Smartphone Photography Class

Discover Melbourne and make the most of your smartphone

2.5 hours Class size 1 to 10

label $85 - $109 (or 4 payments of $21.25 - $27.25 Afterpay)
($109 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $99 for 2 guests, $90 for 3 guests, $85 for 4+ guests. $150 per class surcharge applies for private classes)

In this fun and hands-on workshop, you'll learn lots of tips and tricks to improve your smartphone photography.

You'll be guided on a learning tour where you'll see and capture Melbourne's hidden cafe laneways and colonial architecture. You'll see some of Melbourne's most iconic buildings through a new lens, like RMIT and the State Library Of Victoria.

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:

  • Learn about composition
  • Hands on challenges to put theory into practice.
  • Control your ISO and exposure
  • 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

Suitable for all smartphones (Apple, Samsung and others). Runs for approx 3 hours.

Your Melbourne teacher will be either of:
Paul, Luke, Tanya or Belle all professional photographers very experienced in their respective genres and excellent photo tutors as well.

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
What to bring
To bring:
  • Your smartphone, with fully charged battery and loads of space to take many photos
  • Hat, sunglasses, sun-lotion & water
  • Good walking shoes
  • Umbrella (just in case)
Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 8 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


Ormond statute, 124 la trobe street Melbourne Vic (varies by date; click the date selector to see details)

Smartphone Photography Class location
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Alfonso's Photography Tours
Alfonso's Photography Tours

Learning Adventures

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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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Grahame Reader Nov 2023

I recently had the pleasure of taking Tania's smartphone photography class in Melbourne, and I must say it was an absolutely delightful experience. Tania's expertise and passion for photography shone through every aspect of the class.

From the very beginning, Tania created a warm and welcoming environment that encouraged creativity. She has an impressive knowledge of smartphone photography techniques and was able to convey complex concepts in a way that was easy to understand. Her teaching style is both engaging and patient, making the learning process enjoyable.

What sets Tania apart is her hands-on approach to teaching. She didn't just tell us about photography; instead, she actively guided each of us through practical exercises some with challenges to complete, providing constructive feedback along the way. This interactive approach not only enhanced my skills but also boosted my confidence in using my smartphone for photography.

Tania took the time to address individual questions and concerns. Her genuine interest in our progress made the class feel personalised and ensured that everyone received the attention they needed.

Thanks to Tania's guidance, I now feel equipped to capture fantastic photos no matter where I am. Her insights have given me a newfound confidence in my smartphone photography skills. The class not only improved my technical abilities but also fostered a deeper appreciation for the art of capturing moments in time.

Overall, I highly recommend Tania's smartphone photography class to anyone looking to enhance their photography skills using a smartphone. Tania's expertise, coupled with her friendly and approachable demeanor, creates a fantastic learning experience that is both informative and enjoyable.

Irwin Kim Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Belle was an excellent guide. I learnt lots during the day and looking forward to putting these new tools into practice!

Rachael Mamo Jun 2023

Belle was incredible kind, helpful and easy going. Not only did we learn, but it was fun and she also followed up with some useful tips and advice.

Smartphone Photography Class review by Rachael Mamo - Melbourne

Greg Whiffin May 2023

Belle was fantastic in showing all aspects of Iphone photography. Her demeanor made it easy to understand and appreciate her love of photograpy.

Suba Surianarayanan May 2023

It is a good course for learning the basics of mobile photography. Basic techniques were covered along with basic editing tools. The teacher demonstrated the techniques with enthusiasm.

Mike Yates Feb 2023

Very instructive and great interpersonal skills. We learnt both how to take good photos and how to manipulate them subsequently. First class!

Christine Ganosis Jan 2023

The teacher was great, friendly & knowledgeable. I also got to discover Melbourne through a new lens

Photography class review by Christine Ganosis - Melbourne

Jane Routley Jan 2023

Had lots of fun doing this course. Our tutor Tania was knowledgeable, ethusaistic and clear. I learnt a lot and had great fun doing it.

Sharna Black Nov 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Learnt lots, have much better composition and understanding of good smartphone photos since taking the class.

Anna Xia Nov 2022

106 ClassBento workshops attended • 103 reviews

We had Luke David as our teacher and he went through a lot of detail from composition to lighting to editing photos all on our phones. We met at the Ormond statue on RMIT campus and then went to the state library followed by the RMIT design school, we took many photos which he critiqued and edited to perfection. Finally he discussed about taking portraits. It was a very enjoyable afternoon, learnt lots.

Photography class review by Anna Xia - Melbourne

Alison Thompson Nov 2022

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

Thank you Luke for sharing your expert knowledge. It was a fun afternoon with lots of creative opportunities and fabulous locations.
Photo of Luke the instructor.

Smartphone Photography Class review by Alison Thompson - Melbourne

Joenie Menkens Oct 2022

We had a great day, our instructor Paul was fantastic! He was prepared to share and explain his love of photography and tips and tricks he has picked up along the way. The course was designed to work well with all phone operating types, our group consisted of iPhone and Google Pixel phones, and he was more than happy to work with both. I found a number of functions and features i didn't know i had with my phone and i was pretty chuffed with the pictures i ended up with. Thanks again to Paul and the rest of the group, a great day!

Nicole Walker Oct 2022

A really interesting class held by Paul. He shared lots of tips and tricks that are easily accessible on my smartphone that I never knew about. The class was small so we got personal help and it was held at RMIT city campus which was easy to get to and was an interesting place to explore.

Petra Frank Aug 2022

Content and pace was great. Had an enjoyable afternoon learning some new skills. Would recommend this course

Megan Dangelo May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I went in with some basic knowledge of elements of design. I came out learning more than I thought I would - including Marco and portrait tips. Teacher was knowledgeable and shared a free editing app that made photography was tangible for newbies. Would recommend!

Cassandra Head Mar 2022

Our teacher was great, they took the time with everyone there to make sure we got good photos and edited them well and we learned a lot, it was excellent.

Paul Moss Mar 2022

The class was awesome. Luke gave great tips which I'll be able to use when taking photos.

Helen Curmi Feb 2022

Francine was very knowledgeable, engaging, structured the class well and was fun. I leaned heaps and would highly recommend Francine!

Arsha Raghavan Feb 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

I had fun and got somethings out of it , but I felt the flow of the class was all over the place from a newbie perspective.

Teacher's response

Thanks for your recent review. As this has never happened before you are welcome to come back again for free if that helps you meet your requirements. Please feel free to provide more detailed feedback.

Warm regards

Megan Rooney Dec 2021

He was great! Super lovely and very knowledgeable, kept it interesting and kept everyone included. We had a great time.

Peter Rundle Dec 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Teacher was great with a fantastic knowledge of techniques
Very enjoyable and think I learned a lot

Vardhini Kothari Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Had a great time and learnt new skills. Fantastic team of photographers. Would love to attend more classes.

Leah McLaren Nov 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Paul was super helpful, friendly and understanding. He really helped me to use the various setting

Mirjana Gligorevic Nov 2021

It was a great tour and I learnt some great and useful IPhone photography skills.

Jennifer Stubbs Apr 2021

Enjoyed class Stef explained things well.
Enjoyed using Snapseed app and will use this a lot .

Ania Krysztofiak Mar 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Lots of useful tips and tricks that I hadn't known before, and a lovely afternoon spent walking around noticing the beauty of our city. Recommend!

Jag Singh Mar 2021

Peter was fantastic, great session, delivered at a good pace, and created a nice learning atmosphere

Christoph Zwolinski Mar 2021

Peter Gidney is really excellent teacher. He had been great explain more how use better picture with mobile.

Fiona Lerk Feb 2021

29 ClassBento workshops attended • 35 reviews

the teaching was excellent with good tips for better photos and introduction to an app to enhance the photos

Norm Crowley Feb 2021

Tutor, Peter, presented a wealth of photography experience and knowledge to our small group of six that allowed group interaction and one to one advice (in a COVID safe way).
Discussion progressed through the basic (but often unknown) smartphone features, many of the 10 aspects of composition and then included many of the skills of enhancement to present a resultant image that would impress any Social Media user.
Further comments on control of ISO and exposure settings together with commentary on still life, abstract and landscapes, (in addition to the street portraits and architecture) would enhance the presentation.
A session outcome that has certainly changed my 'click and hope' photography to give me the awareness of a better 'click and presentation'
After only 3 hrs attached photos from MEL with additional personal photographs from with learnings from this day

Bronwyne Bellars Feb 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Stefano was great, he was interesting and very knowledgeable. The location was perfect and I leant a lot of valuable tools

Shane Williams Jan 2021

Our guide clearly knew a lot about photography and I think my photos are better than they were before so mission accomplished.

Danielle Peleg Dec 2020

Great course, learned lots of useful tips and had a lot of fun. Stef was very knowledgeable and patient. Highly recommend!

Cathie Beach Feb 2020

Really enjoyed the smartphone photography class. Relevant content, great explanations too. Lots of content and further tips. Stef was attentive and encouraging in his guidance. Highly recommend!

Guo Chen Sep 2019

I found out teacher today has demonstrated solid experience and knowledge about photography. The topic for today is well covered and articulated clearly in details. We have been encouraged to take the chance to practice the skills being learnt and it is helpful to remember and digest. Great experience!

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