Time: Sunset (exact time to be confirmed by host the day before)
Duration: 3 hours
Meeting point: Federation Square
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.
The class will cover a range of principles, including long exposure, flash and shutter speed. You’ll learn how to use your equipment and adjust your settings to take photos after dark.
This class takes you on a walking tour around Melbourne, starting from Federation Square, so you can practise your newfound skills on your surroundings. By the end of the class, you’ll have created your own stunning nightscapes.
Participants are required to bring the following to the class:
Fully charged batteries (and spares if possible)
Blank image cards (two or more, formatted if possible)
Class sizes are kept small so each participant will have a chance to interact with the host on a one-to-one basis. There will be a substantial amount of walking involved that night, so please wear comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella should the weather call for it.
Your experience doesn’t stop once the class ends - you can share your photos with your peers on the Photoh Facebook wall and there's also a Melbourne Photography Facebook Group where members can exchange photography tips, ask questions and receive constructive criticism on photos.
Let Photoh help you create beautiful moments with every click of the shutter.If you'd like to book for a date that's not listed we can arrange a private class or group class to suit your needs.
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
Really enjoyed it, wish I had come along sooner in the year! 5/5 by Jasper McKindlay 18-9-2016
Great, would recommend it to anyone that wants to learn about photography and long exposures! 5/5 by Jasper McKindlay 8-9-2016
4/5 by Paul Turner 11-8-2016
I thought it was very good. It made me realise I need to read a few cheat sheets or my camera manual a little closer.
In general terms it was good, group size was OK and the following day a few of what we had explained started to sink home. 4/5 by Gerry 13-6-2016
Very enjoyable and interesting I was surprised by some information and settings I did not know 5/5 by David Doig 16-5-2016
Matt was really a really experienced professional photographs who was happy to have his brain picked for info; great 3 hours of soaking up knowledge and learning how to produce some really awesome night shots with effects.. Highly recommend. 5/5 by Sarah Etherington 19-4-2016
I learnt a lot about the type of photography I next want to explore, it was a great class, low numbers and easy to manage, Matt was extremely approachable and helpful. He was constructive and able to answer all questions 4/5 by Jill England 15-2-2016
4/5 by Matthew Proctor 31-1-2016
Enjoyed it. Matt knew his stuff and was able to respond to individual needs, across all camera types. Simple explanations and hints, not too technical. 4/5 by Keith Gove 25-1-2016