Better Photography Workshop Course

Better Photography Course – UNAVAILABLE 2017

The Cairns Better Photography Course includes over 14 hours of group and personalised tuition, spread out over one month. The maximum number of participants is six (6) and the photography course is suited to introductory / intermediate first time SLR users.

Fun and Informative

  • Learn to properly use your digital camera.
  • Go beyond auto or program mode.
  • Know the basics – we’ll take your photography to the next level.
  • Be confident using your camera and take photos you will be proud to show others.

Photography Course is ideal for

    • First time SLR users
    • A present for your partner with a camera
    • Amateur and intermediate photographers
    • Parents improving their childrens’ images

Photography Course

Photography Course

Course Outline

  1. Why take photos? Capture your world to share with others; Embrace your family memories; A career as a professional photographer.
  2. Finding the Vision, Using Mentors. Get your artistic juices flowing.
  3. Focus on Composition. Explore the fundamentals of great photo; Learn how to integrate these fundamentals into your own photograph.
  4. Learn your camera and lens. Get the most from your current camera; Understand the difference in equipment.
  5. Master exposure. Take the guess work away; Learn the different shooting modes.
  6. Show me the light! Make the most of available light; How to modify natural and add artificial light.
  7. Digital workflow. Properly organize, manage and backup your images.
  8. Edit and enhance. Introduction to Lightroom and Photoshop.
  9. Sharing your images. What medium works best for you, from print to online galleries.
  10. Keeping your photography passion alive and furthering your skills. What techniques/ habits / organisations will help you improve.

What to Bring

  • Your camera and manual
  • Spare batteries, media cards, USB drive
  • Tripod and speedlight (if you have one)
  • Writing equipment and highlighter
  • Your enthusiasm!

What’s Included

  • 4 x 2.5 hour photo workshops
  • 1 x 3 hour excursion
  • 1 x 1 hour one-on-one personalised tuition
  • Take home photo assignments and notes
  • Constructive critiquing of your photos
  • Access to extensive library of photography books
  • Advice and help with equipment purchases
  • Light refreshments – coffee and tea

Photography Workshop course in Cairns


Workshop Dates – Please note, due to 2016 commitments there are no scheduled courses. However private tuition maybe arranged

Courses commence the first TUESDAY of selected months and run for four (4) weeks. These are evening workshops, taking place from 6pm to 8.30pm. A location shoot takes place on the second Sunday, between 8.30-11.30 am. To register your interest, please contact Stuart Ireland on phone (07) 4041 5581 or email

2016 Dates



Online Tuition and Examples

For examples of past course student images and tuition, please goto  Photography Course Blog and Imagery  (NOTE : you need to be a registered student to gain access)

Course Fees


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