Smartphone Photography Course

Unleash the full potential 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)

Looking for things to do in Brisbane this weekend? Take your photography game to the next level with nothing but your smartphone!

In this fun and creative workshop, you'll learn tips and tricks to take better photos with your smartphone. You'll learn about composition, control exposure, and put theory into practice on some of Brisbane's most scenic attractions. You'll get individualised photo critiques to help you develop your skills further.

Learn more about photographing street portraits, architecture, still life, abstract, and cityscapes, and learn to edit and enhance your photos.

You'll cover places like:

  • Brisbane Town Hall
  • Brisbane War Memorial
  • Queen Street Mall
  • Brisbane Botanical Gardens

This class is suitable for all smartphones.

Your Brisbane teacher will be one of the following:

Nikky, a Brisbane based commercial photographer specialising in event, portrait and wedding photography with a Bachelor Degree in Photography from Griffith University in Southbank, Brisbane.

Sarah, a press photographer for the last 20 years, who has had the privilege of working with some incredible people and also covered some of our biggest national and international events including natural disasters, the Iraq War and political storms. Passing on her passion for photography is a welcome break from the chaos to calm her down with like-minded people.

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
Perfect for beginners.
What you'll get
Two-and-a-half hours of expert tuition, including individualised photo critiques to help you develop your skills further.
What to bring
Your smartphone (fully charged).
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 nice gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


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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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Rich Raymont Nov 2023

The teacher was very friendly and knowledgeable and the subject matter was varied so we got to experience a few different styles of photography. Great as an introduction to getting more from your smartphone.

Bruce Hobson Oct 2023

Claudia’s personality, knowledge and teaching skills made the course very enjoyable. I recommend this course.

Patsy Oct 2023

The teacher was amazing and had very clear, simple instructions.

I light every aspect, particularly setting up the contrast before taking the photo.

I considered myself a good mobile phone photographer but this has absolutely taken me to the next level.

Andrea Webb Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Teacher was very experienced and helped everyone individually. Location was perfect to trial our photography for travel!

Shelley Mino Sep 2023

Claudia was great, we learnt a lot, all very interesting and helpfull. The Anzac square was an excellent venue

Smartphone Photography Course review by Shelley Mino - Brisbane

Trudy Campbell Sep 2023

Claudia was amazing and new her stuff. It was a great course. I would recommend to others

Kerri Smith Aug 2023

Easy communication and reminders for course. Nikky was fantastic through out. Remained calm with unexpected challenges. Provided clear instructions and helpful tips. Encouraging and patient. Definitely recommend to get the most out of your phone. Looking forward to taking fabulous photos in the US next month.

Smartphone Photography Course review by Kerri Smith - Brisbane

John Uri Aug 2023

17 ClassBento workshops attended • 15 reviews

Nikky was great and helpful with our questions of how to make professional photos and all the hints on the SnapSeed App.
Have took photos and played around with SnapSeed which it has given me confidence to make professional photos with my iPhone.

Very happy of knowing how to use my iPhone to make great photos.

Photography class review by John Uri - Brisbane

Dianne Walsh Jul 2023

A worthwhile course and teacher Cindy was excellent. Learned lots and plenty to think about when taking photos.

Cathy Reeves Jul 2023

Claudia was very personable, friendly and knowledgeable.
Thoroughly enjoyed the course.
Highly recommend. Thank you.

Ruth Holliday Jul 2023

Claudia was very friendly and helpful. Locations were interesting and beautiful parts of Brisbane - well chosen.

Priscilla Bustamante Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Calm, helpful, knowledgeable, engaged, clear instructions, friendly
Covered all the elements outlined in course description.

Heather McNeil Jan 2023

I am not very fit so was worried about walking around town - but the instructor kept a really gentle pace so the couple of older ladies and I had no problems keeping up. In addition my phone is an Iphone 7+ that was bought nearly 10 years ago but the instructor still showed me how to get the best out of my camera - actually they looked professional - I'm the family photographer now!

Catherine Stanley Oct 2022

Thoroughly enjoyable course, loved walking through the city and applying the information directly on different subjects in various locations. Nicky was encouraging and helpful to everyone in the group. Highly recommended.

Smartphone Photography Course review by Catherine Stanley - Brisbane

Wendy Arnott Oct 2022

Really enjoyed the smartphone photography class. Nikki was an excellent instructor. She was very approachable and knowledgeable and kept things moving at a good pace.

Natasha Stewart Oct 2022

I had a great afternoon learning some
new photo editing tricks with Nikky. I will definitely be putting into practice some of these techniques in my future

Robyn Oct 2022

Enjoyed the class.As I normally use a camera because I have weakness in left hand the class has given me confidence to use the phone and still get good photos.

Smartphone Photography Course review by Robyn  - Brisbane

Christine Young Oct 2022

Claudia was very patient with a class of mixed experience and various phones.
She was extremely patient with us.

Chris Cameron Oct 2022

Claudia is a lovely person with a gentle engaging manner. She was very calm and helpful to everyone.
The course was very basic which was good for me as I have always been just a point and press with my phone and edit the photos later. I enjoyed learning how to control factors such as the light at the time of taking the photo and will also find Snapseed very helpful in the future. It’s super easy to use so looking forward to that.
I like taking arty photos so the texture component appealed too and I shall be practicing now to get Rembrandt lighting on my portraits.
Many Thanks to Claudia.

Marlene Fegan Sep 2022

Every thing was great. Very informative. Pity my phone doesn’t have a better camera.

Therese Korte Sep 2022

Sarah was an excellent teacherexplained everything wellbalance of demonstration and trying out tools with guidance. Very positive and enjoyable experience. Having Claudia assist was a bonus, providing one on one help as needed.

Catherine Moore Aug 2022

The teacher was great. Took time to enable each of us to find different settings on our phones. Class size of only 3 meant lots of help too

Sandy Minck Jul 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

We learnt so much in a short space of time. The teacher was great. Gave some theory, then a related task. Really enjoyed the experience.

Amelia Raby May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Loved my smartphone photo course - thanks to Nikky (the instructor) for choosing great spots in the city to help us to learn some of the features of taking a great photo ! Such a great afternoon !

Photography class review by Amelia Raby - Brisbane

Alison Carlisle Oct 2021

We did the iPhone photography course with Sarah - she was a great teacher! We all learnt a lot and have improved our phone photos so much! Thanks very much :)

Robyn Barnsley Sep 2021

Our instructor Nikki was excellent. Very patient, friendly and knowledge. I learnt so much about taking great photos with my iPhone and using Snapseed to filter my photos to get different effects.
I would be happy to attend another class with Nikki.
Our location was the beautiful Brisbane city, this is a value for money class. Highly recommend it.

Photography class review by Robyn Barnsley - Brisbane

Sue Pengilly May 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Sarah was a lovely teacher who obviously has a passion for what she does. The class was relaxed and fun and we felt that we learnt a lot. Would recommend highly.

Fernanda Dahlstrom May 2021

Leant lots about how to get the most out of my smartphone camera - thank you

Margaret Blumel Apr 2021

Sarah was very good teacher, we learnt alot on different aspects of photograph. Venue was good. Would of been better if it wasn't overcast.

Cecily Gamble Mar 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The teacher Nikky was very friendly and approachable as well as knowledgeable.The venues were good to find subjects to photograph and use the tips provided by Nikky and the app. The value of the course was good. I learned a lot and that I should update my phone!

Dave McCallum Feb 2021

Nikky was great, I really liked the way the session was structured, with mini 'projects' throughout, showing a number of different photographic ideas, some I knew, others I knew of, now I'll use more of them

Definitely worth the time and effort.

Photography class review by Dave McCallum - Brisbane

Karen Matthews Feb 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Absolutely loved this! Still blown away with how much I learnt in 3 hours. I see Brisbane in a different way and now notice it’s lines, texture and composition. Would highly recommend- 5 stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Barry O’Neill Feb 2021

A great 3 hour course. Nikki was fabulous, very easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. I loved the structure of the course, an explanation of a focus, time for explore and practise and then working together to unpack an editing app. Thank you, I learned so much and l’m looking forward to putting all this information into practise on our travels.

Photography class review by Barry O’Neill - Brisbane

Nitha Coetzer Jan 2021

The photography course was informative and great fun. Enough time to take photos, edit and ask questions. Nikky was a great teacher.

Hellen Cashman Nov 2020

Nikkyis fantastic never rushed us and so knowledgeable no matter what smart phone we had.
I lived seeing the finished results after finishing our editing and going oh wow! Look how those few small edits make your photo pop!

Kathy Brzoskowski Jan 2020

Received this course as a Christmas gift (my idea ). Our group ranged from 12-60ish and with hit and miss’ to some mobile camera and editing skills. Nikki was fantastic, patient and optimistic in our potential, taking the time with each of us and answering questions throughout. She’s full of great tips. Course is well structured with mini assignments whilst we walk through brisbane CBD enjoying the architecture, the green spaces and more from our renewed perspectives. The 3 hours just flew. A great investment and strongly recommend to everyone with a smartphone especially if you’re travelling.

Smartphone Photography Course review by Kathy Brzoskowski - Brisbane

Robert Blomkamp Nov 2019

Being a tec phobic person and a bad photographer I really learnt a lot and had fun at the same time. Nikki was greatshe was very professional, fun and a great teacher well worth the cost

Photography class review by Robert Blomkamp - Brisbane

Tim Kastelle Sep 2019

We learned a lot and Nikki was fantastic. The day was well organised & it as great to finish in the botanic gardens.

Kate Sweeney Aug 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

This was a very informative and relaxed class where we learned loads of interesting and practical iPhone photography skills.

Nikki was really patient and encouraging. She set achievable challenges and gave loads of useful advice Thanks so much.

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