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|
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
Highly recommend. Both girls enjoyed participating. Great value.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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!
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!
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
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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~
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 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!
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!!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
Learned a lot in a very short time to improve your photos. Scott is a great experienced teacher
Overall my experience with Scott was fantastic! Before the lesson, he very kindly helped me with my camera and lens recommendation and even offered to check the lens for me. The lesson itself was so helpful and gave me a much greater understanding of the process than I had before – since the lesson I have been practicing the steps Scott taught me and I am finding everything so much easier and clearer. I would highly recommend a private lesson with Scott to help you get to grips with photography, have a fun few hours and take awesome photographs!
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.
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.
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.
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!!
Hands down the best photography class I have attended, I learnt so much over the 4 week period and will definitely be taking some one on one classes with Scott at a future date.
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.
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.
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 .
Such a great day. Learnt lots and got some great shots.
Thanks again Scott!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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 !
I joined the half day photography course which my husband bought me as a present. I was struggling at the start and almost gave up.
However Scott was super nice and kind, explaining the same things again and again for me and helped me taking notes and encouraged me not to give up. Lucky it was a very small class.
He was so friendly and I started enjoying the class and surprisingly 4 hours passed quickly!!
I’m glad I did the course and I learnt a lot…something new!
Thank you Scott for such a wonderful Saturday morning!
I’m looking forward to the smart phone photography course next time☺️
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.
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.
Good communication from Scott, especially when the original course was canceled due to rain. Scott was very willing to share his experience, answer our questions and help us in any way he could.
It was a good balance of theory and practice on the settings, manual exposure and principles of photography.
Took some great shots of iconic Sydney and really good notes.
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.
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 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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!!!!
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 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!!
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.
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!!
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.
Had the best 3 hour lesson with Scott. He very quickly assessed my level of competence and taught at my level. Definitely recommend some 1-2-1 time with this guy.
My 11 year old daughter wanted to understand how to operate our Canon EOS 750. We had a two hour 1:1 online class with Scott. The lesson covered the 3 elements of exposure, colour and a 7 step method for manual mode. We could not be happier with the lesson. Thank you so much Scott. We highly recommend your photography course. Very informative and inspirational! Our daughter is already putting all of her new knowledge into practice and we’re looking forward to future lessons.
I enrolled my 12 year old daughter into the smartphone course with Scott from Photo Workshop Australia. It was such a fun filled time with lots of techniques taught to us. Scott has such a great knowledge and is able to transfer that information easily for younger children and adults to understand. He went above and beyond the expectations we had for our lesson. We thoroughly enjoyed the course and would highly recommend Scott and Photo Workshop Australia to any person looking for photography lessons.
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!
Scott deliverd a fantastic two hour workshop on smart phone photography to teens at Northern Beaches Library Services. Would highly recommend his services.
Scott was very friendly and informative. He was willing to assist anyone who needed help. The locations were stunning and he knew exactly where to go for the best shots. He definitely knows his stuff.
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!
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.
LOVED my smartphotography session with Scott McGale of Photo Workshop Australia. Finally I know how to produce beautiful images using my own phone. I was about to purchase some framed images for my home but have decided now that I will be framing my very own work for display. Great session Scott. You were organised, a clear communicator, and super efficient with time. Much appreciated. Can’t wait to share this session with our customers.
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.
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.
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
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
Mosman Prep Smartphone Photography Term 4, 2021$240.00
7 week Smartphone Photography course for years 5 and 6. Commencing Tuesday 12 October. Gently introduce your child to the world of photography. All makes of Smartphones catered for. Creative Kids vouchers welcome.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
NBCS Smartphone Photography Term 4, 2021$240.00
8 week Smartphone Photography course for years 5 to 10. Commencing Week 2,Term 4. Gently introduce your child to the world of photography. All makes of Smartphones catered for. Creative Kids vouchers welcome.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
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
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.
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