Rotterdam Workshop

Join me on March 26 & 27, 2016 in Rotterdam, home of modern architecture, water, and bridges. What more can a photographer ask for?

Learn how to bring your still photography to new levels using long exposure. And if you want to take your creativity beyond stills and into moving images, I will teach you how to put your photos into motion by creating high quality cinemagraphs and time lapse photography.

About Rotterdam

Transforming photography into Art

Learn to cultivate ‘The Eye’ of a Fine Art Photographer by developing a deeper understanding of Architectural Photography. Learn to see the geometric relationships of structures and their surroundings.

Learn the art of Long Exposure photography, from the basics to more advanced techniques and post processing using Silver Efex Pro 2 software.

Practical information

What to bring?

  • Any DSLR with a bulb mode setting will do. If you have an analog SLR that will do fine too but a DSLR is recommended so you can have instant feedback during the workshop. A remote cable release or remote control.
  • A remote cable release or remote control.
  • A wide angle lens: 17 mm (cropped and full frame sensor) will do just fine. If you have a cropped sensor then wider is even better but not a must. A zoom lens like 17-40 mm gives you more flexibility and is recommendable. If you have a lens with a longer range up to 100 m or more then this would be ideal for the more abstract architectural shots or Street Photography if you so choose.
  • A good and sturdy tripod, preferably with a bag that will keep you hands free.
  • A 10 stops ND filter is minimally required but it is recommended to add an extra 3 and/or 6 stops ND filter to be able to make it 16 stops in total.
  • NO need to bring a laptop, if you have images you would us to review please bring them on a memory stick. The hands-on post processing part is part of the post-course online support.
  • If you want to try your hand at time lapse photography, make sure that either your camera has a built-in intervalometer (many Nikon models have this functionality), or bring an external one. Alternatively you can use a smartphone app such as TriggerTrap.
  • Comfortable shoes for plenty of walking and warm comfortable clothes since Chicago can get chilly during September evening.

Course fee

Start and end course details

General info for those booking flights: although the formal course will start on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 9:00 am, I would like to invite you for a Meet and Greet on Friday, March 25 at 7:00 pm. Assembly location details will be posted in a later date.

Formal disperse will be at approximately 5:00 pm on Sunday, March 27, but I would like to invite all participants to a ‘End of the Course’ get together for drink.

Recommended hotels:

Suitehotel Pincoffs - This is nearest to the location for our workshop lectures.

The NHow Hotel

Daily Routes and Schedule

The Rotterdam Photowalk will be comprised of daily adjacent ‘clustered’ photo locations. Although I recommend staying together in the group, you're welcome to wander off to the next location and keep me posted via Twitter on your location.

I've carefully selected the most interesting locations Rotterdam has to offer, and the detailed daily routes will be announced close to the date of the workshop. Please note that the actual routes may vary due to weather conditions or last minute logistics.

Course fee
$ 600

Fee does not include flight, food, or accommodation. Maximum 12 participants.


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All payments are refundable upon request of cancellation (except a $50 fee for check payments or Paypal fees incurred). Cancellations are in full up to 90 days prior to departure. Cancellations between 89 and 60 days prior to departure are subject to 50% of total in charges, between 59 and 30 days, 75% and no refunds will be issued with 29 days or less of notice. If payment is not received in full 90 days prior to departure we cannot guarantee your spot on the workshop. Any participant wishing to register in full can take that spot. In the event of low registration or weather extremes the event will be cancelled. In this event fees will be refunded in full.