SLR Photography Workshop in a Cemetery

Improve your photography skills whilst discovering a part of Sydney's history



4.9 (30)

3 hours Class size 2 to 35

label $120 - $150 (or 4 payments of $30 - $37.50 Afterpay)
($150 per guest when you book for 2 guests, $120 for 3+ guests)

Learn more about your SLR camera and taking photos "in-the-field", while discovering the heritage-listed Gore Hill Cemetery here in Sydney. Your teacher Chris will guide you through a quiet, hidden gem amongst the bustle of Sydney life.

After being overgrown with trees and bushes for many years, the cemetery is now maintained by The Northern Cemeteries Trust. This historic place is open to the public and is a fascinating look into Sydney’s early history.

With incredible family monuments and interesting gravesites, it is easy to make dramatic photos of this wonderful place. Garden maintenance halts at the end of Autumn to allow the ‘weeds’ and grasses to grow over winter. Spring comes and the cemetery is awash with exotic and garden flowers. It’s really a wonderful sight and a photographers delight!

During the workshop, we will wander the cemetery creating beautiful photographs and learning a little about Sydney's history as well.

You will learn:

  • How to use your SLR camera to take fewer photos, but better ones.
  • The difference between auto and semi-auto settings, the basics.
  • Good exposure techniques to control colour and clarity in your photos.
  • A system to create good composition.
  • How to craft beautiful photos on your travels.

Knowledge required
This is a beginner to intermediate class and some knowledge of your camera is necessary. Please get in contact if you have any questions.
What you'll get
Guided tuition from a professional photographer and your own professional photos from the workshop.
What to bring
Digital SLR Camera or Compact camera with manual controls. A tripod is essential (borrow one if you don't own one). Fully charged batteries (a spare is ideal). Memory card/s with space to take photos. Flash and filters, if you have them.

Also bring a hat, water, snacks as necessary. Lunch can be had at nearby St Leonards or Crows Nest. We suggest you dress for the weather and wear closed comfortable shoes. We will be walking amongst hilly, uneven paths and rough ground. A reasonable level of fitness is required. There are toilets nearby, a short walk from the location.
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 lovely gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.

maaitphoto adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.


Gore Hill Cemetery, Pacific Hwy, St Leonards NSW

Your teacher

4.9 (30)

After completing a Diploma of Commercial Photography and now, with over 3 decades experience in the Advertising Industry, Chris is an energetic, passionate, all round photographer. Chris has a reputation of being warm, kind and easy going on set. His technical and commercial skills were fine-tuned whilst working with established photographers and his own business in marketing, travel and adventure, medical, corporate, events, fashion, food, product, wedding and family photography. This career has transpired across the dramatic changes from the Analog to Digital realm. Chris has also been a long time teacher and mentor in B/W Darkroom, Film and Digital photography, enthusiastically sharing his knowledge and skills with people of all ages and backgrounds.


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