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A two-day photography workshop focusing on light, working with your camera, lenses, and mindfulness while shooting, plus 4 hrs online group meetin.


Day 1: Mastering the Fundamentals

May 12 - 10 am to 4 pm


  • Introduction to the workshop and light theory: You'll learn about the different qualities of light (natural vs. artificial, hard vs. soft light), how light affects your exposure, and how to use light to create mood and atmosphere in your photos.

  • Camera controls workshop: This session will delve into the core functions of your camera, focusing on aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance. You'll practise using these settings in various lighting conditions to achieve your desired results.

  • Lens exploration: Different lenses offer unique perspectives and effects. You'll experiment with prime and zoom lenses, understanding their strengths and how they influence your composition.

  • Practical shooting session 1: Put your newfound knowledge into practice! Under the guidance of your instructor, you'll embark on a photo walk, applying camera settings and lens choices to capture various subjects throughout the day.


Day 2: Capturing the Present Moment

May 19  10 am to 4 pm


  • The art of being present: This session will explore the concept of mindfulness in photography. You'll learn how to slow down, be present in the moment, and see the world with fresh eyes.

  • Composition techniques: You'll learn about the basic rules of composition, such as the rule of thirds, leading lines, and negative space. You'll practise applying these techniques to your photos.



May 15 and May 22 at 7 pm


  • Group critique: Share your photos from Day 1 and Day 2 with your fellow participants and the instructor. This is a valuable opportunity to receive constructive feedback and learn from each other's work.


Saeed’s tips: 

  • Practice, practice, practice: The more you shoot, the more comfortable you'll become with your camera and the more you'll develop your own photographic style.

  • Have fun! Photography is a creative journey. Enjoy the process of learning and capturing the world around you.

  • Embrace the unknown: Don't be afraid to experiment and try new things.


Who Should Attend:

  • Beginner and intermediate photographers looking to improve their technical skills and artistic vision.

  • Anyone interested in exploring light, lenses, and the art of being present while taking photographs.


Additional Information:

  • A DSLR or mirrorless camera with manual controls is required.

  • Basic photography knowledge is required.

  • Send us the list of your photography gear

  • A tripod is helpful but not mandatory.

  • Light and minimal lunch and snacks are provided.


Workshop Benefits:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of light and its impact on photographs.

  • Master the use of different camera lenses for creative expression.

  • Develop a “present moment” approach to capture fleeting moments in photography.

  • Receive valuable feedback and insights from a professional photographer.

  • Connect and share your work with a supportive photography community (through online meetings).



In-Person Dates: Sundays, May 12th & 19th 2024

Time: 10 am to 4 pm AEDT

Online Dates: Wednesdays, 15th & 22nd 2024

Time: 7 pm to 9 pm AEDT

Duration: 4 sessions

Photography Workshop, "Focus On Now"

  • Focus On Now: 2-Day Photography Workshop / 2 Sessions Online group photo review & feedback


    Elevate your photography with a focus on the fundamental elements.

    Harness light's power. Unleash the creative potential of lenses. Be present and capture fleeting moments.


    Workshop Highlights:

    • Interactive lectures & demos

    • Hands-on practice with various lenses & lights at  the Studio

    • Field trip to a location

    • Online group photo review & feedback


    This workshop is for you:

    • Beginner & intermediate photographers

    • Anyone passionate about capturing the present

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