Vivid Sydney 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID 19 !!
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We have been running special Vivid Festival of Light photo courses since 2011, and all you have to do is come along with your camera and tripod 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 disappointment.
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.
If you have a Mirrorless, DSLR or manual compact camea, this course is right for you. Please contact us if you are not sure about your camera, and we will be happy to advise you.
In this 3 hour course you will learn:
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5 Star!! Scott holds an informative and enjoyable workshop. I would highly recommend to everyone who has even the slightest interest in photography. Taso Vivid Night PhotoJul 19
I have always loved photography and this course showed me how to use my camera right and showed me all the cool things. 100% would recommend it! 5 star!! AmeliaJun 19
5 Star. Enjoyed this course very much. After seeing Vivid for many years, I decided to finally do a photography course. After reading reviews I decided to pick Scott from Photo Workshop Australia. Scott was very knowlegeable and gave us advice on what settings would be best for each location. Would definitely recommend Scott's classes to anyone looking to further their knowledge and experience in photography. 5 star!! MikeJun 19
Thanks for a great course Scott. The night was relaxed, casual and informative. Not even the rain could stop us. I've done a number of different photography courses but it was great to get out and learn something new. 5 Star!! KatrinaJun 19
Thank you for a great course! This is great for beginners like myself who mainly just shot on Auto. And now I'm hooked, and will definitely look into another course. He communicates well and I didn't feel overwhelmed with some of the camera terminology. Highy recommend. 5 star!! StephenJun 19
Hi Scott. Thank you for last night's Vivid photography session. While this is my second session with you, it is my first night time experience. What a great night! Great fun, great learning how to take night time photos.
I cannot emphasise enough to everybody, no matter what experience level, that this session is THE BEST bang for buck enjoyable learning you can have & what a spectacular backdrop to do it with. Till we meet again, many thanks for unlocking the secrets of night photography. Cheers. 5 star!! PaulJun 19
Friendly and relaxed course. Expertly guided in both camera skills & location. Very happy with the results. Thanks Scott. 5 star! Mark Vivid Night PhotoJun 19
Fun night out with Scott and the group. Will book anoter course sometime. 4 star. VivienneJun 19
Scott was wonderful as a tutor on the Vivid course. He took us to different locations covering different installations without rushing. At each stage he made sure that I was happy with the pictures taken. He helped with the composition as well.
He was friendly to talk to, easy to interact and answered any question I had. I would highly recommend this course for anyone wanting help or tips with night photography and to get that beautiful shot of a lit Opera House / Harbour Bridge.
Will be looking at doing another course soon for sure. 5 Star ! SunilJun 19
The photography class with Scott was great fun and really helpful. We learned some very useful tips on various aspects of Night/Vivid photography. 4 star Pallavi Vivid Night PhotoJun 19
Thanks for a great night at Vivid Scott, got some great shots, excellent tuition as always! John Vivid Night PhotoJun 19
It's the best way to learn night photography! A night at Vivid, learing how to manually set the camera and going home with photos your friends will envy! I highly recommend it, Scott was awesome! Rachel Vivid Night PhotoJun 19
Had a great time, Scott you were the consumate gentleman and a great help when things didn't go the way we wanted. Great instructor, I believe we ALL had a great time. This was my second time with Scott at Vivid. I have posted a few images on my Facebook page. 5 star! Peter Bridge. Vivid Night PhotoJun 19
Scott is tireless to make sure you get the best shot and worked really well with each participant. Recommend to any keen photographer interested in night city shots. 5 star! Darryl Vivid Night PhotoJun 19
Fantastic course and would hlighy recommend - 5 star! Bruce Vivid Night PhotoJun 19
By doing this workshop, I was able to take the best photographs I have ever taken of Vivid Sydney. Scott guided us step by step from camera settings to shooting from the best vantage points. RudiJan 19
A great 3 hours. Scott was helpful, accommodating and keen to share his knowledge. Great communication before and after. Highly recommend and Vivid was great to get a taste of night phoptography. GregJun 18
Great investment of time and money. Although the course was fast paced - we stopped at multiple locations in just a few short hours. Scott's excellent communication and infinite patience meant that I could keep up and learned heaps! I was so pleased when I was able to recreate several of the shots the following night by myself! Thanks Scott! LesleyJun 18
As it is said Rain nor Sleet nor Snow would stop the show. Well rain did not stop a night of unbelievable photographs throughout with Scott at the helm. Great tips to stop the rain getting into your camera and spoiling the shots. Thanks to Scott for the experience of taking photos in tthe rain. I will be back for sure. You are unique! KarenJun 18
We attended Scott's Vivid 2018 workshop and learnt an incredible amount in those 3 hours. Scott was friendly and made a point of making sure everyone in the group was attended to. I walked away with a much better understanding of how to use the manual mode on my camera properly, as well as good tips for better camera composition. I highly recommend this class and will certainly be attending more. Joseph and Glenda.Jun 18
I had the best time and learnt a lot. Would do it again. Good value. JanisJun 18
I just loved the Vivid Sydney Photography workshop! As a beginner on night Photography, I could see a lot of improvement at the end of the workshop. I took many photos and had a very nice time. Scott was very friendly and supportive. ErisanaJun 18
Scott is a fantastic teacher. Very helpful and a wealth of knowledge. Thanks Scott! 5 Star!! RaymondJun 18
Such a great course! I would advise anybody to sign up! Wonderful! The pictures are simply stunning. LisaMay 18
Awesome!. Brillaint pictures and the best guidance from Scott. Highly recommend. KarenMay 18
Fantastic night with an awesome teacher! When one says patience is a virtue then Scott has it all. So if you are looking for some great shots of Vivid then don't miss out. Make a booking before it's too late and you wil be so excited and happy as you can't go wrong.
Scott you ar a true caring Professional and that came to the fore last night. SueMay 18
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 NZAug 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. SallyJun 16
Thanks for a great night of photography, Scott - learnt a great deal and had a great time. KellyJun 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. PeterJun 16
Fantastic night, learnt heaps. Well worth the time money and effort. KymJun 16