audience, the better. If you have no photos to show, you can just come to engage in the discussion about what makes a good photo. 3. Meeting point On 12. Oct (Saturday) 6: 30-8: 30 pm at the Cafe Zuhause (Sandkaulstraße 109/111, 52062 Aachen) 4. Program - 6:30-7:00 Greetings and introductions - 7:00-8:00 Photo-talk (presentation) After a brief look at randomly arranged photos, the owners briefly introduce their photos to the others (e.g. why you want to show them, how you evaluate them, what stories can be told, etc.) The number of presentations will be adjusted according to the number of people gathered for proper time distribution. (around 30 pieces will be introduced). - 8:00-8:30 Q&A on each of the pictures that impressed you, giving a review, exchange opinions on the work 5. Transportation A bus stop to the Hbf is about 5 minutes away from the pub. it takes 10 mins to the train station by bus. The direct trains to Cologne comes at 20:51, 21:51, 22:51 and 23:51, 00:51. Please note! As the number of people who can show their photos is limited, and as we have to buy drinks to encourage the cafe to rent to us again, please be sure to only RSVP if you are able to join (and update your RSVP if your plans change). If you simply don't show up, it may affect your ability to participate in future limited-seat events. A 'beamer' projector will be used to show the photos, but do be aware that light may enter through the window during the presentation, and the screen may not of the best quality. It's all for fun, and what an opportunity!

Past events (84)

Chinese Festival

Cologne Cathedral

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