• Class Time: 10am - 1pm • Duration: 3 hours
• Meeting point: Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
You’ll learn to use all the functions on your DSLR camera, and how to give your photos a professional quality. If you want to pursue a career in photography, this is a great class to kickstart your portfolio.
Taught by professional photographer Alli Harper, the class will cover a range of technical aspects and you'll learn about: • Aperture and depth of field
• Using shutter speed
• How to correctly expose photos
• Using composition techniques
• All about different focal lengths
• Using white balance and colour
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. There will be a substantial amount of hands-on activity involved 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.
It was educational. All was great. I enjoyed having the "one on one" and I definitely feel like I've learnt a lot. The time frame was good.
The location was amazing, there were lots of great photos I could take. Thank you. 5/5 by Alexia Sertis 25-11-2019
Great my daughter really enjoyed it 5/5 by Ruby Davidson 6-7-2019
5/5 by Sarah Allison 14-3-2019
It was a useful class to take as it gave me more knowledge of my camera and it's functions. I also think the class size was was good because it was easier to ask questions and talk to one another. 4/5 by Jamie Arndt 12-3-2019
5/5 by Sue Morrell 9-3-2019
It was really fun and helpful. As a beginner photographer, I learned a lot about my camera and about getting good shots. The session ran for a good length of time, and the choice of location (the Botanic Gardens) was great. I would definitely recommend this course to other teens :) 5/5 by Ashlin Lyons 24-2-2019
Great teacher and a very beneficial day! My daughter keeps thanking me for organising this as her christmas present. She really enjoyed the class and has been attached to her camera ever since! 5/5 by Lucy Pring 21-1-2019
My daughter had a really great time ans learnt a lot about how to hse her camera. Ally was a lovely teacher. Thanks so much 5/5 by Amber chamberlain 20-1-2019
Alli was a great! I learnt a lot about how to use my camera properly 5/5 by Dionne yiangoulli 18-1-2019
informative, friendly, great location 4/5 by Max Redman 13-1-2019
I enjoyed it. It helped give me a more advanced understanding of the camera 5/5 by Josh Munday 1-7-2018
Alli was a great teacher and explained everything in simple terms for my daughter and myself. The Botanical Gardens was a great place to be to find subject matter and experiment with the light. 5/5 by Anne Adams 11-6-2018
Alli was a great teacher and Gisele learnt a lot . Hopefully there will be more teen events 5/5 by Gisele Forsyth 12-5-2018
very helpful when my daughter experienced technical issues! 5/5 by Wendy stanley ( for Kira Stanley) 8-4-2018
It was heaps of fun and I would definitely do it again! 4/5 by Joan Chuang 6-2-2018
My daughter had a great time and learnt so much. Kate was a fantastic teacher and related so well to the kids. 5/5 by Caitlin Miller 17-12-2017
It was great, I learnt a lot and I was really interested in what we were learning. I would gladly do it again and learn different things maybe more advanced. 4/5 by Joan Chuang 9-11-2017
4/5 by Caroline McLelland 4-11-2017
Thought it was very knowledgeable and fun and I learnt a lot about composition of photos 4/5 by Bennett Symons 4-9-2017
It provided me with knowledge about the settings on the camera, and added that little bit more photography opportunities, practical based, that we all want. 4/5 by Sophie Roth 31-3-2017
4/5 by James Tetlow 21-1-2017
-The points you said were very informative and I could understand them all.
- You let us take pictures when ever we saw something that drew to our eyes.
-You had a fun positive additude towards photography and teaching the main points so we could produce the greatest picture possible. 5/5 by Sasha Dimitrovici 11-12-2016
I thought it was a very awesome time and I had heaps of fun! There were very nice instructors and an awesome spot to take photos. 4/5 by Athena Heater 👑 16-10-2016
I really enjoyed being able to learn how to use a camera. I liked how we had group discussions and then were able to take photos at our own leisure by putting the knowledge learned into practice. I also appreciated the advice given by the leader when I was taking photos. 4/5 by Kate Campbell 30-6-2016
Ii was very imformative. Pity about the weather 4/5 by Katie Avramopoulos 30-5-2016
It was fun and informative. It helped me refine some of my photography techniques 4/5 by Maddison Sargeant 1-5-2016
i thought it was very good i learnt a lot and had fun while doing it, i met new people and made friends. 5/5 by Charlotte Marshall 4-4-2016
Lots of opportunity to practice with the camera. Beautiful location at the botanic gardens. 5/5 by Alia Schmidt 7-2-2016
4/5 by toula 11-1-2016
Amazing I learn so much 5/5 by Shannon Ryan 10-1-2016