Photography Courses Melbourne: The Best 5 Reviewed

In this post, we’re going to help you find the best beginners and advanced photography course to take in Melbourne. There are plenty on offer with different lengths and costs so we’ve brought it down to a list of just 5 to make it easier for you to decide.

In Melbourne there are plenty of schools, classes and tutors willing to teach you whatever you need to know about your camera for a fee. As a beginner, you might feel confused about where to start, here is all you need to know to select the best course for you;


Night photography course

Cost: $129

DJB photography school offers great courses, one of which is their night photography course which will be taught for 2 hours.

You will learn how to use your camera at night, create light trails and paint with light using your tripod and long exposures. You’ll learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and controlling the light with your camera.

The course is for beginners, explorers and serious amateurs. With experts coaching you on this course, your photography skills will greatly improve.

If you’d rather take an online lecture on this photography course, then Jim Hamel is your man. A seasoned photography expert, he will walk you through all you need to know about night photography right in the comfort of your home. In about few hours with a 6-hour video, Jim will teach you how to take exhibit-worthy photos at night that will wow your viewers. What’s more, he offers a money back guarantee if you’re not satisfied with his lectures.

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Landscape photography course

Fee: $129

This is another popular course offered in most photography schools in Melbourne. One very good place to go is Mark Grey’s workshop.

A leading award-winning landscape photographer, Mark Grey has owned and operated 3 successful Australian galleries. His work has been collected in 32 countries across the globe.

His passion for the craft has led him to become one of the best and he is going to be your guide through this landscape photography course.

His workshop offers a 10-hour, 1-day event program that is very suitable for beginners, enthusiasts and serious amateurs and 3 days for more advanced learners. During these short courses, he will teach you all the necessary skills you need to capture professional landscape pictures in Melbourne. The interesting thing about this class is the adventure it involves. Rather than learning in a stiff environment, this workshop has created means by which students alongside their coaches will tour some stunning the city of Melbourne and capture it through their lens.

The workshop can only take 6-8 people per session to create enough room for one on one mentorship. The fee was not clearly stated but you can get more information here:


Travel photography course

Fee: $295

Travel photography workshop offers great photography courses in Melbourne covering all the aspects of travel photography. This is a perfect option for people who want to capture colourful memories of your holidays.

It’s a short one day photography course that involves touring and capturing different lovely locations. The class runs for 8 hours during which your teacher will help you explore travel photography at different angles, show you how to shoot with low light, change the colour of the images you’ve captured and how to capture movement.

Only 8 people per session to allow your tutor enough time to coach you one on one.

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Mastering Adobe Light Room

Fee: $299

This popular course is offered for $299 by Leica Akademie instructor Nick Rains who will be teaching you how to set up the Adobe light room. The course is offered twice a year due to its popularity. This software is very useful for raw file processing and image cataloguing. Topics like file systems, metadata editing and archiving, importing and more.

The class will be held at their Melbourne office on 22 September 2018. At Leica Camera Australia Office, 3/876 Lorimer Street, Port Melbourne. 10.00am – 4.00pm.

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Smartphone photography

Fee: $99

Apart from your camera, your smart phone can capture professional shots worthy of exhibition if you know how to use it right. Alfonso photo tours have offered to tutor beginners, amateurs and tourists who want to take advantage of their expensive phones to create art. For 3 hours every Saturday at $99 you will master composition, experience photography theories first hand and their challenges, learn to shoot in manual mode, control your shutter speed and ISO and so much more. It promises to be fun, enlightening and creative.

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I hope this article helps you find a great course that will teach you how to take brilliant photos of our wonderful city.

Have we missed out on a great course that should be on this list? Let us know in the comments below.

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Nathan is the founding editor behind Just Melbourne. He's into business, tech, triathlons and avocados. He also LOVES hearing from Just Melbourne readers. Tweet him @nathanjmurphy.


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