Beginner DSLR / Hybrid Photography Course

Beginner DSLR / Hybrid Photography Course

Master Photo Composition and Manual Settings




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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 (see more about him in the profile below)

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

library_books Knowledge Required

No knowledge required.

build 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.


The Fine Food Store, The Rocks NSW


Alfonso Calero
Alfonso Calero
(Alfonso's Photography Tours)

Learning Adventures

4.9   (46)

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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Verified reviews for this class


By (attended on 30 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.


By (attended on 16 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.


By (attended on 23 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.


By (attended on 12 Jan 2019)

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


By (attended on 20 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.


By (attended on 15 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.

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By (attended on 25 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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