Frequently Asked Questions
Photography Courses, Workshops & Courses during Covid
Amateur (Get the basics down)
We recomend 95 percent of our participates to start with the Photography Basics Course. For the Photography Basics Course we don’t expect any pre-knowledge. This is the base for all other knowledge to be built on, even if you have taken a basics course before. Every level of photographer would have takeaways from a course like this. The basics course is a prerequsite for most of our advanced workshops. The basics course material can also be covered in Private Lessons or the Teambuilding Experience.
Experienced (I’ve taken the basics course)
After you have taken the basics course you can move onto the Advanced photography course, Private photography lessons, and/or Advanced workshops such as Natural Light Portraits, Fearless Street Photography.
We can help Professionals and Semi-pros build their portfolio through events such as Real Shoot Experience, Private photography lessons and Advanced Photography Course.
- Your camera.
- SD card with free space on it.
- The manual for your camera, in case there is a specific problem addressing your camera.
- Your course booklet or workshop handout which you will receive in your first lesson.
- A pen to take notes can come in handy, too.
- If it’s a lesson that will take place outside please dress for the weather.
For beginners we reccomend a camera from the canon 650d-800d series, this is the most popular camera amoung our students. The higher the number the newer the model, they have the 800d out now but the older versions are also good. The Fuji Mirrorless line is also a popluar camera amoung our students (and teachers)
That being said, buying a camera is a very personal thing. Similiar to buying a guitar if you are a musician. So we strongly reccomend you consider your needs regarding quality, style and size of the camera. Lastly, it’s also reccomended to hold the camera and test the “feel” for yourself in person, rather then buying it online based on specs alone. Kamera express in Amsterdam can be a good store to help with this.
Our workshop space at the House of Arts and Crafts is a 12 minute walk from central station as well as being reachable from many methods of public transit, it’s best to use google maps get route from your destination. However here are a couple options- Metro 51, 53, 54 to Nieuwmarkt metro station. Trams 9, 14 to waterlooplein. Buses 301, 304, 307, 314, 315, 316, 319 to Amsterdam, 347, 357 PrinsHendrikkade.
Photography BASICS Course
Go out and shoot! Learn the secrets to become a fearless street photographer. 3 part workshop
Natural Light Portraits
No flash required! Learn creative techniques for shooting unique natural light portraits. 3 part workshop.