Class Time: 9am - 12pm Duration: 3 hours Meeting point: Circular Quay, outside the Museum of Contemporary Art. Scroll down page for all class dates
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 Chloe, 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 youll 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.
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.
Chloe was a great instructor. She was very knowledgeable about photography. She was willing to help everyone individually with whatever questions they may of had. I like that she gave us time to explore the space around us to capture photos. Also Grace was learning and she was very helpful I liked that there were two teachers. 4/5 by Adelina Pizzinga 16-8-2020
The teacher was amazing - an excellent and patient teacher 5/5 by Michelle Favero 29-6-2020
Chloe was amazing, she explained things really well, gave each of us attention... no question was too silly to ask... right timing of 3hrs to get your head around everything and go away and start practicing... group size was perfect too.. 5/5 by Lisa Stubbs 15-2-2020
Wow I learnt so much so glad I signed up for this class, Chloe so good and explaining and so happy she helped me with setting my camera that I have had for 4 years. 5/5 by Jojivini Dawai 7-12-2019
Chloe is really patient and helpful and number of students is good also. 5/5 by Regina 9-11-2019
5/5 by Leo Fernandez 19-10-2019
superb content for a beginner. Chloe was amazing and very informative. And very patient. 5/5 by Sally Smith 17-7-2019
Good Chloe was friendly, knowledgeable and practical.She did check for understanding by asking questions and involving everyone in an easygoing manner. 5/5 by Frank Catanzariti 15-7-2019
I thought Chloe was an excellent teacher - warm, funny and a very good communicator.
As a complete beginner, I found the amount of information a bit overwhelming - not so much when I was listening but when it came to putting some of it into practice, I struggled quite a bit to recall what to do. I think part of that was unfamiliarity with my camera. Chloe was great showing me how to access the different menus, modes etc when my turn came, but I did have difficulty remembering by myself where to find and operate some of the features I needed when it came to shooting later in the class.
Overall, though I definitely found the class a useful introduction to photography and understanding the basic theories, 4/5 by Angela Brown 14-7-2019
I thoroughly enjoyed this beginners session with Chloe. She explained everything very clearly and the session went at an easy pace. I came away with a lot more confidence about using my camera in manual mode and highly recommend this course to anyone who, like me, never stepped out of the safety of Auto mode 5/5 by Jeanette Sharples 15-6-2019
Chloe was fantastic, great teacher, we learnt so much. Would highly recommend 5/5 by Jennifer Devaliant 13-1-2019
Very informative. Language was easy to understand and Chloe done a fantastic job! 5/5 by Nikolaos Sklavenitis 13-1-2019
I found the photography class for beginners to be a relaxed, easy paced but well informative introduction into understanding how to use manual mode on my camera and would recommend the class to anyone. Big thank you to Chloe. Great job. 5/5 by Luke Johnson 12-1-2019
My daughters thoroughly enjoyed their time with Zara.
Zara had shown them a lot of short cuts and NEW things. 4/5 by Russell Hutchings 25-11-2018
Chloe was extremely friendly and knowledgable providing information in a clear and informative manner. As a beginner with basic skills, Chloe's advice greatly enhanced my understanding of the principles of lighting and camera tools. Highly recommended. 5/5 by Alex Blaszczynski 6-10-2018
5/5 by Peter Taylor 8-9-2018
The course was very informative. The instructor was very friendly and explained things clearly and in a way that was easy to understand. I can finally use my camera on manual :) 5/5 by Lindsay Anne Salvador 5-8-2018
I got more out of it than what I thought I would. Chole was great at explaining everything especially putting it all into 3 hours. 5/5 by Sandra Anello 7-7-2018
Very good explanations with reviewing of information in practical ways as well as great theory. Excellent teaching style - Chloe was a fantastic very patient and knowledgeable teacher 5/5 by Olivia Oneil 3-6-2018
The guide Chloe was excellent, she was very knowledgable and explaned the concepts clearly. 5/5 by Maria Nuzzo 3-6-2018
A great morning with friendly and fun instructor. 5/5 by TONY ROBINSON 2-4-2018
A fantastic introduction to photography. I came away feeling confident that I can now set up my camera to take different shots. 5/5 by Claire Marsh 3-3-2018
4/5 by Parker Floris 8-1-2018
Chloe was great as was the content 5/5 by Matt Cavanagh 12-12-2017
Chloe was great as was the content 5/5 by Matt Cavanagh 11-12-2017
Chloe was extremely patient and could explain things in a practical way that we could understand - she offered her continued support by providing her email for us to contact her in the future - I highly recommend Chloe!! 5/5 by Louise Banno 13-11-2017
My friend and I had truly fantastic experience. We are very grateful for the personalised treatment we received when learning about our cameras and photography. Thank you to Chloe for sharing her expertise in such a patient way 5/5 by Michelle Gough 11-11-2017
4/5 by Mahsa Jalili 3-7-2017
I loved the personalisation of this course and how our instructor took the time to ensure everyone had the same experience, no matter what camera they had. Some of the more technical aspects that were covered, which probably went beyond this level, were actually really helpful and helped me understand my camera much better than I even have 5/5 by Laura White 9-6-2017
Informative, helpful, presenter knew her stuff 5/5 by Paul Hamer 7-6-2017