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Photography workshop in Brussels

The “Everything you need to know workshop” is a two day intensive beginner photography workshop in Brussels (Woluwe St. Pierre) thought by a professional full time photographer Ivo Popov.

This is not going to be just another boring photography class!

Photography workshop in Brussels by Ivo Popov
Photography workshop in Brussels


September - October 2019 WorkshopOctober - November 2019 Workshop
08.09.2019 (Day 1 theory) and 22.09.2019 (Day 2 theory) and 13.10.2019 (Day 3 practise)20.10.2019 (Day 1 theory) and 10.11.2019 (Day 2 theory) and 24.11.2019 (Day 3 practise)
The "Everything you need to know" workshop - 3 daysThe "Everything you need to know" workshop - 3 days
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Why choose my workshop?

  1. I personalise the workshop based on the attendants knowledge and requirements
  2. I provide personal feedback during and after the workshop to all attendants
  3.  I have created a workshop that will teach you how to create beautiful photos, not overwhelm you with unnecessary and boring technical details and rules.

You already have a DSLR, mirrorless or advanced point and shoot camera. You have a good eye, you have some idea of how to compose your images and you are seeing good pictures but they just aren’t coming out the way you wanted or the way you saw them. You use the AUTO setting of your camera and you really find the camera manual frustrating and boring to read.

The Solution:

Learn the basics that really matter! I know that it can be an overwhelming process to flip through the camera’s manual, so I have created a comprehensive course to break it down to the basics, a course that is simple and understandable.

It is easy to understand, yet full of information. We will have demonstrations, before and after photos and presentations to help you learn! We will have a practice day session, so we could try everything we learned. I will give personal advice to every participant and help you with information about specific photography subjects you might be interested in!

More info about my experience: I am a professional photographer working, for the past 14 years, with clients all over the world. I have extensive knowledge about photography and have done numerous workshops as well as a photography class in the “International School of Brussels”.

What are we going to learn in this beginner photography workshop in Brussels?

Some of the topics we will cover:

  • DAY 1 – The Basics
  • Debunking some photography myths
  • The fundamental elements of great photographs
  • How to be creative in photography
  • How to use your Digital camera, so you can get the most of it
  • Aperture (f-stop), shutter speed, ISO and how they all work together
  • Aperture priority, shutter priority and manual mode (and which one to actually use)
  • The basics of framing, composition and DOF (depth of field)
  • Understanding the JPEG vs. RAW choice
  • White Balance, Exposure, Highlights and Histogram, Exposure compensation
  • How to photograph in difficult / bad lightning conditions, when to find the best light (photographing sunsets and at night) and basics of working with external flash
  • We will discuss photography gear and tools and the basics of backing up your work
  • You will learn the basics of editing your images with Adobe Lightroom and the basics of displaying your images – slideshows, creating portfolios and photo books.
  • You will gave a small assignment for the second workshop day!
  • DAY 2 – All the rest
  • We will start the day taking pictures on location while applying the technics you have already learned, and after that we will discuss the results (Best way to learn!!)
  • You will learn how to creatively use your camera’s most important functions

This photography workshop in Brussels is in English. Please enquire for more info! Would you like to know more about me? Please take a look here: about Ivo Popov

What do I need to join the workshop?

  • Camera – any camera will do, but having a camera with manual settings will be best.
  • Lens / Lenses – most DSLR’s and mirrorless cameras come with a kit lens of 18-55mm and it will work just fine. If you have more then one lens, take them all.
  • Notebook if you want to take notes.

Learning materials will be provided free of charge for every participant! Refreshments are included! 


“I’m very glad I attended this workshop. It was 2 two very interesting days full of new information. As a very beginner I received the most essential knowledge about photography. I’m sure, after this workshop I’ll never look through my viewfinder in the same way!” – Neil

“I had the opportunity to take part in Ivo’s workshop and as an absolute beginner I really enjoyed it. I had the possibility to learn more about my camera’s settings but most importantly how to improve the way I take and look at pictures.
Ivo thought us on how to think out of the box when we take pictures while at the same time the need to consider some standard rules on composition.
Now more than ever I am willing to put into practice what I’ve learned! Thank you” – Cinzia

“Thank you for this excellent training! Very practical in terms of information provided and exercises included, but also very inspirational one.” – Antoaneta

September - October 2019 WorkshopOctober - November 2019 Workshop
08.09.2019 (Day 1 theory) and 22.09.2019 (Day 2 theory) and 13.10.2019 (Day 3 practise)20.10.2019 (Day 1 theory) and 10.11.2019 (Day 2 theory) and 24.11.2019 (Day 3 practise)
The "Everything you need to know" workshop - 3 daysThe "Everything you need to know" workshop - 3 days
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Price includes VAT.

Reserve your spot at ivo.popov@gmail.com  or by filling the form below and I will be in contact with all the details about your booking! Personalised gift cards can be purchased for all workshops, please contact me for more info!

Payment methods accepted for purchases: bank transfer and credit / debit cards

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Mastering composition in photography

Mastering composition in photography

Julius Shulman once said that the camera is the least important element in photography. He was of course right. But what is the most important one? You can definitely put composition very high on the list of important elements.

So what is composition? Composition describes placement of relative objects and elements in a photograph.

To understand what composition is just think about what you feel when you see a good photo (or a bad one for that matter)? All elements in a good photo just feel in the right places, everything looks aesthetically pleasing. Composition is all about balance. You have to make sure all the elements present in the photo are necessary for the story you are trying to pass on.

Composition is a way of guiding the viewer’s eye towards the most important elements of your photo and sometimes in a very specific order.

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