Last updated on February 22, 2024 by Stefano Ferro, founder of MEL365, following extensive travelling in Melbourne

Photography courses in Melbourne, from beginners to advances

One of the things I love the most is running photography courses in Melbourne.

I see photography as a form of art, and this is what I love to tutor in my photography workshops in Melbourne, and I have been doing that for the last 5 years.

Yes, we will go through the camera settings to make sure you will be the decision-maker, not your camera in auto mode.

But also we will work a lot on the composition and framing.

A 360 degrees workshop where you will learn essentially better photography.

Flinders Street Station
Flinders Street Station

Most of the photos and stories on the MEL365.com website are mine.

I have also organised a Melbourne Gallery with a few of the sites we will visit during my photography course.

You can also check out my Instagram profile for more photos and inspiration.

Free photography courses in Melbourne

I fully understand that the budget may be limited, sometimes null and you are just looking for a free workshop.

I have been through it so I decided to organise a free to download Photography Guide that you can use to kick-start your tutoring.

I have included also a document with all the best Melbourne Photography Locations.

You have all you need for a DIY course.

The difference in having a group course or a private lesson is that I will not be able to give you custom suggestions, feedbacks, personal tips.

Basically, I will not be able to give you one-to-one time.

Moreover, in my 3-hours workshops, I assure you will be able to achieve that confidence that, otherwise, will take much longer on your own.

Read & Download Travel Photography Guide

The Birrarung Bridge
The Birrarung Bridge

Day photography courses in Melbourne with DSLR or Mirrorless

The cost is $99  for 3 hours and you may have to share the workshop with a small group of participants (up to 6-8 people).

The course is organised in multiple challenges.

For each one, I will go through a camera setting.

You will forget about the auto mode and you will experience only the semi and full manual settings, besides other easy but effective tricks.

We will use each challenge to master new rules of composition, how to frame your subject, how to improve and enhance your pictures.

From taking to making photos.

If interested, check out the available dates here or email me for special requests. 

Usually, workshops are on Saturdays, however, if you are already in two of you then we can organise it also on another day.

Check available dates

Street Photography at the station
Day Photography at the station

Night photography courses in Melbourne with DSLR or Mirrorless

We will start the workshop with sunset photography from one of the most hidden elevated spots in Melbourne, just amazing and unique location.

You will learn the most important settings for night photography.

We will work also on photography composition and how to improve our photos.

You will take photos of light trails, light reflection, and other creative night effects

This workshop is full of useful tricks that you can use during the day as well.

It is recommended to have already an understanding of your camera settings (if you are new to photography you may want to do first the above day workshop, a zero to hero 3 hours photography course)

You need a tripod for this workshop (do not hesitate to contact me in case you need any suggestion)

If interested, check out the available dates here or email me for special requests. 

Usually, workshops are on Saturdays, however, if you are already in two of you then we can organise it also on another day.

Check available dates

Sunset on Docklands
Sunset on Docklands

Private Photography workshop in Melbourne

If you are after a 1-to-1 experience you should not miss this private photography workshop in Melbourne.

It works for both:

  • Beginners: we will go through most of the camera settings and we will forget about the auto mode
  • Advanced: you are familiar with the camera settings and you want to work on other techniques

Moreover, we will concentrate on some of the most important composition rules and how to use them in our favour.

This is a custom made workshop and you can contact me directly through my email to agree on the day and special requests

The cost is $350 for 3 hours (the second person is free of charge, great if you have a mate to share the cost).

More information, please

View to the kitchen (ISO 2500, f/2.0, 1/40sec)
View to the kitchen (ISO 2500, f/2.0, 1/40sec)

Photography courses with iPhone and Android mobile in Melbourne

The cost is $99 and you may have to share the 3-hours workshop with other participants (up to 6-8 people).

In the course, you will learn all the techniques to improve your photography by using simply a mobile phone, either iPhone or and Android smartphone.

This is a very popular workshop.

You may read more about it here, including the next available dates.

More info on Mobile Photography

Private Photography Tour in Melbourne

I have been spending most of my free time photographing this beautiful city.

I love going back to some of the popular sites.

I enjoy even more discovering new places and some hidden corners I rarely meet any other photographer.

The feature photo of the Buddha temple on top is from Melbourne, even if it does look like being somewhere in Asia 😉

In this private photography tour, I will introduce you to some of the most amazing Melbourne lanes as well as to a few unique and hidden city viewpoints. I like to call it the rooftop experience.

The office beehive in Melbourne CBD_CBD_20120730_027_8_9-2-2-min
View over Chinatown

When possible we will try to move using the free trams, otherwise, we will walk

This is the ultimate Melbourne Photowalk experience.

The cost is $350 for 3 hours.

You can contact me directly through my email to agree on a day and special requests

Check availability on Private Tours

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Graffiti from the top. An unusual view of Melbourne
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The Easey’s train rooftop bar

More photos of Melbourne

Here below a few photos of the sites that we may visit. Check out the Melbourne Gallery for a more exhaustive list.
The Melbourne marina (6sec at f/8, 16mm ISO200)
The Melbourne marina (6sec at f/8, 16mm ISO200)
Southern Cross Station - Melbourne (1/15sec at f/2.8, 20mm, ISO 80 handheld)
Southern Cross Station –
Melbourne (1/15sec at f/2.8, 20mm, ISO 80 handheld)
Melbourne Southgate view with a Tungsten White Balance to create a Gotham City style
Melbourne Southgate view with a Tungsten White Balance to create a Gotham City style
Street Photography at the station
Street Photography at the station
Victoria State Library
Victoria State Library
Stefano Ferro - MEL365.com Founder and Editor

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Stefano is a seasoned travel expert and the visionary founder of MEL365.com, a leading travel website with traffic across 6 continents. With a rich background in the travel industry, Stefano spent four pivotal years at Amadeus Travel Distribution System, gaining invaluable insights into travel technologies and distribution.

8 thoughts on “Photography courses in Melbourne [beginners or advanced, 1 day]”

  1. Hi Stef
    Thanks for sharing your valuable experience. The workshop was very practical and packed with essential information and useful tips. It was also fun and challenging. Need to keep practicing and experimenting. Highly recommended!

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  2. I learnt so much in the three hour workshop in the city. Thankyou. Its inspired me to keep practising and applying all the things i learnt. Great locations to practise. Thoroughly enjoyed it!!

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  3. Was looking at getting a private lesson for a gift but i know they don’t have a camera. Do u hire out the cameras?

    Many thanks
    Melissa

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    • Good day Melissa,
      unfortunately, I do not hire cameras. I am not even sure who can do that. You may want to contact Michaels (the shop in Melbourne), maybe they can help with that.
      let me know if you need more info
      Cheers

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  4. Hi Stef,

    I was wondering what workshops you have in Melbourne that are focused on iPhone photography in 2017? I’m particularly interested in street photography aspects/photowalks. (This is as a gift for my 21-year-old nephew.)

    If you’re not offering anything in the foreseeable future, could you recommend another person/group in Melbourne for me?

    Thank you,
    Marielle

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    • Good day Marielle,
      for mobile photography, at the moment, I run it only as a private workshop. It covers 2 hours of composition that can be customised to your nephew need, street photography as an example and much more. The third hour will cover more of post-production, how to improve photos using mobile apps.

      I will send you an email as well with more info
      Cheers

      Reply

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