Sydney Smartphone
Photo Walkshop

Fundamentals of Photography will set you up for a lifetime of creative expression with your camera.

Sydney Smartphone
Photo Walkshop

Fundamentals of Photography will set you up for a lifetime of creative expression with your camera.

Sydney Smartphone Photo Walkshop

The Smartphone is revolutionising photography and very quickly becoming the standard for picture making. Most people under-utilise its potential as a creative camera.

Smartphones are ideal for capturing and sharing our everyday experiences and we’ll show you how to use your phone’s sophisticated technology together with free apps to open up a world of creative photography.

Sydney is a changing city.  Come with us and explore this new and exciting landscape as we meander through the old, the new and the unexpected. You will find inspiration as you photograph Old Sydney next to the New Sydney.  We travel through back alleys, tunnels, hidden staircases and open spaces.

Aperture Club’s Smartphone Photography Workshop will give you the confidence to use your camera-phone for creative image making.

We’ll explore the methods and approaches professional photographers use to make informed, creative decisions using mood and emotion—and you’ll come away with new skills that will boost your creative confidence.


Tutors: An experienced smartphone photographer and a photographer’s assistant (depending on group size)

Group size: minimum 4; maximum 10

Time: 3 hrs on selected Saturdays and Sundays. 

Please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop commences to ensure we start on time.

Meeting point: City Xtra Cafe opp Wharf 4 Circular Quay


  • Smartphone camera, pros & cons
  • Easy shortcuts to camera settings
  • Tips and tricks to using a smartphone
  • Smartphone Camera Controls
  • Composition and the ‘point of interest’
  • Observation: How to find interesting things to photographs.
  • Observation: How to think about light
  • Smartphone trends and simple creative tricks
  • Smartphone camera apps
  • Simple post-photo adjustments


A working version of Lightroom CC / Lightroom 6 already installed on your own laptop (a one-month trial version of Lightroom is available from Adobe). We will provide you with images to work on in the course though you are welcome to bring your own.


  • Your smartphone. With room to take lots photos.
  • Your Smartphone. Fully charged, (bring a battery pack or mobile charger if you have it)
  • Water and snacks (not essential)
  • Appropriate clothing—check the weather forecast! Comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and hat
  • Detailed Aperture Club follow up tips will be emailed to you on completion of the workshop.
  • Workshop fees do not include drinks, meals/snacks
  • If you would like to bring an extra battery for your phone please note you can purchase batteries from your telecommunications dealer or other selected stores.
  • A tip from our tutor – At ‘Miniso’ Discount outlets you can purchase a ‘beautiful portable power source 6000mA’ for $19.99.
  • This is a universal battery NB you may need to buy a suitable cable to connect to your phone but great savings.


Public transport: Bus or train to Wynyard station
Car: street parking available or you can use the many parking stations around the area.


If it looks as if the weather will be unsuitable on the day, we’ll contact you early in the morning. In the event of cancellation, you can select an alternative workshop date.



Aperture Club


Sharon: 0411 370 577