Photography Class for Beginners

Learn basic photography skills and gain more control over your camera

3 hours Class size 1 to 8

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

Learn how to take great photos without making things too technical in this hands-on photography class in Brisbane!

This is a three-hour practical session for beginners where you will walk around many photogenic locations in Brisbane's city centre and Southbank. During this time you will be guided on how to take great photographs with the help of your teacher. Your teacher is an award-winning commercial photographer with over 30 years of experience in the industry.

We will work through the first steps on how to get out of automatic mode and have more control over your camera. We focus on lighting and composition and help you gain knowledge on how to change your photographs from bland to grand.

In this class, we'll cover:

  • Composition
  • Lighting
  • Exposure control
  • Focus control
  • Fill flash
  • ISO
  • Colour control

This fun, hands-on class runs in small groups of eight or less so you'll receive lots of one on one help to get off auto mode for good!

Aside from this class, this teacher also has the following coming up:

Knowledge required
What you'll get
Three-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 or anniversary gift.


160 Queen Street, Brisbane City QLD

Your teacher
Penny Koukoulas Photography
Penny Koukoulas Photography

4.9 (10)
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.

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Alexander Hendry May 2021

This course was a great, simple introduction to photography. I learnt a lot and feel more confident trying new things with my camera.
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