The Rocks & Gardens Photography Workshop

Sydney   |  4 Hours   |  Suits all levels
  • The best 'all rounder' digital photography workshop to suit all levels
  • Historic pubs, Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Gardens
  • 'Hands on' camera handling & important camera functions
  • Strong emphasis on lighting and composition
  • Small groups (10 max) and detailed notes

Cost: $150 | 05 Sept

Our walk encompasses the old and the new, sharp geometric lines to soft, romantic hues, close-up photography to panoramic vistas down the harbour. We examine form and texture, patterns, framing the picture, camera tilt, leading lines and the rule of thirds. Throughout, you learn how to maximize the full functionality of your camera.

We explore the unusual angles of the Sydney Opera House and the serenity of the Botanical Gardens. Walking around Circular Quay we photograph buskers, mime artists and other interesting characters. We take you down cobblestone lanes, up to Observatory Hill and under the Harbour Bridge with a portrait shoot to demonstrate lens perspective.

Then its onto Pier 4 finger wharf with its textured, rustic facades and fine views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Rain or shine, winter or summer, its ever changing moods and variety of photographic subjects makes the Rocks and Gardens workshop one of the best ways over a short time frame to quickly improve your photographic skills.


what to expect

■ Established experts running this workshop over 23 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

10am, 2pm and 5pm to 2pm, 6pm and 9pm

18 Argyle Street, Sydney

Meeting Point:
(Front of Lowenbrau Kellar Restaurant)


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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.