Learn to take great photos wherever you go.
• Time: 9am-12pm • Duration: 3 hours • Location: Queen Street Mall • The exact meeting point is sent in the booking confirmation email
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.
The class is ideal for those who are complete beginners who want to get more out of their camera!
Taught by professional photographer Francis, the class will cover a range of technical aspects and you'll learn about:
• How to correctly expose photos
• Using composition techniques
• All about different focal lengths
• Using white balance and colour
• Aperture and depth of field for focus
• Using shutter speed to capture action
This is a very hands-on class, so you’ll have plenty of time to practise your new skills on the day and take lots of shots!
• What to bring? A DSLR camera, or a camera with manual mode is preferable, but you may bring any kind of camera (with detachable or built-in lens). Please also be sure to bring plenty of memory cards and fully charged batteries - we'll be taking lots of photos! There will be a substantial amount of hands-on activity on the day, so please wear comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella should the weather call for it.
• What's involved? The three hour session will start with an introduction, before a series of mini challenges to help you get to grips with using your camera's settings. Class sizes are kept small (max 6 people) so each participant will have a chance to interact with the professional photographer on a one-to-one basis.
It was excellent. A small group so information was easy to comprehend. 5/5 by Cheryl Donkersloot 27-4-2019
Brilliant. Helpful with lots of basics and practical outcomes in a short time frame. 5/5 by Angela Edmonds 2-3-2019
5/5 by Jessica Chant 3-2-2019
Francis explained things clearly and pointed out features & functions on my camera I didn't know existed. This will definitely improve my photography. Highly recommend the course. 5/5 by Andrew Anderson 3-11-2018
Great to learn different aspects and taking different types of photos.
Francis was very patient and informative. 5/5 by Allison Steer 7-10-2018
What a morning, firstly Francis is AMAZING. His teaching style really made it easy to follow and for my daughter and myself to learn how to use our cameras in manual mode. Francis is kind, knowledgeable and I must say incredibly patient. To say it was a morning I will never forget feels like an understatement. When Franics showed us how to capture the waterfall at Southbank and I got an image that I thought was well beyond my skill level I was amazed and delighted. I would recommend Francis and this course to everyone who wants to learn how to use their cameras in manual mode. Thank you to Photoh and Franics for this amazing morning. 5/5 by Izabelle Henderson 6-10-2018
I thought this class was absolutely great. Francis was a fantastic teacher, he explained everything in terms I could understand and showed me how to change things on my camera to change the look of my image. I learnt a lot from him and would do it again. Thanks for all your knowledge Francis 5/5 by Chloe Doran 7-8-2018
It was a nice small class, we all had old cameras however Francis was so patient and helpful finding the the right settings to use. Great class for beginners to get started. 5/5 by Tahaila van Kleef 13-5-2018
Very interesting. 4/5 by Blas Martinez 10-3-2018
Really enjoyed this informal course. Francis was very knowledgeable and it was fun. Show us how to use the camera and was excellent in explaining the terms to get the best out of our cameras. He was not familiar with my model, but he was able to explain the differences without any problem. 5/5 by Gillian Di Corleto 15-2-2018
A true beginners’ course. Excellent 4/5 by Bec Doyle 11-2-2018
For my course I had Francis for my instructor and he was amazing showed me everything thing from slow shutter speed fast shutter speed how to work with light was a really good course 5/5 by Rueben Baker 14-1-2018
Good tips for a beginner photographer. Host was knowledgeable and helpful. 5/5 by rayvathi 11-12-2017
Great learning experience plenty of one on one instruction 5/5 by Ann frizelle 9-12-2017
Francis was very helpful with spending time individually with everyone and showing and talking about everyone's cameras so we all walked away more time as there was a lot to absorb otherwise very happy with what I know now more than less
5/5 by Kristina popov 11-11-2017
In a small amount of time we gained a significant amount of information..now to practice. 5/5 by Susan Nolan 2-9-2017
Today was a very interesting, informative and helpful photography workshop. Francis provided excellent, clear information and instruction which was easy to follow and is to be commended for the way he conducted the course. He clearly explained the principles of taking photos and provided a variety of opportunities to demonstrate our understanding of these. I was lucky enough to be one of only 2 so it was very close to being a private lesson. 5/5 by Sue Clarke 6-8-2017
It was very helpful and informative and because of the very small group, questions that participants had were able to be addressed. I would highly recommend this course. 5/5 by Ann Cullen 5-8-2017
Very informative beginners course on the use of manual settings in a camera. Enjoyed the practical application as well. 5/5 by Mary-Ann Robertson 14-5-2017
Very good, the instructor Francis was very thorough and explained things well. For me I think I need more one to one but I came away learning a few things so that was awesome. Thank you
4/5 by Emma Hemsley 12-2-2017
Our instructor Francis, was very good in explaining in simple terms the basics of using our cameras. The course was well structured and a great introduction to the basics of aperature, shutter, focal length and much more. The time went really quick. 5/5 by John Hay 11-2-2017
Great for beginners who know nothing about their DSLR camera. Tutor Francis Keating was very knowledgeable and a great teacher. It left me wanting more... 5/5 by Jenny Crook 23-1-2017
Francis Keating; the instructor, was a great teacher. He was patient and always there to help. The group of ladies all made it fun! A very good morning in Brisbane - would love to do more classes! THANK YOU Francis - I now don't feel so afraid to take my camera off of Auto!
4/5 by Rosemary Featherstone 7-1-2017
It was very informative, and helped me get to no my camera very well. 4/5 by Michelle Partridge 13-11-2016
I enjoyed the photo session as it was very informative to someone like me with limited photography experience. 5/5 by Tom Bolton 18-9-2016
Clear instruction 5/5 by Marianne Wynberg 17-9-2016
Loved it. Good cover of basic terms and practical application. 3 hours was a good intro time. 4/5 by Lorna Clarke 20-8-2016
I thought it was very hands on which was good. Lots of information which now I need to practice; Francis was very helpful.
Enjoyed the course 5/5 by Leigh Sparks 20-8-2016
Francis was our instructor. He was excellent with his communication before the event and course outline. The class size was small enough that he was able to spend time with each of us and answer any questions we had. He spend plenty of time assisting us in navigating our menu and options on our cameras.
The practical session was enjoyable as we walked around some special sights and practiced what was taught. I will spend time now going through the course notes and practising the tips he has given. I particularly enjoyed Francis's examples of his own work, and seeing his examples of the things that were discussed.
5/5 by Chris Heiser 24-7-2016