Alfonso Calero

Alfonso Calero
Alfonso's Photography Tours

Alfonso's Photography Tours

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Alfonso Calero, photography teacher
4.9 (58)
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CLASSES

3-day Photography Tour: Otway Ranges, Vic

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Beech Forest

1 to 6

label $899

2k

3-day Photography Tour: Blue Mountains, NSW

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Wentworth Falls

1 to 6

label $899

2k

Day and Night Photography Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on The Rocks

1 to 8

label $150 - $199

5.0 (2)

2k

Smartphone Photography Course

date_range Runs regularly

location_on The Rocks

1 to 8

label $80 - $99

5.1 (26)

2k

Beginner DSLR / Hybrid Photography Course

date_range Runs regularly

location_on The Rocks

1 to 8

label $80 - $99

4.9 (8)

2k

Night Photography Short Course

date_range Runs regularly

location_on The Rocks

1 to 8

label $80 - $99

4.7 (10)

2k

Private Photography Course (All Cities)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Comes to you

1 to 6

label $150 - $299

4.8 (5)

2k

3-day Photography Tour: Fleurieu Peninsula, Sa

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Torrens Vale

1 to 6

label $899

2k

3-day Photography Tour: Laurel Hill, NSW

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Laurel Hill

1 to 6

label $899

2k

Smartphone Photography Course (Perth City)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Perth

1 to 8

label $80 - $99

2k

Day DSLR Photography Course (Perth City)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Perth

1 to 8

label $80 - $99

2k

Night Photography Course (Perth City)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on South Perth

1 to 8

label $80 - $99

2k

Smartphone Photography Course (Fremantle, WA)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Fremantle

1 to 8

label $80 - $99

4.0 (1)

2k

DSLR Day Photography Class (Fremantle, WA)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Fremantle

1 to 8

label $80 - $99

2k

Night Photography Course (Fremantle, WA)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Fremantle

1 to 8

label $80 - $99

2k

Day & Night DSLR Photography Class (Fremantle, WA)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Fremantle

1 to 8

label $80 - $99

5.0 (1)

2k

Day and Night Photography Course (Perth City)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Perth

1 to 8

label $150 - $199

5.0 (1)

2k

Smartphone Photography Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Melbourne

1 to 8

label $80 - $99

5.0 (1)

2k

Day Photography Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Melbourne

1 to 8

label $80 - $99

2k

Night Photography Course

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Melbourne

1 to 8

label $80 - $99

2k

Night and Day Photography Course

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Melbourne

1 to 8

label $150 - $199

2k

7-day Photography Tour: Tasmania

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Western Junction

1 to 4

label $2,999

2k

3-day Photography Tour: Kiama, NSW

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Kiama

1 to 6

label $899

2k

3-day Photography Tour: Birubi Beach, NSW

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Anna Bay

1 to 6

label $899

2k

Smartphone Photography Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Comes to you

7 to 10

label $114

5.1 (25)

2k

Smartphone Photography Course

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Brisbane City

1 to 8

label $80 - $99

5.0 (2)

2k

Night Photography Course

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Kangaroo Point

1 to 8

label $80 - $99

5.0 (1)

2k

Day DSLR Photography Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Brisbane City

1 to 8

label $80 - $99

4.0 (1)

2k

Day & Night Photography Course

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Brisbane City

1 to 8

label $170 - $199

2k

Day & Night Photography Course

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Adelaide

1 to 8

label $170 - $199

2k

Smartphone Photography Course

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Adelaide

1 to 8

label $80 - $99

2k

Day DSLR Photography Course

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Adelaide

1 to 8

label $80 - $99

2k

Night Photography Course

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Adelaide

1 to 8

label $80 - $99

2k




PROFILE

Alfonso is a professional photographer based in Sydney, Australia. Over the past 20 years, Alfonso has photographed everyone from politicians to artists and everything from exquisite food to amazing landscapes.

Alfonso is the recipient of numerous photographic awards, and his Sydney Photography Tours has a perfect 5 star rating on Tripadvisor with 170+ reviews.

Alfonso graduated from the Sydney Institute of Technology with an Associate Diploma in Photography in 2001 and has been professionally photographing food, portraits, landscapes and travel subjects ever since.

He is multi-lingual and brings his language skills to local and overseas photography tours with his fluency in Spanish, Japanese, English and Tagalog/Filipino.



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REVIEWS

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5

• Sep 2019

Smartphone Photography Class


I found out teacher today has demonstrated solid experience and knowledge about photography. The topic for today is well covered and articulated clearly in details. We have been encouraged to take the chance to practice the skills being learnt and it is helpful to remember and digest. Great experience!
5

• Sep 2019

Smartphone Photography Course


Class was wonderful, teacher really great & extremely good instructions and examples. Would recommend him highly.
5

• Sep 2019

Smartphone Photography Course


We learned a lot and Nikki was fantastic. The day was well organised & it as great to finish in the botanic gardens.
5

• Sep 2019

Smartphone Photography Course


Chris was great. It was a really fun learning experience. I think it has opened a new door for both of us!!

Thanks again!
5

• May 2019

Day and Night Photography Class


Alfonso is very friendly and professional teacher with many tips of techniques. The class is fun with small group of friends. This course is definitely worth for you to update your skills even you are beginner. Love this course!
4

• Aug 2019

Day DSLR Photography Class


Nicole was fantastic. Very knowledgeable. Very good and relevant examples. Gave generously of her time
5

• Aug 2019

Smartphone Photography Course


I loved the 3 hour smartphone photography class led by Alfonso.
He is an engaged and knowledgeable teacher who was able to keep me and the other students fascinated throughout the afternoon. We were a diverse group and Alfonso's charm and wit, combined with his technical understanding of photography allowed for an interactive afternoon of learning and laughter.

I highly recommend this course led by Alfonso for anyone like me who used their smartphone camera all the time without understanding basic elements of photography
5

• Aug 2019

Smartphone Photography Course


We enjoyed having a few hours of photography iPhone tuition and editing in Snapseed with Alfonso. We will make good use of his tips to enhance our travel photos.

Photography workshop review by Wendy Stainlay Sydney
5

• Aug 2019

Smartphone Photography Course


This was a very informative and relaxed class where we learned loads of interesting and practical iPhone photography skills.

Nikki was really patient and encouraging. She set achievable challenges and gave loads of useful advice!! Thanks so much.
5

• Aug 2019

Smartphone Photography Course


Excellent class great teacher and patient with an absolute beginner like me ... thanks very much Alfonso
5

• Jul 2019

Beginner DSLR / Hybrid Photography Course


Alfonso was a wonderful teacher and my partner and I thoroughly enjoyed the course. We're already booked in for the night photography course and can't wait to enjoy another of Alfonso's classes.

I learnt some really great, simple, and quick tips that improved my photography immediately. I feel like I've got so many more tools to shoot better and do all the things I wanted to do with my camera. I have a Canon 750D so entry level DSLR but I enjoy photography when I travel. Alfonso has given me much more confidence in being able to shoot great holiday pics and use all the functions on my camera.

It was also a really great, fun way to spend the afternoon. Would absolutely recommend this to everyone!
4

• Jul 2019

Smartphone Photography Course (Fremantle, WA)


I really enjoyed learning smart phone photography techniques from Peter our teacher, an excellent award winning photographer. I have used Snapseed before so wasn't a complete beginner. In some ways I would have loved more information on a deeper level of Snapseed editing but this course is perfect for beginners who are looking at bringing life, edge and style to their photography.
5

• Jun 2019

Smartphone Photography Course


Really good class. Learnt a lot of new techniques and tips that will be really useful in the future. Great location and really convenient.
5

• Jun 2019

Smartphone Photography Course


Excellent course , great to get the best from your smartphone camera. Alfonso is a great teacher who makes sure you cover what you would like to know.
5

• Jun 2019

Smartphone Photography Course


It was an enjoyable day, and I learned a few handy tips that I can use
4

• Jun 2019

Night Photography Short Course


I had a wonderful night and took some great photos. Alfonso was very personable and it was easy to ask questions. His teaching was very much to each individual, rather than general teaching to the whole group. I was expecting a little more guidance on the composition of photos, but still got some great shots!

Photography workshop review by Anton Marquez
5

• Jun 2019

Smartphone Photography Course


Had a Great time during My Ifone photography course with Alfonso in the Rocks ..
Alfonso Was a Great teacher ,very professional ,Kind and approachable.he has So much experience and Was a wealth of information in teaching us the BASIC tricks of photography with My Ifone.
The Rocks is such a Brilliant venue .
The group Was small and that made it easy to interact with Alfonso.
Great time of. The Day to be doing that course for the light .
Over All a Great course I choose amongst many others and as a bday present from My best Friend
Both Ian and Alfonso responded straight away when I contacted them and were very accomodating when I had to changes dates .thank you again .Awesome course and day .

Smartphone Photography Course review by Nathalie Suarjaya
5

• Jun 2019

Smartphone Photography Course


Fantastic course & I learnt a lot. Alfonso was brilliant & patient & even arranged a fabulous sunset! I would recommend this course to anyone - really great value for money - thank you Alfonso!

Smartphone Photography Course review by Sheila Trotman Sydney
5

• May 2019

Day & Night DSLR Photography Class (Fremantle, WA)


I thoroughly enjoyed the day and night photography sessions. Peter took us through a hands on, practical exploration of using our cameras in a variety of interesting settings. I can now use my camera in a whole new way... adapting to varying conditions and producing effects that has opened up a whole new world.
5

• May 2019

Private Photography Course (All Cities)


Alfonso is an excellent teacher! He took me through the manual settings of my DSLR, gave me equipment suggestions, showed me how to use Lightroom to edit photos, and gave me some great tips for how to conduct a successful shoot. Would recommend this class to anyone who wants to learn specific skills or wants to become more familiar with your camera and get a bit of photography confidence!
5

• May 2019

Private Photography Course (All Cities)


Chris Jones was such a great teacher! He definitely knows his stuff, and has a fantastic bedside manner.
I'm so pleased with this purchase; my partner and I might look to use Chris's services again in future.
Perfect for all skill levels.
Chris's own portfolio is a testament to his skill as a photographer, but engaging with him , you realise he's a fantastic teacher and personable individual as well.
Thanks!

5

• May 2019

Smartphone Photography Course


We were very pleased with the course and our teacher. Chris was friendly, patient and knowledgeable. The course covered both general artistic improvement and , for me, showed me the capabilities of the latest smart phone technology
As I am hiking for a couple of months in Europe in a few weeks it convinced me that a phone is all that is required to capture my journey
I recommend it to beginners and experienced DSRL photographers
Many thanks
Martin
5

• May 2019

Smartphone Photography Course


Fantastic introduction to the basics. Our teacher Chris was engaging, interesting and full of great tips and tricks to help maximize the iPhone camera at our fingertips. It was also a brilliant way to explore a gorgeous part of Sydney - would highly recommend for the newbie photo buff in all of us ✌

Smartphone Photography Course review by Kirsteen Fisscher
5

• May 2019

Smartphone Photography Course


My daughter and I really enjoyed the course. Chris was great and very informative and it was really lovely to walk around The Rocks and see and photo some of the history of the area.

Photography workshop review by Victoria Morish Sydney
5

• Apr 2019

Night Photography Course


Really informative and the location was beautiful!! Nikky was so friendly and was great to hear about her experience in the field and knowledge. Would recommend to all.
5

• Apr 2019

Night Photography Short Course


Venue was perfect compliment to an extremely knowledgeable teacher. Alonso has an awesome ability to keep it simple whilst achieving maximum results. Money well spent and highly recommend! I'll be back
5

• Apr 2019

Day and Night Photography Class


Great teacher and outstanding location photographing around The Rocks. The day class covered a lot of technical material and evening was more experimentation. Both well worth doing.
4

• Mar 2019

Beginner DSLR / Hybrid Photography Course


Our Teacher was Chris, not Alfonso.

I felt that the lesson could be structured a little better. He started off talking about P mode on the camera, we went off to take some photo's and then only after that did he teach us more fundamentals such as how to hold the camera and to ensure our lens was clean.

I learnt a lot about the technical aspects of photography (iso, aperture, shutter speed) but not so much about composition.
5

• Mar 2019

Beginner DSLR / Hybrid Photography Course


Loved the day even with a few rain showers Alfonso Kept us busy and dry even though we were out doors. He is an expert and taught us how to get the best out of our camera and our shots. Highly recommended for all levels. I am a beginner and I learnt so much. There were 6 of us and he explains everything clearly and helped everyone. Don't miss his classes they are a must. Thank you Alfonso for dropping my friend and I off on your way home, so much appreciated on a rainy evening.
5

• Mar 2019

Smartphone Photography Course


I learnt so much about the camera features on the smartphone and different ways of editing pictures. So glad I did the class.
5

• Feb 2019

Beginner DSLR / Hybrid Photography Course


It was a very good course. I learned quite a lot of things from Alfonso. I felt confident controlling the camera after I've been to the course. I'll definitely recommended this course to anyone.
5

• Feb 2019

Smartphone Photography Course


I throughly enjoyed this course, Alfonso was great. He covered everything from perspective, lighting and angles. He showed us how to adjust our pictures to achieve the best results. I would highly recommend this course and I will be doing a few more in the future.

Smartphone Photography Course review by Tessa Albanis
5

• Feb 2019

Night Photography Short Course


Alfonso went out of his way to accomodate me, great tuition and insight. Would highly recommend his services
5

• Feb 2019

Smartphone Photography Course


I bought this for my father for a gift and he loved it. The instructor, location and class material were all amazing and he hasn't stopped talking about it. Definitely recommend.
4

• Feb 2019

Smartphone Photography Course


Chris was very helpful with iPhone photography but the invitation for the course indicated that it was for camera not iphone. We had 2 Samsung owners and 1 Sony so we were not all on the same page. No instructions at all for camera photography during the course. Location good and lots of opportunities to use Snapseed and learn it.

Photography workshop review by Margaret Griffin Sydney
4

• Feb 2019

Smartphone Photography Course


Teacher did really well considering there were so many different phone types among the participants.
Venue was fun and tip sheet was good except not entirely relevant to my phone.
I did gain some basic knowledge to help on my journey to find out how to take better photos with my smartphone.
Suggest in future that it would be useful to have separate classes for Android/Samsung and iPhone.
4

• Jan 2019

Night Photography Short Course


Alfonso was attentive and made sure each of us received tips on the various settings. Easy walk to 3 nearby locations to try shots at sunset, bright night lights and different effects. We had our own tripods, however, mine had a problem and I borrowed one of his spares.
5

• Jan 2019

Beginner DSLR / Hybrid Photography Course


Fantastic course, Very knowledgeable teacher, useful information explained simply, well worth the money for time
5

• Jan 2019

Night Photography Short Course


I thoroughly enjoyed my class with Alfonso and feel that I came away from it with a much improved knowledge on taking photos at night.
5

• Dec 2018

Beginner DSLR / Hybrid Photography Course


Very informative and Alfonso structured the course exactly to what my needs were. He talked to through everything and made sure I understood and grasped the concept before putting it into practice which was great. We were fortunate enough to have all kinds of weather which was great for experimenting with different techniques, especially using the manual setting.
Great time, very informative, great value for money, I would highly recommend Alfonso to anyone looking to learn about photography.
5

• Dec 2018

Night Photography Short Course


I was very fortunate to have a one to one night photography course with Alfonso.
He was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and patient. In 2 hours I learned so much about camera settings, composition, understanding light conditions among lots of other skills. The course was not expensive and gave me real value for money.
This course has really set me up to go out and practice my long exposure photography with confidence, really happy with my light trails shots.
Thank you Alfonso, great course!
Martin
Instagram @shootandspin

Photography workshop review by Martin Comerford
5

• Dec 2018

Beginner DSLR / Hybrid Photography Course


Alfonso was a great teacher he showed us practical tips which built upon each other. He didn’t let some rain stop him from giving us a great class either. Would check out another of Alfonso’s classes for sure.

Photography workshop review by Peter Petrovski Sydney
5

• Dec 2018

Smartphone Photography Course


This class was beyond expectations. Our guide Chris (who filled in for Alfonso) was fantastic. He was easy to follow and a great combination of what we were doing and how to do it and then actually putting it into practice. Chris made sure that we then knew what we were doing after we had left.
I was surprised with how much I can do with the smartphone (did you know you can make buildings look straight?- to know more do the course!) as well as editing on the go- so quick and fun. Already I am making use of what I have learnt.
It was a practical coarse as well as really lovely wondering around The Rocks and seeing it through a photographers eye.
A great afternoon.
Thank you

Smartphone Photography Course review by Katherine Beaumont
4

• Nov 2018

Private Photography Course (All Cities)


Chris was my tutor. He was knowledgeable, friendly and informative. I was a little disappointed that the weather turned bad but this gave us an opportunity to sit down and talk about camera settings. I learnt things about my camera that I didn't know about. All in all it was a great 3 hours and I would rebook next time I visit Sydney. Thanks Chris.

Photography workshop review by Lyn Hutchins Sydney
5

• Oct 2018

Smartphone Photography Course


One of the best time and money investments I've made in a while! Alfonso is both knowledgable in his trade and great at teaching - a combination that very few people can master. His insights have served me well since the class and the handout he provided is SO helpful! Can't recommend this class enough - if you're thinking about it, do it! You won't regret it!
5

• Nov 2018

Smartphone Photography Course


My smartphone photography knowledge has definitely increased drastically. Thank you for all the tips Chris, I now know what to do with all the camera functions, feel like having a brand new phone again.

Photography workshop review by Lily Widodo
5

• Oct 2018

Smartphone Photography Course


An enjoyable & informative few hours... Alfonso is an experienced instructor & I picked up a few good tips on editing!

Smartphone Photography Course review by Vilas Hirani
5

• Oct 2018

Smartphone Photography Course


This course was engaging and lots of fun. Alfonso was a very good teacher and explained things in an easy to understand way.

He set interesting challenges to illustrate his points and we edited photos on site - which was great. He took us to outstanding locations where we practiced what we had learnt.

A thoroughly enjoyable learning experience and I think my photos have really improved as a result.

Photography workshop review by Maria Shaw Sydney
5

• Sep 2018

Night Photography Short Course


We had a small group and Chris, the instructor, spent a few minutes asking everyone our level of experience and familiarity with our cameras so he could introduce us to the best way to use them and the light at night.
Having learnt to take photos in the days of film Chris showed me how digital cameras have added new abilities to taking pictures that allow someone to make the best of low light and sunsets.
Our time featured photos around the Rocks, Circular Quay and the Opera House including how to take wide outside shots, up close interiors and long exposures in conditions that would seem far too dark to get a good shot.
Chris was a great teacher and provided lots of practical hints and tips as we went along and a business card cheat sheet to help remember what we were learning. As a professional photographer, his knowledge was extensive and he easily translated that into ways that non-pros could use.
I went with another family member and we both rated it as excellent and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to improve their night photography skills.
4

• Sep 2018

Night Photography Short Course


The class was very good value for money. Alfonso didn’t take the class but Chris was good. The venue was really good and the course help me to consolidate a lot of what I had learnt. I learnt how to use my tripod better and it help me understand my manual functions and camera settings better. Thank you

Photography workshop review by Yvette
5

• Sep 2018

Private Photography Course (All Cities)


I enjoyed the lesson conducted by Chris Jones. I have no prior training in photography or art and so it was fascinating for me to learn from Chris about the way a photo should be composed and what I should look out for. Chris was patient in his explanation and made the lesson interesting and stressless.
5

• Sep 2018

Smartphone Photography Course


Great class. Alfonso knew his stuff and made the teachings enjoyable. Well paced and easy enough to follow. Really enjoyed exploring my local area looking through a different lens.

Photography workshop review by Jemma Carlisle
5

• Aug 2018

Beginner DSLR / Hybrid Photography Course


It was amazing, I learned so much about my own camera, learned about photo composition, controlling ISO, aperture , and shutter speed it was so good, and walking around the Rocks it was so good, recommended definitely.
so many tips!! especial learn so much about my own camera !!!!!
Thank so much Alfonso and Chris!!
5

• Aug 2018

Smartphone Photography Course


Alfonso is an excellent teacher. I see images from a different perspective now. Thank you for opening up our minds with new skills from behind the camera.
5

• Aug 2018

Private Photography Course (All Cities)


Excellent teacher and mentor spent the time to understand my son 16yrs old his current level and what he wanted to achieve in the session. Highly recommend his services.

Private Photography Course (All Cities) review by Sam
5

• Aug 2018

Smartphone Photography Course


Excellent, Alfonso was a great teacher, with a lot of technical knowledge and some unexpected insights on the history of the Rocks, making it really worth doing. I recommend this to anyone who wants to increase their knowledge
5

• Jul 2018

Night Photography Short Course


Alfonso was very friendly and attentive. He gave us a basic setting and then asked us to experiment with a stop either way to learn the difference. His experience obviously helped to achieve the excellent results we achieved. Even introducing “tricks” to create artistic appeal.
Knowledge of ideal locations made for a great evening
5

• Jun 2018

Smartphone Photography Course


Alfonso is a consummate professional who's expertise in his field shows through in this class. I'm a qualified trainer and can therefore make for a tough student ... but the way the course was structured and delivered was fun and informative ... which meant we learnt a lot!!! Worth every cent.
5

• Jun 2018

Night Photography Short Course


Was a perfect introductory class for amateur photographers! Very informative! Got some amazing shots! Thankyou so much for squeezing us in!


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