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Willem van Altena

Free Member, Den Haag

About me

I have always been fascinated by photogrphy ever since I was a child and my father took me into his darkroom and showed me the magic of images coming to life. I cannot remember when I did not own a camera even! Of course the digital revolution did not pass me by, I own a Minolta 5D (so glad it's not called Sony) and I take it along as often as I can. Being a journalist in the ancient city of Delft means I get to photograph a lot. I do, however, prefer the more artistic approach over photojournalism. To me photography is first and foremost the art of seeing. Seeing what is there but also that which is not! I am not a big fan of digital postproduction though I have come to realize it is unavoidable. My partner Jeff -who is from Australia- is also an avid photographer and we inspire eachother wherever we go. We travel as much as possible and love to document our trips with as many images as we can shoot! I hope to meet many of you here and to learn from your amazing work.

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  • Margaux Lux 11/01/2007 16:39

    hi thx for your comment on my photo
    greetings margaux
  • Laki K. 19/09/2006 1:29

    hi willem,

    and welcome to the fc. i hope you will get to like the fc better ;-) just dont give up.

  • Mathias Lorz 13/09/2006 8:15

    Very interesting start here in FC! Have fun...
    I´m waiting for more... Mathias
  • Dirk Hofmann 31/08/2006 1:52

    i also want to say: "welcome"

    hope you enjoy your stay and find some new friends around here pretty soon ... :-)

  • Andy Pomplun 30/08/2006 1:26

    Welcome to fotocommunity.com!

    Good to see you found this place, where professionals, amateurs and rookies meet to share their views of photography, show and discuss each others work.
    I hope you'll find the things you were looking for when you joined and have the same fun I have since I became a member.
    Don't hesitate to ask me or any other member of the team if you have any questions!

    When I thought about making it easier for new members to join our community, I had the idea to write a short tutorial which might help. You can find it here:

    You might also want to gather some information in our online-help. There you can learn about the different features of fotocommunity.
    To get there click here:

    fotocommunity - share your passion!

    Best regards
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