Manual Photography Workshop

Learn how to use manual mode with confidence and discover photogenic locations within Canberra

2 hours Class size 1 to 8

label $90 - $100 (or 4 payments of $22.50 - $25 Afterpay)
(Earlybird price of $90 applies if you book into a public session 30+ days ahead)

Join us on an exciting photographic journey through Canberra and discover the joy of shooting in manual mode! In this intermediate-level photography course, you will gain the confidence and skills to capture stunning images using your camera's manual settings.

During the two-hour class, we will take you to various picturesque locations around Canberra's National Gallery, where you will have the opportunity to practice your newly acquired manual photography skills. This class is tailored for those who have dabbled in manual settings but are yet to fully embrace them.

Our expert photographer will guide you through the technical aspects of manual photography, including shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and white balance, and provide you with the best camera settings to capture the perfect shot. You'll be amazed at the level of control and creativity that manual mode offers and may never want to rely on automatic settings again.

Whether you're an aspiring photographer looking to improve your skills or simply want to capture your travel memories with more precision and creativity, this course is perfect for you. Don't miss this chance to explore Canberra and elevate your photography skills to the next level!

In this class, we will cover:

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

This photography class is designed to provide you with plenty of personalized attention by running in small groups. You'll receive individualized help to master manual mode and gain the confidence you need to take stunning photos. By the end of the class, you'll be equipped with the skills to move beyond auto mode for good.

Save $10 per guest, when you book 30+ days before a class

Knowledge required
Intermediate level (some knowledge/familiarity of the manual settings on your camera).
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 at least 2 x 36 rolls 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.


National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place East, Parkes ACT

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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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