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 […]


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!


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.

Legal Aid NSW

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 […]


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.


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~


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]

Alesha 13yrs

We had a private zoom lesson for 2 hours on photography. We would like to comment on the professional approach displayed by the teacher Scott Mcgale via zoom. We were just in awe in hearing how much knowledge and enjoyment he had for photography. We really enjoyed the lesson from start to finish. His explanations were easily taught and we were given examples as we were being taught to go […]


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 […]


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 […]


What an absolutely amazing experience I had! Scotts teaching was so thorough for our entire group, he made sure everyone was understanding all the steps we were taking and I really never expected to get such great learning results and improve in my photography that drastically in just 2.5 hours. If you’re looking for a teacher this is your guy!!


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 […]


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 […]


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.


Having received a private photo lesson as a gift, I was a little worried that it might be a bit basic. However, I was very wrong! Scott was quick to assess my current knowledge and understanding and delivered a fantastic and informative lesson. He allowed my brain to catch up and process the information and gave clear demonstrations on how to correct your photos to get the perfect exposure. It […]

Anita and Kristian 11 yrs

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 […]

Catherine & David

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 […]

Jacob 14yrs

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.

Sally Anne

I was very pleased I joined Scott’s Smartphone course on Saturday. Being in a small group was a real bonus, Scott was able to answer all our questions while guiding us through our phone’s capabilities. Thankyou so much for sharing your wealth of knowledge! Considering doing another course with Photo Workshop Australia.

Google Sydney

Photo Workshop Australia hosted Google Sydney for an end of the year fun event. Scott, from PWA, gave the team an introductory photography course both for SLRs and Smartphones at The Rocks in Sydney. Along the walk, Scott was also kind enough to give us historical background for each of the landmarks we visited. The team was very pleased with the level of technicality and information provided by Scott. It […]


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 […]


After years of sitting on auto I finally found time and inspiration with my new Olympus OMD M1 MARKII. My first 1 on1 with Scott has been the grounding and set a new level of enthusiasm for a medium he is passionate about. Can’t recommend it more highly. Whatever level you’re at.


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 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 […]


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.

Brad, Banna Property Group

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.

Elise 15yrs

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 […]


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.


This is a great course! You are guaranteed to take great photos at beautiful Manly, and Scott made it a really enjoyable early morning session. Highly recommend this course to anyone who enjoys photography. Thank you Scott.


My 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 […]


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 […]

Cleo 13yrs

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!

Claudia 16 yrs

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 […]


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 .


Great 3 hour time with Scott—-very worthwhile. Certainly, my experience is, the “one on one”tuition by Scott has moved my camera / photography understanding to a new level. I’m excited to now have greater confidence with my camera. Highly recommend Scott.


I 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 […]


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.

Rayhaan 15yrs

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.


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!


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 […]


I did the half day course with Scott starting at the MCA. A fantastic and fast paced review of many different aspects of photography. Scott has a well organised sequence of locations to show you how to use your camera for all sorts of different purposes, in different light conditions. My course started with Scott showing me how best to photograph the large, reflective and stationary Opera House and ended […]


My partner and I did the Smartphone photography course with Scott. Fantastic course and Scott is an excellent teacher. This small group course was lots of fun and we learnt so much about taking photos with our phones. We also learned to process the photos on our phones – really easy and amazing what a difference this makes. Highly recommended, we enjoyed it so much that we intend to book […]


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 […]


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 […]

Amanda and Tai 15yrs

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.


The lesson was well organised and extremely valuable. Scott was able to impart a lot of information tailored to what I needed to know, without leaving me feeling overwhelmed or confused. I’ve been able to put the theory into practice really easily. I’m planning to do more courses with Scott.


Had my lesson today and Scott was so patient and his explanations were very relevant to what we were shooting.  Can highly recommend Scott for that 1 on 1 lesson which as a beginner like myself you will get so much out of it.


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!

Ossie – Private lesson in Portraiture

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 […]


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.


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!!


Great lesson allowing me to understand the pathway to unlock the potentials of a full frame camera! Scott was very helpful and worked to my pace! Would recommend to others

Ella 13yrs

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.


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 […]

Alex and Beth 16 yrs

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.


My daughters and I had a fantastic time with Scott last Saturday morning. We learnt so much about how to take the best photos with our iPhones and we had such a great time exploring The Rocks taking photos. I highly recommend Scott’s iPhone Photography Course. Scott really is an expert!!


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 […]


Joined Scott for an iPhone photography course. It was excellent and a great way to learn the many features of the iPhone camera in addition to photo lighting, composition and photographic editing and improvement. So much packed into 2.5hrs and Scott was an excellent tutor. Highly recommended

Tiyana 12yrs

I loved my one on one lesson with Scott. He is very knowledgable and made learning about photography really fun! I now look at subjects in a different way and feel confident to use the settings on my iPad to produce beautiful pictures. Thanks Scott!


Had a wonderful morning with Scott.. I now know how to use my Iphone camera. Its obvious Scott is a great photographer and he was able to share some of his knowledge on the day. Worthwhile course everyone should do. cheers

Colette – ACI Events

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 […]


A fantastic 3-hour (and some) session with Scott this morning. I asked a ton of questions, which made us go over time, but Scott was more than happy to spend a little bit of extra time going through a few things I couldn’t quite get my head around. Before meeting up, I explained to Scott what I was having trouble with, and he took the time to listen and understand […]


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 […]


Scott is a incredible wealth of knowledge on all things photography and his private tuition has given me the confidence to go forward and mainly use the Manual settings on my new camera. I can’t wait to do further training with Scott and will be signing myself up for many more future courses to improve my skills.


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.

Papaya Homewares Sydney

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 […]


The half day course offers an amazing amount of information. The best thing is that the information is put into immediate practice with the guidance and assistance of an absolute expert. I have already booked into the Manly sunrise course and look forward to building on the skills that I learned at The Rocks.

Maylyn for two boys aged 12 and 13 yrs

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 […]


Very rewarding. I had a 2 hour one-on-one session with Scott and he was quick to identify my level and teach accordingly. We went through a structured framework to master manual mode. I left feeling confident and motivated to keep practicing and push my photography to the next level. Will be back for more lessons soon!

Nicole and Rheanna 12 yrs

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 […]


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 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 […]


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 […]

Dylan 10yrs

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.


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.

Maya 13yrs

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.


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.


The introductory course was really enjoyable and challenging. We had a really small group number which made there lots of personalised attention. I’ve already improved so much in my photography skills and am now able to analyse photos in a whole different light. Scott was friendly, enthusiastic, highly experienced, knowledgeable and had a good sense of humour. His passion for photography was contagious!


Thank you Scott, for an exceptionally educational and entertaining day. Your depth of knowledge makes this course flexible to the needs of attendees and an enjoyable experience for young and old alike. I highly recommend this course.

Samuel & Deb

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.


The half day Saturday course met and exceeded all expectations. Scott is incredibly knowledgeable and experienced – and takes the time needed to make sure everyone understands what’s going on. The time was informative and fun, I learnt so much more than I thought I would be capable of. As essentially a complete beginner, I left the course with experience, my notes to remind me of it all, a road […]


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.

Vedantik 12 yrs

This course was very good at explaining the basics of photography to beginners. It explained the three elements that control the picture and what they do, and how and why to change them to make the picture better based on the photo you are taking. I think it’s a great course for people wanting to get into photography.

Phoebe 12yrs

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.


Thanks Scott I really enjoyed the course and learnt a huge amount. I am already getting much improved photos and a far higher proportion of good shots (at least in my estimation). Very happy to highly recommend the course and your services. Many thanks and best wishes Steve


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.

Marco 16 yrs

the course was very fun and informative, a great balance between theory and practice. Scott, who runs the course was friendly and clearly showed his passion for photography. I would definitely recommend this course to anybody wanting to give photography a go


I 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.


We were looking for a photography course for our boys and stumbled upon Scott. The boys loved their private lesson with Scott and could not wait to show us the photos which they had taken. We definitely recommend Scott and our boys are already looking forward to their next lesson.


Scott 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 […]


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.


Before I did Scott’s workshop, I was a very keen ‘auto’ photographer who felt that all the technical functions of the camera were too hard. After a four-hour class, I now understand how my camera works and what an amazing difference to my photos!


I 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.


I had a photo lesson with Scott recently. Scot had his hands full with my request/limitations. Over the first 2hours we worked with my camera, it’s settings and the best way for my to take photos while on horseback riding holidays. The third hour was then spent on using my new Samsung mobile phone. So many tips on using my devices, and a much better understanding of photography, thanks Scott.


I 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 […]


Scott’s 3hr one-on-one photography course was absolutely brilliant! I’m just starting out and before the end of my course I was using my camera in manual mode with great results. This course is very structured, highly rewarding and best of all super fun thanks to Scott’s great energy and enthusiasm. Thank you mate I will definitely be back for more!


This 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. […]


Would recommend! I got a voucher for a private tuition class for Christmas and wasn’t sure I would enjoy it, however upon meeting Scott I knew I was going to have a good time! He was so friendly and easy to talk to. Scott was able to start at the very basics but teach at a pace that kept us interested while allowing us to take notes. We were shocked […]


From the beginning to the end of the photo training session, it was extremely educational and straightforward. I learned a great deal in a short period of time, and all I can say is that Scott is a true master of his craft.


A great early morning class working on how to organise camera settings quickly and capture the best pre dawn light before it fades. Thanks to Scott for clear and timely teaching. That beautiful light lasts for such a short time! A coffee and chat with more camera info was welcome before getting in some action shots as the beach busied up. A couple of hours really well spent.


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 […]


Can’t recommend this course enough. Scott is an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, friendly and patient instructor. Fabulous morning learning about the technical features of the phone and creative tips to take a great photo. Loved it!!

My boys (9 & 12

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!!!!

Jo, Waverley Council

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.

Cameron 14yrs old.

What a fantastic day. My son who is 14 had a 3-hour private lesson with Scott. Not only was it an amazing location but my son learnt so much more than he thought he would. Scott was incredibly patient, knowledgeable, and very informative. The steps that he learnt will be very helpful for my son’s future in this industry. We will be back to learn more.

Diane n Daniel

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 […]


After attending Scott’s excellent Iphone photo session for 1 hour at Freshwater beach for my 8-year-old Son, I have to sign up for the next course. Again, I was very impressed, Scott has organized and tailored the session very well, where he initially explained the basics of photography clearly and concisely and then takes you to diverse locations around the beach to practice. He is very encouraging and works closely […]

James & Elaine

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


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 […]


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 “Private Photography Tuition” session with Scott was informative, instructive and most importantly, enjoyable. I have travelled to some amazing places in the world but unfortunately most of the photos I have taken along the way have been sadly lacking. Some have been downright disappointing and I have had to delete them in disgust. I have only ever used the “Auto” setting because I just didn’t understand any of the […]

Will 13yrs

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 […]


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!


Scott was simply fantastic on the photography course! I was very fortunate to have a one on one and he talked me through how to use the camera (it was my first time using manual), and how best to take the actual photo. Scott is very friendly and patient. This course comes highly recommended and it was such a nice way to start the day! Scott even spent time advising […]


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.


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!


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 […]


Had a private 2 hour lesson with Scott McGale It was fantastic, his method of teaching how to focus and expose correctly first time every time is amazing, now putting into practise until it comes naturally, recommend a private lesson for sure.

Mark and son

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 […]

Michael & Annika 14yrs

My 14 year-old daughter was given a smartphone photography gift voucher and didn’t know what to expect. The location was great and she loved the lesson. A little old-school talk on exposure, focus and framing, plus how to get the most out of modern tricks on the phone. She loved it and came back with plenty of her own pictures to show off. Thanks Scott.

Daniel 12yrs

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 […]

Hilda n Son

My son really enjoyed Scott’s private zoom lesson. He provided valuable information tailored to my son’s level of experience, was engaging and friendly. We highly recommend Scott’s photography lessons.


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 […]


Used our creative kids voucher for a two hour one on one lesson for my year 7 daughter. As well as having a relaxed and kind manner, Scott was excellent at explaining technical concepts in a logical and easy to follow way. Highly recommended!


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.


Had an very enjoyable morning with Scott learning how to use manual mode on my camera. Scott was very informative and patient and enthusiastic with us getting great shots. Would recommended this course. Great location and good value for money.


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.

David for Kieran 8 yr old

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 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

Sonya and Erin 13yrs

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.


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 met Scott in Sydney as everything was being shutdown due to the virus. How lucky to do this before a complete shutdown. I found Scott to be a very good communicator, easy going and his enthusiasm for photography is infectious. He kept his teaching uncomplicated and was more than happy to answer any questions I had at any stage during the lesson. I thoroughly enjoyed the tuition and would […]


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 […]


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.


Loved the half day course! Very informative and learnt a lot!! Scott was excellent at making sure each of us understood what was going on and taught us so much. Can’t wait to do some more of his workshops in the future! Would highly recommend!!!

Amanda for her daughters aged 10 and 12 yrs

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 […]


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 […]


Scott is a fantastic teacher. We worked through the basic functions of the camera and he made all of the camera modes easy to understand. The practical exercises were really fun and engaging and I had first hand experience on how to use the camera in a variety of settings and for a variety of shots. Would absolutely recommend to others wanting to learn photography.


I opted for private tuition to ensure individualised instruction. It was the right call! Scott was fantastic and took the time to explain various camera functions and their importance in taking great photos. He made sure you fully understood the theory and practical side of photography. Highly recommended, especially for beginners like me.


Great course, for most levels of knowledge. Going into it as a beginner I was taught about my specific camera, shots I wanted to take and how take them.


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.


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!!


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 […]


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 […]

Thomas 13yrs

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. Thanks Scott


Scott was more than thorough and answered all my questions on our 3 hour private photography lesson! I highly recommend booking at least 3 hours if you haven’t turned on a camera before, and then a couple subsequent ones to learn the specifics of aperture, iso, and shutter speed! All so different depending on what you are photographing! I’m looking forward to my next lesson with Scott. Highly recommend !

Elsie 12yrs + Kate

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!


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.


Just fabulous. I shared a 2 hour introduction lesson with my daughter (age14). Scott was superb at interacting with her and the whole lesson was enjoyable and informative. We learnt so much, and so much more than we could have hoped for in a larger group lesson. I did get brain overload with the amount of technical stuff on the day but on reflection I appreciate that we covered so […]

Matthew 12yrs

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.