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Vivid Sydney Photography

Vivid Sydney 2018 dates have been posted and we are booking now! View the course gallery below to see the fantastic 2017 images we took! And the gallery will be updated with 2018 images after the frist night on the festival. These are the images you will be taking on your 3 hour course!

We offer a small group size (max 10) with expert tuition from a professional photographer during your 3 hour course.

We have been holding special Vivid Festival of Light photo courses since 2011, and all you have to do is come along with your camera to capture incredible images. All settings are given to you if needed, and you, of course, can take it much further with a professional photographer looking over your shoulder to help you along. This course is about learning the special settings for photographing at night and also getting to grips with some amazing creative light techniques! Vivid bookings are very heavy so please plan ahead to avoid disapointment.

Don't be fooled by some other less expensive Vivid courses offered as they don't teach you how to shoot on Manual and take control of your image. All shots are taken in Manual mode with expert tuition for 3 hours.

To do this course, you will need your camera with manual function and a tripod for the long exposures.

Dates below are for 2018 so book now!


What Will You Learn

In this 3 hour course you will learn:

  • How to control exposure at night
  • How to get sharp images at night
  • Using ISO for performance
  • Long exposure techniques
  • Causing motion blur
  • Creative light techniques
  • Light painting
  • Correct white balance for night shots


Dates & Availablity

Dates Time Location Availability
26 May Sat, 6 - 9pm Circular Quay FULL
27 May Sun, 6 - 9pm Circular Quay 2 left
30 May Wed, 6 - 9pm Circular Quay FULL
1 Jun Fri, 6 - 9pm Circular Quay 3 left
2 Jun Sat, 6 - 9pm Circular Quay 2 left
6 Jun Wed, 6 - 9pm Circular Quay SPACES
8 Jun Fri, 6 - 9pm Circular Quay SPACES
9 Jun Sat, 6 - 9pm Circular Quay SPACES
13 Jun Wed, 6-9pm Circular Quay SPACES
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I attended Scott's Vivid Workshop this June 2017 and I was blown away with the whole evening, so much in fact I booked a 3 hour private tuition with him while in Sydney!!

Whether you are a novice photographer like me, or a pro, there is much to be learnt with Scott's action packed, informative and fun workshops. Scott is a true professional, friendly and very knowledgeable and patient. He creates a fun environment, encourages you to learn and grow at your own pace, but at the same time he pushes the boundaries, shares his many tips and tricks to get the best out of your camera.

Scott had all of the Hot Spots pre organized before the evening so we didn’t waste anytime sussing out what was the best.

Sydney has so much on offer, and when time is limited it is wise to use Scott as you get to see some of the best scenery and get some amazing shots.

From the basic fundamentals of composition and lighting I also learnt a lot about portraiture, shooting moving objects, long exposure, and all those question marks of how to get a top image. 

If you want to really get to know how to use your camera, gain the confidence with learning some simple and amazing techniques, get the best out of your lenses and software and have a whole lot of fun. then you want to book one of Scott;'s workshops. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! -- Rowena Richards, Queenstown NZ

Aug 17

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the course last night! It was so much fun and I got some amazing photos in such a short time. I wil definitely come and do another course. Thanks again.  Sally

Jun 16

Thanks for a great night of photography, Scott - learnt a great deal and had a great time. Kelly

Jun 16


UNBELIEVABLE, I cannot thank you enough for the lesson this evening, you have awakened an interest that I was just trolling the edges of.

I am blown away by the content of the course as well as the whole feel of photography in general and I hope to be able to make this a larger part of my life, both personally and professionally one day (well, you never know!).

I am so looking forward to doing the Manly Sunrise Course. Thank you again and see you on the beach, mate.  Peter

Jun 16

Fantastic night, learnt heaps. Well worth the time money and effort.  Kym

Jun 16