Photography - Sydney Photography Experiences

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Course description

Our Sydney City, Landmarks and Landscape Photography Course will provide Sydney-siders and visitors with the opportunity to explore some of Sydney’s most beautiful and iconic locations through the mystique of the camera lens.
Learn how to capture beautiful images on your camera or smartphone, while immersed in the natural and historical beauty of Sydney. Taught by an experienced and professional photographer, students will be lead to uncrowded places where they will be taught how best to capture the architecture, the people, the landscape or the iconic history of some of Sydney’s most amazing destinations.

Select one or more of the following...

* Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk

Fabulous ocean views and sculptured sandstone cliffs compete with coastal wave action and the golden beaches of Bondi, Tamarama, Closely and Coogee. Throw in plenty of surfers catching waves, tanned Aussie beach bums, vibe cafés and the occasional seagull, and you have Aussie beach culture everywhere you turn.

Meeting Point: 8:45am at Bondi Icebergs entrance

  • Fountain to Fountain

From the Archibald Fountain that is the centrepiece of composure within the Hyde Park gardens in the CBD, to the El Alamein Fountain in the heart of notorious Kings Cross. This tour features the back alleys and side lanes of Darlinghurst – the suburb of ultra contrast – from dodgy and decrepit, to slick and sophisticated. See Sydney like it is rarely seen.

Meeting Point: 8:45am at outside MCA entrance, Circular Quay (wharf side, not George St)

  • The Rocks

Explore the ever exciting and happening district of The Rocks in Sydney. With your tutor you will wander the ancient alleyways while learning new composition techniques and shooting skills. As you encounter the bustling markets and local buskers, you will develop an understanding of how to work in variable lighting conditions. Your tutor will teach you how to best document the exciting action and people that you come across. Create stunning images from the facades of historical buildings by learning perspective control and shadow creativity. Celebrate your photographic success with a nice cold beer or cup of coffee in one of Sydney’s oldest pubs.

Meeting Point: 8:45am at outside MCA entrance, The Rocks (Circular Quay wharf side, not George St. side)

  • Cockatoo Island

As the star venue of Sydney’s Biennale it is no surprise that this island offers fantastic opportunities to create interesting photographs. With historical structures of architecture and 360-degree views of the city and harbour foreshores, the island presents itself as a magnificent photography classroom. Your tutor will lead you around the island demonstrating skills and techniques to be used in a variety of settings. Learn the art of architecture photography, interior low light, panoramic, still life, interior flash and perspective control. Maybe one of your shots will be featured in the next Biennale!?

Meeting Point: 8:45am at Wharf No. 5 Circular Quay. Ferry departs at 9:09am

Please bring to class
  • SLR camera, compact camera or smartphone (fully charged)
  • Spare memory cards, batteries or charging devices as required
  • Tripod
  • Additional flash / lighting (only if you have them already)
  • Opal Card / money for transport where necessary

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Course testimonials:

  • David said: Following the tutor and seeing what he found interesting was helpful, although one has to find aspects for oneself also. It was good that the tutor suggested some aspects (e.g. differences in light as he did), or themes to explore, but could help if they could be included in the course notes for the particular venue. As a suggestion, I would value a follow up session where the class could show and critique selected photos taken on the day.

  • Jane said: Richard is a great teacher, I'm a repeat student of his and getting to go out and see him in action was great fun. It was a good day out.

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