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Sharon and her team of professional photographers are passionate about meeting people, travelling and of course photography.  The Aperture Club runs photography workshops and tours that allow you to develop your creativity, with like-minded people.

Our workshop are run around Chippendale, Newtown, Circular Quay and other well kept secret locations around Sydney.

We believe that experimenting and playing with your camera will enable you to master it quicker than studying books or trawling the internet watching videos. Our workshops are designed to give you the mindset which will open up your creativity and inspire you to use your camera.  All our workshops, tours, day and weekend trips are designed to help you think like a photographer and sharpen you observation.

Discover your passion or just becoming more knowledgeable with your camera.

Allow yourself to explore new techniques and to develop a new understanding of photography.

Being part of The Aperture Club also allows you to get away from regular life, spend uninterrupted time meeting new friends, identify your interests and enjoy the fun and adventure of photography.

We look forward to seeing you on a workshop …


The Aperture Club Team

Sharon Hickey

Director and Tutor

Sharon has been a professional photographer for 20 years, with experience and skills in corporate, media, event, editorial, travel and promotional photography.

She photographs for major Sydney events, campaigns and national and international tourism ventures. Her clients include the University of Sydney, local and national organisations, event managers, marketing and PR consultants, and national magazines. She also runs photography tours to locations across Asia with international tour operator The Imaginative Traveller.

Sharon’s work is regularly exhibited around Australia and has been shown at the Agora Gallery in New York, which showcased her stunning photographs of Australia’s native flora.

Sharon has been sharing her love of photography for 10 years.

“Photography is unique – it allows us to see the world through an individual eye, that no-one else can capture, view or experience in the same way”.

Daniel Kukec


Daniel is a passionate photographer whose journey into professional photography has been a rewarding experience.

After becoming dissatisfied with corporate life, Daniel discovered his love for photography and travel and began a life changing journey that took him through South America. It was here his excitement and renewed love for photography really began.

Fast forward a few years and Daniel is now working commercially in wedding and event photography, as well as assisting other professional photographers. His true passion is Street photography – he can often be found street-side documenting the life of Sydney’s vibrant suburbs.

Daniel is passionate about helping others on their own photographic journey. He enjoys teaching and the sense of community that the Aperture Club provides in fostering creativity and knowledge for aspiring photographers of all levels.

Brent Wilson


Brent has worked in the photographic field for over 30 years, starting out at Australian Consolidated Press where he honed his skills, working alongside – and mentored by – some of the nation’s best magazine photographers.

With a passion for plants and gardening he was a natural fit as principal photographer for Burke’s Backyard Magazine, which saw him shoot a wide variety of subjects over fifteen years; from horticulture to celebrities, interiors, products, projects, pets, food and travel.

Now a freelancer, he shoots anything and everything – corporate portraits, event photography, gardens and lifestyle – and is a regular contributor as both photographer and writer to several gardening magazines. His horticultural images are represented by a large photo library in the UK.

“Being a photographer is an adventure; every day is different, you need to have many skills at your disposal – not only technical proficiency, but the ability to communicate to people from all walks of life. Above all, you must be passionate and love what you are doing” says Brent.

Leonard Metcalf

5 & 6 Day Photo Adventures

Len is renowned for his exquisite photographs and supportive, gentle teaching style. His broad experience both as an art educator and photographer makes him an ideal mentor as you develop your own photography.

After graduating from High School, Len took a job as an outdoor educator in Kangaroo Valley to support himself through a Visual Arts degree, majoring in Photography. This was the beginning of a lifelong quest to combine his passions for adventure, education and photography

He graduated with straight distinctions and received the coveted award for ‘Most Outstanding Advanced Colour Photographer’.

After 30 years as a facilitator, educator and trainer, Len was ready to pursue a new direction. He completed a Graduate Diploma in Art Education at Sydney University and a Masters Degree in Adult Education at the University of Technology, Sydney and now teaches, mentors and guides photographers in some of the most spectacular landscapes in Australia, from arid deserts and windswept coasts to his backyard in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

Len is your master photographer on the Photo Adventure tours;
5-Day Blue Mountains Landscape Workshop
5-Day South Coast Seascapes Workshop
6-Day Digital Black & White Adventure

Brian Bird

Lightroom Genius

Brian is an avid photographer who enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with others.

He has been involved in photography since his early 20s. Experiencing a renewed enthusiasm and appreciation for photography after attending an Intermediate and Advanced Photography course at Macarthur Community College and soon found himself involved in a series of local exhibitions with the MCC Photography Exhibition Group.

His love of photography coupled with his 17 years of corporate experience in IT product and sales training has put him in an ideal position to pursue his passion of helping other photographers, as a mentor, in a classroom or in a photo workshop.

Brian is our tutor for the Lightroom Workshops.

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Work with us

The Aperture Club is a team of professional photographers who enjoy sharing their knowledge and experience with all levels of amateur photographers from the novice to the semi-professionals. When you join our team you will be joining a rewarding and exciting program, which contributes to the creative development of highly enthusiastic photography lovers of all ages and skill levels. Patience, experience and professionalism are the must-haves to join the team. Anything else you can bring to the table is our good fortune. Our tutors are friendly, enthusiastic and creative individuals who’s first love is the art of image making. Please send an email to info@theapertureclub.com.au introducing yourself. We look forward to hearing from you. - Sharon Email Us