Welcome to Photo Genius photography courses Brisbane

Brisbane's most popular short photography courses, workshops & private tuition.

At Photo Genius we offer both beginner and advanced short courses and workshops that clearly explain the camera features and give you a better understanding of the fundamentals of digital photography. We are the most popular photography courses Brisbane.

Our Brisbane based photography courses are designed to help you achieve better results from your digital SLR or mirrorless / micro four thirds camera with no prior camera or photography knowledge required.

At Photo Genius we unravel the confusing jargon and show you how to utilize the manual features of the camera so you can go from ‘happy snapper’ to able confident photographer – no more auto mode! (we can even help with Photoshop).

Contact us today (07) 3396 65 76 / 0430 99 1210

Photography courses for beginners

Beginners workshop

Beginners workshop

Perfect for the novice, our day-long photography workshop combines a morning session covering essential camera theory along with an afternoon of picture taking and ample time for trying out new techniques, hands-on practical advice and time for questions. An enjoyable day and good mix of theory and practical with no prior camera or photographic knowledge required.

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Simply SLR course

Simply SLR course

This short four hour photography course will guide you through the key features of your camera such as aperture, shutter, ISO and show you when and how to use them for instantly better and more creative photos. The perfect introduction for the beginner who’s keen to explore and understand their cameras manual settings and leave ‘auto’ behind.

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Practical course

Practical course

A follow up to our popular ‘Simply SLR’ course or for those who already feel more confident with their camera. This short 4 hour practical session involves an afternoon of picture taking at South bank parklands and trying out different photography techniques that include capturing movement, depth of field, low light and night photography with tripods provided.

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iPhone photo course

iPhone photo course

This short course covers image capture, composition, creative tips and editing your images on your phone. Our tutor will guide you through the basics in air-conditioned comfort before venturing outside to take some photos. You will then be shown how to edit your images simply and quickly to produce stunning photos you will be proud to share with family and friends.

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Advanced workshops & private tuition

Beyond the basics workshop

Beyond the basics workshop

This advanced workshop is an all day session designed as a follow up to our beginners workshop and ideal for anyone wishing to further their photography knowledge and learn some advanced techniques. This workshop will provide plenty of useful tips during a day of taking photos in the Brisbane CBD with the assistance and guidance of our knowledgeable tutors.

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Speedlite / flash workshop

Speedlite / flash workshop

This practical lighting workshop will give you a better understanding of photography using both single and multiple speedlites (external flash). Let our Photo Genius tutors show you how to get instantly better and more creative results by balancing ambient and flash light whilst shooting a model. This workshop takes place at the Brisbane cultural centre in South bank.

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One-to-One photography tuition

One-to-One photography tuition

Why not let us tailor a private One-to-One session that is just right for you. Whether you have an SLR, mirror-less, bridge or Compact camera, are a complete novice or wanting to learn more advanced techniques, our One-to-One sessions allow for a more personalised approach to learning to suit your specific needs, interests and skill level. With One-to-One the focus is always on you.

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One-to-One Photoshop tuition

One-to-One Photoshop tuition

With our One-to-One Photoshop tuition, we can guide you through the basics or help you with more complex editing or retouching, managing your files and RAW image processing. We can also assist you with other software including Lightroom and Aperture. Our private tuition sessions are held either at South bank or (depending on location) we can even come to you.

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Other photography courses in Brisbane

Photo Genius

Sports photography course Brisbane

Taking photos of your kids sports events can be tricky and frustrating, so with parents in mind we’ve designed this short course with lots of great tips on taking awesome sports and action photos – never miss those memorable moments again.

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The Story Bridge Brisbane

Night Photography Course

Our short Night Photography Course will show you how to take fantastic images in low light using your camera manually. Our location of choice is Kangaroo point which offers great views of the city and we also capture the iconic Story Bridge.

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Australia Zoo photography workshop

Australia Zoo photography workshop

A fun day of wildlife photography at the world famous Australia Zoo. What could be better than learning how to take better photos with your digital camera, and then putting it to the test and capturing photos of some of the amazing animals, from the tiniest lizard to the tallest giraffe.

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Since 2008 the team at Photo Genius have shown thousands of people around Brisbane how to take better more creative photos with their digital cameras.

We never oversell our workshops or courses and prefer to limit the number of participants so everyone gets plenty of attention and all questions answered.

Our tutors have many years of combined experience ranging from family portraiture and weddings to product and event photography.

Photo Genius photography workshops and courses have been designed to give you a good balance of the essential theory and practical.

What's coming up

Saturday 20th August

Beginners photography workshop Brisbane

10am – 6pm

Sunday 21st August

Simply SLR course Brisbane

10am – 2pm

Friday 26th August

Night Photography Course

5pm – 8pm

Saturday 27th August

Beyond the Basics Workshop

10am – 6pm

Sunday 28th August

Beginners Photography Workshop Brisbane

10am – 6pm

Sunday 28th August

Practical SLR Course Brisbane

2pm – 6pm

Tuesday 30th August

Beginners Photography Workshop Brisbane

10am – 6pm

Saturday 3rd September

Simply SLR course Brisbane

10am – 2pm

Sunday 4th September

Beginners Photography Workshop Brisbane

11am – 7pm

photography courses Brisbane

Great course. Learned heaps and went home with some great photos! Lots of assistance, plenty of time to practice and get feedback. Was quite proud of myself! Definitely recommend to anyone! Keen to get out and about to test my skills from the day and get some more practice.

Cassandra GrahamBeginners Photography Workshop

Absolutely brilliant! So glad I went. Learnt so much and don’t feel so unfamiliar with my camera. I was surprised at how much I learnt from this workshop. The course instructor was incredibly helpful and the small intimate sized class helped to have a more personalised experience. Will be booking in for the next course as soon as I can!

Amanda ProveBeginners Photography Workshop

This course is excellent for new comers to photography who want to know how to use the manual controls on their camera. The course covers a significant amount over the fours hours but Paul is an excellent teacher and presents it in a way so that it is not overwhelming. It was an enjoyable experience and I would gladly recommend this course to others.

AsiaSimply SLR course

I had a fantastic session with Paul. He really tailored the class to my needs and I left feeling so much more confident with how to get the most out of my camera. Would really recommend to anyone who wants that one on one support in a chilled, supportive environment.

LucyOne-to-One photography tuition