Melbourne Photography Courses

SLR and Mirrorless Cameras – 4 hours

Unleash your creative potential and master the art of photography with Melbourne’s SLR Photography Course. Designed to provide an immersive and interactive experience, this workshop offers a comprehensive lesson in manual camera settings and techniques.

Under the expert guidance of your instructor, you will delve into the mysteries of shutter priority, aperture priority, and manual mode and understand the critical role of White Balance, ISO, Shutter Speed, and Aperture in capturing stunning shots.

Discover the hidden gems of Melbourne’s tourist destinations, including its famous arcades and laneways, and get hands-on experience in the art of capturing breathtaking images. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced photographer, this course is designed to help you elevate your photography skills and take your shots to the next level.

With small class sizes of no more than 8 students, you’ll receive personalised instruction and the opportunity to ask questions and receive one-on-one feedback. By the end of the course, you’ll walk away with a newfound appreciation of the art of photography and the skills and knowledge to turn your passion into a stunning portfolio.

Subjects Include:

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

book-nowTravel Photography Course – 8 hours

Melbourne Travel Photography Course offers a unique experience to explore the city’s iconic tourist spots while honing photography skills. Led by a skilled photographer in small groups of 6 or fewer, this 8-hour course covers top locations like Eureka Sky Deck, Shrine of Remembrance, Royal Botanic Gardens, Acland Street, and St Kilda Beach. Participants receive hands-on training and personalised attention to improve their travel photography skills. A camera with manual controls for the shutter, aperture, and ISO is recommended for optimal results. Join this fun and educational photography day tour in Melbourne!

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 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 your Tutor 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 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 be shown the benefits of manual shooting by your experienced Tutor. 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 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, and 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 several stunning black-and-white photographs to add to your portfolio and have the confidence to continue trying film photography at home.


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, 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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