Basics of Professional Photography – School Holiday Edition

$400.00 $200.00

3 Days Course (6 Hours Each – School Holiday Edition)

Course Type: Face to Face Workshop

Duration: 3 Days X 6 hours

Date: Please See the Dropdown Below for Dates

Where: Our Stanmore Studio or Marrickville Studio.

Time: 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM



This hands-on course is conducted over 3 School Holiday Days (Mon – Wed)

(Each session is 6 hours from 09:00 AM to 3:00 PM)

Do you aspire to become a professional-level photographer, but do not know where to start?

This 3 days course gives you a solid foundation to build your future career or a strong artistic hobby.

Specially configured in such a way so that School students can attend this during school holidays.

Do the words Aperture, ISO, and Shutter Speed make you nervous?

Have you got a new camera and want to impress your friends with portraits of them?

Maybe you’re sick of trailing Youtube videos trying to learn how to stop taking blurry, out-of-focus shots?

Or perhaps you’ve had a camera for a while and want to finesse your skills?

Could it be that you would just like an excuse to get out of the house during the school break and are interested in photography?

Well, whatever brought you here, this course is for you!

  • The first session will start with the Philosophy of photography followed by a deep understanding of composition & the art of photography.
  • The second session will involve a deep understanding of camera handling in manual mode and understanding the exposure.
  • The third session will involve understanding light, lighting, and how to use light to take impressive photographs.

You will also get exposure to studio operation and studio lighting during the course of the course.

This action-packed workshop will have lots of practical work and all the theories will be explained via practical work/tasks.


Before even thinking about picking up a camera, knowing the foundations of composition is a must-have skill!

The secret of a photograph that makes you stop and go ‘wow’ is not the latest camera or most expensive lens (despite what camera manufacturers will tell you), it’s the proportion of subject to background, it’s leading lines, it’s contrasting colors, it’s beautiful framing.

You can have the most expensive lens in the world, but if you don’t know how to angle your shot to capture someone in their best light, your pictures will not sell nor impress.

If your composition is strong, you can take great photos. One can learn a few articles about composition and feel satisfied, but there is nothing like practicing in the field with the actual camera in your hand and having instant feedback, going back and improving your image.

In this practical session, you will learn the rules of composition and then practice the same using your camera, with personalized feedback from the instructor.

This is a point-and-shoot / phone-camera friendly session and you are welcome to use your DSLR too. After this session, the students get the wow moment seeing how awesome their own photography becomes, with just a bit of attention to some of the basic concepts.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the Basics of Composition and composition principles.
  • Practice them on the spot and get feedback.
  • Learn the power of your Point of View and how it can make a difference in your photography.
  • Learn about Creative composition and adding extra punch in your photos.


This is when you learn about cameras and the most important aspects of handling it.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn All About the Basics of Camera Handling in Manual Mode
  • Learn about Aperture, Lenses, Shutter Speed and ISO
  • Learn About Exposure in Manual Mode
  • Learn power use of other modes like aperture priority, shutter priority, and P
  • Learn Advanced handling of White Balance



Some Photographers say that lighting is what makes all the difference in a photograph. After you have learned to get the right amount of light into the camera (Exposure), you need to start working on the quality of light.

This is where your EYE and CREATIVITY starting taking prominence and you start moving towards the art of photography from the science of photography.

Learning Objectives

  • Hard Light and Soft Light, which one to use and how to convert soft light to hard light.
  • Colour of Light and how to handle it using White Balance and Filters.
  • The direction of Light and how to handle it.
  • Handling Natural Light to get desired results.
  • Studio Lighting Basics



Teaching Methodology

Our carefully designed and well-structured step-by-step course curriculum is delivered in just the right sequence, making sure you grasp the basics really well, before swiftly progressing on to the more advanced topics. 

Each class is a mix of the right amount of theoretical learning followed by the opportunity to immediately practice what you just learnt via practical work, photoshoots, and instant feedback. 

The course has been carefully crafted by both professional photographers, as well as education experts with TEN’s years of experience in teaching & instructional design expertise. 

The course content and supplementary material such as course notes are better than the industry standard.

Everything has been well researched and developed to support learning and skill development as well as to maintain motivation and inspiration for learning. 

We deliver the important information in just the right sequence, in perfectly sized bites so that you can absorb and adopt the knowledge in a transferable and adaptable way.

No more hap-hazard learning via Youtube videos or melting your mind trying to teach yourself. 

Sit back and let us steer your photography learning adventure in the most useful and interactive way! 

With personalized feedback on your shooting methods as well as your final photographs, you’ll have an advantage over others, with insights and training unique to you! 

Learn exactly where you’re tripping up in real-time so you can inculcate good habits right from the beginning. 

Enhance your learning and cement your technique by interacting with your mentor, your peers, models, makeup artists, etc. 

No Prerequisites to Join

We will start by covering the basics and foundations, so there are no prerequisites to this course. All you need to have is a DSLR or mirrorless camera and a passion for photography. If you do not have one, we can loan you one (enquire beforehand pls.)

By the time you have completed the course, you will have a firm grasp on the basic techniques as well as the foundations for taking jaw-dropping photos and well on your way to getting first-hand experience of a new potential career.