Frequently asked Questions

I am a complete beginner, which workshop shall I attend? 

We recommended to start with our Basic Photo Course, followed by our Advanced Photo Course. By attending both courses you will gain a full understanding of the fundamental principles of photography.


I am a keen amateur and have had my digital camera for a while. I have been taking pictures for many years, which course shall I attend? 

We recommend starting with our Basic Photo Course for most students, even if you think you know your camera well. In this workshop you will learn the exact differences between all the manual and semi-manual shooting modes. Even if you have some knowledge, but are still unsure, well, you will be amazed on how much more there is to learn on what we think we know. Since the group is small, you can finally get answers to things that have always been bugging you.


Do you guys teach any photoshop courses?

Yes we do. Previous group courses in photoshop have shown us, that students tend to come in with a wide range of proficiency levels. Some want to get started with photoshop, others already have a lot of existing knowledge. Then there is the issue of different versions. Some have Photoshop Elements, some Photoshop CS (standalone) others have the newest Photoshop CreativeCloud subscription. We found, that the most effective way of teaching photoshop is as part of our studio portrait course (on the second day we edit the photos we shot on day one), by attending our advanced course and then arranging a follow up in the group or by booking individual one to one tuition, where our tutor can cover your specific requirements and topics from the vast range of things one can do with this application. 

The same can be said for Adobe Lightroom, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator.


What camera do I need to have? 

Short answer: None!

Basic Photo Course participants get great advice on what to look out for in buying a camera and often choose a different one after the course than the one they would have gotten before. During the course, you can use one of our cameras (at no additional cost).

If you are thinking of visiting our Advanced Photo Course you will probably have a DSLR camera (any is fine) or other camera with manual shooting modes – in other words: a camera that lets you control ISO, Shutter Speeds and Apertures manually.


I have just gotten my camera and know nothing about it; can I still enroll in your workshops? 

Yes, some of our students bring the camera still in the box. It is great to learn the right way from scratch, so don’t worry about knowing nothing before the course. You will only need to charge the battery and bring a memory card.  

Please read our Terms & Conditions for bookings, liability and refunds.  


How do I enroll in one of your Courses? 

To join our courses or workshops, simply fill out the form, when you click on “Book now”. Follow the payment instructions we will send by email. Once the course fee has arrived your place is secured for you. You will get another reminder of course date, time and location. 

Please check the level requirements before booking for advanced workshops as it is your responsibility to book the right level. You can contact us at any time by phone or e-mail to be assessed on your photography level. 


Do you offer any languages other than English?

Occasionally we teach courses in German as well. These will be announced soon.


Who will be teaching the course?

© Visual Hub, Vienna, 2016

Most courses are taught by Aris. He studied visual communication in Germany and Ireland and has an Agency for Photography and Design. Aris runs a photo studio and has taught at the National College of Art & Design (Dublin) as well as the “Grafische” (Graphic College) in Vienna. Aris owns an Austrian master craftman’s certificate (”Meisterbrief”) in photography and has a lot of experience with commercial photography, high end photo retouching techniques and Graphic Design.

Aris has done a TED-talk (Design related), which you can view here.

You can book Aris’ photography services und view his work on his website: