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Photography for Beginners Group Workshop

Wave goodbye to your camera’s auto settings and start taking fantastic pictures

The original  Shooting Copenhagen Photography Workshop!

Welcome to where it all started; our most in-demand photography workshop: the Photography for Beginners Group Workshop.

We’ve been teaching this three-hour class in the streets and parks of Copenhagen since the very beginning, and there’s a reason it’s so popular.

Prior photographic knowledge or experience isn’t necessary to take part, making it perfect for those of you who are just starting to discover the capabilities of your digital camera.

Plus, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.


Who Can Take Part?

Anyone who wants to improve their photography skills in a group environment. 

It doesn’t matter if you’re a tourist on holiday in Copenhagen, an expat living in Denmark or a born-and-bred Dane (with a good grasp of the English language).

All you need is a digital camera – preferably an SLR, but a standard point-and-shoot is fine – and a desire to learn outdoors.

The Experience

Workshops take place on the first Saturday of the month, from 10am til 1pm (see here for a list of available dates). 

We meet in the bar area inside Generator Hostel on Adelgade – just a short walk from the popular Nyhavn and Kongens Nytorv district. 

A typical group workshop looks like this:

  • 10am – Coffee and introduction to the workshop
  • 45 minutes – Exploring the camera functions, lens and basic settings
  • 11am – Hit the streets to learn about portraits, ambient light, white balance and angles
  • 11.30am – Head to Rosenborg Castle and Gardens to practice zoom, perspective and composition techniques
  • 12.30pm – Return to Generator Hostel for a debrief

*= Indoors = Outdoors

With group sizes no larger than five per workshop, you can expect support from Matthew whenever you need it.

At the end of the workshop, everyone receives a PDF containing the most important takeaways from the day. This is a fantastic tool to help remind you of the skills that we’ve discussed. 


What You’ll Learn 

Basic Camera Settings

First of all you’ll need to know what all those buttons and camera functions do; but don’t worry – it’s not as daunting as it looks. Together we’ll go through the most important features and have you up and running in no time.

The 3 Secrets to Photography

Knowing (and remembering) these three magical secrets will help you improve your photography a lot faster. We’ll get straight on to these concepts from the very beginning, meaning you’ll progress faster than the Coronavirus.

What Photo Equipment to Use

It can be confusing having to choose the right camera, lens or flash unit. We’ll show you what gear to use and, more importantly, why. You won’t need most of it, but it will give you a better idea as to what to add to your collection next.

"Amazing Workshop!"

Matthew was great. He showed me the different functions of the camera before we went out into the streets to practise, even though it had been snowing. Didn’t stop us from going out though.

– Mark, Melbourne, Australia

"A fantastic introduction to photography"

If you’re a Copenhagen local or a visiting tourist[…] in the Copenhagen area for an extended period of time, I can thoroughly recommend taking a workshop with Matthew.

– Nick, Copenhagen

"Zero to David Bailey's assistant"

So glad I didn’t spend 55,000kr on a college course to sit in a classroom and learn. Out on the street, down by the harbour …. Whatever … “Ya learn by doing”, I cannot think of a better way or person to learn from…

– Stu, Copenhagen

We've included 3 purchasing options with this workshop

Option 1 – Sign up for one of our monthly Group Workshops

Option 2 – Purchase a Group Workshop Gift Voucher

Option 3 – Make it  a 1-2-1 experience with a Private Photography Gift Voucher

Make it a one-to-one experience

Benefit from personal, 1-2-1 coaching, with a Private Photography Workshop. We learn at YOUR pace, and discuss the topics that are most important to you

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