Beginner DSLR / Hybrid Photography Course

Master Photo Composition and Manual Settings

3 hours 1 to 8

label $80 - $99 or 4 payments of $20 - $24.75 Afterpay
($99 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $90 for 2 guests, $85 for 3 guests, $80 for 4+ guests)


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If you still want to attend this class, please first consider government restrictions in NSW. If you are currently allowed to attend, but are later prevented from doing so, we will either postpone your booking, or refund you. You are always welcome to gift this class.

This is a fun and creative hands-on photography learning experience, in the scenic and iconic surrounds of The Rocks and Sydney Harbour. Perfect for beginners.

You'll learn all about photo composition, controlling ISO, aperture & shutter speed, and put theory into practice in this hands-on photography class. Learn all that your camera's manual mode has to offer!

You'll get photo critiques so that you get the immediate feedback you need to further refine your skills.

You'll focus on travel photography, which includes street portraits, architecture, still life, landscapes, and nature.

You'll get lots of practical "Dos and Don'ts" tips in digital photography, and you'll gain confidence as a photographer.

Your Sydney teacher will be either:

Chris L Jones - an advertising, editorial and commercial photographer based in Sydney, Australia. He has worked with a wide range of clients and would describe himself as a lifestyle, people, food, travel and occasional art photographer.

Or Alfonso Calero - over the past 20 years, Alfonso has photographed everyone from politicians to artists and everything from exquisite food to amazing landscapes. He has won numerous photography awards, and speaks English, Japanese, Spanish and Tagalog.

Aside from this class, this teacher also has the following coming up:

If you'd like a private class, please see details and book it here
Knowledge Required
No knowledge required.
What to bring
You'll need a digital camera with manual settings available (not smartphone or Point & Shoot); should be fully charged, with plenty of memory space for new photos. Bring your camera manual too if you have it.
Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 8 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.


The Fine Food Store, The Rocks NSW

Your teacher
Alfonso's Photography Tours
Alfonso's Photography Tours

Learning Adventures

4.9 (87)

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.


ClassBento has verified Alfonso's Photography Tours's identity via their passport / driver's license, Australian bank account, and their business details (ABN 76141357235)

Verified reviews

• Jan 2020

Great teacher with lots of knowledge and an interactive teaching style. We visited some beautiful places in The Rocks which I didn’t know of and learned a lot in a short time. I liked the challenges and they helped me remember the basics of photography. I enjoyed the tips and tricks about composition. A great course if you want to learn the basics and if you want to have some great pics of Sydney.

• Dec 2019

Very friendly and good instructor..
Had great time. Got tips to increase my skills.

Thank You Alfanso

• Nov 2019

My 13 year old son and I loved Alfonso’s class. We both learnt so much and have some beautiful shots of Sydney to take away with us. Thanks Alfonso.

• Nov 2019

Alfonso is an amazing person and photographer, the locations that he chose to teach us were beautiful and the class was really practical and interesting. I hope to see you again. Thanks a lot Alfonso!

• Oct 2019

Very nice teaching, knew thoroughly about camara and photography.
Though I had the camera for few years,
I did not know a thing about different manual settings.
With the money. Good that I attended the class.

• Jul 2019

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!

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• Mar 2019

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.

• Mar 2019

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.

• Feb 2019

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.

• Jan 2019

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

• Dec 2018

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.

• Dec 2018

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

• Aug 2018

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!!
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