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Street photography workshops in Ghent (Belgium)

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Welcome to Ghent, the city that makes your camera cheer and your creativity dance.

Stroll its cobbled streets and be enchanted by medieval castles, Gothic churches and picturesque canals. Every nook breathes history and asks to be captured. Art galleries, buskers, boutiques and cosy cafes will set the scene for your photos. Every moment is a work of art waiting to be captured!

People in Ghent are colourful and diverse. From students to artists, everyone has a story. Let's capture their smiles, conversations and daily lives during this workshop.

The workshops below are for beginners and people who have had 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

"Really took a really fun workshop with Michiel! He knows how to inspire you to roam the city with the camera yourself. I learnt a lot. Now I go out on my own and apply his tips from the workshop and his book!"

Ria Luichies, street photography group workshop participant

Street photography workshop in Ghent

There are countless photogenic spots in the enchanting centre of Ghent. During the workshop, for example, we will visit the Graslei and/or Korenlei. These picturesque quays along the river Leie have come to life like a postcard. The medieval houses with their stepped gables, graceful façades and colourful shutters form a wonderful background for the most beautiful city and street photos. Imagine yourself in medieval Ghent!

Ghent's narrow alleys, bustling squares and colourful markets offer a wealth of photo opportunities. From students cycling along the cobblestones to artists exhibiting their works, every corner tells its own story. You will find a mix of medieval splendour, neo-Gothic buildings and modern architecture in Ghent. The aforementioned Graslei with its historic facades, the imposing St Nicholas Church and the futuristic STAM Museum are just a few examples. We will do our best to see them all.

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 Ghent, and lasts from 10am to 1pm (3 hours).
  • I take you to the best places!
  • 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 Ghent: 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 Ghent:

2024 Ghent

  • Saturday 14 September

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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