Saïd ten Brinke fotografie Vrije Academie Maastricht

Rolph Gobits

Rolph Gobits is a Dutch-born, part London-based photographer best known for his portrait, lifestyle and landscape photography.

Born in The Hague, he grew up in Amsterdam. In 1967 he went to England to study photography at the Royal College of Art in London and went on to shoot for magazines and campaigns for BIBA department store, Benson & Hedges and the Daily Mail. In the decades since, Gobits has received orders from clients around the world, including Mercedes-Benz, American Express, IBM, the Ritz-Carlton, Hewlett-Packard, Gucci and Sotheby's.

Gobits has exhibited his work widely and his photographs are in numerous private collections.

Course "Masterclass"

(Level: Advanced)

Photography is about using your imagination, it's about creating ideas that appeal to people and generate interest from the viewer's point of view. One of the most important things a photographer must learn is to only include elements that enhance the composition of the photo. There are never any distracting or unwanted elements in the photo. This point cannot be stressed enough. Knowing what to leave out in your photo is just as important as knowing what to leave in your photo

The different topics covered in the lectures:

Introduction to famous photographers covering every area of photography – composition – camera – settings – movement – depth of field – light – street photography – portrait – studio lighting – voiding – products – still life – color temperature – fashion – architecture – advertising – landscape – editing – animals – interior – night photography.

At the end of each lecture I hand out a project to everyone to complete within 2 weeks before the next lecture. During the next lecture, each student submits his/her image(s) and we discuss the project together

2024: Total 8 masterclasses

Costs: €225

NB. This course is for advanced students

Thursday from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM / 1x lesson every two weeks.

Lesson dates 2024:

August 29
September 12th
26th September
October 10
October 31st
November 14
November 28
12 December

2025: Total 10 masterclasses

Costs: €250

NB. This course is for advanced students.

Thursday from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM / 1x lesson every two weeks.

Lesson dates 2025:

February 27
13 March
27 March
April 10
April 24
May 8th
May 22nd
5 June
June 19
3 July

Workshop: Daylight studio sessions

(level: semi-advanced-advanced)

Saturdays 2024 - 2025

Each session lasts 4 hours, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Maximum 5 students per session.

The daylight studio lessons take place in the Jeroen Willems classroom.

Total 4 studio workshops. Costs: €200

21st of September
12 October
November 23
December 7

Total 4 studio workshops. Costs: €200
27 March
May 17
14th of June
June 26