Current Photography Courses


(This course is given in English, for the Dutch course, please click here)

Learn how to take photos that make you proud .

We start from the very beginning and cover all elements that you need to be in control of in order to create good images:

  • Aperture
  • Shutter Speed
  • ISO
  • Light and Exposure
  • Focus Control
  • White Balance
  • Rule of Thirds
  • Composition and Vantage Point
  • Movement (freezing and blurring)
  • Retouching ( an introduction to Photoshop and Lightroom)

The basic photography course consists of 5 2-hour classroom sessions and one field trip to a Natural Park (National Park Zuid-Kennemerland). The two hour period begins with peer feedback on the assigned homework (indoors and outdoors), followed by a lecture, then hands on exercises and finishes with questions.The small class sizes (max 8) guarantees everyone will get the attention he/she needs. Classes are designed to be effective and fun, suggesting a variety of assignments in which you can apply everything you learn.

On the Camera
For this course you will need a DSLR camera, Mirrorless camera or Compact camera, which has Aperture (A/Av) Priority, Shutter (S/Tv) Priority and Manual Mode.


Fall Course (October/November)
Mondays, from October 24th to November 21st
From 19:30 to 21:30
Field trip on November 13th (Sunday afternoon)

De Boomspijker
Recht Boomssloot 52
1011 EC Amsterdam (Nieuwmarkt area)

Course Fee
€220,00 ( does not include the train ticket for the field trip €9,00 for the day return ticket)

please fill in the contact form to receive registration and payment details, your place is confirmed upon receipt of payment.

The teacher
Award wining photographer and video artist, Patricia Werneck Ribas, studied Photography at the Fotoacademie and Audio Visual Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy (BFA). She has been teaching Photography since 2007 and her work has been shown in several (international) exhibitions and festivals.