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

Advanced Digital Photography Workshop

workshop & photo tour of Leiden

About the Workshop

The workshop takes place in the beautiful and historic city of Leiden. We will take you to different locations where we will explain different aspects of photography.

We will also give you with cultural and historical information concerning the city.

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 workshop

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

The workshop starts at 11:00. There will be a refreshment break at about 13:00.

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

guided photography tour of Leiden

Bad weather

The weather in the Netherlands can be unpredictable, especially in Autumn and Winter.

But it seldom rains the for whole day. If the rain is torrential the workshop will be cancelled, but if it is not heavy the tour will go on regardless.

Photographers are hardy folks, and stormy skies and wet pavements present some of the most exciting photo opportunities!


Cancellation policy

But whatever the weather, you may cancel up to 1 day before for a full refund.

And if you are not satisfied with the tour for any reason we will also refund your money in full.

How can I book this workshop?

If you would like reserve a place, you can do so by:

Booking online

Telephoning +31 (0)71 887 1023

Emailing us on info@dutchphototrek.com

Tourist Information Leiden

guided photography tour of Leiden
guided photography tour of Leiden

If you would like to learn more about Dutch Photo Trek, you may telephone us daytime or evenings (Central European Time), weekdays or weekends.