Travel Photography

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 14 customer ratings
(14 customer reviews)



This photography workshop 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 traveller, this travel photography workshop 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.



Take great travel photos on your next trip!

Ben has held several impressive exhibitions of his well-documented travels through the Australian outback featuring landscapes and people.  He has travelled extensively through the UK, Ireland, Turkey, Thailand, India, Nepal and Africa . He is backed by an additional professional photographer and a hostess attending to all of your catering needs throughout the day.

This workshop is suitable for any Digital SLR or Mirrorless camera with interchangable 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

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 $395 for 9.5hrs Tuition

Your fee includes the following:

  • Professional and experienced Travel Photographer / Tutor
  • 2nd Photographer Assisting
  • Host for the day
  • Tutorial & objective brief for the days shoots
  • Light refreshments throughout the day (includes water, juice & snacks)
  • Sumptuous catered lunch
  • 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.

14 reviews for Travel Photography

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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?

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. 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” 🙂

  13. 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.

  14. 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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