Holland isn’t just known for the iconic streets and canals of Amsterdam, The Netherlands is also well known for the countless picturesque Dutch windmills that are incredible for photography, especially with the right foggy conditions. Elia and Albert spend a misty morning sunrise in Zaanse Schans capturing a range of different images from the very iconic, to the very unique - all the while explaining their thought process for shooting the classic beauty of the old Dutch village.
An epic morning at Zaanse Schans also falls on King’s Day, which is the largest celebration in The Netherlands. Imagine a street party as large as the country itself, full of millions of people all dressed up in random pieces of orange clothing, partying like there’s no tomorrow. Elia and Albert navigate the busy streets and have an epic time in the process.
Of course, Amsterdam is also an amazing city for photography and while it can seem overwhelming at first, Elia shares a few of my favorite spots to shoot along the canals. After sunset and during the blue hour, the lights of the old city come alive and the river boats create amazing streaking lights though long exposure frames.
Holland also has an amazing international community of photographers, and on each visit, Elia hosts photo walks through the city. This photowalk is co-hosted by Alastair Jolly from Flickr / Smugmug.