Group size: max. 8 persons
Language: English
Date: 13-17 July 2019
Duration: 5 days
Time: 10.00-18.00
Total hours: 40
Level: Beginner (Fase I)


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One time payment 2018:
€ 895,- total
€ 775,-* tuition fee &
€ 120,-* stud. service & amenities fee

or Instalments 2018:
€ 950,- total
2x € 415,-* tuition fee &
€ 120,-* stud. service & amenities fee

*automatic payment and excl. 0% VAT
Without automatic payment + 2%


Training: no need
Application: no need
Condition: own (SLR) camera
(see technical conditions)

Included: materials and equipment, tea and coffee
Not included: lunch, batteries.


STARTING: 13-17 JULY 2019




The Basic Summer Photography Course is a perfect start when you want to learn a lot of different photography techniques and want to experience Amsterdam during the Summer.

We will give you all the necessary information and help needed to become confident with your digital or film camera.

All aspects of basic photography are covered including technical and compositional know-how and skills. This course is for beginners or photographers who are moving from film to digital.

The first day you will concentrate on the camera, aiming to give you the confidence that you are getting the most from it.
Some topics are : Exposure, ISO, D.O.F., grey card, focal length, movement, vanishing points and composition.
Day two and three you will learn the fundamentals of analogue photography. You will will be taught how to develop your own films and make contact sheets. With these negatives you enter the black & white darkroom and learn the principles of black & white printing. You will learn to make a technically good print which reproduces all the tones in the original scenes. Dodging and burning, colouring sepia, printing on PE-based paper etc. During day four it is digital, studio and location day. Day five, you will work with Photoshop and learn to basics of producing and correct/manipulate images, working with layers, making selections, adjusting color balance, retouching etc. Pop-art, panning technique, abstract photography, sequences, you will learn it all.
We will also take you on location and start our project on Street Photography. The last day you finish your portfolio and present it to the other students and teacher(s). It aims to demystify your digital camera and the basics Adobe Photoshop by concentrating on practical, real world problems, enabling you to shoot more and worry less. During the course picture taking sessions are included.
It is also possible to join only either the darkroom lessons or the digital lessons.


Selfies, Instagram, pictures with your phone, tablet, GoPro, compact camera or D-SLR. But how do you post process them? Learning to do that with Photoshop will improve the quality of your images.
But also understanding how your digital camera works, being able to read a histogram, so you’ll never under or overexpose anymore.

De beste fotografie opleiding of fotocursus. Photography education for beginners or advanced photographers.


Often we hear the question “Why still film, I have a digital camera and I’m not planning to work analogue”. But to really learn photography, you have to learn it from the ground up, and darkroom principles are at the core of photography. When you use photoshop, but also to understand the real meaning of contrast, even when you work in the Studio. And really.. you will love it.


13jul - 17jul 1310:00 amjul 17Basic Summer Course


To benefit the most of this Course it would be great if you have your own digital SLR camera. If you have a compact, it should at least have the option to select the Manual mode. Otherwise you can work with one of our cameras. Of course during the analogue part we have lots of cameras to work with. If you want to work on your own laptop, you should have Photoshop software.

De beste fotografie opleiding of fotocursus. Photography education for beginners or advanced photographers.


You will learn how your camera works. Aperture, shutter speed and ISO, and how they relate to each other. But the most important moment is when you use this knowledge, to improve the quality of your images.

Vanishing point, DOF, perspective, the decisive moment and movement. And let’s not forget.. walk instead of zoom.


Working in a studio and being in control over your lighting circumstances is fun. To see how a portrait changes when you change the softbox for a snoot. Being able to create Low-key or High-key pictures, with a sense of drama or crispiness. And all based on histogram reading. Maybe your start as fashion photographer?


Ook deze zomer hebben we weer een zomercursus fotografie gepland. In deze 5 daagse intensieve basiscursus leer je niet alleen hoe je camera werkt, maar ook hoe je het maximale eruit kan halen. Daarnaast ga je met ook analoog fotograferen en je eigen negatieven ontwikkelen. Op deze manier leer je vanaf de basis alle vaardigheden die je in Photoshop en in de studio ook gebruikt. Tijdens de vierde dag ga je op pad met de docent en leer je in een studio de beginselen van studiofotografie. Op dag vijf doen we post-productie. Alle beelden gemaakt gedurende de opleiding worden vakkundig in Photoshop verwerkt en evt bewerkt.


De beste fotografie opleiding of fotocursus. Photography education for beginners or advanced photographers.


Traffic in Rotterdam

made by
Emersom Miranda
for the module Photographic Development I
(First Year) as part of a serie about traffic.

ISO 100 – 1,0 sec – F. 4.0 – 70.0-200.0mm f/2.8 as 105,0mm

natural light use


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