A different kind of workshop.
My workshops focus on the necessary foundational skills of photography. It's so comprehensive it makes doves cry.
You tell me what you want to be shooting and I'll get you there.
For your business, check.
Of your family, check.
For that holiday, check.
You say the word, and I'll lay down the groundwork.
I'll guide you through every button, mode, setting, and dial. I'll even send you home with a paper copy of everything we learned.
Say no to padded out workshops that don't teach you anything that you can truly grasp onto. Ask the questions that you've always wanted to know the answers to.
These workshops are about injecting photography with as much knowledge and fun as possible in a time frame that works and makes amazing use of your time.
Who is this for?
If you've bought a camera, attempted to use it but gave up and made it a beautiful, expensive little ornament.
This is for the person who wants to learn how to use that camera.
This is your comeback.
This is for beginners and intermediates but really, it's for people who have too many questions and need someone who knows what they're talking about to listen and teach them what they need to know to succeed.
Home, Melbourne. Will travel.
This one is for the Melbournians out there, but I visit other cities often . You can touch here or follow the booking prompts at the end of the page to register your interest.
What exactly will I be learning?
I'm going to give you everything you need to kill it in manual mode.
You'll know how shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and white balance will affect your image. You'll know about lens compression, how different lenses affect the image, and how you camera affects each lens.
You'll understand how to take the kinds of photographs that you want, whether it be taking photographs for your business, photographs of landscapes, of food, or photographs that will kill it on Instagram.
We'll break down the images that inspire you so that you know exactly how they're made. You can then take that know-how and supercharge your own photography.
With my workshops, I provide the most comprehensive learning experience. No stone is left unturned. You'll be like the Usain Bolt of learning, very impressive.
The workshops come in three flavours:
The Essentials is a sit down session in a place of your choosing. We could sit down in a park on a sunny day, or grab a coffee, or even head to a bar if you're only free later in the evening.
For the first hour, we're going to learn about the basic operations, properties, and technicalities of your camera.
And for the second hour we'll be breaking down the photographs that inspire you. I'll teach you how to identify key markers so that you can apply the techniques you see elsewhere to your own work.
There's a lot to learn, but I've got your back.
The Walk and The Talk.
The Walk and The Talk adds a third hour to The Essentials.
We'll lock all that learning with a guided photowalk to practise everything that you've just learned.
We'll make all of it stick so you're ready to take the photographs that you've dreamed of taking.
The Comprehensive is everything that you'll get with The Essentials, and The Walk and The Talk, but we take bespoke to the next level.
We'll organise a photo session with you as the photographer and me as your assistant for the kids of photographs that you want to be taking.
Taking photos of your family? Check.
Want to take pictures of sunset in Wilson's Promontory? Check.
Take photos of the sunset in the Yarra Valley from a hot air balloon? Check.
Don't just take my word for it.
"Sam is extremely knowledgeable in photography and was such a massive help in showing me how to properly work my camera. He is very thorough, I didn't walk away feeling overwhelmed.
He answered all of my questions and gave me great advice that will help me with my specific photography needs."
- Jacklyne Leigh, Makeup Artist.
This all sounds too good to be true.
"Do I get my money back if this doesn't work out between us?" - You, probably.
Couldn't be closer to the truth, in fact, that is the truth. If you think I suck (I don't but let's just imagine), you don't pay.
You've spent all this money on this lovely camera with nothing to show for it. You've got everything to gain, and nothing to lose.
The Walk and the Talk.
This one is bespoke, so we'll need to about pricing. Follow through to the book now page and I'll call you to discuss the finer details.
Did I mention we do Afterpay?
Well it's like Afterpay. I understand that this is a lot of money to be slapping down on a photo workshop, I'd be skeptical too.
It's really a payment plan and it works exactly the same, 4 equal payments, over 4 fortnights.
There's a 20 AUD deposit and the remainder is split 4 ways.
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Money only changes hands after we've talked through all the details.