Photography Workshop - Photography Essentials

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  • 4 hrs tuition with a working professional photographer
  • Explore Sydney’s unique and historic photographic locations
  • Social and interactive experience
  • Controlling colour

Explore Sydney Harbour's iconic foreshore and Rocks precinct with a passionate professional photographer as you are introduced to the fundamentals of photography. Grasp the camera in all of its creative modes to discover the true capabilities of your photographic equipment investment.

What's Included?

  • 4 hours tuition with a working professional photographer
  • Explore Sydney’s unique and historic photographic locations
  • Understanding your camera
  • Introduction to the kit
  • Lens selection
  • Shooting modes explained
  • Focus techniques
  • Aperture & Shutter Priority
  • ISO
  • Developing the photographic ‘eye’
  • Understanding & working with light
  • Portrait & landscape techniques
  • Compositional tips
  • Controlling exposure
  • Shooting in manual mode

In this 4 hour photography workshop your tutor will take you to some well known and hidden photographic locations around Sydney. You will learn what all of the different shooting modes of your camera are used for and how they can be applied to essential photographic technique. Starting at the very beginning, we introduce you to your camera, lenses and other essential items that comprise a good photographic kit. The Workshop then logically progresses to giving you an understanding of the operation of your camera in manual mode where you will gain true creative control.

Throughout the workshop we will stimulate your creative eye by introducing you to simple compositional techniques as well as developing an understanding of working with various lighting conditions, a main key of photography. We will help you to develop the ability to pre-visualise a photograph and create some amazing images. This photography Workshop is suitable for any camera with full manual capability. NOT SUITABLE FOR COMPACT CAMERAS.

Session Length

This workshop runs for 4 hours. This experience is available on various Saturdays throughout the year, and runs from 12pm to 4pm or 1pm to 5pm during daylight saving.


Participants must bring their own camera, memory cards and a fully charged battery and spare if you have one. Please bring all camera accessories and your own pad and pen. Tripods are optional. Classes are run subject to meeting minimum numbers.


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.

Numbers on the Day

This experience is limited to 6 participants minimum and 10 maximum. Should minimum numbers not be acquired the experience will be postponed to the following date.


We will run the workshop in light showers but in the cases of heavy or persistent rain we will re-schedule. You will be contacted on the morning of the workshop should we need to do this.

Dress Code

Please dress casual and comfortable. Please wear comfortable shoes for walking.

Other Info

You must have a camera with full manual capability. NOT SUITABLE FOR COMPACT CAMERAS. You will require moderate fitness for this workshop as we will be walking and standing for 4 hours. Participants must be over 15 years of age.

In and around Sydneys Harbour Foreshore and the Rocks district.