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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

I have learnt a lot about my camera from doing this course and I can't wait to use that knowledge at our overseas trip soon. Kind regards - Amy Koit
I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop at Sydney Photographic Studio (Workshops). Watching Daniel work was so inspiring, he's a true master and to be able to then implement his techniques was so exciting! I'll definitely be back to learn more! - Stefanie Neal
The speedlite course was a real eye opener on how versatile they are. The day was run really well and great value, thank you. - Best regards, Roman Wolczak
This (Speedlite) workshop was thorough and well constructed. The team was amazing and so accommodating. The models were professional and of industry standard. I had fun and learnt a lot. I would do it again tomorrow and the day after that... Cheers - Chris Butta
The 8 weeks has been an incredible and inspiring experience. Every week I have learnt something new, and been challenged to apply that learning. The course has changed the way I think about photography and the camera, and left me with a strong desire to learn more, shoot more and find my style. I cannot possibly recommend it to those I know enough. - Craig Fotheringham
Thank you for your great digital photography course. I have learnt so much in the last 8 weeks and already have noticed how my photos have improved by using the right settings for every situation. I will highly recommend Sydney Photographic Workshops to anyone wanting to learn more about photography and their camera's. - Dean Hardman
Just a little feedback to let you know that I had such a great time and I would like to make a special thank you to Frank. He is a fantastic tutor and he made me like photography even more. Thank you! I hope to take another course in the future. - Tanja Andric
I found the (Travel Photography) course a great addition to the basic 8 week course that I did a few years ago, I found both instructors to be full of useful information and when giving their opinions on certain things they also gave their reasons for their advice, In my experience if people then back up their advice with reasons, it shows that their knowledge base if very solid. This course only makes me crave for more information on photography. Kind Regards. - Peter Meagher
Great experience ! Highly recommend. I did this workshop as a complete beginner, I recently purchased an SLR and have no experience or knowledge on how to use it to its full potential (using it on automatic doesn't really count !) I knew nothing when I booked in this workshop, and came out with a great understanding at the end! It was extremely easy to understand, the guide Glenn was great, always answering questions I had, and explaining everything clearly and very well! Locations were beautiful and was such a fun night with a great group of like minded and keen people :) - Customer avatar - Abcdefg
Great way to spend the evening. Fabulous. The instructor was very passionate about photography and really knew his stuff. I learned some really cool stuff too. Would love to do more courses. - Customer avatar JT67
Great evening, learnt a lot. I thoroughly enjoyed the evening as I learnt a lot about night photography that I would not otherwise have ever known. Instructor knew his stuff and explained things well. Customer avatar - PetesPhotos
I attended the People Photography Workshop and came away from the day inspired as I continue with my photography journey. I was highly impressed with photographer Daniel, who ran the day-long workshop, with his passion for photography, professionalism, his communication skills, knowledge, patience and understanding. He was approachable and helped all of the workshop attendees, including myself, obtain the best possible photos. Personally I learnt a great deal about the importance of lighting, metering, posing and the way to effectively communicate with models. The models - Colin (portraits) and Amy (fashion, beauty) were inspired choices. Assistants Wendy and Chris also did a wonderful job in helping the attendees and making sure the workshop ran smoothly. I look forward to coming back and doing other workshops in the future, and I would highly recommend the workshops to anyone looking to improve their photography techniques. Best wishes. - Damir Govorcin
IT WAS AN EXCELLENT NIGHT! Glenn was excellent. He clearly explained the camera basics and gave us useful hints on how make photos attractive even when surroundings are a bit ordinary. Then he explained and showed our group how to take interesting night time photos using long exposures. I have a new camera.He helped me with my camera settings which I knew little about. It was a very enjoyable and valuable photographic experience. The photos of the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and the streams of light caused by cars passing-by are quite stunning. Customer avatar VG01
This was a great learning experience. Sunny day, lots of people around, great mentor and great group of people with similar interest. Learning locations were well chosen and use of new techniques for manual and auto interaction were well explained. Additionally building the combinations of the correct moment, depth, light and contrasts aided understanding of improving photography techniques. Customer avatar - philly64
... A very organised and professional presentation, a good time management in trying to show us different technique in a day, and everyone has an opportunity to practice. Models are very professional and Chris is very helpful... - Kenneth Cheung
I just wanted to touch base and thank you and Daniel for your exceptional hospitality throughout yesterday’s (People) workshop..... I have attended other photography training courses and I don’t believe they offer the same level of assistance and professionalism as you guys did. The way in which Daniel delivered his advice and assistance was great. At no point did he become frustrated with anyones questions and I think he explained some of the more technical aspects in a way that could be understood. As I mentioned as I left I think you guys have a great business and provide a great service, I will undoubtedly return at some point to take on some further training. All the best. - Blake Curtis
I just wanted to send a quick email to let you know that I greatly enjoyed the workshop on the weekend. Glenn was an excellent tutor and I left feeling greatly inspired to make the most of my Digital SLR camera. I will definitely be recommending the workshop to others. Thanks again. - Shannon Turner
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
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
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
Feeling far more confident in working with Lightroom thanks to Frank, our tutor. Hoping for an intermediate workshop in the New Year. - Christine Gaubert
8 week beginners course - I learnt a lot, laughed a lot and really enjoyed the whole thing. Thanks Frank - Marie Le Hur
My camera is now in 'manual' - how cool is that? Thoroughly enjoyed the lessons and the workshop. - Roslyn Baldwin
A great course for someone wanting to learn how to fully use their DSLR camera. Great value for money. Very highly recommend. - Brendan McGovern
Fabulous introduction to the mysteries of digital photography and my new camera! - Jenny Morawska
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
Brilliantly professional and truly inspirational! - 8 week Photography Course - Martina Vekiarellis
For those who have just bought a 'proper' camera. This is a must do course! - Tom Heyes
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
The course has done exactly what I wanted it to - given me a drive to take more (and better) photos! - Sally Bracewell
Great introduction to DSLR extending my understanding of photography and how to better use my camera. - Allan Seagrott
Ben was excellent. Very encouraging. i never knew I could take good photos. - Keshni Maharaj
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 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
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
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
Great experience. Great knowledge and enjoyable experience. Was a solid good 2 hours of new information and enjoyment. - Mark Fenson
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
Just a quick one to thank you both for Saturday it was a very good learning experience..... - Chris Benedet
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
Just finished "The Lightroom Sessions". Frank is a legend. My skills in Lightroom have gone to the next level. Cheers! - Peter Hollmann
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Had a really enjoyable shoot on Saturday (as usual). Thanking you - Mark Charteris
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
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
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
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 :)
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
Thank you once again to Daniel and the SPW team for putting on another great workshop. Cheers. - Edward Kwok
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
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
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
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
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

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