Photography Walking Tours Leiden

Take a unique adventurous photography walking tour in the beautiful historical city of Leiden. 

Guided by an experienced professional artist-photographer and teacher it's a great way to explore this ''City of Discoveries". In a 3 hours photography walking tour, I will show you how to take great photographs of Leiden with its rich cultural heritage of science and arts. As Leiden's most experienced photography teacher, and a lifetime inhabitant, I am the right person to give you insider tips of Leiden's most  interesting sceneries. Moreover, I will help you to unlock your inner artist and help you to make photos you will be proud of. 


Leiden is a city with a rich cultural heritage, not only in science but also in the arts. One of the world's most famous painters, Rembrandt, was born and educated in Leiden. The city has been one of Europe's most prominent scientific centers for more than four centuries. Many important scientific discoveries have been made here, giving rise to Leiden’s motto: ‘City of Discoveries’.

If you ever thought only Amsterdam offers picturesque canal views, think again. After Amsterdam, Leiden is the city with the greatest number of bridges and canals. Most of the current buildings in the city center date back to the 16th and 17th century. It’s actually the second largest 17th-century town center in the Netherlands, the largest being Amsterdam. There is a lot to see and discover and I will help you to make great photos of the most beautiful and interesting sceneries. In the meantime, I have trained and counseled thousands of photography enthusiasts, giving me a vast knowledge of all camera brands and systems.

What will we cover during the Leiden Photography Tour?

  • Basic Exposure settings: Shutter speed, Aperture, Iso
  • Use of Tripod, Cable release, Self-timer, Mirror up
  • Use of Filters (Polarizer, Neutral Density, Gradual ND)
  • Depth of Field, Composition, Panoramas
  • Lighting, Exposure, Multiple Exposures, HDR
  • Perspective, Point of View, Details
  • Wide Angle, Zoom-Telelenses

However, it's not just the camera settings. They are important but even more important is to sharpen your eye and learning to see the light!

No Camera or Tripod? No problem!
Rent Nikon, Canon, Panasonic, or Olympus camera with lens for just 15€. Tripod rent 5€. 

From beginner to advanced photographers, everyone is welcome to join this exciting Photography Tour.

Payment after the Tour is done but only if you are satisfied.
Starting Point: In front of Old School Leiden.  Pieterskerkhof 4-A, 2311SR Leiden.

Starting Dates: Everyday in 2019.
Starting Times: Daytours 10.00h and 15.00h.
Evening Twilight Tours: Starting times by agreement!
(Duration Photography Walking Tour is 3 hours) Pricing: starting from 29€ pp.

My name is Harry Otto and I will be your guide and photography instructor during the Leiden Photography Tour. I have graduated from the Royal Art Academy in the Hague (The Netherlands) as a photographic designer and busy now in a mixture of arts, photography and teaching. As a very experienced professional artist-photographer and teacher working in Leiden, I will help you to sharpen your photographic eye, develop your technical skills and to stimulate your creativity!

Together we will explore the creative world of photography. I will inspire and educate you while instilling new photographic techniques into your repertoire. It’s going to be a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to meeting you all! Starting point is in front of Old School Leiden. It is a great place to have a coffee break and enjoy local arts, books and films!

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Do you have special wishes or questions? Please let me know, I'm willing and able to meet virtually all your needs.

Contact: Email:  
Or call: +31638053787.