I joined the Urban Sketchers a few weeks ago for a sketch day in The Hague, although it's been quite a while since I've tried to sketch anything, I found it a really nice challenge.
Drawing is the foundation of photography and has been there for thousands of years. An artist draws using a brush or pencil where a photographer uses a camera to ‘draw’ his piece of art. There are many similarities between drawing and photography and the goal is almost the same in both crafts. In both crafts you need to train your eye to really look and see and capture. Even some aspects like the rule of thirds apply to both drawing and photography and to be able to create a good piece of art you need to understand the rules and methods.
In my opinion all photographers must be good admirers of the arts and all artists must be fans of photography. I'm pretty sure all masters of photography like Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliott Erwitt and Robert Doisneau were also admirers of art.
It was my first time visiting the beautiful city of The Hague. It is the seat of the cabinet of the Netherlands, the States General, the Supreme Court, and the Council of State, but the city is not the capital of the Netherlands, which constitutionally is Amsterdam. If I had to compare it to a city in South Africa it would be Cape Town, it has a complete different vibe than Amsterdam which remind me more of Jozi.
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