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.

    Smartphone Photography Course | Sydney (3 hrs)

    The Focus 10 Smartphone photography course encapsulates the motto 'The best camera is the one you have with you' The Smartphones in our pockets have officially replaced every other camera out there. Over 90% of the population create images on their Smartphone. 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 funky, creative design style in Sydney NSW

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    Travel Photography Course | Sydney (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 Australia, Myanmar, Tanzania, Bali, Mongolia, Antarctica, Himalyas, Argentina, South Africa and 92 other countries your instructors have personally photographed.

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    Beginners Photography Course | Sydney (over 3 wks)

    Ideal for those wishing to understand and how to get the best out of their DLSR, mirror-less or compact camera with manual controls. It teaches the fundamentals of digital imaging, of handling light and the art of composition with 'hands on' workshops over three weeks with a full 8 hour day of workshops. one night photography session and wrap up
    portfolio and image manipulation session. Complimentary 4 hour workshop gift voucher

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    Travel Photography Course | Sydney (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 Australia, Europe, Asia, Myanmar, Tanzania, Bali, Mongolia, Antarctica, Himalyas, Argentina, South Africa and 52 other countries your instructors have personally photographed.

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    Travel Photography Course | Sydney (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 Australia, Europe, Asia, Myanmar, Tanzania, Bali, Mongolia, Antarctica, Himalyas, Argentina, South Africa and 52 other countries your instructors have personally photographed.

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    Real Estate Photography Course | Sydney ( 1 day)

    Our one 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 & a short session on output are all covered. The perfect photography course for real estate agents, architects, interior designers and travellers who love photographing architecture.

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    Real Estate/Architecture Photo Course | Sydney

    Our 2 day Real Estate & Architectural Photography course provides a clear path for the entry-level to advanced photographer, allowing you to gain the specialist photography skills in order to become a capable, even expert, real estate and architectural photographer. Learn 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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    Intermediate /advanced Photography Course (1 day)

    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 brochure, magazine and book style cameo and macro images, quality studio and outdoor portraiture and fine arts photography. We also profile camera lenses, flashes and accessories.

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    'Best of Sydney' Photography Course (2 days)

    Photographing Sydney with custom workshops throughout the two days. Sydney has a seductive outdoor lifestyle, exciting events and great natural beauty. Our program includes workshops on lighting, composition, landscapes, architecture, portraiture, nature, macro, motion and shooting flora and fauna. Our Sydney photography workshops on this tour include Cockatoo Island, the historic Rocks District, Woolloomooloo, The Royal Botanical Gardens, South Head, The Gap, Watsons Bay, historic Strickland and Vaucluse Houses, Neilson Park, Bondi and Tamarama.

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    Portrait Photography Course (1 day)

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

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    Studio Photography Course

    This intensive 7 hour digital studio photography course covers both portraiture and still life photography giving you the skills and confidence to create stunning, controlled photographs. With access to a wide range of lighting and accessories in the Dragon Image studio you will have the chance to experiment with new equipment, develop an understanding of lighting techniques and see how the choice of lighting affects the final image.

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    Wedding Photography Course

    The essential wedding photography skills course in iconic Sydney. Capture beautiful, romantic and fun images of the bridal couple. Tips and business advice from professional wedding photographers on the best gear, shooting techniques, portraiture styles, shooting detail, how to quote, creating wedding packages, adding value, post production editing. Unique Sydney locations and beautiful models throughout!

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    Adobe Lightroom 5/6 Course

    Unites your digital photography essentials in one fast and intuitive package. Create something beautiful. Express your vision. Move your audience. Create the perfect look for every image whether you shoot RAW or JPEG. Lightroom 5 & 6 includes a full range of leading-edge image processing tools. Make precise adjustments to colour and contrast, use a flexible brush to edit targeted areas of your photo, convert to B & W, reduce noise, adjust sharpness, learn the best settings when exporting for screen or print use.

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    Pet (dog) Photography Course

    The pet (dog) photography course covers the gear and technique needed to take great shots. It requires a fast, trained eye to capture the action using varying depth of fields, shutter speeds, freezing and capturing motion and incorporating the right light and composition to create a great image. Animal photography is challenging, rewarding and highly satisfying.

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    Night Photography Course

    Learn how to take photos of the twilight and night sky, find out how to paint with light, to starburst light and select the correct camera settings for night photography. Our 10 workshop tips will give you a solid foundation and get you ready to start tackling a number of popular low-light and night photography techniques in Sydney's Rocks and harbour area....one of the world's most iconic and visually spectacular cities at night.

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    Smartphone Photography Workshop - Sydney

    Why a Focus 10 Smartphone photography course? Because it makes you a much better photographer! Every day. At zero cost except your time and creative input. Do not let great photographic opportunities ever pass you by again. Right in your pocket you now possess an amazing photography taking device we could only dream of a few years ago. One of the big draws of smartphone photography is that it allows you to create and share your work.. instantly.. Learn about technique, lighting, creativity, the best Apps and accessories, social networking sites.. be inspired, maker new friends from all walks of life.... learn how to take much better images for personal and / or business purposes

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    Wildlife at Taronga 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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    The Rocks & Gardens Photography Workshop

    Discover the hidden alleys and original buildings of one of Sydney’s most historic and picturesque areas - The Rocks. This great workshop forms the backbone of our courses with a specific focus on lighting, composition, design, camera handling and portraiture. Locations photographed include Observatory Hill, Historic pubs such as ‘The Hero of Waterloo’, Walsh Bay Pier, the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Rocks markets and various gardens.

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    Action at the Beach ( Bondi) photography workshop

    Walking from Bondi to Tamarama offers unparalleled photographic opportunities and subjects. It's the golden sands, the curving surf line following the eye to the headlands, the changing kaleidoscope of land, sea and sky. This workshop has a particular focus on seascapes, colour, action and lifestyle. We show you how to shoot reportage style, interactive shots such as the Tamarama beach café scene and how to take fine art shots of the Bronte sea pool.

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