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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
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.
$35pp     only 2 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!

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Saturday the 24th of August 2019
Winter Photography - St Kilda Beach, Melbourne - 3pm-5pm - 2 hours
Time to get out of hibernation mode! There’s plenty of photo opportunities waiting out there for you in this colder season. Join us on this photo walk as we look at ways of creatively capturing the nature and atmosphere of winter, with tips, feedback and advice from the instructor.
full - no places left
Saturday the 24th of August 2019
Night Photography at Melbourne's White Night - Federation Square - 7pm-10pm - 3 hours
Learn Night Photography, long exposure and creating artistic angles at this night photography class at Melbourne's White Night! We'll be looking at what camera settings to use to capture sharp focus when you are faced with low light and moving subjects with the advice and tuition from photography instructor Amanda. Come along to learn a few new photography techniques, as well as to take plenty of photos! A tripod is essential for this session.
full - no places left
Saturday the 7th of September 2019
Photography Class for Beginners - Federation Square - 9am-12pm - 3 hours
Looking to improve your photography? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. This 3 hour session is a photo walk that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, and transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots.
full - no places left
Saturday the 7th of September 2019
Using Blur in Photography - Port Melbourne - 3pm-5pm - 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.
full - no places left
Saturday the 21st of September 2019
Photo Walk: Our City - Melbourne Town Hall - 10am-12pm - 2 hours
How often do you take the time to properly explore our city with your camera? This session is a relaxed photo walk with the instructor, where we’ll be exploring the most photogenic or interesting parts of Melbourne, with stops to talk about camera settings and photo opportunities. Great chance to brush up on using your camera, whilst also finding some photo gems!
full - no 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.
$35pp     only 2 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 225 reviews
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

4/5 by Zoran Milenkovic
6-1-2019

5/5 by Hemant Narayan karkhanis
3-12-2018
 
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