In this post, we’re going to help you find the best beginners and advanced photography course to take in Melbourne.
Whether you’re looking to work in the photography industry as a wedding or fashion photographer or become a camera hobbyist, these trainings will help sharpen your camera skill levels. There are plenty on offer with different lengths and costs so we’ve brought it down to a list of just 6 to make it easier for you to decide.
In Melbourne there are plenty of photography lessons, 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 digital photography course for you;
1. 365 Days of Photography Course
If you’d prefer to learn photography at your own pace, then this is the best photography course for you. With over 134 happy 5 star testimonials, it’s easy to see why this comprehensive course gets such great feedback from beginner photographers.
We’ve made this our preferred course at the top of the list simply because of its value. For a relatively small price, you get access to over 365 modules that cover everything you could possibly need to know.
You’ll learn how to use white balance, aperture priority, and other camera settings to take great photographs. The 365 Day of Photography class is also a fun practical course to help you upgrade your creative photography skills.
You also get a beautiful certificate of completion and 5 bonus resources.
2. Landscape Photography Course
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 and talented professional landscape photographer, Mark Grey has owned and operated 3 successful Australian galleries. The professional photographer’s 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. Mark will show you an easy way of turning breath-taking landscapes into awe-inspiring stills.
His beginners photography workshop offers a 10-hour, 1-day event program that is very suitable for newbies, 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 great photography 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 course fee was not clearly stated but you can get more information here:
To learn more visit: markgray.com.au/photography-courses/melbourne
3. Travel Photography Course
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 their holidays, release their creative potential, and see some amazing travel destinations!
It’s a short one-day photography course that involves photography tours 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.
For more information have a look here: redballoon.com.au/product/travel-photography-workshop—melbourne/
4. Mastering Adobe Light Room
The entire course is offered for $299 by Leica Akademie instructor Nick Rains who will be teaching you how to set up the Adobe Lightroom. 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.
5. Smartphone photography
Apart from your digital camera, your smartphone camera can capture professional shots worthy of exhibition if you know how to use it right. Alfonso photo tours have been offered to tutor beginners, amateurs and tourists who want to take advantage of their expensive phones to create art using nothing more than a phone, a subject, and some ambient natural light or studio lighting. 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 other camera settings on your smartphone you probably didn’t know about. It promises to be fun, enlightening and creative.
6. Melbourne’s Photography Beginners Masterclass
DJB photography school offers great digital SLR photography courses, one of which is their night photography course which will be taught for 2 hours.
You will learn how to use your digital SLR camera at night, create light trails and paint with light using your tripod and long exposures. You’ll learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO, framing, composition techniques, 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 a 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.
For more information about this course, check out: djbworldphotography.com
I hope this article helps you find a great course that will teach you how to take brilliant photos of our wonderful city, and grow your creative and technical skills in photography.
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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