Come along to our fortnightly photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor. Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!
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Friday the 3rd of April 2020
Making Objects Human - Online Challenge - 8pm - 6 Days
Have fun giving everyday objects the human touch, hosted by the wonderful Ann Campbell. Read more about the online meetups at PhotographyChallenges.com.au.
We have a different photo theme each fortnight and the two hour sessions take place in different outdoor locations across Melbourne. Great opportunity to try something new with the guidance of a professional photographer, and come away with some new shots for your portfolio or album.
Complete beginner? We recommend starting with the Photography for Beginners Class, which is a 3 hour structured workshop where you’ll learn the basics of using your camera with more 1-on-1 time with the instructor.
Looking to learn more? Come along to the group sessions, which are more casual and informal than other workshops, and with more time to take photos and put your new skills into practice.
What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!
What’s involved? Each session starts with an introduction to the fortnight’s theme, and the photography instructor will chat about the camera settings and techniques to use. You’ll then have time to take lots of photos, with the instructor present to answer any questions. You’ll receive feedback and have a chance to chat with everyone to share tips and ideas. We’re a social bunch!
Photography Class for Beginners - Federation Square, Melbourne - 9am-12pm - 3 hours
Want to learn more about photographing and using your camera with the help of a professional photographer? Our dedicated Beginners Class will guide you through the camera settings and techniques as part of a relaxed photo walk, where you'll be picking up the pro tips and receiving advice from the professional instructor.
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 this form. Your instructor is NOT able to refund or reschedule your booking for you.
Matt sets some very useful challenges and included technical explanations that meant we learnt more about our cameras, capturing the available light and achieving the images we were striving for. The setting and weather was great. Very enjoyable session. 5/5 by Glenn Cockerton 9-2-2020
This event was excellent. Matt had us experiment with white balance in a way that I will never forget. He also had us experiment with makeshift color and partial ND filters which was extraordinary and simple. I got a bit lost with the ‘movement’ after the train spotting mostly due to crowded city. Excellent event, highly recommended. 4/5 by Theresa Muller 16-12-2019
Amanda was very helpful with settings and explained how to get a great photo very well. 4/5 by Dian Norton 20-10-2019
It was a pleasant walk with nice people and Amanda on hand to help with tips and expert advice. 4/5 by Ross Montgomery 19-10-2019
This is great and unique. 5/5 by Helen Xu 17-10-2019
It was very enjoyable, good company. Photographic subjects and advice excellent. 4/5 by margaret lowe 7-10-2019
The gardens were beautiful. Lots to see and spoiled for choice. Thanks Kate and Amanda 5/5 by colleen singleton 5-10-2019
Amanda did a great job in difficult conditions, the weather was pretty average to say the least. Still good value though and learnt things to improve my photography. 4/5 by Andrew Johnson 22-9-2019
Amanda is very helpful and knowledgeable. It is great, thanks. 5/5 by Helen Xu 26-8-2019
I thought we were walking around St Kilda instead we went to the South Melbourne market. I was looking forward to finding hidden photo opportunities in St Kilda. 3/5 by Dian Norton 25-8-2019
The location was awesome, the instructor very generous in the use of her camera and lens. The photos that resulted were excellent. 5/5 by David Stewardson 4-8-2019
Really good fun to play with light and long exposures with a group of people and Amanda to assist us with camera settings. A great way to learn. 5/5 by Christine Logan 29-7-2019
5/5 by Alecia Mostert 28-7-2019
Thanks Amanda for the interesting morning. 4/5 by colleen singleton 28-7-2019
Loved everything fantastic
Information was so good 5/5 by Lydia Greiser 22-7-2019
The tutors are practical and knowlegable. I appreciate that they're not theorists. They have the answers, no matter how many questions. Well, all the ones I ask. 4/5 by Cecil Triegaardt 21-7-2019
Kaye was great in taking the group thoroughly through the basics of our camera settings. I really enjoyed this morning. 5/5 by Mark Thomas 20-7-2019
Very relaxed, fun, helpful class. 5/5 by Adrian Brown 9-7-2019
Really good learnt lots from Amanda about taking photos using my camera l am NT a manual person generally but gunna give it a go! 5/5 by John middleton 7-7-2019
A portrait shoot around Melbourne with Amanda and the beautiful young lady ‘Star’. Helpful, informative tips for this newbie. Fun and challenges with various locations including laneways and garden locations. Thank you Amanda and Star. 5/5 by Theresa Muller 4-7-2019
Amanda was very helpful and guiding in her approach to taking photos.
Made us look though the view finder to see a different Melbourne. 5/5 by Nicky Sarris 21-6-2019
Great evening at Cape Schanck with the moon shining a little too bright but no gale force winds. Look forward to another starry night shoot
Christine 5/5 by Christine Logan 17-6-2019
Great enjoyed the day except there was little water for the waterfalls. But we found plenty of interesting Fungi instead! 4/5 by Robin Maxted 16-6-2019
A most helpful and knowlegable experience 4/5 by Cecil Triegaardt 2-6-2019
I'm not sure which this is for, but I love coming to sessions. Kate does an excellent job of getting us into a creative space. 5/5 by Melanie Wilson 24-5-2019
Fabulous day at Hanging Rock with Kate and Amanda. Following a late start we split in two groups ascending to the summit stopping at regular intervals for a tutorial and taking a few images. Being challenged to shoot in M and explore the exposure triangle by Amanda was very helpful pushing me out of my M or T settings. Great experience and promptly booked two more. 5/5 by Theresa Muller 20-5-2019
The event was very relaxed which made it welcoming as a first timer.
It's slightly difficult to keep on top of the challenges in the limited time but I can't think of an alternative to the way the event was run. It covers a broad range of concepts without being too overwhelming. 5/5 by David Reichert 5-5-2019
5/5 by Colleen Singleton 4-5-2019
It was really good, very quick tho. 4/5 by Dian 7-4-2019
Pleasant day out with Kate. First time I have attended so did not know what to expect. Subject being architecture I was surprised that we only photographed one building, the Centre for Contemporary Art. Nevertheless it taught me to look at such a bleak building in a different light and to look up, look close. The red and black tower added some more interest. Happy with some of my shots. 4/5 by Sue Thompson 10-3-2019