Private Photography Tuition
$120.00 / hour
This is the very best way to learn. You decide the content and the pace of the session, and get the chance to ask questions about any aspect of photography. One-on-one face time with Scott McGale, expert professional photographer, who teaches his own bespoke step methods to take control of your image, camera and get completely creative, or take your photography to the next level. These methods can’t be found on Google, are amazing and never fail. Scott has 20 years experience and can teach from beginner to professional level techniques. Creative Kids vouchers can be used for private tuition too.
The best way to get to know your camera and camera techniques is through a private lesson for you, your child or a friend.
Your needs are unique so Scott designs the itinerary for each Private Tuition session to meet your requirements. The advantage is that you set the pace to ensure you understand the concepts and steps, before pushing forward.
Encourage your child to develop a love for photography by using a NSW Creative Kids voucher for kids private tuition photography lessons and get $100 off the cost!
To book using a CREATIVE KIDS VOUCHER simply provide voucher details including CHILD'S NAME, DOB and VOUCHER NUMBER in the COMMENTS SECTION at the CHECKOUT, then select the DIRECT TRANSFER payment method, and simply deposit into our account, the balance of the total payment amount minus $100 for each voucher. Scott will then process the voucher and contact you to arrange a session time. NB: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO INSERT THE VOUCHER NUMBER IN THE CODE BOX AT THE CART.
So whether you are a beginner looking to master the controls of your camera, or a seasoned shooter looking to learn advanced studio lighting, Scott will be able to cater for you.
Our Private Tuition module is also designed for up to 2 people which means you can bring a friend and share the cost.
Private Photography Tuition makes a great gift : instant and easy e-gift vouchers available too.
Note: There is a 2 hour minimum booking time for a private lesson.
Private Tuition is offered for all aspects of Digital Photography, including:
- Intermediate level
- Advanced level
- Dentistry Photograhpy
For beginners, a 2 hour lesson covers full camera operation and Manual Mode,
and a 3 hour session also teaches Aperture and Shutter Priority Modes!
Please note the Private Tuition cost to corporations is $150 per hour plus GST.
Scott was an excellent teacher, very informative and personable as well. We got what we wanted out of the class and more and I certainly feel much more capable of taking good photos and more informed about principles of photography and it’s technicalities.
Scott was very helpful in explaining how to take a picture and how to use free software available to make the photograph professional. As a twelve year old he explained it in a way I could understand and I have been able to apply these skills at my local beach. So many undiscovered secrets on my iPhone camera that I can use now! Even with the unforeseen cloudy sunset he showed me how to wait for the perfect light to get an amazing photo.
We found the photography course rewarding and fun. Scott was very flexible with our request for my son and his friend to do it as a group of 2. He presented the material at an age appropriate level which the kids could easily understand.
My son and his friend had a fantastic time and came home with plenty of techniques for taking great photos with their smartphone and then teaching them excellent editing skills. Scott’s friendly and approachable nature made it a great experience.
I had a morning private 2 hour lesson with Scott around circular quay a couple of weeks ago. I realized after a group sunrise session that I needed to spend more time with Scott to really get into more detail on how to be effective with my camera. Scott’s knowledge is incredible. He had a breadth and depth of knowledge and delivered in a very helpful and progressive way. The highlight was watching Scott play with my camera’s features like he was playing a musical instrument. Highly recommend some 1:1 time with Scott if you are keen to take your photography experience even further.
Scott has brought together a comprehensive beginners course, jam packed with plenty of information and practice opportunities. Scott was professional, personable and organised. He provided more knowledge than I could have ever hoped for in a 4 hour session, and helped each person on the course to configure the photography steps according to each of their unique cameras. A true industry professional! I can’t wait to see Scott next time for my private lesson. Thank you!
I met Scott in Sydney as everything was being shutdown due to the virus. How lucky to do this before a complete shutdown. I found Scott to be a very good communicator, easy going and his enthusiasm for photography is infectious. He kept his teaching uncomplicated and was more than happy to answer any questions I had at any stage during the lesson. I thoroughly enjoyed the tuition and would highly recommend any of his classes.
Great course! Scott was very knowledgeable about the iphone camera features and very professional in the delivery of the course. Highly recommended.
Really nice how Scott explained the app. He showed me things that I didn’t know what it does to the photo. After the 1hr session I know how to enhance my photos now with the app.
A fantastic experience. The provider was very experienced and a great source of knowledge. He made the morning a truly enjoyable experience and I have some beautiful photos to help me treasure my memories from the day.
Really great experience. Small group so it was really hands on and personal. Learnt so much. Look forward to taking more classes.
Can’t recommend this course enough. Scott is an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, friendly and patient instructor. Fabulous morning learning about the technical features of the phone and creative tips to take a great photo. Loved it!!
Thanks Scott, We learnt an incredible amount of tips & tricks from your 2hr SmartPhone course. I’ve immensely improved the qualify of pictures I’ve taken today, and these are everyday pictures I will keep for life, so your course was priceless to me. My 15y/o son really enjoyed the lesson & looks at portraits & colours in scenes very differently. This is a course everyone would really enjoy.
My 15-year-old daughter used her Creative Kids Voucher to do a remote live learning 1-2-1 photo workshop with Scott earlier this year (2020), using our home laptop to do the session via Zoom and her Oppo smartphone to take the photos. Scott taught her how to use her fairly basic phone to its full extent and talked her through using free software to process the images in camera. He was very professional, organised and flexible when we were arranging the session, and he was clear, concise and informative when teaching. She really enjoyed the session and got a lot out of value from it. Scott provided course notes and was happy to talk to her again if she needed any extra help with something. From a parents perspective, it was great to be able to access this course online and live, as we don’t have alot of opportunities to do such courses where we live. The course is affordable, useful and fun. I highly recommend.
Today’s workshop was great! I loved learning from Scott. He’s a great teacher who’s very passionate about photography. Everything was explained clearly from the beginning, and put into easy to follow steps. I feel like I’ve learnt a lot about photography in this 3hr session. Now I have a really great understanding of how to use my camera in manual, aperture or shutter mode. Grateful to have learned from one of the best in Sydney. Thanks so much Scott. All I need now is to practice 🙂
I am happy to have finally participated in this course. I had to postpone initially, but in the end, it was an amazing experience. Scott guided us in taking pictures using the different morning lights and also he gave us a lot of well-structured information to put into practice right away. I absolutely recommend it! Thank you, Scott.
The lesson was well organised and extremely valuable. Scott was able to impart a lot of information tailored to what I needed to know, without leaving me feeling overwhelmed or confused.
I’ve been able to put the theory into practice really easily. I’m planning to do more courses with Scott.
My daughters and I had a fantastic time with Scott last Saturday morning. We learnt so much about how to take the best photos with our iPhones and we had such a great time exploring The Rocks taking photos. I highly recommend Scott’s iPhone Photography Course. Scott really is an expert!!
What a wonderful 3 hours. My 14 year old son and I thoroughly enjoyed the lesson and learnt so much. It was great to be able to sit one and one and go through the steps required to be able take great photos and at the same time be shown and also practice the steps in real life situations. Scott was very engaging with both of us and his passion for photography is obvious and made learning so much easier. Thank you and I can highly recommend Scott.
Was a spectacular way to start a Sunday morning. Even though I was running late our teacher Scott McGale was eager to catch me up on what I had missed and went out of his way for all the participants, in what was an informative and educational morning. Would recommend to anyone to give it a go.
Scott was simply fantastic on the photography course! I was very fortunate to have a one on one and he talked me through how to use the camera (it was my first time using manual), and how best to take the actual photo. Scott is very friendly and patient. This course comes highly recommended and it was such a nice way to start the day! Scott even spent time advising me on a start-up set-up and which cameras to buy with a discount. One of the best mornings I have had in Australia!
Thanks again for this morning. As mentioned, I found the theory part alone worth the price of admission. I’m looking forward to applying some of the techniques in other kinds of shots as well. There’s still a lot for me to work on – composition, DOF, processing – but I feel like I got a lot out of the course. Always learning!
My 13 yo son had a fabulous private photography lesson. Scott is a great communicator and made the theory and practical tips easy to understand. He catered well to my son’s level of understanding. My son is even more enthused about his photography now. It was also great that it was a morning lesson at the beach – perfect for me as the parent to hang nearby. A good use of our Kids Creative Voucher!
I had a very exciting session with Scott and gained a much greater insight into photography. My understanding of manual mode has increased and we explored functions and buttons I didn’t even know existed. The detail in his teaching and his background knowledge of photography as a whole definitely reflects his 30 years of experience! The class was highly engaging and the lesson was greatly personalised for my needs. Scott is a great photographer and I would recommend him to anyone else without hesitation too!
It was a great course I learnt a lot of things that my Iphone and camera can do. If you love photography or have an interest this is a fantastic start for beginners. Scott ( the photographer ) is very knowledgeable and understanding. I thoroughly enjoyed the class and keen to go back for a half day class. Highly recommend this kids photography course with either smart phone or camera.
Scott conducted a 3 hour photography workshop for our corporate retreat in the Hawkesbury region and it was well received by my team. Learning how to take better photos with our smartphones was something everyone was looking forward to and we came away from the workshop with a lot more knowledge. The workshop was well presented and Scott was easily able to answer any questions we had.
Really nice how Scott explained the basic on how to operate DSLR to an 8 Year old. He specially catered the basic of Photography to an 8 year old. After the 1hr session my son know how to enhance his new learnt photography skills. We will go for another few session to learn more advance technic and methods.
I had a remote session and it was so easy! He made learning using Zoom easy to do and understand. He quickly taught me how to control my cameras funtions and I now know how to shoot on manual! And he even knew his way around my menu sytstem too. Great way to learn. Thanks Scott.
Finally got to understand how a camera works!! Very descriptive workshop with great photography tips. Scott taught us how to use our camera professionally while being great company at the same time.. highly recommend doing this workshop as we will be coming back for postproduction and Lightroom
A great early morning class working on how to organise camera settings quickly and capture the best pre dawn light before it fades. Thanks to Scott for clear and timely teaching. That beautiful light lasts for such a short time! A coffee and chat with more camera info was welcome before getting in some action shots as the beach busied up. A couple of hours really well spent.
Scott went above and beyond sharing his knowledge of photography. Great patience with my daughter (16 years), explained things a second or third time when necessary ensuring that everything was understood.
Would recommend to anyone of any age with an interest in photography, or if you want a better understanding of how your camera actually works to capture the perfect shot.
Highly recommend. Both girls enjoyed participating. Great value.
This one-on-one photography workshop is one of the best educational investments I have ever carried out. Scott is an incredible photographer and teacher! He explained everything in a way that is easy to understand and is more than happy to re-explain information to ensure you have understood and then applied it yourself. I would absolutely recommend Scott and his services to anyone looking to level up in their photography endeavours. Thanks so much Scott!
Instructions and techniques are simple enough to apply, yet sophisticated enough to make an absolute difference in manual photography. I’m planning to take the manly sunrise class in a couple of weeks before we go on holidays. Also Scott helped me to find a focusing defect (manufacturing defect) on my a6400 and Sony chatswood agreed and replaced my camera over the counter! It’s a win win situation for me. Thanks Scott.
My 12 year old son thoroughly enjoyed the Half Day photography course. Scott was an amazing teacher and taught my son important camera techniques. Scott was engaging and kept the course very interesting. We will definitely re-book another photography workshop with Scott.
Just fabulous. I shared a 2 hour introduction lesson with my daughter (age14). Scott was superb at interacting with her and the whole lesson was enjoyable and informative. We learnt so much, and so much more than we could have hoped for in a larger group lesson. I did get brain overload with the amount of technical stuff on the day but on reflection I appreciate that we covered so much material.
We will be back for another lesson and want to try out some group sessions too.
Thanks for the private 2hr photography lesson Scott. My son really enjoyed learning how to use manual on a camera. Thanks
My lesson with Scott was so informative and fun. Scott taught me all the basics of how to use my new camera and how to shoot in manual mode. He made it very easy with step by step instructions and kept it simple and easy to understand.
I highly recommend Scott to anyone wanting to learn anything about photography! He was a wonderful teacher.
This is a great course! You are guaranteed to take great photos at beautiful Manly, and Scott made it a really enjoyable early morning session.
Highly recommend this course to anyone who enjoys photography. Thank you Scott.
My 12 year old daughter has always loved taking photos and wanted to learn something more in a face to face one on one setting.
The beginners sunset photography course was the perfect choice!
Scott explained all the settings and instructions clearly and it’s obvious he is very passionate about what he teaches!
100% recommend the beginners photography course.
I used my creative kids voucher to do a 2 hour DSLR camera zoom lesson with Scott on the 12/01/2021.
I was a novice with a DSLR camera but with Scott’s guidance I feel I learnt so much in such a short time. His explanations were simple enough to understand and he made the lesson interesting and practical.
Scott was very professional and approachable.
I would recommend anyone who would like to learn more about photography to take a lesson with Scott. I am looking forward to doing another lesson with Scott in the future to deepen my photography knowledge once I have fine tuned what he has taught me this time.
The corporate photography session with Scott was great. We found it very insightful and useful for the team. Scott was knowledgeable and approachable with a lot of handy tips and experience.
We completed the session in one day but would recommend spreading it out over two days as there’s a lot of technical information to get your head around and to practice, especially for beginners.
Thanks for an informative and fun day Scott.
There are no negative points for this review. The course delivered everything it outlined that it would and Scott, who lead the training, was very accommodating and hospitable (especially at 5:00 am when I hadn’t had my coffee and was sleep deprived!) Having a small group of 6-7 was very beneficial, I would, however, probably take my tripod next time.
Great session with Scott! He showed me lots of different tricks on my phone and made it easy and really fun to learn!! I look forward to learning more . Stella
I loved learning how much you could do with the camera on a smart phone especially editing the pictures. Highly recommend this course for children who love taking photos . Great for beginners and very worthwhile.
Amazing insights and tips I did not know. My phone pictures have instantly jumped to the next level. Thank you.
Quite often, experience overlooks and tramples ignorance especially when the window of opportunity is so small and the subject is so huge but I am glad Scott triumphantly overcomes that challenge with his overwhelming experience and humble personality to manage a group of novice beginners. His ability to teach photography with an impeccable skill of getting in to only so much detail without creating any confusion is sheer brilliance. Scott balances theory and practicals effortlessly and that gives the students a sense of learning and accomplishment. I really enjoyed my 4 weeks session, learnt a lot. I finished the course with heaps of confidence. Loved the conversations with Scott.
Thank you Scott, I really enjoyed this course. Who knew my iPhone could take such great photos with some simple adjustments. Great that the class size was small and friendly.
Definitely worth the 9+hr drive!
Scott delivered a fantastic personalised tuition and I cannot be more grateful.
What I took away from my 4hrs was sooo much personalised information to allow more time for my business and not watching YouTube how to videos!
You cannot beat a one on one lessons from a master!
Above expectations ✅
Highly recommend ✅
I will be back to gain more knowledge. Thanks mate~
Great session. Started the 2 hour session knowing nothing at all except how to shoot on Auto, came away with a knowledge of how to shoot in manual mode. This is a very worthwhile 2 hours. Can’t wait to put all Scott taught me into practice. Easy, no pressure, enjoyable lesson.
Scott is an awesome teacher. He was easy to understand and gave us lots of great tips on how to get the best out of our cameras
Scott was very approachable and was happy to change our session time due to COVID. The session was very informative. The 2 hours went very quickly.
Scott gave me a private lesson on how to document my paintings using my existing photography equipment at home. After wasting many weekends and dollars spent trying to teach myself using online tutorials, Scott showed me within 3 hours how to take sharp and accurate photos. Scott is very knowledgable, honest and helpful. If you’re looking to learn how to how to document your artworks, then I highly recommend using this service. If you’re not a trained photographer, you will not be able to create an accurate copy of your artwork due to the high level level of customised fine tuning of the camera settings and lighting.
The best thing for me about doing a remote session with Scott is that I could choose the time! Really convenient being able to learn when I want and not to a schedule. And Scott is great at making sense of the functions and teaching easy to understand step methods. Highly recommend.
Scott McGale is not just a professional photographer but, a passionate artist. The 3 hours were full of practical information . With written and practical points about how and when to shoot in different scenarios, Scott made the practice session easy and fun. Can’t wait to practice and try what I learnt and hopefully, get to attend more workshops with Scott .
Had a fabulous one on one session with Scott for Lightroom and Photoshop. The whole post production thing makes sense now and my images look so professional. Highly recommended to make your pictures pop. Thanks Scott.
Such a great day. Learnt lots and got some great shots.
Thanks again Scott!
This virtual photo workshop gave my two daughters a better eye for composition, a deeper understanding of how their smartphone works, and a greater appreciation for the powers of Photoshop. Both girls gained the most from the class, but there is something to be gained for anyone who chooses to take it. The way things were broken down and explained in really helped both grasp and implement techniques and practices that they had previously struggled with.
What a fantastic day. My son who is 14 had a 3-hour private lesson with Scott. Not only was it an amazing location but my son learnt so much more than he thought he would. Scott was incredibly patient, knowledgeable, and very informative. The steps that he learnt will be very helpful for my son’s future in this industry. We will be back to learn more.
A wonderful experience. We learned so much and have put it into practice. Scott’s knowledge and enthusiasm are infectious and he obviously knows photo editing. There is no way we would have gained the skills on our own. Highly recommend – it would not matter what level or experience.
My son and I had a 3 hour private tutorial with Scott this morning. We thought we knew our cameras pretty well, but Scott took us to a whole new level. Scott is a fantastic tutor who gauges your level quickly and adapts the experience to ensure you get maximum value from your time. We will definitely be coming back for more lessons with Scott.
Here’s a tip: 3 hours went by really quickly… Definitely book a 3 hour lesson!
I had a two hour private photography lesson with Scott and it was excellent. I felt he tailored the materials to my unique needs, and understood what I was hoping to get out of the lesson. I’m a total beginner in possession of a professional-level camera and I had felt overwhelmed. Scott helped me get across the fundamentals of photography and not feel intimidated by the giant camera in my hands. The lesson had both theory and practical components. He deserves a full five stars! Thank you Scott!
Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed last Sunday Morning. In all aspects it was a great morning.The level of knowledge and the presentation where first class and it will certainly help me in my photographic endeavours.
Thanks Scott for a great 1:1 lesson covering helpful techniques with steps that were easy to follow and that I can replicate at home. Highly recommended!
Fabulous! Although our class was officially cancelled due to the weather, Scott kindly braved the rain and went out of his way to accommodate us, as we were only in Sydney for the weekend.
Although Scott is obviously a serious pro photographer, he was able to patiently talk us low-tech baby boomers through the basics and we picked up a heap of tricks in the session. He tailored our experience to help us improve photography needed for our business. Therefore, not only was it an entertaining morning, but a very worthwhile investment. We highly recommend this class.
Scott is an awesome teacher and was very engaging, explained things well and has amazing techniques. I learnt lots and will go back again and highly recommended him.
I found the introductory course to be really fun. I didn’t realise there was so much to learn but Scott was great at explaining everything and showing me how to apply what he had taught me. I’ve been practicing since the course and look forward to learning more about photography and getting new skills.
Scott is a wealth of experience and knowledge and could provide anyone advice to any level of photography. He is pleasant and patient and a great teacher. I would happily recommend Scott’s services and will be using Scott’s services again in the future.
We were looking for a photography course for our boys and stumbled upon Scott. The boys loved their private lesson with Scott and could not wait to show us the photos which they had taken. We definitely recommend Scott and our boys are already looking forward to their next lesson.
Scott deliverd a fantastic two hour workshop on smart phone photography to teens at Northern Beaches Library Services. Would highly recommend his services.
Had my lesson today and Scott was so patient and his explanations were very relevant to what we were shooting. Can highly recommend Scott for that 1 on 1 lesson which as a beginner like myself you will get so much out of it.
I attended the half day course today with Scott. He was absolutely fantastic. I learnt more than I was expecting and have a new found appreciation for photography. Everything was explained simple and easy to understand and all questions answered with additional information. He was very patient. I can’t wait to do my next course. Highly recommend. Thanks for all the tips Scott.
Maya (13) enjoyed her one on one session with Scott. Very informative and engaging. Only suggestion is to provide notes upfront so camera settings and theory can be learnt upfront. Thank you for all the valuable tips.
I want to say thank you very much for the lesson. There was so much I didn’t know beforehand. It was very clear about the steps and straight forward.
Excellent course, learning all the basics and an effective approach to keep improving my photography skills. Scott is very clear, friendly and has a well established method. Totally recommend!!
I had a great morning with a few friends and Scott for a private iPhone photography course. Scott was very informative and patient. He helped us understand the power of the iPhone camera features as well as how to use various modes and how to edit and create feature pictures. Overall I was will happy with what I learned and it was a enjoyable way to spend a morning in a beautiful city with friends and learning new things!
I have been taking photos most of my life thinking I knew what I was doing. This course has taught me that maybe sometimes I got lucky but I definitely didn’t know why. Scott breaks it all down in a way that makes sense. I now know why my lucky shots work and why I don’t get it right most of the time. I can’t recommend this course highly enough especially if you think you know what you are doing but are just winging it. In a few short weeks I know I am a better photographer and I now understand my camera. And if manual is a mystery to you just do this course. Thanks Scott
Scott was very in-depth and took the time to explain each step carefully so it was understood by all.
The hands on experiences was beneficial whilst learning the theory behind the camera screen.
I would definetly recommend to anyone who wants to gain more knowledge on camera usage.
Learned a lot in a very short time to improve your photos. Scott is a great experienced teacher
Scott’s 3hr one-on-one photography course was absolutely brilliant! I’m just starting out and before the end of my course I was using my camera in manual mode with great results. This course is very structured, highly rewarding and best of all super fun thanks to Scott’s great energy and ethusiasm. Thank you mate I will definitely be back for more!
I have a keen interest in still photography and booked 3 hour private tuition on exposure and advanced lighting with Scott. Scott’s creativity and motivation makes it hard not to be inspired. The photos we created were amazing. Scott is one of the most talented, professional photographers I have met and Is happy to share his knowledge, techniques and workflow with enthusiasm and excitement. If you are serious in advancing your photography skills to the next level, you should consider private tuition with Scott. We achieved a lot in the short time we had and I only wish I had done this sooner. I will definitely be booking in more private tuition time with Scott.
The workshop leader was very knowledgeable and made sure every attendee was informed and involved. We were taken to 3 different locations under different lighting conditions that made the workshop challenging and full of interest. Highly recommend.
I had a photo lesson with Scott recently. Scot had his hands full with my request/limitations. Over the first 2hours we worked with my camera, it’s settings and the best way for my to take photos while on horseback riding holidays. The third hour was then spent on using my new Samsung mobile phone. So many tips on using my devices, and a much better understanding of photography, thanks Scott.
I did a two hour private lesson with Scott and it was an excellent decision. He taught me a great technique with seven easy steps to take a good photo. He was patient, clear, he solved all my questions and was very informative. His teaching was great and helped me to change my perspective of photography. I could highly recommend Scott to anyone who wants to improve their photography.
Scott has a wonderful, down to earth approach, which is easy to follow. I learned many tricks of the trade to organise, process and enhance my photos. Invaluable skills. Thanks!
Thank you Scott. I learnt how to take photos properly and how to edit them. I am now having lots of fun editing all my photos.
A terrific way to start a Sydney morning. Scott showed us how to create a number of sunrise photos with a variety of setting and then a very cooperative group of locals enabled us to try to get some exciting photos as they braved the surf. Excellent morning where I learnt a great deal, now to practise and practise.
I had a 2 hour private lesson with Scott and thoroughly enjoyed it. I am a total beginner in photography but Scott was very patient and worked at my pace. Scott is not only very experienced and knowledgeable but his passion to teach others comes across throughout the lesson which makes all the difference.
This was a great class. Very comprehensive and went at a good pace to learn. Would highly recommend it to anyone hesitant on taking on a course Vs learning online at home. It’s great to be able to get instant feedback and ask questions.
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!
I got this photo workshop as a Christmas present. I have had my DSLR for about 5 years, always shooting in Auto and not really knowing what I was doing. I kind of knew the main functions of a DSLR but this photo workshop from Scott absolutely blew my mind!!! There is soo much info and cool stuff possible with even a base model camera.
Scott really brings out his passion for photography and teaching. First we went through the basics of a camera before he explained his model to get always a good picture (if following his steps). After explaining the basics we started practicing on real objects with his help in practice. The course went faster than any other course I’ve done at Uni, so interesting it was! I will practice with his lessons for now. I have had to move back to my home country, otherwise I would definitely have done more courses with Scott. Definitely recommend!!
I can’t rate this workshop high enough. Scott is excellent. A great teacher and communicator. Explains things simply and logically to ensure students get the best possible results. Very well organised. Scott knows his timings to ensure the group is in the right place at the right moment to get great photos. His instructional workshop over coffee bought the morning practical all together and has allowed me to go on practicing what I have learned. I will be doing other courses of Scott’s as I progress.
Received a two hour session with Scott as a gift. Scott was engaging and a wealth of knowledge. He structured the two hours to my existing skill level and somehow answered all my questions even without me asking. The step by step methods were easy to understand and he gave me practical tips to use for my subject. He demonstrated the differences well. Would recommend for beginners and those who are self taught and wanting to learn technique.
Scott did an excellent job explaining the basics of photo composition and editing, making you an instantly better photographer without the need for expensive cameras and tripods.
I enjoyed the time that Scott gave to me to explain the basics needed to really understand the essential functions of my camera. It was an enjoyable morning learning techniques to get me confident in using manual mode.
Since taking the course I have gone over and over my notes to get a better understanding of what was taught, and I can really say having Scott’s notes and practicing has made it all fall into place.
If you really want to understand and be confident in utilising the functions of your camera to take better photos, then take the time to have a lesson with Scott. I will be booking in a zoom follow up in the coming months and hope to catch up in Sydney for another private lesson during the year.
Thanks for your patience and help Scott.
Scott was more than thorough and answered all my questions on our 3 hour private photography lesson! I highly recommend booking at least 3 hours if you haven’t turned on a camera before, and then a couple subsequent ones to learn the specifics of aperture, iso, and shutter speed! All so different depending on what you are photographing! I’m looking forward to my next lesson with Scott. Highly recommend !
Very helpful. Thanks Scott
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.
My daughter really enjoyed her lesson with Scott… he covered lots but kept it at a level suitable to her age and relevant to her interests. Communication was great and the lesson was relaxed & enjoyable. We hope to return for another one soon!
Great 3 hour time with Scott—-very worthwhile. Certainly, my experience is, the “one on one”tuition by Scott has moved my camera / photography understanding to a new level. I’m excited to now have greater confidence with my camera.
Highly recommend Scott.
Vivid Sydney 2021$95.00
Learn amazing night photography techniques from a professional photographer in your 3 hour guided course. And take home images to be proud of. 100% money back guarantee if COVID forces a cancellation. Small class sizes. Lots of personal attention! Amazing photos to take home.
Half Day Photography Course$125.00
This 4 hour digital photography course has been designed for those who cannot commit to an ongoing program in a Digital Photography course but still want to know how to use their manual compact, Mirrorless or DSLR. This course guides you through Manual, Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority modes in a fun tour through the Rocks in Sydney.More Info
Smartphone Photography & Storytelling$90.00
Learn smartphone photography and storytelling in this CBD 2.5 hour course to create fantastic images, videos and stories directly on your mobile phone. Then learn how to upload direct to social media in minutes.More Info
Photography Course Sydney: Intro$250.00
This comprehensive Introduction to Digital Photography course runs for 4 weeks. The course has been designed to give you a complete understanding of your camera, its functions and to provide you with the foundation principles of creative photography. Manual mode is the main focus of this course and you will learn how to plan a create the images you desire. Group size is max 10 so you can enjoy personal attention when you need it.More Info
Special photography sessions for children. Book now for the School Holiday program. Bespoke 1-2-1 lessons for free using a Creative Kids voucher. Photography is a fantastic activity that encourages your kids to be creative and self motivated. Simple and effective methods taught by an expert in teaching and photography.More Info
Corporate Photography Services$150.00 / hour+
Our Corporate Services product has 3 options:More Info
1. Staff training in Photography. Let us train your staff to do the work of a photographer.
2. Organisational Team Building We can create a fun photography day to get your team working together.
3. Photography Services. Scott McGale is your professional photographer who can create campaigns for your business.
Remote Learning Live SessionWAS $120.00NOW $100.00SAVE $20.00
This is a bespoke 1-2-1 one or two hour live session. Great for Smartphones, and Manual Cameras, and can be taught live in any area of the country. Brilliant for remote areas. Through Zoom you get face time with a professional photographer to guide you and answer all your questions. Note. This is not a pre-recorded video but a live one-to-one lesson.More Info
Learn Lightroom & Photoshop Essentials$120.00 / hour
Shooting a picture is only phase one of image creation while post production through Lightroom and Photoshop is phase two. This session will enable you to post produce your images to professional standard. Easy to understand step methods are taught to plan and take control of your image.More Info
Sunrise Photography Course at Manly$95.00
While this is a beginner’s photography course it is well suited to advanced photographers too. Working with the stunning early morning first light you will learn to push the boundaries of creative photography. Scott will teach you long exposure seascapes and commando portraiture in this fast moving 2 hour course.More Info