Poetry with light


Photography Workshop

Photography workshop by Michiel Borgart Forever Images Amsterdam Diemen.

If you read this, you probably enjoy photography. Maybe you take your photos with your smart phone. Everything is set automatically and you just click the button. Perhaps you have a digital camera but you get an comfortable feeling when you think about 'having' to take our pictures with it. Many buttons, menu options and a thick manual. You may see photos that you appreciate and that you would love to be able to make these kind of photos yourself.

Then perhaps a photography workshop is just the thing for you! We’ll handle the theory and practice, you’ll become more familiar with your camera and learn to translate your ideas into an fabulous photo. Wouldn’t that be great?!

Step by step

We start a workshop with the basics of photography is and how your camera translates light into an image. After this we take a look at what your camera can do for you and, of course, how you get your camera to actually do it as well. Once you got the hang of you camera you will do various assignments. You become more and more familiar with your camera, practice looking at your subject and build your photo step by step towards that amazing image you have in mind.

When you have mastered the basics, a whole new world will open up to you. Which world that will be during the workshop depends on various factors. We can always tailor the practical exercises to a theme. It does of course depend on the environment and, for example, the time of day or even the weather. We could, for example, focus on portrait photography, architecture, the city, beach or forest. It can be in the morning (sunrise), afternoon, evening (sunset) or night. Each theme has its own charm and challenges. Whatever the exercises, the basics remains the same. The theme is a context within you apply the basics and give your creativity free rein. You will be amazed by what you have accomplished in just a few hours!

Explore together

It is really great to do the workshop together and that’s already the case with just the two. The maximum group size is 12 people. This is so I’m able to give everyone the attention they deserve. Private lessons are possible as well, but the things that make the workshop really great are practicing, discovering and learning together. Also in the period after the workshop it can be useful to be able to ask something to one of the group. But you can of course always ask me as well.

A photography workshop is ideal for teambuilding, a bachelor or birthday party, or just to enjoy with friends. Doing, learning and creating something together is great. Helping and inspiring each other is amazing. You always receive refreshing and constructive feedback on your photos. During each workshop that I’ve done so far, some stunningly beautiful images were created. The workshop can even be the most special date you’ve ever been on! Just the two of you, exploring new territory and focusing on what you think is beautiful. You’ll get to know each other in a completely different way and you will create some of the best gifts for each other which you can potentially enjoy for the rest of you lives. Isn't this the most romatic ever?

2 hours or 4 hours

We can do a worshop of two hours. You will notice that time flies. An hour handling the theory will be over before you know it. An hour of getting started with the exercises will seem to go even faster. It is enough to help get comfortable with grabbing your camera instead of trying to capture everything with your smart phone. To create a different kind of image then you used to. Look differently at your subject and give your images more character.

Do you want to get more out of the workshop? Then we can do on a workshop of four hours. We can handle more theory and there will be more room for examples and questions. We can also be a little bit more relaxed about the time and flexible regarding the moment we switch to the exercises. There is also more room to discuss the images taken during the exercises and answer any new questions. You will have been practicing longer with your camera, which probably also means that you will have taken more beautiful photos and will remember longer what you have learned. I heartily recommend going for a four-hour workshop.

Would you like the know more??

Feel free to let me know so we can discuss the possibilities.



Warm regards,