Beginners Photography Course - Sydney | Focus 10 | 14hrs | 3wks

Beginners Photography  Course - Sydney | Focus 10 | 14hrs | 3wks
Partner Focus 10
Location Sydney, NSW
Duration 14 hours
Sessions 3
Min/max attendees 1/5
Recommended for beginner
Next availability Ask us
Pricing AU$890.0 (Standard)

• Iconic Sydney locations • outdoors • night shoot • small groups • dynamic • fun • detailed notes • 14 hours • $890 • BONUS $100 FOCUS 10 gift voucher


The Focus 10 Digital 1 Sydney photography course is our most popular and introduces beginners and intermediate photographers into the fabulous world of digital imaging. It's cost effective, you can adjust your images, delete the bad photographs, display them in a variety of photography is fun, creative and inspirational.

We focus on practical 'hands on' shooting with a strong emphasis on camera handling at both iconic and lesser known Sydney locations ...not sitting in a classroom learning theory. There's intuitive instruction on lighting and composition along with everything from exposure control to white balance, from ISO settings to focus options. The course is about practical demonstrations to train your eye to paint light onto a subject, how to select the right lens and the use of aperture and shutter speed to control the creative process.

This course is ideal for those wishing to understand and get the best out of their current DSLR, quality compact or mirrorless camera. If you do not have a digital camera yet...we hire DSLR Nikon D7100 and 70D Canon cameras. Its best to find out what camera system suits your budget and needs then utilize our unbiased technical advice on gear and suppliers to get the best deal.

The Focus 10 Digital Beginners photography course is suited to, parents, students, travellers, journalists, government employees, graphic designers...for as one of Australia's most reputable and innovative photography companies, we have taught people from all walks of life for over 31 years.


  • Learn how to use your DSLR, mirrorless, or compact camera
  • Fast track your photographic technical and artistic skills
  • Get great shots of iconic Sydney locations
  • Small groups (5 persons maximum)
  • Interactive, dynamic, fun, creative
  • Free camera shopping service & ongoing technical support


  • Your DSLR, mirrorless, or compact digital camera functions
  • Memory, file sizes, formats, storage
  • Composition, light, viewpoint, angles, lens perspective
  • Aperture, shutter speed, depth of field, ISO setting, white balance, exposure compensation
  • Specialty creative modes
  • Portraiture, landscapes, macro, reportage, still life, action, motion, cityscapes, architecture, nature, flowers
  • Use of your flash & shooting techniques in low-light conditions
  • Brief overview on output to screen and print and post production using Lightroom Classic


7hr day workshop
10am - 5pm
Meeting at 18 Argyle St, The Rocks

Evening session 1
Week nights 6:30 pm to 9pm
Meeting at 18 Argyle St, The Rocks

Evening session 2
Week nights 6:30 pm to 9pm
Meeting at 18 Argyle St, The Rocks

  • Times and locations will be confirmed upon booking. If you are unable to attend one of the scheduled sessions you can make arrangements to do this session at another time at no penalty.


Andrew Thomasson and assistants




  • No prior photography knowledge
  • We recommend you have a DSLR, quality compact, or mirrorless camera.
  • We cater for digital compact users such as those having Canons, Nikons, Canon GX7, Lumix LX5 to LX7 etc. We are big fans of quality compact cameras as they are superb for artsy, creative shots with useful macro capabilities & great lenses.
  • You can rent a DSLR camera from us for $50 per course - find out what camera brand you like!
  • At least one quality multi range lens such as a Nikkor 18-200mm VR lens, a Canon 17-85mm, or the twin kit lenses sold as a package with many Canon, Pentax, Nikon and Olympus DSLR cameras and ideally a prime lens such as a Nikon/Canon 50mm f1.8 (available for sale from us)
  • Memory Card(s) - we recommend at least a 8GB card for all courses. We sell memory cards.
  • Camera accessories - such as a polarizing filter (tripods useful but not essential and are available to hire/buy)
  • Fully charged camera battery

Course price & inclusions:

  • 14 Hours: AUD $890
  • BONUS $100 FOCUS 10 gift voucher
  • Instruction from professional photographers
  • Detailed notes
  • Camera, lens and accessory shopping service


There are currently no dates scheduled for this course. Please get in touch if you'd like to know when this course will run in the future.