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At Photo Genius we show people how to take better photos by sharing our knowledge, listening, demonstrating and encouraging creativity with personal service that is second to none.

We are proud to be the No1 choice for photography courses in Brisbane.

Meet your tutor

Paul Farris  |  Photographer and Photo Genius founder

With a background in photography from Richmond-upon-Thames College in London, Paul became a full-time photography tutor after relocating to Brisbane, QLD Australia. Paul's enthusiasm and passion for photography knows no bounds, and through Photo Genius, he is committed to assisting others unlock their true photographic potential.

Paul is also a familiar face as the host of the Photo Genius YouTube channel. This platform has achieved remarkable success, accumulating over 22 million views to date and offers a treasure trove of more than 250 free photography tutorial videos, providing enthusiasts with an excellent opportunity to indulge in their passion for photography and enhance their skills.

  • Youtube
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  • Facebook
  • TikTok

Which photography course is best for me?

Beginners photography workshop

If you are a complete novice or are unfamiliar with your camera then the perfect place to start is with our Beginners Photography Workshop, this is our most popular course and includes a morning of essential theory followed by an afternoon of practical photo taking around the South Bank parklands in Brisbane that also includes an introduction to night photography.

One-to-One photography / Lightroom tuition

We also offer private One-to-One tuition photography and Lightroom tuition for a more personalised approach to learning. This can be tailored to suit your specific needs, interests and skill level and is also a popular choice for small businesses who require images for websites and social media. 

Beyond the basics workshop

A full day of practical photo taking, our Beyond The Basics Workshop is designed as a follow-on to our beginners photography courses with an emphasis on composition and introducing more advanced photography techniques.

Smartphone photography course

This short photography course is designed to show you how to get the most from the camera that's in your pocket and covers image capture, composition, creative tips plus editing your images using recommended apps.
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Night photography course
A short practical photography course packed with tips and advice on how to take great photos after dark. A small group guided by a Photo Genius tutor ensures everyone gets plenty of attention and the chance to capture some great photos of Brisbane city at night. Please note this course does not run during the peak summer months. 

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Other courses that may interest you . . .

We also occasionally run workshops at Australia Zoo, Currumbin beach and various other locations, for more details on all forthcoming scheduled courses visit the course dates page.

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