Photography Course for Beginners

Learn photography over eight weeks in Sydney

Sydney Photographic Workshops

Sydney Photographic Workshops

5.0 stars (52+)

9 x 2 hours Class size 6 to 10     label $395

If you are interested in starting photography and are looking for unique things to do in Sydney then give this comprehensive photography course with Sydney Photographic Workshops a shot!

Over eight weeks, you will learn how to finally take full control of your digital camera and all its creative modes, including manual operation. You can use the skills gained in this course for your hobby, work or even to kick start a photography-based career.

We will explain the intricacies of the digital camera world in easy to understand language, perfect for complete beginners. You will leave your digital photography course competent to shoot anything from portraits, products, landscapes, travel, or whichever genre you choose.

This course is designed and curated by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography Master Photographer, Daniel Linnet. He has handpicked some of Australia's best Photographers as your Tutor's who are hungry to share their skills with you.

Course highlights:

  • Three-hour field trip around Sydney Harbour where we capture daylight, dusk, sunset and night photography (additional to the eight weeks of studio-based classes).
  • In-depth studio demonstrations and practicals.
  • Time at the end of the course to examine the best imagery captured during the course.
  • A night of music, pizza and soft drinks where we can all unwind and say our farewells.
  • Fantastic prizes to be won by some of our participants who take exceptional images during the course.

This course is for participants with any digital camera that has the capability to shoot in manual mode. This is a hands-on, practical and fun digital photography course whether you are new to photography or making the transition from a point and shoot compact camera or smartphone.

Please note: Compact cameras without full manual capability are not suitable for this class.

Knowledge required
What you'll get
  • Award winning professional photographer for 19 hours of tuition.
  • Workbook with notes/notepad.
  • Light refreshments available throughout the session (includes water, tea and coffee).
  • Final session visual review catered with pizza and soft drinks.
  • Studio equipment for demonstrations.
  • Three-hour photographic expedition field trip on the 6th week of the course on a Sunday with comprehensive demonstrations throughout.
What to bring
  • A digital SLR or any other camera with full manual capability – including mirrorless cameras.
  • Memory card(s).
  • Any camera accessories you may have – e.g. tripod, lens hood, etc.
  • Fully charged camera battery and spare if you have one.
  • Your camera's manual – for referencing those hard to find features.

Please note: A tripod and lens hood are strongly recommended. If you do not already have these you should consider purchasing them at your earliest convenience as they are an essential part of any good photography kit.
Session repeats

This class series runs over 9 consecutive sessions, at the same time every week.

Sydney Photographic Workshops has had both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days.

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- All Participants are requested to ‘check in’ and use hand sanitiser on arrival

- Your temperature may be checked upon arrival each time you attend the Studio to ensure the safety of the other participants and our team.

- Anyone with a raised temperature will be asked to postpone and leave the Studio

- Staff and participants are required to notify management and stay at home if unwell

- We require all participants to maintain physical distancing in class, sanitise/wash hands regularly, stay home and notify us if unwell

- For outdoor classes, please bring your own hand sanitiser and mask (if mandated)

- It is your responsibility to maintain physical distancing. Whilst we will be monitoring the classes to ensure that the physical distancing is kept, it will be important for each participant to be vigilant about this as well

- You must cooperate with NSW Health if contacted in relation to a positive case of COVID-19 at our premises

- PLEASE NOTE – It is your responsibility to attend courses each week.

- There will be no option to attend a different night in lieu of your regular night due to class number restrictions


- We have contactless enrolment and payment methods

- We maintain attendance records for contact tracing should this be required

- Our Studio/Classroom and offices are being cleaned and sanitised before and after each class including frequently touched surfaces with alcohol wipes

- Outdoor classes will not exceed 10 participants + Tutor

- Indoor class sizes have been reduced so that we do not exceed the square metre rule

- Hand sanitiser, paper towels and antibacterial soap are provided in the classroom environment

7 Mitchell Rd, Alexandria NSW

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Sydney Photographic Workshops
Sydney Photographic Workshops

5.0 stars (52+)

We’re passionate about giving you not only the skills but also the inspiration to create amazing images. Whatever course you have your eye on, Sydney Photographic Workshops offers hands-on practical and high-quality learning experiences for all enthusiasts, curated and designed by Australian Master Photographer, Daniel Linnet, AIPP, and led by our passionate and experienced award-winning tutors.

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