Photography Essentials Workshop for Beginners

Learn photography essentials at this hands-on workshop

4 hours Class size 6 to 10     label $150

This fun Sydney workshop is the ideal introduction to the exciting world of digital photography. Receive expert teaching from Sydney Photographic Workshops and take your photography skills to incredible new heights!

At our half-day photography workshop, your expert tutor will take you to some of the better known and also the more hidden photographic locations around Sydney Harbour.

Starting at the very beginning, we will introduce you to your camera, lenses and other essential items that comprise a good photographic kit. You will learn what all of the different shooting modes of your camera are used for and how they can be applied to essential photographic techniques.

You will gain an understanding of how to operate your camera in manual mode, giving you true creative control of all your future pics.

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

Knowledge required
What you'll get
Four hours of expert photographic tuition from an award winning professional photographer.
What to bring
  • A digital SLR or Mirrorless camera with full manual capability.
  • 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.
  • Dress casual and comfortable with sensible shoes (you may get a little dirty at some locations).
  • Wet weather gear if any showers are forecast.

Sydney Photographic Workshops is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

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- All Participants are requested to ‘check in’ and use hand sanitiser on arrival
- All Participants MUST show proof of FULL (Double) VACCINATION on arrival
- At this stage a MASK IS MANDATORY for all indoor lessons
- 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 and caps


- We use an high efficiency particulate (HEPA) air purifier in the classroom to remove 99.9% of airborne viruses
- 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 disinfectant wipes
- Outdoor classes will not exceed 10 participants + Tutor
- Indoor class sizes have been reduced and ca

Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney NSW

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Sydney Photographic Workshops
Sydney Photographic Workshops

5.0 stars (71+)

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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Yiwei Li Jul 2022

Glenn's very knowledgeable and patient with us the whole way through. He checked settings on each one of our cameras, walked us through each step and made sure we were on the same page. As a beginner it really helps me understand what ISO/shutter speed/aperture mean/do on the camera and enables me to put everything together in practice. Thank you Glenn for making the 4-hour session enjoyable! Now I need to play around with my camera and practise.
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