photography courses

Early in 2010, we launched “say no to cheese”, our very own photography course. We’ve now changed it from one 8-week evening course to three separate weekend courses. Details are below, or you can download our course outline PDF (110kb).

As you can see, each course covers a lot of ground in a short time. This has been our intention since we first started planning to run a course, but please don’t be under any illusions about how much you’ll be learning – and practicing!


  • an interest in photography
  • a digital SLR with a lens or two (let us know what you’ve got when you register)
  • a basic understanding of how to operate your camera (bring your manual anyway, just in case)

Other things you’ll probably want to buy as you progress include a fast prime lens like a 50mm f/1.8, a dedicated flash and a tripod. We’re assuming you have a computer to go through your photos on, too.


  • a mix of theory sessions (1-2 hours each), practical sessions (1 hour each) and extended hands-on workshops (otherwise known as “field trips”)
  • morning and afternoon tea each day (BYO lunch or bring $10 and we’ll organise takeaway)

The cost of each course is $199 inc GST. A deposit of $50 is due when you register (refundable if your course doesn’t proceed), and the balance is due 1 week before your course commences. A $50 discount is available if you register for all three courses and pay upfront.


“The course is fantastic and I don’t think I ever told you how life-changing it has been for me. I really was not a very happy person before I did the course, because my work took up all of my time and I had no life. The course gave me a hobby and it’s been fantastic to be able to throw myself into it. I just wanted to thank you!!!”

“I liked learning the exposure and light concepts FINALLY! Also the treasure hunt on the field trip allowed me to think outside the square.”

“I liked the informal, relaxed way the material was presented. Although the information was all quite technical, Luke managed to present it clearly in a way everyone could understand and relate to. I have learnt so much and been inspired. The field trips were great. They really emphasised how ordinary objects can be interesting subject matter for photographs. Really great exercise seeing how other people interpreted the same subject matter.”

“Luke was happy to answer any questions I asked and has a wealth of knowledge. I’m very happy and would recommend the course to friends/family interested in improving their photography.”

upcoming courses

The following courses run at Maitland Christian School, 75-81 Chelmsford Drive, Metford.

Gift certificates are available if you’d like to gift one or all of these courses.

Course 1: The essentials

  • Saturday, 11 April 2015 and Saturday, 18 April 2015 (9am-5pm each day)

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how to register

To register, please use our online registration form. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.