Smartphone Photography Course



3 hours 1 to 8 label $80 - $99 ($99 per person when you book for 1 student, $90 pp for 2 students, $85 for 3 students, $80 for 4+ students)


Unleash your smartphone camera's full potential and develop your photography skills in a fun and practical, hands-on class.

Enjoy a walking tour and hands-on learning experience in the photogenic area of The Rocks and its surrounds. You'll cover iconic Sydney landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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 shutter speed and ISO
- 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

This class is approximately split into 60% learning about shooting, and 40% learning about editing.

For locals, see your city through a new artistic lens. For visitors and tourists, discover some of Sydney's most iconic spots for architecture and scenery.

This class will proceed regardless of the weather as there are indoor areas to use. Suitable for all smartphones (Apple, Samsung and others).


Your Sydney teacher will be either:

Chris L Jones - an advertising, editorial and commercial photographer based in Sydney, Australia. He has worked with a wide range of clients and would describe himself as a lifestyle, people, food, travel and occasional art photographer.

Or Alfonso Calero (see more about him in the profile below)


Aside from this class, this teacher also has the following coming up:

Knowledge Required

None. Perfect for beginners

What to bring

Your smartphone camera, and an umbrella if it looks rainy. Make sure your smartphone is fully charged, and has plenty of space to store new photos!

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended, as are sunscreen and sunglasses on sunnier days.

Location

Fine Food Cafe, Corner Mills And Kendall Lane, The Rocks



Your teacher
Alfonso Calero
Alfonso Calero
(Alfonso's Photography Tours)

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Alfonso is a professional photographer based in Sydney, Australia. Over the past 20 years, Alfonso has photographed everyone from politicians to artists and everything from exquisite food to amazing landscapes.

Alfonso is the recipient of numerous photographic awards, and his Sydney Photography Tours has a perfect 5 star rating on Tripadvisor with 170+ reviews.

Alfonso graduated from the Sydney Institute of Technology with an Associate Diploma in Photography in 2001 and has been professionally photographing food, portraits, landscapes and travel subjects ever since.

He is multi-lingual and brings his language skills to local and overseas photography tours with his fluency in Spanish, Japanese, English and Tagalog/Filipino.


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5

• Jun 2019


Really good class. Learnt a lot of new techniques and tips that will be really useful in the future. Great location and really convenient.
5

• Jun 2019


Excellent course , great to get the best from your smartphone camera. Alfonso is a great teacher who makes sure you cover what you would like to know.
5

• Jun 2019


It was an enjoyable day, and I learned a few handy tips that I can use
5

• Jun 2019


Had a Great time during My Ifone photography course with Alfonso in the Rocks ..
Alfonso Was a Great teacher ,very professional ,Kind and approachable.he has So much experience and Was a wealth of information in teaching us the BASIC tricks of photography with My Ifone.
The Rocks is such a Brilliant venue .
The group Was small and that made it easy to interact with Alfonso.
Great time of. The Day to be doing that course for the light .
Over All a Great course I choose amongst many others and as a bday present from My best Friend
Both Ian and Alfonso responded straight away when I contacted them and were very accomodating when I had to changes dates .thank you again .Awesome course and day .

Smartphone Photography Course review by Nathalie Suarjaya Sydney
5

• Jun 2019


Fantastic course & I learnt a lot. Alfonso was brilliant & patient & even arranged a fabulous sunset! I would recommend this course to anyone - really great value for money - thank you Alfonso!

Smartphone Photography Course review by Sheila Trotman
5

• May 2019


We were very pleased with the course and our teacher. Chris was friendly, patient and knowledgeable. The course covered both general artistic improvement and , for me, showed me the capabilities of the latest smart phone technology
As I am hiking for a couple of months in Europe in a few weeks it convinced me that a phone is all that is required to capture my journey
I recommend it to beginners and experienced DSRL photographers
Many thanks
Martin

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5

• May 2019


Fantastic introduction to the basics. Our teacher Chris was engaging, interesting and full of great tips and tricks to help maximize the iPhone camera at our fingertips. It was also a brilliant way to explore a gorgeous part of Sydney - would highly recommend for the newbie photo buff in all of us ✌

Smartphone Photography Course review by Kirsteen Fisscher
5

• May 2019


My daughter and I really enjoyed the course. Chris was great and very informative and it was really lovely to walk around The Rocks and see and photo some of the history of the area.

Photography workshop review by Victoria Morish
5

• Mar 2019


I learnt so much about the camera features on the smartphone and different ways of editing pictures. So glad I did the class.
5

• Feb 2019


I throughly enjoyed this course, Alfonso was great. He covered everything from perspective, lighting and angles. He showed us how to adjust our pictures to achieve the best results. I would highly recommend this course and I will be doing a few more in the future.

Smartphone Photography Course review by Tessa Albanis Sydney
5

• Feb 2019


I bought this for my father for a gift and he loved it. The instructor, location and class material were all amazing and he hasn't stopped talking about it. Definitely recommend.
4

• Feb 2019


Chris was very helpful with iPhone photography but the invitation for the course indicated that it was for camera not iphone. We had 2 Samsung owners and 1 Sony so we were not all on the same page. No instructions at all for camera photography during the course. Location good and lots of opportunities to use Snapseed and learn it.

Photography workshop review by Margaret Griffin
4

• Feb 2019


Teacher did really well considering there were so many different phone types among the participants.
Venue was fun and tip sheet was good except not entirely relevant to my phone.
I did gain some basic knowledge to help on my journey to find out how to take better photos with my smartphone.
Suggest in future that it would be useful to have separate classes for Android/Samsung and iPhone.
5

• Dec 2018


This class was beyond expectations. Our guide Chris (who filled in for Alfonso) was fantastic. He was easy to follow and a great combination of what we were doing and how to do it and then actually putting it into practice. Chris made sure that we then knew what we were doing after we had left.
I was surprised with how much I can do with the smartphone (did you know you can make buildings look straight?- to know more do the course!) as well as editing on the go- so quick and fun. Already I am making use of what I have learnt.
It was a practical coarse as well as really lovely wondering around The Rocks and seeing it through a photographers eye.
A great afternoon.
Thank you

Smartphone Photography Course review by Katherine Beaumont
5

• Oct 2018


One of the best time and money investments I've made in a while! Alfonso is both knowledgable in his trade and great at teaching - a combination that very few people can master. His insights have served me well since the class and the handout he provided is SO helpful! Can't recommend this class enough - if you're thinking about it, do it! You won't regret it!
5

• Nov 2018


My smartphone photography knowledge has definitely increased drastically. Thank you for all the tips Chris, I now know what to do with all the camera functions, feel like having a brand new phone again.

Photography workshop review by Lily Widodo
5

• Oct 2018


An enjoyable & informative few hours... Alfonso is an experienced instructor & I picked up a few good tips on editing!

Smartphone Photography Course review by Vilas Hirani
5

• Oct 2018


This course was engaging and lots of fun. Alfonso was a very good teacher and explained things in an easy to understand way.

He set interesting challenges to illustrate his points and we edited photos on site - which was great. He took us to outstanding locations where we practiced what we had learnt.

A thoroughly enjoyable learning experience and I think my photos have really improved as a result.

Photography workshop review by Maria Shaw
5

• Sep 2018


Great class. Alfonso knew his stuff and made the teachings enjoyable. Well paced and easy enough to follow. Really enjoyed exploring my local area looking through a different lens.

Photography workshop review by Jemma Carlisle
5

• Aug 2018


Alfonso is an excellent teacher. I see images from a different perspective now. Thank you for opening up our minds with new skills from behind the camera.
5

• Aug 2018


Excellent, Alfonso was a great teacher, with a lot of technical knowledge and some unexpected insights on the history of the Rocks, making it really worth doing. I recommend this to anyone who wants to increase their knowledge
5

• Jun 2018


Alfonso is a consummate professional who's expertise in his field shows through in this class. I'm a qualified trainer and can therefore make for a tough student ... but the way the course was structured and delivered was fun and informative ... which meant we learnt a lot!!! Worth every cent.
FAQ
Do you have to be a certain age to do this?
Sam

No age limit as long as you can walk with a basic level of fitness.

*Can minors under 16 years of age join the workshop?*

Minors (From 8-15 years) must be accompanied by an adult unless written
consent is given before hand (12-15 years).

Minors and adults are charged at the same price.

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