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Photography Private Tuition

One on one tuition with a leading Sydney photographer


These private photography lessons are run on various weekdays and evenings throughout the year. We occasionally do Saturday's subject to availability.


All of our Tutors are available for private photography lessons specifically tailored to your own personal requirements.
Whether you’re looking for private photography lessons on our premises or out on location nearby, we deliver refined training in the art and technical skill of photography in a professional, yet fun and exciting way. We are happy to come to you for an additional nominal travel fee dependant on location.
Following your pre-tuition consultation, we will tailor the lesson to cover the topics and skills you would like to develop under the guidance of your professional mentor.
Perhaps you are shooting with a smart phone or compact camera or are moving from a compact camera or smartphone to an SLR or Mirrorless and would like to control the cameras creative ability in manual mode. Maybe you need some creative inspiration and experience in compositional techniques or understanding of light.
Whatever you choose to have your lesson cover, you will be assured to come away a better photographer. Private photography tuition sessions are ideal for those who are rushed for time and cannot commit to a lengthy workshop or photography course. Your tuition is guaranteed to fast track your learning.


FEES:
$300 per person for a single booking (1 person) in a 2 hour session

$400 per couple for a double booking (2 people) in a 2 hour session



Basic overview of some of the topics our tutors SPECIALISE IN that you may choose from for your private photography lesson in Sydney:


Landscape Portrait Automotive Still Life / Product Nature (including animals and fauna) Fashion Weddings Interiors Travel Documentary Editorial Street Photography Adobe Photoshop Adobe Lightroom HDR techniques Studio Lighting Speedlites


LESSONS ARE HELD AT OUR STUDIO IN ALEXANDRIA OR AT AN AGREED LOCATION NEARBY.



No prior knowledge is required before starting private photography lessons. Tuition is available for all skill levels - from beginner to professional


You will need:

Your Camera(s) All lenses you have Lens Hood If using film: Plenty rolls use slower iso/asa colour negative film if possible (like Velvia or Provia) Memory Card(s) if shooting digital All camera accessories - i.e: lens filters, lens hood, etc. if you have them Fully charged camera battery and spare if you have one Your cameras manual(s) - for referencing those hard to find features Your Laptop if required

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Adobe Lightroom Course - 4 weeks

Enrol in Sydney's most thorough Adobe Lightroom course designed by pro photographers!



This photography course is run on various week nights for 4 weeks from 6:30pm to 9:30pm


We take you on a comprehensive journey through Adobe Lightroom, from capture to output, whilst exploring the practical and creative functionality of the industry standard photo editing software. If you want to make the most of your shots and manipulate them into something amazing, this Adobe Lightroom course covers all the bases.


Our Lightroom Series are bigger than just simply editing your images. Through a series of practical 'hands on' exercises, assignments, presentations and informal discussions, we cover a broad range of topics to streamline your process and make your editing workflow easier. We will provide the fundamental skills to any photographer to get the most out of their digital images.

Cut your editing time in half whilst producing pro quality images from your captures!


You will learn how to download and import your images into the Adobe Lightroom software then organise and manage a number of photo collections. This will make searching individual images from several thousand easy and quick through keyword allocation.
We move on to show you how to prepare and export your images for either online or printed presentation as you are guided through a professionally developed workflow. Utilising a range of image file formats we will introduce you to the world of the digital negative (these will be supplied) . We will then explore the editing and creative capabilities of Lightroom, organising, working on and exporting your now magnificent images. We will also examine the various methods to output your images.
You will be given weekly assignments culminating in a hands on printing session of your favourite image in class to take home. At the conclusion of this workshop you’ll understand enough about Camera RAW and Adobe Lightroom to take your images to the next level.


LAPTOPS WITH ADOBE LIGHTROOM INSTALLED ARE ESSENTIAL FOR THIS COURSE



Basic overview of some of the topics:

Understanding the digital capture process RAW - The digital negative Creative image manipulation techniques Colour management White balance control RAW exposure techniques Camera set-up for RAW shooting Digital workflow techniques Tethering your camera to lightroom Creating & managing your image library Getting the perfect file Preparing files for output & sharing


This workshop is $395 for a total of 12hrs Tuition


Your fee includes the following:

Professional Photographer & Digital Imaging Expert providing 12 hours tuition Use of Monitor or Screen Colour Profiler USB key with sample images to work on Your A3 print to take home (inks and consumables included) Light refreshments throughout (includes water, tea & coffee)


N.B. Classes are run subject to acquiring minimum numbers
THIS IS A BOUTIQUE EXPERIENCE - MAXIMUM NO. OF STUDENTS PER CLASS IS 10



You will need to know your way around your camera and have a basic understanding of the digital medium.
Basic computer knowledge essential.


You will need: A laptop with Adobe Lightroom installed. If you do not have Adobe Lightroom installed you can simply download a free 30 day trial . Dress casual & comfortable

* Images of past students with their prints from the final night of the course

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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 or Mirrorless 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, pizza and soft drinks where we unwind and say farewell. We also have fantastic prizes 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.


NOT SUITABLE FOR COMPACT CAMERAS WITHOUT FULL MANUAL CAPABILITY.

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 notes / notepad Light refreshments available throughout the evening (includes water, tea & coffee) Final night visual review catered with pizza and soft drinks Studio equipment for demonstrations 3 hour photographic expedition field trip with comprehensive demonstrations throughout

N.B. Classes are run subject to acquiring minimum numbers
THIS IS A BOUTIQUE EXPERIENCE - MAXIMUM NO. OF STUDENTS PER CLASS IS 12


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 Mirrorless camera 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 .

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Premium Speedlite Flash Photography

Get the best shot possible with the right lighting in this exciting one day workshop.

The humble Speedlite is humble no longer! Learn how to control light and create stunning images you never thought possible. This workshop is designed to take you from zero Speedlite knowledge to confidently handling and being creative with your single Speedlite or multlple units off camera.
Spend an inspirational, educational and creative day with internationally awarded AIPP Master Photographer, Daniel Linnet, as he introduces you to the exciting world of Speedlite lighting.
This Sydney based Photography Workshop will teach you all the basics to get you started and is filled with practical real-world techniques that will have you shooting like a pro in no time. Daniel is a highly sought after photographic Tutor on this topic and has recently presented a series of workshops on Speedlites for Canon Australia. This workshop however, is 'hands on' with ONLY 8 PARTICIPANTS on the day and we provide you each with plenty of practical shooting time to hone your newfound skills.

Enjoy this 'hands on' Premium Speedlite Lighting experience by shooting most of the day away!



On the day of your Speedlite lighting workshop Daniel will set up a series of professional shoots and discuss and demonstrate how and why he is making the decisions he is making. You will gain 'hands on' experience in designing and creating your own professional images. This is an exciting, fun and inspirational day of shooting.
Utilising 2 different models during the day in different lighting scenarios on different sets, we cover all of the theory and practical to get you started as well as plenty of pro tips to take you well beyond the basics.
This workshop is suitable for any DSLR or Mirrorless camera with hot shoe mount with interchangable lenses and full manual capability.



NOT SUITABLE FOR COMPACT CAMERAS WITHOUT FULL MANUAL CAPABILITY.



Basic overview of some of the topics covered in the Speedlite photography workshop:


Speedlite Basics : Exposure theory Working with TTL (Through The Lens) Creative 'on camera' flash Fill flash


Off Camera Flash : Roaming flash techniques Switching to manual Finding exposure Getting creative Single light techniques Lighting directions Emulating window light Light shapers (soft boxes, brollies and snoots) Controlling mood


Multi Flash Setups : The lighting triangle Lighting ratios Lighting the background (Mood it up / Blow it out) Studio lighting techniques The studio portrait


Lighting for the environment : Environmental portraits Lighting for the environment (area lighting)


Getting Creative : Gels and gobos Breaking the rules (creating flare)


Light Anything Food lighting with a single flash Flash duration Speedlite techniques for weddings and events Speedlite techniques for beauty


This Speedlite lighting photography workshop is $450 for 10 hours Tuition


Your fee includes the following:

An internationally acclaimed AIPP Master Photographer / Tutor 2 Professional and friendly models Host attending to all of your catering needs Stylist Professional photography assistant Hair & Make up artist Tutorial & brief for the days shoots Light refreshments throughout the day (includes water, tea, coffee, juice & snacks) Sumptuous lunch All lighting and studio equipment Wardrobe and costumes/outfits

THIS WORKSHOP IS HELD AT OUR STUDIO IN ALEXANDRIA, NSW


Before you begin your Speedlite lighting workshop you will need to know your way around your camera or have completed a basic or beginners photography course.


The Speedite lighting course is not suitable for compact cameras without full manual mode.


You will need:

An SLR or Mirrorless camera with hot shoe mount and with interchangable lenses and full manual capability All lenses you have Your speedlites if you have some - if not - don't worry, you can use ours Memory Card(s) All camera accessories - i.e: tripod, lens filters, lens hood, etc. if you have them Fully charged camera battery and spare if you have one Your cameras manual(s) - for referencing those hard to find features Dress casual & comfortable with comfortable shoes


Note: A tripod & 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.


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



* Images by Tutor Daniel Linnet using Speedlites. Some images taken during the actual workshop.

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Premium Travel Photography Workshop

This photography workshop is run on various Saturdays throughout the year.



RUN DURING DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME : 11:00am to 8:30pm
& FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR : 9:00am to 6:30pm


A must for the traveller, this travel photography course is designed to inspire you and deliver the skills you will need to develop a beautiful and stunning reportage of your travels or photo-documentary journal.
Whether you choose to focus on the iconic, architecture, people or landscapes is entirely up to you.
The travel photography course begins at our studio with a presentation of outstanding imagery & instructional tutorial to ensure you are well equipped and prepared to begin your journey before we head off to various exciting locations around Sydney. You are encouraged to shoot the entire day away under the close supervision, guidance and instruction of your prime tutor, Benjamin Lee.
Ben has held several impressive exhibitions of his well-documented travels through the Australian outback and intriguing destinations abroad featuring landscapes and people. He is backed by an additional professional photographer and a hostess attending to all of your catering needs throughout the day.
This workshop is suitable for any Digital SLR or Mirrorless camera with inter-changeable lenses.
Your travel photography course will wind down with a picturesque sunset landscape shoot where you are served up a lovely cheese platter accompanied by bubbly!



NOT SUITABLE FOR COMPACT CAMERAS WITHOUT FULL MANUAL CAPABILITY.



Basic overview of some of the topics: Equipment familiarisation Apertures & focusing Planning for the unexpected Compositional techniques Working with movement Viewpoints Portraiture techniques Pre-visualisation of project Building a photo essay Shooting for black & white Researching subject matter Social commentary Working with various ISO’s F16 rule Working with light (light quality)




This workshop is $395 for 9.5hrs Tuition




Your fee includes the following:

Professional and experienced Travel & Documentary Photographer / Tutor 2nd Photographer Assisting Host for the day Tutorial & objective brief for the days shoots Light refreshments throughout the day (includes water, juice & snacks) Sumptuous catered lunch Location fees or park entry fees where applicable Transport van

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


* A final weather check will be conducted with the Bureau of Meteorology 1 day prior to your workshop. This may lead to the workshop being postponed in cases of unfavourable weather reports. We 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.


THIS WORKSHOP STARTS AND FINISHES HERE AT OUR STUDIO AT 7 MITCHELL ROAD, ALEXANDRIA, NSW, 2015. WE TRAVEL TO VARIOUS LOCATIONS AROUND SYDNEY DURING THE DAY AND TRANSPORT WILL BE PROVIDED

Images by Tutors Benjamin Lee and Daniel Linnet. Some images taken during the actual workshop.

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Premium Portrait Photography

Premium and Intensive Portrait Photography Workshop taught by an internationally acclaimed AIPP Master Photographer.

Whether you want to shoot fashion models, loved ones or even corporate portraits, you will learn to use natural portrait lighting effects and in addition gain many handy posing, compositional and focusing tips.


We construct a series of 'pro-shoots' in various stimulating and exciting locations around Sydney. This fashion and portrait photography course runs for the entire day under the close supervision, guidance and instruction of your tutor, multi award winning, Master Photographer and a NSW AIPP Portrait Photographer of the Year, Daniel Linnet. Backed by a knowledgeable photographic assistant, Daniel shoots tethered to a lap-top for easy viewing and reference as he demonstrates.


This Workshop covers fashion and portraits, including models and loads more.



We begin by fuelling your inspiration with a presentation of outstanding portrait imagery and provision of a brief for the day to get your creative juices flowing. We utilise fabulous, friendly professional models for a beauty and fashion photography shoot and Sydney based actors / dancers for character portraits who make you feel at ease. You are served up a sumptuous catered working lunch and snacks throughout the day. This people portrait photography course is social, inspirational, educational and fun!


This workshop will provide you with the skills and confidence to take 'picture perfect' portrait photography. Suitable for any DSLR or Mirrorless or even Medium Format camera with inter- changeable lenses.


NOT SUITABLE FOR COMPACT CAMERAS WITHOUT FULL MANUAL CAPABILITY.



Basic overview of some of the topics:

The kit Preparing to shoot Making the creative decisions Exposure control Creating mood White balance techniques for accurate colour Working with depth & movement Creative composition & framing techniques Lens selection Background selection Portrait lighting techniques Lighting styles & directions Contrast control & lighting ratios Using scrims & reflectors Interacting with your subject Environmental portraiture - working within the environment Location lighting techniques Working within any lighting environment Using flash on location Natural & creative flash techniques




This workshop is $395 for 9hrs Tuition




Your fee includes the following:

Internationally acclaimed AIPP Master Photographer / Tutor Photographers Assistant A professional and friendly fashion / beauty model A professional actor / character model A Host & Stylist Tutorial & objective brief for the days shoots Light refreshments throughout the day (includes water, juices & snacks) Sumptuous lunch Lighting & reflectors where required Location fees Studio equipment Transport van (where required) Wardrobe & costumes




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


Note: A tripod & 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.


THIS WORKSHOP STARTS AND FINISHES AT OUR STUDIO AT 7 MITCHELL ROAD, ALEXANDRIA, NSW, 2015. WE TRAVEL TO VARIOUS LOCATIONS AROUND SYDNEY DURING THE DAY AND TRANSPORT WILL BE PROVIDED

* Images by Tutor Daniel Linnet, taken during the actual workshop.

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