Private Photography Tutorials - the best way to learn!

November 04, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I have been teaching photography to groups, individuals and schools for many years now. From teaching and designing courses at the prestigious Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney during the 1980's, to setting up Perth's first fully independent Photography School, Shoot, in 2012, plus teaching many individuals and corporate clients along the way, there isn't much in the areas of both film and digital photography that I haven't covered.

 

These days I am happy to take things a little easier, and prefer to teach individuals or very small groups on a personal basis. By doing so I am able to free myself of the restrictions of subject labels such as "Beginners", "Portraiture", "Advanced" or "Post-Production". I am now free to teach exactly what YOU want, whether you are a complete beginner with no idea what a lens, aperture or shutter speed is, to enthusiasts and professionals who might need some help honing their portfolio, or their Lightroom and Photoshop skills.

 

Obviously there are areas of photography where I do not have enough skill to confidently teach; underwater photography, for instance, or sports photography. Sure, I could do these shoots for myself if I wished, but I wouldn't be so cheeky as to charge for teaching them to others. Which is more than can be said, sadly, for many so-called photography schools and self-styled photo experts out there.

 

So if you want great personal tuition in most aspects of photography, get in touch! I can organise times to suit you and tailor a course of lessons that will be perfect for your individual needs. Here's some details of what's on offer, and what it will cost:

 

GET IN TOUCH:

> Through the Contact page on this website

> Personal message me on Facebook

> Email me - simon@templedog.com.au

> Call me - 0418 926 920

 

PRICE:

This is a simple one. $90 per hour, regardless of subject matter. Any ancillary costs, such as models, makeup artists, props, helicopters etc will of course have to be met by you.

 

 

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WHAT I TEACH - SOME SUGGESTIONS TO GET YOU STARTED:

> BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY All about your camera, how to get started, how all those buttons and dials work, composition, colour, light, exposure and how to recognise what makes a great picture. You can choose all or part of these sub-categories.

> HONING YOUR SKILLS where we get into post production (Lightroom and Photoshop) and setting assignments where your pictures are dissected and analysed (in the most helpful way, naturally) so that you can really start to improve your overall skills.

> IMPROVING POST PRODUCTION where I reveal the many amazing functions of Lightroom and/or Photoshop and you learn some valuable techniques along the way.

> EXHIBITING YOUR WORK - how to put a coherent collection of pictures together for a presentation, exhibition or portfolio and a guide to preparing your pictures for maximum impact.

> TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY how to prepare and shoot for a memorable record of your trip, or what to look for in shooting for travel magazines and the like.

> PORTRAITURE AND PEOPLE in the studio or on the street, using studio lighting or available light. This is a huge category with many iterations. Tell me what interests you particularly.

> STILL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY including product shooting and food photography. Again, you tell me.

> ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY from the basics through to the abstract, including exteriors, interiors, aerials and night shooting.

> HELP WITH YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY ASSIGNMENTS - some extra mentoring and advice to get you those A's you crave.

> NONE OF THE ABOVE - something I haven't thought of? Most likely, so you tell me and I'll tell you what I know.

 

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SOME THINGS I DON'T TEACH BECAUSE I'VE NEVER SHOT THEM. MUCH.:

> WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

> PETS AND CHILDREN 

> SPORTS

> SURFING

> UNDERWATER

> NATURE

 

AND FINALLY.... DON'T JUST THINK OF YOURSELF. THINK GIFT VOUCHERS.

WHAT A GREAT PRESENT!  

OK, OVER TO YOU. LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU.


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