Photography Class for Beginners

Learn how to get the most from your camera!

1.5 hours Class size 1 to 12 (public classes), 1 to 20

label $109 - $169 (or 4 payments of $27.25 - $42.25 Afterpay)
($169 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $119 for 2 guests, $109 for 3+ guests)

If you are just starting out in photography, this workshop will arm you with a solid foundation and understanding of the essentials of photography and a solid understanding of your DSLR camera's buttons, modes and capabilities.

The workshop will be broken down into two parts:
1. Foundation and understanding of the essentials of photography (one-hour - Location: my place in Bondi Beach)
2. Practice on Bondi Beach! (30-minutes - Location: on the beach)

You will learn about:

  • DSLR camera's buttons and menus
  • Modes M, AV, TV and Auto
  • Shutter speeds and apertures
  • Metering and exposure
  • Raw versus Jpeg
  • Introduction to composition

Save $100 when you book with a friend

Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
What to bring
  • DSLR camera and lenses
  • Charged batteries
  • Empty memory card
  • Notepad and pen
  • Hat and sun cream for the practice on the beach
Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 12 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids. The adult may observe at the class for free.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift, Father's Day gift or birthday gift.

Guen Lasalarie is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

Additional precautions taken: I will wear a mask, sanitise all materials, and ensure good ventilation.


Bondi, NSW

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher
Guen Lasalarie
Guen Lasalarie

4.9 (17)

I am a passionate professional photographer, based in Sydney. I love capturing images that are full of emotion and personality - images that tell a story.

I started photography in 2014, during a trip with my sister - she initiated me to photography, and I completely got into it! Since then, I have focused on portraits, wedding, lifestyle and landscape. I use the finest camera equipment, including Canon 5D Mark III and Canon L lenses.

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Natasha Sears Jun 2022

Guen gave Very clear explanations of topics. Covered functions efficiently with clarity.
A lot of information given & detail on improving quality of our photos.
We will book another session after some practice.

Paulina Torre Mar 2021

Great class. The information was to the point and well summarised. I’ll definitely be back for the next level. I highly recommend it.

Janielle Jondral Feb 2021

Guen is a wonderful instructor. She is very friendly and knowledgeable. I loved the lesson as Guen explained the foundations of photography very well and patiently.
I am looking forward to our second lesson soon.

Mel Jenkins Jan 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Definitely worth doing if you’re new to photography and want to see what a camera can do. The class is relaxed, basic but gives you heaps of info that you can take away and practice with. Guen is lovely and makes it all so simple and easy. The location is just a bonus.

Hannah Quayle Jan 2021

This is an excellent introduction to photography and guen is a very knowledgeable photographer and friendly, easy-going individual. She was able to talk through key concepts in detail but in an easy-to-understand way, and show me with my camera how it worked. We practiced down on Bondi Beach which was a great location to put into practice the learnings and try out the different modes on my camera. She was able to tailor the class to my experience level which was good. I will definitely look into her editing workshop once I’ve practiced more! Thanks Guen!

Priscillia Kowalski Dec 2020

It was a fun and interesting experience! I definitely recommend Guen, she is very friendly, patient and knowledgeable!
Thanks again Guen!

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Farah Farooqi Dec 2020

Best teacher, highly recommended
Theory plus practical class both classes are clear and understandable
Thanks Hun ❤

Kathleen Hendricks Nov 2020

I learnt some great tips to use my camera efficiently. Guen explained patiently in detail and we practiced which helped confirm what I learned. It was a great learning experience.

Joe Bella Oct 2020

Guen offered a very informative introduction to Photography. The notes were well laid out and i was able to follow them easily as well as being able to review them and refresh my memory.
The venue was clean and hospitable.
She complemented the discussions with hands on practice and i was able to see the changes that could be made by fine tuning my approach.
Guen was also was very happy to be contacted after the lessons if i had any questions or needed some advice.
All in all a very worthwhile session.

Umi Mostafa Jul 2020

Guen is a good teacher for a beginner like me. I’ve no idea how to use DSLR camera and she taught me the basic things and how to use my own camera (Nikon D3500) and also the best way to take a good photo. It was raining at the time I had my class but she showed so much that I need to know just being indoor. I can’t wait until I master my photography and join her editing class

Stephanie Turk Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Guen was fantastic I leant so much doing this course and I highly recommend it.

Sophia Tweed Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

What a great course. My daughter and I participated in an attempt to help her understand the manual functions of her camera and take the particular photos she likes. The location was perfect, it was great to be at the beach. Thanks Guen for your patience and expertise.

Amandeep Delaforce Jul 2020

Guen was friendly, very easy to get along with she made the experience of learning something new enjoyable and I felt commutable to ask her any questions I had. She explained the information in a way that was easy to understand. Having a handout made it easier to understand and follow along without having to stop to write everything down, and its great to keep in your camera bag for a quick reference.
This class is great value for money, I learned about the different settings on my camera and now have a clearer idea of when to use each setting. I was provided with constructive feedback throughout our practical session which gave me an understanding of ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed. Going down to Bondi Beach provided us with multiple subjects to shoot so I was able to practice a variety of shots.

Anthea Nason Mar 2020

Awesome day even though it was cold & raining.
We learnt so much.
The Teacher explained everything so well & made it easy to understand.

Photography Class for Beginners review by Anthea Nason

Marine Caparros Mar 2020

It was a very good workshop. I learned a lot of things from Guen, and I now feel very confident in using my camera. I'll definitely recommend this class to anyone.

Matthieu Durand Mar 2020

I definitely recommend this Class. Very knowledgeable teacher, useful information explained simply.

Mickael Roger Feb 2020

I looooved this class!
Guen is an amazing teacher, explains very well and is very friendly.
I have learned so much during this class, thanks A LOT Guen!

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