Saturday September 7, 2024 | Amsterdam | €350

Do you want to push yourself creatively? Do you feel like you need a new boost in your photography? Or do you want to broaden your knowledge about photographic story-telling? Than this is your chance! On Saturday September 7, I will share my story in my hometown of Amsterdam and you can join!



A full day of inspiration in the realm of visual story-telling focusing on the main question: what does it mean to be a story-teller in 2024?

  • Date: Saturday September 7, 2024, 1-11pm
  • Location: Rabel HQ, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Group size: max 25 participants
  • Price: €350,- per person

I will teach you all I know about the emotional power of story-telling, the technical aspects of photography, the digital and analogue gear I use and the ins & outs of post production. On top I will help you in understanding how to build a successful brand as a photographer and how to make your work stand-out in this social media age. We will have dinner together and afterwards hit the streets where I will help you building confidence in predicting unfolding scenes and approaching strangers. Eventually we regroup to evaluate each others work and have some drinks.



Because I love sharing my passion for story-telling with people! And because over the past few years, I’ve learned that growing and developing your talents mainly happens in close contact with other creatives. You simply need a teachable spirit in order to keep growing. So let’s get ready and fine-tune your story-telling skills!


Rebel HQ, Overschiestraat 182, Amsterdam. The program for the day is as following:

  • 13.00 - 13:30 Walk-in
  • 13.30 - 15.30 What is a story? Building a story from scratch to publication
  • 15:30 - 16.30 Technical aspects & gear (digital & film)
  • 16:30 - 17.00 Finding your own voice as an artist
  • 17:00 - 17:30 Social Media & building your personal brand as a photographer
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Dinner
  • 18:30 - 20:30 Assignment on the streets of Amsterdam
  • 20.30 - 23.00 Post production, evaluation of images & drinks



This masterclass offers space for maximum 25 participants. You don’t need any professional experience but it helps if you know your way around your own camera. If not, don’t worry, I’m there to help you!

I will be hosting the full day program and the Rebel HQ team will organize all (vegetarian) food & beverage. If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, please let me know.



The price of this masterclass is € 350,- per person. As soon as your subscription is approved, you will be send a payment link. Your seat is secured after paying the full amount. Prices are excluding VAT.

Cancellation policy

If you cancel and the masterclass can be filled anyway after your cancellation, we will refund you the full amount you have paid. If you cancel and the masterclass does not fill, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule:

  • Cancellation before June 1, 2024: 100% refund
  • Cancellation before July 1, 2024: 50% refund
  • Cancellation after August 1, 2024: no refund

Come join me on September 7, 2024 talking travel, life, photography and many other things!

The host

Pie Aerts is a Dutch documentary and wildlife photographer with a sincere interest in human/wildlife conflict stories. Through his lens, he examines the intricate relationship between animals, humans and nature and, as we become increasingly distant from each other and ourselves, he uses photography to search for the cause of this disconnect. He believes art can be an incredibly powerful tool in restoring that lost connection and therefore founded Prints for Wildlife in march 2020. Since it’s inception 2.1 million dollars have been raised of which 100% has been donated to African Parks Network. Since the outbreak of COVID-19 Pie spend more than 60 weeks in Kenya, visualising his personal relationship with the Kenyan landscape. Pie serves as a Canon EMEA ambassador, Gitzo Ambassador and as Hahnemühle Ambassador.


Daniel (South Africa) - I consider Pie’s masterclass as some of the best money I have ever spent. What I loved was that Pie wasn’t there to teach the technical elements of photography (although he very generously shared some fantastic tips) but more he spoke about connection. How he uses photography to connect to the world, to himself and to his purpose in life. Which was incredibly refreshing. I found that because of Pie’s ability to speak about what photography was to him it opened space for the rest of us to do the same. This wasn’t as much a photography masterclass as much as it was a masterclass on photography as a way of truly living life. If you’re a person that finds that being behind your lens is a gateway to connecting to and representing the world then this is the masterclass for you.

Laurine (Netherlands) - My hearts desire was to find a course where passion, quality and authenticity would dance together. Pie totally nailed that. I could not have asked for more. Jess was just the cherry on the cake with her heartfelt hospitality and nourishing food. Give yourself this gift and boost towards your next level as a conscious photographer.

Deepa (Philippines) - Pie’s class really made me think about choices I make: How i see the world, what I spend time and energy creating, who I do it for, and most importantly, why?

Sander (Netherlands) - It was very nice to finally meet Pie in person after years of following his work. This masterclass was not just about photography. It was about the relation between a story and a photo. If you follow Pie’s work, you can tell he can capture these two things simultaneously in one beautiful shot. Pie shares his vision, his wisdom, his true opinion and most of all his joy. At the end of the day I left Amsterdam with a smile from ear to ear and I fell in love with photography even more than before.

Colette (Netherlands) - I was really excited when I saw that Pie hosted a masterclass! I didn’t really know what to expect, But I was blown away by the amazing insights he offered into real story-telling. His passion & creativity are beautiful to witness. Can’t wait for the next one.


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