About Photo Genius

In 2008 photographer Paul Farris started teaching others how to take better photos with their cameras, the business quickly grew and in 2012 the company name changed to Photo Genius. Our focus is to help people get out of the automated ‘point and shoot’ modes and explore the manual features of the camera for better results. We host regular weekly photography courses in Brisbane held at the South Bank cultural centre and parklands (a great location for photos) and all of our courses and are held in small groups so that everyone gets plenty of personal attention from our tutors.

Private One-to-One sessions are also available for either photography or Photoshop tuition.

We are Brisbane’s most popular photography courses – why not take a look at our testimonials page to see what our customers have to say.

Contact us today (07) 3396 65 76 / 0430 99 1210

Paul Farris

Paul Farris

Tutor

Photo Genius is run by Paul Farris who studied photography at Richmond upon Thames College in London and now lives and works on the Brisbane bayside both as a photographer and tutor. Paul describes himself as a photography fanatic and through Photo Genius is dedicated to helping others achieve better results with their digital SLR cameras and realize their photographic potential.

Andrew Merefield

Andrew Merefield

Tutor

Andrew studied photography at the Queensland College of Art, working in a top professional photo lab in Brisbane before running his own Black & White photo lab and starting his photography business, Elite Studios in 2000. Andrew specializes in wedding and portrait photography and joined Photo Genius in 2011 to assist Paul with workshops, courses and private tuition.

Great course for beginner’s. Easy and relaxed learning environment. Can not rate this course high enough. I will be back for another course in the near future!

Rohan (Simply SLR Course)

I can not rate this course high enough. It was so much fun and finally creating some photos that had the wow factor. Really worth doing . The small class made it so much easier to keep asking and to get it right with practice. Loved it thank you.

Teresa Bryant (Practical SLR course)

Great beginners course in photography! I knew nothing about how to use my camera or how ISO, shutter speed and aperture worked but thanks to Paul I now have a much better understanding. I really loved being able to come home at the end of the day with photos I was proud to say I took. Highly recommend this course!

Tiara (Beginners Photography Workshop)