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school holiday photography workshop (dslr)

Love creative photography? Come along to our June-July 2017 school holiday photography workshops and find out more about the creative aspects of photography (with just enough of the technical to ensure you know how to get the shots you want). You'll also get a print of your best photo of the day.

This workshop is for dslr photographers. (click here to see our workshop for phone photographers)


$95     9.00am - 3.00pm     pdf notes included

Ages 12+

Click here to book 28 June, 2017


We begin the workshop with a brief (but not boring, we promise!) introduction to the technical side of photography -  f-stops, shutter speeds, ISO, metering, colour temperatures and anything else we can squeeze in. You will learn which camera settings work for which shooting situations.

Then we cover the artistic side of image-making. We introduce the concepts of perception and sight, creative composition, story-telling and narrative, and elements of design such as line, colour and balance - with the emphasis on having lots of fun.

The day wraps with an intro to editing and printing and you will take home a print of your best photo from the day.

Skill level: suitable for all.

Equipment required: DSLR* with basic manual controls.

Brisbane Camera Hire have generously offered to supply at no charge as many cameras as they can for those children who want to learn DSLR photography but may not own their own camera yet. BCH are an avid supporter of the industry and we thank Susan and the BCH team for their support. If you require a camera please make a note in your booking form.


Info for parents: the studio will be open from 8.30am and you are welcome to come in and have a coffee with the fotografica tutors before the day starts. All fotografica tutors are registered Blue Card holders.

We ask that children byo lunch, snacks, water, sunscreen, hat, closed-in shoes (to be worn when shooting outdoors). There is a fridge onsite if needed. We will provide a light morning tea of biscuits, fruit and juice/water, please advise on the booking form if your child is gluten free.

Our venue does not have the space to accommodate parents who wish to stay for the workshop, except in special circumstances. 

Click here for allergy notices and safety responsibilities.

A number of the exercises in this workshop may be held outdoors. Please note that Studio 357 is an air-conditioned all-weather venue so if we are unable to shoot outside we have numerous opportunities to shoot inside.