Take the first step to taking control of your camera. Learn how to use your it off auto and know how to change the settings to get the photograph of the subject as you see it (rather than as the camera thinks it should be)

Studio & on location
Classes held at: 97 Pakenham St Blackburn

There are 2 ways you can do this course
1. Once a week for 4 weeks (Saturdays)
    The classes run from 9.30am - 3.30pm
2. Once a week for 8 weeks (Weekdays)
    The classes run for 2 1/2 hrs either a morning or an afternoon
Max. 8 people per class


*Earlybird price $425 - Book and pay 2 weeks prior to receive discount


We teach rather than lecture, so you will be taken a step at a time through the workings of the camera, what the manual settings do and how and when to use them. You get to practice them in class, out in a beautiful garden with lots of variety of items to photograph. At the beginning of each class there will be a question time and a discussion of any issues that come up. Lesson 6 is on location where you put all the information together. This is where it all starts making sense. Some of the concepts sound complicated, but we discuss them and use them many times. This all helps to make it work.

Not ready for an 8 lesson course yet?
If you feel you are not ready for an 8 lesson course and would like to start by having one or two lessons to learn the buttons on the camera, what they do and how to set up the camera - then the Digital Beginners Class is for you. This is also good if you have a new camera and are finding it difficult to navigate (even if you have been taking photos for years!) CLICK HERE for more info on Digital Beginners



  • Menu set up
  • Exposure
  • Focus & Depth of field
  • ISO & Camera shake
  • White balance
  • Seeing the light
  • Adding light
  • Composition & cropping
  • Choice of lenses


  • A DSLR or Mirrorless camera or similar, or a compact camera with adjustable settings.
  • People wanting to learn to use film cameras can also be accommodated


None required. This course is designed to teach you how to use your digital camera, so whether you are a beginner photographer or have many years experience, you will be able to gain invaluable information.
Because the classes are small, individual attention is available and experience levels can be accomodated.


Please text or phone if you can't make it to a class. You can catch up on the missed class for free by joining in on the same class the next time it is run (OK for lessons 6 - 8) or you can pay an additional fee of $75 and have a private catch up lesson (normally $150 per hr) before the next scheduled one. This is important for the first 5 lessons as they build on each other and are pivotal to understanding the fundamentals of photography.


Next Courses:


Term 2   ............completed
May / June
Tuesdays   9.30am - 12pm      Starts: 7th May - Ends: 25th June
This is an 8 lesson course
Each lesson is 2 1/2 hrs and is partly in the studio and partly in the garden to practice. Lesson 6 is on location nearby.

Term 3    ............ in progress
Saturdays   9.30am -  3.30pm   Starts: 3rd Aug - Ends: 24th Aug
This is a 4 week course
Each lesson will be partly in the studio and partly on location nearby
There will be a lunch break and wind down time in the middle to refresh the mind for the afternoon

Term 4    taking bookings   via phone or email
Oct / Nov
Mondays   9.30 am - 12      Starts: 14th Oct - Ends: 2nd Dec
No class Monday 4th Nov (cup weekend). Monday 25th Nov will be a double lesson 9.30am - 3.30pm
This is an 8 lesson course
Each lesson is 2 1/2 hrs and is partly in the studio and partly in the garden to practice. Lesson 6 is on location nearby.


  03 9877 9266
  or 0435 377 065

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