Estec Photo Club

We all need inspiration from time to time. One way to get inspired is by reading about photography, going through tutorials, and visiting photo blogs and photo exhibitions. Here is our collection of photography resources.

The books of the Photo Club are now hosted by the ESTEC Book Club (access via ESA Intranet) "Leisure Library" located at ESCAPE. They are kept on a separate shelf, where they can be borrowed by the members of the club on presentation of the ESTEC badge (the EBC desk has a list of our club's members).
A wide selection of international digital magazines available including photography ones, in multiple languages through the Press Reader service. They can be accessed either via the Press Reader website or viewed on a Press Reader app. Four or five magazines can be downloaded per day free (sponsored by ESA) to your device while connected to the ESA WiFi network, and can be viewed later off line (anywhere).

In addition to the above, the Club subscribes to Black&White magazine, which can be borrowed by members of the photo club.

If you would like to borrow these magazines, please contact Nikolaos Toptsidis.

Old issues of American Photography magazine (discontinued) and Photographie magazine (in German) are available to members. If you would like to borrow them, please contact Nicolas Girault.

Introduction to Photography (download available only if logged in)

Wednesday 16 October 2019

Lightroom Training Session

Tuesday 24 March 2015

Night Photography

Wednesday 11 December 2013

High Dynamic Range Photography: Why, What, How and When

Wednesday 27 November 2013

Printing in the Darkroom

Thursday 21 November 2013

Flash Light Workshop

Friday 25 October 2013

How to do Timelapse

Monday 21 May 2012

Contrast & Brightness

Monday 20 February 2012

HDR Photography

Friday 9 December 2011

RAW format: is it worth the effort?

Tuesday 31 May 2011

B&W Development in Darkroom

Thursday 14 April 2011

3D Photography

Tuesday 15 February 2011

Camera profiles and screen calibration

Monday 21 July 2008

Avoid dust: How to properly dry a film ?

Monday 21 July 2008

Zoom, range & range finder

Thursday 14 February 2008

File for paper print versus file for screen

Wednesday 31 October 2007

Developping RAW is NOT a standardised process

Thursday 4 October 2007

Digital: Software is key (part ii)

Friday 23 March 2007

CCD against Human eye: the struggle for dynamic range

Monday 19 February 2007

B&W Films: Your choice

Monday 13 November 2006

B&W versus Color Printing: Can digital help?

Monday 6 November 2006

Digital: Software is key (i)

Monday 6 November 2006

Digital versus Silver look: taste or fashion?

Monday 6 November 2006

Linear intensity with CCD

Tuesday 17 October 2005.

Miscellaneous resources

ESAC Photoclub

We are not alone in this world!... Extra ESTEC photographic passion has been discovered recently !.. I'm glad to inform you that ESAC enjoys a very active and creative photo club, obviously stimulated by the beautiful light of the South which is otfen missing around here ...

They have a very rich blog and a gallery which they are happy to share with us. You are welcome to post comments on both the blog entries and the images contained within the galleries.

SLR & Lense Tests

Photo cameras reviews & tests, News

Ultimate lens test site. Performs detailed tests of blur, vignetting etc on prime and zoom lenses.

On line courses, lectures & tutorials

Audio/video about the photos of Ansel Adams at Yosemite, commented by a former assistant of his

Framing exercices (in French)

Artists (silver film, large format) design)

Galleries in Tuscany film in small, medium and large format) (digital with filters)

Exhibitions and museums
This list is made on the basis of member inputs and suggestions, so please send us your suggestions.

Fotomuseum Den Haag

Stadhouderslaan 43

2517 HV Den Haag

T 31 (0)70 - 33 811 44

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Stadhouderslaan 41

2517 HV Den Haag Postbus 72

2501 CB Den Haag


21/02/2011 13:02

Keizersgracht 609

1017 DS Amsterdam

Huis Marseille

Keizersgracht 401

1016 EK Amsterdam

Nederlands Fotomuseum

in Las Palmas

Wilhelminakade 332

3072 AR Rotterdam

De Hallen

Grote Markt 16, Haarlem

Leica Galerie Solms

Leica Camera AG

Oskar-Barnack-Straße 11

35606 Solms

Print services etc
For print services (updated 1 Dec 2016)



  • Hafo - Wagenstraat 67, 2512 AR Den Haag
  • Foto Américaine - Wagenstraat 41, 2512 AP Den Haag
  • Photshop in Wassenaar: NOT recommended. Too expensive, and they would apply some sharpening and color enhancement without you asking for it.
  • Kodak Print Station @ v.d.Horst Leiden

There are several good shops around including silver films, black & white photographic papers and chemicals for the dark room:

In Katwijk:

Combi Kruyt

Kerkstraat 9, 2225 Katwijk

Tel: 071 4012851

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Mainly Ilford films and papers. They can order quickly from other shops.

In Noordwijk:

They always have a decent stock of Ilford and AGFA paper available and almost the full range of Amaloco/Ilford/ etc... chemicals.

It is still a very good "shop with walls"

In Rotterdam:

Foka in R'dam has been recommended by Pietro as having

lower prices (than Konijnenberg).

In Oostzaan:

Fotoflits in Oostzaan has, predictably, a good choice of studio equipment

Online Shops:

Foto Konijnenberg is Roberto’s favourite for shopping on line and it has an excellent reputation.

Good price comparison website with direct links to online stores and list of final price including delivery. Works great for digital cameras, lenses etc.

Delivery the day after!

Only for small items, not official shop, eg: battery grip, intervallometer, batteries