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 editing your images using Adobe Lightroom).

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

Start here – 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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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

Introduction to Lightroom course

Our Introduction to Adobe Lightroom course will guide you through the basics from RAW image processing to managing your files (tagging and adding keywords), correcting White Balance, and basic editing including cropping and applying filters. Let us show you how to take your images to the next level using the software recommended by professional photographers worldwide.

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Other photography courses in Brisbane

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

Friday 24th November 2017

Night photography course – Kangaroo Point

6pm – 9pm

Saturday 25th November 2017

Beginners photography workshop – Brisbane

11am – 7pm

Saturday 25th November 2017

Practical SLR course – Brisbane

3pm – 7pm

Sunday 26th November 2017

Simply SLR course – Brisbane

10am – 2pm

Saturday 2nd December 2017

Beyond the Basics workshop – Brisbane

11am – 7pm

Sunday 3rd December 2017

Beginners photography workshop – Brisbane

11am – 7pm

Sunday 3rd December 2017

Practical SLR course – Brisbane

3pm – 7pm

Saturday 9th December 2017

Beginners photography workshop – Brisbane

11am – 7pm

Sunday 10th December 2017

Beginners photography workshop – Brisbane

11am – 7pm

Saturday 16th December 2017

Simply SLR course – Brisbane

10am – 2pm

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Thank you Paul you are so patient, it was a great course, excellent value for money and very informative. I can't wait to do your next workshop and will certainly recommend your course to all my friends.

Donna ErzeticBeginners Photography Workshop

This course surpassed all expectations, I can't believe that by the end of one day I was confident using the camera in Manual mode. The workshop is cleverly thought out - the theory part is excellent as it focuses on a small number of basic need to know things - very easy to pick up. Then the actual photography part at South Bank gets you to practise all the things you learned.

Mishka FosterBeginners Photography Workshop

I attended a one to one session with Paul and learnt so much during that time, which not only included the use of my camera, but my external flash (Speedlite), my interval timer & wireless remote control. I also had the opportunity to work my camera with Paul’s guidance, producing amazing pictures. I had a great day, I learnt so much and found the session informative and totally worth it. Thank you so much.

Jill SmithOne-to-One tuition

Paul was really patient and explained things in easy to understand ways. My photos are lovely under his expertise and I’m confident I could take more beautiful night photos in lots of other venues.
Highly recommended.

Lon HNight photography course