Creative landscape photography experience
in The Netherlands
28th – 31st October 2019
Just 3 places available on this small group training and self development
A Unique experience
Small group personal training and self-development experience
The Netherlands in the autumn is beautiful, and offers striking photographic opportunities of
colour and contrast. Straight lines of trees with overhanging reflections in canals in contrast to
the gnarled trunks of the ‘dancing trees’ will leave you surprised and amazed at the landscape of
the Netherlands – it’s not all cheese, clogs and windmills – though I can guarantee you will taste
the amazing Dutch apple pie!
Join International award-winning photographer Charlotte Bellamy for 3 days of creative
development. This experience will not only offer numerous wonderful landscape photography
locations, but it will offer you the opportunity to explore your creativity, improve your skills in
creating projects and encourage you to step out of your comfort zone! Set in the beautiful
Dutch countryside, Charlotte will welcome you to her home and will guarantee a relaxed,
supportive, positive and fun learning experience.
This experience is available to only 3 participants to ensure the most optimal learning
Who is this experience for?
This creative experience is aimed at anyone who has a desire to develop their photography
further. Technical assistance will be offered for ICM and double exposure work, but it is expected
that you are competent with your camera. The creative theory sessions will challenge you to look
at your own and other photographer’s work to understand and expand your creativity.
This experience is ideal for anyone stuck in a rut, lost your mojo, unsure of your direction with
your photography, or anyone looking for a chance to experiment, explore and have some time to
themselves for their photography. And of course anyone wishing to learn more about ICM.
In the last four years Charlotte has developed her photographic style away from traditional
landscape photography using Intentional camera movement and multiple exposure
techniques to create fine art images depicting not only what she saw, but also what she felt
in these locations. She aims to create images with feeling, movement, colour and contrast.
These three images shown above are a combination of both techniques. The images below
are examples of her woodland ICM work.
About the event
You are welcome to arrive at any time during the 1st day at your convenience. Late afternoon
we will get started with ICM and double exposure theory. So that when you are out
photographing you will have a good understanding of the techniques.
During the two full days, each day will include a full morning of photography (this can be
extended according to the group wishes). The locations chosen for this experience are the
stunning woodlands of the east of the Netherlands. Speulderbos famous for its ‘dancing trees’
and the beautiful Veldhorst estate near Lochem offer unique woodland avenues photographic
opportunities. Both these days will have early starts at around 6.30am to ensure optimum
arrival times at each location.
In the afternoons we will return to the comfortable and spacious environment of Charlotte’s
home. Here we will explore a range of subjects that will encourage your creative photographic
development. Subjects include creating projects and portfolios, multiple exposure work,
developing a style and editing.
The last day’s activities will depend on the leaving time of participants. But if you choose for a
late afternoon flight, we can fit another morning of photography in either at the beautiful
Veluwezoom National park, or a local canal, which offers fantastic autumnal photographic
Breakfasts will be en route to locations to ensure optimal arrival times. Lunches will be local to
the photographic locations. Dinners will be in the beautiful old town of Doesburg where you
will be staying.
28th October – arrive at your own leisure. If you
can co-ordinate with the other 2 arriving for
flights then Charlotte will come and collect you
from Schiphol (Amsterdam airport). Otherwise
it is recommended to take a direct train from
the airport to Arnhem (1hr) and Charlotte will
pick you up from there. The 1st technical theory
session will begin at 16.00. Please plan on
arriving into Amsterdam airport before 13.00 if
29th October – early start and full morning
photographing in the beautiful Speulderbos.
This stunning woodland is unique because of its
twisted and gnarled trees. Offering a fairytale
location in which to photograph. It’s a favorite
location of Charlotte’s for both traditional
landscape and more creative work. We will have
lunch in the cosy woodland hunting lodge,
before returning for the creative afternoon
session at Charlotte’s farmhouse. Dinner in
30th October – Early start for the Veldhorst
Estate near Lochem. This beautiful location
offers multiple and varied tree lined avenues
within the woodland. We will have lunch in a
local village before returning for a creative
afternoon session at Charlotte’s farmhouse.
Dinner in Doesburg.
31st October – Veluwezoom National park
and/or Apeldoorn’s canal – all possible options
depending on individual preference. The day will
finish around lunch time. I can drive to the
airport if everyone is going at the same time.
Alternatively, you can catch the train. Either
way the travel time is around 1.5 hours so this
should be considered when booking your flights.
Charlotte Bellamy, is a winner of the Guild of Photographer’s
Image of the Month (IOM) all round photographer award in 2012
and 2013 and she has successfully won numerous titles at the
Guild’s annual photography awards every year between 2012 and
2018. is a Master Craftsman with the Guild of Photographers.
Charlotte gained her Craftsman qualification with The Guild of
Photographers in 2014 with her panel of images depicting the
‘Netherlands through new eyes’ which was successfully exhibited.
In 2018 she gained the much-coveted Master Craftsman
qualification with The Guild of Photographers with a panel of
multiple exposure and ICM fine art woodland images.
Charlotte now combines her creative landscape photography
with portrait work with the International community in the Netherlands. She runs
photographic training courses all year, and photography tours to the tulip fields each
spring, with guests joining her from America, New Zealand, Denmark, UK and South
America. Having worked with a number of mentors herself to progress her photography,
she also loves to work with individual photographers offering mentoring.
Location and accommodation
This event will be held in the East of The Netherlands. The local city is Arnhem. The local
town where you will be staying is Doesburg and Charlotte’s home is in the small village of
Angerlo. It is approx. 1.5 hours by car or train from Amsterdam airport.
Accommodation has been booked as single occupancy in double rooms at the Stads hotel
on the riverside in the beautiful old trade town of Doesburg. Creativity sessions will be held
at Charlotte’s cosy traditional Dutch farmhouse which is close by.
Rooms booked are suitable for 2 persons at no extra cost. Should you wish to share with
another event participant (to reduce your cost) or bring your partner for no extra cost
please let me know. Transport during the event is not included for accompanying non-
What is included
• Shared travel throughout the tour.
• 3 Nights’ accommodation
• Breakfast (Morning coffee, tea muffins/croissants and fruit from the boot of the car on
• Your guide – experienced photographer
• Drinks and snacks in the vehicle
• Group sessions and one to one critique sessions.
• Flights and travel to the event location
• Drinks and food not mentioned
• Insurance – You must have travel insurance.
All costs given and paid in Euros.
640 euros per person (individual room)
512 euros per person (shared twin room but you must book at the same time as the other
Please see previous page for accompanying non-photographer.
A deposit of €150 is required to secure your place
You must have your own travel insurance.
Please contact [email protected] for more information
This event will go ahead with a minimum of two participants. Please check with Charlotte
before booking flights.