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Review: Private Tuition

5 star!  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.    Vinh   Private Tuiton for Smartphones

Dec 19

5 star!!  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 focussing 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.    Aselia   Private Tuition

Dec 19

4 star!!  Scott is a great teacher.   Hitesh    Private Tuition

Dec 19

5 Star.  Scott is extremely professional. I had 2 courses with him. Truely I learnt a lot about the settings and camera techniques. He is very knowledgeable and knows how to teach in an easier way where everyone can understand easily. That is possible only by his experience and the in-depth knowledge in the subject. I am, one more happy student in his list. Thanks Scott.   DJ    Private Tuition

Dec 19

5 Star!  A very in depth informative lesson. Looking forward to applying the technique learnt. Highly recommend. Thank you Scott   Private Tuition

Nov 19

5 Star.  Scott is very passionate about photography and this reflects in his ability to educate anyone who is a keen learner.    Abbey   -  Private Tuition

Nov 19

5 Star!!!  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 practising using the teachniques I was shown. He has given me more confidence to use my camera. I will definitely do another class with him.   Rebecca  -  Private Tuition

Nov 19

5 Star!!  Great session!!   Private tutoring recommended. My son and I always used the automatic functions on the DSLR camera. Now, with what was taught by Scott on the day, we feel more confident with using the camera in manual mode. We will definitely practice what we went through. Thanks Scott.   Sue & Josh    3 hour Private Tuition

Nov 19

5 Star!!   I had the best lesson with Scott. I learnt so much in the 2 hours and am looking forward to using in practice. He's very professional, knowledgeable and also very patient and answered all my questions. Thank you again!  Victoria     2 hours Private Tuition

Nov 19

5 Star!!  Fantastic course, Scott has amazing knowledge that he is keen to share. Would recommend this course to any aspiring photographer. Had a great time learning about my camera and learning how to shoot manually.     Eric    3 hours Private Tuition

Nov 19

5 Star!!!   I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Scott. He is extremely knowledgeable, professional, patient and sincerely interested in helping people improve their photography skills. I look forward to taking more classes with Scott.   Susan   Private Tuition

Nov 19

5 Star!  If I can learn something, Scott must be good!  Thanks!   Col  Private Tuition

Nov 19

5 Star.  I've had several lessons with various professionals but Scott was easily the best. He made it easy for me to improve with his method of teaching and I'd recommend anyone wanting to hone their skills give Scott a call and talk through what you want to acheive.    Chris    Private Tuition

Nov 19

5 Star!!  Scott was really helpful and attentive to all my questions and concerns. I am very thankful for your knowledge and expertise, looking foward to booking another lesson in the future! :)    April    Priate Tuition

Oct 19

5 Star!!    Scott was really great, he covered and explained the basics plus showed me the practicle techniques to improve my images. Definitlely recommend and looking forward for another session.   Barbora    Private Tuition.

Oct 19

5 Star!!  Thank you Scott for a professional, informative a relaxed 3 hour session. The methods introduced and the advice given was pitched most suitably to my needs (established prior) and adjusted without hesitation, in site. Profound knowledge combined with elements of instructional time, problem solving and reflecting enabled a productive and enjoyable experience. Thank you so much.   Shannon   Private Tuition

Oct 19

5 Star!!   AMAZING !!!  Worth every cent and more! I have been photographing for some time now, having done many photographic courses, one on one workshops and attending conferences. What I learnt with Scott today was THE most comprehensive course I have done to date. I only wished I'd done my workshop with Scott many years ago! I have learnt so much and expect to improve my photographic skills even more after my time with Scott. Would highly recommend spending some time with Scott.

I look forward to practicing what I've learnt and coming back all the way from north QLD for more. Thank you Scott for sharing your wealth of knowledge and skills with me.   Catherine     4 hour Private Tuition

Oct 19

5 Star!!  I highly recommend this lesson for anyone wanting to learn more photography and learning more about their actual camera. As soon as I got in contact with Scott he was very professional with his communication, he was flexible with a meeting time which was great seeing as I was travellng from Young for the lesson.

I learnt a lot in this lesson and he was very good with explaining his knowledge, asking me what I wanted to get out of the lesson and showed interest in the photography that I was doing prior to the lesson and sharing ideas with me and was also very patient even when I didn't exactly understand something. I really enjoyed this lesson and would highly recommend Scott to anyone wanting to learn photography.     Nathaniel     Private Tuition.

Sep 19

5 Star!!!  Amazing experience and the best gift I have received in many years! I learned more in 3 hours with Scott than the probably hundreds of hours I have invested in online tutorials and Youtube videos. As well as being much more confident in using Manual mode, I know more about my camera. Scott even identified a couple of my camera settings that were hindering me in getting the most out of it.

Scott has a great  instructional style, very relaxed while at the same time imparting a wealth of knowledge but also making sure you understand each concept and process before moving on. Most of all he makes the learning process fun. I am already planning my next session with Scott, which will be sorting out a worklfow process for everyting after taking the photos, which I sorely need, and I want my wife to experience the manual essentials that I did today. Thanks Scott, very muh appreciated.   

Garry    Private Tuition

Sep 19

5 star!! Having recently changed to a Fuji XT2, I was feeling lost in the new systems, and also had only a brief understanding of the key manual inputs to taking good photos. The 3 hours with Scott was the best thing I have done in years, and fast tracked me massively. His very easy manner and logical explanations of all aspects, plus pages of notes, really cleared some of the clouds from the dark art of aperture, ISO and shutter speed ! As with all things, the more you learn, the more you realise you have to learn as well, and I cannot wait to go through the next steps with Scott over the coming months. Thanks very much !  David

Aug 19

5 Star!!   Scott is refreshingly honest and took time to ensure I understood his instruction. He was easy to understand  and I especially appreciated sitting down with him showing me what my camera could do. A one on one sesion is the only way to fully appreciate your camera and how to shoot great photos. I'll be booking another session soon.   Brenda

Aug 19

Scott is a great teacher and a wealth of knowledge. He is willing to spend the time till you understand what you are learning.      Tania - private tuition

Jul 19

5 Star!!  Fantastic one on one practical learning experience. Scott is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about photography, and his years of experience show. Provided me with an easy to follow systematic method for getting the best shot every time - somethig I had been missing in my photography to date. I am now a lot more comfortable with and capable of using my DSLR in manual mode. Thank you Scott.   Charles

Jul 19

5 Star!!  My private lesson with Scott was excellent. He is passionate about photography and all things tech, as well as teaching! And it rubbed off to me ... in spades. The one-on-one was perfect being tailored to my camera and my level of understanding. It was a really easy going and fun session and I would recommend to anyone. I'll definitely go back for another session or two. Thanks Scott.      Toni 

Jul 19

5 star!  Had a great morning with Scott taking me through the basics of photography which I certainly lacked!  Nice mix of tuition and hands-on with my own camera. Nicely paced 2 hour sesion. Thank you.  Neville

Jul 19

5 Star!! Worth every dollar!  We did a 3 hour private tuition with Scott and it was the best 3 hours we have spent with a camera. Scott accommodated our needs and focussed his time on areas that would appeal to us and help us with our new camera and learning to master its controls and the art of photography.

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed learning from Scott and would recommend him to anyone considering learning more about photography or even getting to grips with their new equipment. Thanks Scott.    Nathan

Jul 19

Had a wonderful fun couple of hours, learnt so much about my camera and taking photos .... Scott was great at sharing his knowledge and making it fun. Highly recommend this course.  Thanks Scott     5 star!!    Lisa

Jun 19

Really enjoyed my lesson with Scott. He opened my eyes with lots of tips for lighing and finding the correct exposure for every shot! I enjoyed the whole experience from start to finish.

It's very hands on and its amazing how he showed me techniques that helped me to recognise faults in shots that I've already taken.

Thank you Scott.    Robert.  Private Tuition

May 19

The session was very informative and a great experience. It was a good opportunity to enhance skills and get first-hand tips from an expert. Scott is very knowledgeable and has a step by step approach, which is very easy to follow and very effective.   Aashdin

Apr 19

Private Tuition with Scott was fantastic. Up until now, I had always relied on auto mode for taking photos. This was due primarily to my assumption that manual mode was too complex to understand. I also assumed that in auto mode the camera would do all the work and produce the best possible photo.

Scott took all the complexity out and showed me simple techniques I can now use to get the most out of my camera. He also showed me that by taking control of the camera you can take far more impressive photos than might be acheivable via auto. Thanks Scott!      Simon

Apr 19

I booked a private lesson for myself and my father to let us learn at our own pace. Scott was great in accommodating us and patient with explaining how our different cameras worked and the fundamentals of photography. I will be back in a couple of weeks to take another course and improve on my skills further.   Karen.

Mar 19

I'm more inspired than I thought I would be thanks to Scott. I knew I wanted to do this one on one session to improve my love for photography and understand how I can work my camera to my advantage.

I have a long way to go, BUT thanks toy our time and effort you have given me the inspiration to be patient and capture a piece of what I can maybe, one day, acheive. I used your 7 steps today for a NO FAIL picture and they gave me a hint of what I will and can acheive.

You were able to explain to me the technical side of using my camera in Manual ways that I would never been able to do by myself. I have looked at my notes several times today and they have been a blessing and I only hope I won't need them too much longer.

Will definitely book another session to improve my skills once I have mastered the 7 steps. Thank you again.   Jenny.

Mar 19

Had the pleasure of a private lesson at Sunrise with Scott. Learnt a lot and got some epic shots with his expert guidance. He certainly tailored the lesson to my abilities which is more than anyone could ask for. Great chrissy gift from my wife.   Vernon

Feb 19

Wow! What a great morning - even in the rain! I couldn't speak more highly of Scott's ability to pitch tuition at the level of my 14 year old daughter. He was able to explain photography components, methods, and techniques simply and sequentially and provide guidance with her as she then put the theory into practice during the session.

Scott built a quick rapport with her and eliminated the nerves. He encouraged questions and checked in regularly to ensure she was following and understanding the content. Thanks for fuelling the flame, Scott.      Meredith, mother of Sophie

Feb 19

It was such a great session where I learnt so much more about my camera and about photography! Scott is a great teacher, he is very clear and helpful. I was very happy with the lesson and I definitely recommend him as a teacher.    Silvia

Feb 19

Where do I start? I only knew how to turn the camera on and shoot in Auto mode. I did the private tuition course. Scott really knows what he's talking about. He is clear, precise and passionate about what he does. The aftercare communication is sensational. Scott always returns your emails if you have quesions.

Thank you Scott, my photography is coming along in leaps and bounds. Highly recommend. Wil definitely do more courses in the future.   Emmanuel.

Feb 19

After completing a 2 hour private lesson with Scott, I was amazed on how much we covered. He's very professional and knowledgeable about photography and also very patient. Scott was amazing. He knew his stuff. He was flexible and tailored the lesson to my ability. I enjoyed it so much that I am now doing his Sunrise at Manly lesson. One of the best gifts I have received.   Chris

Jan 19

Five Star! What a fantastic class! I could have never learned what I learned with Scott in those 3 hours with my previous training avenues (YouTube and Google). The information I received was exactly what I needed to get more out of my camera. The information presented was clear and easy to follow and I highly recommend this course if you are like me and struggling to use manual mode.    Kelly

Jan 19

Just a quick note to say how great and useful the 3 hour private photography tuition I took with you was. As a beginner, I thought I could learn everything online, until I did this session. Your knowledge and expertise made it easier for me to learn and I am amazed with the shots I'm taking now! I look forward for a more advanced lesson with you after my practicing period.  Thank you.    Rami.

Dec 18

Scott was very knowledgeable and broke information down in an easy systematic way to follow. Finally going to be off Auto and feeling much more confident.. Scott is lovely and will go at your pace consistently checking in that you are keeping up.   Kassie

Dec 18

Fantastic course one on one! Scott has a wealth of information that he explains in simple terminology. He was also very patient with my need to hear the instructions repeatedly! We discussed the nuts and bolts of manual mode and had a lot of practice shots in Manly, guiding me through 7 foolproof steps that I will use for life!      Phoebe

Dec 18

Scott is very personable and definitely knows his stuff. I came away with a good basic understanding of what I need to do but also realising that there is a great deal more to learn. I'l certainly be back. Thanks Scott.     Joe

Dec 18

When I got my SLR a couple of months back, I realised I was taking pretty crap pictures. Not acually knowing the technique to using an SLR. After having a 2 hour private tuition with Scott, he really explained how to use the combination of Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO and focus to take good pics. There was a lot of information that was given to me in the 2 hour sesion, and I wish I had an extra hour to learn more. I would highly recommend this for beginners who are struggling to take good pics using an SLR.     Kirti

Nov 18

I'd like to thank Scott for his professional advice, expertise and friendly personality. On a sunny Tuesday we took time out of our day for a lesson on the foundations of shooting in manual, the concepts and techniques. Scott's delivery made the lesson very clear and simple. Amazing man to work with, can't wait for the next lesson!      Elijah

Oct 18

Had a great 3 hour session with Scott down in Manly. He's a really nice guy, who was clearly very knowledgeable and we covered a lot of ground with some very practical tips. Would definitely recommend.   Simon

Sep 18

Highly recommend to anyone who has dreamed of taking incredible photos but just didn't know where to start on the technical or practical aspects.

Scott helped me select the right equipment prior to my private tuition session and then somehow managed to condense a wealth of experience and tips into a simple and comfortably paced lesson. After the theory, we went through some hands on lessons outdoors.

I left the session confident and able to start practicing shots using his clear directions and fail proof methods. Thanks so much Scott.  Sarah

Aug 18

This was my second photography sesion with Scott and on this occasion, I had arranged a 1:1 session and it turned out to be incredibly rewarding. Scott's passion for photography is second to none but what I found more amazing, is his willingness to pass his knowledge onto others. Regardless of what it is you want to acheive with your camera, Scott has the right mindset to deliver the appropriate teaching/coaching style that will assist you in reaching your goals. Thanks Scott, another awesome session!   Anthony.

Aug 18

OMG! what a great way to spend a Saturday morning! Scott opened my eyes to photography. While I mainly wanted to learn about shooting in manual mode, Scott taught me so much more. I highly recommend this and Scott's other courses to everybody no matter your skill level. The BEST way to fast track your knowledge. Many thanks Scott.   Paul

Jul 18

Best 3 hours I have spent on photography. Got me off auto! Easy to understand. Scott is a great teacher. Thoroughly enjoyed the lesson.    Jennifer

May 18

Highly recommend. I wil certainly be attending additional courses.   Peter

May 18

I had a 3 hr private lesson with Scott which was really fun and fantastic. Scott explained and taught me a new approach to getting  the correct exposure when taking a shot. He gave me plenty of food for thought and techniques to practice. I had a basic level of knowledge of the key elements of photography and Scott helped to fill the big gaps. Scott is extremely knowledgeable and experienced, and I highly recommend his private lessons.   Yan

Apr 18

The session was excellent as it really opened my eyes to the manual operations process; Scott was clear and precise in his delivery and imparted so much good information in the time; when i have absorbed this i will be back for another type of session; highly recommended.     Alan

Apr 18

Extremely satisfied with the photo workshop. Scott recognised my ability, or lack of, and built the workshop around that. Scott explained the features on my camera that I didn't even know were there. He made the theory section of the workshop easier with explanations in plain english and by way of demonstration. Recommend to anyone that needs that little bit more than a nominal Kodak moment to remember trips etc.     John

Mar 18

Thank you very much for an excellent training session. Elements that I were familiar with are much clearer now, and many questions have been answered. I can really see how the training will have a huge impact on my photography and the quality of my photos. Thanks Scott.     Nickey

Mar 18

Great instuction from Scott. He showed me many aspects of my camera which I had not fully utilised yet, and opened my eyes to the advantages of full manual operation.   Tony

Mar 18

Scott knows his stuff and just as importantly knows how to break it down to a level that's understanding to an amateur. I had lots of fun and learned heaps.

Thanks again Scott.        George

Feb 18

I learnt more in 2 hours than I did from reading books and online videos for the past year! Highly recommend.    Kedar

Feb 18

Huge thank you to Scott for his patience and understanding with this "Old Lady" for our Private Session. I learnt so much and he definitely needs a medal when I had my "senior moments" when he had to explain over and over again.

Went to NZ and hopefully my photos will pass but happy to get Scott's feedback. Will definitely be doing more Private Tuition or one of his courses. Thanks.    Sue

Feb 18

Scott has an easy going personallity and has a true knowledge of photography. In this session I learned the basics of photography and how to apply them when taking photos. I now have the courage to set my camera from Auto to Manual mode and take higher quality pictures. The session was very informative, hands on and a lot of fun.    Pekka

Jan 18

I really feel that I should let you know that your perseverance has paid off.  After a bit of practice, I got the hang of it, I can do it and I'm getting better and better at it!

Thanks so much. I have a much better understanding of the camera and I'm very pleased with my results.

Thanks for your patience and clear instructions.     Heather

Jan 18

Scott's knowledge of photography is very impressinve and at the same time, very easy to listnen to and understand. I woudn't hesitate to recommend Scott as a photography teacher. Looking forward to trying some of Scott's other courses. Carl

Dec 17

My recent session with Scott was some of the best travel money I have ever spent. Being Canadian and travelling internationally, my camera is a constant companion, so it was great to learn some new perspectives on shooting. Scott knowledge is second to none and he caters his sessions to the individual.

Did just enough technical stuff to keep it interesting but not overwhelming! Needless to say the rest of my trip produced some great shots!  Mike

Dec 17

SO WORTH IT!    Three hours in beautiful Sydney with Scott from Photo Worksop Australia was such good value.

Granddaughter Mikayla (15) and I learnt so much about our individual cameras.  Taking great photos right beside the Harbour Bridge in that secret spot ...  fabulous!  Really just wets your appetite to do another one.   Trish (Umina Beach)

 

Nov 17

I had a most enjoyable and informative private lesson with Scott this week. He is very easy going and his knowledge of photography is exceptional. The information was well presented and very easy to understand. There was plenty of time to practice along Manly Beach as Scott advised the best settings and approach to take photos. I recommend Scott’s training to anyone if you want to learn more about your camera or advance your knowledge of photography. I am looking forward to doing more lessons in the near future.  Thank you.  Christopher
 

Nov 17

Scott has been a fantastic mentor, and taught me how to make the most out of my camera. 

I would recommend him to anyone with an interest in photography.     Isaac

Nov 17

Game changer  -  I spent 2 hours with Scott and honestly it changed my entire approach to photography. He presents information in such a logical, systematical way that really made sense to me. I've gone from just taking pictures and hoping for the best to a simple but effective step by step approach that I think will improve my photos a lot! Thank you  Scott!    Hannah

 

Oct 17

Scott's private lesson was beyond all expectations.  From the minute you're with him you know you're with an elite photographer who has a wealth of knowledge and experience as well as an inspiring and energising teacher.  Scott's ability to take complex technical theories and convert them to every day language that's easy to understand and simple to apply is a mark of a great teacher.  Highly recommend his one on one lesson because Scott was able to customise and tailor the lesson to my personal camera and current needs.  Scott - the lesson this week was invaluable and you're such an inspiration.  Can't wait to see you again to practice setting up a shoot!  Kylie

Aug 17

I received a gift voucher for a one on one course with Scott.  It was clear from his web site that he’s an amazing photographer and I enjoyed every minute of the three hour course.  It was very practical and not only did we cover a wide range of photography styles and conditions but Scott also tailored the course to cover the particular sort of shots I was interested in taking.    Scott has a great communication style and was able to answer all my questions (and there were lots of them) in great detail.  After having this camera for years it’s very exciting to be taking it off Auto!  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Scott’s course and I can’t wait to do a follow up session to take my photography to the next level.  Deborah

Nov 16

As a complete beginner to manual mode shooting, I found  Scott’s tuition to be logical and easy to follow, while simultaneously being quite in-depth on technical skills and the theory behind photography settings.  Scott’s skills and professional reputation really shined through as he talked through how to adjust for different photography scenarios. A great two hours, am really looking forward to building on the foundation in my next class.   Chanelle

Nov 16

This is the second time I’ve been on one of Scott’s workshops. The first was a beginner series of classes and this one was the renowned 2hr private session – It lived up to expectations, we were so busy working on setting up photos and technical recaps the 2 hours flew by.

There was a lot going on and I realised how rusty I was still – lots of things were reinforced from the class sessions which was great, plus I’ve came away with some great landscape photos to boot – Thoroughly recommend. thanks again Scott.    Oliver

 

Nov 16

I loved the 3hr session. Apart from being a gorgeous day on Sydney Harbour it was the perfect mix of theory and practical. He was able to tailor the session to my experience and most importantly run it at my pace.

When you go for a session with Scott be sure and ask the questions you have always been too afraid to and bring a notepad – you won’t regret it!

Thank you Scott – I feel like it’s all finally clicked and I now have the confidence to go out and shoot!  Christine

Oct 16

2 hours with Scott has completely changed the way I approach photography. I've gone from being a man who is confused by the various dials and switches on my camera, to someone who understands the immense lengths it takes to take a perfect photo, and who is looking forward to improving as a photographer. Thank you for such an informative session Scott. It was an unforgettable experience.  Rory

Oct 16

Scott was fantastic. Extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic and passionate about his work! Will definitely recommend and book again!  Natasha

Oct 16

Definitely take a notepad! Scott packs a lot of technical info into two hours - the time went by very quickly. You will want to look back on everything that he tells you when you're practising with your camera. Scott focuses on how to use the fully manual settings. Definitely an enjoyable two-hours. Yvette

 

 

Oct 16

Had a fantastic 3 hour private tuition with Scott. Learnt so much using both my DSLR camera and old style film camera. Would definitely come back and do more sessions!    Raphy

Sep 16

I wanted to say thank you again for the 3 hour workshop we did. It has made a massive difference to my work and my ability to understand and shape light.  Simon

Jun 16

This private lesson with Scott was just what I needed to take my photography to the next level. He is passionate about photography, and conveyed this from our first chat on the phone right through the entire session. I thoroughly recommend this to anyone who has reached the limits of their knowledge, and needing someone to inspire and help them to the next level. Scott is both technically proficient whilst humble in his approach, making him a great teacher and easy person to spend a few hours with. Simon

Apr 16

I have been using an SLR since before DSLRs were invented! And Scott crammed so much into two hours, I may as well have not bothered with the last 30 years. Even down to how I should hold my camera (no, no, no, Wrong!). Scott provides a large amount of terrific info, so if you are at all interested in understanding what you need to do to take a "better" photo, do this course. There is a LOT to take in, but it's given to you in such a way that you can record it, slow down if you need to, and learn the proper fundamentals of great photography. Great job Scott. Mark

Mar 16

A private photography lesson with Scott was the perfect way to gain confidence and move the camera from auto to manual settings. Scott has a great sense of enthusiasm and he shared lots of information, allowed time for practice photos and most of all it was fun!   Helen

Mar 16

This was a really valuable two hours! Scott focused on the things I was trying to achieve with my photography and was able to really help me increase my skills. I now understand things I had only scratched the surface on before!    James

Feb 16

Scott was a great teacher and I learnt a lot more in two hours than I thought I would. Definitely worth doing a private lesson as you find out so much about your camera and shooting tips at the same time. Thanks Scott!  Nick

Feb 16

I spent two very worthwhile hours with Scott, learning how to get off of the auto and the sports mode on my DSLR camera. Scott brings both a wealth of knowledge and applicable experience to the session, allowing for an easy-to-grasp, yet information-heavy lesson. I now feel beyond capable of working my way through the various manual modes to not only take better photos but also be in charge of how I compose them. I recommend this to anyone who is looking to start out with a new camera, or simply wants to take what knowledge they have of photography to the next level.   Brett

Dec 15

Scott was very professional and has a vast knowledge of photography. He broke down the basics of exposure and we looked at moving up and down stops of shutter speed and setting the camera so it was focusing correctly. Very quickly I gained valuable knowledge and tips, which I didn't know prior to our session. We looked at depth of field and aperture and shutter priority, and how to match the brightness of the photo to what the eye sees to maintain correct exposure. White balance was another topic covered that was really useful. Scott moved at a pace that was good for me and was very patient, and he is really passionate about his work . I highly recommend this for someone who wants to take great photos for any occasion. I left the session feeling insipired!  Jordan

Sep 15
Scott was brilliant! He was able to explain the complexity of SLR photography in a way that made sense to a beginner. After a bit of practice, I am definitely signing up for a second session! Alison
Sep 15

I was given the Private Photography Workshop as a present and completed this experience in July 2015. I loved the fact that it was one-on-one and the pro-photographer hosting the workshop was commercially active for high-end clientele and not just someone with experience hosting tuition.

The photographer qualified with me where I was at with my photography and intuitively based the session on getting me to that next level of understanding and control of my DSLR. I was given every opportunity to ask questions and I was made to feel comfortable when I made a couple of funny errors. The host was fantastic and supportive.

Thank you for an excellent experience!   Darryl

 

Jul 15
Scott was punctual, patient and professional. A great initiation to photography covered at a fast pace. Scott was always there to check continually on our efforts and suggest changes in a very positive and enthusiastic way. Scott is a walking 'camera manual' of knowledge: whatever your camera type and to get off auto on to manual was a first for me! A passionate professional who loves his career. A great experience thoroughly recommended.  Robyn
Jun 15
Perfect for anyone who wants to lean how to take a manual photo and truly understand what they are doing. If you have a little camera knowledge to begin with, this helps, as you'll fly through the introduction part and get right into taking manual photos and learning how each decision made effects your photos.  Meredith
Mar 15

It was a pleasure to be taught by Scott, he is patient and a great teacher! He comes with a wealth of experience and I felt very honoured to have instruction from someone with his talent and creativity. This is a great class, with lots of useful tips and tricks!  Gabrielle

Feb 15
The main thing I learnt was not to be afraid of my camera. Whatever way you set your camera up, you can get out of it. The thing you have to do after the experience is to use your camera so that when the time comes to take the photo you want you can. With Scott's help I feel a lot more confident to have a go using what he showed me to get good results. The city location around The Rocks was great. Scott was able to show me many different aspects of photography.  Jason
Feb 15
I had a lot of fun learning to take control of my camera and the photographs that I take. A great session in wonderful setting. Informative, with excellent tips on the manual operation of my camera.  John
Jan 15

I travelled from NZ for this experience, based on other reviews, and it was worth every kilometre! Scott's a professional in his field who's very passionate about what he does. He quickly assesses the ability of his 'student' and tailors any information and learning pace to suit. He maximised the time available, works with detail and is able to give praise for great images taken by others. Scott is practical, down-to-earth and fun to work with. I'd definitely make the effort to receive his expert advice again!  Lisa

Nov 14

If you’re looking for exceptional photography tuition and being provided with a solid understanding of photography then I highly recommend this experience. This session was delivered by an excellent teacher with an incredible knowledge for the art. The tuition sessions were packed with information and practical exercises, delivered with beautiful backdrops, fascinating discussions and tailored to my level. I highly recommend this experience. Brilliant!  Jason

May 14

Excellent experience. Scott brings photography into a language you can understand. Very friendly and professional. A valuable experience and now I can have a chance to practice everything I learnt today! Thank you smiley  Natala

May 14

Wanted to say a big thank you for the tuition! Who knew there was so much to a camera and taking good photos. i thoroughly enjoyed the time, and I am looking forward to getting out there and taking some more photos!  Jackie

Feb 14

A thorough two hours spent on getting to grips with using my camera on manual. Scott worked at a steady pace. Informing, demonstrating and then supporting my attempts at composing and framing a photo. Now lots of practice is required and my notes will be paramount in executing techniques learn't.  Nancy

Jan 14

Scott was sensational, covering all the things I had wanted to learn. Thanks Scott for an awesome evening, I can't wait to put the theory into practice on our upcoming trip.  Steven

Jan 14

I learnt so much from this lesson, I can't wait to do another one.  Tennille

Dec 13

The session is totally customised to your needs. The beauty of a one on one is everything is at your pace. Really good teacher, extremely professional. I will definitely go back again.  Jane

Dec 13

Great session! Practical tips and easy teaching style. Can't wait to put my new skills into action. Thank you! Alicia

Dec 13

I took a camera course today. I have been taking photographs for (conservatively) 55 years, but I was sent back to school. In my latter school years I conducted a very successful business taking photographs at school formals: taking the pictures and printing them in my own darkroom. I also helped some professional photographers with weddings photographs and movies. But in my twilight years, I went back to school. Ever heard the saying 'you can’t teach an old dogs new tricks' - well you can! My lesson was all about using manual settings on the camera, something I have not done since Moses was in nappies. And I don’t think that it is that difficult (provided, of course, that you have six fingers and an extra hand). The next few days I will be only using manual. It was a most enjoyable and educational two hours spent around the passenger terminal and up on Observatory Hill.  Alan

Nov 13

Scott was great in my one-on-one session. He was patient and talked through each step clearly. He quickly gauged where my skills were at and helped me get to that next step with my photos. C Lockhart-Thompson

Oct 13

Very pleasant birthday present. Organisation, time and content of the two-hour session excellent.  John

Aug 13

Very informative and a source of very useful hints. This was the best two hours: I learned so much one on one. But had to unlearn some things, too. There were lots of 'a ha!' moments. I plan to do this again as it was so worthwhile. A great day ... and The Rocks (Sydney) was a perfect place to learn.  Angela

Jul 13
This was the best two hours. I learned so much one on one. But had to unlearn some things too. There were lots of "a ha!" moments. I plan to do this again as it was so worthwhile. A great day....and The Rocks (Sydney) was a perfect place to learn. Thanks Red Balloon and my workplace--what a great gift.  Roxy
Jul 13

Great instructor. The instructor quickly identified the level I was at and tailored the course to my needs. Learnt a lot of new tricks. My aim was to use my camera in manual mode and I am now much more confident to do so.  Jon

Jun 13

Great practical session! It was perfect to be able to tailor a few hours specifically to our needs. Thanks to Scott's experience and teaching style, we were amazed by what we learnt in such a short timeframe. We are now totally commited to NOT using the auto setting ever again!  Ann and Danni

Jan 13

I have just had a three-hour one-on-one photography session with Scott. I found him to be unbelievably knowledgeable, not only about photography itself but also about the workings of my camera, hitherto a complete mystery to me. It was a gift so I didn't even have the sales spiel to fall back on! He gave me not only instruction on the camera's usage and functions but also insights on how to improve the overall shot itself. I am now happily thinking about aperture, ISO and shutter speed. I am also giving more thought to composition, lighting and exactly what I want to see in the finished shot - all of which Scott taught me and which I put into practice as part of the lesson. I wholeheartedly encourage others to take advantage of a private half day with Photo Workshop Australia as I thought it was excellent. The three hours passed far too quickly. I am a beginner photographer but I feel that photographers of any level would benefit from a session such as I had. It was well worth it.  Patricia

Oct 12

I learned more with Scott in the first hour of our session then I did in five weeks at the Australian Centre for Photography (ACP)! His methods are brilliant! Highly recommend.  Glenn

Jan 12

I had a very informative session with Scott around The Rocks last Saturday. He gave me a very impressive insight into understanding photography and also the many functions of my camera - which up until then were a complete mystery! Thanks Scott. I would recommend Scott's courses to anyone with an interest and love of photography.  Kath

May 11

I loved the one-on-one private tuition: I could ask exactly what I wanted! Scott was a great approachable tutor. My overall experience was excellent. I've already recommended to my sister.  Vicki

May 11

Scott was simply fantastic on the photography course. I was very fortunate to have a one-on-one session and he talked me through how to use the camera (It was my first time using a manual), and how best to take the actual photo. Scott is very friendly and patient. This experience 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 for a beginner and which cameras to buy with a discount. One of the best mornings I have had in Australia!  Rebecca

Jan 10