The 4 days Portrait Workshop is bookable 2 weekends (Saturdays and Sundays), 10:30 to 16:30This intensive hands-on Portrait Photography Workshop is designed for photographers who understand the principles of photography and have been shooting for a while. In our four-day portrait course, you will learn how to capture extraordinary portraits in any light situation. This practical portrait photo workshop will help you to take your portrait skills to the next level and to overcome the challenges of photographing people.4 intensive days with lots of tips, techniques, and many practical exercises. Each participant has the great opportunity to work with a model.

  • History of portrait photography
  • Self Portraits
  • Candid Portraits
  • Managing Natural and Artificial Light
  • Composition and Background
  • Communication and Direction with the Subject
  • Opportunity to work with individual models
  • Light and Angles to pose subjects in attractive ways
  • Kids-, Formal-, Corporate- and Environmental Portraits
  • On-camera Flash and Speedlight

German and English

Spots are limited to
7 participants


8. & 9.06. + 15. & 16.06.2024 (EN)

28. & 29. 9. + 5. & 6. 10. 2024 (DE)

666 Euro per person

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Portrait photography course – learn from professionals

Have you always wanted to know what it takes to portray people – or yourself – perfectly with the camera? In our four-day portrait photography course, we'll show you how it works, what you need to pay attention to and give you numerous tips and tricks along the way. You might think that it wouldn't be that difficult to photograph a person, after all, you do it almost every day on vacation. But there is a very big difference between a snapshot and a portrait. We would like to teach you this art over four intensive days, which you can deepen in practical exercises. Each participant is provided with their own model during the portrait photography course.

Portrait photography course – the course you have been waiting for

Our portrait photography course is aimed at photographers who already know how to use their camera and have gained basic knowledge. Maybe you're still unsure or simply haven't dared to try portrait photography yet - then our portrait photography course is just right for you. In addition to the history of portrait photography, we will show you how you can take perfect self-portraits, how candid portraits work and how to deal with natural light and artificial light. Further content of our portrait photography course includes the choice of focal length and aperture, image details for portrait photos, camera flash and speedlight and children's, business and reportage portraits. At the same time, we will show you how to specifically use your model and you will of course also have the opportunity to carry out individual exercises with your model.

Portrait photography course – A course with lots of Knowledge

It is important to us that every participant gets the most out of our portrait photography course. We have therefore limited the number of participants to 8 . Over two weekends, we will teach you everything for four days so that you can create meaningful portrait photos in the future. You can book your portrait photography course directly with us here. If you have any further questions, please get in touch, we will be happy to help you. By the way, our portrait photography course is also suitable for giving as a gift - we offer a corresponding voucher for this.


I attended the portrait workshop and was completely impressed. Thank you for this great experience.

Bettina is great at introducing you to this topic and I noticed real progress during the course. Portrait photography The course brings you so much inspiration that I will definitely continue to pursue portrait photography . Keep it up

Thomas Hartel

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Andreas F. Hoffmann
Andreas F. Hoffmann
16:05 08 May 24
I completed the 7-month masterclass at the Berlin School of Photography and it was a great success for me. I started without much prior knowledge, having previously only taken a one-day smartphone photography course (also at the BSoP). That had already motivated me a lot! From there it really took off: starting with the technical basics, artistic fine-tuning and experimental photography, I learned more than I had in a long time. Our trainers were equally committed, knowledgeable and highly motivated, so that this motivation also rubbed off on us participants. And there was a great atmosphere in the group of participants, a lot of mutual exchange and support, just great. Definitely a full 5 out of 5 points, big recommendation!!
21:26 05 May 24
I recently completed the 7-month photo coaching and am still impressed and positively influenced by the enriching time in every facet.I learned a lot about photography during this time and am very grateful for this experience.The patience that was shown to answer my questions, the many inspirations and different perspectives made the coaching very valuable for me.Over time, a great community has formed between the coaches and coachees, who have always supported each other.I found it very exciting and beneficial that the content of the coaching was conveyed by different coaches.The big highlight was our final photo project entitled “Transformation”, which we were able to exhibit in Field Five.I don't want to miss the time.Many thanks to you Bettina, Nina, Rocio, Alberto and my coachees❣
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X.smile .y
12:22 30 Apr 24
I took the course for beginners and am super satisfied! I learned a lot about using the camera and was also able to get to know many beautiful corners of Berlin from inspiring perspectives. I can recommend the course with a clear conscience☺️
Peter Karsten
Peter Karsten
17:37 20 Apr 24
I had a new camera and barely knew how to use it. In one-on-one lessons with Bettina, I not only learned the technique, but also developed an unexpected enthusiasm for photography in a very short time and will definitely continue. Thank you for this quick and individual introduction with a good price-performance ratio.
Diana Meemken
Diana Meemken
12:01 20 Apr 24
I absolutely enjoyed my course at the BSoP after being a guest at the Vernissage of the Master class. I learned do much and my photographic skills improved massively. Thank you - next time again. I can recommend it strongly.
Stephanie Drescher
Stephanie Drescher
16:49 04 Apr 24
My impression after a beginners course: Far from a professional school of photography. A very old-fashioned presentation was shown for the introduction. There was no apparent concept to me all day...I didn't learn anything that I wouldn't have learned better from books or YouTube tutorials. The handout that was sent to us later was not very informative. Plus point: Bettina called me after this review to see what she could do better. Unfortunately, the conversation and their arguments did not convince me and I still cannot recommend the course.
Eston McKeague
Eston McKeague
15:05 17 Oct 23
I loved the "Nature Photo Experience" course! Was a super interesting setting for a the course and was a great way to get out of the city and see the forest in a new way.
11:22 09 Oct 23
I'm very satisfied. I really enjoyed the photography course for beginners levels 1 + 2! It was very professional and personal, with lots of practical exercises.I can now finally use my camera properly and take the photos I've always dreamed of.I will definitely take more photography courses and can only warmly recommend it to everyone
18:26 07 Oct 23
Very helpful, thank you very much! I've come a long way and now finally understand the technology. I'm looking forward to my projects and will report back. Thank you!!!
John Schols
John Schols
19:40 09 Aug 23
Wonderful street art tour with lots of tips from Bettina von Kameke about photography and street art in Berlin. Very interesting new parts of Berlin and very helpful.
Rob Murray
Rob Murray
16:20 17 Jan 22
My partner and I did the Level 1 course with Alberto and really enjoyed the course and our day! Alberto was a professional and thorough teacher while still leaving lots of time to ask questions and get creative. Would definitely recommend this course to anyone hoping to learn more about their camera and start to embark on their first steps to becoming a better photographer.
Henriette de Wit
Henriette de Wit
18:39 30 Aug 21
I highly recommend the Forest Photography course to anyone who wants to learn more about photography and be closer to nature. Bettina is very inspiring, full of interesting stories and a skilled photographer. She hosted us in an idyllic setting, thought us the most important photography techniques and guided us on a forest bathing to awaken our senses and creativity before we could wander off on our own to put all that we learned into practise. We concluded the day with soup and cake and reviewing the photos that we took that day. For me it was an amazing experience.
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