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SPW is Sydney’s favourite
Photography Workshop team.

We have a great selection of
workshop experiences taught
by Sydney’s most focused
team of professional
photographers, all with a
passion for photography
and teaching.

Photography . . . we live it!

students' feedback

The workshop on Lightroom was very informative. It was not only executed in a relaxed atmosphere but was also intense. Gained good feel of Lightroom. Frank Farrugia is a great teacher! Thanks! - Nitin Saksena
16.12.2014
Lightroom. An enjoyable, worthwhile experience. Thank you Frank; he is extremely knowledgable and patient. Frank creates a relaxed, supportive environment which I am very grateful for. - Lyndall Khoury
16.12.2014
As usual your courses are both informative and entertaining. The logistics process is second to none and Frank as a tutor is amazing. I am taking so much away! Thank you for everythig! - Christina Kirillas
16.12.2014
Feeling far more confident in working with Lightroom thanks to Frank, our tutor. Hoping for an intermediate workshop in the New Year. - Christine Gaubert
16.12.2014
8 week beginners course - I learnt a lot, laughed a lot and really enjoyed the whole thing. Thanks Frank - Marie Le Hur
05.12.2014
My camera is now in 'manual' - how cool is that? Thoroughly enjoyed the lessons and the workshop. - Roslyn Baldwin
05.12.2014
A great course for someone wanting to learn how to fully use their DSLR camera. Great value for money. Very highly recommend. - Brendan McGovern
05.12.2014
Fabulous introduction to the mysteries of digital photography and my new camera! - Jenny Morawska
05.12.2014
Just wanted to say a big thanks to you and all the team, the course was fantastic, I really enjoyed it! I wanted just drop you guys a line and say thanks as I didn't get to pass that on to everyone on Wednesday night, I wanted to thank Glenn and Frank for all their help during the 8 weeks, along with yourself and Daniel. It was great course, and look forward to taking a few more courses in the future. - Grant Johnston
05.12.2014
Brilliantly professional and truly inspirational! - 8 week Photography Course - Martina Vekiarellis
04.12.2014
For those who have just bought a 'proper' camera. This is a must do course! - Tom Heyes
04.12.2014
Everything was really well run and organised. Thoroughly enjoyed all of the classes and the Field Trip. I would recommend this course to any beginner frustrated by their limitations of their photos. Tutor was fantastic with his energy, enthusiasm and ability to answer all questions. Organisation was excellent. - Suresh Jeganathan
02.12.2014
The course has done exactly what I wanted it to - given me a drive to take more (and better) photos! - Sally Bracewell
02.12.2014
Great introduction to DSLR extending my understanding of photography and how to better use my camera. - Allan Seagrott
02.12.2014
Ben was excellent. Very encouraging. i never knew I could take good photos. - Keshni Maharaj
02.12.2014
Night Photography Course you will be taking photos like a professional after this course. Great Photography course, i had so much fun learning new skills. This photography course started near the Opera House we meet Ben our teacher for the afternoon. Ben went over the camera settings and showed us all how we can get away from the automatic setting and explained the difference between Manual and automatic settings. We then started shooting under AV mode we took a few photos of the Opera house, Ben also explained a few different techniques of shooting with AV mode and explained depth of field. We moved around to 4 different locations in the Sydney CBD and learnt different techniques at each location. My favourite part of all was colour photography. We set up just a few metres away from the CBD with our tripods and cameras, we set our aperture to a Fstop of 22 with a 10 second shutter speed took the photo and stood in front of the camera with a torch and made a little design.eg: Love heart, name or swirl. Please see photos of how this looks. This was so much fun, i didn’t realise how easy it was to take some amazing shots like this. After adding my photos on Facebook and showing all my friends, they were very impressed with my new skills, i did gloat all weekend. This course left me inspired and ready to learn more about DSLR photography. This course really is for immediate and beginner photographers. Ben the instructor is great at what he does and you can really learn a lot from him. - Red Balloon Customer
27.11.2014
I was impressed by the way Daniel was willing to help me understand the subject from a theoretical and practical point of view. In my experience, he is a complete photographer who has great communication, extraordinary photography skills and vision to help his students - Paul Buys - Student of Private Tuition
22.11.2014
I cannot express how thankful I am to have had the opportunity to spend the time with Daniel yesterday. He was amazing (just as you assured me he would be) and I am so thrilled and excited by what I learned. He explained things so well, he was so patient, and obviously a master at his art. Couldn't have had a better teacher. Thank you so much again for yesterdays opportunity. It is wonderful that Daniel is so kind, and generous in his willingness to share his brilliance with others. I am so happy and so grateful. Thank you! Kind Regards - Lyndall Reeves
18.11.2014
Great experience. Great knowledge and enjoyable experience. Was a solid good 2 hours of new information and enjoyment. - Mark Fenson
17.11.2014
This was a must do for any DSLR owner. The day was excellent. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We had a brilliant day. We went to the day only knowing how to take photos on auto and now we know how to use our camera the way it's meant to. We highly recommend this to anyone who owns a DSLR, after the day you will never want to use auto again. We will definitely be doing anther course with these guys! - Annon
16.11.2014
Just a quick one to thank you both for Saturday it was a very good learning experience..... - Chris Benedet
03.11.2014
Thanks for a great (People Photography) workshop on Saturday. Well organised, very informative and with lots of ability to test out what we were learning. Tracey and I will definitely be back for some of the other workshops! - Ashley Anderson-Buick
03.11.2014
Just finished "The Lightroom Sessions". Frank is a legend. My skills in Lightroom have gone to the next level. Cheers! - Peter Hollmann
27.10.2014
I would like to say thank you for organizing the photographic course I attended last Saturday. It was given to me as a gift so I was unsure as to what it would be like. I found the course to be well thought out and I was very surprised to learn so much about my camera and how to get the best outcome from my shots. Please thank (Glenn) for his excellent wealth of knowledge that he was willing to share. I would have no hesitation in recommending the course to others. If I lived in Sydney I would want to attend further lessons. Regards - Rodney Carman
22.10.2014
Thank you very much for such an amazing course. I've honestly taken away so much from this course. I have no doubt I'll be back for more..... Kind Regards - Paul Mifsud
13.10.2014
Thanks so much for the tutorial today. A little nudge in the right direction is exactly what I needed! Not only was the session informative it was also entertaining! - Christina Kirillas
13.10.2014
Hi team. As usual a great workshop. I feel a lot more confident going out in the field with just speedlites now. So target was achieved. Have gone ahead and purchased a new set of triggers..... Thanks indeed. Cheers - Tony Palliser
03.10.2014
It was a great intro course for me on the weekend. Frank was great as a teacher. I only bought my camera 2 weeks ago and literally had NO idea how to use it at all! So I learnt a lot..... I've attached 2 of my fav photos from the day - never in a million years would I think that I'd be excited about a car photo and a blurry background but I love them :-) - Belinda Griffith
02.10.2014
Just wanted to say a big thank you to Frank for a brilliant photographic session. I enjoyed the tuition immensely. The level of information was spot on and tailored to my particular requests. - Kind regards - Lorraine Carroll
02.10.2014
Thank you Daniel and Wendy for an amazing workshop. I learnt so much from Daniel. He is so generous and giving of his knowledge, and the lighting techniques he taught me will definitely take my photography to the next level. I will definitely be back for more workshops! - Susan Papazian
25.09.2014
I wanted to thank you once again for the great session on Saturday and your wonderful hospitality inviting us into your studio and your home. I spent some time on Sunday evaluating my kit to determine what I can do with what I currently have and what else I need to begin taking my portrait photography in a whole new direction. Thanks and kindest regards - Brian Bird
17.09.2014
Had a really enjoyable shoot on Saturday (as usual). Thanking you - Mark Charteris
16.09.2014
Daniel and Wendy, thank you again for the wonderful Speedlite workshop. Daniel I have always found you to be exceedingly generous with your knowledge and tuition and have gained a much greater depth within my own technique having attended your workshops over many years. Again Wendy your warmth and attentive nature adds another level of enjoyment to the day. Thank you for welcoming us into your home. Best Regards - Shirley Plowright
12.09.2014
I do enjoy the session very much. I find it tailored to really suit what I am after. Daniel was very resourceful and hands on throughout the session. Not only has he goes back to basic to cover what I need to know, but also he has take a step further and encourage me to train my eyes to see what I should look for, to take the shot that I've always wanted. He has been very patient, entertaining and generous with his knowledge. I can't wait to put what I've learned into practice and come back for more. Thank you again for being an awesome tutor :) Sincerely - Nora Audy
11.09.2014
Thank you for a great Speedlite Workshop. It was a fantastic day and helped to unravel the mysteries of flash photography for me. Daniel was extremely generous in sharing his methods and reasonings with us and I feel confident to start experimenting with my Speedlite in order to obtain by myself some of the beautiful images I captured on the day. The models/artists and assistants were of the highest quality and I felt I could enjoy the day in an open and supportive environment. I can't wait until the next workshop! ....Thanks again, I had a ball, and I am looking forward to being more creative with my Speedlite! With kind regards. Shanel Cameron
08.09.2014
Thank you for your hospitality & tour around Sydney. It was a great experience that I will always remember, thanks for giving us you & Wendy's time. I really appreciated the new skills that I have learnt from you. Thank you - I will let aunty pat know you said hi. :) Thanks - Telita Braun :)
08.09.2014
I have to say lsat Saturday was one of the best workshops I have attended. The information and practice was second to none..... - Bruce Webb
03.09.2014
Thank you once again to Daniel and the SPW team for putting on another great workshop. Cheers. - Edward Kwok
02.09.2014
I would like to thank you for Saturday's great introduction to Speedlite photography. I took away with me some great knowledge that I will now put into practice on my continuous learning journey into photography your passion for photography is infectious. I loved the styling and set up that you created for the photo shoots on the day also a big thumbs up on your fantastic models Magdalena and Jonas. Thank you for opening up your home/creative space on the day and thank you Wendy for being such a gracious host you made us all feel at home. Regards - Lisa Fiorillo
02.09.2014
I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop on Saturday. Your professionalism extends beyond your capabilities as a photographer in providing a structured but relaxed and very informative day. Everyone in the group was encouraged to participate with individual helpful feedback. I have come away with some very valuable tips. Looking forward to attending more in the near future. Cheers - Kim Golledge
29.08.2014
Soak in the view and knowledge. Our instructor Glenn is very knowledgeable about photography. He spoke very clearly and made understanding the basics of photography very easy to absorb. The tour around iconic harbour was easy to walk and allowed for very nice photos. Despite the little bit of rain, It was a lot of fun! I was given this workshop as a gift form my company and would definitely recommend friends and family that are interested in learning more about photography beyond point-&-shoot. It is even a great night activity to do with friends visiting from out of town. - Alexisa
27.08.2014
It was a special day, the time went like a dream and I enjoyed every minute. Look forward to the next course. You guys are great! Regards and thanks for an inspirational day. - Phillip Glick
27.08.2014
I have participated in both a private tuition class with Daniel as well as the 8-week Introduction to DSLR workshop with Frank. In this short time, this talented, professional, welcoming and entertaining group of people have made me fall in love with photography again! As an added bonus, the quality of my photos have also improved. From this point on, I will continue to be an advocate for the services that your team offer. I will also be on the look out for many more opportunities to work with SPW to continue to improve my photography skills. Many thanks to you all. Best - Christina Kirillas
27.08.2014
Thanks for a great workshop last Saturday. I had a fun day whilst learning a lot of new techniques from Daniel! It was a day well invested :) Thanks again and I look forward to joining another of your workshop soon. - Ewe Choot
26.08.2014
PRIVATE TUITION : Daniel was great, explained everything well, was patient with both me and my model, explained things again when they didn't sink in the first time and then went about proving his theory and invaluable knowledge correct every time I pressed the shutter button. He made it look easy. In fact the whole process of booking with you guys, then having to reschedule was handled professionally. Calling the day before when you were sceptical about the weather was also a considerate touch, that offered me plenty of time to make a decision on what to do on the day ... Nothing was rushed, everything was at a nice relaxed pace and even my model was saying that she had a great time. What I was most blown away with was how Daniel could make most situations work and how to get the best out of all of them. I would look at the obvious while he thought outside the square. He'd point to a spot, position my model and then explain the surrounding elements that made the photo what it was - and they all made sense. Watching how he interacted with the model, made her feel comfortable and directed her in an ever so subtle way .... awesome!! - Bill Karayannis
22.08.2014
It was fantastic. Massive amount of info, but Daniels way of explaining it to me was exactly what I needed. I would have had no idea what to do with that camera while I was away if I hadn't had that couple of hours. I will definitely be back for more courses. I'm feeling inspired. See you when I get back. - Matt Pridham - Private Tuition
22.08.2014
I just wanted to say thank you for an amazing lesson. I loved ever minute! The time just flew and I learnt soooo much. It was awesome and every time I look at my sons photos I'm inspired. I am now driving my husband nuts taking shots of him. Loving using manual mode.... Feel like I discovered a whole new world. Thank you all so much. Daniel you are inspiring. Love your work and your style. See you all soon as I now have hundreds of questions but need to play/practice with my new found knowledge. Regards - Stephanie Seakins
18.08.2014
Thank you so much for organising such a lovely evening last night – it was fabulous to see everyone’s work, it was just stunning – and the food was yummy!…... Sooo nice. Could you please pass on my regards to Glenn – I was sorry not to be able to get to the Wednesday class – but had a lovely evening with Ben and the rest of the group. I’m going to try and organise some private lessons when I get back from holidays at the beginning of October. - Angela Kewley
16.08.2014
I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful experience I had completing a course with you guys. You and your team were so warm and welcoming right from the beginning, which really makes a difference to the whole experience. My tutor was great also- he was really clear in his teaching, was incredibly patient and his passion for photography was evident! I look forward to doing more courses in the future :) Thanks again - Veronica Vella
14.08.2014
A great Course, well explained and good structure - Tamara Navin
14.08.2014
I really enjoyed the Workshop, Frank really explained everything in detail. Frank is an excellent tutor... - Ann Castens
14.08.2014
I really enjoyed the class and will look forward to doing more courses in the future with SPW. Thanks! - Matt Dundas
14.08.2014
I feel like I know my camera now. Thank you - Raymon Basha
14.08.2014
Very informative, fun, friendly & I learnt a lot! I really enjoyed the course. - Tiwi Kadri
14.08.2014
The course was presented in a relaxed and friendly environment. Tutor was extremely informative and supportive and willing to answer all questions. I would highly recommend this course. Frank and Ben were fabulous. - Lyndall Khoury
14.08.2014
It was a great experience. I have learnt a lot. It has massively improved my photography and I look forward to my next courses- Lightroom and Portraits. Cheers - John Gadd
13.08.2014
Great content, great pace and delivered extremely well. Overall I can confidently use my camera and take images effectively. - Scott Mantle
12.08.2014
Fabulous course that took me beyond my base knowledge. I got more out of it than I expected. Loved it!! - Kylie Boyd
12.08.2014
"Mastering" the mechanics of a modern DSLR is extremely important and I feel confident in positioning my camera for maximum photographic effect, as a result of this course. - Phil Hewitt
12.08.2014
Very instructive & informative. Nice informal friendly atmosphere. Good practical components. - Cathy Houston
12.08.2014

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