Meet the Team
Meet the Megan Alter Photography Team
We teach digital photography workshops based on the simple idea that people learn best by doing. Our Photography Basics course was developed in 2009 to help people learn how to use their camera to take better photos. The course was very popular so since we have expanded to offer an advanced course as well as a range of hands-on photography workshops in Amsterdam & The Hague.
Photographer, teacher & workshop producer. Megan Alter is an Amsterdam based photographer from New York. Megan taught photography in darkrooms and digital labs for 4 years while studying design and photography at the School of Visual & Performing Arts, at Syracuse University. After college she worked as a designer in New York for 6 years while continuing her study of Fine Art Photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. In 2008, she moved to Amsterdam, Netherlands where she started Megan Alter Photography. She is currently managing all photo shoots, workshops and course productions in Amsterdam and Den Haag.
Jan is a freelance photographer who moonlights in the media. When he’s not doing photography, he’s editing an English language TV show and making podcasts sound awesome. Jan does lifestyle, portrait and editorial photography with a penchant for natural light, teaches photography courses for Megan Alter Photography and manages Instagram profiles
Teacher & Founder of the Amsterdam Photo Club. He joined us in November 2012 and we were immediately impressed by his eye for photography, but it was his knack for founding and sustaining the popular Photo Club that made us want him on our dream team! His natural talent for hosting events and coaching photographers made him a perfect fit to teach in our courses and workshops. Kjell is a professional photographer, who graduated from the New York Institute of Photography. His photos focus on portrait, travel, and still-life; his photography has an uncanny ability to capture beauty while revealing the inner qualities of his subjects.
Anastasia is a photographer from Greece based in Amsterdam. After a journey in Europe accompanied and inspired by photography, her work has been exhibited in Athens Photo Festival and been featured in “New Dutch Photography” book. Her excitement and curiosity focuses on portraits with a contemporary gaze. She experiments with natural light by using diverse and original tools to create a poetic image.
Katie has always had a love and talent for creating and editing video content. The German Masters student started as Megan’s intern in fall/winter 2015 and worked as the companies Social Media, PR and Sales Coordinator from May 2016 until October 2017. Now spending more time on her Masters studies she remains on the team as videographer and video editor turning photoshoots, workshops and events into beautiful behind the scenes footage.
Laurin is an aspiring young professional who moved to the Netherlands to continue his studies in the Media and Business Master at Erasmus University Rotterdam. His avid interest in communication in today’s digital world nudged him to pursue a career in the field of Social Media, Marketing and PR. Being also enthusiastic about fashion and street wear, creativity and aestheticism come naturally to him.
Graphic Designer/Animator/Photoshop Instructor
She gained her art/design education at Design Academy Eindhoven and Academy for Art and Design St.Joost. She combines her art/design background with profound knowledge of Photoshop and it’s tools. Besides useful retouching tips and techniques she can teach you the correct approach to photo editing in order to get the most out your photos.
Ramon is a teacher and professional wedding photographer located in The Hague. Ramon and Megan Alter met in 2010 when he took her on as a photo assistant and shared his knowledge on portrait and wedding photography. He has a natural talent for portraits and a passion for sharing his photography knowledge.
Charles first got into photography in the digital black & white era. He developed film and had his own photography darkroom. When his career got intense he no longer had serious time for photography. However since he stopped his management career a couple years ago the photography virus got hold of him again. He trained for the digital photography and became totally hooked. He has a great interest in many subjects for photography, but people interest him the most. Charles is a skilled photographer and immediately brought new hands-on exercise ideas to the course. He is highly recommended by students, known for his clear instructions and insight into photography and how to achieve your goals.
Emiel is a an enthusiastic photographer born and raised in Amsterdam. He’ll be able to show you the sweet spots of Amsterdam and point out photogenic qualities of the city. It is not surprising his focus is on street photography. He enjoys architectural and landscape photography as well as colorful minimalistic shots or monochrome photography. Emiel has several years of experience in Adobe Lightroom catalog and post production. He is not only teaching courses and workshops for Megan Alter Photography, but also a team member of the Amsterdam Photography Club; hosting photowalks, portfolio reviews and other events.