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Street photography workshops in Utrecht

Utrecht invites. One of the Randstad's most convivial cities, it manages to combine city allure with a casual atmosphere. You will find old buildings, the canals and city parks that invite to photograph in a different way. Located in the middle of our frog country, Utrecht is easy to reach from most cities. Participants therefore often come from all different corners of the Netherlands, with their own stories and surprises!

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

"Fantastic workshop in Utrecht! Already some experience in this field but learned to look much more creatively through the various fun assignments, valuable tips from Michiel and experience what he shared. Worth repeating!"

Susanne Wegen, street photography group workshop participant

Street photography workshop in Utrecht

Between the centuries-old canals and shady alleys, you'll find the right mix of history and contemporary vibrancy.

Oudegracht is the city's lifeline. Along the quay stately mansions, the perfect backdrop for our street photos. The smell of freshly baked bread from the bakeries mingles with the sound of bicycle bells and footsteps. Watch out for workmen, because on the Oudegracht something is always being rebuilt.

We take a rest after a tumultuous walk in the Cathedral Garden, hidden behind the famous cathedral. Wedding photos are taken here, and you'll find shady corridors. I love coming there, and often linger just a little too long. There's always something happening!

Utrecht is all about the little moments. The student hastily parking his bike, the market vendor displaying his wares, the laughing children running over the cobblestones. Shoppers with far too many garment bags, strolling posh people.

In the workshop, I will teach you to hunt and fish. We will look at light and shadow and textures and patterns. 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 Utrecht, 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 Utrecht: 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 Utrecht:

2024 Utrecht

  • Sunday 9 June only a few spots available
  • Sunday 13 October

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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