“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.”
— Imogen Cunningham

Night Photography Workshop

The night time is the right time!

Night time is the most challenging for the photographer, but also the most rewarding!

This workshop explains clearly the tips and techniques to take stunning night photographs, even with relatively basic equipment.

And the night time is full of surprises!

Who this workshop is aimed at

The workshop is suitable for those who are looking to broaden and extend their photography skills and experience. No previous experience of night photography is necessary.

The workshop is also suitable for more advanced photographers who want a refresher course in the challenges of night photography.


The workshop assumes you will use your own camera and lenses, but you can also hire a DSLR or mirrorless camera for the duration of the workshop. Please click here for details.

It is highly recommended to use a tripod. If you do not own one, you can hire one from DPT for the duration of the workshop. Please click here for details.

Please note, smartphones are not suitable for this workshop.

What you should know

The workshop assumes 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.

What you will learn

The workshop covers the following subjects:
• Focusing and live view
• Reducing digital noise
• Bracketing and HDR
• White balance
• Capturing movement
• Handholding techniques
• Use of a tripod
• Post enhancement in Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop

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 Approximately 1 hour after sunset.

The duration is approximately 3 hours. Depending on circumstances, your tutor will be happy to answer questions after the official end of the workshop. Please click here for precise information on start times throughout the year.

Meeting place

We meet at Leiden Central station, Stationsplein entrance. Please try to be there by 15 minutes befor 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 €59.95 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 (may be hired for extra cost)
• 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 do I book this workshop?

If you would like to book this workshop, you can do so by:

Booking online

Telephoning +31 (0)71 887 10 23

Emailing 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.