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Our different types of workshops

Fundamentals of Photography

Fundamentals of Photography

The Fundamentals of Photography package has been designed to allow beginners, travellers, new parents and recently retired members of our community to cost effectively attend the 3 essential photographic workshops listed below. You will save up to 20% on the individual workshop components.

Camera Essentials Camera handling, menu navigation, good habits, basic composition and many tips/tricks

Master Manual Mode This workshop is designed so you come to understand the relationship between Shutter speed, Aperture and ISO. We explore and experiment and build our understanding of Manual photography in easy steps.

Focus on Flash;  Expand the capability of your photography with the simply addition of flash.  Not only will you be amazed how easy it is to create outstanding photography, you will change the way you take photos.

Creative Workshops

Creative Workshops

Our Creative Workshops are best enjoyed with a basic understanding of your camera.  Develop many skills such as observation, communication and camera handling. Our Creative workshop will enable you to develop a unique style.

The Portrait Exposed Portraiture is a popular genre of photography. Learn how to direct and pose your subject for flattering results.  Our models are dancers which make this workshop exciting and unique.
Street Photography: The Poetic Witness (Newtown) Observing life in Newtown is like having a blindfold removed.  Learn in easy steps how to photograph a unique perspective and create stories from these observations. Learn the secrets that documentary and lifestyle photographers use to get results.
Street Photography: The Urban Observer (CBD) In this workshop we show you how to become invisible in the heart of the CBD.  Explore the details of the city as we take you to spots overlooked by the busy pace. Look forward to an enjoyable day rediscovering the city you thought you knew.

Photo / Walking Safaris

Photo / Walking Safaris

Suitable for all photographers as well as iPhone users, Discover Sydney Photo Safari will introduce you to composition tips and practical facts about framing, perspective and experimentation with photography.  We discuss light and mood and other photographers styles, which we use to spot interesting photos opportunities. In a relaxed conversational way we have fun with photography as we travel from Luna Park over the Harbour Bridge ending our journey at the iconic Opera House.  You will unknowingly improve your camera and photography skills with ‘hand’s-on’ experience.  This is an engaging introduction to photography while enjoying a scenic walk. Experiment with your camera and learn to see popular icons in a new light.

Discover Sydney Photo Safari >
Luna Park to the Opera House

Our approach to all workshops

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> They are designed to give you a varied and enjoyable learning experience.

> An opportunity to meet new and interesting people on a similar journey.

> We are a group of dedicated professionals who love photography, travel, people and new exciting experiences.

> We are committed to delivering workshops that broaden your knowledge of photography.

> We want to inspire your creativity and give you exciting and unusual destinations to create dynamic and beautiful photography.

> We have a wealth of industry contacts that allow us to provide unique opportunities for creative photography workshops and special events.

…..Are you ready?

Group size

Individual attention is an important consideration in our workshops and giving you one on one attention, where possible, is our main objective. For this reason we keep our group size small. On average 5-6 people but never more than 10.

Tutors

Part of this individual attention means two tutors for each workshop. One tutor is a working professional photographer and the second is our photography assistant. We are all knowledgeable, friendly, and very committed to giving you not only first class tuition but also a first class experience. If the group size is small (6 or less) we may operate the workshop with a professional photographer only.

Training style

The Aperture Club believes the way to learn is to move out of the classroom and into the field. We pride ourselves on developing your skill-set through practical understanding and being able to experiment with guided help. On occasion, depending on what we are learning, we do teach in an indoor environment – when this happens it may be at The Aperture Club’s studio in funky Chippendale.

Locations

We select a wide variety of locations and continue to innovate on this front. We want to keep you challenged and inspired by introducing you to ever new sights and sounds. As we have worked in the industry for many years we have personal experience of many unique, exciting and varied locations – that have been used for magazine shoots, events and special projects, in locations the average person will not have seen or heard of.

Getting Around

In the majority of cases we will travel on foot, but don’t be surprised if public transport is utilised every now and then. For longer distances and weekend excursions we might ask you to drive yourself or use a small bus/coach, depending on what is appropriate to the workshops unique location.

What’s included

In all workshops you will be supplied with a photo cheat-sheet, which gives you technical points to consider for that particular workshop. At the conclusion of the workshop we will also email a full set of notes for you to keep and refer to at any time in the future. We don’t give you the full notes on the day because you won’t have time to read them – you will be learning in a ‘hands-on’ fashion. Reading the notes later will reinforce the various techniques you have learnt.

Camera Kits

The Aperture Club has a small number of camera kits available for you to use if you don’t currently have a DSLR camera but are keen to find out what all the fuss is about.

The Aperture Club kits include;
> A professional photographers’ camera body
> Zoom lens
> Flash

Remember our wonderful city of Sydney is a place of festivals and special events, so look out for one of our creative workshops to help you take that next step in developing your creative flair – not just ‘taking’ but ‘making’ inspirational images. See you soon.

The Aperture Club

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