Beginners Photography Workshop

Learn, practice, understand with Photo Genius

Our most popular course, the day-long beginners photography workshop is designed with the novice in mind and combines the essential theory along with plenty of practical picture taking, ample time for questions plus the opportunity to try out new found techniques within a small group of just six participants.

No previous camera or photography knowledge required.


Location : South bank cultural centre Brisbane


Course duration : 8 hours


Class size : 6

Our beginners photography workshop starts with a morning session consisting of three hours of essential camera theory in a class room environment at the State library where we guide you through the key features of your camera. You will learn how to control the aperture, shutter speed and ISO for absolute creative control of the camera and discover how to shoot confidently in the manual mode – no more Auto! After lunch the practical session begins as we will take a casual walk around the South Bank parklands where there will be plenty of opportunities to explore the different techniques discussed in the morning session including controlling depth of field, capturing moving subjects, using shutter speeds creatively and shooting in low light as the sun sets over Brisbane.

What you will learn
Understanding and controlling exposure, shooting in changing light (including night photography), aperture and shutter speeds, what are they and how do they affect the image, the advantages of using the manual versus auto, focusing modes and selective focusing, understanding lens focal length and which lenses should I use and why, depth of field, using and understanding ISO, white balance.

What camera do you need
Digital SLR or Mirrorless / micro four thirds cameras are ideal as you will need to use the manual functions of the camera. The smaller ‘bridge cameras’ may also be used but we do recommend checking with us before booking.

Tripods are also provided on the day if you do not have one.

DID YOU KNOW?  You can also purchase a gift voucher for this workshop.

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