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 is here!! 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|
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.
Great course! Scott was very knowledgeable about the iphone camera features and very professional in the delivery of the course. Highly recommended.
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 🙂
Great great session! The 3 hour session gave me the unique opportunity to get an insight into the photographer’s mind. Scott structures the lessons with easy to understand information. The complicated idea of ISO, aperture and shutter speed was made simple through a unique approach that cannot be found anywhere else. Through learning manual photography it allowed me to have full control to capture the perfect picture. As well as, many great tips that enhance my knowledge about cameras. It’s a priceless, fun, worthwhile experience that taught me a lot about the art of photography. Scott is patient, informative and has a great sense of humour. I would highly recommend it to someone who is looking to improve their photography skills!
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.
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.
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 !
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
I can’t thank Scott enough for his extensive 1:1 lesson. He was able to cover all I needed plus more in our 3 hour 1:1 lesson – but ! I definitely hope to have another 1:1 with Scott to cover even more in the near future. Scott was able to show me how to capture exactly the type of photos I wanted (baby photography) as well as photoshopping. I can’t recommend him enough. Thank you so much Scott.
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.
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.
This half day photography course provided me, who barely knew anything about photography, with a whole world of new concepts. The teacher taught each student in the class according to their camera that they brought to help with their learning. The teacher, Scott was organised enough to provide the students with not only a map of where to meet but also a list of equipment which was useful on the day.
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.
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.
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!
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.
I enjoyed the course very much and would happily take part in another course. I learnt a lot about my camera and the different settings towards taking different shots.
I think this course, and other ones in the future, will help me develop a greater understanding of taking great/amazing photos. The course has deepened my knowledge and I would definitely recommend this course to others, especially if you’re new to using a camera or like myself would like to know more about the use and functions of my camera abilities.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Thanks for the private 2hr photography lesson Scott. My son really enjoyed learning how to use manual on a camera. Thanks
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.
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.
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.
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~
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
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!
Learned a lot in a very short time to improve your photos. Scott is a great experienced teacher
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.
Such a great day. Learnt lots and got some great shots.
Thanks again Scott!
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.
Very helpful. Thanks 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.
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.
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.
I found that Scott McGale’s photography workshop was both helpful and effective. I can now take photos with better lighting and framing, and also edit photos very easily. Scott is a great teacher and I highly recommend his photography courses. I will definitely be coming back for another course!
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
I highly recommend Scott for private lessons. This was our second lesson with Scott. He was friendly and patient with my 13yr old daughter. His knowledge is comprehensive and he explains things so they are easy to understand. Erin had a ball! Her passion for photography was nurtured and fueled. She is eager to learn more.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great session, I learned a lot and would like to learn more !
Highly recommend. Both girls enjoyed participating. Great value.
As a self-taught photographer of 6 years I got to a point where I did not think I could learn anything more on the basics of shooting that would improve my work. When my wife bought me a one on one lesson with Scott I wasn’t very optimistic. I thought I had reached the limit of my abilities. However learning the skills of manual photography has given me greater control over a camera that used to dictate the outcome of what I was hoping to capture. Scott was professional, informative, patient and understood my needs. I still need to practice but he has equipped me and given me more scope to go beyond what I dreamed I could.
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.
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.
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.
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 14 year daughter who is a young photographer had a 2 hour private tutorial lesson with Scott McGale and learnt a lot, he is friendly, encouraging and very knowledgable. Scott has so much experience to pass on and was great at showing my daughter how she could take her photography to the next level.
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!
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.
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 great! I learnt fundamentals that have transformed my photography efforts …. I wish I’d known these key steps earlier. Great course. Thanks heaps 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
He went very in detail with all of the different settings and types of shots which was very helpful in getting the absolute best photos you can out of your camera. I would recommend this to anyone looking to get into photography. No knowledge about the camera is needed for this course.
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.
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!
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.
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 .
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!!
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 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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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