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Recommended for Beginners

Beginners Photography Workshop
If you are a complete novice or are less familiar with your camera then the ideal place to start is with our day long (7 hour) Beginners SLR workshop. This is our most popular course and commences with a morning of essential camera theory held in air-conditioned comfort at the South Bank cultural centre.  After a lunch break the afternoon is an opportunity to try the theory out with an extended practical session of photo taking around the beautiful Brisbane Southbank Parklands that concludes with some night photography.

Simply SLR Course
If a day workshop is not for you then why not consider our short Simply SLR course, a 3 hour theory session followed by an hour of practical photo taking to get you started.

Practical SLR Course
The Practical SLR course is available as a follow-on to the Simply SLR Course course, a 4 hour hands on session that will give you the confidence to shoot using the manual modes of your camera. Includes some night photography.

What will I learn on the beginner course?
Our tutor will show you how to get more from your camera by using the manual modes.  You will learn all about controlling exposure with the aperture, shutter and ISO. Focusing will be discussed including tips for photographing moving subjects such as kids or sports, we will also cover topics such as lens types, depth of field and creative use of the camera.

Advanced workshops

Beyond the Basics Workshop
If you have already attended our beginners courses or already have a good understanding of the basics of exposure then our advanced courses will help you take your photography to the next level. Our Beyond the Basics Workshop is a full day long (7 hours) session that introduces some more advanced photo techniques and help you improve your composition skills. This workshop will provide plenty of useful tips during a fun day of taking photos in the Brisbane CBD are under the assistance and guidance of a Photo Genius tutors.

Speedlite / Flash Workshop
If you have an external flash (or are considering buying one) then this workshop is for you. A practical session designed to give you a better understanding of using single and multiple speedlites (flash units) off camera.  After an hour of theory you will get an opportunity to photograph a model and try out some lighting accessories for more creative and stunning results.

What will I learn on the advanced course?
Just some of topics include : Advanced exposure techniques, how a camera meter works and how to use it more effectively, custom white balance & using grey cards, tips on composition & viewpoint, using aperture and shutter speed creatively, when to use flash / mixing ambient light with flash, controlling light using reflectors and diffusers, filters and when and how to use them effectively.

One-to-One tuition
Why not let us tailor a private One-to-One session that is just right for you. We can help you understand your digital camera by talking you through your camera features, answering your questions, taking photos and reviewing and discussing the results. We can also help you with Photoshop and editing images. With Photo Genius One-to-One tuition the focus is on you.

We are the most popular photography courses in Brisbane

Absolutely fantastic course, was learning from the first 5 mins, really hands on course. Paul explains the technical concepts in an manner that is easy to understand, with real life examples. Would recommend this course for anyone who wants to get the most out of their camera.

Rebbecca Matthews (Beginners workshop)

Paul had excellent subject knowledge and, of equal importance, teaching skills. I am a mature age “student” with a reasonable understanding of the principals of photography. Paul tailored our session around what I wanted to learn. I enjoyed the 3 hours and was very impressed.

David Rosenblum. (One-to-One photography tuition)

Thank you very much for a most useful and productive day. I look forward to practising and when I get better I may feel confident to do your advanced course. Many thanks for a very professional day of assistance.

I Turner (Beginners workshop)