Photography Course Sydney - Private Courses for all skill levels

Learn how to get the most from your digital SLR and shoot your very own stunning photography, Lee now provides photography courses for all skill levels. Each course is tailored to teach skills and techniques to everyone from the absolute novice to the proficient photographer. The skills you will learn are transferable between photographic genres and not limited to landscapes. So if you want to shoot great holiday snaps, stunning family photos or even some landscapes, one of these courses will get you up to speed.

Photography courses can be conducted throughout Australia but for the most part are be based in and around Manly, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. All courses include ‘hands on’ sessions where you can put into practice what you have learnt. These sessions are invaluable in the learning process and really help to apply your knowledge in real life situations.

Photography Course Sydney

Photography course Sydney

Accredited Professional Photographer Lee Duguid hosts all of his photography courses. His accreditation is a guarantee of a quality of service, product, ethics and knowledge in his craft.

Lee also has public and property liability insurance which covers all outdoor courses. For more information on Lee’s Accreditation and what this means to his business read here: Accredited Professional Photographer.


This course is an introduction into the world of digital photography. Here you will get a good grounding of the fundamentals of photography, learning how to use your camera to its full potential. The topics covered on the day include:

– Photography fundamentals (Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO)
– How to shoot in Manual
– Exposure and the Histogram
– Focus
– Composition and the “rules”
– Equipment
– General house keeping
– Camera settings (RAW vs JPG)
– Portrait and travel photography

All courses take place in Manly, Sydney and are run on Saturday’s or Sunday’s usually from 12.30pm to 4.30pm.
No prior experience is required, this course is for beginners.

Courses are one on one. Participant are welcome to bring a friend at an additional $80/person.


This course concentrates on shooting seascapes and landscapes teaching you how to get you photographs looking great ‘in camera’. The topics covered on the day include:

– Using Neutral Density filters
– Equipment
– Composition
– Researching Weather
– Hyper Focal Distance and optimal apertures
– Panoramic photography
– Exposure/Shutter Blending
– Portfolio Review
– Basic adjustments in Photoshop or Lightroom
– Output for web

All participants will receive printed documentation and a CD containing post processing videos on the day to use as a reference to what you learn.

All courses take place in Manly, Sydney on any agreed date for 4 hours in the evening and encompass a sunset shoot.

Students should have some familiarity of the fundamentals before taking this course. Courses are one on one. Participant are welcome to bring a friend at an additional $80/person.



– As the courses are run on location they are somewhat weather permitting. In the case of bad weather Lee will make the call on the day and reschedule students to another suitable day.

– Payment must be made 48 hours prior to the course (unless a late booking)

Photography course Sydney


“Lee delivered an informative course which was fun and easy to follow. It was delivered at just the right pace for someone who wants to learn the basics without getting too technical or like me, who has already completed a beginner course and wanted a practical refresher”
Julie, Paddington

“I had reached a point with my camera where I wasn’t improving and was losing interest. Lee showed me how to use the full features of my camera which were previously being wasted. He has shown me that I can take my photography to the next level and start to enjoy it again.
I would not hesitate in recommending Lee’s training courses to anyone of any ability. Great value fun day, Nice work!…thanks”
Alan, McMahons Point

“We thoroughly enjoyed the course and have immediately put into practice some of the new techniques we learnt!”
Stuart, Crows Nest, Sydney

“Lee brings an easy to learn experience to anyone who is new to their camera and wants to get more out of it. Each person’s ability, camera equipment and what they want to improve on are met. Even in group settings, Lee is able to move effortlessly to each individual’s requirements and achieve a valuable learning experience. Of course practise makes perfect but Lee’s examples and instructions are clear and easily recalled.”
Henk, North Sydney

“Thanks for the great day out Lee. I had only just purchased my camera so really we were starting from scratch. You made the class interactive and worked at our pace not your own. I have recommended you to friends and family already!”
Amanda, Kellyville Ridge

“I was able to go from being nervous to confident when using my new DSLR. Lee brings a wonderful, friendly, helpful and non judgement personality to what is a informative and knowledge based course. Thank you Lee.”
Cherelyn, Blaxland

“Thoroughly enjoyed the course, location and teaching from Lee to pursue a hobby in photography. Having had a baby a few weeks ago I can really work on happy snapping these precious times and having some nice pictures to look back on.”
Clare, Cameron Park

“Lee has a wealth of experience and knowledge and this was clearly imparted throughout the session. He had answers to all the questions that we threw at him and laid back teaching style made it a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. Highly recommended!”
Tim, Pymble

“Lee’s course provided us with a great introduction to the technical aspects of DSLR photography and quickly moved onto a great range of practical exercises to put into practice what we learnt. I would recommend this to any beginner or even (like me) to someone a little rusty and in need of a refresher.”

“Nice introductory course. Small group, good pace, with plenty of time for questions.”
Pris, Kingsford