Smartphone Photography Course

Learn how to take high quality photos with your smartphone camera

2.5 hours Class size 1 to 8 (public classes), 3 to 15

label $95 (or 4 payments of $23.75 Afterpay)

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 the workshop).

Have fun in this informal class and discover your smartphone camera's potential to easily capture those special moments!

If you're gifting this workshop, make sure you send through the giftee's contact details after booking so that they can be contacted before the class with important class information.

Please note:
Private corporate / business smartphone photography workshops incur an 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 four to 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 via the request button.

Cancellation policy:
Workshop is non-refundable. 5 days notice is allowed if you wish to transfer to a different workshop date. We reserve the right to cancel any course/workshop with inadequate enrolment. 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 or 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 the workshop, an SMS will be sent to your mobile with a re-scheduled course date that suits the majority of students.

Knowledge required
  • None. Perfect for beginners and travel enthusiasts.
  • A basic level of fitness is required for walking
  • This Smartphone photography workshop is suitable for mums and dads, teenagers, business owners, individuals, travel and 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 11 - 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 the workshop as to which photo app to install). If you gift this class, make sure you send through the giftee's contact details before the class so that they can be sent these details.
  • 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 unique gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


The Rocks, NSW

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Sarah Jenkins (SignaturePhoto Photography Courses)
Sarah Jenkins (SignaturePhoto Photography Courses)

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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, 2020, 2021 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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