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Street photography workshops in Amsterdam

Amsterdam! Our capital is a city known for its picturesque streets, canals and architecture. It is a city rich in culture and history and perhaps more famous than other cities for its vibrant street life.

This makes Amsterdam a perfect city for street photography. Amsterdammers are friendly and open, and there is something happening on every street corner. Amsterdam is also a very accessible city, easily accessible by train, and great to explore on foot!

In my workshops I teach you to see differently, new angles and we will spar together about fun photography projects you can start working on today!

Below street photography workshops are for beginners and people who have held a camera in their hands before. I'm sure I can teach you to see things differently!

I prefer to book a 1-on-1 workshop

"I attended a super fun and educational workshop with Michiel. He teaches you to look at the street scene differently. The workshop remains challenging all the way through the different assignments. Highly recommended!"

Anita Stapel, participant Group Street Photography Workshop

Street photography workshop in Amsterdam

An afternoon in Amsterdam. Hit the shopping streets and a terrace. Yes, you can see the city that way too. But on that terrace, you go people-watching and that's the most fun there is, isn't it? In Amsterdam, you probably already took photos of the beautiful, old buildings, the Vondelpark and the pigeons.

Amsterdammers make the city. As Herman van Veen said, "All peddlers had their own arias, for sprat and herring for begonias". Amsterdam is made for street photography, where the human element plays an important role. Whether you stand on a busy zebra near the train station where people race past to work, or instead visit the NDSM area and let people merge with the creativity of Amsterdam Noord.

In the workshop, I will teach you to hunt and fish. We will look at framing and capturing movement. And of course, if you have any questions of your own, we'll address them too!

Workshop details

  • Guided assignments using assignment cards that you may take home.
  • I naturally share all my experiences with you, and help you learn to see things differently.
  • You get my book "Straatfotobijbel" (Photofacts, ISBN 9789492325099) to practice nicely after the workshop.
  • Free one-month access to all Photofacts courses with the book.
  • This street photography workshop takes place in Amsterdam, and lasts from 10am to 1pm (3 hours).
  • Brief evaluation at the end of the workshop (including coffee or tea, of course).
  • For groups of up to 5 people to ensure personal attention.
  • Level for this street photography workshop in Amsterdam: All levels.
  • Recommended camera: All cameras, prefer a camera on which the sound can be turned off.
  • Recommended lens: Basically the lens you feel comfortable with, but guideline is 28 to 50mm fullframe.
  • Post-processing you do yourself at home, as you see fit. I am happy to give you feedback on 5 photos by e-mail.

There is still room for you in the following street photography workshops in Amsterdam:

2024 Amsterdam

Saturday 13 April
Saturday, 28 September
Saturday 14 December

Cost for this workshop: 175 euros per person.
Due to the release of my new book THE OBSERVER, the price of a workshop will be increased this autumn. Book it soon for the old price!

  • This workshop can be given in Dutch or English.
  • The group workshop will take place with a minimum of 2 participants.
  • All prices on this page include VAT. If you want an invoice for your workshop, VAT will be added to the workshop amount (administrative fee).

About Michiel

I am Michiel Heijmans, professional street photographer. For Photofacts I wrote the book "Street Photography Bible" (2023). I also write monthly columns for Focus Magazine, the photography magazine of the Netherlands.
From the moment I immersed myself in street photography, I was hooked. I don't leave the house without a camera because street photography can be done anywhere!

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