Private Tuition

Rated 4.93 out of 5 based on 45 customer ratings
(45 customer reviews)


2 hour session of one-on-one tuition with a leading Sydney photographer

These 2 hour private photography lessons are run on various weekdays and evenings throughout the year.  Occasional tuition on Saturday's dependant on availability.

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.

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 hybrid 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. 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, 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.

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

  • Landscape
  • Portraiture
  • Automotive
  • Still Life
  • Nature (including animals and fauna)
  • Fashion
  • Weddings
  • Interiors
  • Travel
  • Documentary
  • Street Photography
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • HDR techniques
  • Studio lighting
  • Speedlites

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)
  • All lenses you have
  • Lens Hood
  • 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


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, for your tuition for an additional $100.  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

45 reviews for Private Tuition

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    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

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

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

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  17. 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.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

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

  19. Rated 4 out of 5

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

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

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

  22. 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.

  23. 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!

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    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

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    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

  30. 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

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  32. 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

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  34. Rated 4 out of 5

    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.

  35. 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.

  36. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  38. Rated 5 out of 5

    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

  39. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!

  40. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  41. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!!

  42. 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

  43. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  44. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  45. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

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