Beginner DSLR / Hybrid Photography Course

Master Photo Composition and Manual Settings

3 hours 1 to 8 label $80 - $99 ($99 per person when you book for 1 student, $90 pp for 2 students, $85 for 3 students, $80 for 4+ students)

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:

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.

The Fine Food Store, The Rocks NSW

Your teacher
Alfonso Calero
Alfonso Calero
(Alfonso's Photography Tours)

Learning Adventures

4.9 (60)

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.


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

Verified reviews

• 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!

• 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

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• 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 Sydney

• 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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