Our most popular event, 12 years and running. Learn how to use your camera to take better photos with this hands-on course.


We host the most hands-on photography course of all time. This Amsterdam-based Photography Course will teach you how to get the most from your camera by understanding the basics of photography.  The mission of this course is not only for you to learn theory, but to put that theory into practice.  Be more in control of your camera and get the results you want.

  • Create photos at every lesson and build your portfolio.
  • Learn how to use composition techniques to transform your photography and create unique images.
  • Understand the basic concepts of Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO
  • Learn to create an exposure in the manual mode
  • Create images using depth of field and movement control
  • Learn how to deal with bright light and lack of light situations, including night photography.


  • Learn by doing

    In each class, you will be doing exercises with your camera after the visual presentation on the subject of the day.

  • Weekly Photo Reviews

    Receive feedback on your images every week, discuss the images and learn from each other in a supportive group.

  • Course Photo Shoot

    During the course field trip, you will photograph on-location at NDSM Werf together with your fellow classmates and your instructor.

  • Creative Community

    Each course has a WhatsApp group so you can communicate with your classmates & Instructor as well as a google classroom where you can access all the course material online. We want to support you and watch your work develop.


  • Knowledge: This course is appropriate for everyone looking to improve their photography, no previous knowledge is required.
  • Equipment: A camera that allows for adjustment of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.


Course: 6 class course (5 classes & 1 Saturday Field Trip)
Instructor: Megan / Attila
Class Size: 16 students
Language: English
Gift Certificates Available: Yes

*Any course that can’t take place due to Covid measures is guaranteed and will be available for rescheduling and/ or refund.


SPRING, 2023
6 Lessons:
Dates: May 9th, May 16th, May 23rd, May 30st, [Field Trip Jun. 6th] Jun. 13th
Times: 19:00-21:00 [Field Trip for this course is also on a Tuesday Evening Jun. 6th]
Location: Oudeschans 21, 1011KS Amsterdam

This course is full, please check our other upcoming course dates.
FALL, 2023
6 Lessons:
Dates: Sept. 19th, Sept. 26th, Oct. 3rd, Oct. 10th, [Field Trip Oct. 14th] Oct. 17th
Times: 19:00-21:00 [Field Trip on Oct. 14th is 16-18:00]
Location: Oudeschans 21, 1011KS Amsterdam

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WINTER, 2023
6 Lessons:
Dates: Jan. 24th, Jan. 31st, Feb. 7th, Feb. 14th, [Field Trip Feb. 18th] Feb. 21st
Times: 19:00-21:00
[Field Trip on Feb. 18th is 15:00-17:00]
Location: Oudeschans 21, 1011KS Amsterdam

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*The Photography Basics Course is a prerequisite for our Advanced Workshops.


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Learned a lot about the potential of my camera and of digital photography in this course! Certainly recommend it to anyone that would like to start exploring this field.
Helder Lopes Ferreira Eindhoven, Netherlands