Joining Foton is the first step in improving your photography and design skills. You definitely don’t need a very fancy camera, your smartphone is capable of shooting pictures right?

We offer you non mandatory evenings full of practice and instructions, access to our dark room, studio equipment, photoshop lessons, readings and workshops of professional photographers, day and weekend trips and of course a lot of other social activities. Every week, at Wednesday evening at 20:00, we have an activity. Normally we do something in the Vrijhof at the university campus.

Becoming a member

Are you a student or employee at the UT, Saxion, ArtEZ AKI or ArtEZ Conservatorium? Then you are able to buy an Union Card, which is needed to become a member of Foton. For the current prizes and all benefits go the the website of UnionCard.

In addition to the UnionCard you have to pay for the association fee, this costs € 22.50 for an entire year and € 14, – for half a year. As a result, Foton is provided with rooms and the preservation of the Dark Room.

The contribution that has to be payed to Foton is € 20, -. With this Foton pays for materials (such as the studio), professionals and exhibitions.

If you are still not sure whether you want to become a member, please send an e-mail to to join one activity for free.

Hire us!

Hiring a Foton photographer costs €22,50, including editing. However, keep in mind that we’re an amateur association.

Policy regarding the use of English during Foton meetings

Non-Dutch speaking members are as welcome at Foton as Dutch members.

  • Lectures and workshops given by other Foton members, will mostly be in English when there are non-Dutch members present.
  • Lectures given by invited guests (such as professional photographers) will sometimes be in Dutch. This is because not every speaker has the skills necessary for giving an English lecture.

When you, as a non-Dutch Foton member, cannot understand something, feel free to ask. There will be someone willing to help you at any time.