Manual Photography Workshop

Discover photogenic locations within Brisbane and perfect your manual photography skills

4 hours Class size 1 to 4

label $150 (or 4 payments of $38 Afterpay)

Explore the wonderful sights of Brisbane with this photography class and learn how to use manual mode so you have the confidence to capture the images you want!

Running for four hours, this beginner-friendly class will guide you around many photogenic locations in Brisbane for you to fine-tune your photography skills. This class aims to build confidence specifically with the manual camera settings.

Let expert photographer Robert Filippi help you understand shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and white balance as well as shoot in manual mode and show you all the best settings to get the most out of your camera. You will fall in love with the manual settings once you learn all about them and you will never want to use automatic settings again.

In this class, we will cover:

  • Manual photography
  • Adjusting your exposure
  • Aperture
  • Depth of field
  • Shutter speed
  • Fill flash

This class runs in very small groups of no more than four students per class so you can receive a lot of one-on-one help!

Knowledge required
Beginner-friendly to intermediate level.
What you'll get
Four-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 nice gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or Xmas gift.

Penny Koukoulas Photography adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days.

See additional precautions taken   

We will be wearing masks as required by the State Government Guidelines.

Brisbane City Hall - 64 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City QLD

Your teacher
Penny Koukoulas Photography
Penny Koukoulas Photography

4.9 (11)
4.9 stars (93+)

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.

Verified reviews

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Trina Shelton Aug 2021

Robert is a great teacher and was very patient. Really comfortable to use the manual functions on my camera now and excited to keep experimenting and learning :) Learned a lot- and got to explore our city on a gorgeous sunny winter day. 10 stars!

Petra Trapp May 2021

I really enjoyed the class, I did learn a lot and the teacher explained everything to our non professional understanding and was very patient! Nothing was to much to ask. I'd definitely recommend the class!

Tiziana Mendola May 2021

Robert Filippi was great, very patient, answering very clearly to every questions we asked, very knowledgeable, took many photos to practice the theory in different parts of Brisbane CBD and over the river. This course really helped me understand the basic for taking photos manually.

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