Portrait Photography Course - Sydney | Focus 10 | 7hrs

Portrait Photography Course - Sydney | Focus 10 | 7hrs
Partner Focus 10
Location Dragon Image Studio, Artarmon, NSW
Duration 420 minutes
Min/max attendees 1/6
Recommended for everyone
Next availability Ask us
Pricing AU$440.0 (Standard)

• Learn all the pro tips to shoot models, families, kids, singles • how to set up your own studio indoor studio lighting • portraits with natural light sources • small groups • professional models • enhance your portfolio • detailed notes • $440 • 7hrs • notes included

Hands on, interactive, dynamic photographic training in shooting models and portraits by the Focus 10 team.

You will be shooting models (and each other) learning how to pose the models with various props to achieve glamorous, elegant images. We use models who are engaging and attractive with a natural affinity to the camera. learn to shoot boudoir, corporate, casual, formal... and the full range of different styles and photographic techniques to bring out the models natural flair and beauty.

Learn 'tools of the trade', what you need to know about camera gear, and accessories for high quality evocative portraiture. We cover how to use your camera gear, all about studio lighting including mixing strobe, tungsten and available light and the golden rules of composition. This intensive course is about practical demonstrations to train your eye, to ‘paint’ light onto a subject, how to select the right lens and the advanced use of aperture and shutter speed to control the creative process.

We also offer a 'still life' session, digital workflow and touch on post production. There's intuitive instruction on lighting and composition along with everything from exposure control to white balance, from ISO settings to focus options. You will also learn all about macro photography used in shooting food and products (by request as sometimes our groups only want to keep on shooting the models)

This full 7 hour day course will appeal to those photographers travelling from out of town and to Sydneysiders who want a fully comprehensive, intensive training experience and is especially appealing to time pressed persons and those wanting to discover the unique nature of model, glamour, fashion and studio photography.

All of our studio courses are held in the professional studio Dragon Image in Artarmon.

The one day course makes the ideal gift for friends, business colleagues and family members.


• Learn how to use your DLSR camera or digital compact to shoot professional portraits
• Pro techniques to shoot stunning portraits of models, kids, groups and singles
• Memory, file sizes, formats
• How to set up your own studio
• Free camera shopping service & ongoing technical support


• Your DSLR, mirrorless 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
• Portraiture styles such as candid, formal, glamour, themed, groups
• Use of continuous lighting, strobes and off camera wireless flash
• Setting up your own studio and the gear required
• How to use and position studio lights for professional results
• The skill of combining natural and artificial light sources for great portraits

Andrew Thomasson and assistants


• No prior photography knowledge
• We recommend you have a digital DSLR or a mirrorless camera
• We cater for digital compact users such as those having a Canon G11, G12, Lumix LX3, LX7, Coolpix, Sony RX100 series (as long as it has manual functions
• You can rent a DLSR for $50
• At least one quality multi range lens such as a Nikkor 18-200mm VR lens, a Canon 17-85mm, or the twin kit lenses Ideally a prime lens such as a Nikon/Canon 50mm f1.8
• Memory Card(s) -min 8GB card (we also sell memory cards)
• Charged camera battery, your charger and a tripod. Or you can borrow a studio tripod.

• 8 Hours: AUD $440
• Instruction from professional photographers
• Detailed notes

Paying for your course in full upon booking will confirm your attendance. Places are limited on all courses.

We reserve the right to cancel and reschedule any course, due to inadequate enrolment, bad weather, instructor illness, an 'act of God' or a force majeure such as a pandemic. As an example, a photography course has to be cancelled or deferred to another date and time due to Covid 19 border closures and lockdowns which is beyond the control of Focus 10 Pty Ltd and other related parties. We also reserve the right to cancel any course if there is insufficient demand, especially if it means that our costs would be higher than our income. Please therefore do not leave it until the last few weeks if you are interested in a particular date, as you may find that it has been cancelled. As our costs for each training event remain the same no matter how many delegates attend, like any pre-booked tickets for the theatre, concert, flights etc, we are unable to give a full refund in the event of non-attendance, regardless of the circumstances. If withdrawal occurs within the 14 days before the course starts we will try to put you on an alternative date if places are available. Please note that we cannot be liable for any other costs incurred by yourself, so please check with us before booking any non-refundable accommodation or transport.

Workshop Photography:
We reserve the right to take photographic, (both still and video) records of any of our workshops/courses which may be used for promotional purposes, submissions, advertising and records. We grant permission for participants to use any images captured by them during this workshop for self-promotion only. Participants may not make any financial gain from any images captured during this workshop/course.


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