Private Photography Tuition

Rated 4.97 out of 5 based on 92 customer ratings
(92 customer reviews)


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. 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 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.

WHY NOT UPGRADE YOUR BOOKING for an additional $50 per hour?
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.  Daniel is available for an additional $100 fee per 2 hour session.  Just let us know when we call to consult with you that you would like to book Daniel and and we will arrange the upgrade then.


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 from $300 per class. Second participant can attend at an extra $50 per hour.

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

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.

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 let us know when we consult with you and we will arrange the upgrade then.

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.

92 reviews for Private Photography Tuition

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nicholas Wasiliev

    Thank you for such an excellent class. Daniel was extremely informative and we had a wonderful time with him, and his ability to adapt to our needs for photography was invaluable. I left this class feeling energised and ready to get out my camera and practise!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Adelaide K

    My lesson with Daniel was very helpful and it allowed me to really get a grasp of photographic concepts such as ISO and Aperture. Even in a small amount of time, his expertise was very enlightening. 10/10 would recommend.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Iwan Sunito

    Beyond my expectation. 2 hours training with Daniel has accelerated my photographic skill to the next level that I would never thought I can reach.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    James WW

    Couldn’t recommend SPW more after my session with them yesterday. After the initial questions about what I was after I got a tailored private session with Daniel who helped break down a lot the theory in photography that I had previously found confusing. After 2hrs I was taking remarkably better photos and importantly could understand why! Looking forward to the next course that I do with the team here – thanks so much

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jerry Doherty

    Daniel is an excellent teacher. Before the first session Daniel sent me a list of photographic equipment which I would need for the type of work I was interested in doing. I have had two, two hour sessions with Daniel which involved how to set up my new camera, studio lights and work with Adobe Lightroom Classic. A lot to learn, Daniel was very patience and clearly answered all my questions and explained how to use the new equipment and software program. He also encouraged me to contact him if I was having any problems with the equipment or program.
    I highly recommend Daniel, he has exceeded my expectations.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fiona Barrett

    Absolutely brilliant. I had a 2hr session with Daniel to learn how to use/ set up more then 2 speed light and the theory behind it. Listened to what I need, where I was at, my concerns and what equipment I have.
    Was quickly able to see where I was at, and what I need to know. The lesson was completely led by me, with a few gentle pushes. I felt completely respected for the skills and experience that I have in photography even though I am only at the begining of my photography journey and miles behind where Daniel is at. I left completely invigorated and passionate about photography again.
    I can’t wait to do a few more courses in the next year!!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Richard Christie

    a great one on one lesson on metering that helped a lot.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ian Hancock

    Excellent session. Daniel was fantastic and very quickly able to judge my ability and progress my understanding. Great insights on composition, technique and practical tips. Highly recommended.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shane Mitchell

    Had an awesome private tutoring session with Daniel. Learnt so much in just two hours. Really looking forward to also doing some workshops with them in the future. Highly recommend and well worth the money.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5


    Done a private session with Simona for newborn photography, absolutely enjoyed y time and she help me so much on how to position the baby and the parents , what to do if there is a complication with light etc, she answered questions that I wanted to ask before I even got to ask them, and she also shows me examples… thank you so much , beautiful team you all have..

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    M Narra

    Dan is awesome! if you are a new beginner and need help with orientation, Dan is the man to go to!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Christina Barriere

    Daniel is fantastic – so patient, easy to understand, and talented. You could not ask for more in a photography teacher. A class with him is worth every penny.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5


    Absolutely loved my 1-1 with Daniel he was very professional, and understanding he helped me how to understand how to use manual on my camera, even explained to me step by step on the 3 main parts that needs to be looked what when being on manual. Thank you so much for helping can’t wait for my next lesson

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dr Gaye Chapman

    I cannot speak highly enough of Daniel Linnet. I am an artist with no photography knowledge and had a very specific focus for our two hour workshop in my studio (using my new camera and lighting equipment to document my work). Daniel was exceptional; this talented and gifted artist in his own right was: On time; communicated beforehand; LISTENED to my needs and intuited and anticipated what it was I needed to accomplish them. Daniel is a brilliant teacher, intelligent and witty, he has a rare quality in that he puts the student First instead of himself , he explains things in a patient and clear way. I went from being a complete novice to feeling confident I can now photograph my work as a professional.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Toni Henry

    Thanks to Fiona for the lesson she gave my granddaughter, Charlotte yesterday.
    Fiona was so patient and kind. Charlotte said she explained many things she had been wondering about, and many other finer points of photography as well.
    Charlotte thoroughly enjoyed her time with Fiona and is eager to put into practice all that she taught her.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mick Karafilis

    My wife and i both had private tuition with Daniel, great trainer and gave allot of tips and helpful hints along with the training. We would recommend this training especially for amateurs like us as it really helped both of us understand how to get the photo/image quality we were after.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mick & Claire

    My wife and i both had private tuition with Daniel, great trainer and gave allot of tips and helpful hints along with the training. We would recommend this training especially for amateurs like us as it really helped both of us understand how to get the photo/image quality we were after.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Emilie Rodriguez

    I had a fabulous private session with Daniel. He gave me lots of tools and I feel I know what to do when taking pictures now. It was exactly what I was after. Thank you Daniel.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jane Ireland

    I would like to thank you for the hospitality and coaching last Friday. It was good to have someone understand exactly what I needed, now I am keen to turn around my approach and put what I was taught into practice.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stephanie Jones

    I had a 2 hour one-on-one session with Daniel. It was extremely informative, engaging and practical. He adapted his lesson to meet my level and I walked away feeling inspired and with enough understanding to start my photography journey. Thank you.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Oliver Clark

    We had a fantastic session with Daniel at Sydney Photographic Workshop today. It was fun, informative, and exactly what we were looking for. I’m sure we’ll be back to further our skillset at some point in the future!

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Oliver & Blair

    Just wanted to let you know we had a fantastic session with Daniel today. It was fun, informative, and exactly what we were looking for. I’m sure we’ll be back to further our skillset at some point in the future!

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Colin Rook

    Thank you for the 1 on 1 Daniel. Most helpful, and a good listener to my needs.
    My training was also tailored specific to me.
    We did theory/ discussion/ equipment, and then some practical shooting.
    Wendy too was most helpful in booking me in and the office side/ meet and great.
    Great all round experience 🙂 🙂

  24. Rated 5 out of 5


    Daniel was great in our 1:1 session. He helped me learn the essential lighting set up that I needed to know, and I left wanting to get straight into the studio! Would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to expand their photographic knowledge in a friendly setting.

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alec Tzannes

    Thank you for excellent tuition – very appreciated.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Julia Steffens

    Our thanks to Fiona for a great day on Monday – Mum loved it. We both learned a lot and she was a great teacher; it was a wonderful day at the Zoo!

  27. Rated 5 out of 5


    I did a 1:1 session with Daniel it at was great – the perfect way to advance my knowledge, totally tailored to my needs and experience. I feel much more confident already, Daniel was very patient, knowledgeable, supportive and accessible 🙂

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Garry Mee

    I had a significant problem with my Ligthroom catalogue files and in resolving the matter I found Daniel a very personable individual, which along with being extremely good at explaining Lightroom/Photoshop whether mac or windows, Daniel went to the nth degree to make sure everything was the way it should be. A thoroughly good result and great experience.

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jonni V

    Thank you Daniel for such a informative and personally tailored tutorial. You definitely are a master of your craft.

    My first tutorial was such an insight into the endless world of photography I now have to look forward to. In two solid hours you guided me through so many aspects to help me start a firm background on which I can explore and discover only limited by my own potential and time.

    I look forward to future tutorials so I can unlock the features and options my camera has to offer.

    I recommend a Private Tuition by Sydney Photographic Workshops to anyone at any level.

    Thank you Wendy for being so informative with Camera Options and links you sent to me before i even made a purchase. Also for getting back to all my calls and emails every time so quickly.

    See you again real soon

  30. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have been on a life-long journey with my camera, with many layers unfolding over the years. I still have so much to discover, both technically and creatively, but there is only so much you can learn on your own. So, I am grateful to have received a wonderful birthday gift of a two-hour session with Daniel Linnet, the head photographer of Sydney Photographic Workshop.
    Daniel is a passionate and technically articulate teacher and photographer. Despite going out in the mid-day light during a Sydney heatwave, Daniel gave me one of the most inspiring lessons of my life.
    He taught me new approaches to exposure and focus and how to think about what I want to achieve with my shot. He also taught me techniques such as taking multiple exposures.
    I have a special interest in graffiti and Daniel shared tips on the correct etiquette for approaching graffiti artists at work.
    My experience with Daniel has motivated me to photograph more, every day, and practise and practise.
    I know there is still more to learn and I know exactly where I will head to for more photographic knowledge.

  31. Rated 5 out of 5


    Daniel brought the camera to life – providing the technical foundations required to understand how to use the equipment and how these interact with the subject and its environment. Very grateful to have had this lesson.

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Richard Stevens

    I found this lesson to be just what I needed to upgrade my camera skills. I am a senior but I was treated with great patience and my wife was allowed to come along to take some notes

  33. Rated 5 out of 5


    Invaluable session, not only to consolidate the theory I had learnt, but to see it translated into visual examples. Daniel is a wealth of knowledge and experience but at no time did I feel I couldn’t ask even the simplest of questions. Thanks Daniel, this has given me the confidence to stop doubting myself and get out there and do it!

  34. Rated 5 out of 5


    To have access to someone like Daniel, with his vast experience and expertise, is simply extraordinary. What’s even more extraordinary is his willingness to impart his knowledge in an engaging and accessible manner.

  35. Rated 5 out of 5

    Peter Buttontoes

    Private tuition was recommended by Wendy when I first made contact and I was a little apprehensive. “It was the right call”! Daniel is outstanding in explaining everything that I wanted to know and more together with being patient. His communication can be at absolutely any level whatsoever, (beginner to advanced) whilst letting you be creative or telling your story. He is very accommodating, experienced and offers everything with enthusiasm, his attention to detail is unbelievable and offers many alternatives to achieve the final outcome that you desire. The benefits from time spent with him are amazing and well worth it, he brought me back to the basics to re-evaluate. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Daniel and Wendy for a totally professional service, an absolute pleasure to deal with. Thank you!

  36. Rated 5 out of 5


    Really glad I did the private tuition with Daniel. He covers everything you want to know and explains both the technical and creative aspects clearly and easily. I had an event to cover and needed some last minute guidance and tips. Daniel was very positive and Im looking forward to shooting now.

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paris Blake

    I cannot believe how much valuable information was packed into my session without overwhelming me. It was clear, concise and relevant to my experience level.

    Thank you so much for the help as it has reignited my passion for photography!

  38. Rated 5 out of 5

    David O’Shea

    I didn’t know what to expect, when I got there and when I finished the coarse I couldn’t wait to get the camera and start taking photos, I just loved the coarse, so informative and in a way that was understandable and made sense. I just regret I didn’t do this coarse earlier, in my life. I still cant believe how a 2 hour session has changed how I think about taking a photo and the result I get from taking that photography, I cant thank Daniel enough, it was an awesome experience.

  39. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rosalind Ruhl

    I am so happy Daniel could fit me in tonight. He is amazing! I learned soooo much and my dodgy knee worked to get me around VIVID. He knew all the short cuts through the masses of people🤪 I only wish I had more sessions with him. You two are a great team and when I come back next year. All the best…
    Ps thank you, Daniel

  40. Rated 5 out of 5

    Graham and Rose Paget

    We found the afternoon with Daniel very worth while and informative. There was so much detail packed inside those little cameras and we just have to play and experiment and get used to finding our way around the buttons and facilities. Being from Perth, we would certainly recommend your company to friends who may be coming to Sydney. Thank you again

  41. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jenny winstanley

    You can’t go past hands on practical tuition, Daniel was a fantastic mentor for those two hours and provided me with the confidence and knowledge to get me through a nerve wracking upcoming shoot I had.
    The private tuition is so beneficial as it can be tailored to your specific needs and level.
    Can highly recommend both the workshops and private tuition, thanks again for saving the day!

  42. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nicole Muller

    I just wanted to pass on my genuine thanks to you (for organising my help so quickly and easily) and Daniel for his patience and expertise. He literally saved my bacon and taught me so much. I am so impressed with your services and staff.

  43. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brooke Ayton

    I found this class really helpful. I learned practical tips that I can apply straight away and will change the way I manage my photography.
    Definitely worthwhile.

  44. Rated 5 out of 5


    Had a great session with Glenn and enjoyed learning so much more about my camera. He explained everything so well and gave great examples. I will recommend this session to anyone wanting to further their photography skills.

  45. Rated 5 out of 5


    Daniel made my one on one training informative and easy to learn in a relaxed environment, where I felt totally at ease to ask any and all sorts of questions. Daniel has given me the confidence to show my images and not be worried about trying something new. Daniel’s knowledge is vast and I know that there is more to learn, so I am looking forward to booking in for more training with SPW, Daniel and the team.

  46. Rated 5 out of 5


    Daniel is amazing. I felt so silly with requiring help with things that were just so basic but he really made a difference. I feel like he was able to connect with me and switch that lightbulb on!
    He was so easy to work with and the information was just so relevant and easy to understand and it felt so comfortable- like a mate was helping me out with some tips. Even though I was so nervous to meet him given how I have been following his work and almost felt intimidated in the lead up to be working with him given his talent. He was just fantastic and I cannot speak any more highly of my experience overall.
    I cant wait to book in for some further workshops!

  47. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tracey Weir

    I just wanted to thank you guys for my experience yesterday. And not only that but the service and follow up I received from yourself in the lead up to my tuition. Daniel is amazing. I felt so silly with requiring help with things that were just so basic but he really made a difference. Proof will be in the pudding when I whip the camera out tonight and start playing but I feel like he was able to connect with me and switch that lightbulb on!
    He was so easy to connect with and the information was just so relevant and easy to understand and it felt so comfortable- like a mate was helping me out with some tips. Even though I was so nervous to meet him given how I have been following his work and almost felt intimidated in the lead up to be working with him given his talent. He was just fantastic and I cannot speak any more highly of my experience overall.
    I cant wait to develop my skills and then jump on board the portrait workshop in the coming months!

  48. Rated 5 out of 5

    Les Oakman

    Thanks for your very informative lesson it was relaxing and interesting to learn the basics of using my Panasonic TZll0 and I can highly recommend the same especially to a novice like myself.

  49. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sophia Terra-Ziva

    We had a private One-On-One session with Daniel for my 12 years old daughter. And what a joy it was to spend time with Daniel and hear him explaining the fundamental things about photography in so uncomplicated and straightforward way. The basics of photography could be quite daunting and be intimidating in the beginning and he made it so easy to understand. I could see the face of my child lighting up with excitement as she was finally grasping the links between the “holy trinity” of the ISO, shutter speed and aperture.
    This is not going to be our first and last visit. Wendy and Daniel are very relaxed, approachable and welcoming people and we are looking forward to many more lessons to book with them. I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

  50. Rated 5 out of 5

    Barbara Ragan

    Daniel was amazing! I gained so much knowledge and confidence in the 2hrs. He tailored my session to exactly what i needed to learn for my business and i feel like i can now produce amazing photos! Thanks for everything.

  51. Rated 5 out of 5


    Daniel was brilliant. Made it easy for me to understand and explained the different uses in basic terms for a novice like me looking forward to playing with my camera and then go back for more updates and improved knowledge

  52. Rated 5 out of 5

    Garry Fahey

    Our session with Daniel was so rewarding, his informal engaging manner was so beneficial to Michelle and I getting to grips with the basics and getting to know the capabilities of our cameras. Have now moved the dial from A to M!!

  53. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stanley Serafin

    I loved it. After just two hours with Daniel, I now feel much more confident in my photography skills. He perfectly tailored to session to the type of shots that I need to be able to take for my profession.

  54. Rated 5 out of 5

    ROXI David

    I spent 2 hours with Daniel Linnet and it was an honour for me. He is very knowledgeable and so talented, and is really good at teaching. I feel enriched after his tuition, and equally inspired to do more with my photography work. I am highly recommending him to anyone wanting to improve their photography skills!

  55. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul Stickland

    Really beneficial. Prior to the session I discussed what I wanted to learn and over two hours with Frank achieve what I set out to understand. Frank was very knowledgeable and took time to pass on his knowledge and expertise. Highly recommend if you want to check your understanding, get some feedback and learn new skills

  56. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dan Cantero

    Thank you so much to both Daniel and Wendy. Daniel has an amazing ability to share his knowledge in a very practical way that everyone can understand. His knowledge of the photography industry is incredibly vast and he is very generous in sharing it with others. It’s always a pleasure to spend 1 on 1 time with him and I’ll be doing this on a regular basis.

  57. Rated 5 out of 5

    Karis McKenna

    Thank you Daniel for a great lesson yesterday. You were so undertanding and patient with me and made the lesson very enjoyable! Can’t wait to see my lesson show in my work images now.

  58. Rated 5 out of 5


    Daniel and Wendy were so welcoming, warm and down to earth. I really needed an individualised session to help me pull my knowledge together. Daniel was amazing and I walked away feeling great about the time spent chatting and going through my plan for an upcoming shoot. One of the best investments I’ve made in myself in a long time. Highly recommend it.

  59. Rated 4 out of 5

    Julie-Anne Rogers

    Enjoyed the day and learnt heaps. He knew what he was talking about and was able to relate it to our individual cameras. He also tailored the day to the subjects that we were interested in.

  60. Rated 5 out of 5

    Courtney Hall

    This course is great for anyone of any skill level. Seriously. Fantastic. As someone with little eperiance but a growing interest in photography, I cannot stress how helpful this course is.

  61. Rated 5 out of 5


    I had an excellent lesson with Glen. He was very articulate & and able to explain all the relevant functions on my camera and how/when to use them. A very worthwhile 2 hours

  62. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike Malherbe

    It was a fabulous 2 hours of learning. Daniel has great insight and his tutoring will help me enormously in my drone video/photography adventures.

  63. Rated 5 out of 5


    Daniel was patient and knowledgeable. He broke everything down into simple easy to understand steps. It was a very enjoyable experience and I’ll definitely be back once I have some more experience

  64. Rated 5 out of 5

    Irene Cariolato

    Both myself and my daughter Carinna enjoyed our 2 hour photography course with Frank very much. He was very easy to speak to and spoke in terms both of us could understand. We both had no idea on how to use our cameras but left very happy with what we had both learnt. Would not hesitate on recommending Frank or Sydney Photographic Wookshop

  65. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jarrod Anderson

    Highly Recommended. At the outset, Wendy was extremely helpful in arranging a session and ensuring it was tailored to my needs. Daniel was a brilliant teacher and expertly communicated and demonstrated concepts in a very easy going and easy to follow manner. Will absolutely be back to SPW for future courses!

  66. Rated 5 out of 5

    Scott Williams

    The session was outstanding and very informing . I thoroughly enjoyed my time, all information was easy to understand and follow . I have come away with a lot of my new hobby.

  67. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kim Chai

    Daniel explains things in an easy way to understand, key rules to remember when taking photos & how to use my camera better. Most importantly he me into practice on taking shots that I could never know that I could do it before. I’m already putting what I’ve learned into practice so that I can remember it immediately. I’m very happy to take this private tuition with Daniel. He is a great teacher.

  68. Rated 5 out of 5

    Piyanjali Michod

    Dear Daniel
    That gift voucher from my family in NZ was a fantastic birthday present! I enjoyed the private tuition with you immensely and promise to practice all you taught before our second session. You have boosted my passion for photography. Not only are you a talented and experienced photographer, you are also a very skilled teacher. I am no longer nervous about the Manual Setting, and bad light is not so bad after all – thanks to your guidance! Your invaluable explanations were devoid of jargon; hence grasping the techniques for good exposure was easier. Best wishes and every success to you, Wendy and the Team at SPW. Needless to say, I am so looking forward to my next photography lesson with you.
    Piyanjali Michôd

  69. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rod Windrim

    I have got to say that I had the best two hours of camera coaching with Daniel.
    He taught me so much and he teaches in a way that is easily understood. I was blown away with what I learnt. I could not recommend SPW highly enough. Great stuff.

  70. Rated 4 out of 5


    I have learnt an incredible amount in few hours of tuition. The attention given to cover all my questions and the willingness to share experience was outstanding. With such encouragements to experiment further and careful support this has helped grow my confidence and given me the enthusiasm to move forward with my novice photography. Thanks for the great tutoring Daniel!

  71. Rated 5 out of 5


    He is a Professional Photographer with his passion and skillful teaching.
    You will be glad that his tuition is so relaxing and enjoyable. Free and easy mode.
    He was really patient to explain everything from top to bottom and from functions to functions so clearly to me,
    he also let me took many shots from different shades to get the correct idea of the darker and brighter pictures.

    After the 2 hours of awesome teaching I felt I can start to use my digital camera to shoot photos and angels that I want without any worries no more Cannot wait to carry my camera to travel around soon.

    Decide, Decide & Measure to get the “Lights” of your desire. Adjustments of each stop of the brightness are important to remember as well. All these combinations are the key to photography said Daniel.
    He added keep trying and practising will make you a better photographer.

    This private tuition class is definitely recommended to come if you are keen to learn faster and want to get to know more about any specific DSLR that you do not know how to use. I had a wonderful time.

  72. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great value for money, I learnt so much! Daniel is a great teacher.

  73. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stavros Zakis

    My wife and I had a private tuition session with Daniel and can definitely say that Daniel is a very professional tutor, providing advice, guidance, and assistance at a level and pace suited to the client. Although we have been shooting for quite a while we had some questions on flash photography and decided to take up the opportunity of private tuition. Daniel was more than happy to answer every question we had thoroughly as well as providing handy advice along the way. We definitely recommend Daniel to anyone wishing to learn more about photography or looking to improve on their camera skills.

  74. Rated 4 out of 5

    Meren Webster

    Thankyou very much,appreciate the time spent. Now to practice!

  75. Rated 5 out of 5


    Frank has been an outstanding tutor – extremely knowledgable, patient, thorough and a pleasure to learn from in all ways.

  76. Rated 5 out of 5


    Frank has been an outstanding tutor for me – knowledgeable, patient, focussed and a delight to learn from in all ways. I could not recommend him more highly.

  77. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cassandra Nohra

    I had my one on one course with Daniel which was like I light bulb switched on in my head. I literally had to hold back the tears in his lesson because the way he explained things was so clear to me. I have dyslexia, numbers are a struggle for me because of how I see them so I was a little scared that something I’m so passionate about I wasn’t going to be able to understand. I can’t wait to start using what he taught me. I have tears in my eyes writing this because I’m so thankful and grateful that he was so patient and understanding. I’m Beyond happy with this course. Thank you Daniel you will never understand how important yesterday was for me. I was going to give up.

  78. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tim Barrett

    Thanks so much Daniel. Felt it was tremendously valuable, pitched at exactly the right level, was just what I needed & was extremely enjoyable as well! I wouldn’t have dreamed I could get so much great insight in such a short period of time!

  79. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fleur Mortimer

    I want to say a very big thank you to Wendy and Daniel for my private photo workshop. I got so much out of it and I think Daniel is a very good tutor. Explained things well and was patient. I really felt I learnt more than what I thought I knew and hope to practice and be back again!

  80. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark Wood

    What a superstar Daniel is. I approached the 2-hour session with trepidation as I’ve never been a confident photographer despite owning and using an SLR for 20+ years. Daniel quickly understood my level of expertise and set out some very practical steps to competently use manual settings for portrait photography. I left after 2 hours with a new enthusiasm and can’t wait to put some of the learnings into practice. Worth every cent. Thank you, Daniel and Sydney Photographic Workshops.

  81. Rated 5 out of 5


    A big Thankyou to Daniel. My private lessons were great. Being new to the world of photography we started with the basics and he made it easy to follow and understand. Now I’m excited and ready to put it all into practice.Thanks again. Also a big Thankyou to Wendy. You were both such a pleasure to deal with.

  82. Rated 5 out of 5


    Thanks Daniel for helping me organizing my “biblioteca” !
    Very relaxing and cool studio. I will be back to learn more!

  83. Rated 5 out of 5

    Adam Shaw

    I can’t recommeded Daniel and Wendy enough. They were good enough to honour a voucher I had let expire and the tuition was first rate. Daniel really knows his stuff but was still happy to ‘dumb it down’ to a level I understood. Being a total novice with a speedlight, he really opened my eyes to how valuable a tool they can be and the many different ways they can be used. The tuition has definately motivated me to start getting my camera (and speedlight) out more.

  84. Rated 5 out of 5

    Liz Tobar

    AWESOME! Daniel took it back to basics, exactly where I needed to go. In an extremely casual, comfortable environment I was shown functions of my camera I didn’t know existed. He explained everything so clearly and in basic terms that I could understand. I didn’t feel embarrassed about my lack of knowledge or experience and was able to purely focus on what I was learning. I found the tips he gave me extremely useful and have already put things in to practice. I thought the 2 hours would fly, but without even realising, Daniel had covered off everything I had asked him to without it feeling rushed. I will be recommending to my colleagues.

  85. Rated 5 out of 5

    Les Sharp

    Dear Daniel,
    Thank for your expert advice and help. I found our meeting extremely useful and encouraging.
    I am also very appreciative of your effort to organize the best portfolio. As I scan through the images I realise that your selection has given me a much better presentation than I had envisaged.

  86. Rated 5 out of 5

    Donna Kwong

    We thoroughly enjoyed our private lesson with Daniel. He is a great teacher. We learnt how to get the most out of our current cameras and were surprised to learn just how much we could do with them. We are looking forward to experimenting with the techniques we were taught and achieving better travel photos.

  87. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sue Rennett

    Great to have Kim explain some of the finer points of what I hadn’t quite grasped at the 8 week course 18 months prior, and review some of the pics I’d taken in the meantime. Also managed to give me a few quick tips on Lightroom which will help a lot with editing the final results.

  88. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thushy Sathi

    My daughter and I had a great lesson with Glenn. Glenn was well prepared and was able to teach us at a level that worked for the both of us.

  89. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kat Cayley

    So grateful to Daniel for an invaluable session yesterday. Finally the penny dropped! Iv been wondering round all morning taking perfect exposures, with complete understanding. Partial metering has changed my life. I finally feel I can get on with my photography, without tripping over at every step. I can’t thank him enough!

  90. Rated 5 out of 5

    Roger Pearcee

    I saw my environment in a new ‘light’, spanning the wonderful 3-6pm period… I am confidently looking forward to our upcoming trip to Europe…. While I would love to try the group training for something like Lightroom fundamentals, this private session provided a great opportunity for safely asking questions I may not have raised in a group.

  91. Rated 5 out of 5

    Helen Symons

    I just loved it and can’t WAIT to get on the plane and start playing.

  92. Rated 5 out of 5

    Karl Bayliss

    I found the session informal, informative and relaxed. Daniel made things easy to understand and spoke at a level that was correct for me. I learned so much and thoroughly enjoyed the time spent doing something I love. Having done the session, I was so enthused about my photography that I bought a new camera to achieve what I want to do

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