New Dates: Photography tours, courses and workshops

Posted on: October 21st, 2020 by Irene Lorbergs

alk to me about easy on-line learning or one-to-one tuition out and about –  0412412223    

Give a gift of creativity

    Personalised Photography Gift Vouchers available – emailed by return

Any course, any date,  or ‘To the value of….’
Call 0412412223

Everyone loves photography – from SmartPhone, mirrorless to dslr – upgrade skills and knowledge or to just have Fun!  Beginners to Advanced Welcome.

8 Sessions to Photographic Success – find your sweet spot in photography

One 3-hour session once a week -Flexible schedule to suit you –  Suitable all levels.  DSLR, Mirrorless or bridge cameras.  Develop and expand your passion in photography – learn with a friend for even more fun, meet like-minded people or make it a family learning experience. Carve out a new career. Take the time to learn, absorb and put into practice. Black & White, Colour, Understanding Light, Creative Composition, Action/movement, panning, Lenses, Macro, Portraiture (Environmental or Studio), The Flash (day and night), Filters, Night Photography, Field trip. Personalised feedback for rapid advancement at your own level. Small groups – very personalised tuition and supportive: You can conquer your camera quickly and participants say they learn very quickly.  Nothing beats personalised tuition!


Day Course OR

Evening Course


Tuesday 10th November 10am-1pm 6pm – 9pm $695
 ring and discuss dates/times to start  


10.00am or 6pm Ring to discuss flexible learning program


Digital Photography in a Day – $295  



Saturday 7th November or 12th December

very small group

next date: January and runs each month throughout the year

Walk & Talk about Photography We’ll start at  National Zoo & Aquarium in this wildly, colourful and exciting environment learning how to take control of your camera, explore the shooting modes and venture into the menu.    Get your camera off auto and learn to take control. You’ll learn how to see the light, creative composition and soon you’ll experience Camera confidence and be shooting like a Pro. Hands on and practical.   We’ll then continue to learn the theory –  so you’ll know you’ve learnt and absorbed all your new camera skills as well as progressing on and learning even more which is a great way to finish a well-rounded day of photographic learning, practice and increasing your photo expertise. Macro, landscape, wildlife -we cover it all. Come and experience personalised tuition by an experienced teacher as well as professional photographer.



Australian National Botanic Gardens – $195 small group

Saturday  7th November or Thursday 12th November  or Saturday 12 December (private tuition always available anytime) 3 hour 2pm-5pm session

get close up and focus on colour, bees/birds/nests/water dragons and beautiful natives now flowering at their best.  

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Weekend Intensive

November – personalised tuition.  Participants plan their weekend.

Visitors to Canberra welcome – you’ll see the sights and come away with some memorable photos.

Travelling overseas? Can’t do long courses? Live out of Canberra? Need more practice?  Come to Condensed course – Learn over one Weekend (Intensive weekend, highly rewarding and photo FUN) – same program as 8 Weeks to Photo Success – ring to book in or register online. Small group – this will be  Photographic Bliss – condensed course incorporating – Capturing action, movement, blur, Flash, Natural Light Portraiture or Studio, sunrise, Night Photography and LOTS more – great value for money – pro photographer constantly at your side to help you achieve photographic success –

Boost your photography skills up quite a FEW notches! contact Canberra School of Photography 0412412223 .

Ideal for people out of Canberra – interstate – to come and enjoy a weekend, be shown the sights as well as conquering your camera or for busy people, art teachers, travellers, small business operators, with time on their hands now to learn or just practice with like-minded people.  Learn with a friend!

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Sunrise  –  meet just before sunrise   monthly    $195 small group (ask about private tuition anytime) November ring to go on wait list

Join our small group learn how to capture the glorious morning light from pre-dawn to sunrise and warm glow after followed by a warming hot coffee and further discussions and feedback.


 Dusk into Night Photography $195 small group  (ask about anytime 1:1)  November 19th

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 Golden hour, Sunset, Cobalt Hour and after dark!

     Sunset to capturing night scape includes star and car trails, Drawing with Light – combine creativity and technique. You’ll learn how to expose for mood, capture light blur trails, compose inventive night portraits and take a variety of photos in low light or no light situations (prepare to be amazed!).

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Drawing with Light at Night $220  (small group or ask about private tuition)- Photography can be all absorbing, fun and mind-blowing. What can you create?  Painting with Light limited only by your imagination so come and join us and become a photo artist – sundown onwards.

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Wildlife Safari  Photo Workshop at National Zoo & Aquarium $195  small group (or ask about 1:1)  Thursday 5th November or Saturday 7th November 9.30am-12.30pm

planning ahead:   November  – kids from 10 to grandparents and everyone in between 

 –Capture lions racing for breakfast, rhinos, tigers, cheetahs, zebras and amazing animal antics especially the Siamangs and babies abounding!  Suitable for 10+ to 89! (yes, we’ve really had all ages!) small groups.


One to One Private  Photographic encounters at our zoo (or can be Botanic Gardens or Tidbinbilla)   anytime – weekday or weekend – $470 (3 hours)

interested? ring 0412412223 and find out all about this exciting photographic zoo adventure with possible access to areas not available to general public enabling you to come away with amazing images with professional photographer at your side. Makes a great Gift Voucher for that special person for that special occasion.   Learn at your own pace.  Also available for very small group 2,3,4 – special price – ring to discuss.

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Perfect Portraiture:  Thursday 3rd December  10am-1pm  $175  small group, natural environmental light in the Golden Hour. (Ask about  1:1)  Learn how to harness Natural light  for beautiful portraiture  in parklands – camera settings, posing, reflectors, fill flash, natural light.

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 Studio Portraiture      $195– 5.30pm-8.30pm Studio (flash)    – chance to build up your portfolio  – shoot like a Pro – learn about 5 Basic Portrait Lighting techniques – we work with experienced models  -August

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Mummarazzi Workshops –    private tuition in your own home   OR  4 HOUR workshop  Book now – organise your own Mummy friends for discount and a day (that could be weekend too!)  that suits YOU.
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Can’t find a baby sitter that’s fine -BYOB or learn before you have baby!
Take Better Photos of Babies, Toddlers, Kids and Teens $300 (or $260 for groups)

  – got a group of Mummy friends? private sessions available too or come and make new friends quickly!

Get in touch with your camera – from Baby Bump to 21st you’ll be shooting like a Pro! Kids are fun, exciting and intriguing. You will learn to see them in a different light.

Session 1: The Camera: Technical aspects of photography, exposure triangle and delve into the Menu to take creative control.  ‘Littlies’ welcome.

Session 2: Practical session using studio and/or natural lighting. BYOBub/littlie (time for you to create beautiful images with guidance re creative composition, colour, framing and working with the light. You’ll walk away with professional looking portraits after the 1st prac session.

Need a unique baby shower gift?     Gift vouchers available.

JerraWetlandsKite_25072018-3309  Jerrabomberra Wetlands- 2pm-5pm  – $195 small group – (ask about anytime 1:1)  November-   Hidden gem, close to home (near Fyshwick) learn how professional bird photographers get their shots and shoot from hides dotted all around the walk.  Snipes, pelicans, parrots, dragon flies and much more.

next dates: ring to enquire

Tidbinbilla – Landscape Nature Reserve Field Trip    –  10am – 1.30pm  Easy Walk in Nature & Talk About Photography   $220  (less for 2 people)-


 at the Sanctuary in Tidbinbilla – includes lyrebird (if you’re lucky!), koalas, pelican, brolgas, cheeky platypus, cockatoos, magpie geese, reptiles and beautiful landscape only 20 minutes from Canberra.


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Possible walks – Hanging rock (Aboriginal meeting place), hidden waterfalls , the Cascades, and easy bush walks with animals- platypus ( maybe) , swamp wallabies (likely), koalas (definitely), many water birds) etc.  and of course kangaroos abound – easy walks catered to group’s abilities -soft morning light and time for picnic lunch afterwards

Iphoneography $195  any smart phone is the new go anywhere camera we all have with us all the time.  So let’s learn tips and tricks to be clever with your smart phone.   One 3 hour session practical and creative.  You’ll learn about macro, telephoto, in-camera settings, accessories, apps.  and you’ll be amazed!!  Demo and practical session.  anytime 1:1 or September

Shooting in RAW and Post Production      $195 –  3 hours- ring 0412412223 to book in to a small group – or ask about anytime 1:1 – November

Digital photography is more than just capturing images in the camera; it is also about editing, enhancing and showcasing them on websites . We’ll start by setting up the camera and shooting in RAW format then we’ll demonstrate beginning-to-end process for a simple digital workflow using the Adobe Lightroom Library workspace for importing, organising and evaluating Raw and Jpeg images, followed by improving image quality quickly using the sliders and tools in the Develop workspace and intro to Photoshop for photographers.

Simple, easy – tweak your digital images until they say : WOW!

 Book into one of our fast-track courses by emailing – through our Email Us page, or call Irene directly on 0412 412 223. Buy the perfect GIFT VOUCHER for anyone interested in photography – all levels (use anytime over next 6 months).  Gift Vouchers are valid 6 months and not refundable.  Can be applied to any course/workshop available.

Photography Testimonials:

“My brother and I took my dad on the Digital Photography in a Day course as a surprise birthday present. We all had a fantastic day, Irene was so friendly and knowledgeable.   She catered the day to what we wanted to learn and got all of us off the auto mode from the go. We went to the Canberra Zoo which was a great place to learn with lots to photograph. To finish the day we headed to the Arboretum as dad takes mostly landscape shots. We would all highly recommend doing a course with Irene!!      Bec, Matt and Phil from Canberra  2018″

“Today’s workshop was  exactly what I’d hoped for and it has filled in ALL the gaps for me!  I’ve attended quite a few photo workshops  and you’re by far the best. You make it so clear and easy to understand as well as being very supportive and patient.  I look forward to trying your various workshops throughout the year.  Robbie 2018″

‘I thoroughly enjoyed the course “8-weeks to Photographic Success“. While I had spent a few years playing around with an old camera, I purchased my first D-SLR, just two weeks prior to the course. In no time thanks to Irene Lorbergs’ teaching methods my camera is now stuck firmly manual! I commend this course to anybody wanting to improve their photography.      Dave’           
Give the gift of skills and knowledge that will be treasured forever, just like YOU!


Gift Vouchers (valid 6 months) can be purchased by phone 0412412223 or email for immediate turnaround.   Delivery by return by email for you to give the Gift of Learning.  Call Irene 0412412223   

Personalised 1:1 Private Tuition available – learn at your own speed, in comfort of your own home, Phillip Studio or Walk about and talk photography around Canberra.   Skype or phone tuition also available.

Explore Canberra through your camera:

Photo Courses/Workshops and tours- Visitors/tourists welcome.  Most sessions are ‘out and about’ – whether you are new to Canberra wanting to see the sights or resident who’d like to explore our photogenic city.  Small, personalised group or private tuition.

see below for details or ring 0412412223:                                                                                                                             

Can’t find a date to suit you? ring and discuss – we are flexible.

Most Popular:    (scroll down for details)

New:    i(Smart)phoneography! (any smart phone is the new ‘go anywhere’ camera and there are so many hidden tips and tricks to learn)

  • Botanic Gardens Macro, Natives and Birds  – Tawny frogmouth chicks, Nightjar, kookaburras, parrots and more 
  • 8 Sessions to Photo Success
  • Weekend Intensive -The Camera and Canberra revealed
  • One to One Private Tuition (all levels and ages)
  • Digital Photography in a Day
  • Prepare for Travel
  • Drawing with Light at Night

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3 hour workshops:

Botanic Gardens -experience a new world through macro photography or look above for the birds and their chicks.

Sunrise – pre-dawn colours and rising sun golden glow.

Jerrabomberra Wetlands (shoot like a pro from hides scattered around the easy walk), rare birds, and lots of wildlife.

Walk on the Wild Side at National Zoo & Aquarium

Landscape Field Trips – easy Walk and Talk about Photography

Night Photography – golden hour, sunset, cobalt hour and beyond

Parliamentary Triangle – capture Canberra’s history around the lake

Perfect Practical Portraiture : Environmental Portraiture and Studio Portraiture

Mummarazzi Workshops (group or private)

Shooting in RAW format and Post Production (Lightroom/Photoshop)

Iphonography (Smartphonography) – learn full capabilities of the camera you have with you always.  Beyond point and shoot.

Drawing with Light at Night – photo artistry

Register now in our upcoming workshops and learn how to capture your memories of a lifetime with this holiday season !

Learn, share, make new friends, have a few good laughs – with the emphasis on combining fun and photography and boosting your photographic skills and knowledge levels

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