South Head & Vaucluse photography workshop

Sydney   |  4 Hours   |  Intermediate to Pro Level
  • Panoramic sea and landscapes at South Head
  • Architectural photography (Vaucluse House), lens perspective (South Head lighthouse)
  • 'Hands on' camera handling & important camera functions
  • Emphasis on lighting, composition to produce a wall print or book
  • Small groups (8 max) and detailed notes

Cost: $100 | on demand

This workshop is for lovers of landscapes, seascapes, nature, healthy exercise, sweeping vistas, advanced portraiture and historic architecture and technique. Our walking workshop includes South Head, Watsons Bay and historic Vaucluse House including a portrait shoot in the stables and finishing at Strickland House where scenes from 'Australia' was filmed.

A delightful way to spend four hours photographing panoramic shots of Sydney in its harbour setting plus the famous Gap, South Head, Watsons Bay, and Vaucluse and Strickland Houses. We walk the coastal footpath to the lighthouse overlooking the heads and along the high cliffs to the Gap. Workshops on composition, lighting and lens perspective throughout. An early lunch at the famous Doyles Seafood café then onto Vaucluse House learning architectural photography and how to balance interior and exterior light. We finish the tour with a short stroll to Strickland House with panoramic views down the harbour and its own secluded private beach. This easy walking tour is well suited to snap-shooters and serious photographers alike and is popular with out of town visitors.


what to expect

■ Established experts running this workshop over 26 years
■ Gain first-hand experience with all cameras, with 'hands on' shooting
■ Ideal for travellers wanting to take much better photos
■ Learn how to shoot a large subjects in a small geographical area
■ Depth of field, aperture, colour balance, lens perspective
■ Freezing and showing motion, exposure, focus modes and points
■ Meet interesting, like minded persons who love photography
■ No more than 8 persons per group for more individual attention
■ Expert tuition from professional photographer Andrew Thomasson
■ Detailed notes and follow up advisory service
■ Great value for money and our unique guarantee
■ Guarantee that you can repeat the workshop for free if you are feeling off colour, its raining...whatever!

workshop requirements

■ No previous photography experience is required
■ A digital DLSR, mirror-less or compact camera
■ For DLSR and mirror-less camera users, at least one multi range lens
■ Memory Card(s) - at least a 2GB card
■ Charged camera battery
■ DLSR Nikon & Canon cameras for hire ($50), 8GB cards for sale ($19)

course dates & course bookings

Alternatively, you can also download the course booking form and send it to us:

Course/Workshop Enrolment form

time & location

9am to 1pm

11 Marine Parade, Watsons Bay

Meeting Point:
(Front of Doyle's Cafe)


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terms & conditions

Paying for your course in full upon booking will confirm your attendance. Places are limited on all courses.

We reserve the right to cancel and reschedule any course, due to inadequate enrolment bad weather, instructor illness, or an 'act of God'. We also reserve the right to cancel any course if there is insufficient demand, especially if it means that our costs would be higher than our income. Please therefore do not leave it until the last few weeks if you are interested in a particular date, as you may find that it has been cancelled. As our costs for each training event remain the same no matter how many delegates attend, like any pre-booked tickets for the theatre, concert, flights etc, we are unable to give a full refund in the event of non-attendance, regardless of the circumstances. If withdrawal occurs within the 14 days before the course starts we will try to put you on an alternative date if places are available. Please note that we cannot be liable for any other costs incurred by yourself, so please check with us before booking any non-refundable accommodation or transport.

Course & Workshop Photography:
We reserve the right to take photographic, (both still and video) records of any of our workshops/courses which may be used for promotional purposes, submissions, advertising and records. We grant permission for participants to use any images captured by them during this workshop for self-promotion only. Participants may not make any financial gain from any images captured during this workshop/course.