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Half Day Photography Course

Not much time to learn about digital photography but need to know some basics?

This short digital photography course has been designed for those who cannot commit to the 4 week Introduction to Digital Photography course but still want to know how to use their manual compact or DSLR.

With your camera in hand we will take you to a central location in Sydney and teach you about the different shooting modes in your camera. By the end of the course you will be shooting in full manual mode with confidence.

This is a fantastic course to get to grips with the foundation principles in creative Photography while taking in a lovely tour of the Rocks in Sydney.

All you need is your DSLR, Mirrorless or Manual Compact Camera to do the course!

Was $150Save $25

What Will You Learn

In this 4 hour course, you will learn:

  • Manual Mode
  • Aperture Priority Mode
  • Shutter Priority Mode
  • How to control Exposure
  • What is Depth of Field
  • How to control ISO for maximum image quality
  • 3 different Focussing techniques


Dates & Availablity

Dates Time Location Availability
12 Jan Sat, 8am till Midday The Rocks FULL
16 Feb Sat, 8am till Midday The Rocks SPACES
9 Mar Sat, 8am till Midday The Rocks SPACES
13 Apr Sat, 8am till Midday The Rocks SPACES
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This was a fantastic introduction to using my camera on manual mode. I came away actually understanding the process and basic techniques. A great starting point. Scott was an excellent teacher - very patient and could explain everything in ways that we could all understand. I will be coming back for more lessons as I improve! Highly recommend to any beginner.   Alex

Jan 19

The Half Day Photography course was brilliant!. I'm so glad to finally have some knowledge of photography and how to properly use my own camera. Scott is an amazing professional, and I really recommend this course to anyone interested in learning the first steps for good photography.    Renata

Oct 18

Great intro for a beginner like myself. Scott was friendly, personable, and very knowledgeable. It made the learning process much easier and not daunting or intimidating.   Nicholas

Aug 18

This is a really great introductory course to teach you how to shoot in manual. Scott was friendly, approachable and above all extremely knowledgeable. The content was taught really well and the course was a good mix of theory and practice.  Ruby

Jul 18

This was a great course. Scott was really good at identifying where we needed help and what we were doing wrong straight away. I learnt lots of simple tips that I can put into practice straight away, as well as some more detailed information that will help with developing my skills. Jessica

Jun 18

Great course, learned so much in such a short period of time.  The instructor is completely knowledgeable and approachable, really focused on ensuring we are learning and getting the most out of the course.  Would gladly recommend to anyone.   Sharife

Mar 18

The half day course offers an amazing amount of information. The best thing is that the information is put into immediate practice with the guidance and assistance of an absolute expert.

I have already booked into the Manly sunrise course and look forward to building on the skills that I learned at The Rocks.  David

Nov 17

I attended your Saturday workshop, and wanted to thank you for your consideration and patience. I typed up my scribbled notes and realised that there was a lot of learning crammed into that morning, especially for a newby who had not used any non automatic settings before.

I had tried to make sense of some of the myriad on-line tutorials, but found them confusing and rushed. Your patient explanation of how the settings worked, their relationships and effect were a breath of fresh air for me. I can now see that I need to practice your lessons until I am proficient, but I now have the confidence to do that.   Once again, thank you.  Glenn

Sep 17

Scott is a real professional, who knows how to teach and relate to amateurs.  I learnt so much and had fun. Well thought out and presented course. Thank you.  Neil

May 16

Thanks for a great time. I found it to be very helpful and informative. Scott's expanation and guidance on technical issues was clear and easy to understand. I must commend Scott on his patience with us. I would recommend the experience to any keen photographer. Jill

May 16

This was a thoroughly enjoyable course! Scott was professional and extremely knowledgeable, and conveyed the concepts in a really fun and easy-to-understand way. Am already taking better photos as a result!  Nick

Feb 16

The half-day photography workshop was fantastic! I was finally able to make sense of all the settings and buttons on my new camera, and now know enough to get me started shooting in manual. Highly recommended.  Lauren

Jan 16

Before I did Scott's workshop, I was a very keen 'auto' photographer who felt that all the technical functions of the camera were too hard. After a four-hour class, I now understand how my camera works and what an amazing difference to my photos!  Prue

Dec 15

I attended a Photo Workshop Australia course early February 2012, with two friends. I could only use my digital SLR camera in ‘auto’. At the end of our four-hour course, I was using ‘manual’ and understanding what I was doing.

Scott McGale, our teacher, was patient and understanding. He explained things in a way we could understand and was happy to repeat until we ‘got it’. So pleased we found this company and recommend them – you will not be disappointed.  Gwenyth

Nov 15

I knew nothing about shooting in manual but Scott changed that! He did a great job at explaining manual mode features and made sure we put it into practice in the session. He was super patient and friendly. We had a lot of fun and I would recommend his course to friends.   Cindy

Sep 15

Had a fabulous day, even in the wet … Learned a heap so now to put it into practice! Thanks for your time and patience, Scott. You are a great teacher!   Sonja

Aug 15

I just wanted to say thank you for Saturday! I learnt a lot and now I feel I can go and take greater photographs and start to explore more the creative side of my shots. I would also like to say I appreciated the way you explained things, it was easy to understand and therefore making it easy to put into practice. Thanks!   Daniel

Apr 15

Just wanted to say thank you for a great introductory photography course on Saturday at The Rocks. I will definitely recommend the course to my friends and family. I now understand how to use my DSLR in the manual mode and can more confidently use the camera to take some great shots!   Ashleigh

Feb 15

I really loved the course and Scott had the patience and time to give us the individual tuition when needed, to make sure we understood everything that was said. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn how to shoot in manual and take great photos!  Emily

Dec 14