Smartphone Photography Course

Make the most of your smartphone camera!

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)

Have a smartphone but feel like you could be taking better photos with it? This course is for you.

Discover (or re-discover) the beautiful city of Adelaide, in this fun and creative photography workshop. You'll be led by an expert who will show you how to master photo composition, control exposure, use the best settings for your mobile, and edit your photos. You'll get hands-on exercises and individual feedback to ensure that your skills are well-honed by the end of this class.

This class will go ahead regardless of the weather, as there are sheltered areas available.

Your Adelaide teacher will be one of the following:

Daniel Purvis is a professional photographer with a passion for capturing the energy, talent, drama and teamwork present on film sets and live productions. When not on set, Daniel loves to shoot editorial and lifestyle photography with a documentary lean, capturing the essence of every moment.

Sarah specialises in people and places, commercial and editorial photography and has over ten years of experience.

Sofia Calado, whose art practise uses photography, video, installation, performance and sculpture as a vehicle for exploring the self and society through the body. She is also a passionate educator and works as a lecturer for the Visual Arts and Creative Industries faculties at Adelaide College of the Arts.

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
  • Please download "Snapseed" for photo editing prior to the class
  • Please bring your fully charged mobile with lots of space for taking photos
  • Come in comfort! Bring sunglasses, good walking shoes, umbrella, etc
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 unique gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


18 King William Street, Adelaide Sa

Smartphone Photography Course location
Your teacher
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.

Verified reviews

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Naomi Dixon Oct 2023

The setting was great in four different locations in the city centre. The leader was friendly and informative and she encouraged questions and made sure we all had feedback. The instructions were easy to follow and very useful.
The group size was perfect, just the four of us.
We learnt a lot of useful skills to improve our phone photography and have enjoyed using these skills already. Thanks

Philippa Malone Aug 2023

Our teacher was very friendly and I enjoyed the couple of hours we had together.
I felt I learnt enough to use the camera on my phone more effectively and was pleased to know how to edit my shots.
The class was fun and informative.

Jenny Searle May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Really great afternoon. Learned lots of handy tricks, some blew our minds. Daniel was very helpful and knowledgeable with a good sense of humour.

Ric Bierbaum Jan 2023

Sarah was friendly, informative and very knowledgeable. She paced this session really well and provided us all with opportunities to have our questions answered. Thank you.

Karen Drieberg Nov 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Sarah’s class was well planned and included interesting locations to focus on different aspects of photo composition. Sarah also showed the group different camera functions on their phones at each place, and we were able to experiment and implement them at our own pace. Exploring Snapseed as an editing app was done in a friendly group environment with plenty of time to experiment with its features.
This class was excellent value for money and catered to all levels of interest.

Gregorina Kalyvaas Oct 2022

Really learned apt about rethinking how photos are taken and great knowledge provided in relation to photoshopping. Thankyou so much. Could have done more than only 2 hours.

Susanne Thanheiser Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Sarah did a great job! At each site she gave an introduction to a certain aspect that we should focus on. She took time for each person, was very supportive and helpful. She has a great sense of humour. I can highly recommend the course.

Smartphone Photography Course review by Susanne Thanheiser - Adelaide

Aaron McAtee Sep 2022

Fantastic teacher who knew her stuff. Took away some very good tips about utilising my camera on our upcoming overseas trip.

Edddie Treacy Jul 2022

My son and I really enjoyed the tour! Guide Tom was experienced, knowledgeable and super friendly. We both learned a lot. Thanks for having us

Bernadette McLachlan Jul 2022

Thanks spent time really trying to help individuals with personal photo interests and incorporated the group to learn from each other

Tracey Reardon Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Tom was a fabulous guide, informative and very helpful - would definitely highly recommend this course.

Leanne Pridham May 2022

Lovely afternoon out. Guide knowledgeable and patience. Learnt some knew photography tips & enjoyed seeing parts of the city from a different view.

Kirst James Aug 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended

you could download the app and do this yourself. It was mostly walking around and taking photos of things and then playing with the app. Didn't learn much. No fed back from the photos taken after the 2nd place visited. would not recommend this as knew most of it and my daughter already knew this and was showing me how to use the app and things

Teacher's response

Appreciate your review despite being the first ever 3 stars (usually 4-5 stars). On the photo walk all my photo tutors are highly skilled at teaching. Feedback about your own photos is always available but not forced. Sorry to hear about your experience. Alfonso

Tania Harp Mar 2021

Very informative, Daniel easy a fantastic teacher with a wealth of knowledge.
Would definitely recommend, thank you!

Sofia Bernardi Feb 2021

It was amazing, I got 1 on 1 experience and focused on my challenging points. I learnt a lot and had so much fun!

Fiona Campbell Jan 2021

Dan was very knowledgeable and encouraging to students of various levels.
I appreciated learning more about editing photos, something I’ve not done before. Dan give hints on lighting, contrast, shadowing and looking at things from a totally different perspective when framing photos. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and would highly recommend it.
Unfortunately it was a very hot day and I was fading a bit by the end of it.
Nevertheless, very, very worthwhile.
I edited the photo below and like the table tops which are like stepping stones, leading to who knows where.
Thanks Dan!

Vanita Miller Nov 2020

Daniel was very knowledgeable and a great teacher. It was great being in a small group as you got plenty of one on one time. The areas we visited to take photos were great and I particularly enjoyed the botanical gardens. I really enjoyed learning about how to edit photos.

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