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Workshops (Beginners+)

For these photography workshops it is recommended to have some basic working knowledge of your camera.  Settings like: shutterspeed, aperture and iso are important to get under your fingers.
You don’t have to know all, but this is not a “learn all the settings of your camera” workshop.
More important, you will receive practical info and tips to get the best out of your photographic tools. At the same time you will also sharpen your eyes and learning to see the light and unlock your inner artist!

There are a lot of advantages to have an instructor with you while you are attempting to capturing images.

  • Firstly, while doing it practically, the knowledge and the whole learning experience stays in our mind for much longer.
  • Secondly, could you have ever understood the reflection of light had you not seen a mirror? Just by reading, it cannot get straight to your mind even though it may be explained in the best possible manner.
  • Thirdly, you are applying your theoretical knowledge to real life situations through practical experiments.
  • Finally, practical education is way more interactive than theoretical and interactive education creates a deeper impact and is way more fun!

      Choose from 2 photography workshops:

  • Photo Safari   This adventurous workshop meanders criss-crossing through Leiden, so you will photograph various themes. For instance: architecture, nature, cityscapes and portraits but also interior, still lifes and street photography.

 

  • Night Photography  Taking photos in the evening hours adds a whole new world to your photographic arsenal.
    In contrast to daytime, the world looks and feels different. Therefore it allows for photo opportunities that simply don’t exist during the daylight hours.

Price: € 75 (2,5 Hrs.) (bring a friend €60 per person) (former LAK students 20% discount until July 1th 2020!)

Starting Point: In front of Old School Leiden.  Pieterskerkhof 4-A, 2311SR Leiden.

Starting Dates: Everyday in 2020.

Starting Times: 10.00h and 15.00h. Evening /Twilight Tours: Starting times by agreement!

(Duration 2,5 hours)


Another perspective of Leiden

This Photo Safari is worth every dime. Harry helped me with setting up my camera correctly for different types of weather and light throughout the evening. He is nice, patient, and very enthusiastic about photography. I feel like a few hours of walking around with Harry have made me a much better photographer. Highly recommend this experience to anyone wanting to learn more about photography both beginner and advanced.

lessons (beginners)

Harry is een uitstekende fotograaf die enorm veel over fotografie weet en het op een leuke manier kan over brengen. Hij is aardig en prettig om mee te werken.
Tijdens de eerste les heeft die perfect uitgelegd hoe de camera werkt en hoe je het op de juiste manier moet instellen. Dit is iets waar je als beginner nog wel moeite mee kan hebben, maar Harry legt het op leuke en goede manier uit. Vervolgens ga je samen met Harry de stad in om het in de praktijk te oefenen en te spelen met creativiteit in foto’s.
Ik heb enorm veel geleerd en het heeft ook een hoop mooie foto’s opgeleverd. Zeker een aanrader voor beginners.

Multi 4 Lessons

I had 4 private lessons with Harry - 2 at home and 2 foto walks in Leiden. He gave good instructions, everything was well explained. Harry is very knowledgeable and willing to give you as much information as possible .
I'm happy with the result and highly recommend lessons with him.

Workshop Nighttime Photography

On a cold evening in March, Harry Otto, instructor, and I myself set out for a three hour long workshop on nighttime photography in the center of picturesque Leiden. We started when the sun had just set, so the sky turned darker and darker as we progressed, and we even had a nice moment of ‘blue hour’. While wandering around, choosing different spots to set up our tripods, Harry taught me a lot about the technical aspects and the more artistic aspects of nighttime photography. Because the workshop was one on one I got constant attention and advice and could ask all that I wanted. I learned a lot that evening and had some nice pictures as a result. After this workshop I’ve been able to put in to practice what I learned, which has resulted in decidedly better nighttime pictures than before.Harry is a relaxed and knowledgeable teacher. Highly recommended!