'Best of Melbourne' Photography Course

Melbourne   |   15 hours  |   Suits all levels
  • Capture the best angles of Melbourne & Yarra Valley
  • Advanced masterclass workshops to a brief
  • Twilight photography techniques in South Bank
  • Street life of Melbourne's CBD and back alleys
  • Landscapes and nature in the Yarra Valley wineries
  • Small groups, sociable, the perfect gift
  • Detailed notes, post course photo critique

Cost: $495 | 25, 26 July '20

Photographing 'cosmopolitan' Melbourne in the CBD, 'lifestyle' Melbourne with action galore along the Yarra River and 'nature' Melbourne at St Kilda and the Yarra Valley with custom workshops throughout. Melbourne has a seductive, avant-garde European style lifestyle, exciting events and great natural beauty.
Get the best results from your digital camera. This popular 2 day course takes in the best locations and encapsulates the vibrancy and sophistication of Melbourne and the Yarra Valley with an emphasis on fashion, wine and food photography. Our program includes workshops on lighting, composition, landscapes, street scenes, architecture, portraiture, nature, macro, motion and shooting flora and fauna.

Melbourne boasts great events, a passion for food and wine and a fabulous arts scene. Known as a style-setter, Melbourne is home to a non-stop program of festivals, renowned dining, major art exhibitions and musical extravaganzas. Melbourne is notable for its mix of Victorian and contemporary architecture, its tram network, Victorian parks and gardens.

On the second day we head east for the rolling hills, beautiful wineries and great food of the famous Yarra Valley. The Yarra Valley is now the home to over 40 wineries and a multitude of shops and cafes. Sample the wines of some of the famous and also lesser known boutique wineries along with samples of local cheeses and homemade pasta. We finish our tour with a scenic drive back to Melbourne through the Dandenong's.

Highlights include St Kilda’s Pier, the back alleys around Collin St, lifestyle photography on the Yarra River, twilight shots over Federation Square, wine tasting in the Yarra valley, Yering Estate, the Yarra Valley Dairy, Train Traks, Chandon, Coldstream and much more.

course dates & course bookings

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

Course/Workshop Enrolment form

learn about

  • Complete understanding of your DLSR, compact or film camera functions

  • Composition, light, viewpoint, angles, lens perspective

  • Aperture, shutter speed, depth of field, ISO setting, white balance, exposure compensation

  • Portraiture, landscapes, macro, reportage, still life, action, motion, architecture

  • Nature, flowers and photographing the Melbourne Botanical Gardens

  • Late afternoon, twilight shots from Melbourne Casino

  • Shots of locals / Degraves, Hosier Lane, Federation Square, Yarra Glen

  • Demonstrating perspective control on Flinders St Station & St Andrew's Cathedral

course requirements

  • DLSR, mirror-less or compact camera

  • No previous photography experience is needed

  • At least a 4GB memory card, charged battery & charger

  • Food, beverages and items of a personal nature NOT included

  • Be able to walk 3-4km per day

time & location

10am to 6pm

10-18 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda

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

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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