Private Photography Tuition

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2 hour session of one-on-one tuition with a top Sydney photographer from $150 per hour.

These 2 hour private photography lessons are run on various weekdays and evenings throughout the year.  Occasional tuition on Saturday’s dependant on availability and subject to a $50 surcharge. Held in our Studio or at an agreed location.

All of our photography Tutors are available for private tuition specifically tailored to your own personal requirements.  Whether you’re looking for a private photography lesson on our premises or out on location, we deliver refined training in the art and technical skill of photography in a professional, yet fun and exciting way.  We can come to you  subject to your location for a nominal additional travel fee.  Alternately, we can live stream into your own home – check out more information here.




Maximum 2 participants + 1 Tutor (fee applicable for 2nd person)

Whatever you choose to have your tuition cover, you will be assured to come away a better photographer. You will receive instruction and feedback to assist you in taking your photography to the next level. Private photography tuition is ideal for those who are rushed for time and cannot commit to a lengthy course or workshop.

Following your pre-tuition consultation, we will tailor your lesson to cover the topics and skills you would like to develop under the guidance of your professional mentor. Perhaps you are moving from a compact camera or smartphone to a Mirrorless or SLR and would like to control the cameras creative ability in manual mode. Maybe you need some creative inspiration and experience in compositional techniques or understanding of light. You may wish to master your smartphone or compact camera – whatever you need assistance with, our private photography lessons can help.


You may decide to UPGRADE your booking to have your tuition with our head tutor, internationally acclaimed, Daniel Linnet, a Master Photographer with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography. Daniel has won esteemed AIPP APPA Awards across a variety of categories including the AIPP National environmental Portrait Award and NSW Open Category Photographer of the Year on 2 occasions.  He served as NSW Chairman of the Society of Advertising, Commercial and Media Photographers for 3 years and is now an official Canon Master Photographer.  Although a Canon Master, Daniel can teach on any equipment you may have.  Just click the ‘BOOK MASTER’ button to book.


Who is the private photography course for?

Our private photography classes are for all those interested in learning the art of capturing the best of the best with their cameras, creating stunning images behind the lens, regardless of prior knowledge and level of skill. Tuition is available for any skill level, from beginner to advanced and even professionals!  There is a maximum of 2 participants. 

How much does it cost for the private photography course?

The private photography course currently costs $300 per 2 hour class. Second participant can attend at an extra $50 per hour. A travel fee of $30-$50 if you would like our Photographer to come to you within the Greater Sydney Region.  An additional $50 per hour for our resident, internationally acclaimed Master Photographer, Daniel Linnet, to attend to your every need.

How long is the private photography course?

Our private photography classes are usually run for two hours, throughout varying weekdays of the year – although we can negotiate with you to extend the tuition time with an additional fee. Contact our friendly team for more information about the course. 

What can I expect to learn from the course?

With our private photography sessions, you will be able to reap the benefits of one-on-one tuition with an industry expert! Under the artistic direction of our experienced photography instructors, you will have the ability to up skill your creative talents, receive invaluable feedback and hands-on advice on how you can be a better photographer. 

This course is a fantastic option for those who are rushed for time, and cannot commit to the full length of our other workshops, or prefer a customised learning program designed to improve individual skills. The private photography class will cover everything from creating the perfect landscape photograph, documenting your travel experiences, mastering Speedlite techniques and much more – in fact almost anything you can think of. The possibilities are endless. 

What camera do I need for the photography course?

Your camera(s), which can be your smartphone, compact camera, mirrorless or DSLR – film or digital. You will also be required to bring any accessories, a fully charged battery and a spare battery if you have one and any lenses that you wish to experiment with.

Why choose Sydney Photographic Workshops private photography classes?

Whether you’re taking our private photography sessions or opt for our exciting Travel Workshop including landscape, portraiture or night time photography classes, Sydney Photographic Workshops is your go-to stop to broaden your horizons, up skill your creative talents and further your knowledge in the world of photography. You will be instructed by Sydney’s leading photographers, and reap the benefits of enjoying eclectic lessons curated by Sydney’s master photographer with the Australian Institute of professional photography, Daniel Linnet. Upgrade your booking for an extra $50 and you will be able to experience the private photography course with the Master Photographer himself!

Whether you’re a beginner photography enthusiast or a long-time professional photographer, the Sydney Photographic Workshops is dedicated to giving you hands-on experience, and the inspiration to create your own beautiful images. Contact our helpful staff for more information. 

Basic overview of some of the topics our tutors SPECIALISE IN:

  • Landscape
  • Portraiture
  • Automotive
  • Still Life / Product
  • Nature (including animals and fauna)
  • Fashion
  • Weddings
  • Interiors
  • Travel
  • Documentary
  • Street Photography
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • HDR techniques
  • Studio lighting
  • Speedlites
  • Video
  • + practically any other photographic topic you can think of

No prior knowledge is required before starting your photography private tuition.  Tuition is available for any skill level from beginner to advanced.

You will need:

  • Your Camera(s) which may only be a smart phone, compact, Mirrorless or DSLR
  • All lenses you have
  • If using film: Plenty rolls use slower iso/asa colour negative film if possible (like Velvia or Provia)
  • Memory Card(s) if shooting digital
  • All camera accessories – i.e: lens filters, lens hood, etc. if you have them
  • Fully charged camera battery and spare if you have one
  • Your cameras manual(s) – for referencing those hard to find features
  • Any other equipment you would like to learn with/on


Private Tuition fees are from $150 per hour in 2 hour blocks.

Tuitions held on occasional Saturday’s, subject to availability and a $50 surcharge.

You may decide to UPGRADE your booking to our head tutor, Daniel Linnet, a Master Photographer with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography and internationally acclaimed photographer, for your tuition for an additional $50 per hour.  Just click on ‘BOOK MASTER’ button for your upgrade.

Your fee includes the following:

  • One of our professional award winning Photographers for 2 hours of tuition

PLEASE NOTE – There is a nominal fee for the Tutor to travel to you dependent on the location.  Tuition is usually conducted at our Studio at 7 Mitchell Road, Alexandria, NSW, or we can live stream to your own home.

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  1. Had a 2 hour private session to refresh skills before a big wildlife , made a huge difference to my confidence in shooting manually.

  2. I just started my photography course (in a Private Tuition) here yesterday and absolutely loving it. Daniel is an amazing teacher. Can’t wait to do the whole course and learn everything

  3. We have had two sessions with Daniel, he was great and in both sessions outlined everything throughly. He worked with our setup and showed us what we need to get the best results. He bought a lot of his own equipment and demonstrated how we can get sharper and clearer photos with lighting and back drops.

  4. Private Photography Tuition – Lightroom
    Thank you Daniel for your patience introducing me to Lightroom Classic. As a total beginner to this photo editing package, you helped me greatly coming up to speed. Given my time constraints, I really appreciated your availability answering questions and giving me a hands on tuition before my leaving for a photo tour to India. I certainly will be back to take this to the next level.

  5. Did a 2 hour landscape session last Friday at Cape Banks with Daniel.
    Daniel was fantastic and very generous with his time and knowledge.
    I am now fully confident with understanding the way the light changes at the end of the day and the use of high ISO and tri pod not to mention composition.
    I can’t recommend Daniel enough.

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