Smartphone Photography Class

Learn how to take quality photos with your smartphone

2.5 hours Class size 1 to 10

label $90 - $109 (or 4 payments of $22.50 - $27.25 Afterpay)
($109 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $99 for 2 guests, $95 for 3 guests, $90 for 4+ guests. $150 per class surcharge applies for private classes)

Unleash your smartphone camera's full potential and develop your photography skills in a fun and practical, hands-on class.

Enjoy a walking tour and hands-on learning experience in the photogenic area of The Rocks and its surroundings. You'll cover iconic Sydney landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

You'll be coached to discover and develop your personal creative and artistic style, drawing from your personal background and personality. Additionally, you'll learn about the technical aspects of photography:

Class overview:

  • Learn about composition
  • Hands-on challenges to put theory into practice.
  • Control your shutter speed and ISO
  • Get constructive one-on-one feedback on your photos, so you keep getting better
  • Learn about and practice travel photography (street portraits, architecture, still life, abstract, landscapes, nature)
  • Learn to edit easily with your phone, and achieve amazing images

This class is approximately split into 60% learning about shooting, and 40% learning about editing.

For locals, see your city through a new artistic lens. For visitors and tourists, discover some of Sydney's most iconic spots for architecture and scenery.

This class will proceed regardless of the weather as there are indoor areas to use. Suitable for all smartphones (Apple, Samsung and others).

Your Sydney teacher will be either:
  • Chris L Jones - an advertising, editorial and commercial photographer based in Sydney, Australia. He has worked with a wide range of clients and would describe himself as a lifestyle, people, food, travel and occasional art photographer.
  • Or Alfonso Calero - Alfonso graduated from the Sydney Institute of Technology with an Associate Diploma in Photography in 2001 and has been professionally photographing food, portraits, landscapes and travel subjects ever since. He has won numerous photography awards, and speaks English, Japanese, Spanish and Tagalog.

If you are booking for a minor (under 16 years of age) to attend, they must be accompanied by a paying adult

Please note: Public dates for this class require at least 2 guests to run. In the unlikely event that we don't reach this number, we'll cancel the class; in this case we'll inform you and allow you to get a refund or reschedule, so please watch your email/SMS one day prior to the class.
If you'd like a private class, please see details and book it here

Save $20 when you book with a friend

Knowledge required
None. Perfect for beginners
What to bring
Your smartphone camera, and an umbrella if it looks rainy. Make sure your smartphone is fully charged, and has plenty of space to store new photos!

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended, as are sunscreen and sunglasses on sunnier days.

cnr mills and kendall lane The Rocks NSW (varies by date; click the date selector to see details)

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Alfonso's Photography Tours
Alfonso's Photography Tours

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Alfonso's Photography tours was founded by Alfonso Calero, a multi-award winning photographer with over 20 years' experience. He's recruited some of Australia's best photographers and teachers to provide you with informative, fun and inspiring photography experiences.

Alfonso's team provides regular photography classes where you can gain some new skills and knowledge, discover your artistic style, and also discover (or rediscover) Australia's beautiful cities. They also provide custom photography courses on request.

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Lesley Smith Nov 2023

Plenty of info and chances to use it. I’m now seeing more through a photographers perspective

Leo Malagueno Oct 2023

It was Great, can't fault Alfonso da kabayan, been Smartphone beginner and advance, DSLR beginner Day/ Night at Melbourne.
It was great, and highly recommended, so I also enroll my kids,

They were so happy and got a new knowledge on how to take photos.

Jung Lin Sep 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Teacher is nice and patient. I learn a lot of new skills for snapseed and cheat sheet. It is a nice tour around The Rocks.

Charmaine Jia Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Alfonso is a knowledgeable and passionate photographer. Under his guidance, I not only acquired valuable skills but also discovered new ways of seeing and appreciating the beauty around me. If you're seeking to enhance your photography prowess while exploring the historic beauty of Sydney Rocks, this class is an absolute must. Prepare to be inspired, enlightened, and amazed at the creative potential of your smartphone camera.

Sarah-Jane Spencer Aug 2023

Superb way to spend an afternoon in Sydney. Alfonso was wonderful. Thank you s-J

Anonymised ClassBento student Aug 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended

This is a terrific course, would highly recommend if your want to know how to get better photos from your phone

Aviva Lowy May 2023

This was such a useful course for anyone who uses a smartphone - and isn't that everyone! Lots of helpful tips on taking better photos and an introduction to a suite of easy-access free graphic tools to enhance and manipulate images for various uses, including instagram and other social media platforms, and making your own personalised electronic messages, such as gift cards.
Chris, who was our teacher, is a professional photographer across the range of commercial work, from food to architecture, so was able to advise on all the participants' particular interests. Apart from the learning, the class was great fun and very friendly.

Smartphone Photography Class review by Aviva Lowy - Sydney

Aakansha Bhargava Apr 2023

Chris gave us a lot of insight into the world of photography. He showed us techniques which are very useful in practical world. Can't wait to learn more about photography

Panagiotis Nentzos Apr 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Very interesting and informative class, I've learnt a lot of things about using my phone to take great photos! And we also did a nice tour of the rocks as well and the surrounding area.

Marilyn R Apr 2023

Really enjoyed our photography experience with Tamara.
Tamara was very enthusiastic and passionate about photography and very sharing, well organised and presented extremely well, very informative and clear explanations. Attentive to our individual needs.
Learnt so much from this interactive session in the enchanting historic Rocks area. Had so much fun and came away with lots of new skills. Would highly recommend to others.
Thank you very much Tamara for a such a sensational experience.

Photography class review by Marilyn R - Sydney

Stephanie Tan Mar 2023

The photography class exceeded my expectations. I thought i knew my phone but I sure realised I didn't after doing the course. I look forward to elevating my photos to the next level. Bonus was the video editing and apps.

Photography class review by Stephanie Tan - Sydney

Joanne McPhee Feb 2023

Alfonso was very knowledgeable, great course to be practically apply new knowledge and get feedback straight away . Good pace, great tips and hack sheets to take away with you as well.

Maxim Nesterov Feb 2023

Alfonso's lesson will leave you feeling much more confident in your smartphone photography and editing skills. He explains everything clearly with well-thought out exercises to consolidate the teaching points he brings up. The pacing is fantastic and the location is great. Highly recommend to do with friends or a partner!

Karen Hutton Feb 2023

Talented and helpful teacher.
Great venue in The Rocks!
Learned so much to improve my photos.

Lisa Hamilton Jan 2023

Alfonso was knowledgeable, friendly and accomodating to all questions. We came away from our class with workable tools and assets that we could implement straight away and a renewed passion for this facet of our business and offering. Even if you are just looking to learn for personal use we highly recommend this class!

Emily Kitchin Jan 2023

Class was really food - learnt how to use the phone camera so less editing might be required. Learnt a little bit about photography concepts and editing. Was very useful - Thank you Alfonso

Smartphone Photography Class review by Emily Kitchin - Sydney

Christopher Kelly Dec 2022

Our teacher, Alfonso, was very knowledgeable of smartphone photography. He shared some great insights and was very good at navigating the various queries and developing interest from the group.

Victoria Arfaras Dec 2022

Fantastic! This was a great way to learn how to take good photos and use my iPhone functions properly. The teacher was very knowledgeable and helpful. Would recommend to any photo enthusiasts or anyone that just wants ti take a decent photo.

Sarah Odom Dec 2022

Our first photography class! Covered the basics well and also gave time for additional questions from some of the more advanced attendees. Built in time for review and personal attention. Would definitely recommend!

Smartphone Photography Class review by Sarah Odom - Sydney

Ling Lee Dec 2022

22 ClassBento workshops attended • 21 reviews

Fantastic and enjoyable class with Alfonso on smartphone photography, learnt so much about the different settings and options available on a smartphone camera.

Photography class review by Ling Lee - Sydney

Kerry Funt Nov 2022

This was a great hands on course, the smart phone camera can do so much once you have be taught . The walk around Sydney was also a highlight

Lucy Spyrou Nov 2022

Alfonso was wonderful, he showed us how to navigate the the Snapseed app. He also explained the principles of photography, and how we can further improve on our mastery skills of taking the pics we love. Beautiful location, the Rocks, Sydney.

Ann McCallum Oct 2022

Friendly and approachable teacher in a beautiful, historic location. A well balanced mixture of theory and practical exercises. Useful for beginners but also those with prior photography experience.

Barbara Clark Oct 2022

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews

Alfonso is a fantastic teacher - he explained the processes to achieving a well composed photo at just the right pace for everyone to understand and keep up.
The locations were perfect and varied so there was always interesting photos to take.
The class was a lot of fun.

Barbara Clark Oct 2022

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews

Alfonso is a fantastic teacher - he explained the processes to achieving a well composed photo at just the right pace for everyone to understand and keep up.
The locations were perfect and varied so there was always interesting photos to take.
The class was a lot of fun.

Glyn Conlon Sep 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Thoroughly enjoyable.
The Rocks is a great location for photography and Alfonso was very clear with instructions and encouraging. He made the challenges very doable. A great afternoon.

Smartphone Photography Class review by Glyn Conlon - Sydney

Lynne McRae Sep 2022

Loved my afternoon, a
Alfonso was great, learnt a lot! Other participants were a lovely group! Thank you so much!

Elvin Koh Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The teacher was really friendly and open. He was an amazing guide and taught using non techno terms which was easy to understand.

Elodie Williams Aug 2022

Alfonso was very knowledgeable and the class was very well structured.
I highly recommend it!

Ingrid Clifford Aug 2022

Alfonso was fantastic, he was a patient teacher and was able to teach a Group with difference skills well.
He was inspiring and friendly and made the day fun. He also took us to some great spots to photograph in Sydney

Catherine Ashmore Aug 2022

Alfonso was lovely welcoming and gave positive feedback to our group. He is knowledgeable about his craft and offered assistance to us even post class.
I have learned much useful techniques to improve my photography using my iPhone. Plus what a wonderful backdrop to learn in the rocks in Sydney.

Genevieve Bevilacqua Jul 2022

Alfonso runs a fabulous course. It was very informative with great practical experience and supportive documentation. It was lovely to walk around The Rocks area and appreciate it from a new perspective. Everyone was having a wonderful time during the class. I feel better equipped to take photos with my new photography and editing skills. I highly recommend!

Marie-Claude Lazare Jul 2022

Alfonso is a friendly and creative teacher, demonstrating various techniques as well as allowing the participants to take the lead.
I was amazed to find out what my IPhone can do.
The tips and instructions to improve with the editing tools were easy to follow.
It was a great afternoon exploring the beautiful sites sound the Rocks.
I highly recommend this course.
Thank you

Photography class review by Marie-Claude Lazare - Sydney

Gemma Ramos Jul 2022

I had an enjoyable afternoon learning new things that my phone camera can do. We were also taught how compose a picture and to enhance by editing. Alfonso is very informative and engages with the students. I highly recommend people to take up this class.

Smartphone Photography Class review by Gemma Ramos - Sydney

Caroline Heske Jul 2022

We had a wonderful time (adult and 11yo). The class was very interactive with plenty of chances to practice between instructions. Everything was well explained and the photos we got out of the experience were great. My daughter and I both found it fun, and it gave us really practical ideas to take better photos in the future. Alfonso was very friendly and made you feel comfortable, and he took us to some great spots to get iconic photos as well as to explore.

James Quinn-Kumar Jul 2022

Highly recommend. Alfonso is a great teacher. Class was well paced, a good balance of theory and practice. Came away learning a lot more about my phone's camera, photography and even editing which I wasn't expecting. Perfect afternoon activity.

Tina Godfrey Jun 2022

Alfonso was very knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions or help out. Location and spots we visited were ok, some time spent on iconic locations would have been nice though. There was quite good mix of photography tips and editing although some more on the actual photography would have been beneficial. I didn't receive any materials before the class.

Danielle Bennett Jun 2022

Alonso and his wife were lovely - it was a great class walking round the rocks and I loved meeting a great group of people

Jo Breeze Jun 2022

Interesting and worthwhile experience. Good value for money and excellent teacher. A very enjoyable afternoon.

Photography class review by Jo Breeze - Sydney

Sanjeev Markanday Jun 2022

Smartphone photography course was well informative for us as the teacher gives attention to each person and answers your queries with patience while teaching. I found this course useful since I was not very well versed with my smartphone and now I know how to take photos and learnt to play around to create final results of the photo.

Peter Nguyen Jun 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Alfonso is a great teacher & easy to chat to! He explained everything clearly & left us with mini assignments so that we could practice. It was great getting feedback on the shots too so you continue to learn! Thanks so much

Carly Horwitz Jun 2022

Learned so much from Alfonso today! The class is definitely worth the price. Thank you!

Therese Abela-King Jun 2022

Thanks so much! Really enjoyed this course. It was both interesting and useful.
Thoroughly recommend!

Rebecca Falzon May 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended

Fantastic! Very knowledgeable and engaging.we really enjoyed the course. Would highly recommend to others.

Kathryn Croft May 2022

Loved every minute and learnt so much! Alfonso was incredibly knowledgeable and gave practical, usable advice that immediately improved my smartphone photos

Fallen Guthrie May 2022

Great class! The class had a good amount of content and covered technical and composition components of photography well. A fun and friendly introduction to using a phone to take beautiful photos on the go. Thanks Alfonso!

Nicholas Barletta May 2022

Alfonso was a great teacher. The class was exactly what We were after. Would recommend

Sabrina Walmsley Apr 2022

Enlightening and has made a huge difference to the way we think about using our smart phones and technology but also how we see ourselves. Course provided tricks and tips for both taking and editing photos + troubleshooting. People, Landscape and using leading lines were covered with little 'challenges' along the way. Alfonso was a great teacher, I would highly recommend this course which suited all smartphone users of all ages.

Annemarie Vaccaro Apr 2022

Friendly teacher, a nice walk around the Rocks. Learnt about features in my phone camera, and so tricks to take better pics.

Amanda Smith Apr 2022

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Thanks Tamara
The Smartphone photography course I took in Sydney was so informative.
Not just in what we learned in regards to our phones and photography, but also what we learned about The Rocks and Sydney in general.

Photography class review by Amanda Smith - Sydney

Michele Howie Apr 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I found the class really enjoyable. Alfonso is an experienced teacher and had structured the class so that he could teach us a new skill and then we had the opportunity to do it for ourselves and then practice it.

I would recommend this class.

Vivienne Nguyen Mar 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Alfonso is a great teacher who took the time to explain everything in detail. He is enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The class was small which allowed for questions and personalised guidance. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn the basics.

Stephanie Baraya Mar 2022

Really enjoyed the class and learnt alot. Alfonso is a great teacher and really takes the time to give everyone the time and interaction. I recommend

Rowan Romuld Mar 2022

Alfonso's years and years of experience both in photography and as a teacher shined through. I really enjoyed the class and learned a lot! I highly recommend this to anyone with a mobile phone that has a camera 5 Stars from me!

Photography class review by Rowan Romuld - Sydney

Helen Moody Mar 2022

This was an excellent course. In a short time we were able to learn a lot, and took some really good photos. Alphonso is a great teacher!

David Pangallo Feb 2022

Had a great time. Learned a lot, especially liked the app we used. Thanks again

Zoe Hoad Jan 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Excellent class that provided a good balance of technical and creative guidance in an easy to understand format. Alfonso was a great teacher and managed the group well in a very COVIDSafe way.

Susan McAinsh Dec 2021

If you are thinking that you may feel like a noddy doing this course, as everyone else may/will show you up, your skill levels are non-existent - think again! Alfonso provides a really supportive and inclusive atmosphere. He is knowledgeable and friendly.

I enjoyed this so much and learnt such a lot, I'm going to do it again! Even though Alfonso supplied us with 'cheat sheets' and much advice, I'm going to practice and then go back and get even better!

Do it!

Joanne Mitchell Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Had such a great day with Alfonzo. A great teacher with lots of useful tips. I came home with some great photographs

Photography class review by Joanne Mitchell - Sydney

Jennifer Davies Oct 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Great class by an enthusiastic and inspiring tutor. The Rocks with its contrasting walkways and historic architecture is an engaging setting for the class. Learning about light and structure, and how to draw in the viewer were very useful. Thanks Alfonso!

Photography class review by Jennifer Davies - Sydney

Naomi Pasilow May 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Alfonso told us what was happening for the class and asked our expectations. He answered all our questions and set realistic challenges. I learnt a lot today and enjoyed the class.

Amelia Priest May 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Excellent course and I learned more then I expected. Alfonso explains everything well. Course designed, it had theory and practice, so tips you learn you get to apply straight away.

Photography class review by Amelia Priest - Sydney

Liz McDougall Apr 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Alfonso was professional, patient and engaging. He was able to teach artistic and technical components in a way which will mean we can improve our photography long after this class. Handy tips and suggestions and plenty of encouragement made the group finish on a high. Thanks for a fabulous afternoon Alfonso!

Smartphone Photography Class review by Liz McDougall - Sydney

Khalil Tannous Apr 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

It was a very informative experience. Friendly and knowledgeable instructor. I definitely learned a lot.

Nathalie Rivet Jan 2021

Excellent informative workshop with a great mix of practical and technical tips. Working in a group was a great way to meet like minded people. Alfonso is personable and makes everyone- even the novice feel at ease! Highly recommend.

Elizabeth Wojtczak Dec 2020

The venue was good and very interesting to walk around. The Teacher was really informative and gave us good points and information; it was great to be able to put the new information into practice straight away with the photo "challenges" he set for us. I also liked his clear directions of where to meet and the time limit for each practice section. The small group of 4 was perfect and great to share our photos at the end of the day. Had a great time, thanks,

Adam Samuels Nov 2020

Great class, got to explore Sydney and learn the power of the smartphone camera. Alfonso was very good

John Murray Sep 2020

Alfonso was highly knowledgable, easy to understand, patient and eager for us to learn as much as we could. There were 5 in our group which was perfect. Highly recommend this adventure and most enjoyable too.

Laura Phillips Sep 2020

Amasing smartphone course,well worth going to.really enjoyed the tasks given and the interactiveness with those on the course.

Would highly recommend

Pippa Sav Jul 2020

Wonderful class. Relaxed learning environment with very approachable teacher. A good pace for all levels of experience. I learnt a lot and was also given tools and tips to continue learning even more in my own time later.

Meagan Lavery Jul 2020

I never knew I could take such great pictures with a smartphone.
We had a fan time learning about photography in general and the apps used to edit photos with our phones.

Ilona Gaudin Jun 2020

Alonso was super entertaining and informative, I feel more confident with my smart phone camera now, inspiring, thanks!

Hannah Macadam Mar 2020

Great teacher and a really inspiring and refreshing few hours spent in the Rockslooking at things differently, learning technical photography and editing skills and having a lot of fun! Thank you Alfonso

Jann Hughes Feb 2020

Although Alphonso's class was introductory I still felt we learnt a lot as well as plenty of suggestions & tools to explore and develop our skills further. Great value as well

Tara Wilkinson Feb 2020

Despite the difficult rainy conditions we learned a lot of great information and top tips.

In fact the rain presented some great opportunities. Alfonso answered all our questions and took us to some interesting spots for photography challenges.

Good investment of time and cash. Thanks

Ralph Allen Feb 2020

Good class explaining some fundamental concepts together with some practical exercises. Alfonso did a great job managing around the weather which provided the opportunity to explore some different techniques.

Sarah Murray Jan 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Great class. Very interactive and interesting. Got through many varieties of photography. Learnt a lot

Photography class review by Sarah Murray - Sydney

Leo Kratzert Dec 2019

Great Class! Amazing and friendly teacher! Works with everyones wishes and expectations. Learned a lot about editing and composition. Good start to get more into photography.
Thank you!

Ashutosh Shukla Dec 2019

Was a bit short but covered a lot and learnt some cool tips to take some great photos.

Adam Newman Dec 2019

Passionate and knowledgeable in area of photography with mobile phones. Great base in getting more value from your phone

Karen Ryan Nov 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I bought Alfonso's course as a gift for my sons birthday and we brought two friends as well. We all loved the course and learned so much. Alfonso is a natural teacher, he is extremely knowledgeable and makes it a very enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend this course. Thanks Alfonso!

Laurie Bizouard Nov 2019

Alfonso was a great teacher, we learnt a lot of things and had a great time.
Definitely recommend.

Smartphone Photography Class review by Laurie Bizouard - Sydney

Reem Altoukhi Nov 2019

Amazing course and teacher

Peter Brauer Nov 2019

Alfonso was easy to understand and very patient when answering questions. Friendly and easy going. The area around the Rock in Sydney was a great location for photo taking.

Yvonne Johanneman Oct 2019

Chris was a great teacher. He addressed every concern we had and helped my son, who had a Huawei phone (while everybody else had Samsung or Apple). Chris taught us every part of our phone camera and most of what was in Snapseed. Overall, an informative and well-executed workshop. We enjoyed it. Thank you Chris!

Helen Parsons Sep 2019

Class was wonderful, teacher really great & extremely good instructions and examples. Would recommend him highly.

Yan Zhang Sep 2019

Chris was great. It was a really fun learning experience. I think it has opened a new door for both of us

Thanks again!

Marla Minow Aug 2019

I loved the 3 hour smartphone photography class led by Alfonso.
He is an engaged and knowledgeable teacher who was able to keep me and the other students fascinated throughout the afternoon. We were a diverse group and Alfonso's charm and wit, combined with his technical understanding of photography allowed for an interactive afternoon of learning and laughter.

I highly recommend this course led by Alfonso for anyone like me who used their smartphone camera all the time without understanding basic elements of photography

Wendy Stainlay Aug 2019

We enjoyed having a few hours of photography iPhone tuition and editing in Snapseed with Alfonso. We will make good use of his tips to enhance our travel photos.

Photography class review by Wendy Stainlay - Sydney

Nessie Shaw Aug 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Excellent class great teacher and patient with an absolute beginner like me thanks very much Alfonso

Despina Tracey Jun 2019

Really good class. Learnt a lot of new techniques and tips that will be really useful in the future. Great location and really convenient.

Sue Hancock Jun 2019

Excellent course , great to get the best from your smartphone camera. Alfonso is a great teacher who makes sure you cover what you would like to know.

Cathy McMenamin Jun 2019

It was an enjoyable day, and I learned a few handy tips that I can use

Nathalie Suarjaya Jun 2019

Had a Great time during My Ifone photography course with Alfonso in the Rocks
Alfonso Was a Great teacher ,very professional ,Kind and approachable.he has So much experience and Was a wealth of information in teaching us the BASIC tricks of photography with My Ifone.
The Rocks is such a Brilliant venue .
The group Was small and that made it easy to interact with Alfonso.
Great time of. The Day to be doing that course for the light .
Over All a Great course I choose amongst many others and as a bday present from My best Friend
Both Ian and Alfonso responded straight away when I contacted them and were very accomodating when I had to changes dates .thank you again .Awesome course and day .

Smartphone Photography Class review by Nathalie Suarjaya - Sydney

Sheila Trotman Jun 2019

Fantastic course & I learnt a lot. Alfonso was brilliant & patient & even arranged a fabulous sunset! I would recommend this course to anyone - really great value for money - thank you Alfonso!

Smartphone Photography Class review by Sheila Trotman - Sydney

Martin Taylor May 2019

We were very pleased with the course and our teacher. Chris was friendly, patient and knowledgeable. The course covered both general artistic improvement and , for me, showed me the capabilities of the latest smart phone technology
As I am hiking for a couple of months in Europe in a few weeks it convinced me that a phone is all that is required to capture my journey
I recommend it to beginners and experienced DSRL photographers
Many thanks

Kirsteen Fisscher May 2019

Fantastic introduction to the basics. Our teacher Chris was engaging, interesting and full of great tips and tricks to help maximize the iPhone camera at our fingertips. It was also a brilliant way to explore a gorgeous part of Sydney - would highly recommend for the newbie photo buff in all of us ✌

Smartphone Photography Class review by Kirsteen Fisscher - Sydney

Victoria Morish May 2019

My daughter and I really enjoyed the course. Chris was great and very informative and it was really lovely to walk around The Rocks and see and photo some of the history of the area.

Photography class review by Victoria Morish - Sydney

Stacey Macdonald Mar 2019

I learnt so much about the camera features on the smartphone and different ways of editing pictures. So glad I did the class.

Tessa Albanis Feb 2019

I throughly enjoyed this course, Alfonso was great. He covered everything from perspective, lighting and angles. He showed us how to adjust our pictures to achieve the best results. I would highly recommend this course and I will be doing a few more in the future.

Smartphone Photography Class review by Tessa Albanis - Sydney

Stefanie Collins Feb 2019

I bought this for my father for a gift and he loved it. The instructor, location and class material were all amazing and he hasn't stopped talking about it. Definitely recommend.

Margaret Griffin Feb 2019

Chris was very helpful with iPhone photography but the invitation for the course indicated that it was for camera not iphone. We had 2 Samsung owners and 1 Sony so we were not all on the same page. No instructions at all for camera photography during the course. Location good and lots of opportunities to use Snapseed and learn it.

Photography class review by Margaret Griffin - Sydney

Anna Salleh Feb 2019

Teacher did really well considering there were so many different phone types among the participants.
Venue was fun and tip sheet was good except not entirely relevant to my phone.
I did gain some basic knowledge to help on my journey to find out how to take better photos with my smartphone.
Suggest in future that it would be useful to have separate classes for Android/Samsung and iPhone.

Katherine Beaumont Dec 2018

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

This class was beyond expectations. Our guide Chris (who filled in for Alfonso) was fantastic. He was easy to follow and a great combination of what we were doing and how to do it and then actually putting it into practice. Chris made sure that we then knew what we were doing after we had left.
I was surprised with how much I can do with the smartphone (did you know you can make buildings look straight?- to know more do the course!) as well as editing on the go- so quick and fun. Already I am making use of what I have learnt.
It was a practical coarse as well as really lovely wondering around The Rocks and seeing it through a photographers eye.
A great afternoon.
Thank you

Smartphone Photography Class review by Katherine Beaumont - Sydney

Amber Toal Nov 2018

One of the best time and money investments I've made in a while! Alfonso is both knowledgable in his trade and great at teaching - a combination that very few people can master. His insights have served me well since the class and the handout he provided is SO helpful! Can't recommend this class enough - if you're thinking about it, do it! You won't regret it!

Lily Widodo Nov 2018

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

My smartphone photography knowledge has definitely increased drastically. Thank you for all the tips Chris, I now know what to do with all the camera functions, feel like having a brand new phone again.

Photography class review by Lily Widodo - Sydney

Vilas Hirani Oct 2018

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

An enjoyable & informative few hours Alfonso is an experienced instructor & I picked up a few good tips on editing!

Smartphone Photography Class review by Vilas Hirani - Sydney

Maria Shaw Oct 2018

This course was engaging and lots of fun. Alfonso was a very good teacher and explained things in an easy to understand way.

He set interesting challenges to illustrate his points and we edited photos on site - which was great. He took us to outstanding locations where we practiced what we had learnt.

A thoroughly enjoyable learning experience and I think my photos have really improved as a result.

Photography class review by Maria Shaw - Sydney

Jemma Carlisle Sep 2018

Great class. Alfonso knew his stuff and made the teachings enjoyable. Well paced and easy enough to follow. Really enjoyed exploring my local area looking through a different lens.

Photography class review by Jemma Carlisle - Sydney

Anne Gillespie Aug 2018

Alfonso is an excellent teacher. I see images from a different perspective now. Thank you for opening up our minds with new skills from behind the camera.

Kelly Murphy Aug 2018

Excellent, Alfonso was a great teacher, with a lot of technical knowledge and some unexpected insights on the history of the Rocks, making it really worth doing. I recommend this to anyone who wants to increase their knowledge

Adam Wollins Jun 2018

Alfonso is a consummate professional who's expertise in his field shows through in this class. I'm a qualified trainer and can therefore make for a tough student but the way the course was structured and delivered was fun and informative which meant we learnt a lot Worth every cent.

Do you have to be a certain age to do this?

No age limit as long as you can walk with a basic level of fitness.

*Can minors under 16 years of age join the workshop?*

Minors (From 8-15 years) must be accompanied by an adult unless written
consent is given before hand (12-15 years).

Minors and adults are charged at the same price.

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Day and Night Photography Class

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label $170 - $199

Smartphone Night Photography Class

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Smartphone Photography Class for Corporate Events

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label $50

Private Photography Class

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date_range Your choice of time

location_on Comes to you

label $299 - $798 per group

Private Photography Class: Sunrise Seascape

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location_on The Rocks

label $299

Learn How to Use Your Camera

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label $39 - $49

Learn Editing on Lightroom Classic

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Learn Photo Editing on Smartphone

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Learn Smartphone Photography from Home

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Learn Photography Composition

5.0 (3)

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Learn Smartphone Photography: Sydney Harbour

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date_range Your choice of time



label $99 - $999 per group

Learn Smartphone Photography Series

date_range Your choice of time



label $109

Northern Japan Photography Course and Tour

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Sydney

label $6,500 - $7,500

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