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1 day photography CRASH COURSE! GET-TO-GRIPS with your camera settings in a day.

  • Apr 7, 2013 · 12:00 PM

Become best buddies with your camera in 1 day and FINALLY understand it's settings.

As always this workshop is location based so you will be taking lots of photos and learning at the same time.

“I bought this great looking DSLR, but my photos just don't look that special!”

In this 5 hour session you will master the most important settings on your DSLR, once and for all!











“What the heck is ISO and an F-stop, and what does aperture really do? They just sounds like some boring geek words!”

Many people naturally get scared off when they hear these words. And I don’t blame them! So during this short course we I will break it all down very simpley.










This is an active workshop. And what i mean by that is: I give a full explanation complete with visual examples on an iPad, then a demonstration and then we all put it into practice by taking photos. We only move on once everyone has mastered each topic.

I like to say that learning photography is like learning to surf - you don't get good at it by reading and talking about it - you get good by doing it.











Obviously I want people to ask lotsof questions as we go along, but we will also be having 2 sessions ofQUESTIONS & ANSWERS. 1 at halfway point and 1 near the end of the day.















At the end of the session you can expect to walk away confidently knowing about:

-- Exposure - F-stop, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO

-- Overexposure and when it can be a good thing.

-- Depth of field and how to get the most blurry background your camera can give you.

-- White Balance

-- The best settings for sharp pictures

-- Focusing - focusing points, and different focusing modes (this apect alone will transform the quality of your photos)










All the workshops are very friendly with a great atmosphere.

See what other people said about the previous sessions:










We will have 2 breaks - 1 for coffee and another for a quick meal and everything will take place in central Amsterdam. We will be meeting at Amsterdam Centraal station, front middle entrance (under the clock) at 12 midday. If it's raining the session will be postponed to a day when it's god dam sunny :)

And my names Tim Collins.

You can visit my web page at


If you have a questions you can email me on [masked] or contact me via facebook or this meetup page.







You can also check out my facebook page to see what I'm photographing today

See you soon




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  • Henny V.

    It was fun and very informative, I have learned a lot

    April 8, 2013

  • Tim C.

    See everyone at Amsterdam Centraal station at 12 midday on Sunday, outside, middle entrance underneath the clock.

    April 4, 2013

  • Tim C.

    Hi everyone. Really looking forward to seeing everyone on Sunday. I have an extra option for you all that i think will really be of use: I'd like to invite everyone who comes on the course to send me 3 of their photos that they would like critiquing. And then during our lunch break we will do a friendly critique session on an Ipad. This is an excellent way to get better faster. But it's optional. Send them to me: [masked] if you would like to have them critiqued. See you all on Sunday. TIm

    April 4, 2013

  • Tim C.

    Hey Jessica - ah thats a shame. Im sure we'll get to meet some other time in the future though. All the best, stay in touch

    April 3, 2013

  • Jessica

    I'm totally bummed but they're working on the tracks and I'd have to take 4 trains to get there and 4 trains home and it's just not good for Sunday. Someone on the waiting list can have my spot. I'm very jealous. I hope there's another one soon!

    April 3, 2013

  • Jessica

    Sunday afternoon is rough (I live 2.5 hours from Amsterdam) but I really want a refresher (used a manual SLR years ago) so I'm going to suck it up and make the trip!

    April 1, 2013

    • Tim C.

      Awesome Jessica. Really glad you're coming :)

      April 1, 2013

  • Henny V.

    How much will this cost?

    March 21, 2013

    • Tim C.

      Hi Henny - updated the details now :)

      March 21, 2013

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