Day Photography Class

Discover Melbourne and master your digital camera

2.5 hours Class size 1 to 10

label $85 - $109 (or 4 payments of $21.25 - $27.25 Afterpay)
($109 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $99 for 2 guests, $90 for 3 guests, $85 for 4+ guests. $150 per class surcharge applies for private classes)

In this fun and creative workshop, you'll learn lots to master your digital camera and its settings. You'll get comfortable shooting without "auto mode", and discover some of the most scenic places in Melbourne in the process.

You'll cover the iconic Melbourne cafe and laneways, RMIT, and the state library of Victoria.

Some of the skills you'll acquire include:

  • Composition
  • Control ISO, Aperture & Shutter Speed.
  • Travel photography (street portraits, architecture, still life, abstract, landscapes, nature)

You'll get lots of hands-on exercises to hone your skills, and you'll get individual photo critiques to accelerate your self-improvement.

This class will go ahead regardless of the weather, as there are covered areas that can be used.

Your Melbourne teacher will be either of:
Paul, Luke, Tanya or Belle all professional photographers very experienced in their respective genres and excellent photo tutors as well.

If you are booking for a minor (under 16 years of age) to attend, they must be accompanied by a paying adult

Please note: Public dates for this class require at least 2 guests to run. In the unlikely event that we don't reach this number, we'll cancel the class; in this case we'll inform you and allow you to get a refund or reschedule, so please watch your email/SMS one day prior to the class.
If you'd like a private class, please see details and book it here

Save $20 when you book with a friend

Knowledge required
What to bring
Please bring:
  • Digital Camera (not smartphone or Point & Shoot), with fully charged batteries and image cards with loads of space to take lots of photos
  • Hat, sunglasses, sun-lotion & water
  • Good walking shoes
  • Umbrella (just in case)
  • Camera manual 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.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


Ormond Statue, 124 La Trobe Street Melbourne vic (varies by date; click the date selector to see details)

Day Photography Class location
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Alfonso's Photography Tours
Alfonso's Photography Tours

Learning Adventures

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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.

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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.

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

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!

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.

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.

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

Lidia Dokuchaeva Nov 2022

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

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.

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.

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

Sara Clapham Feb 2022

This was a good intro course. The teacher was great and able to cater the material to different levels. We had multiple locations we shot photos at and a different skill we learnt at each. Would recommend to any beginners who are wanting to get to know their camera settings a bit better.

Iain White Feb 2022

Sadly due to poor health I had to miss the class. So why am I rating it so highly you might wonder? Well the communication about the course, feedback to questions such as equipment to bring, meeting place (several confirmation notes) and empathy when I had to postpone my session (I will definitely do it soon!) was absolutely superb. Alfonso's Tours and his tutors are not just super photographers, which would be super enough, but super people too. Thank you very much for your thoroughness, kindness and empathy.

Dwayne Evans Feb 2020

Teacher very good, thorough, well-spoken and explained everything well. Small class size, walked around a few sites in Melbourne applying each thing we were taught. Very good introduction to photography (I knew very little). 100% worth what I paid for the course, and more.

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