1-day Beginners workshop

Whether you are completely new to photography and want to learn the basics, or want to refresh your skills and take your photography to the next level: this 1-day beginners workshop, taking place in a zoo, is here to help you master your camera.

Including zoo access, lunch, coffee, tea, juices & snacks

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If you just bought yourself a nice new camera, I can hear you think: ‘what on earth do I need to do with all those buttons?’ Don’t worry, you’re not the only one!

I will help you understand the basics of photography in a step-by-step way, so you can take full control of all those buttons! It will be no longer the camera who decides how your photo will turn out, but you telling the camera exactly how you want your photo to look!

This workshop is a combination of 3 theoretical en 3 practical blocks. Many times during the day we will walk through the zoo, to directly put your newly learned skills into action!

✔️ Shutterspeed, aperture, iso
✔️ No more unsharp photos
✔️ Learn how to take photos with a soft background
✔️ All about light, lighting and composition
✔️ Learn how to create captivating compositions
✔️ Small group with 1-on-1 coaching and fun and informal setting
✔️ 125% CO2 neutral – that’s climate positive! 🌳
✔️ Including zoo access, lunch, coffee, tea, juices & snacks


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Duur workshop – 09:00 – 17:00 uur

€145,- per persoon
Inclusief toegang tot de dierentuin, heerlijke lunch, koffie & sapjes met iets lekkers en gratis parkeren!

 Groepsgrootte van +/- 10 deelnemers

Ik heb menig cursus gedaan, maar hier werd alles goed uitgelegd. Geen haast maar op een goede en duidelijk manier zodat het voor beginneling zelfs te begrijpen is. Ik raad deze cursus iedereen aan!

Tineke Achterberg
Inspirerende locatie, heldere en duidelijke uitleg over de onderwerpen, nette hand-out en certificaat. Hele fijne cursus! Tot de vervolg cursus!

Elise Seinen
Het was een verhelderende dag voor mij, ik heb mijn camera beter leren kennen en ik hoef eindelijk die automatische stand niet meer te gebruiken. De afwisseling tussen theorie en praktijk vond ik heel fijn en de locatie was perfect! Ook de lunch en snacks waren super geregeld.

Rebecca van Amerongen
David Lange
Krijn taught me (I am at beginners level) the basics of photography, which I now apply to every photo that I take. This resulted in amazing Safari photos! Especially knowledge of the composition is something that pays off immediately when you’re an inexperienced photographer. I can’t recommend him enough: excellent hospitality, great company and you’ll learn a lot!

David Lange
Photography pyramids in Sudan krijn van der giessen


My courses start at the basics. We look at your camera in a physical way to learn to understand all the abbreviations, buttons, etc. How does your camera work? Why do you need (or do not need) different lenses?

Then we will look at the first practical steps: aperture, shutter speed, iso value, exposure compensation. What does this mean? How do you use and control it? And how do you use it to unlock endless creativity?

Now it’s time to get off auto, and move to more creative camera settings: you are in control of your camera now! Next up are subjects like composition, direction of light, white balance, the histogram and more.

To finish off we will play around with the creative options we came to know during the course: we will do some light painting, look at how to photograph stars and star trails and transform you into ‘photo journalist for a day’, when you go out on your first photo assignment, shooting your best possible photo! All for fun of course!

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Unlock your full photographic potential!

Nature & Wildlife Photographer

Meet Krijn

Krijn is a professional wildlife, nature & culture photographer with years of experience. Over the past years Krijn traveled to over 60 countries, including a 9 month expedition throughout Africa, capturing the natural & cultural beauty of fascinating places.

Krijn’s Photo Tours & Workshops are popular by photographers from around the world. Combined with a large amount of fun, a high level of hospitality and personal focus, the Photo Tours & workshops are enjoyed by beginning photographers and more experienced alike.


Photo Gallery

Roe deer in the Netherlands copyright by Krijn van der Giessen