Beginners Photography Workshop

Did you buy a decent camera at some point in your life, hoping you'll get into photography? 


Then after a few weeks, you lost your excitement because the photos didn't turn out the way you were hoping them to. 


Now you barely use it, or if you do it's in auto mode? 


If this is you, keep on reading...

I am Simona, a passionate photographer and mama.

My approach to photography is very natural and emotional. 

I want to feel something when I look at the photos I take. 

I achieve that feeling through camera settings, composition and light use. I would like to teach you about all that and more in my 'Beginners Photography Workshop'.

The Workshop is 3-4 hours long with a small break in between and here are some key things we will cover: 


- Easy to implement topics such as light, composition, seeing photo opportunities, and discovering the things you want to capture - all things you can do without camera knowledge to improve your photos fast.

- Basic Gear - what’s out there, what’s affordable?

- Why shoot in manual mode? Brief explanation of the exposure triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO

- Overcoming, ‘But my family won’t let me take their photo!’ Taking candid photos to evoke memories and tell a story.

- Approx 30 minutes of shooting practice and Q&A


You will also have access to our private Facebook group where you can share your work, get creative critique on it, and join the monthly challenges.

Workshop details:

When: October 5

Where: Leiden

What time: 10:00~ 14.00

How much: €95

What to bring: excitement, camera and your camera manual


Ready to book?


We’ll laugh, you’ll learn, and most importantly, you’ll walk away with a better understanding in how to photograph those everyday memories of your family.


Fill in the form below and you'll receive the rest of the info via email! 

Here's what former participants said: 

"After the workshop I am enjoying taking pictures so much more than before. I knew little pieces of theory, but you put everything together in such a nice and simple way. I understood the theory behind exposure, and after that I dared for the first time to shoot in manual mode. I am now able to understand my mistakes, to learn from them."  — Elisa


"I learned that the most important thing is to get the emotion of the just a fake smile for a picture. I dare to catch those memories now." — Diana


"Thanks to the workshop I know better my camera and how to use each button, now I just need to find the time to practice. Hopefully I can still deliver a nice shoot for this month challenge." —Cecile


"For me, its given me a bit confidence to have a play around with camera settings etc, or maybe a bit of a push. The monthly challenges on the group will be were I push myself to get out an have a go." —Clare

I have 1 spot left for this workshop.

If the date above doesn't work for you this time, make sure to send me an email to, then I will notify you next time I am running a workshop. 


Excited to meet you, and I cannot wait to see the photographs you'll be taking. 


x Simona 

Year in a Life is a service by Simona Graszl


Simona Graszl 

Kwekersweg 19

2171DX Sassenheim

The Netherlands



Telephone: +31652824374  


KvK: 63061163

BTW: NL320648783B01


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