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Come along to our fortnightly photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.
Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!
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Saturday the 5th of October 2019
Using Blur in Photography - Port Melbourne - 10am-12pm - 2 hours
This session is all about chucking out the rule book about blur in photography, and exploring how you can actually use blur for interesting effects. Expect plenty of fun experimentation as we slow things down and produce some motion blur with your camera settings. As always, the instructor is on hand to provide advice, feedback and tips to help you improve. - We recommend a tripod for this session if you have one.
$35pp     12 places left
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We have a different photo theme each fortnight and the two hour sessions take place in different outdoor locations across Melbourne. Great opportunity to try something new with the guidance of a professional photographer, and come away with some new shots for your portfolio or album.

Complete beginner? We recommend starting with the Photography for Beginners Class, which is a 3 hour structured workshop where you’ll learn the basics of using your camera with more 1-on-1 time with the instructor.

Looking to learn more? Come along to the group sessions, which are more casual and informal than other workshops, and with more time to take photos and put your new skills into practice.

What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

What’s involved? Each session starts with an introduction to the fortnight’s theme, and the photography instructor will chat about the camera settings and techniques to use. You’ll then have time to take lots of photos, with the instructor present to answer any questions. You’ll receive feedback and have a chance to chat with everyone to share tips and ideas. We’re a social bunch!

Join the Melbourne Photography Facebook Group here to share your photos after the session and to take part in our free, fortnightly competitions!

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Saturday the 5th of October 2019
Photography Class for Beginners - Federation Square, Melbourne - 9am-12pm - 3 hours
Want to learn more about photographing and using your camera with the help of a professional photographer? Our dedicated Beginners Class will guide you through the camera settings and techniques as part of a relaxed photo walk, where you'll be picking up the pro tips and receiving advice from the professional instructor.
$115.00pp     only 2 places left
Saturday the 5th of October 2019
Using Blur in Photography - Port Melbourne - 10am-12pm - 2 hours
This session is all about chucking out the rule book about blur in photography, and exploring how you can actually use blur for interesting effects. Expect plenty of fun experimentation as we slow things down and produce some motion blur with your camera settings. As always, the instructor is on hand to provide advice, feedback and tips to help you improve. - We recommend a tripod for this session if you have one.
$35pp     12 places left
Saturday the 5th of October 2019
Photographing Nature's Patterns - Dandenong Ranges Botanical Gardens - 3pm-5pm - 2 hours
Love nature photography? We’ll be looking at how to create interesting shots using the huge range of patterns and forms found in the natural world. A great chance to try out some macro and abstract techniques as we explore the Dandenong Ranges Botanical Gardens with the photography instructor.
full - no places left
Saturday the 9th of November 2019
Photography Class for Beginners - Federation Square, Melbourne - 9am-12pm - 3 hours
Want to learn more about photographing and using your camera with the help of a professional photographer? Our dedicated Beginners Class will guide you through the camera settings and techniques as part of a relaxed photo walk, where you'll be picking up the pro tips and receiving advice from the professional instructor.
$115.00pp     only 6 places left
Saturday the 23rd of November 2019
Photography Class for Beginners - Federation Square, Melbourne - 9am-12pm - 3 hours
Want to learn more about photographing and using your camera with the help of a professional photographer? Our dedicated Beginners Class will guide you through the camera settings and techniques as part of a relaxed photo walk, where you'll be picking up the pro tips and receiving advice from the professional instructor.
$115.00pp     only 6 places left
Saturday the 14th of December 2019
Photography Class for Beginners - Federation Square, Melbourne - 9am-12pm - 3 hours
Want to learn more about photographing and using your camera with the help of a professional photographer? Our dedicated Beginners Class will guide you through the camera settings and techniques as part of a relaxed photo walk, where you'll be picking up the pro tips and receiving advice from the professional instructor.
$115.00pp     only 6 places left
Saturday the 25th of January 2020
Photography Class for Beginners - Federation Square, Melbourne - 9am-12pm - 3 hours
Want to learn more about photographing and using your camera with the help of a professional photographer? Our dedicated Beginners Class will guide you through the camera settings and techniques as part of a relaxed photo walk, where you'll be picking up the pro tips and receiving advice from the professional instructor.
$115.00pp     only 6 places left
Refund Policy: 5 days notice required for a full refund. Re-scheduling requires 2 days notice. In the case of bad weather (heavy rain) the class may be cancelled and you'll be given the option of rescheduling or a refund. If you need to reschedule or refund your booking, then please contact the office using the form here . Your instructor is NOT able to refund or reschedule your booking for you.
Photo by Steph Doran
Photo by Steph Doran
Photo by Steph Doran
Reviews
4.7/5 from 227 reviews
Amanda is very helpful and knowledgeable. It is great, thanks.
5/5 by Helen Xu
26-8-2019
I thought we were walking around St Kilda instead we went to the South Melbourne market. I was looking forward to finding hidden photo opportunities in St Kilda.
3/5 by Dian Norton
25-8-2019
The location was awesome, the instructor very generous in the use of her camera and lens. The photos that resulted were excellent.
5/5 by David Stewardson
4-8-2019
Really good fun to play with light and long exposures with a group of people and Amanda to assist us with camera settings. A great way to learn.
5/5 by Christine Logan
29-7-2019

5/5 by Alecia Mostert
28-7-2019
Thanks Amanda for the interesting morning.
4/5 by colleen singleton
28-7-2019
Loved everything fantastic Information was so good
5/5 by Lydia Greiser
22-7-2019
The tutors are practical and knowlegable. I appreciate that they're not theorists. They have the answers, no matter how many questions. Well, all the ones I ask.
4/5 by Cecil Triegaardt
21-7-2019
Kaye was great in taking the group thoroughly through the basics of our camera settings. I really enjoyed this morning.
5/5 by Mark Thomas
20-7-2019
Very relaxed, fun, helpful class.
5/5 by Adrian Brown
9-7-2019
Really good learnt lots from Amanda about taking photos using my camera l am NT a manual person generally but gunna give it a go!
5/5 by John middleton
7-7-2019
A portrait shoot around Melbourne with Amanda and the beautiful young lady ‘Star’. Helpful, informative tips for this newbie. Fun and challenges with various locations including laneways and garden locations. Thank you Amanda and Star.
5/5 by Theresa Muller
4-7-2019
Amanda was very helpful and guiding in her approach to taking photos. Made us look though the view finder to see a different Melbourne.
5/5 by Nicky Sarris
21-6-2019
Great evening at Cape Schanck with the moon shining a little too bright but no gale force winds. Look forward to another starry night shoot Christine
5/5 by Christine Logan
17-6-2019
Great enjoyed the day except there was little water for the waterfalls. But we found plenty of interesting Fungi instead!
4/5 by Robin Maxted
16-6-2019
A most helpful and knowlegable experience
4/5 by Cecil Triegaardt
2-6-2019
I'm not sure which this is for, but I love coming to sessions. Kate does an excellent job of getting us into a creative space.
5/5 by Melanie Wilson
24-5-2019
Fabulous day at Hanging Rock with Kate and Amanda. Following a late start we split in two groups ascending to the summit stopping at regular intervals for a tutorial and taking a few images. Being challenged to shoot in M and explore the exposure triangle by Amanda was very helpful pushing me out of my M or T settings. Great experience and promptly booked two more.
5/5 by Theresa Muller
20-5-2019
The event was very relaxed which made it welcoming as a first timer. It's slightly difficult to keep on top of the challenges in the limited time but I can't think of an alternative to the way the event was run. It covers a broad range of concepts without being too overwhelming.
5/5 by David Reichert
5-5-2019

5/5 by Colleen Singleton
4-5-2019
It was really good, very quick tho.
4/5 by Dian
7-4-2019
Pleasant day out with Kate. First time I have attended so did not know what to expect. Subject being architecture I was surprised that we only photographed one building, the Centre for Contemporary Art. Nevertheless it taught me to look at such a bleak building in a different light and to look up, look close. The red and black tower added some more interest. Happy with some of my shots.
4/5 by Sue Thompson
10-3-2019
Good personal attention and a great group support atmosphere.
5/5 by David Telford
10-3-2019
Loved the challenges! Thank you, Kate.
5/5 by Karen Nomikos
24-2-2019
Enjoyed the venue. It was an excellent choice. I struggled with taking photos at night re appropriate settings, etc. Received a little help however there were so many participants for the leaders to attend to.
4/5 by Theresa Muller
11-2-2019
Good to have guidance from an expert, and lots of enthusiasts to share ideas with.
4/5 by Gayle Rule
10-2-2019
Loved it!
5/5 by Karen Nomikos
3-2-2019
Great to venture outside of Melbourne. Kate was very generous with her tips and advice on shooting in harsh light.
5/5 by Cheryl Densley
2-2-2019
The place was lovely and different to our usual shoot which was lovely for those of us that come regularly. We were spoiled for choice on what photos to take. Thanks Kate and Lyn for organizing it.
5/5 by Colleen Singleton
2-2-2019
I appreciate such workshops, thank you.
5/5 by Rana
6-1-2019
 
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