Smartphone Photography Class

Discover Melbourne and make the most of your smartphone

2.5 hours Class size 1 to 8

label $80 - $99 (or 4 payments of $20 - $24.75 Afterpay)
($99 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $90 for 2 guests, $85 for 3 guests, $80 for 4+ guests)

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, vibrant graffiti, 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:

Francine, a Swiss born, Melbourne based photographer who has travelled extensively. Francine is fluent in English, German and French and has an affinity for different cultures and traditions.

Stefano, an Italian born, based in Melbourne, he is a travel photographer with a passion for cycling that takes him to ride around the world in a minimalistic form, few clothes and his camera gear.

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

If you'd like a private class, please see details and book it here
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 or anniversary gift.

Alfonso's Photography Tours adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.


RMIT City Campus, 124 La Trobe St, Melbourne VIC

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Alfonso's Photography Tours
Alfonso's Photography Tours

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4.9 (244)

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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Megan Dangelo May 2022

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.

Reply from this teacher:

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.

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Peter Rundle Dec 2021

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

Vardhini Kothari Nov 2021

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

Smartphone Photography Class review by Vardhini Kothari Sydney

Leah McLaren Nov 2021

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

Smartphone Photography Class review by Leah McLaren

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

23 ClassBento workshops attended • 23 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

Photography workshop review by Norm Crowley

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

Smartphone Photography Class review by Bronwyne Bellars

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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