“In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.”
— August Sander

Advanced Digital Photography Course

Embrace the digital experience

The course is aimed at ambitious photographers with a number of years experience and general familiarity with the digital concept, who would now like to build on this experience, and take their ability and creativity to a whole new level.

The course is for small groups of no more than 4 people. This enables us to give individual tuition and advice. Your questions during the course are always welcome.

Please note, this course does not follow on from the Basics of Digital Photography course. You will need considerable practice of the basic principles first.


The course assumes you will use your own camera and lenses, and that you will be familiar with your particular camera’s functions and menus. Also you will be familiar with concepts such as the exposure triangle and rule of thirds.

If you would like to hire equipment, please click here for details.

What you will learn

The course covers the following subjects:
• Reportage, documentary and storytelling
• HDR and bracketing
• Panoramas
• Portrait panoramas
• Shooting in RAW format
• Post enhancement in Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop
• Back button focusing
• Mirrorless technology

A chance to practise

We will clearly explain the theory, and guide you through a series of photoshoots to let you practise for yourself.

The exact format and locations will depend on the weather conditions and the time of year.

After the course

You will have access to our tuition web pages, where the theory you have learned is clearly summarised. Click here for an example.

Starting time

Morning courses start at 11:00.

Afternoon courses start at 14:30.

The duration is approximately 3 hours. Depending on circumstances, your tutor will be happy to answer questions after the official end of the course.

Meeting place

We meet at Leiden Central station, Stationsplein entrance. Please try to be there by 15 minutes before the start..

Public Transport

If you are travelling from outside Leiden, and would like advice on public transport please contact us.

If you are staying in Leiden, and would like to be collected from your hotel or apartment, please contact us.


The price of the course is €49.95 per person.

What is included

• Experienced tutor and guide
• Refreshment break
• Access to our tuition web pages
• Photo enhancement of your pictures
• Your own online photo album of your pictures (click here for an example)
• Advice on travel to Leiden

What is not included

• Refreshments
• Other equipment such as tripod
• Cost of transport to Leiden

I would like to book this course

If you would like to book a course, you can do so by:

Booking online

Telephoning +31 (0)71 887 10 23


You may telephone us daytime or evenings (Central European Time), weekdays or weekends.