“A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.”
— Diane Arbus

Basics of Digital Photography Course

Who the course is aimed at

This course is aimed at those with little or no experience, for those who enjoy taking photographs with a smartphone, but would like to explore the next level, or for those who would like a refresher course in the basics of digital photography.

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.


For the duration of the course, we will lend you a Canon EOS 1000D DSLR camera.

What you will learn

The course covers the following subjects:
• Focusing
• The exposure triangle
• Metering
• Depth of field
• Composition
• Moving subjects
• Advice on equipment
• The next steps

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
• Loan DSLR camera
• Refreshment break
• Access to our tuition web pages
• Photo enhancement service
• 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.