Melbourne Photography Courses

SLR and Mirrorless Cameras – 4 hours

Melbourne’s SLR Photography Course is a great photography workshop that will teach you all about the manual settings on your camera.

You will be guided through the best aspects of three modes; the shutter priority, aperture priority, and manual mode.

During this walking style photography course, you will be taught all about White Balance, ISO, Shutter Speed, and Aperture so you know why you’d use them and how to use them effectively.

The photography lesson will take you through many photogenic tourist locations including some of Melbourne’s famous arcades and laneways.

This photography course will give you tips on how to take better photographs out of auto mode so you’ll never shoot in auto again.

The class is run by Krystal Seigerman in small groups of 8 students maximum so you receive plenty of individual help over the 4 hours.

At the end of the photography course, you will be a better photographer with a great new wealth of knowledge.

Subjects Include:

  • Shutter Speed
  • Aperture
  • ISO
  • White Balance
  • Focus Control
  • Flash adjustments
  • Panning

book-nowTravel Photography Course – 8 hours

Melbourne’s Travel Photography Course is a fun photography course that will take you to many of Melbourne’s tourist attractions while teaching you how to take great photographs.

We jump on trains, trams, walk across bridges, go up the Eureka Sky deck and take in the Shrine of Remembrance, wander through the Royal Botanic Gardens, and cruise along the streets of Acland Street before taking in a sunset at St Kilda beach.
It’s designed for you to take better photographs with a travel theme so suited to both locals & tourists visiting Melbourne.

The class is run by Krystal Seigerman in small groups of 6 students maximum so you receive plenty of individual help over the 8 hours.

This is a fun day photography course that will show you the best of Melbourne and teach you how to capture it stunningly.

Any camera is suitable for this course however a camera with manual settings will be most beneficial.

Subjects Include:

  • Composition
  • White Balance
  • ISO
  • Shutter Speed
  • Long Exposures
  • Aerial Photography
  • Landscape Photography
  • Sunset & Silhouettes
  • Portrait Photography
  • Action Photography

book-nowPhotography Course for Beginners – 3 Hours

Melbourne’s Photography Course for Beginners is a fun & educational workshop that takes you on a walking tour of the city of Melbourne.

It is designed for you to improve your creative eye, understand light, and be trained on how to use some of the manual settings on your camera.

For 3 hours you will be guided by Krystal Seigerman on how to take better photographs with a keen focus on lighting and composition.

We have you focus on having more control of your camera without it being too complicated by using the program mode.

On the day you will be taken to some of Melbourne’s most beautiful landmarks to practice your new photography skills.

You will be shown some easy ways to take great photos and be given guidance to improve your photographic skills to the next level.


Manual Photography Course – 2 Hours

Melbourne’s Manual Photography Course is a fun and educational class that takes you on a walking tour.

It is designed for you to improve your photography by using and understanding the manual mode on your camera.

You’ll be guided through all the important photography settings to make your images look great.

Master the manual mode so you can achieve the exact results you are looking for.

Subjects Include:

  • Manual Mode
  • Manual Focus
  • Flash Control
  • White Balance
  • ISO
  • Shutter Speed
  • Aperture
  • Composition


Night Photography Course – 2 Hours

Melbourne’s Night Photography Workshop is a fun photography course running from dusk for 2 hours.

You will learn how to take spectacular night photos on this top quality course run by an award-winning commercial photographer.

You will be shooting in manual mode and shown the benefits of manual shooting. Krystal Seigerman runs this photography course. Max group is 6


Melbourne Private Photography Course – 2 Hours

Private Photography Lessons are customized for you so you can learn the type of photography you are interested in and learn at your own pace.

You have a choice of doing a 2-hour session or a 4-hour session that is split into 2 sessions of 2 hours each with the option of having homework in between your lessons.

We can choose the location for you, give you suggestions or you can choose a location. If your chosen location is more than 5km out of the CBD radius a travel fee will apply.


Using a Light Meter Workshop

Looking for hands-on photography workshops in Melbourne? Join Guy Little, our Melbourne Tutor, for this practical photography class and learn how to use a light meter to its full potential to capture incredible images!

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to correct exposure is defined and how to look, expose and shoot for it to obtain consistent, correct exposures time and time again.

During this class, you’ll also learn how the correct exposure forms the foundation for a good photograph and develop an understanding of how different light meters work in incident, reflected and flash and when to use each one.

Learn how to define and look for blacks, whites, tonal ranges, detail in highlights and shadow. We’ll also explore grey, black and white and colour scales and passport checker.

By the end of this workshop, you’ll know how to use exposure to completely enhance your photography and shoot amazing photos every time!


Shoot, Develop & Scan B&W 35mm Film

Looking for fun photography experiences in Melbourne? If you have previously tried out our light meter photography workshop then give this film photography class a go and learn how to shoot, develop and scan black and white 35mm film!

In this hands-on class, you’ll be shown how to correctly expose, process and scan film. You’ll be given a roll of 35mm black and white film to go into your camera, followed by a practical shooting task.

Following the shooting, we’ll take you through a lecture on film processing and then in a one on one learning environment you’ll learn how to process your own film, assess it for correct exposure on a light table, sleeve it and then scan the images to take home on your own USB thumb drive.

By the end of this class, you’ll have captured a number of stunning black and white photographs to add to your portfolio and the confidence to continue trying film photography at home.



Melbourne Smartphone Photography Masterclass – 2 Hours

Take a 2-hour walking tour of Melbourne’s most photogenic spots where you’ll learn how to capture better photographs with your smartphone camera. Our professional photographer will give you expert advice on how to take great photos on your phone.


Custom Private Lessons and Tours

Penny Koukoulas Photography offers custom lessons and tours upon request.

We are happy to offer you custom designed photography lessons and photography tours both nationally and internationally.

Prices would be upon application. Please contact us with your plans and we can give you more details of what we can offer to suit your needs.

Prices start at $250 for custom lessons and tours.

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