Half Day Photography Class

Learn the basics of digital photography in no time

4 hours Class size 1 to 10

label $125 (or 4 payments of $31.25 Afterpay)

This is a fantastic digital photography class that’s designed to get you out of Auto mode and shooting in Manual mode on your DSLR or mirrorless camera instead.

It’s the perfect taster session for those who can’t commit to a longer course, but who want to get a serious handle on the manual capabilities of their camera. Suitable for absolute beginners as well as Intermediate level photographers, you will learn the foundation principles of creative DSLR photography and how to use a DSLR or mirrorless camera.

At the end of this short four-hour photography course, you’ll be confident and capable to shoot in manual mode, as well as aperture and shutter priority modes, from now on.

Sydney’s central historic district The Rocks will be the setting for some magnificent photo opportunities.

In this photography course, you will learn:

  • Manual mode
  • Aperture priority mode
  • Shutter priority mode
  • How to control exposure
  • What is depth of field
  • How to control ISO for maximum image quality
  • Different focusing techniques and when to use them
  • Rules of composition
  • How to control movement
  • How to manage a background problem
  • Correcting perspective

Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners and if you want to up skill your own techniques.
What to bring
All you need is your DSLR, Mirrorless camera to do the course!

The Rocks, NSW

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Photo Workshop Australia
Photo Workshop Australia

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Editorially in the UK, Scott shot for Vogue, Arena, Marie Claire, Elle, GQ, The Sunday Times Magazine and others. While in Australia he has shot for Marie Claire, Instyle, Nio.se, and the Sunday Telegraph. His Beauty, Fashion and Portraiture work has been published in over 20 countries around the globe, including Europe and the USA.

During his time in London, he shot more than a dozen Sunday Times Magazine covers. His Kissing Cover was included in an international exhibition of the Sunday Times 100 best covers and published in Cover Story (2006). The exhibition toured the world, and his Frankencience Cover was voted cover of the decade and is on permanent display at the Times Head Office in Wapping, London.

Scott had been based in London since 1995. Late in 2007 he relocated back to his home country of Australia and now lives in Sydney. In 2008, his portrait of a birth was included in Sydney Life Exhibition, and displayed in Hyde Park in the City for 2 months.

Apart from shooting Advertising campaigns and Editorial spreads for magazines, he is married with 2 lovely daughters and is often having a swim with them in the morning at Manly Beach.

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Rick Peng Nov 2023

Great photography training from a very experienced photographer who has worked with well known celebrities and magazines around the world!

Zoe Williams Jan 2023

Very knowledgeable and Interesting course, would recommend to upskill and learn the essentials of your camera to get the best photography skills you can!

Rachel Williams Nov 2022

Scott was really good at explaining what we were going to do and how to do it. He was very knowledgeable about each camera that was being used on the day. He was very patient if I got stuck on a piece of info he would explain it again.

I believe the experience was good value for cost.

I learnt some valuable “how too” tools that you wouldn’t get from a video tutorial.

What I took away was practice what you’ve learnt. Then practice some more.
The start location was easy to find. We stopped for a break to absorb all the info we were taught and a quick coffee for the second half.
I would recommend this course .

Brooke Keating Nov 2022

This short course was a fantastic introduction to some elements of photography, with a particular emphasis on the "exposure" triangle. Scott was a great teacher who fit so much useful content into a short period of time. I bought this as a gift for my partner (the budding photographer) and I joined for company (I am definitely not a photographer) but did not expect to enjoy it or learn anywhere near as much as I did (further testament to Scott's teaching). I highly recommend this course to anyone after a quick, intense (in a good way) jump into photography; thanks for such a great experience, Scott!

Thomas Lakeland Nov 2022

Really enjoyed the class. Good amount of time, covered all the basics, and went to multiple locations to try out each skill and technique. I particularly enjoyed the frameworks for developing your exposure for each scene, and my partner got a lot out of all of the overall camera control (she's gone from dabbling in auto mode to able to shoot in manual). No real discussion of composition etc. though, so better to go for a private lesson if you're looking for that. Overall a great morning and I got to develop and reaffirm my approach to exposure control.

Ernesto Pereira Aug 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Scott was very knowledgeable and gave us good tips and techniques. The various spots chosen for photography was perfect. I am a newbie to photography so learnt a lot today and have a lot to digest as wellThanks Scott for your time and class today

Julie Pearse Feb 2020

Good communication by Scott, especially when the original course couldn't go ahead due to lack of numbers and we had to arrange a substitute.
Scott was very willing to share his experiences, the things he had learnt himself, the mistakes he'd made and ways he had taught himself. He was more than willing to answer our questions and help us in any way he could.
We spent a bit of time going over some theory and background information on the fundamentals of photography, took some shots of iconic Sydney and plenty of notes!

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