Our most popular event, 13 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


6 Lessons:
Dates: May 14th, May 21rd, May 28th, Jun. 4th, [Field Trip Jun. 11th] Jun. 18th
Times: 19:00-21:00 [The Field Trip for this course is also on a Tuesday Evening June 11th]
Location: Oudeschans 21, 1011KS Amsterdam

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6 Lessons:
Dates: Sept. 17th, Sept. 24th, Oct. 1st, Oct. 8th, [Field Trip Oct. 13th] Oct. 22nd
Times: 19:00-21:00 [Field Trip on Oct. 13th is 16:00-18:00]
Location: Oudeschans 21, 1011KS Amsterdam

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


Take a look at photography created during each lesson of the course

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Megan, I wanted to tell you we absolutely loved the course, it was fantastic. I went from being scared of my new camera to having creative oceans of ideas, experimenting with different techniques and basically having a huge jump in composition. So thank you for creating the material!
I definitely want to join next ones. We say in touch 😊.
Bruna Photography Basics Course ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐