Smartphone Photography Course

How to take high quality photos with your smartphone camera

2.5 hours Class size 1 to 6 label $95 or 4 payments of $23.75 Afterpay

Your teacher, Sarah Jenkins (SignaturePhoto Photography Courses) is COVID-19 aware

This means that this teacher won't run a class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant state restrictions (e.g. on maximum number of students per class)

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Our workshop spaces are predominantly outdoors or a mix of outdoor and aerated indoor spaces.

In this fun and practical photography course, which is suitable for both locals and visitors, you will learn how to take high-quality images using your iPhone or Android smartphone camera.

We will begin with a brief overview of the camera settings and then get fully hands-on with a walking tour through the historic and beautiful areas of The Rocks and Sydney Harbour where you will have the opportunity to practice your photography skills, unleash your creativity and find your own style.

You will learn by doing and gain skills on fundamental photography techniques: composition of an image, focus and exposure control, blurring backgrounds (depth of field), lighting, how to capture moving subjects and photography styles to get stunning photos. By the end of this workshop you'll understand how to take advantage of today's smartphone cameras.

In addition to capturing a variety of subjects, you'll also learn how to quickly and easily edit and improve your images using a free photo app. (You will be emailed as to which photo app to download onto your phone prior to workshop). Have fun in this informal class and discover your smartphone camera's potential to easily capture those special moments.

* Private corporate / business Smartphone photography workshops incur additional fee depending on location and if the instructor is required to travel to business premises. Corporate smartphone photography workshops can be customised to your business and number of hours - starting from two hours for 4-12 people. Ideal for employees to learn to take better photos for the company’s social media or as a team-building activity. If interested please get in touch / email via Contact below for further info.

Cancellation policy:
We reserve the right to cancel any course/workshop with inadequate enrollment. In the event this occurs you will be offered a full refund or the option of transferring to another future course date. We reserve the right to cancel and reschedule any course, due to bad weather, instructor illness. Courses and workshops proceed whether the sun shines or not! (Some of the best shots are captured in overcast /storm cloudy weather). In the event of severe weather conditions i.e heavy rain forecast (as opposed to light rain) the morning of course, an sms will be sent to your mobile with a re-scheduled course date that suits majority of students.

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

Knowledge Required
* None. Perfect for beginners and travel enthusiasts.
* This Smartphone photography workshop is suitable for mums and dads, teenagers, business owners, individuals, travel & food bloggers, as well as for groups. Budding teenage photographers (from age 13) are welcome to join on their own with written consent from a parent (ages 13-14), or mum or dad is welcome to join the class and learn with their child from age 10! (A fun activity for the family!)
What you'll get
A walking tour of The Rocks and Sydney Harbour with the facility to hone your photography skills.
What to bring
- This course is suitable for both iPhone and Android camera phone users (Samsung, Google Pixel - we suggest phone is not older than four years).
- Bring your phone fully charged with enough storage space and a spare battery pack if you have it.
- Ensure the recommended free photo app is already downloaded onto your phone (you'll be emailed prior to workshop as to which photo app to install).
- Wear comfortable walking shoes.
Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 13 years old). Adult accompaniment is not required.

This would also be a great Xmas gift idea.


The Rocks, NSW

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Your teacher
Sarah Jenkins (SignaturePhoto Photography Courses)
Sarah Jenkins (SignaturePhoto Photography Courses)

4.9 (7)
5.0 stars (11+)

SignaturePhoto photography courses (operating for the past 12 years) specialise in one-day and half-day workshops in Sydney for beginner and intermediate photographers. Designed for those who want to understand the functionality and get creative with their DSLR, mirrorless and smartphone cameras in a short period of time. Courses are hands-on, fun and designed for small groups! SignaturePhoto has received TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 with over 250 5 star reviews from past course attendees.

Sarah Jenkins, the teacher and owner of SignaturePhoto Photography Courses, is a freelance and international award winning photographer and graphic designer. She has more than 20 years experience in both the photography and graphic design fields, working for well-respected agencies in London and Sydney. Sarah lives in Sydney Australia but her passion for travel has taken her to over 138 countries around the world.


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Lucas Bembo • Jan 2020

Sarah was wonderful. We first started with some theory and the rest was practical. Sarah was very patient, encouraging and provided excellent tips and improvements on the shots we were taking along the way. We were able to ask as many questions as we wanted and we got answered to all of them. Sarah was able to cater to both our iPhone and Samsung phones. The day was wonderful and my partner and myself had a wonderful time!
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