Walter Van Bel - Photography

The end of an era. Tears everywhere!!

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Welcome to my photography site!

I started with photography when I - together with my father - visited airshows during the late sixties / early seventies. It did not take long before I asked my father to teach me the basics about photography so that I could use his camera!

I bought my first SLR when I was a student-pilot with the Belgian Air Force (1975). At that time, I was shooting mostly slides (which can be seen now on here in a scanned format) with a Canon A1 (with FD-lenses). Unfortunately, I had to leave the Air Force during training because of medical reasons. My love for aviation and photography remained. My favorite subjects for photography are - of course - aviation-related.

During the year 2000, I had my first experience with digital photography, but it was not until 2004 that I bought my first DSLR (a Canon 300D).

PS: Please note that all photos are copyright protected and may not be used in any way without proper permission (You have limited rights to personally view the images with your web browser and to use them as your personal computer wallpaper (or background image) on your own computer. These photos may not otherwise be reproduced, distributed, cropped, resized, or otherwise altered without the written permission of the photographer. No commercial use of these photos may be made in any way. All rights are reserved). You may not use these photos on any web page, commercial or non-commercial, for profit or non-profit, without written permission from the photographer.

I hope you enjoy browsing through my photos. Please feel free to come back as often as you want.

Best regards,



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