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Photography courses

The Studentenwerk offers a total of three photo courses for different levels. In the beginner course you will get to know the basics of digital photography. The advanced course deals with the topics image composition, visual language and image perception. The photo course for advanced learners depends on the needs of the participants and is determined by their content. Here you can realise your own image ideas with the help of the instructor.  

Course Instructor: Wolf Schuchardt 
Course fee: Students 40,- Euros | Employees 50,- Euros
Number of participants: max. 12 each course
Course Language: German

Current photography courses

Photo Course I

Learn the basics of digital photography and learn all about aperture, shutter speed and ISO. The beginner course is suitable for anyone who does not just want to rely on the camera's automatic functions. The following questions are illustrated and answered during the course of the course by practical exercises: 

  • How does my camera work?
  • How can I outsmart my automatics?
  • How do I use my flash sensibly?
  • How can I optimise my pictures on the computer?

Photo Course II

The advanced course is about image composition, imagery and image perception. The advanced course is suitable for anyone who wants to deepen their photographic basics and make their pictures more creative. These questions are clarified in the course: 

  • How do I design during my photography?
  • What role do light, location, background play?
  • How do I specifically use photographic techniques?
  • How do others see my photos?
  • How do I present my photos most impressively? 

Photo Course III

The advanced Photo Course III is set up like a workshop in which the participants decide on the content themselves. Often, the topics macro photography, HDR and light painting are treated here. The advanced course is suitable for anyone who wants to use their camera to realise their image ideas. Questions that are clearly answered through practical exercises / discussions are: 

  • How do I work with a studio flash system?
  • How do I make good black and white portraits?
  • How do I take a 3D photo?
  • How can I supplement my camera equipment in a meaningful way? 
Dates and details

Photo Course I (basics)

Day of the weekMonday
Time6 pm - 8 pm
PlaceClubraum 4, Zentralmensa
Dates7 sessions, from November 4th, 2019
Course LanguageGerman

Photo Course II (advanced)

Day of the weekThursday
Time6 pm - 8 pm
PlaceClubraum 4, Zentralmensa
Dates7 sessions, from November 7th, 2019
Course LanguageGerman

PhotoCourse III (advanced)

Day of the weekWednesday
Time6 pm - 8 pm
PlaceClubraum 4, Zentralmensa
Dates7 sessions, from November 6th, 2019
Course LanguageGerman

Photo AG

The Photo-AG of the Studentenwerk Göttingen offers all photo enthusiastic students a variety of opportunities to work in a thematic and project-oriented way. Regular group meetings and project development are the focus of our work. The photo-AG is thereby supported organisationally and financially by the cultural office of the Studentenwerk. Also, the photo-AG has its own photo lab. A rental of the photo lab is not possible, as this is intended exclusively for the photo-AG and the photo courses. 

Dates and more information about the photo-AG can be found on Facebook.

Cultural Office

Platz der Göttinger Sieben 4
Entrance 4b, level 0
37073 Göttingen

Mr Reinert, Department Manager
Tel.: 0551 - 39 35 148

Mr Rümenap
Tel.: 0551 - 39 35 340

Ms Kaufmann
Tel.: 0551 - 39 35 322

Opening hours

Mon - Thur: 10 am - 3 pm
Fri:  10 am - noon

and by appointment