Smartphone Photography Class

Learn boss smartphone photography techniques to make your images pop!

2.5 hours Class size 1 to 10 (public classes), 4 to 30

label $90 (or 4 payments of $22.50 Afterpay)

Learn to utilise that camera in your smartphone to its full potential and take spectacular photos and videos that are ready for immediate social media posting!

Scott McGale is an internationally recognised advertising and editorial photographer who is going to lend you his expertise for this two-and-a-half-hour class smartphone photography class.

Circular Quay and the historic Rocks is the location for this class. Its world-famous signature imagery means you will leave the class with excellent share-able photos, videos and stories you’ll be proud of.

You will learn:

  • How to control focusing
  • How to control exposure
  • How to control depth of field
  • Creative composition
  • How to optimize lighting
  • About lighting direction
  • How to process the image
  • Storytelling techniques

A maximum of 10 students ensures plenty of individual attention where required. Full notes are also provided.

Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
What you'll get
  • Expert tuition with Scott McGale.
  • Full class notes.
What to bring
This course is suitable for iPhone, Samsung, Oppo, LG, Huawei and some others. It is important though, that your phone is no older than three years.

George Street, The Rocks NSW

This venue is within walking distance from Circular Quay station (700m).

Your teacher can also travel within 50 kms of The Rocks for private classes

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Editorially in the UK, Scott shot for Vogue, Arena, Marie Claire, Elle, GQ, The Sunday Times Magazine and others. While in Australia he has shot for Marie Claire, Instyle,, and the Sunday Telegraph. His Beauty, Fashion and Portraiture work has been published in over 20 countries around the globe, including Europe and the USA.

During his time in London, he shot more than a dozen Sunday Times Magazine covers. His Kissing Cover was included in an international exhibition of the Sunday Times 100 best covers and published in Cover Story (2006). The exhibition toured the world, and his Frankencience Cover was voted cover of the decade and is on permanent display at the Times Head Office in Wapping, London.

Scott had been based in London since 1995. Late in 2007 he relocated back to his home country of Australia and now lives in Sydney. In 2008, his portrait of a birth was included in Sydney Life Exhibition, and displayed in Hyde Park in the City for 2 months.

Apart from shooting Advertising campaigns and Editorial spreads for magazines, he is married with 2 lovely daughters and is often having a swim with them in the morning at Manly Beach.

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Yesim Karasu Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Had a lovely time exploring the Rocks and learning some basics about how to use my camera and take better shots. Scott was helpful and willing to share his expertise with us. Would definitely recommend!

Smartphone Photography Class review by Yesim Karasu - Sydney

Anne-Marie Molloy Mar 2023

Really enjoyed the class. Scott was very accommodating and very knowledgeable. Covered a lot of content in a short time. Would definitely book another course with Scott. Would definitely recommend this course.

Yiwei Li Nov 2022

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews

Scott knows the tricks in taking nice pictures on smartphone and he explains and demonstrates so well. Had a play around with the camera and the app. Really appreciate his work and enjoyed this workshop.

Charlotte Valente May 2022

Beautiful place and way to capture the beauty of Sydney with a great teacher. Highly recommend.

Julian Kuehne May 2022

Scott is an amazing teacher who definitely knows his stuff and is very much into photography!

In his class, we learned how to control the smartphone camera, some basic tips on how to shoot different photos covering everything from landscape to portraits, and how to process those pictures on the fly.

It doesn't matter what phone you are using, it should not be older than three years tho.

Sue Douglas Dec 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

I loved this class. I learnt how to take photos with my smartphone and once you know how it was easy and fun to do. It was fun editing our photos on Adobe Photoshop. I thought it was fantastic that we did a little walking tour and took photos along the way with tips from Scott.

Scott was very helpful, gave lots of tips and even though I had an android instead of an iPhone he knew and would explore my phone to help me. It was lovely to do an in person class and have the interaction between all the students and Scott.

I would thoroughly recommend Scott and this course.

Catherine Wall Feb 2020

Fabulous! Although our class was officially cancelled due to the weather, Scott kindly braved the rain and went out of his way to accomodate us as we were only in Sydney for this weekend. Although Scott is obviously a serious pro photographer, he was able to patiently talk us low-tech baby boomers through the absolute basics and we picked up a heap of tricks in the session. He tailored our experience to help us improve photography needed for our business. Therefore, not only was it an entertaining morning, but a very worthwhile investment. We highly recommend this class.

Elyse Adams Jan 2020

Had a great one on one class learnt lots about my I phone camera Scott really knows his stuff and gets it across to the student well great experience

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