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Digital Photography Course - 8 week - Alexandria

This beginners photography course is run in the evenings :  1 night per week for 8 weeks PLUS a 3 hour Field Trip

Finally take control of your digital camera and learn all about shutter speed, aperture, light metering and all of the technical stuff but to be creative as well.

If you are beginner with a digital SLR, hybrid or micro camera with manual capabilities and you want to take high quality digital images for a hobby, work, or to kick start a career in photography, then this is the photography course for you. 

We explain the intricacies of the digital world in plain english, leaving you confident with your newly acquired technical and artistic skills. You will leave your digital photography course competent to shoot anything from portraits, products, landscapes, travel, or whichever genre you choose.

This course is an all encompassing one which covers every aspect of photography over a full 19 hours of tuition with one of our professional photographers.

Previous experience is not necessary for this course!

Understanding your digital camera and unravelling your creative ability all at once, you will learn all the fundamentals of this exciting medium.

* On the 5th week of your workshop there is a 3 hour field trip around Sydney's Harbour Foreshore late on the Sunday afternoon. PLEASE ADD THIS TO YOUR DIARY UPON BOOKING.  

This trip covers daylight, dusk, sunset and night digital photography where you practice all you have learnt with the support of your Tutor. All of this in addition to the studio demonstrations and practicals, allowing you to learn as you shoot.  More information about this trip will follow during class.

On the final week of this digital photography course we examine the best of your imagery in a stunning digital slide show accompanied by music, nibbles, bubbly, beer, wine and soft drinks where we unwind and say farewell. We also have fantastic prizes from our sponsors on offer to some of our participants who make it into our 'Top 30' exhibition of images from your intake!

This course is for participants with any digital camera that has capability of shooting in manual mode. This is a 'hands-on' practical and fun digital photography course whether you are new to photography or making the transition from a 'point and shoot' compact camera. 


Basic overview of some of the topics:

  • Introduction to the digital camera & equipment
  • Taking full control of your camera
  • Shutter speed & working with movement
  • Aperture & controlling depth
  • Accurate & creative exposure techniques
  • Using the histogram
  • Understanding white balance
  • Composition
  • Low light & night photography 
  • Working with flash 
  • Workflow techniques & pro tips
  • Converting files for internet & printing
  • Storytelling techniques

This workshop is $395 for 19hrs Tuition

Your fee includes the following:

  • Professional Photographer for 19 hours tuition
  • Workbook with detailed notes / notepad
  • Light refreshments available throughout the evening (includes water, tea & coffee)
  • Final night visual review catered with nibbles, bubbly, beer, wine and soft drinks
  • Studio equipment for demonstrations
  • 3 hour photographic expedition field trip with comprehensive demonstrations throughout
  • A complimentary copy of 'Australian Photography + Digital' magazine
  • A complimentary copy of 'Capture' magazine 

N.B. Classes are run subject to acquiring minimum numbers


No prior photography knowledge is needed for this photography course.

Not suitable for compact cameras without full manual mode.

You will need:

  • A digital SLR or any other camera with full manual capability
  • Memory Card(s)
  • Any camera accessories you may have - i.e: tripod, lens hood, etc.
  • Fully charged camera battery and spare if you have one
  • Your cameras manual - for referencing those hard to find features

Note: A tripod and lens hood are strongly recommended. If you do not already have these you should consider purchasing them at your earliest convenience as they are an essential part of any good photography kit. Using your SPW Student Discount Card you will get discounts with our affiliates.

*A final weather check will be conducted with the Bureau of Meteorology on the afternoon of your Field Trip.  This may lead to the Trip being postponed in cases of unfavourable weather reports.  The Trip may run in cases of light showers but not in persistent showers or heavy rain.  Should we need to postpone you will be notified via text message to the mobile number supplied to us.

Images by course students.  Images shown are those selected for the Top 30 Gallery from each Intake.


19 hours

Height Restriction

No minimum height

No maximum height

Wheelchair Friendly


Maximum Weight

No maximum weight

Weather Dependent

Indoor - N/A

Customer Guarantee

This product is covered by the Experee Guarantee and Cancellation Policy


This experience is not suitable for spectators

Animals Allowed

No Animals Allowed

Toilet facilities


Minimum Age

No minimum age

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About the provider

Sydney Photographic Workshops, Alexandria, New South Wales

7 Mitchell Road,
New South Wales,

At Sydney Photographic Workshops, we're passionate about sharing not only the skills, but also the inspiration to create amazing images. Whether you're a beginner, an enthusiast or a working professional there's something in one of our workshops for you.

We live and breathe photography.  Hence, our motto is:  "Photography...we live it!"

Our principal tutor, Daniel Linnet, a Master Photographer with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, is an internationally awarded professional photographer who has drawn on his extensive experience and his photographic network to construct a sensational curriculum of workshops run by some of Sydney's most passionate teaching professionals.

As a team of award winning professional photographers, our tutors draw on current, real-world knowledge to make your learning an experience, not just the presentation or regurgitation of a technical text book material.

It is this commitment to your experience that keeps Sydney Photographic Workshops at the top of the list of Sydney's favourite photography schools.

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