Saturday 31 August 2019

So, what's all this about?

It’s a half day, casual, no-judgement zone class for all of us who love photography but haven’t found the time to sit through 4,000 YouTube tutorials by middle-aged men who are super into nature photography. We’re going to make using manual mode feel second nature to you.

I’ve been shooting professionally for six years. I’m self-taught on digital, but owe all my film knowledge to Mr Burns at Albany Senior Highschool (2002 graduates represent!) I currently reside in Perth, working as a full-time wedding photographer. The nature of my work means I’m constantly thrown into different lighting situations, you have to be adaptable and quick, creative on demand in high pressure situations. I’ve learned a lot of tips and tricks along the way, and would love to share them with you.  I’m a visual learner myself, so I prefer to teach that way too. You’ll have an opportunity to pick up your cameras yourself and play.

How to create what you love

You want to know how to create the images that speak to you. You’re going to learn how to understand aperture, shutter speed & ISO, how they work together, and how to use them to make light your bitch! We’ll have a look at some of the greats, talk about composition and techniques. You’ll be asked to send in a few photographs of work that you love. Then we’ll break it all down to really identify what it is that you like about the work, why, and how to capture moments like these when you pick up your own camera.

Editing in Lightroom

You’re gonna walk away with knowledge of how to bring your work to life with simple editing, suss out the world of presets and how to customise them into a style that’s uniquely yours.

Reading light & positioning

Light. The everything. You’re going to gain the skills to read it and how to tame it to get the images that you desire. We’ll have a pretty face come in for a demo shoot, followed by an editing session so you can see how it gets from the flat RAW image, to the finished piece. You’ll have an opportunity to practice your newly acquired skills yourself as well as on the pretty face, and a set-up still life.

Snacks & Caffeine

A light snackarooni and caffeine provided to help the brain get it’s shit together.

What do we need to bring?

Just your mad cute selves, and a DSLR camera. To get the max out of manual settings, you’ll need a camera that has the ability to use manual settings fully. Canon & Nikon preferred, but if you’re bringing something else, that’s cool, just hit me up and we can suss the manual. If you’d like to bring a computer (because that’s way faster to make notes on) please feel free! I’m trying to avoid supplying notepads this year to reduce wastage, if you have a nifty little notepad dying in a drawer somewhere, now is the time for it to shine!


The course investment is $440 (inc GST) and will run on Saturday 31st August 2019 in a mad cool New York style loft in Fremantle. It will run from 12.00 – 5.00pm, and includes liquid gold coffee, bit a delish grazing food, and all the dope-ass knowledge that’s going to elevate your photography and the confidence to make great work. There are STRICTLY limited seats, so we can keep the workshop small and allow me to work with each of you closely.