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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 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, […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 found the introductory course to be really fun. I didn’t realise there was so much to learn but Scott was great at explaining everything and showing me how to apply what he had taught me. I’ve been practicing since the course and look forward to learning more about photography and getting new skills.
I 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 […]
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 !
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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!!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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
I had a photo lesson with Scott recently. Scot had his hands full with my request/limitations. Over the first 2hours we worked with my camera, it’s settings and the best way for my to take photos while on horseback riding holidays. The third hour was then spent on using my new Samsung mobile phone. So many tips on using my devices, and a much better understanding of photography, thanks Scott.
Great 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
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 […]
Was a spectacular way to start a Sunday morning. Even though I was running late our teacher Scott McGale was eager to catch me up on what I had missed and went out of his way for all the participants, in what was an informative and educational morning. Would recommend to anyone to give it a go.
I 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 […]
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 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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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!
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 […]
My lesson with Scott was so informative and fun. Scott taught me all the basics of how to use my new camera and how to shoot in manual mode. He made it very easy with step by step instructions and kept it simple and easy to understand. I highly recommend Scott to anyone wanting to learn anything about photography! He was a wonderful teacher.
I 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.
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
Thanks Scott, We learnt an incredible amount of tips & tricks from your 2hr SmartPhone course. I’ve immensely improved the qualify of pictures I’ve taken today, and these are everyday pictures I will keep for life, so your course was priceless to me. My 15y/o son really enjoyed the lesson & looks at portraits & colours in scenes very differently. This is a course everyone would really enjoy.
My 14 year daughter who is a young photographer had a 2 hour private tutorial lesson with Scott McGale and learnt a lot, he is friendly, encouraging and very knowledgable. Scott has so much experience to pass on and was great at showing my daughter how she could take her photography to the next level.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 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 .
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.
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.
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!!!!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
Scott was very in-depth and took the time to explain each step carefully so it was understood by all. The hands on experiences was beneficial whilst learning the theory behind the camera screen. I would definetly recommend to anyone who wants to gain more knowledge on camera usage.
I 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 […]
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.
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 […]
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~