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The Portrait Exposed, Sydney Photography Workshop × × × × × × ×
The Portrait Exposed, Sydney Photography Workshop

The Portrait Exposed, Sydney Photography Workshop

Create powerful and engaging images while exploring exciting and interesting locations around Sydney. The Portrait Exposed is an exciting and practical workshop where you learn to produce strong, emotive portraits using natural light.

HAVE YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO CAPTURE THAT GREAT PORTRAIT ?


In this workshop you’ll explore the fundamentals of portraiture and learn techniques to inspire your creativity. You’ll explore the variables of natural light and how to achieve a variety of styles and looks that suited to your subject.

A powerful portrait can challenge and enlighten. Whether you’re taking portraits of family and friends, for business or for exhibition, it’s important to understand the tools and qualities that make portraiture compelling and memorable.

We look at decision-making processes and the technical aspects of composition and lighting. We examine white balance and how use contrast to create mood and atmosphere. We explore bouncing and diffusing light in outdoor situations.

Working with a model is a great way to learn how to pose and communicate with your subject. We give you opportunities to gain confidence in directing and communicating your creative ideas. Mastering portraiture will enable you to capture that something special about your subject!


 WHAT YOU WILL LEARN


  • Portraiture and its various genres of specialities.
  • Equipment - what lenses work best for your specific shot ideas and what camera accessories to consider
  • Natural Light -understand the mechanics of light, how light falls and how to direct it in the most effective way on your subject.
  • Taking the controls - Looking at aperture and the importance of depth of field  and the dramatic effect it has on your final photograph. Looking at when to use shutter speeds and understanding the historgram.
  • Diffusing and bouncing light -master how to use reflectors and recognise best practice methods of diffusing light
  • Exposure how to shoot for highlight and shadow areas and how to exposure your image correctly
  • Directing your subject Learn about advanced creative composition and how to poise and communicate with your subject.
  • Location Decisions - Learn the importance of setting mood and creating atmosphere in your shot
  • Defining Ideas -how to work with a model and communicate your ideas through wardrop, hair and style


WORKSHOP FORMAT

Tutors: A professional photographer and a
photographer's assistant (depending on group size)

Class size: Minimum four; maximum 10

Time: 9 am to 2 pm on selected Saturdays.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop commences to ensure we start on time

Meeting point: Glebe but please note we can alter the location but we will advise you with plenty of time to prepare.

We meet at Caffeine Palace - 33 Glebe Point Road, Glebe. It's a few doors down from Badde Manors Cafe on the Parramatta Road end of Glebe point road.  The location is less than 5 minutes away from  Broadway Shopping centre and Sydney University where there are plenty of buses or 10 minutes walk from Central Station.  There is all day parking at Paramatta Road outside the university.

After a discussion about portraiture and light, we’ll head to various locations around Glebe and Sydney University for practical learning.


What should I bring?

  • a digital SLR camera o rcompact camera with manual settings and a built-in flash
  • a cleaning cloth
  • at least one extra memory card
  • at least one set of spare batteries —make sure they’re fully charged
  • your camera manual
  • camera bag
  • water bottle and snacks
  • comfortable walking shoes 
  • sunscreen and hat
  • comfortable clothing; check the weather forecast!

 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Detailed Aperture Club course notes will be emailed to you on completion of each workshop.

Camera kits are available for $75 per workshop if you want to experiment using a professional DSLR camera. Kits include a camera, lens and other equipment (flash/tripod) appropriate to the particular tutorial. Kits are limited, so make sure you reserve one when you confirm your workshop. 

Workshops do not include drinks, meals/snacks, public transport or parking.

 

WEATHER:

If it looks as if the weather will be unsuitable on the day, we’ll contact you early in the morning. In the event of cancellation, you can select an alternative workshop date. 

 

We look forward to meeting you soon. 

The Aperture Club Team —

Sharon Hickey: 0411 370 577

Email: info@theapertureclub.com.au

  • Duration : 5 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $225.00

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Camera Essentials, Sydney Photography Adventure × × × × × × ×
Camera Essentials, Sydney Photography Adventure

Camera Essentials, Sydney Photography Adventure

Do you yearn to experiment with photography, to learn how your camera really works? Take control of your photography and start having fun. This workshop will lift the lid on the mystery of photography and set your creativity free.

Modern digital cameras offer a daunting array of functions and possibilities. We won’t bombard you with loads of facts and technical information; we’re photographers ourselves, and we prefer a hands-on approach.

This workshop is based in the field, not in the studio, so we’ll be able to combine a little theory with lots of practical demonstrations and group exercises.

The journey begins with understanding your camera and learning how to navigate the controls and functions. You’ll learn about aperture, shutter speed, how to select the right lens and how to use it to create spectacular images. We’ll show you simple composition techniques to improve your photographs.

Then we’ll look at colour balance and how to produce different moods using the direction of light. We explain about ‘quality of light’ and how to use it to create mood and emotion. 

You’ll see results by the end of the workshop, and will finish your first tutorial with confidence about how to handle camera to create images that go beyond the snapshot. 


What does the workshop cover?

  • introduction to your camera
  • essential equipment
  • selecting the right lens
  • aperture settings
  • shutter speed settings
  • ISO settings
  • colour balance
  • manual mode settings
  • composition rules and tips
  • learning to see with a photographer’s eye
  • light — the main ingredient, and how it works


What should I bring?

  • a digital SLR camera or compact camera with manual settings and a built-in flash. You can also bring a smartphone with appropriate apps to control settings. Please make sure you also bring the user’s manual
  • a lens hood if you have one
  • a cleaning cloth
  • at least one empty memory card
  • at least one set of spare batteries —make sure they’re fully charged
  • your camera manual
  • camera bag
  • water bottle and snacks
  • comfortable walking shoes 
  • sunscreen and hat
  • comfortable clothing; check the weather forecast!


What not to bring?

Do not bring a tripod - we won't be needing this and you will end up carrying it for 4 hrs!


About the workshop:

Tutors: a professional photographer
and a photographer’s assistant (subject to group size)

Class size: minimum 4; maximum 10

Time: 9 am to 1 on selected Sundays. Please arrive 15 minutes early so we can start the workshop on time

Meeting point: The City Extra Café opposite Wharf 4, Circular Quay


FURTHER INFORMATION

Detailed Aperture Club course notes will be emailed to you on completion of each workshop. 

Camera kits are available for $75 per workshop if you want to experiment using a professional DSLR camera. Kits include a camera, lens and other equipment (flash/tripod) appropriate to the particular tutorial. Kits are limited, so make sure you reserve one when you confirm your workshop. 

Workshops do not include drinks, meals/snacks, public transport or parking


Weather:

If it looks as if the weather will be unsuitable on the day, we’ll contact you early in the morning. In the event of cancellation, you can select an alternative workshop date. 

 

We look forward to meeting you soon. 

The Aperture Club Team —

Sharon Hickey: 0411 370 577

Email: info@theapertureclub.com.au

  • Duration : 4 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $145.00

Enter Number of Participants *

Choose a Time *

Master Manual Mode, Sydney Photography Workshop × × × × × × ×
Master Manual Mode, Sydney Photography Workshop

Master Manual Mode, Sydney Photography Workshop

The second workshop in The Aperture Club’s comprehensive Fundamentals of Photography course will expand your understanding of manual mode and explain the relationship between aperture, shutter and ISO. Plus, it’ll be fun!

Mastering Manual Mode is the next step in taking control of your camera so you can make informed decisions about your photography’s style and direction.

We’ll look at white balance metering and exposure compensation; how depth of field and understanding light can balance technical mastery with creative mindfulness; and we will explore methods professional photographers use to make informed creative decisions. 

You’ll learn how professionals create expressive images, and practise using the characteristics of light to create mood and emotion in your final images. 

You’ll come away with wonderful new skills that boost your technical and creative confidence.


What does the workshop cover?

  • exposure — shutter speed, aperture and ISO 
  • your camera’s metering system 
  • focus lock and focusing techniques
  • white balance
  • easy shortcuts to manual settings
  • observing the quality and direction of light
  • composition and the point of interest
  • understanding depth of field
  • using live view for composition
  • how using manual mode can ignite your imagination
NB: A tripod for this workshop is not necessary


Workshop format:

Tutors: A professional
photographer and a photographer's assistant (depending on group size)

Class size: Minimum 4; maximum 10

Time: 9 am to 1 pm on selected Sundays. Please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop commences to ensure we start on time

Meeting point:  Rustic Charm Cafe, 2/102 Alfred Street, Milsons Point


What should I bring?

  • a digital SLR camera or compact camera with manual settings. Please make sure you also bring the user’s manual
  • a lens hood if you have one
  • a cleaning cloth
  • at least one empty memory card
  • at least one set of spare batteries —make sure they’re fully charged
  • your camera manual
  • camera bag
  • water bottle and snacks
  • comfortable walking shoes 
  • sunscreen and hat
  • comfortable clothing; check the weather forecast!

  

FURTHER INFORMATION

Detailed Aperture Club course notes will be emailed to you on completion of each workshop.

Camera kits are available for $75 per workshop if you want to experiment using a professional DSLR camera. Kits include a camera, lens and other equipment (flash/tripod) appropriate to the particular tutorial. Kits are limited, so make sure you reserve one when you confirm your workshop. 

Workshops do not include drinks, meals/snacks, public transport or parking.


Weather:

If it looks as if the weather will be unsuitable on the day, we’ll contact you early in the morning. In the event of cancellation, you can select an alternative workshop date. 


We look forward to meeting you soon. 

The Aperture Club Team —

Sharon Hickey: 0411 370 577

Email: info@theapertureclub.com.au

  • Duration : 4 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $145.00

Enter Number of Participants *

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Focus on Flash, Sydney Photography Workshop × × × × × × ×
Focus on Flash, Sydney Photography Workshop

Focus on Flash, Sydney Photography Workshop

Light is vital to creating an image; understanding how to use your flash will enable you to control light to create flattering images and to improve your indoor, portraiture and social and family event photography.

The modern flash unit is a sophisticated and very creative tool that will help you create flattering photographs of people and still life. After a brief introduction in the cafe we’ll set off to various locations around Glebe and Sydney Uni, where we familiarise ourselves with the flash unit and experiment with its functions and features.

To demonstrate the principles of using flash we’ll use still-life objects and a model to practise essential techniques such as fill-flash, direct flash and bounce flash, ‘rear curtain sync’ and ‘multi-flash’ techniques. 

You’ll learn how to observe the characteristics of light to create mood and emotion in your image, and you’ll come away with wonderful new skills that enhance your images and take your enjoyment of photography to a new level.


What does the workshop cover?

  • overview of composition and shutter speed
  • the flash menu
  • observing the quality and direction of light
  • key flash techniques
  • creative flash features
  • how to create flattering images of people and still life objects
  • how to create beautiful images in low light
  • overriding auto flash 


Workshop format:

Tutors: A professional photographer and a photographer's assistant (subject to group size).

Class size: minimum four; maximum 10

Time: 9 am to 1 pm on selected Sundays. Please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop to ensure we start on time

Meeting point:: Please meet at Caffeine Palace 33 Glebe Point Rd Glebe. 

The Cafe is on the Broadway end of Glebe Pt Rd, as you enter from Parramatta Road. 

Transport: Buses run continually  along Parramatta Rd, from Central Station and from Western Sydney. Unlimited free parking is available on Parramatta rd outside The University of Sydney and is a short walk to Glebe point Rd.

What should I bring?

  • a digital SLR camera and an external flash (speed lite). Please make sure you also bring the user’s manual 
  • a lens hood if you have one
  • a cleaning cloth
  • at least one empty memory card
  • at least one set of spare batteries —make sure they’re fully charged
  • your camera manual
  • camera bag
  • water bottle and snacks
  • comfortable walking shoes 
  • sunscreen and hat
  • comfortable clothing; check the weather forecast!

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Detailed Aperture Club course notes will be emailed to you on completion of each workshop.

Camera kits are available for $75 per workshop if you want to experiment using a professional DSLR camera. Kits include a camera, lens and other equipment (flash/tripod) appropriate to the particular tutorial. Kits are limited, so make sure you reserve one when you confirm your workshop. 

Workshops do not include drinks, meals/snacks, public transport or parking


Weather:

If it looks as if the weather will be unsuitable on the day, we’ll contact you early in the morning. In the event of cancellation, you can select an alternative workshop date. 


We look forward to meeting you soon. 

The Aperture Club Team —

Sharon Hickey: 0411 370 577

Email: info@theapertureclub.com.au    

  • Duration : 4 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $145.00

Enter Number of Participants *

Choose a Time *

Fundamentals of Photography, Sydney × × × × × × ×
Fundamentals of Photography, Sydney

Fundamentals of Photography, Sydney

Our most comprehensive digital photography course for beginners who want to fully embrace the fascinating world of photography. Commit to 3x 4 hr courses - Camera Essentials, Mastering Manual Mode and Focus on Flash to receive 20% discount.

Let your personal creative journey begin. 

The Fundamentals of Photography package has been designed to allow beginners, travellers, new parents and recently retired members of our community to cost effectively attend the 3 essential photographic workshops listed below. You will save up to 20% on the individual workshop components.

In our first workshop Camera Essentials - we re-introduce you to your camera and explain camera handling, menu navigation, good habits, basic composition and many tips/tricks. You’ll gain confidence in handling your camera so you can shoot creative images using composition, easy techniques and simple effects rather than relying on auto mode.

Master Manual Mode is the next step in taking control of your camera, allowing you to make informed decisions on the style and direction you want your photograph to take. This workshop is designed so you come to understand the relationship between Shutter speed, Aperture and ISO. We explore and experiment and build our understanding of Manual photography in easy steps. 

Focus on Flash;  Our third workshop Focus on Flash introduces you to the importance of flash photography, enabling you to capture flattering images of family and friends at social events indoors, at night and even outdoors in bright sun.Not only will you be amazed how easy it is to create outstanding photography, you will change the way you take photos.

You’ll learn in the field in a small group (4 to 10 students) with two professional photographers available to give you that extra one-on-one focus and attention.

Fundamentals of Photography will set you up for a lifetime of creative expression with your camera.


Course Format:

TUTORS: A professional photographer and a photographer's assistant (subject to group size).

CLASS SIZE: Minimum 4 / Maximum 10

DAY OF OPERATION: Selected Sundays

TIME: 9 am to 1 pm over three
consecutive Sundays. Please arrive 15 minutes before each tutorial to
ensure we start on time

 

LOCATION

Week 1           City Extra Café opposite Wharf 4, Circular Quay

Week 2           Outside the Lounge Bar, 70 Alfred St, Milsons Point (on the Lavender Bay side of Milsons Point Train Station)

Week 3           35 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

 

Week 1

CAMERA ESSENTIALS 

Modern digital cameras offer a daunting array of functions and possibilities. We won’t bombard you with loads of facts and technical information; we’re photographers ourselves, and we prefer a hands-on approach. 

This workshop is based in the field, not in the studio, so we’ll be able to combine a little theory with lots of practical demonstrations and group exercises.

The journey begins with understanding your camera and learning how to navigate the controls and functions. You’ll learn about aperture, shutter speed, how to select the right lens and how to use it to create spectacular images. We’ll show you simple composition techniques to improve your photographs.

Then we’ll look at colour balance and how to produce different moods using the direction of light. We explain about ‘quality of light’ and how to use it to create mood and emotion. 

You’ll see results by the end of the workshop, and will finish your first tutorial with confidence about how to handle camera to create images that go beyond the snapshot.



What should I bring?

  • a digital SLR camera or compact camera with manual settings and a built-in flash. You can also bring a smartphone with appropriate apps to control settings. Please make sure you also bring the user’s manual
  • a lens hood if you have one
  • a cleaning cloth
  • at least one empty memory card
  • at least one set of spare batteries —make sure they’re fully charged
  • your camera manual
  • camera bag
  • water bottle and snacks
  • comfortable walking shoes 
  • sunscreen and hat
  • comfortable clothing; check the weather forecast!

 

What does the workshop cover?

  • introduction to your camera
  • essential equipment
  • selecting the right lens
  • aperture settings
  • shutter speed settings
  • ISO settings
  • colour balance
  • manual mode settings
  • composition rules and tips
  • learning to see with a photographer’s eye
  • light — the main ingredient, and how it works

 

Week 2

MASTER MANUAL MODE 

Learning to master your camera’s manual mode is a continuous process for every photographer. This workshop begins by reinforcing the core aspects of manual mode — shutter speed, aperture and ISO. While some shooting modes automate what the camera ‘sees’, others put the photographer in control… and that’s where it gets exciting.  We’ll look at white balance metering and exposure compensation; how depth of field and understanding light can balance technical mastery with creative mindfulness; and explore methods professional photographers use to make informed creative decisions.

You’ll learn how professionals create expressive images, and practise using the characteristics of light to create mood and emotion in your final images. 

You’ll come away with wonderful new skills that boost your technical and creative confidence.


What should I bring?

See Week 1 for details; please bring the same gear and personal items — plus a tripod if you have one

 

What does the workshop cover?

  • exposure — shutter speed, aperture and ISO 
  • your camera’s metering system 
  • focus lock and focusing techniques
  • white balance
  • easy shortcuts to manual settings
  • observing the quality and direction of light
  • composition and the point of interest
  • understanding depth of field
  • tripods and hand-held camera technics
  • using live view for composition
  • how using manual mode can ignite your imagination

 

Week 3

FOCUS ON FLASH

The modern flash unit (speedlight) is a sophisticated and very creative tool that will help you create flattering photographs of people and still lifes. After a brief introduction in the studio
we’ll set off through the laneways of Chippendale to the courtyard of Central Park while we familiarise ourselves with the flash unit and experiment with its functions and features.

To demonstrate the principles of using flash we’ll use still-life objects and each other to practise essential techniques such as fill-flash, direct flash and bounce flash, ‘rear curtain sync’ and ‘multi-flash’ techniques. 

You’ll learn how to observe the characteristics of light to create mood and emotion in your image, and you’ll come away with wonderful new skills that enhance your images and take your enjoyment of photography to a new level.


What should I bring?

See Week 1 for details; please bring the same gear and personal items


What does the workshop cover?

  • overview of composition and shutter speed
  • the flash menu
  • observing the quality and direction of light
  • key flash techniques
  • creative flash features of the
  • how to create flattering images of people and still life objects
  • how to create beautiful images in low light
  • overriding auto flash


FURTHER INFORMATION

Detailed Aperture Club course notes will be emailed to you on completion of each workshop.

Camera kits are available for $75 per workshop if you want to experiment using a professional DSLR camera. Kits include a
camera, lens and other equipment (flash/tripod) appropriate to the particular tutorial. Kits are limited, so make sure you reserve one when you confirm your workshop. 

Workshops do not include drinks, meals/snacks, public transport or parking


Weather:

If it looks as if the weather will be unsuitable on the day, we’ll contact you early in the morning. In the event of cancellation, you can select an alternative workshop date. 


Other Aperture Club products:

These workshops, events and tours are designed to progress the skills you’ve learned.

The Portrait Exposed (5 hours)

Street Photography: The Poetic Witness (5 hours)

Street Photography: The Urban Observer (5 hours)

Discover Sydney Photo Safari (4 hours)

 

We look forward to meeting you soon. 

The Aperture Club Team —

Sharon Hickey: 0411 370 577

Email: info@theapertureclub.com.au

  • Duration : 12 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $345.00

Enter Number of Participants *

Choose a Time *

Sydney Street Photography Adventure, CBD (The Urban Observer) × × × × × × ×
Sydney Street Photography Adventure, CBD (The Urban Observer)

Sydney Street Photography Adventure, CBD (The Urban Observer)

Sydney is known for its iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House, but beyond the icons there’s a diversity of people and a vibrant street culture. Downtown Sydney is perfect for street photography

Please be aware if a festival or interesting  Sydney event is happening nearby and we believe it to be a unique photographic experience we can change the location of this workshop ! We will advise you prior to the workshop date on where to meet.

Street Photography

People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to ‘see’ interesting detail is a practiced skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer’s eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the workshop is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We begin the workshop with an introduction and a morning coffee. We then explore the busy and colourful Town Hall and St Andrews Square area as it comes to life. We delve into the urban landscape that unfolds as cafes open and people start to fill the city streets. There are heritage arcades, laneways and eclectic speciality stores plus unique spaces with iconic images to capture. We’ll break for lunch to debrief: a great opportunity to exchange stories and to ask questions.

Our focus then shifts refining the morning’s experience, with your experienced tutor/s enhancing your techniques with one on-one coaching. 

By the end of this unique workshop, you’ll have photographed an exciting visual story of the city’s of Sydney’s unique culture and its community.

What story will you tell?    

Workshop format:

Tutors: A professional photographer and a photographer's assistant (depending on group size)

Class size: Minimum 4; maximum 10

Time: 9 am to 2 pm on selected Sundays. Please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop commences to ensure we start on time

Meeting point: Parisi Café: street level, southern entrance of Queen Victoria Building, opposite Sydney Town Hall. We finish at 2 pm close to our starting place. 

What should I bring?

  • a digital SLR camera or compact camera with manual settings and a built-in flash
  • a cleaning cloth
  • at least one extra memory card
  • at least one set of spare batteries —make sure they’re fully charged
  • your camera manual
  • camera bag
  • water bottle and snacks
  • comfortable walking shoes 
  • sunscreen and hat
  • comfortable, inconspicuous clothing; check the weather forecast!

What does the workshop cover?

  • sharpening your powers of observation
  • identifying points of interest
  • composition

  • the quality and properties of light
  • street awareness and etiquette; working inconspicuously
  • candid photography techniques

  • predicting and capturing a great moment
  • how to approach people and request a portrait

FURTHER
INFORMATION

Detailed Aperture Club course notes will be emailed to you on completion of each workshop.

Camera kits are available for $75 per workshop if you want to experiment using a professional
DSLR camera. Kits include a camera, lens and other equipment (flash/tripod) appropriate to the particular tutorial. Kits are limited, so make sure you reserve one when you confirm your workshop. 

Workshops do not include drinks, meals/snacks, public transport or parking.

Weather:

If it looks as if the weather will be unsuitable on the day, we’ll contact you early in the morning. In the event of cancellation, you can select an alternative workshop date. 


We look forward to meeting you soon. 

The Aperture Club
Team —

Sharon Hickey: 0411 370 577

Email: info@theapertureclub.com.au

  • Duration : 5 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $185.00

Enter Number of Participants *

Choose a Time *

The Art of Macro - Sydney Photography Workshop × × × × × × ×
The Art of Macro - Sydney Photography Workshop

The Art of Macro - Sydney Photography Workshop

Take your lens into the world of up close and personal. We show you how to bring brilliant textures, colours and shapes into the frame from a completely different perspective. This starts in a secret place in the Royal Botanical Gardens...

DO YOU HAVE A FASCINATION WITH ALL THINGS SMALL AND WONDERFUL?

Begin the journey to being a Macro and Close Up specialist.  Looking through a macro lens brings you up close to a whole new world of colours, textures and shapes.  The canvas is limitless. 

The emphasis of this workshop is on how to use your macro and close up lenses and understand the power of light and its important role in capturing and altering depth of field within a very small window of this micro world. 

Our team of experts will help you create images which are really larger than life. You will develop your technical knowledge and hone in on your creative self to capture unique and captivating photographs of a truly professional standard.

Whether you are beginning your journey with macro or want to gain further knowledge in this area, The Art of Macro will motivate and inspire you to a new level. This intensive workshop is designed for all levels of photography.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Macro explained - understand the difference between macro and close up photography.
  • Magnification - understand depth ratios and life size measurements.
  • Equipment - learn what lenses and macro accessories are available and how to use them.
  • Lighting -explore macro lighting techniques with the use of reflectors, shapers and diffusers. Learn how to work with harsh sunlight and shadows. 
  • Light ­-  learn and practise how various natural light (directional, diffused and backlit) will impact your subject.
  • Camera Settings – master hand on techniques in manual and semi-manual modes including depth of field variability
  • Composition - look at common mistakes made in composing a photo. For example – how a displaced shape will ultimately ruin a once in a lifetime image. Get creative by using unusual angles and leading lines.


WORKSHOP FORMAT

Tutors: A professional photographer and a photographer's assistant (depending on group size)

Class size: Minimum four; maximum 10

Time: 9am - 1pm  May - Sept 

2pm - 6pm Oct - April (Daylight Saving)


Please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop commences to ensure we start on time

Meeting point: Steps of the Art Gallery of NSW


WHAT SHOULD WE BRING?

  • A digital SLR camera or compact camera with manual settings and a built in flash.
  • A cleaning cloth
  • At least one extra memory card
  • At least one spare set of batteries - make sure they are fully charged
  • Your camera manual
  • Camera bag
  • Water bottle and snacks


FURTHER INFORMATION

Detailed Aperture Club course notes will be emailed to you on completion of each workshop.

Camera kits are available for $75 per workshop if you would like to experiment using a professional DSLR camera. Kits include a camera, lens and other equipment (flash/tripod) appropriate to the particular tutorial. Kits are limited, so make sure you reserve one when you confirm your workshop.


WEATHER

If it looks as if the weather will be unsuitable on the day, we'll contact you early in the morning. In the event of cancellation, you can select an alternative workshop date.

We look forward to seeing you soon.


Sharon and The Aperture Club Team

Sharon Hickey: 0411 370577

Email: sharon@theapertureclub.com.au


  • Duration : 4 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $185.00

Enter Number of Participants *

Choose a Time *

Sydney Street Photography Adventure, Newtown (The Poetic Witness) Book Now Available × × × × × ×
Sydney Street Photography Adventure, Newtown (The Poetic Witness)

Sydney Street Photography Adventure, Newtown (The Poetic Witness)

Street photography is a form of art photography that features the human condition in public places — including places without people but with a human character or aesthetic.

Street Photography

Whether you want to document a historic event or capture the spirit of a city while you’re travelling, this popular Aperture Club adventure will teach you to photograph people, objects, architecture, street art, events, festivals and more. 

Newtown is known for its diversity, thriving street culture and street art. It’s perfect for street photography: people, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, pets, historic buildings and unexpected surprises along the way!

We begin the workshop at Café Newtown, then explore the urban landscape that unfolds as markets set up, cafes open and people fill the streets. Our adventure takes us past antique shops, eclectic speciality stores and spaces heavy with street art in search of inspiration and creativity.

We’ll break for lunch to debrief: a great opportunity to exchange stories and to ask questions. Our focus then shifts refining the morning’s experience, with your experienced tutor/s enhancing your techniques with one-on-one coaching. 

By the end of this unique workshop, you’ll have photographed a charming visual story of one of Sydney’s most iconic communities … and you’ll have learned sharp observation, quick reflexes and people skills to help you create high-impact images you’ll be proud of.


What’s Covered:

  • How to improve your power of observation 
  • How to identify your ‘points of interest’
  • Composition
  • Quality and properties of light
  • Street awareness and etiquette 
  • Candid photography techniques
  • How to predict and time a great moment
  • Approaching people and requesting a portrait 
  • How to be inconspicuous 
  • Choice of camera equipment 


Workshop format:

Tutors: a professional photographer and a photographer’s assistant (subject to group size)

Class size: minimum four; maximum 10

Time: 9 am to 2 pm on selected Saturdays. Please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop to ensure we start on time.

Meeting point: Cafe Newtown, 329 King Street, Newtown (corner of King Street and Enmore Road, opposite Newtown Station)

Getting there: Public transport: easy access from Newtown Station, and a variety of buses from the city.

Private transport: parking available at Dendy Cinema, 261 King Street; entry via Lennox St. Maximum
fee $12. Phone 1800 PARKING (1800 727 5464)


What should I bring?

  • a digital SLR camera or compact camera with manual settings and a built-in flash. Please make sure you also bring the user’s manual
  • a lens hood if you have one
  • a cleaning cloth
  • at least one empty memory card
  • at least one set of spare batteries —make sure they’re fully charged
  • your camera manual
  • camera bag
  • water bottle and snacks
  • comfortable walking shoes 
  • sunscreen and hat
  • comfortable, inconspicuous clothing; check the weather forecast!

What will I learn?

The Poetic Witness street photography adventure will help you sharpen your
powers of observation, improving your candid photography, teaching you how to
predict and capture moments without being noticed and how to tell stories with
photography. You’ll also build confidence in meeting and photographing new
people.


Further information

Detailed Aperture Club course notes will be emailed to you on completion of each workshop.

Camera kits are available for $75 per workshop if you want to experiment using a professional DSLR camera. Kits include a camera, lens and other equipment (flash/tripod) appropriate to the particular tutorial. Kits are limited, so make sure you reserve one when you confirm your workshop. 

Workshops do not include drinks, meals/snacks, public transport or parking


Weather:

If it looks as if the weather will be unsuitable on the day, we’ll contact you early in the morning. In the event of cancellation, you can select an alternative workshop date. 


We look forward to welcoming you to our next street photography workshop!

The Aperture Club Team —

Sharon Hickey: 0411 370 577

Email: info@theapertureclub.com.au

  • Duration : 5 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $185.00

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