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Street photography workshops in Antwerp

Antwerp, one of my favourite cities for street photography! There are countless photogenic spots in the city, such as the Grote Markt, the Groenplaats, the Vogelenmarkt and the streets around it. Small quiet courtyards, the Meir with its hustle and bustle.

The city has a diverse character, with cosy neighbourhoods such as Zurenborg and Eilandje and diverse districts such as Chinatown. This offers a wide range of opportunities for street photography, during and after the workshop. Antwerp alternates historical monuments with up to modern architecture, which of course provides fantastic backgrounds for our photos! In short, Antwerp is a city that has a lot to offer street photographers.

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

"As a present for myself, I booked the 1-on-1 street photography workshop with Michiel Heijmans. I haven't regretted this for a moment!"

Karlijn van Kalmthout, participant 1-on-1 street photography workshop

Street photography workshop

A street photographer walking through Antwerp will be treated to a plethora of photogenic spots and subjects. You can indulge in the Stadspark, a beautiful park in the heart of the city, where the green surroundings provide a nice contrast to the surrounding buildings. Then, of course, visit the Vogeltjesmarkt, a colourful market selling fresh produce, flowers, plants and other goods. In the crowds, you won't stand out. And look around you: what photogenic buildings!

Of course, you will also stroll to visit the Cathedral of Our Lady, a beautiful Gothic church known for its tall tower and impressive interior. Plenty to do, and I'll provide a nice cross-section. We finish sometime between 1pm and 2pm, so you'll have plenty of time to stroll around by yourself after the workshop!

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 Antwerp, and lasts from 10am to around 1pm.
  • Just over 3 hours usually - in Antwerp, I always walk out!
  • 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 Antwerp: 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 Antwerp:

2024 Antwerp

  • Sunday 15 September
  • Sunday 8 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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