Alfonso's Photography Tours, photography teacher

Alfonso's Photography Tours

Alfonso's Photography Tours

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local_activity classes: Smartphone PhotographyDSLR PhotographyPhotography

4.9 (425)
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Alfonso's Photography tours was founded by Alfonso Calero, a multi-award winning photographer with over 20 years' experience. He's recruited some of Australia's best photographers and teachers to provide you with informative, fun and inspiring photography experiences.

Alfonso's team provides regular photography classes where you can gain some new skills and knowledge, discover your artistic style, and also discover (or rediscover) Australia's beautiful cities. They also provide custom photography courses on request.






Classes


Smartphone Photography Class

5.0 (117)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on The Rocks

1 to 10

label $90 - $109

Beginner DSLR / Hybrid Photography Course

4.9 (43)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on The Rocks

1 to 8

label $90 - $109

Day and Night Photography Class

5.0 (8)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on The Rocks

1 to 8

label $170 - $199

Night Photography Short Course

4.8 (21)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on The Rocks

1 to 8

label $90 - $109

Private Photography Class

5.0 (19)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Comes to you

1 to 10

label $299 - $798 per group

Smartphone Night Photography Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on The Rocks

2 to 8

label $85 - $95

Smartphone Photography Class for Corporate Events

date_range Your choice of time

location_on The Rocks

11 to 30

label $50

Uluru Travel Photography Course

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Tanami East

1 to 12

label $4,500 - $5,500

Smartphone Photography Class - Perth City

4.8 (12)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Perth

1 to 10

label $85 - $109

Smartphone Photography Course (Fremantle, WA)

4.7 (19)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Fremantle

1 to 10

label $85 - $109

Day DSLR Photography Course (Perth City)

5.0 (2)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Perth

1 to 10

label $90 - $109

Night Photography Course (Perth City)

5.0 (1)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Perth

1 to 10

label $90 - $109

Night Photography Course (Fremantle, WA)

5.0 (3)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Fremantle

1 to 10

label $85 - $109

DSLR Day Photography Class (Fremantle, WA)

5.0 (6)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Fremantle

1 to 10

label $85 - $109

Day and Night DSLR Photography Class - Fremantle

5.0 (1)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Fremantle

1 to 10

label $170 - $199

Day and Night Photography Class (Perth City)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Perth

1 to 10

label $170 - $199

Private Photography Workshop

5.0 (3)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Comes to you

1 to 10

label $299 - $798 per group

Smartphone Photography Class

4.9 (39)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Melbourne

1 to 10

label $85 - $109

Day Photography Class

4.9 (16)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Melbourne

1 to 10

label $85 - $109

Night Photography Course

5.0 (2)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Melbourne

1 to 10

label $80 - $99

Night and Day Photography Course

4.5 (2)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Melbourne

1 to 10

label $170 - $199

Private Photography Workshop

5.0 (1)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Comes to you

1 to 10

label $299 - $798 per group

Smartphone Photography Course

4.9 (45)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Brisbane City

1 to 10

label $85 - $109

Night Photography Course

5.0 (3)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Kangaroo Point

1 to 10

label $85 - $109

Day DSLR Photography Class

4.5 (2)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Brisbane City

1 to 10

label $90 - $109

Day and Night Photography Course

4.0 (1)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Brisbane City

1 to 10

label $170 - $199

Private Photography Workshop

4.5 (2)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Comes to you

1 to 10

label $299 - $798 per group

Day DSLR Photography Course

4.8 (12)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Adelaide

1 to 10

label $85 - $109

Smartphone Photography Course

4.7 (18)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Adelaide

1 to 10

label $85 - $109

Day and Night Photography Course

5.0 (3)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Adelaide

1 to 10

label $170 - $199

Night Photography Course

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Adelaide

1 to 10

label $85 - $109

Private Photography Class

5.0 (1)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Comes to you

1 to 10

label $299 - $798 per group

Learn Smartphone Photography: Sydney Harbour

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

1 to 100

label $99 - $999 per group





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Reviews

(425)


Mary Vandenbroek Apr 2024


Luke David was excellent and class very informative. I would highly recommend and Luke was generous with his time

Abby Jandro Apr 2024


I bought my mum and I this class for Mother's Day. We had a wonderful time and learned much more than we thought we would about our phones' capabilities. Peter was a lot of fun and a great teacher!

Manuela Cave Apr 2024


Thanks to Claire for her patience and her knowledge during the photography lesson I learned a lot and enjoyed the city and the photos we took.thanks again

Chris McAuley Mar 2024


We had a great time in this friendly informal class, particularly learning to use a fabulous iPhone photo editing app.

Julie Zajer Mar 2024


Clare was incredible and the backdrop of Elizabeth Quay made for an amazing day.
I can’t speak more highly of Clare and her tips and tricks, I took so many nuggets away from today.

David Carvosso Mar 2024


This class was given to me as a gift. I must admit, I learnt a lot, albeit I didn't know what to expect from the gift I had been given. Claire, our photographer, was very professional, knowledgeable and creative. She was able to assist group members whether they had a Samsung or iPhone and whether they were recent phone camera users or more experienced. Thank you, Claire, I learnt many things I am doing wrong, and the editing program is going to be a great 'homework' exercise to become familiar with all the elements I was shown today.

Julie Rashleigh Mar 2024


Our teacher was Maite and she was absolutely amazing! We were given this ‘ClassBento’ as a Christmas gift so had no idea of what our IPhone was capable of.
We met in the city at Anzac Square and Maite began by giving us an overview of the class and what she would go through.
Maite took us through the tools available on Snapseed and how to apply them in the most simple way for us being novices to photography.
By the end of our class, we were now excited and well equipped to start applying our new found skills to our photo taking.
These should be very useful for our upcoming trip to Europe.
Thank you Maite for a very informative class on photography.

James Tulle Feb 2024


Great course, it provided us something different for a date night. Nikky was really knowledgeable and I feel a lot more confident taking better photos on my smartphone.

Smartphone Photography Course review by James Tulle - Brisbane

Vanessa Aitken Feb 2024

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Luke was very enthusiastic, accommodating and knowledgeable. I learnt heaps about the exposure triad, light and dark contrasts, capturing moving targets, getting the most out of capturing colours, the golden hour and Sun star shots. Now just have to put the time in with appropriate practice!

Colleen & Greg Rallings Feb 2024


Christmas gift from our kids.
Claudia was very relaxed, but fun & knowledgeable.
We will definitely be taking better photos from now on.
We will be more aware of our surrounds & all the great photo opportunities.

Steven Gerken Feb 2024


I come away from the iPhone course with really easy and practical techniques that amplified my ability it to take a great photo. Such an enjoyable experience and the time just went so quick! Tania our tutor was terrific, very engaging, funny and most of all really hands on and helpful with loads of tricks and tips. Highly recommend to anyone who is a beginner or intermediate level with a phone camera :)

Debra King Feb 2024


Great to learn some of the techniques and tricks for taking decent photos. Braeden took us to places that provided plenty of opportunities for showing off our emerging talent! Thanks to my partner for the Xmas present

Jennifer Robins Jan 2024


Super interesting and enjoyable and informative. I look forward to attending another session thanks for a great afternoon

Teacher's response

Thanks Jen for your kind words. I hope you found the camera kit you were looking for.

Kunal Malhotra Jan 2024

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Great class, I really enjoyed it. Alfonso is extremely knowledgeable and has a knack of connecting with beginners through to the more experienced in the same class

Lorraine Christiansen Jan 2024


A Xmas gift certificate ended up as a great afternoon with knowledgeable Nikki guiding us through our IPhone camera features and giving us experienced hints on how to take better photos as well as editing insight.

Jennifer Choong Jan 2024


Useful tips in a short class. I will find it useful to explore more features of my phone when photographing my cats.

Kris Thomsen Jan 2024


Attending this photography class was truly a fantastic experience. Claudia was not only highly knowledgeable but also had excellent communication skills and was incredibly easy to understand. The different venues we visited were perfect for trying out the techniques we'd just learned. The materials provided, such as the e-guide, were comprehensive and I can't wait to spend time going through it after class. In terms of value for money, I believe the experience was excellent. We covered a wide range of topics, including hints and tips on using my own phone, photo composition, exposure, editing, and much more. One of the aspects I liked the most was being able to see the results of our efforts immediately. Overall, it was a fantastic class and I can't wait to put my newfound knowledge into practice!

Teacher's response

Hi Kris
Thankyou for your kind words and feedback.
Warm regards
Alfonso

Annie Ear Jan 2024


Alfonso was a very knowledgeable and patient teacher. He would explain concepts and then give us time to put what we learnt into practice. It was great to be able to learn some tips and tricks to take better photos using the cameras on our phone and how to edit photos in the app we downloaded.

Teacher's response

Hi Annie,
Very nice of you to write a great review greatly appreciated by me and my team.

Dawn Dean Jan 2024


Really enjoyed the smartphone class today. Nikki was knowledgeable and fun, and we went to some interesting places to give us an understanding of lines, portrait, scenes, flowers etc. Thanks Nikki!

Katya Nesterova Jan 2024


Alfonso was a great teacher and was able to give quality feedback to everyone and their photos! The overall course was great, however if you are looking for something more in depth and complex I suggest you look at his other courses for those who are already advanced :) The class went at a nice pace and everyone had time to ask questions if needed. I would recommend this to anyone who would like to learn more about their phone and the way you can edit/enhance your photos!

Teacher's response

Awesome review, thankyou!

Peter Green Dec 2023


Alfonso was extremely knowledgeable and a very nice guy. I thoroughly enjoyed myself while learning some new skills with my iPhone camera and the Snapseed app.

Dee Carlsen Dec 2023


Thanks Nikky for a really enjoyable afternoon. It was great to see different places in Brisbane that you normally don’t get to see , and the little tips and editing ideas will be extremely useful going forward.

Terri Angeles Dec 2023


Teacher was great. Learnt new skills which I've been using ever since.
Highly recommend.

David Rankin Dec 2023


Alfonso is a great teacher, patient, knowledgeable and very helpful. He inspired me to continue to develop my photographic skills. I will definitely be looking at doing more courses with Alfonso.

Kirsty Brookes Dec 2023


We would like to thank Paul for the Photography session. His communication was great prior to meeting him. We had a small session so we had lots of chances to ask questions and learn from Paul. He was able to spend time with each of us and was genuinely interested in how we were going. and if things were making sense. I have definitely learned more about photography and now need to go and put it into practice.

Katie van den Brand Dec 2023


Very informative session, learnt all the functions of my camera and got some great shots around Freo.

Photography class review by Katie van den Brand - Perth

Bob Jones Nov 2023


I had Claire who was wonderful, very patient and gave out some great tips, she was easy to understand

Rich Raymont Nov 2023


The teacher was very friendly and knowledgeable and the subject matter was varied so we got to experience a few different styles of photography. Great as an introduction to getting more from your smartphone.

Grahame Reader Nov 2023


I recently had the pleasure of taking Tania's smartphone photography class in Melbourne, and I must say it was an absolutely delightful experience. Tania's expertise and passion for photography shone through every aspect of the class.

From the very beginning, Tania created a warm and welcoming environment that encouraged creativity. She has an impressive knowledge of smartphone photography techniques and was able to convey complex concepts in a way that was easy to understand. Her teaching style is both engaging and patient, making the learning process enjoyable.

What sets Tania apart is her hands-on approach to teaching. She didn't just tell us about photography; instead, she actively guided each of us through practical exercises some with challenges to complete, providing constructive feedback along the way. This interactive approach not only enhanced my skills but also boosted my confidence in using my smartphone for photography.

Tania took the time to address individual questions and concerns. Her genuine interest in our progress made the class feel personalised and ensured that everyone received the attention they needed.

Thanks to Tania's guidance, I now feel equipped to capture fantastic photos no matter where I am. Her insights have given me a newfound confidence in my smartphone photography skills. The class not only improved my technical abilities but also fostered a deeper appreciation for the art of capturing moments in time.

Overall, I highly recommend Tania's smartphone photography class to anyone looking to enhance their photography skills using a smartphone. Tania's expertise, coupled with her friendly and approachable demeanor, creates a fantastic learning experience that is both informative and enjoyable.

Lesley Smith Nov 2023


Plenty of info and chances to use it. I’m now seeing more through a photographers perspective

Lyall Shapiro Nov 2023


Chris was our instructor.
He was knowledgeable, patient and clear in his explanations and instructions.
He offered insightful and practical tips on effective use of the cameras and to get the most from the scenes. He offered and provided one of his tripods to help us out because one of ours had issues.
It was a 2.5 hr course and there was enough content - different techniques and effects in different locations - to try to keep one interested and engaged but not too much to feel overwhelmed by too many different new things.
We had 5 people in our class which was a good number as Chris was able to give each person the attention they required.
We learnt some really cool new techniques and are keen to go and try these out!
This was a very enjoyable and valuable experience and we will certainly be recommending it.
Thank you Chris!

Fynn Mueller Nov 2023


Claire really tailored our tour to our interests. She was enthusiastic and helped us learn how to use our cameras and gave us some really useful tips. My son and I really enjoyed the tour
Thanks

Bruce Hobson Oct 2023


Claudia’s personality, knowledge and teaching skills made the course very enjoyable. I recommend this course.

Amit Saxena Oct 2023


Belle led this workshop for us . She understood our existing skill level to start at the place thats most desirable. We walked around various places within the city. She had a crisp plan for these locations. She shared her experiences while walking around and pointing at things and ways how a certain picture could be made interesting.
Overall an interesting sesssion. She is open to share her learning, friendly and flexible to our requirements

Sam Brown Oct 2023


Great family day out! Our teacher Paul was knowledgable but relatable and easy to deal with. We had two teenagers, two 40 year olds and a couple of grandmas but he adapted for each of us and we got some great photos! Highly recommend

Sanna Suikkanen Oct 2023


Belle is very informative and friendly. She was all the time encouraging us to ask questions and tell her what we wanted out of the afternoon. I learned a lot and the lesson gave me a whole new perspective to street photography. I now know what and where to look for interesting things to photograph. 5 stars!

Naomi Dixon Oct 2023


The setting was great in four different locations in the city centre. The leader was friendly and informative and she encouraged questions and made sure we all had feedback. The instructions were easy to follow and very useful.
The group size was perfect, just the four of us.
We learnt a lot of useful skills to improve our phone photography and have enjoyed using these skills already. Thanks

Patsy Oct 2023


The teacher was amazing and had very clear, simple instructions.

I light every aspect, particularly setting up the contrast before taking the photo.

I considered myself a good mobile phone photographer but this has absolutely taken me to the next level.

Andrea Webb Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Teacher was very experienced and helped everyone individually. Location was perfect to trial our photography for travel!

Leo Malagueno Oct 2023


It was Great, can't fault Alfonso da kabayan, been Smartphone beginner and advance, DSLR beginner Day/ Night at Melbourne.
It was great, and highly recommended, so I also enroll my kids,

They were so happy and got a new knowledge on how to take photos.

Louise Nelson Oct 2023

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Alfonso is friendly and a great teacher. His passion for photography is contagious! I feel confident using my DSLR, now knowing the fundamentals. If you want a great day out and learn to take great photos this is the class for you.

Ashley Koch Oct 2023


Braedan was very helpful teaching us about the different modes and how they work. Very enjoyable tour

Ian Martin Bamford Sep 2023


Braedan was an excellent teacher. He is very knowledgeable and very easy going. He made it so easy to understand how to use our camera out of Automatic mode. Enjoy the time learning from him. Thanks.

Bradley Bamford Sep 2023


Braeden was great very helpful and extremely approachable, not to mention a wealth of knowledge

Jung Lin Sep 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Teacher is nice and patient. I learn a lot of new skills for snapseed and cheat sheet. It is a nice tour around The Rocks.

Shelley Mino Sep 2023


Claudia was great, we learnt a lot, all very interesting and helpfull. The Anzac square was an excellent venue

Smartphone Photography Course review by Shelley Mino - Brisbane

Triana Sep 2023


I really enjoyed this course. Paul was very clear with his explanations and very patient answering all our questions. He has some very useful props for us to test different photo techniques and even posed as our model so we could take some portraits.
He also took us to some really nice spots with views of the city that I didn’t know about, and we could take some really nice shots.
I think it’s an amazing course for a beginner such as myself, and it’s full of information. I had tried some online photography courses in the past but then found myself overwhelmed when trying to take a photo on my own. This experience was exactly what I needed since Paul was right there as I practised to answer my questions and help me choose the correct settings.
I definitely feel more confident now! Thanks Paul

Night and Day Photography Course review by Triana - Melbourne

Trudy Campbell Sep 2023


Claudia was amazing and new her stuff. It was a great course. I would recommend to others

Jenny Massey Sep 2023


Fun class offering some great ideas. Peter encouraged and gave positive feedback along the way. More focus on iPhone capability but a guest Samsung user was very helpful.

Cecelia Gzell Sep 2023


Excellent locations and very good instruction. Highly recommended. My work colleagues are considering taking a class too

Rowyn Pepper Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Super helpful, informative and enjoyable, the walk around the area was an added bonus with all the history.

Charmaine Jia Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Alfonso is a knowledgeable and passionate photographer. Under his guidance, I not only acquired valuable skills but also discovered new ways of seeing and appreciating the beauty around me. If you're seeking to enhance your photography prowess while exploring the historic beauty of Sydney Rocks, this class is an absolute must. Prepare to be inspired, enlightened, and amazed at the creative potential of your smartphone camera.

Sarah-Jane Spencer Aug 2023


Superb way to spend an afternoon in Sydney. Alfonso was wonderful. Thank you s-J

Yue Wu Aug 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Alfonso was such a great guide and we enjoyed the class very much. So many tips and tricks

Anonymised ClassBento student Aug 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended


This is a terrific course, would highly recommend if your want to know how to get better photos from your phone

Kerri Smith Aug 2023


Easy communication and reminders for course. Nikky was fantastic through out. Remained calm with unexpected challenges. Provided clear instructions and helpful tips. Encouraging and patient. Definitely recommend to get the most out of your phone. Looking forward to taking fabulous photos in the US next month.

Smartphone Photography Course review by Kerri Smith - Brisbane

Philippa Malone Aug 2023


Our teacher was very friendly and I enjoyed the couple of hours we had together.
I felt I learnt enough to use the camera on my phone more effectively and was pleased to know how to edit my shots.
The class was fun and informative.
Pip

John Uri Aug 2023

22 ClassBento workshops attended • 20 reviews


Nikky was great and helpful with our questions of how to make professional photos and all the hints on the SnapSeed App.
Have took photos and played around with SnapSeed which it has given me confidence to make professional photos with my iPhone.

Very happy of knowing how to use my iPhone to make great photos.

Photography class review by John Uri - Brisbane

Elspeth Crosby Jul 2023

50 ClassBento workshops attended • 50 reviews


Alfonso was an excellent teacher and I am very pleased with how much I learned. I would definitely recommend this class. Thanks again.

Teacher's response

It was a pleasure to teach you and help you on your personal project.

Dianne Walsh Jul 2023


A worthwhile course and teacher Cindy was excellent. Learned lots and plenty to think about when taking photos.

Cathy Reeves Jul 2023


Claudia was very personable, friendly and knowledgeable.
Thoroughly enjoyed the course.
Highly recommend. Thank you.

Chris Lawford Jul 2023


Great class, full of information and practical tips on both taking photos and editing. Highly recommended.

Ruth Holliday Jul 2023


Claudia was very friendly and helpful. Locations were interesting and beautiful parts of Brisbane - well chosen.

Briony Lee Jul 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Alfonso was an amazing teacher who taught me a lot about the settings for different types of camera shots. It was a really fun experience that took us to some great locations around the Rocks. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about photography composition and manual settings.

Irwin Kim Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Belle was an excellent guide. I learnt lots during the day and looking forward to putting these new tools into practice!

Maliha Rahman Jun 2023


Great introduction to some of the technical parts of photography and learning how to use your camera in different circumstances. As a beginner, I learned a lot and felt more confident to test out the functions on my camera. There are also some lovely locations throughout the Rocks.

Photography class review by Maliha Rahman - Sydney

Rachael Mamo Jun 2023


Belle was incredible kind, helpful and easy going. Not only did we learn, but it was fun and she also followed up with some useful tips and advice.

Smartphone Photography Class review by Rachael Mamo - Melbourne

Karl Donaghey May 2023


Paul, our teacher was an absolute delight with nothing being an issue. He treated each student with respect and patience, gave clear instruction individually. The locations were well thought out. I could not fault the course at all and came away "a happy little vegemite". The opportunity to photograph light painting and fireworks was unexpected and most enjoyable. My aim was to get more familiar with my camera and I am now a lot more confident in what I can achieve. Your pricing is on the mark and value for money. My granddaughter and I had a ball.
Thank you, Karl Boening.

Photography class review by Karl Donaghey - Melbourne

Keerthi Prasad May 2023


Paul was an excellent teacher. He was patient in answering all sorts of questions. Paid attention to the detail to explain the technique in a way one can understand easily.

Rachel Arthur May 2023

27 ClassBento workshops attended


Chris was wonderful! I’m an absolute beginner and I feel so grateful to have had such a kind, patient, encouraging teacher who was happy to take me through the basics and didn’t make me feel like an idiot. By the end of the class I had a better idea of how to troubleshoot some of the difficulties I was having and I’d been able to take a couple of photos I was happy with.

As a woman, I’ve previously had negative experiences in classes where male instructors have just started taking photos of me on their cameras without asking my permission which has made me really uncomfortable and made it hard to focus on learning. Chris was completely respectful and even when the kittens we were photographing were climbing on my lap he didn’t so much as point his camera at me. I really appreciated his manner and approach along with his knowledge and can’t recommend him more highly.

Greg Whiffin May 2023


Belle was fantastic in showing all aspects of Iphone photography. Her demeanor made it easy to understand and appreciate her love of photograpy.

Jenny Searle May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Really great afternoon. Learned lots of handy tricks, some blew our minds. Daniel was very helpful and knowledgeable with a good sense of humour.

Suba Surianarayanan May 2023


It is a good course for learning the basics of mobile photography. Basic techniques were covered along with basic editing tools. The teacher demonstrated the techniques with enthusiasm.

Aviva Lowy May 2023


This was such a useful course for anyone who uses a smartphone - and isn't that everyone! Lots of helpful tips on taking better photos and an introduction to a suite of easy-access free graphic tools to enhance and manipulate images for various uses, including instagram and other social media platforms, and making your own personalised electronic messages, such as gift cards.
Chris, who was our teacher, is a professional photographer across the range of commercial work, from food to architecture, so was able to advise on all the participants' particular interests. Apart from the learning, the class was great fun and very friendly.

Smartphone Photography Class review by Aviva Lowy - Sydney

Geri Waud Apr 2023


Thoroughly enjoyed my experience! David was very knowledgeable and helpful and truly loves photography and you can tell he wants everyone else to fall in love with it the way he did! He took the time to walk each of us through our camera technology and was just so thorough and passionate! Would definitely recommend this to friends! I had ZERO knowledge of anything camera related and he walked me through every thing without batting and eyelid or treating me any differently!

Raphael Pham Apr 2023


Paul was a great teacher and certainly knew what he was doing. He went in depth about the technical stuff with plenty of examples and little tasks for us to do. I think it was a great lesson for beginner photographers. It explained at the complex camera things like iso, aperture, shutter speed etc. Everything you'd need to take pictures in any circumstances. The lesson was plentiful and Paul was happy to go overtime to teach the final lesson.

A truly wonderful lesson packed full of valuable information for any beginner photographer. I recommend lesson this for any beginner photographer.

Aakansha Bhargava Apr 2023


Chris gave us a lot of insight into the world of photography. He showed us techniques which are very useful in practical world. Can't wait to learn more about photography

Panagiotis Nentzos Apr 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Very interesting and informative class, I've learnt a lot of things about using my phone to take great photos! And we also did a nice tour of the rocks as well and the surrounding area.

Shen Wong Apr 2023


Terrific course and location - the combination of the photo instruction and history tour was excellent. A great afternoon despite the rain. Recommended.

Marilyn R Apr 2023


Really enjoyed our photography experience with Tamara.
Tamara was very enthusiastic and passionate about photography and very sharing, well organised and presented extremely well, very informative and clear explanations. Attentive to our individual needs.
Learnt so much from this interactive session in the enchanting historic Rocks area. Had so much fun and came away with lots of new skills. Would highly recommend to others.
Thank you very much Tamara for a such a sensational experience.

Photography class review by Marilyn R - Sydney

Kate Bylund Mar 2023


I really enjoyed this course. Peter made it really interesting and I learned a lot. Highly recommended.

Christopher Goodrich Mar 2023


During my time, I was able to gain valuable hands-on experience that I found to be incredibly rewarding. My experience allowed me to develop a deeper understanding, and I could apply what I learned in a practical setting. The skills I acquired during this experience have proven incredibly useful. I am grateful for the opportunity to have this experience and highly recommend it to anyone interested.

Day and Night Photography Course review by Christopher Goodrich - Adelaide

Natalie Smith Mar 2023

91 ClassBento workshops attended • 38 reviews


My teacher is a really nice person all I want at this stage is sit and talk about cameras and how to use the computer with them and he gets that and gets me

Private Photography Workshop review by Natalie Smith - Perth

June Ho Mar 2023


Claudia was such a fabulous teacher - very friendly and professional. She explained theory well, gave us tons of practical tips and everyone finished feeling much more knowledgeable. Thank you Alfonso and Claudia!

Graeme Armstrong Mar 2023


Peter was an excellent teacher.
He keeps it simple and informative but also gives heap of handy hints to take the best photos .
Would highly recommend

Stephanie Tan Mar 2023


The photography class exceeded my expectations. I thought i knew my phone but I sure realised I didn't after doing the course. I look forward to elevating my photos to the next level. Bonus was the video editing and apps.

Photography class review by Stephanie Tan - Sydney

Kelly Peterson Feb 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I was expecting to sit in a classroom for this course Nope! We met in The Rocks and immediately started walking around, while learning. We learned technical details of our DSLRs as well as tips for for taking better pictures. Really enjoyed Alfonso (the instructor) and it was fun working with the other people in the class.

Rob Christie Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Peter was very approachable and informative. I learnt so much from him as to the capabilities of my smart phone with taking pictures. Fremantle is an awesome spot for this type of course having such a diverse range of interests for photographers.

Mike Yates Feb 2023


Very instructive and great interpersonal skills. We learnt both how to take good photos and how to manipulate them subsequently. First class!

Joanne McPhee Feb 2023


Alfonso was very knowledgeable, great course to be practically apply new knowledge and get feedback straight away . Good pace, great tips and hack sheets to take away with you as well.

Dave Gooding Feb 2023


This was a wonderful session with Alfonso focusing on a seascape at sunrise. It was my first foray into shooting exclusively on manual settings with lots of insights into composition and adapting to rapidly changing light conditions. Alfonso then followed up with post shoot editing in Light Room.
I've got lots to work on now and will look forward to following up with Alfonso once I've completed my post session editing.

Maxim Nesterov Feb 2023


Alfonso's lesson will leave you feeling much more confident in your smartphone photography and editing skills. He explains everything clearly with well-thought out exercises to consolidate the teaching points he brings up. The pacing is fantastic and the location is great. Highly recommend to do with friends or a partner!

Jacky Cutting Feb 2023


Teacher was very easy to understand and explained things which I could understand.

The teacher didn't overload us with information so now ready to do another course to learn next option on my camera

Natalie Smith Feb 2023

91 ClassBento workshops attended • 38 reviews


Teacher cool easy going no pressure bet passionate about photography you can really tell and he’s such a good patient Person making it easier

Karen Hutton Feb 2023


Talented and helpful teacher.
Great venue in The Rocks!
Learned so much to improve my photos.

Alex Flohr Feb 2023


Alfonso has a great personality and is very knowledgeable. He took the time to get to know a bit about the photography skill level and what I wanted out of the session and tour.
Very willing to help and share his knowledge and skill. Would highly recommend him.
Thank you!

Natalie Smith Jan 2023

91 ClassBento workshops attended • 38 reviews


Easygoing not to technical but kept up the teaching. What a beautiful place to work from on the beach. Teacher is cool and pretty funny enjoyable time. Booked my next one looking forward to that.

Lisa Hamilton Jan 2023


Alfonso was knowledgeable, friendly and accomodating to all questions. We came away from our class with workable tools and assets that we could implement straight away and a renewed passion for this facet of our business and offering. Even if you are just looking to learn for personal use we highly recommend this class!

Christine Ganosis Jan 2023


The teacher was great, friendly & knowledgeable. I also got to discover Melbourne through a new lens

Photography class review by Christine Ganosis - Melbourne

Emily Kitchin Jan 2023


Class was really food - learnt how to use the phone camera so less editing might be required. Learnt a little bit about photography concepts and editing. Was very useful - Thank you Alfonso

Smartphone Photography Class review by Emily Kitchin - Sydney

Priscilla Bustamante Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Calm, helpful, knowledgeable, engaged, clear instructions, friendly
Covered all the elements outlined in course description.

Barbara Hastings Jan 2023

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


You literally cannot go wrong with this delightful photography class! Firstly, Alfonso is the most low-key yet knowledgeable instructor. He absolutely knows his stuff, and REALKY knows how to teach in a way that encourages attendees to do their best. Spending the afternoon taking photos around The Rocks was wonderful-much better than in some stuffy studio! The challenges were bite-sized, and as easy or as difficult as you make them for yourself. He gives you soooo many red out ed to take away that it’s almost impossible to go wrong after the class is over. Highly recommend!

Serena Frost Jan 2023


Alfonso was a fantastic teacher with valuable knowledge and skills. He was also very personable and kept the atmosphere light and enjoyable!

Callum Jan 2023


Alfonso was an amazing teacher. Was able to teach a novice like myself in easy to understand ways.

Carol Le Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great beginners class. Luke was knowledgeable, fun and taught us how to use our camera and what to do when taking photos in different settings.

Heather McNeil Jan 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I am not very fit so was worried about walking around town - but the instructor kept a really gentle pace so the couple of older ladies and I had no problems keeping up. In addition my phone is an Iphone 7+ that was bought nearly 10 years ago but the instructor still showed me how to get the best out of my camera - actually they looked professional - I'm the family photographer now!

Jane Routley Jan 2023


Had lots of fun doing this course. Our tutor Tania was knowledgeable, ethusaistic and clear. I learnt a lot and had great fun doing it.

Ric Bierbaum Jan 2023


Sarah was friendly, informative and very knowledgeable. She paced this session really well and provided us all with opportunities to have our questions answered. Thank you.

Jill Taylor Dec 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


It was a good sesion, with lots to photgraph during Vivid, and some great tips given. Thanks!

Night Photography Short Course review by Jill Taylor - Sydney

Christopher Kelly Dec 2022


Our teacher, Alfonso, was very knowledgeable of smartphone photography. He shared some great insights and was very good at navigating the various queries and developing interest from the group.

Victoria Arfaras Dec 2022


Fantastic! This was a great way to learn how to take good photos and use my iPhone functions properly. The teacher was very knowledgeable and helpful. Would recommend to any photo enthusiasts or anyone that just wants ti take a decent photo.

Sarah Odom Dec 2022


Our first photography class! Covered the basics well and also gave time for additional questions from some of the more advanced attendees. Built in time for review and personal attention. Would definitely recommend!

Smartphone Photography Class review by Sarah Odom - Sydney

Ling Lee Dec 2022

22 ClassBento workshops attended • 21 reviews


Fantastic and enjoyable class with Alfonso on smartphone photography, learnt so much about the different settings and options available on a smartphone camera.

Photography class review by Ling Lee - Sydney

Jessica Peig Dec 2022


Alfonso provided a great workshop on the basics of photography in manual mode. He gave us mini tasks throughout the course to put what we have learnt into practice. Incredibly approachable with any questions you may have.

Daniel Chong Dec 2022


Paul was a great teacher who was passionate about teaching photography and gave me insight into the basics with a lot of help in how to make use of a camera key features such as composition lighting and angles. I highly recommend this course for beginner photographers who want a start in photography basics.

Bryan Khoo Dec 2022


Paul wad a great teacher, very patient for me as a beginner and explained things very clearly

Karen Drieberg Nov 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Sarah’s class was well planned and included interesting locations to focus on different aspects of photo composition. Sarah also showed the group different camera functions on their phones at each place, and we were able to experiment and implement them at our own pace. Exploring Snapseed as an editing app was done in a friendly group environment with plenty of time to experiment with its features.
This class was excellent value for money and catered to all levels of interest.

Kerry Funt Nov 2022


This was a great hands on course, the smart phone camera can do so much once you have be taught . The walk around Sydney was also a highlight

Lucy Spyrou Nov 2022


Alfonso was wonderful, he showed us how to navigate the the Snapseed app. He also explained the principles of photography, and how we can further improve on our mastery skills of taking the pics we love. Beautiful location, the Rocks, Sydney.

Lidia Dokuchaeva Nov 2022


It was a great experience! Paul was very knowledgeable and friendly. Had a great time going around Melbourne taking pictures.

Sharna Black Nov 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Learnt lots, have much better composition and understanding of good smartphone photos since taking the class.

Lianne Cretney-Barnes Nov 2022


Thank you Carlos for an informative and fun afternoon in Perth. We learnt heaps!
Lianne & Ian

Anna Xia Nov 2022

107 ClassBento workshops attended • 105 reviews


We had Luke David as our teacher and he went through a lot of detail from composition to lighting to editing photos all on our phones. We met at the Ormond statue on RMIT campus and then went to the state library followed by the RMIT design school, we took many photos which he critiqued and edited to perfection. Finally he discussed about taking portraits. It was a very enjoyable afternoon, learnt lots.

Photography class review by Anna Xia - Melbourne

Alison Thompson Nov 2022

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


Thank you Luke for sharing your expert knowledge. It was a fun afternoon with lots of creative opportunities and fabulous locations.
Photo of Luke the instructor.

Smartphone Photography Class review by Alison Thompson - Melbourne

Stephen Palucci Nov 2022


Chris was very informative and clearly knew his way around the camera. Whilst I feel as though their is so much more to learn about DSLR photography, I feel as though he helped me better understand the essential which I can use as a platform to improving my skills down the road.

Catherine Stanley Oct 2022


Thoroughly enjoyable course, loved walking through the city and applying the information directly on different subjects in various locations. Nicky was encouraging and helpful to everyone in the group. Highly recommended.

Smartphone Photography Course review by Catherine Stanley - Brisbane

Wendy Arnott Oct 2022


Really enjoyed the smartphone photography class. Nikki was an excellent instructor. She was very approachable and knowledgeable and kept things moving at a good pace.

Gregorina Kalyvaas Oct 2022


Really learned apt about rethinking how photos are taken and great knowledge provided in relation to photoshopping. Thankyou so much. Could have done more than only 2 hours.

Natasha Stewart Oct 2022


I had a great afternoon learning some
new photo editing tricks with Nikky. I will definitely be putting into practice some of these techniques in my future
photos.

Susanne Thanheiser Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Sarah did a great job! At each site she gave an introduction to a certain aspect that we should focus on. She took time for each person, was very supportive and helpful. She has a great sense of humour. I can highly recommend the course.

Smartphone Photography Course review by Susanne Thanheiser - Adelaide

Robyn Oct 2022


Enjoyed the class.As I normally use a camera because I have weakness in left hand the class has given me confidence to use the phone and still get good photos.

Smartphone Photography Course review by Robyn  - Brisbane

Christine Young Oct 2022


Claudia was very patient with a class of mixed experience and various phones.
She was extremely patient with us.

Wendy Wood Oct 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Class was awesome. Carlos was a great teacher and had some amazing tips for improving our photography on our phones.

Photography class review by Wendy Wood - Perth

Chris Cameron Oct 2022


Claudia is a lovely person with a gentle engaging manner. She was very calm and helpful to everyone.
The course was very basic which was good for me as I have always been just a point and press with my phone and edit the photos later. I enjoyed learning how to control factors such as the light at the time of taking the photo and will also find Snapseed very helpful in the future. It’s super easy to use so looking forward to that.
I like taking arty photos so the texture component appealed too and I shall be practicing now to get Rembrandt lighting on my portraits.
Many Thanks to Claudia.

Cherie Moore Oct 2022


Nikki was easy going, friendly and facilitated our learning. She allowed us to interact with others and shared so we could direct our own learning. She provided feedback on our favourites picture and provided examples provide setting us off on a challenge. Loved the day. Thank you.

We covered line, composition, aperture, white light and shutter functions.

Jack Gromer Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great short course. Super informative and clear explanations of how to shoot in manual. Really friendly teacher. Definitely recommend.

Joenie Menkens Oct 2022


We had a great day, our instructor Paul was fantastic! He was prepared to share and explain his love of photography and tips and tricks he has picked up along the way. The course was designed to work well with all phone operating types, our group consisted of iPhone and Google Pixel phones, and he was more than happy to work with both. I found a number of functions and features i didn't know i had with my phone and i was pretty chuffed with the pictures i ended up with. Thanks again to Paul and the rest of the group, a great day!

Howard Croxon Oct 2022


Everything about the class was great. the teacher. Peter, was clear with his information and took the time to show the group how to get the best out of the photo we were taking.
Fremantle was an ideal venue particularly as the weather was very good and there lots of people around and any number of great photo opportunities.
certainly came away feeling the course was good value for money.

Ann McCallum Oct 2022


Friendly and approachable teacher in a beautiful, historic location. A well balanced mixture of theory and practical exercises. Useful for beginners but also those with prior photography experience.

Nicole Walker Oct 2022


A really interesting class held by Paul. He shared lots of tips and tricks that are easily accessible on my smartphone that I never knew about. The class was small so we got personal help and it was held at RMIT city campus which was easy to get to and was an interesting place to explore.

Barbara Clark Oct 2022

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews


Alfonso is a fantastic teacher - he explained the processes to achieving a well composed photo at just the right pace for everyone to understand and keep up.
The locations were perfect and varied so there was always interesting photos to take.
The class was a lot of fun.

Barbara Clark Oct 2022

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews


Alfonso is a fantastic teacher - he explained the processes to achieving a well composed photo at just the right pace for everyone to understand and keep up.
The locations were perfect and varied so there was always interesting photos to take.
The class was a lot of fun.

Uni Mook Sep 2022


I learned what I like to know
Thank you so much for kind explainations

Uni

Photography class review by Uni Mook - Perth

Brenda Sep 2022

62 ClassBento workshops attended • 34 reviews


We just learned a few little tricks with photograph
I hope one day that I'm open to the opportunity of product photograph

Learn Smartphone Photography from Home review by Brenda

Marlene Fegan Sep 2022


Every thing was great. Very informative. Pity my phone doesn’t have a better camera.

Ros Cumming Sep 2022


An enjoyable, informative afternoon, Peter had plenty of knowledge to share, Now I just have to retain the knowledge
Thankyou

Therese Korte Sep 2022


Sarah was an excellent teacherexplained everything wellbalance of demonstration and trying out tools with guidance. Very positive and enjoyable experience. Having Claudia assist was a bonus, providing one on one help as needed.

Nadine Venturato Sep 2022


Had a fantastic day learning and was happy my son came along with me. We both learnt a lot about the basics of the camera and then went on to use that knowledge to take photos of the opera house that evening showing the tribute to Queen Elizabeth.
Thanks for the wonderful learning and looking forward to another trip.

Richard Lamb Sep 2022


Our guide Sarah was a very friendly and informative guide. It was a wonderful day, learning how to utilise the DSLR while walking in the sunshine. By the end of the session, I had confidence to use the camera's fully manual mode and get striking photos. Highly recommended.

Nicole Masterson Sep 2022


Very useful information and I learnt a lot in the time frame. I will definitely recommend it.

Olivia Mansfield Sep 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Brilliant knowledge and super friendly. Took my daughters and they helped us all create amazing pieces we love.

Aaron McAtee Sep 2022


Fantastic teacher who knew her stuff. Took away some very good tips about utilising my camera on our upcoming overseas trip.

Glyn Conlon Sep 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Thoroughly enjoyable.
The Rocks is a great location for photography and Alfonso was very clear with instructions and encouraging. He made the challenges very doable. A great afternoon.

Smartphone Photography Class review by Glyn Conlon - Sydney

Lynne McRae Sep 2022


Loved my afternoon, a
Alfonso was great, learnt a lot! Other participants were a lovely group! Thank you so much!

Josh Bradshaw Sep 2022


This was a great team event, it was good value, lots of fun, and got to explore Sydney taking away memories and new skills.

Photography class review by Josh Bradshaw - Sydney

Elizabeth Harding Aug 2022


Great course for beginners, Alfonso introduced us to camera and composition basics with some gentle challenges that got us using our new skills. Group was small enough to ask questions and get feedback, and discovered some great new shooting spots as a bonus

Catherine Moore Aug 2022


The teacher was great. Took time to enable each of us to find different settings on our phones. Class size of only 3 meant lots of help too

Michelle Barraclough Aug 2022


Had a really great time doing this course and learnt a lot. Looking forward to putting it into practice.

Kirsten Crosby Aug 2022

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


I went with my son who is a beginner. I have some experience. We both got a lot out of the class. Alfonso was really great. Covered a lot of topics, and had time for everyone. Highly recommend.

Manon Gunderson-Briggs Aug 2022


Excellent course for beginners. Alfonso is very knowledgeable and a really great teacher. Highly recommend.

Kay Kilham Aug 2022


Our teacher Luke was very patient and informative. Walking around the top end of Melbourne city we were shown how to familiarize ourselves with aperture and shutter mode, moving to how to use them in manual. The venues were great - RMIT campus, Queen Vic Market and the interior of the State Library. Each venue was an opportunity for Luke to teach us different ways of working in manual mode. This class is definitely worth the time if you are interested in expanding the use of your digital camera. Alfonzo’s ebook on travel photography has great tips too.

Emilie Williams Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Teacher was nice and took us to many good places for photography. Learnt in depth how to utilise iso, aperture and shutter speed.

Kate Merry Aug 2022


Really appreciated Sarah working to my pace. Sarah also knew the area well and where to go to be able to practice framing and composition utilizing the cameras ability and my new found knowledge to best effect. Sarah was lovely- friendly and encouraging thank you

Elvin Koh Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


The teacher was really friendly and open. He was an amazing guide and taught using non techno terms which was easy to understand.

Elodie Williams Aug 2022


Alfonso was very knowledgeable and the class was very well structured.
I highly recommend it!

Ingrid Clifford Aug 2022


Alfonso was fantastic, he was a patient teacher and was able to teach a Group with difference skills well.
He was inspiring and friendly and made the day fun. He also took us to some great spots to photograph in Sydney

Petra Frank Aug 2022


Content and pace was great. Had an enjoyable afternoon learning some new skills. Would recommend this course

Catherine Ashmore Aug 2022


Alfonso was lovely welcoming and gave positive feedback to our group. He is knowledgeable about his craft and offered assistance to us even post class.
I have learned much useful techniques to improve my photography using my iPhone. Plus what a wonderful backdrop to learn in the rocks in Sydney.

Monique Jul 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


The teacher was very knowledgeable and helpful which made the class enjoyable. Lots of tips for beginners.

Nicholas Paz Jul 2022


Was awesome, Alfonso was really informative, friendly and catering.
The crew in the class were also really friendly, interactive and sweet to deal with!

Rebecca Glavan Jul 2022


Alfonso was friendly and very knowledgeable. The Rocks is a beautiful part of Sydney to photograph and the mini assignments that Alfonso sets are a fun way to learn.

Genevieve Bevilacqua Jul 2022


Alfonso runs a fabulous course. It was very informative with great practical experience and supportive documentation. It was lovely to walk around The Rocks area and appreciate it from a new perspective. Everyone was having a wonderful time during the class. I feel better equipped to take photos with my new photography and editing skills. I highly recommend!

Edddie Treacy Jul 2022


My son and I really enjoyed the tour! Guide Tom was experienced, knowledgeable and super friendly. We both learned a lot. Thanks for having us

Marie-Claude Lazare Jul 2022


Alfonso is a friendly and creative teacher, demonstrating various techniques as well as allowing the participants to take the lead.
I was amazed to find out what my IPhone can do.
The tips and instructions to improve with the editing tools were easy to follow.
It was a great afternoon exploring the beautiful sites sound the Rocks.
I highly recommend this course.
Thank you
Marie-Claude

Photography class review by Marie-Claude Lazare - Sydney

Gemma Ramos Jul 2022


I had an enjoyable afternoon learning new things that my phone camera can do. We were also taught how compose a picture and to enhance by editing. Alfonso is very informative and engages with the students. I highly recommend people to take up this class.

Smartphone Photography Class review by Gemma Ramos - Sydney

Caroline Heske Jul 2022


We had a wonderful time (adult and 11yo). The class was very interactive with plenty of chances to practice between instructions. Everything was well explained and the photos we got out of the experience were great. My daughter and I both found it fun, and it gave us really practical ideas to take better photos in the future. Alfonso was very friendly and made you feel comfortable, and he took us to some great spots to get iconic photos as well as to explore.

Sandy Minck Jul 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


We learnt so much in a short space of time. The teacher was great. Gave some theory, then a related task. Really enjoyed the experience.

Bernadette McLachlan Jul 2022


Thanks spent time really trying to help individuals with personal photo interests and incorporated the group to learn from each other

James Quinn-Kumar Jul 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Highly recommend. Alfonso is a great teacher. Class was well paced, a good balance of theory and practice. Came away learning a lot more about my phone's camera, photography and even editing which I wasn't expecting. Perfect afternoon activity.

Kerrie Grant Jul 2022


Alfonso gave us a tailored class for our new phones and thoroughly recommend his patience and the amount of ground we covered in our first class, with the plan to do more with him.

Kerry Comerford Jul 2022


Very helpful and informative, thanks Sarah. Good location, good size group. Surprised how much I learnt.

Tina Godfrey Jun 2022


Alfonso was very knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions or help out. Location and spots we visited were ok, some time spent on iconic locations would have been nice though. There was quite good mix of photography tips and editing although some more on the actual photography would have been beneficial. I didn't receive any materials before the class.

Danielle Bennett Jun 2022


Alonso and his wife were lovely - it was a great class walking round the rocks and I loved meeting a great group of people

Ed Pepper Jun 2022


Carlos was outstanding, the material was comprehensive and excellent. I did the class with my 12 year old daughter and she got so much out of the course. Carlos was great with her, encouraging her to experiment with composition to achieve great results. We will both be taking much better photos with our phones!
Thanks so much Carlos

Smartphone Photography Class - Perth City review by Ed Pepper - Perth

Jo Breeze Jun 2022


Interesting and worthwhile experience. Good value for money and excellent teacher. A very enjoyable afternoon.

Photography class review by Jo Breeze - Sydney

Tracey Reardon Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Tom was a fabulous guide, informative and very helpful - would definitely highly recommend this course.

Valsa Sugumar Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Luke was good and helped me understand how to use the manual setting on my camera. Will certainly recommend this course for beginners

Sanjeev Markanday Jun 2022


Smartphone photography course was well informative for us as the teacher gives attention to each person and answers your queries with patience while teaching. I found this course useful since I was not very well versed with my smartphone and now I know how to take photos and learnt to play around to create final results of the photo.

Peter Nguyen Jun 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Alfonso is a great teacher & easy to chat to! He explained everything clearly & left us with mini assignments so that we could practice. It was great getting feedback on the shots too so you continue to learn! Thanks so much

Carly Horwitz Jun 2022


Learned so much from Alfonso today! The class is definitely worth the price. Thank you!

Daphne Christodoulou Jun 2022


Very experienced in wide range of photographic settings - i.e. landscape, portrait, sport, day, night, etc. With his experience, he's able to tailor the info to your skill and desired outcomes. Very polite and well mannered, was a delight to have spent time with. Can't recommend enough.

Therese Abela-King Jun 2022


Thanks so much! Really enjoyed this course. It was both interesting and useful.
Thoroughly recommend!

Christopher Watson Jun 2022


We are all good at setting our cameras on auto to take lots of photographs, but with a little input such as your course, we can improve ourselves and take much better ones, therefore I can say that the course was well worthwhile. Alfonso was very knowledgeable, helpful and easy to talk to. He didn't mind us asking dumb questions which put me in particular at ease in the group. The group was a nice size so that you weren't forgotten about when tasks were set and reviewed afterwards.
A postscript: I am very pleased ClassBento supports Dementia Australia. My wife was diagnosed with Alzheimers a while ago and is now in a home. Its terrible. Chris Watson

Susan Winship Jun 2022


I preferred the evening workshop to the afternoon one. More research needs to be done on access to places. Could not access the Botantic Gardens from the river walk.

Day and Night Photography Course review by Susan Winship - Brisbane

Dan Wright Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great Class from Alfonso! Super useful course and really helped me to understand more about the functions on my camera and helping with composition, really great day out and doing the night course during VIVID was even better!

Liam Shaw Jun 2022


I really enjoyed this course. The teacher was really interesting and engaging. The area we took photos was perfect. I learnt a lot from it!

Day and Night Photography Class review by Liam Shaw - Sydney

India Cornish Jun 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


This event was fun and informative. The location is The Rocks so it’s already so beautiful. Alfonso was kind, knowledgeable, and friendly. I learnt a lot about the manual settings on my camera but also about playing with those settings and having fun. We had a friend and colleague of Alfonso there, Chris, to assist, and he was also great,
I definitely recommend this course!

Night Photography Short Course review by India Cornish - Sydney

Peter Beveridge Jun 2022


Alfonso (and Chris) provided a great introductory course on how to use your camera and generally improve your photography - in a great setting. Well worthwhile and enjoyable.

Marina Johnson Jun 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Had a really good class. Nicky was welcoming, kind & informative. Learnt techniques for low light photography, used bulb mode for the first time All in all a great time was had & am keen to put this knowledge into more practice for my next shoot

Photography class review by Marina Johnson - Brisbane

Ethan Barnes Jun 2022


Leant a lot and will book other courses. Good teacher and would recommend course to others

Rebecca Falzon May 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended


Fantastic! Very knowledgeable and engaging.we really enjoyed the course. Would highly recommend to others.

Amelia Raby May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Loved my smartphone photo course - thanks to Nikky (the instructor) for choosing great spots in the city to help us to learn some of the features of taking a great photo ! Such a great afternoon !

Photography class review by Amelia Raby - Brisbane

Grant Rapkoch May 2022


Good teacher, knowledgeable, good venue. Probably would be best to have an SLR camera for the course to take advantage of the SLR features.

Leanne Pridham May 2022


Lovely afternoon out. Guide knowledgeable and patience. Learnt some knew photography tips & enjoyed seeing parts of the city from a different view.

Abigail Bautista May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Small group (5) allowed both group and individualised teaching, Alfonso was so knowledgeable and tailored his communication and teaching to meet all our needs, very happy with this intro course

Kathryn Croft May 2022


Loved every minute and learnt so much! Alfonso was incredibly knowledgeable and gave practical, usable advice that immediately improved my smartphone photos

Megan Dangelo May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I went in with some basic knowledge of elements of design. I came out learning more than I thought I would - including Marco and portrait tips. Teacher was knowledgeable and shared a free editing app that made photography was tangible for newbies. Would recommend!

Fallen Guthrie May 2022


Great class! The class had a good amount of content and covered technical and composition components of photography well. A fun and friendly introduction to using a phone to take beautiful photos on the go. Thanks Alfonso!

Nicholas Barletta May 2022


Alfonso was a great teacher. The class was exactly what We were after. Would recommend

Elizabeth Weiszbach May 2022


Definitely worth doing this class if you are a beginner to the "Manual Modes". Alfonso explained everything clearly and was very patient in answering all questions. His knowledge helped me understand my camera better, how to set up the shots and how to get some great photos in the different modes. We visited some beautiful locations around The Rocks in Sydney which made for stunning photos. I definitely had some "A-Ha" moments and felt I learned a lot in this one class. Would absolutely recommend this class.

Gemma McKenna May 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended


The class was fun, enjoyable and very informative- I did learned a lot. Alfonso was very approachable and happy to answer everyone’s questions.
Would highly recommend to others - my last and favourite shot of the night - which anyone going to Alfonso’s class can achieve ☺️

Photography class review by Gemma McKenna - Sydney

Sandy Williams May 2022


Super Super happy. Learnt more in a few minutes without feeling stupid or pressured than I have worked out by myself in years. Thank you Alfonso - I am coming back and very soon to learn more from you.

Karen Drieberg Apr 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Our class was made up of people of varying levels of photographic experience and interests, and everyone had a different camera. Sarah was able to guide each of us from the basic principles of photography through to an understanding of taking photos with the manual function on our cameras. We visited several locations to progressively work on our skills, and the group had a friendly and supportive atmosphere. This class was excellent value for money, and I recommend it for anyone wanting to understand how their camera works so that they can improve the quality of their photographs

Sabrina Walmsley Apr 2022


Enlightening and has made a huge difference to the way we think about using our smart phones and technology but also how we see ourselves. Course provided tricks and tips for both taking and editing photos + troubleshooting. People, Landscape and using leading lines were covered with little 'challenges' along the way. Alfonso was a great teacher, I would highly recommend this course which suited all smartphone users of all ages.

Annemarie Vaccaro Apr 2022


Friendly teacher, a nice walk around the Rocks. Learnt about features in my phone camera, and so tricks to take better pics.

Tracy Baron Apr 2022

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews


Approachable, informative, fun & inspiring. Signing up for a longer course. I’d add an exciting photo but needing to download from SD card to cloud photos.

Amanda Smith Apr 2022

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Thanks Tamara
The Smartphone photography course I took in Sydney was so informative.
Not just in what we learned in regards to our phones and photography, but also what we learned about The Rocks and Sydney in general.

Photography class review by Amanda Smith - Sydney

Plum Schrick Apr 2022


Very informative. Carlos was patient, practical and helpful. I learned a lot! Encouraged to get on top of my photo management now. Interesting to learn about the useful gear available to improve photo quality. Many great tips including using the timer to prevent movement.

Michele Howie Apr 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I found the class really enjoyable. Alfonso is an experienced teacher and had structured the class so that he could teach us a new skill and then we had the opportunity to do it for ourselves and then practice it.

I would recommend this class.

Vivienne Nguyen Mar 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Alfonso is a great teacher who took the time to explain everything in detail. He is enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The class was small which allowed for questions and personalised guidance. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn the basics.

Stephanie Baraya Mar 2022


Really enjoyed the class and learnt alot. Alfonso is a great teacher and really takes the time to give everyone the time and interaction. I recommend