Come join us to build on your camera skills and explore how to creatively capture night photography.
• Time: 7pm-10pm approx
(exact time to be notified by photography instructor)
• Duration: 3 hours
• Location: Federation Square, Melbourne
• Exact meeting point is sent in booking confirmation email
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This 3 hour, friendly session is a great place to learn all about how to use your camera settings, whilst also learning about photography techniques from the professional instructor.
Night photography requires a very different approach to photography in the day. Once you’ve learned these differences, you’ll be able to capture amazing photos.
• What will I learn? •
- All about exposure and lighting
- Using manual mode to take creative control of the photo
- Understanding and using aperture, shutter speed and ISO
- Using long exposures and flash
• Outdoor Class •
This class takes you on a walking tour around Federation Square and the surrounding area, so you can practise your new skills and take a variety of photos. By the end of the class, you’ll have created your own stunning night scenes!
• Small Class Size •
The professional photography instructor is there every step of the way to answer any questions and to help you get the most out of your camera. Maximum 6 people per class so that everyone gets plenty of one-on-one advice and feedback.
• What do I need? •
- Digital camera that has a manual mode option
- Fully charged batteries (and spares if possible)
- Blank image/memory cards (two or more, formatted (empty) if possible)
- Tripod is essential
- There will be a fair amount of walking involved, with plenty of stops to take photos!
Your experience doesn’t stop once the class ends! Join the Melbourne Photography Group where you can exchange photography tips, ask questions, receive constructive criticism on photos and chat all things photography!
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.
Enjoyed learning some new techniques and exploring parts of Melbourne. 4/5 by Nanto Cielens 12-6-2019
Very good combination of theory, experimentation and reflection. 5/5 by nick packer 12-5-2019
really enjoyed it - good balance between
tuition and experimenting 5/5 by nick packer 12-5-2019
Matt was awesome. Had a great time a learnt a thing or 3. Highly recommend. Thanks again Matt!! 5/5 by Mike Launder 29-4-2019
Very good. I learned a lot and used settings I had not used before. We visited a number of excellent vantage points with different lighting conditions. Matt was helpful and gave everyone enough individual attention. 5/5 by Mrs Wendy Joan Bond 17-2-2019
Matt was funny engaging and so informative. He took time with each person to assist and allowed creative freedom as well as guiding us which was great. The small class size was great everyone was really supportive of each other and wanted to learn as much as the next person. The choice of locations was fantastic and I learnt so much in such a short time. Will definately be booking in for another class in the future. 5/5 by Blanche Wheeler 20-11-2018
5/5 by Shane Fitzpatrick 15-8-2018
Enjoyed the event and found Matt very helpful with instructions and and advice. Learnt a lot about the different effects of light, shutter speed, etc on subjects. We were lucky as there were only two of us! 5/5 by angela vary 9-4-2018
Good beginner intro to light, exposure, ASA 4/5 by Jeff 9-10-2017
Really appreciated the experience and learning about the use of various camera settings, as well as the principles around light trails. 5/5 by Daniel Giles 8-10-2017
Great - Matt did a great job and was very patient in explaining what we were doing. 5/5 by Paul Cave 11-9-2017
I learned a lot about using manual mode and adjusting for different light conditions. The instructor was excellent and explained things very well without too much technical jargon. The locations were varied and appropriate. The size of the group was just right. 5/5 by Helen Myall 16-7-2017
This was a really informative class.
Matt was really great with sharing easy to follow tips I learnt heaps.
Loved the walk around our great city as well. 5/5 by Michelle 16-7-2017
Enjoyed it. For someone familiar with the basics and just wanted a little more help with night photography this was great. I liked being given little projects with some settings and figuring out what else worked. 5/5 by Natalia Jones 12-6-2017
Good instruction. Learnt some new things. Good selection of sites to photograph. 5/5 by Stephen Furey 8-5-2017
I thought the subject matter we were taken to were excellent, lots to variety.
I think Matt had trouble hearing us but looked after us well. 4/5 by Jennifer Butt 7-5-2017
Great, learnt heaps. Matt explained things in away that was very easy to understand. Thanks again!!! 5/5 by Ros McCrory 7-5-2017
Great event. I had done a few courses previously but the night photography course really helped me understand manual settings. Nothing like trying to take photos of fireworks to understand ISO, aperture and shutter speed!!! 5/5 by Jenny Slater 15-3-2017
Great night very happy 5/5 by Maureen Connolly 18-2-2017
I booked this for my mum and she won't stop raving about it! She said that Matt was absolutely wonderful, very interesting to chat to and extremely knowledgeable. She found the tasks very helpful and adored the setting - walking around Melbourne was a great way to get a feel for the city in addition to being a fantastic place to learn. She's thrilled with her new skills and is so excited to start trying them out. 5/5 by Helen Mackinnon 13-2-2017
Very informative and good group size. 4/5 by Maria Hervatin 12-2-2017
Great to get step by step instructions and help to understand night photography. Immediate feedback is critical. 5/5 by Wayne Van Den Boom 12-2-2017
Knowledgeable instructor and allowed us to experiment with our cameras. Communication was good prior to the event ensuring all people knew a meeting location. 4/5 by Darren Watt 9-1-2017
It was good to get the basic skills for night photography. Matt was keen to ensure everyone had their questions answered. It was unfortunate it was so hot, but we still managed to achieve a lot. 4/5 by Tania Turnbull 8-1-2017
Awesome, great to experiment with others. 4/5 by Rob Rode 5-12-2016
I learnt heaps. Matt's teaching style was supportive and made you build upon what you knew, but he was there for support if needed. The styles of activities varied and made you develop extra skills.
His explanations and answers to queries were detailed but not over our heads. The meeting place was perfect for those of us who came by train. 4/5 by Kerryn Taylor 5-12-2016
An excellent event, in a small group which allowed attention to all participants. We learned lots of new tips which will definitely improve our photographic skills to a new level 5/5 by John Pohl 6-11-2016
It was informative and enjoyable. A fun way to learn about an aspect of photography that can be difficult to master. Great instructor and nice to spend a couple of hours with other people sharing the same interest. 5/5 by Chris Kennedy 6-11-2016
Really great class - I learnt a lot. Loved how Matt guided us by just telling us one of three settings we needed, so that we had to learn by trial and error. I learnt a lot of interesting things and understand my camera a lot better as a result! 4/5 by Samantha Farthing 2-10-2016