Did you get a camera for Christmas? If you'd like to explore Luxembourg with it, record your life through pictures, or just appreciate nature via a lens, then March affords some of the best sunsets and sunrises.
We’ve put together a list of places that offer photography courses to keep you up to shutter speed with your techniques.
The Photography Academy
This place has a number of classes listed. Online courses include camera settings, aperture and depth of field, speed and movement, light and focus, or just a review of all photography techniques. You can also book 1 to 1 sessions.
There are teen courses on self portraits, creative photography and using your smartphone for photography for instagram. You'll find a full list, including post-photography workshops, here.
Christophe van Biesen & Alfonso Salgueiro Lora
If you want to learn from the professionals based in Luxembourg, van Biesen, and in-house Philharmonie photographer Salgueiro, team up to offer courses including on-location workshops in Mullerthal, the Upper-Sûre Lake and Luxembourg City, plus an April trip to the bluebell forest of Hallerbos, Belgium.
Both also offer 1 to 1 tuition, or in private groups of up to 3 people for full or half-days, plus online courses such as a post processing course in Adobe Lightroom. Van Biesen also ffers a two-hour intensive class for beginners to learn the basics and create images.
You can find details of their workshops and masterclasses here (van Biesen) and here (Salgueiro Lora).
Lifelong learning photography
If you’re looking for something local and are prepared to do your course in French or Luxembourgish, then Lifelong learning offers a number of debutant courses in the city, Grevenmacher, Bertrange, Eisenborn, Junglinster, Clervaux, Ettelbruck, Sandweiler, Strassen and Senningen.
Intermediate level courses are also available, as are ones specifically on video shooting and editing.
Dominique Gaul - D'Millen, Beckerich
Photography courses for beginners on Fridays at the mill house in Beckerich, from 8.00 to 10.00 and for advanced from 10.00 to 12.00. Gaul is a professional photographer, who has exhibited in the region and organises the Arlon Photographic Meetings. His workshops will teach you how to know and use your camera, and the different types of photography from landscape, portrait, lights and materials, to movement. A combination of theory and practise in each leseson.
You'll need to bring your camera, and explanations are in French, with more information at email@example.com.
The Second Degree asbl – Robin Jensen
Starting with beginners and outdoor photography, or learning essential photoshop, on Robin Jensen’s courses here. A professional photographer, Jensen has been teaching courses for 15 years.
Foto Schintgen (Mersch)
Want to get to know your digital SLR better or how to take photographs at night? Head to Mersch for a workshop to enlighten you on optimal camera settings, aperture and composition, plus you can pick up some extra kit if needed. They also do workshops on night photography and digital editing, and provide individual tuition. Classes are in Luxembourgish with documentation in German.
Check out the MUDAM events listings for workshops for adults on photography with Marc Wilwert to discover a new media in the company of artists and professionals. Mudam mini runs a year-long photography class on specific dates for children aged 9-12 years.
The Luxembourg Street Photography Festival
Hosted at Rotondes on18-21 May 2023, this festival includes lectures, interviews, workshops and panel discussions or you can catch an exhibition.
Luxembourg Federation of Photographic Art (FLPA)
Affiliated to the International Federation of Photographic Art, the FLPA is an umbrella organisation for about 35 photography clubs and associations that organise exhibitions and events as well as photography workshops.
The National Audiovisual Centre (CNA)
The CNA offers audiovisual courses for adults and children on subjects such as making web documentaries and multimedia storytelling. It also runs Vision Lab for students at school or university in Luxembourg to learn about all things visual such as green screen or portrait photography. You can find out more about events and exhibitions here.
Indigo Studios also runs courses for beginner and advanced photography in English and French.
Other photography finds
EMOP has taken over from Cafe Creme to organise the bi-annual European Month of Photography festival, which will take place in 2023 in May. Fototrade holds a number of events including Demo Days.
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