A Sample of GoudaJuly 7, 2016

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Vinita Salome Photography-Lifetyle Travel PhotographeAmserdam|The Hague|Utrecht|RotterdamThe mysterious book that took nearly 3 years to come out! We went from people asking about our second book on Gouda to silence. At some point daring to bring up the topic at the back of our minds wondering whether it will all come to fruition or not. The biggest struggle was in believing and till the last minute we had our share of frustrations which now make amusing stories worth talking about at our presentations.

So without further ado. The book – A Sample of Gouda is here! We had a cozy launch on the 30th of June, the terrible weather couldn’t dampen our spirits.

Our next gig on August 25, 2016 is (wo)manning a table at the Women’s Business Initiative International in The Hague where the new book will be showcased.

Make sure you get a copy with the summer special on now! There is alot going on and Persephone and I look forward to seeing you all at one of these events!

Our summer special, a free PDF of The Bee’s Tour of Gouda, Buzzing Through Vinita’s Lens. with every purchase of A Sample of Gouda is on until August 31, 2016.

Angloinfo South Holland is featuring five short stories specially written for the promotion of the book, each  one using a character of one of the stories in the book. A few extras! We hope you enjoy them.

On September 2, 2016 Dawn Black will lead a photowalk around Gouda. Persephone and I will be present during the walk and we looking forward to meeting photographers interested in discovering the city. For more details/to register email: Dawn Black Photography

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An Image That Speaks Volumes: BalanceJune 20, 2016

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Personal projects are a great adventure that often lead us through the most unlikely of paths. Our intention in starting this project is to hone our skills and see where this particular path takes us. We would love it if you joined us on this adventure.
Our intention is for the images to do the talking. We believe a single moment captured forever in a photograph can speak volumes. These images require no words and at the same time, tell a whole story.
Every other month, we will choose a single image to share with you. These images will usually follow a theme. By seeing, we hope you hear our voices.
If you’d like to visit other participating photographers to see their interpretations, follow the links:

Tanja de Maesschalk | Natalie Carstens| Vinita Salomé

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Impressions from March & April : A Personal ProjectMay 20, 2016

“Impressions‘ is a creative project by an eclectic group of female photographers from around the globe. We aim to share the inspiration behind what we do through our bimonthly posts.

Every other month, we will be sharing 8 images that tell the story of what inspired us in the previous weeks: our families, nature, weather, or maybe even work itself! We are free to explore the meaning of ‘impressions’, and it is likely to change month to month.’

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We had an extremely long winter and couldn’t wait for spring to arrive. We made it through the cold rainy days with gems peeking out at us and had cosy afternoons to share some warmth. Please make sure to stop by the very talented Susanne Ashby’s blog to have a look at her impressions for March & April and get some gorgeous imagery coming your way.

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A Close Knit FamilyMay 12, 2016

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Whenever a family books a session, I’m always grateful that they allow me into their lives to show me glimpses of the bonds that they share. I know this family personally and what struck me about them was their closeness and a very tender way they had of interacting with each other. Mom is super creative and made sure the boys were part of the session even before the actual session took place. Because of this preparation, although, boys can feel awkward at this age, these two did their best and were stars!

If you would like to book a session I have one spot left in May and two in June before we break for the summer! The sun is gorgeous and I can think of many locations to have a gorgeous family session! Contact me to book your session!

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Musings on Mini’s & The WeatherMay 3, 2016

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I always get asked what are we going to do if it rains. In the years of photographing outdoors in The Netherlands (anyone who lives here knows our national past time is discussing the ever changing weather). I have come to learn that following my gut combined with a plan B is the best way to go. I have rarely have had to cancel a session.
Agreed this requires having a certain amount of flexibility for my clients.
It may also seem like too much stress right before a session. Booking a session with me might be a little bit of living on the edge but if you trust me and go with the flow, I promise together we will create magic like we did at the fields. Thank you my gorgeous clients for coming out and the little ones for braving the cold wind!

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Tulip Bonanza!April 26, 2016

 

 

 

 

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Tulip Field Mini Sessions are Here!April 11, 2016

Vinita Salome Photography-Lifetyle Portrait Photographer Exclusively For Children & Family Amserdam|The Hague|Utrecht|RotterdamI am thrilled to announce the Spring Mini Session at the tulip fields in Lisse! These limited-availability sessions will be offered on two Saturdays 24th and 30th of April from 17:00 onwards. Please note, there will be no morning sessions.

Your mini session fee of Euro 280 includes a 20 minute family session with Vinita, an online proofing gallery or four days, five full resolution artistically enhanced images with black and white conversions, and 20% off on a la carte pricing.
These limited availability sessions have already started filling up. To hold  your spot, please contact me today!

Note: If you prefer the luxury of a full customs session at your home or an outdoor location of your choice, please let me know!

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EvolutionApril 6, 2016

Today I thought I would reminisce about my life in photography and how far I’ve come! Throughout my journey, I’ve experimented with different types of photography and the diverse avenues each period of technology opened up for me. Technology has been traveling with me, side by side, evolving itself too!

I love all themes and types of photography but Travel Photography has always caught my fancy. Here are a few images from my travel diaries from my film days.

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I remember that up until about a decade ago, I had to be very mindful about taking each image when shooting film as you had to shoot  24/36 images and really had to plan beforehand how many film rolls you would take on a trip or assignment.

The move into digital has been a huge learning curve. I shifted to digital about 9 years ago. Thanks to the incorporated technology and a lot of practice, I slowly transitioned into digital photography.

Although I find it extremely convenient with the new technology, I found that incorporating the lessons I learnt during shooting film are vital to the work I do today. They are the backbone of my entire field of work! They have taught me that in a world of instant gratification, it is important to stop and think about the effort put into each shot as each image holds some value. There is still a big difference between good photography and good technology.

The technology that the new cameras have is quite amazing which makes photography fun for the old and young and in-between. There are new digital cameras that suit all kinds of users. I often get asked what camera someone should buy, which I find a difficult question to answer as each user’s needs are very different. And I have noticed that like my work and technology, needs of users have really changed of the past few decades.

It is so interesting to see what technology throws at you every year. Polaroid cameras have come back to life with an added bit of the future in them.  You can now get a tiny, instant photograph with the clarity of a high-resolution camera in just seconds, brilliant!

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In the generation that brought you Google Glass and the Go pro, what more could they really throw at you. Turns out, the answer to that question is – A LOT!

Recently, I came across a new type of compact camera from a company called Light which really is a glimpse of the future. It is a camera that essentially has the same quality and  features as a DSLR camera but can fit in your pocket as it is about the same size as a cell phone.

It has 16 different lenses in it, which all take pictures and then merge them together to give you an incredibly detailed, high quality photograph that you would’ve otherwise only gotten with a DSLR camera. The team at light said it the best – “It’s all about putting the focus back on great photography and not just great technology!”

 

 

 

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The Sibling BondMarch 30, 2016

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What a pleasure to photograph these three. They all walked around town with me with their heart on their sleeve and it touched me to see the bond that they shared with each other and how they allowed me to capture that side of them. The little one who shares the same birthday as her Daddy,  did a good job keeping the secret from Daddy as the images were a surprise gift for him!

Sibling sessions make for special gifts to parents and grandparents, if you would like to book one, please contact me to hold your spot!

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Impressions from January&February : A Personal ProjectMarch 20, 2016

“Impressions‘ is a creative project by an eclectic group of female photographers from around the globe. We aim to share the inspiration behind what we do through our bimonthly posts.

Every other month, we will be sharing 8 images that tell the story of what inspired us in the previous weeks: our families, nature, weather, or maybe even work itself! We are free to explore the meaning of ‘impressions’, and it is likely to change month to month.’ Vinita Salome Photography-Lifetyle Portrait Photographer Exclusively For Children & Family Amserdam|The Hague|Utrecht|Rotterdam

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