Basics Photography Workshop in Sydney

Photography Workshop & Colonial Walking Tour (4 hours) - for beginner and enthusiasts, DSLR, Mirrorless and compact camera users.
During these practical photography workshops, learn the basic buttons on your camera and fundamental techniques of photography, whilst capturing Sydney's lesser known landmarks.
Popular with locals and tourists our Sydney photography workshop will show you that there is more to Sydney than the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Discover and capture ‘secret’ harbour parks and laneways of Sydney’s more bohemian inner city eastern suburbs including the historic architectural streets of Elizabeth Bay and Potts Point - on this 4hr practical photography workshop. This area, once the domain of European influenced Colonial houses and apartments, has a rich and creative history! It is still home to an eclectic mix of artists, actors, writers and musicians.

Photography Level: Beginner, intermediate. Mirrorless, Micro four thirds, DSLR, Bridge, compact cameras are all fine!
Course duration: 4 hours
Cost: $125
Group size: small groups - max 6 persons

Next course dates: Sat 3 September, Sat 1 October
Our outdoor, in-person group photography courses adhere to Covid-19 government guidelines and the instructor is triple vaccinated. Max group size 6 persons.

Time: 9.30am - 1.30pm
NOTE: Private photography training around CBD, The Harbour, The Rocks from 1-2 people, families and groups of friends is available - starting from 2 hours (Please email for hourly rate).

Workshop outline: For beginners or enthusiasts, these hands-on half-day photography workshops cover the basic and fundamental techniques of digital photography whilst capturing images of hidden architectural art deco features, Australian flora, old European style mansions, colourful Victorian terrace cottages, water reflections, and other quirky points of interest along the way. Using your own digital camera you’ll learn how to train your eye creatively to take interesting portraits, funky architectural images, cityscapes and landscapes, vibrant close-up (macro) shots. Progress from the auto button mode and make the most of your camera and its functions/buttons by understanding: camera handling, exposure control, depth of field, aperture and shutter speed, design & composition, lighting, colour, framing, leading lines, white balance, ISO settings.
During the morning we will stop for a coffee/drink at one of the café’s where you can ask your photographic and camera questions. The tour ends in Rushcutters Bay Park.

Course suitable for: These fun and informal photography workshop walking tours can be enjoyed by all photographers who want to improve their photographic skills - no matter what level of expertise: beginner or enthusiast (local or tourist); owners of digital compact point and shoot and/or DSLR / Mirrorless cameras. Ideal also for those holiday /travel enthusiastic snappers who want to pick up tips and techniques to add a bit of ‘wow’ to their shots.

Meeting point: Outside entrance sign to Coles shopping centre (Coca Cola sign), Corner William Street and Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross Sydney

How to book workshop: Book this workshop now via the booking page or email us via the contact form if any questions.

Course instructor: Sarah Jenkins - photographer & graphic designer.
What to bring: Your digital camera (all cameras are fine for this workshop - DSLR or compact), extra lenses if you have them, memory card, fully charged camera battery, your camera manual. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

N.B We reserve the right to change content & course location route depending on weather & time of year. Courses run on a regular basis but not necessarily every month.

Which photography course next? Once you have mastered the basic photography skills why not join us on our Next Step Photography Course Sydney or view at a glance all of our other photography courses.

You’ve taken the photos - what’s next?
Our photo/image editing Adobe Lightroom Workshop is a perfect ‘add-on’ to this Basics Photography Workshop.