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Know Photography – Course

3 x 90 Minute Private Sessions: $469 

Private lessons are the fastest way to learn photography. Each session is tailored to suit exactly what you want to learn at your pace.  You  will gain a comprehensive understanding of your camera as well as lighting and composition for different subjects. Each 90 minute workshop could focus on one area of photography; including portraits, landscapes and travel photography.

Suitable for absolute beginners, with a DSLR or compact camera (with manual controls) we will practise photographing in manual mode. F stops, ISO and shutter speeds will be explained in simple English without the technical jargon.

The class rotates between teaching and doing. Examples and demonstrations are put into practise as we photograph different subjects each session.

By the end of the class you will be competent in using your camera and creating great images of a variety of different subjects.


  • Getting off auto mode and learning how to use your camera
  • Photographing different subjects from portraits to landscapes
  • Choosing the best point of view to make your subject look the best
  • Composing a photo
  • Understanding lighting
  • White balance
  • Understanding lenses
  • Camera flash versus natural light
  • Manual and auto focus modes
  • Manual Exposure (ISO, Shutter speeds, F stops)
  • Motion (Freezing or blurring action)

Class Size

Private 1:1 lesson


No prior photography knowledge is required. To do this course you will need:

  • DSLR camera or compact camera with manual controls
  • Camera manual (if you still have)
  • Charged battery
  • Memory card

I had a really good time yesterday, you made the course very enjoyable and easy. Even though I still feel a beginner with photography, I can see the potential in creativity, thanks to your easy approach to the technical side of the camera.

Celine Gaudin

Garry gave my husband & I a 3 hour lesson on how to use our new Nikon cameras. He is a great teacher and photographer. We learned so much as he explained everything so clearly. We no longer set our cameras to ‘Auto’. We really enjoyed the lesson. Thanks Garry!

Steph Debnam

Many thanks for this Garry,
I found yesterday very useful and interesting. A good 3 hours well spent.!! Once again many thanks for your help – it was good fun.

Peter Brash

I’m so thankful Carol organised the lesson with you for me. My photos and Carol’s are so much better. Carol loves having her photo taken now! We get so many comments on our photos now.

Ilse Roets

Garry did an excellent job of pitching the lesson just right based on the limited experience we both had.

Kathy Davis

Finally, I can get off auto mode with my DSLR and start taking some speccy pics! Three hours with Garry Wilcox has demystified the process for me and made me feel far more confident about experimenting with exposures and lighting etc. He certainly knows his stuff and communicates it most effectively and patiently.

Gary McGay

Thanks for your time on Sunday. The lesson was fantastic and I really learnt a lot. Carol posted a couple of the photos on facebook that we took of Eva and have had a lot of really positive responses. Thanks again for your time.

Paul Foley

I thoroughly enjoyed yesterdays lesson and felt I learnt a lot. It inspired me to take my camera out during the ‘ Golden hour’ yesterday and take some photos around Lake Claremont. The sunset was awesome!


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