Travel Photography

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 20 customer ratings
(20 customer reviews)



This travel photography course is a seasonal special event and is run on various Saturdays throughout the year.

Runs from 9:00am to 6:30pm OR (11:00am to 8:30pm during daylight saving).

A must for the traveler, this travel photography tour is designed to inspire you and deliver the skills you will need to develop a beautiful and stunning reportage of your travels or photo-documentary journal. The travel photography workshop begins at our studio with a presentation of outstanding imagery & instructional tutorial to ensure you are well equipped and prepared to begin your journey before we head off to various exciting locations around Sydney. You are encouraged to shoot the entire day away under the close supervision, guidance and instruction of your prime tutor, Benjamin Lee. If you prefer shooting at night we also have night photography classes as well!




Ben has held several impressive exhibitions of his well-documented travels through the Australian outback featuring landscapes and people. He has traveled extensively through the UK, Ireland, Turkey, Thailand, India, Nepal and Africa. You will also have our Head Tutor, Daniel Linnet, M.Photog., AIPP. supporting Ben on the day. That’s 2 photographers to a maximum of 10 participants!

Daniel has done his own travels building a collection of stunning imagery from within South East Asia, Egypt, Greece, India and extensively throughout the Australian outback. In addition to Ben and Daniel, you will also have a hostess attending to cater to your needs on this exceptional day out.

Our locations are carefully curated by Ben and Daniel to ensure a rich diversity of landscape and people in a precious selection of locations. We are sure that you will find them both intriguing, interesting and a delight to photograph whilst you are being supported and trained in all aspects of professional Travel Photography.

This workshop is suitable for any Digital SLR or Mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses.

Your travel photography workshop will wind down with a sunset landscape shoot where you are served up a lovely cheese platter accompanied by bubbly!


* A final weather check will be conducted with the Bureau of Meteorology on the morning of each workshop. This may lead to the workshop being postponed in cases of unfavourable weather reports. The workshop may run in cases of light showers but not in persistent showers or heavy rain.

N.B. Classes are run subject to acquiring minimum numbers


Who is the travel photography course for?

Our travel photography courses are suited for people looking to further their holiday or travel photo skills and even photo-documentary or journalist type skills and don’t mind getting their hands (or clothes!) dirty on location! We expect all students attending the following workshop to already have some basic knowledge of photography. 

How much does it cost for the travel photography course?

The travel photography workshop currently runs on various Saturdays between 9:00am to 6:30pm OR (11:00am to 8:30pm during daylight saving).  This a whopping 9.5 hours of tuition and shooting time. 

Have any questions about this particular course? Contact our helpful and informative team members. 

What can I expect to learn from the course?

In a total of 9.5hours of learning, this engaging course will teach you the must-have skill sets needed to create a stunning visual repertoire of your travels. Guided by two of our leading professional travel photographers, expect the impossible and the unexpected with our travel photography course. Spending only a one hour brief in our Studio, the majority of this workshop is conducted off-site, on location, encouraging you to shoot among some of Sydney’s most exciting sites and locations. During our travel photography workshop, some of the exciting activities you will experience include, but are not limited to: 

    • Equipment familiarisation
    • Planning for the unexpected
    • Apertures, Shutter Speeds, White Balance, ISO & focusing
    • Compositional techniques
    • Portraiture techniques
    • Working with movement
    • Pre-visualisation of project
    • Photo Essays
    • Familiarising yourself with the subject matter
    • Working with light

What camera do I need for the travel photography course?

To participate in Sydney Photographic Workshops’ Travel Photography course, we strongly recommend our students to bring a DLSR or mirrorless camera with full manual capability and the necessary accessories and a fully charged spare battery if you have them.

Why choose Sydney Photographic Workshops for the course?

If you’re a free-spirit with a creative streak, have a talent for creating stunning images and want to further your skills progressing from your point-and-shoot camera, or simply wish to treat someone to a fantastic creative experience within a fun group environment, Sydney Photographic Workshops is the home of cultivating these talented, like minded individuals. Whether you want to specialise in travel photography or portraiture work, we pride ourselves in providing students with hands-on learning experiences like in all of our corporate training programs,  workshops and private classes. Whatever class you choose, you will experience a sensational curriculum of workshops curated by our principal tutor and internationally awarded professional photographer, Daniel Linnet.  This travel photography workshop is co-run with experienced travel photographer, Benjamin Lee and Daniel Linnet.

Basic overview of some of the topics covered:

  • Equipment familiarisation
  • Apertures & focusing
  • Planning for the unexpected
  • Compositional techniques
  • Working with movement
  • Viewpoints
  • Portraiture techniques
  • Pre-visualisation of project
  • Building a photo essay
  • Shooting for black & white
  • Researching subject matter
  • Social commentary
  • Working with various ISO’s
  • F16 rule
  • Working with light (light quality)

You will need to know your way around your camera or have completed a basic or beginners photography course.

Not suitable for compact cameras without full manual mode.

You will need:

  • Your Camera(s)
  • All lenses you have
  • Lens Hood
  • Plenty of varied films at different ISO ratings if shooting film
  • Memory Card(s) if shooting digital
  • All camera accessories – i.e: tripod, 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
  • Dress casual & comfortable with sensible shoes (you may get a little dirty at some locations)

This workshop is $450 for 9.5hrs Tuition

Your fee includes the following:

  • 2 Professional and experienced Travel Photographers / Tutors
  • Host for the day
  • Tutorial & objective brief for the days shoots
  • Light refreshments throughout the day (includes water, juice & snacks)
  • Beautiful Catered lunch
  • Cheese platter and Bubbly at Sunset
  • Location fees or park entry fees where applicable
  • Transport van to all locations

N.B. Classes are run subject to acquiring minimum numbers


A final weather check will be conducted with the Bureau of Meteorology on the morning of your workshop. This may lead to the workshop being postponed in cases of unfavourable weather reports. We may run in cases of light showers but not in persistent showers or heavy rain.  Should we need to postpone you will be notified via text message to the mobile number supplied to us.

20 reviews for Travel Photography

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Peter McNally

    Travel Photography Workshop was excellent! Well organised and great delivery. Small group enabling individual needs to be addressed very effectively. Good location choices, expert instruction and logistics handled professionally. Would recommend to photography beginners and more experienced – instructors were proficient in lifting skill levels across the board.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Steve Johnston

    Great course – really well run and fantastic to have great photographers in Ben and Daniel around to provide valuable tips

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Susan D

    I’ve booked the Travel Photography class mainly for my partner’s Birthday/Valentine gift, and I tagged along to keep him company. My partner already had some existing knowledge in photography but was able to learn new skills and refresh/reinforce his existing knowledge; and he had a great time doing so.
    I, on the other hand had no experience with cameras. I had borrowed my parent’s decade old camera to bring to the workshop and was expecting to sit back for the whole 10hr workshop. But Ben and Daniel was amazing in their teaching, and had made sure I was involved in the class too. While Ben was teaching the whole class at an intermediate/expert level, Daniel was teaching me the basic.
    I really appreciate the workshop being able to cater for all level of experience, and I came out of the workshop with new found love for photography. Wendy was also present throughout the day, and made sure we were all well fed, hydrated, and sun-protected at all time.
    Thank you SPW for an amazing time. I really recommended SPW to anyone seeking an experience and/or wanting to learn photography – whatever level you may be at.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Katherine Kaczmarek

    I was part of the Travel Photography Workshop and loved it! With both Ben and Daniel we had the ability to ask questions, and get hands on experience to taking photos in different places, on the go, and in all kinds of light. It was exactly what I was hoping for from a class, and with a small group it was easy to feel like you were supported if need be. Throughout the day they offered tips and tricks and unlike other photography classes I have taken, this truly gave you the chance to shoot and capture photos all day. Highly recommend!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Damian Lynch

    I just wanted to write to thank you for the Travel Photography workshop. The tutors Ben and Daniel were great, very approachable and full of high quality advice and tips. The content was super interesting and it was fantastic to visit four locations in the one day, each teaching us different aspects of travel photography. It was really good value, I would thoroughly recommend the course to anyone and I will definitely be back for other SPW courses myself.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dennis Wells

    This is a day that is packed with photographing at interesting sites. As we moved from one site to the next we had the opportunity to learn the different techniques required for the various conditions and environments. Plenty of practice time was included and having two professional photographers to assist ensured we all had the opportunity to get the best from our equipment.

    While Ben and Daniel led the way, it was Wendy who, “keeps the motor running”, making sure we were all well-fed, looking after our gear, and magically appearing with the van whenever we needed to move from one location to another.

    You won’t find a better organisation for whichever course you choose to do and you will leave feeling inspired.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    John Clare

    Ben, Daniel and Wendy put on a great day. The teaching is down to earth and easy to follow. Everyone was given attention and made to feel in control. We visited 4 interesting locations and finished up at Yarra Bay near La Perouse for some interesting sunset and night shot and a well deserved glass of bubbles. Ben and Daniel certainly gave us a new appreciation of how hard good photographers work.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5


    Awesome day. I felt like the pace was fast enough to keep me interested and slow enough to keep me informed. Both Ben and Daniel are top notch pros full of wisdom, insight and a palatable arsenal of tips and tricks to help any photographer, at any stage of their learning. I had a blast and can definitely recommend!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5


    I’d like to thank you, Ben, and Daniel for the workshop that was held on Saturday last week. I think it was very well paced and I am so happy that we visited three places on one day: the shipyard, Maroubra, and Yarra Bay. I find Ben’s way of teaching very engaging and at the same time not intimidating at all.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mary Lambell

    What a wonderful day of learning about photography. Ben was so articulate when explaining concepts and contexts and scenes and stops! The locations we were taken to were superb, away from the usual tourist spots in Sydney. I learnt so much more about my town and its hidden pearls.
    Dan was a brilliant backup for Ben, when I needed extra assistance. Wendy a superb and lovely hostess and the catering was very nice. I’d love to participate in another workshop with this company.
    Thank you for a very informative and enjoyable day.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Les Schumer

    Just a quick note to say thanks for the workshop yesterday. Three fabulous locations. Very knowledgeable tutors, lovely lunch and a great bunch of participants. Thanks again Daniel, Ben, Wendy and Annabelle for a really great day. Cheers, and hoping to see you again sometime!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rob Weddell

    From start to finish I had an amazing time doing the travel photography course. The tutors gave a fantastic effort in helping us and explaining everything they were teaching us so that all of us could understand. Nothing was too much trouble for the guys, no questions went unanswered or made you feel uncomfortable asking. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking too improve their photography, and a massive thanks again to all of the Sydney Photographic Workshops team for an amazing day.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Leah O’Gorman

    The day spent with Ben & Dan was fabulous. It was a lovely group of people with diverse interests and skill levels which the instructors handled exceptionally. The love of the art of photography and sharing of technical know-how was brilliant from the beginning to the end of the day. It was a long day but worth every minute and every dollar. I can’t wait to keep learning and put my new skills to use. I would highly recommend the SPW team as this was my 2nd course and I have learnt so much. Thanks a million!

  14. Rated 5 out of 5


    I just attended the Travel Photography workshop. Greatly enjoyed the 3 “secret” locations and we were all taught that no matter where you are, there will always be opportunities for great photo.

    The day was a great balance between practical activities, intersped with some theory, but athe theory is always taught by doing which alsways keeps things fun.

    I thoroughly recommend Sydney Photographic Workshops for novices and not so novice photographers alike.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Allison

    I went on the Travel Photography Workshop, both Ben and Daniel were clear in their explanations and proactive at giving tips where they saw fit. They quickly picked up on differing capability levels and split the group to give more personalised tuition when necessary. Every location was full of interesting people and perspectives, even shooting at my local beach!
    I definitely learnt a lot even as a semi professional and had lots of fun.
    Wendy looked after us all superbly, making sure we were all well fed and watered, and being more than accomodating to my very specific dietary requirements.
    Huge thank you all, definite recommendations and will surely return
    PS why didn’t I know about you sooner?

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jacqui Edgar

    What a great day. I learned quite a few things before lunch time so I knew I’d picked the right course. Both photographers where extremely knowledgeable and helpful and certainly know their stuff. The whole day was all very well organised. I now need to get out and practice the tools I learned. This is my second course with SPW, looking forward to the next one!

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jerry Watkins

    My second SPW workshop did not disappoint. The team has put a lot of thought into the variety of locations and activities, and provides as much advice as you can handle. Full marks!

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Adrian Tischler

    Great teachers who really took the time to work with everyone according to their skills and their individual learning wishes – it’s so rare to get this much access to loads of unpretentious, quality advice. The locations were inspiring, the instruction and exercises were very useful and the other students a lot of fun to be around. In the words of Arnie … “I’ll be back” 🙂

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lisa Elliott

    I love it when you have an “ah ha” moment, and during the course of the day I had a few where the pennies just dropped – thanks to some great tutelage from a couple of clearly talented photographers. I’ve participated in a few of these workshops now and they’re never disappointing, I look forward to the next one.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Peter Meagher

    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.

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