Manual Photography Class

Learn how to use manual mode on your camera while discovering photogenic locations in Melbourne

2 hours Class size 1 to 8

label $100 (or 4 payments of $25 Afterpay)

Join this Manual photography class in Melbourne and embark on a captivating workshop where you will learn all the essential techniques to master manual mode. No previous experience is required, making this the perfect opportunity for beginners to develop their skills. Over the course of two hours, you will explore the picturesque locations of Melbourne while fine-tuning your photography techniques under the guidance of an award-winning commercial photographer with over 30 years of experience.

In this class, you will gain an in-depth understanding of aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance, and focus control. With the help of your instructor, you will discover the optimal settings to maximize the potential of your camera. Through hands-on practice, you will explore the key elements of composition and lighting, transforming your photographs from bland to breathtaking.

With a focus on lighting and composition, this class will equip you with the knowledge to capture images that truly showcase your vision. You will develop confidence in using manual camera settings and unlock your creative potential. By the end of the class, you will have fallen in love with manual mode and possess a newfound ability to capture stunning photographs.

Indulge your passion for photography and learn invaluable skills in this manual photography class in Melbourne. Delve into the world of manual mode and discover the transformative power it holds. Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your photography game and create images that truly captivate.

Knowledge required
What you'll get
Two-hour tuition with an award-winning commercial photographer and your own photos from the class.
What to bring
  • An external flash if your camera does not have an inbuilt one
  • Camera manual downloaded on your phone or hard copy if handy
  • Film or digital camera of which you have a basic working knowledge and your camera manual (if you are using film, please let us know ahead of time)
  • One empty 4GB or larger memory card or 2 x 36 roll of film
  • Fully charged battery
  • Your booking confirmation (on your phone or printed out)
Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 14 years old).

Adult accompaniment is not required.

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


Cafe Excello - 99 Spring Street, East Melbourne Melbourne, VIC

This venue is a short walk from Parliament Station

Manual Photography Class location
Your teacher
Penny Koukoulas Photography
Penny Koukoulas Photography

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Renowned professional photographer Penny Koukoulas has combined her professional photography skills with teaching. She enjoys passing on practical guidance, helpful feedback and clever tips for producing memorable images.

She first picked up her camera at the age of seven and shared her passion for photography with her father. Penny has been working in the photography industry for over 25 years. The first job she landed was working as a professional photographic printer. With a continued passion for photography, she has worked as a professional photographer since 1996 and has been enjoying teaching photography since 2007.

Our Mission
Penny Koukoulas Photography aims to share Penny’s passion for both teaching photography and capturing memorable images.

Through sharing her knowledge, Penny’s goal is to spark excitement in photographic ventures and to show students how to take better photos.

To offer professional photography services to those who want quality images that draw positive attention and portray beauty.

Our Secret
Students who take Penny’s workshops, tours, courses and lessons benefit from learning in small groups and from one-on-one guidance. By limiting ‘tech talk’, Penny explains everything in simple terms, giving you the understanding that is needed to achieve spectacular results.

With over two decades of experience, Penny shares her creative talents to improve the visual skills of her students and to create highly effective images for her clients.

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