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Cameras don't have to be confusing! Learn how to take your photos to the next level with this Photography Class for Beginners Time: 9am-12pm
Duration: 3 hours
Location: Queen Street Mall
• The exact meeting point is sent in the booking confirmation email

Looking to improve your photography? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. This 3 hour session is a photo walk that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, and transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots.

The class is ideal for those who are complete beginners who want to get more out of their camera!

Taught by professional photographer Francis, the class will cover a range of technical aspects and you'll learn about:
• How to correctly expose photos
• Using composition techniques
• All about different focal lengths
• Using white balance and colour
• Aperture and depth of field for focus
• Using shutter speed to capture action

This is a very hands-on class, so you’ll have plenty of time to practise your new skills on the day and take lots of shots!

What to bring?
A DSLR camera, or a camera with manual mode is preferable, but you may bring any kind of camera (with detachable or built-in lens). Please also be sure to bring plenty of memory cards and fully charged batteries - we'll be taking lots of photos! There will be a substantial amount of hands-on activity on the day, so please wear comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella should the weather call for it.

What's involved?
The three hour session will start with an introduction, before a series of mini challenges to help you get to grips with using your camera's settings. Class sizes are kept small (max 6 people) so each participant will have a chance to interact with the professional photographer on a one-to-one basis.

Your experience doesn’t stop once the class ends - you can share your photos on the Brisbane Photography Facebook Group and there's also a Beginner Photographers Facebook group where members can exchange photography tips, ask questions, receive constructive criticism on photos and discuss upcoming events.

More photography classes:
Night Photography Class | Smartphone Photography Class | Photography Class for Teenagers | Fortnightly Photo Group

We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you're sick.
Keep 1.5 metres away from others.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitiser.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a flexed elbow or a tissue; if you use a tissue, dispose of it immediately and appropriately.
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Refund Policy: 5 days notice required for a full refund. Re-scheduling requires 2 days notice. In the case of bad weather (heavy rain) the class may be cancelled and you'll be given the option of rescheduling or a refund. If you need to reschedule or refund your booking, then please contact the office using the form here . Your instructor is NOT able to refund or reschedule your booking for you.
Brisbane Photography Class for Beginners
Image by Francis Keating
Image by Francis Keating
Image by Francis Keating
4.7/5 from 65 reviews
Very informative. Great instruction and answered all the dumb questions. Learnt so much. Probably would have liked to take many more photos, just wanted to have more examples so I solidified the training
5/5 by Alicia Johnston
Francis was very helpful and his explanations of theory very clear and understandable. Enjoyed the morning very much.
5/5 by Christine Fenwick
Francis was very helpful and his explanations of theory very clear and understandable. Enjoyed the morning very much.
5/5 by Christine Fenwick
I thought this was a great introduction! The beauty of having thendigital camera is seeing the results straight away so you could learn to adjust and correct as you go. Have some valuable notes from the session as well.
5/5 by Narelle Vella
Francis is an excellent tutor. I learned so much about my camera I was not confident in using before the class. No holding back now!
5/5 by Caroline Farr

5/5 by Carol Prance
It was excellent. A small group so information was easy to comprehend.
5/5 by Cheryl Donkersloot
Brilliant. Helpful with lots of basics and practical outcomes in a short time frame.
5/5 by Angela Edmonds

5/5 by Jessica Chant
Francis explained things clearly and pointed out features & functions on my camera I didn't know existed. This will definitely improve my photography. Highly recommend the course.
5/5 by Andrew Anderson
Great to learn different aspects and taking different types of photos. Francis was very patient and informative.
5/5 by Allison Steer
What a morning, firstly Francis is AMAZING. His teaching style really made it easy to follow and for my daughter and myself to learn how to use our cameras in manual mode. Francis is kind, knowledgeable and I must say incredibly patient. To say it was a morning I will never forget feels like an understatement. When Franics showed us how to capture the waterfall at Southbank and I got an image that I thought was well beyond my skill level I was amazed and delighted. I would recommend Francis and this course to everyone who wants to learn how to use their cameras in manual mode. Thank you to Photoh and Franics for this amazing morning.
5/5 by Izabelle Henderson
I thought this class was absolutely great. Francis was a fantastic teacher, he explained everything in terms I could understand and showed me how to change things on my camera to change the look of my image. I learnt a lot from him and would do it again. Thanks for all your knowledge Francis
5/5 by Chloe Doran
It was a nice small class, we all had old cameras however Francis was so patient and helpful finding the the right settings to use. Great class for beginners to get started.
5/5 by Tahaila van Kleef
Very interesting.
4/5 by Blas Martinez
Really enjoyed this informal course. Francis was very knowledgeable and it was fun. Show us how to use the camera and was excellent in explaining the terms to get the best out of our cameras. He was not familiar with my model, but he was able to explain the differences without any problem.
5/5 by Gillian Di Corleto
A true beginners’ course. Excellent
4/5 by Bec Doyle
For my course I had Francis for my instructor and he was amazing showed me everything thing from slow shutter speed fast shutter speed how to work with light was a really good course
5/5 by Rueben Baker
Good tips for a beginner photographer. Host was knowledgeable and helpful.
5/5 by rayvathi
Great learning experience plenty of one on one instruction
5/5 by Ann frizelle
Francis was very helpful with spending time individually with everyone and showing and talking about everyone's cameras so we all walked away more time as there was a lot to absorb otherwise very happy with what I know now more than less
5/5 by Kristina popov
In a small amount of time we gained a significant amount of information..now to practice.
5/5 by Susan Nolan
Today was a very interesting, informative and helpful photography workshop. Francis provided excellent, clear information and instruction which was easy to follow and is to be commended for the way he conducted the course. He clearly explained the principles of taking photos and provided a variety of opportunities to demonstrate our understanding of these. I was lucky enough to be one of only 2 so it was very close to being a private lesson.
5/5 by Sue Clarke
It was very helpful and informative and because of the very small group, questions that participants had were able to be addressed. I would highly recommend this course.
5/5 by Ann Cullen
Very informative beginners course on the use of manual settings in a camera. Enjoyed the practical application as well.
5/5 by Mary-Ann Robertson
Very good, the instructor Francis was very thorough and explained things well. For me I think I need more one to one but I came away learning a few things so that was awesome. Thank you
4/5 by Emma Hemsley
Our instructor Francis, was very good in explaining in simple terms the basics of using our cameras. The course was well structured and a great introduction to the basics of aperature, shutter, focal length and much more. The time went really quick.
5/5 by John Hay
Great for beginners who know nothing about their DSLR camera. Tutor Francis Keating was very knowledgeable and a great teacher. It left me wanting more...
5/5 by Jenny Crook
Francis Keating; the instructor, was a great teacher. He was patient and always there to help. The group of ladies all made it fun! A very good morning in Brisbane - would love to do more classes! THANK YOU Francis - I now don't feel so afraid to take my camera off of Auto!
4/5 by Rosemary Featherstone
It was very informative, and helped me get to no my camera very well.
4/5 by Michelle Partridge
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