Travel Photography Course | Melbourne (1 day)

Melbourne   |   1 Day  |   Special Interest
  • Taught by pro photographer Andrew Thomasson
  • Learn practical, hands-on techniques for creating better travel photographs
  • Custom tailored advice for your travels
  • Worldwide locations and environments
  • 8 hrs of outdoor interactive shooting
  • Small groups (8 max) & detailed notes
  • Bonus $100 Focus 10 gift voucher

Cost: $290 | 29 Aug

A very good 'all rounder' course for beginners to intermediate level photographers who wish to learn real life shooting skills to bring back iconic photographs from their travels. Over 6289 travellers have done this course since its inception in 1991.

The course emphasizes the need to be versatile in your photography - to be able to adapt your shooting style to suit varying conditions of a region or event. If its raining you learn to shoot macro and portraiture, if its classic landscapes, you may have to wait days for the perfect light, if its colourful people then go to Rajasthan or Peru. 
Less is more - less clutter in desert regions means cleaner backdrops and strong composition, less heavy camera gear means you have more energy to explore Rome from first light to twilight. Less gear means freedom to mingle with the locals in Zanzibar and a light compact allows you to shoot unobtrusively. Conversely size matters. On a African wildlife safari or shooting polar bears you need at least a 300mm lens and a good DSLR digital camera.

Every course participant gets custom tailored advice on their gear, what / where to buy, destination shooting tips, knowledge on cameras, lens, accessories and the best deals. Detailed notes give tips on etiquette, security, the best time to go, image storage, battery life, camera care, security issues and much more.

The Photo Traveller course is a ‘hands on’ outdoors course wrapped up with a slide show on world wide destinations. We use a variety of great Melbourne locations to give you a feel for diverse scenarios. Photographing boats and water at St Kilda harbour replicates a Greek holiday, nature and flowers in The Botanical gardens are good practice for shooting in Costa Rica, the tips on Victorian architecture photography in Melbourne CBD can be transported to shooting in Edinburgh. The iconic Federation Square emulates a sense of Barcelona and the white walls along Collins St give you skills in shooting snow-covered scenes in polar and alpine regions. Learn to shoot the street art of New York by discovering Hosier Lane and rowing scenes on the Yarra are not unlike Henley.

course dates & course bookings

Alternatively, you can also download the course booking form and send it to us:

Course/Workshop Enrolment form

learn about

  • Learn how to use every feature on your digital camera to the full

  • Covers lens and linear perspective / depth of field

  • Explore white balance & filters, balancing interior/exterior light, flash & low light

  • Capturing motion, unusual viewpoints & tilting

  • Reflections, heat & dust, snow & cold, urban and rural

  • Portraiture, landscapes, still life, motion, macro, architecture, nature, wildlife

  • A wrap up on post production, how to create montages and a holiday book

  • Interactive, dynamic, fun. Real life shooting and communicating with your camera

course requirements

  • No prior photography knowledge is needed

  • A compact, mirror-less and/ or a DLSR camera

  • A wide angle is useful for landscapes. A telephoto for wildlife

  • Memory Card(s): at least a 4 GB card, charged camera battery

  • Optional: polarizing filter, external flash unit, tripod, bean bag

  • Your travel itinerary and camera instruction book

time & location

10am to 6pm

10-18 Jacka Blvd, St Kilda

Meeting Point:
(Beachcomber Cafe, St Kilda Baths, St Kilda)

terms & conditions

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, or an 'act of God'. 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.

Course & 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.


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