Vivid Sydney 2021
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.
Vivid Sydney 2021 has been cancelled!!
Come and join us for 3 hours of creative photography where you are guided every step of the way by your professional photographer Scott McGale who will help you create amazing images of the light installations.
No matter if you are a beginner who needs to be given all the settings, or a seasoned shooter who wants to take the advice and make it their own, this fun, dynamic course will have you satisfied and wishing it went for longer.
And no need to be concerned about the possibility of COVID forcing a cancellation. We have a 100% money back policy if your course is cancelled by a COVID restriction. Scott has been running Vivid Sydney night photography courses since 2011, and give you the best value course with the best training and advice given during the session.
Class sizes are strictly kept to a maximum of 10 people to ensure lots of personal attention for all.
Come and join us for a fabulous night of creative night photography techniques. You will love it.
What you will learn
In this 3 hour course, you will learn:
- Manual Mode
- Night Photography Techniques
- How to optimize your image at night
- How to create movement at night
- How to freeze movement at night
- How to control ISO for maximum image quality
- How to control colour at night
- How to set up your camera for fast shooting at night
- How to choose the right Depth of Field at night
Dates and Availability
|18 Sep||Sat, 6 - 9pm||Opera House||SPACES|
|20 Sep||Mon, 6 - 9pm||Opera House||SPACES|
|23 Sep||Thu, 6 - 9pm||Opera House||SPACES|
|28 Sep||Tue, 6 - 9pm||Opera House||SPACES|
|1 Oct||Fri, 6 - 9pm||Opera House||SPACES|
|4 Oct||Mon, 6 - 9pm||Opera House||SPACES|
|8 Oct||Fri, 6 - 9pm||Opera House||SPACES|
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.
With such incredible passion and a great deal of experience in photography, Scott was an amazing teacher with a patient and direct nature.
I would certainly recommend this course to all my friends who wanted to learn how to utilise their cameras to the max!
Thank you Scott! See you at the Sunrise shoot!
The class was really fun, entertaining and interesting. I highly recommend it for everyone.
Scott is a fantastic teacher. We worked through the basic functions of the camera and he made all of the camera modes easy to understand. The practical exercises were really fun and engaging and I had first hand experience on how to use the camera in a variety of settings and for a variety of shots. Would absolutely recommend to others wanting to learn photography.
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!
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.
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~
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.
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
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!
My “Private Photography Tuition” session with Scott was informative, instructive and most importantly, enjoyable.
I have travelled to some amazing places in the world but unfortunately most of the photos I have taken along the way have been sadly lacking.
Some have been downright disappointing and I have had to delete them in disgust.
I have only ever used the “Auto” setting because I just didn’t understand any of the other modes and settings.
To say that I really didn’t know what I was doing is an understatement.
I’m happy to say all that has changed after spending 3 hours on Sydney’s foreshore on a gloriously sunny day learning how to take photos in Manual Mode.
It’s like a whole new world has opened up for me, one which I’m only beginning to understand (thanks to Scott) and one in which I’m the one that tells the camera what to do to take amazing and creative photos.
Obviously I have a long way to go but at least now the all-powerful triumvirate of aperture, shutter speed and ISO have been demystified.
Thank you Scott!
Scott is a incredible wealth of knowledge on all things photography and his private tuition has given me the confidence to go forward and mainly use the Manual settings on my new camera. I can’t wait to do further training with Scott and will be signing myself up for many more future courses to improve my skills.
My 11 year old son wanted to learn how to use his DSLR in manual instead of auto. A 2 hour lesson with lots of detail from how to hold the camera correctly to how to use focal length, shutter speed and ISO. A lot of information and explaining rather than taking many photos but once he got home and went back over the notes Scott had us write down and take test shots on what Scott told him it all fell into place and he now knows how to use his camera correctly whilst having great notes to go back and review. Scott is great with kids and made my son really comfortable to ask questions where he didn’t understand. Highly recommended!!
Scott came highly recommended to me by a friend of mine when I mentioned I wanted to get into photography but didn’t know where to start. I spent 3 hours with him in a one on one session and it was wonderful! He is extremely knowledgeable and patient and took his time talking me through the key things to consider when starting on your photography journey. I would highly recommend Scott, if you are looking for a great teacher / mentor then look no further. He has a wealth of experience and some pretty interesting and funny stories of his photography career. Learning from Scott is 100% money and time well spent!
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.
My 13 year old son went on the half day course not knowing much about photography or how to use modes,settings etc on his camera. My son learnt so much and has asked to do another course with Scott. Scott was patience and my son extremely enjoyed the course.We used the Creative kids voucher and the process was simple.
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.
Great 4 hour course for little or no understanding of how to use the manual option on DSLR camera, Scott is very patient and takes as through steps methodically that are easy to understand, would recommend this course as an excellent starting point for photographers that want to learn how to take photos off the auto button
From the beginning to the end of the photo training session, it was extremely educational and straightforward. I learned a great deal in a short period of time, and all I can say is that Scott is a true master of his craft.
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 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.
My son really enjoyed Scott’s private zoom lesson. He provided valuable information tailored to my son’s level of experience, was engaging and friendly. We highly recommend Scott’s photography lessons.
Very helpful. Thanks 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.
My 14 year-old daughter was given a smartphone photography gift voucher and didn’t know what to expect. The location was great and she loved the lesson. A little old-school talk on exposure, focus and framing, plus how to get the most out of modern tricks on the phone. She loved it and came back with plenty of her own pictures to show off. Thanks Scott.
After attending Scott’s excellent Iphone photo session for 1 hour at Freshwater beach for my 8-year-old Son, I have to sign up for the next course. Again, I was very impressed, Scott has organized and tailored the session very well, where he initially explained the basics of photography clearly and concisely and then takes you to diverse locations around the beach to practice. He is very encouraging and works closely with every individual, to make sure they understand the main photographic principles. The class was for my son but me and my husband too became his students all along the session. I walked away feeling more confident in enabling the trigger for my kid’s passion on photography. You can tell that Scott really cares about his students and is passionate about his craft. I’ll definitely be taking Scott’s next session soon!
Great session, I learned a lot and would like to learn more !
I was given this course as a gift from my son who lives in London. Chances are he chose the course because of its location in Manly, as I live on the northern beaches. As it turns out I would have traveled across Sydney to attend, it was that good!
Scott is a very experienced photographer and an excellent teacher. The lessons are fast paced and full attention is required to absorb the information being imparted, but the satisfaction of mastering the knowledge and technique is inspiring.
The 8 hours spread over 4 weeks is over before you know it and it was quite sad when it came to an end. However, this is the beginning of years of enjoyment in the wonderful world of photography.
Thanks Scott, it was great!
Great 4 hrs spent with Scott in a private tuition session. A mountain of information he has to impart.
And impart he does very well. I learnt a lot, it was fun and informative. Thank you very much.
You have to get yourself to the Moto GP one year Scott!!
My boys (9 & 12 yrs) loved the two hours virtual lesson. Since then they have a great interest in photography. Lessons were very informative and interactive! Scott, you are an excellent teacher and they have learnt a lot from your lesson. Boys can’t wait to see you again and learn more from you. Hope to see you soon (may be in person). We would highly recommend you!!!!
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.
Scott taught us all the tricks of the trade to feel comfortable shooting events and photos for our print and web material. He tailored the course to suit our needs, including staying late to learn how to shoot at night.
I highly recommend Scott for Corporate Training.
Very rewarding. I had a 2 hour one-on-one session with Scott and he was quick to identify my level and teach accordingly. We went through a structured framework to master manual mode. I left feeling confident and motivated to keep practicing and push my photography to the next level. Will be back for more lessons soon!
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.
Great course! Scott is really knowledgeable – there is a lot of information to take in and Scott breaks it down into easy to understand pieces. I was clueless at the beginning but by the end, I felt confident to shoot a range of photos using all the functions of the camera. Thanks Scott ! Highly recommend this course!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Such a great day. Learnt lots and got some great shots.
Thanks again Scott!
AMAZING!! Initially, I was a little nervous about the pressure of a private lesson but it was definitely the right decision. Scott was unbelievable! He shared so much knowledge, patience and kindness with me. I’m just a beginner and I have walked away with such a huge depth of knowledge. I’m so excited and motivated to start taking some quality photos with Scott’s fail-proof tips. I can’t wait to catch up again when I’m ready to take it to the next level.
We had a private zoom lesson for 2 hours on photography. We would like to comment on the professional approach displayed by the teacher Scott Mcgale via zoom. We were just in awe in hearing how much knowledge and enjoyment he had for photography. We really enjoyed the lesson from start to finish. His explanations were easily taught and we were given examples as we were being taught to go with the tuition and notes to write down as well. Thankyou for your help and would not hesitate in recommending his teaching sessions. We appreciate your help Scott you have certainly opened our eyes to what can be achieved in photography.
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 enthusiasm. Thank you mate I will definitely be back for more!
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.
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.
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.
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.
I thoroughly enjoyed Scott’s 3 hour tuition in portraiture. His teaching is thorough and patient, from basics to advanced elements, and he constantly checked in to make sure I was keeping up. It was no problem to ask for second explanations, as he is very easy to get along with. I loved the systemised methodology he uses and taught me, and will be working on ingraining it to my methods as it’s efficient and delivers better results. With Scott’s guidance I walked away with some beautiful portraits of my daughter. He was also generous with his advice on equipment and other techniques. I wouldn’t think twice to recommend him to other novice to advanced photographers. Thanks Scott.
Thanks for the private 2hr photography lesson Scott. My son really enjoyed learning how to use manual on a camera. Thanks
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!
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 booked this lesson ahead of a much anticipated trip to the Kimberley and it certainly exceeded my expectations. This was a very worthwhile 3 hours which flew by in a blur as Scott quickly and expertly demystified the manual settings of my camera (which had been stuck on auto-mode for the previous 5 years). I really enjoyed the way he structured the 3 hours to provide a practical, hands on and structured approach to taking photos and understanding the camera at level that could easily be absorbed. Scott definitely got me excited about some creative possibilities and I am already planning to join his Sunrise and Vivid sessions. Thanks Scott for a fun and very helpful morning!!
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
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.
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 deliverd a fantastic two hour workshop on smart phone photography to teens at Northern Beaches Library Services. Would highly recommend his services.
the course was very fun and informative, a great balance between theory and practice. Scott, who runs the course was friendly and clearly showed his passion for photography. I would definitely recommend this course to anybody wanting to give photography a go
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
We had Scott in for a half-day session to complete a product photography workshop with our marketing and graphic design team. We ran through all the basics with Scott and he also came out earlier to help suggest some products to set up our space as we take our photography in-house. I could not recommend Scott enough, his attention to detail, passion for photography, knowledge and dedication are hard to come by! Our knowledge as a team is so much stronger because of Scott’s training. I would recommend Scott for any training, basic or advanced.
Really great experience. Small group so it was really hands on and personal. Learnt so much. Look forward to taking more classes.
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.
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.
Amazing explanation of the different techniques, it taught me a lot of new things which I appreciate very much. Thank you Scott, and would definitely recommend to a friend!
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.
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.
Scott was friendly and informative and his experience with photography of all kinds reallt showed. As beginners it is easy to feel lost sometimes but there was no question you could not ask Scott, he was very helpful and we both enjoyed the experience greatly!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
I did a morning lesson with Scott and it was FANTASTIC. As a beginner I learnt more than I thought I would and could. He was a great teacher and explained everything in a clear and concise way. He is very passionate about his craft and this comes through when he teaches which makes the class extremely enjoyable. I am very excited to start practicing using the techniques I was shown. He has given me more confidence to use my camera. I will definitely do another class with him.
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!
We had a great session with Scott to help us learn how to use our new D-SLR. Scott took time to explain the basics to both of us in terms we could understand, and at a pace that we could both try the techniques and jot down a few notes along the way. He was familiar with the camera and very knowledgeable in photography techniques. Scott was very friendly and happy to answer any questions we had, no matter how basic. We would definitely recommend Scott and look forward to booking additional sessions with him.
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!!
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 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 met Scott this morning just after sunrise at Circular Quay for a 2-hour private lesson. Absolutely perfect morning for it, with the sun rising over the Opera House and lighting the Sydney Harbour Bridge it was a magical time of day.
Scott really knows his stuff and is a natural teacher. He quickly worked out what I didn’t know and was able to fill in the gaps in my knowledge with practical demonstrations and hands-on operation of my own camera. To me, that is one of the big benefits of the private lesson – it may look more expensive than a group lesson but the dedicated time and specific focus on my learning needs makes it much better value for money.
I highly recommend Scott for anyone wanting to improve their skills with a camera – it’s amazing how much better the image quality can be in just one short session.
Learned a lot in a very short time to improve your photos. Scott is a great experienced teacher
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 am in the early stages of learning photography and had a great remote session with Scott. Scott carefully took me through all of the basic principles and functions and I can already see improvement! Would highly recommend.
Highly recommend. Both girls enjoyed participating. Great value.
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.
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.
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
Had a wonderful morning with Scott.. I now know how to use my Iphone camera. Its obvious Scott is a great photographer and he was able to share some of his knowledge on the day. Worthwhile course everyone should do. cheers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
After years of sitting on auto I finally found time and inspiration with my new Olympus OMD M1 MARKII.
My first 1 on1 with Scott has been the grounding and set a new level of enthusiasm for a medium he is passionate about.
Can’t recommend it more highly. Whatever level you’re at.
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.
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.
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.
Thoroughly enjoyed the Smartphone course run by Scott at Bondi Beach. He demonstrated & explained things very simply, making it very easy to understand. Highly recommend the course.
Book now for the School Holiday program. You can still, for a limited time, redeem your 2021 CK voucher and use it early 2022! 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
NBCS Smartphone Photography Term 1, 2022$240.00
8 week Smartphone Photography course for years 5 to 10. Commencing Week 3,Term 1. Gently introduce your child to the world of photography. All makes of Smartphones catered for. Creative Kids vouchers welcome.More Info
Mosman Prep Smartphone Photography Term 1, 2022$240.00
7 week Smartphone Photography course for years 5 and 6. Gently introduce your child to the world of photography. All makes of Smartphones catered for. Creative Kids vouchers welcome.More Info
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.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
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
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
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 and create the images you desire. Group size is max 8 so you can enjoy personal attention when you need it. ONLY 2 PLACES LEFT !More Info
Corporate Photography Services$150.00 / hour+
Our Corporate Services product has 3 options:More Info
1. Lockdown Zoom lessons. Teach your staff how to create amazing Social Media content with their Smartphones.
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.