Photography Courses & Workshops Summary

    Focus 10 Photography will inspire your digital SLR, mirror-less and compact camera photographic efforts, whatever your level of experience. For more than 24 years, Andrew and his team of photographic assistants has been helping photography enthusiasts master new techniques and improve their picture-taking skills by providing clear, direct information on a wide range of technical and creative topics.

    Lifestyle photography captures quirky, whimsical, luminous moments in life, requiring a sharp eye for detail. Our courses are broken down into specific photography workshops designed to stimulate and train the photographer's eye to spot the spontaneous moment, the playful fashion statement, the captive landscape which overwhelms, the telling glance and gesture. Evolving over the past 23 years, our wide range of lifestyle photographic courses offer a year-round source of experiential learning and creativity. Whether you join one of our beginner courses or a more intermediate level course, our courses take the budding photographer from the basics of camera function such as utilising aperture and shutter speeds, understanding exposure, focusing, file size options, white balance and ISO control into a fuller understanding of light and composition.

    Our serious amateur and advanced courses build on these sound foundations, all providing "hands on" opportunities, encouraging participants to create work that truly bears their signature, to make images that flow from their hearts and souls as well as their eyes. Courses such as our wedding, real estate, new Mastering real estate and architecture online photography course, fashion / glamour, portraiture, studio and Abode Lightroom 5/6 give you the skills set to pursue either a part or full time career in photography or just a solid platform for the many serious amateur photographers who just love photography and want to get better at it.

    Advanced Photography Course

    Designed to impart a high level of proficiency to the serious amateur photographer or to someone considering a career in photography. This course teaches you the skills set to shoot at a professional level. You will develop your expertise in shooting catalogue, magazine and book style cameo and macro images, quality studio and outdoor portraiture and fine arts photography. This course is held in the delightful Yarra Valley with great wines, beautiful landscapes and lots of shooting variety.

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    Travel Photography Course | Melbourne (1 day)

    This course is a great 'all rounder' for beginners to intermediate and advanced level photographers in a 'hands on' outdoor environment. The ideal course if you are travelling anywhere in the world and want to pick up tips on everything from wildlife to landscapes. We profile some of the world's most exciting photographic destinations including Myanmar, Tanzania, Bali, Mongolia, Antarctica, Himalyas, Argentina, South Africa and 52 other countries your instructor has personally photographed.

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    Portrait Photography Course

    From candid to formal, develop your portrait shooting style and technique. For the serious amateur. Small groups, on location with models. Learn to recognize the quality and direction of the light, to implement creative composition, to understand poses, backdrops, lens perspective, colour cast, to come up with new ideas, angles and viewpoints. This a a great course to hone your portrait skills with a masterclass instructor.

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    'Best of Melbourne' Photography Course

    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. Our program includes workshops on lighting, composition, landscapes, street scenes, architecture, portraiture, nature, macro, motion and shooting flora and fauna over a full 2 days.

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    Travel Photography Course | Melbourne (2 days)

    This course is a great 'all rounder' for beginners to intermediate and advanced level photographers in a 'hands on' outdoor environment. The ideal course if you are travelling anywhere in the world and want to pick up tips on everything from wildlife to landscapes. We profile some of the world's most exciting photographic destinations including Myanmar, Tanzania, Bali, Mongolia, Antarctica, Himalayas, Argentina, South Africa and 52 other countries your instructor has personally photographed.

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    Real Estate/Architecture Photo Course | Melbourne

    Our 2 day Real Estate & Architectural Photography course provides a clear path for the entry-level to advanced, allowing you to gain the specialist skills in order to become a capable, even expert, real estate and architectural photographer. How to photograph architectural exteriors and interiors. Shooting in different locations, camera and lenses advice. Composition tips, lighting techniques, file manipulation, post production and preparation for different types of media are all covered. The perfect photography course for real estate agents, architects, interior designers and travellers who love photographing architecture.

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    Smartphone Photo Course for Business | Melbourne (3 hrs)

    The Focus 10 Specialised Smartphone photography course is tailored to business A unique, eye opening, value packed course designed for those who want to learn how to take great commercial quality images at a low cost using your camera always at hand. Its about adding value to your business for a nominal cost.
    * Every business needs great images to market and sell.This course
    * Covers the in- built image taking capabilities of your Smartphone
    * Expands into pro camera Apps, (RAW & low ISO settings)
    * Add on lens & camera stabilisation & external lighting devices.
    * Covers Real Estate & Architectural photography
    * Close up photography( macro) agricultural,
    * Forensic, clinical, medical, dental, industrial, food & wine, products,
    * Business & corporate portraits
    * Creating great content for social media, printed matter and websites.

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    Smartphone Photography Course | Melbourne (3 hrs)

    The Focus 10 Smartphone photography course (Essentials 101) encapsulates the motto 'The best camera is the one you have with you' The Smartphones in our pockets (inc. iPhone & Samsung) have officially replaced every other camera out there. This punchy, informative creative course will cover the strengths of Smartphones in composition, lighting and catering to their natural advantages. We cover camera & post production Apps, photo sharing and how to shoot fantastic social media images. We shoot landscapes, street scenes, portraits, products, food and drink & in a fun, well paced and articulated creative design style in the Melbourne CBD including grafitti alleys.

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    Wildlife at Melbourne Zoo Photo Workshop

    Learn how to utilize the operation of your DLSR, mirrorless or compact digital camera in order to get fantastic photographs of Australia's finest collection of native animals and a diverse collection of exotic species from around the world. We practice general camera handling, use of long focal length zoom lenses, manipulation of depth of field, shutter speed to freeze or blur movement, composition and lighting techniques.

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