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

Intermediate Photography Workshop in Leiden

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.

Who the intermediate photography workshop in Leiden is aimed at

This workshop is aimed at those with a little 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 fundamentals of digital photography.

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


In order to standardize what we teach, for the duration of the workshop, we will lend you a Canon EOS 1000D DSLR camera (even if you own a DSLR camera).

What you should know

You should be familiar with taking photographs and preferably have some knowledge of composition.

What you will learn


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


Upon request we can also discuss and explain other photographic subjects.

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.

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

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 workshop 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

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.