Posted on: July 20th, 2024 by Irene Lorbergs

Give a gift voucher and be treasured forever! 

 Give the gift of creativity!

Early bird catches the worm …     Book now   – short and long courses photography and post production   – familiarize yourself with your camera, push your skills further – focus on your lifetime passion, elevate your knowledge beginners to advanced. 

Photography  Gift Vouchers – Talk to me about very small group or 1:1 tuition out and about – Fast track your learning experience – suitable 9 to 90 years of age!    phone: 0412412223     

Give the gift of skills and knowledge that will be treasured forever, just like YOU! Personalised Photography Gift Vouchers available – emailed by return.  Any course, any date,  or “To the value of….”. 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 or Mirrorless  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. Supportive  feedback for rapid advancement at your own level. Small groups –  personalised tuition.  You can conquer your camera quickly and participants say they learn very quickly.  Nothing beats personalised instruction and this is a very comprehensive course.


Day Course OR

Evening Course


Tuesday 12th August 10am-1pm 6pm – 9pm $745
 ring and discuss dates/times to start next date: Sept/Oct 10.00am or 6pm Ring to discuss flexible learning program


Digital Photography in a Day – $295    small group 

Next date:    Saturday 24th August starts at National Zoo & Aquarium at 9.30am-12.30pm and then may continue to Australian National Botanic Gardens 1.30pm-3.30pm.  Runs at least once a month throughout the year.   Next date: August

Walk & Talk about Wild life Photography   We start at the National Zoo & Aquarium in this wildly, colourful and exciting environment learning how to  get you camera off auto, take control, explore the shooting modes and venture into the menu.     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.  After a light lunch and feedback session we may move to Australian National Botanic Gardens: We’ll 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.  Birds, bees, butterflies, bugs – learn Macro, landscape, wildlife -we cover it all. Come and experience personalised tuition by an experienced teacher as well as professional photographer.


Wildlife Photography at National Zoo & Aquarium $195  small group (or ask about 1:1)   Saturday 24th August 9.30am-12.30pm  – planning ahead?  September –   held each month – kids from 10 to grandparents and everyone in between   –  Capture lions racing for breakfast, leopards, rhinos, tigers, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes and amazing animal antics especially the Siamangs and babies abounding!  Suitable for 9 to 90  (yes, we’ve really had all ages!).

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Australian National Botanic Gardens – $195  Saturday 24th August 1.30pm-4.30pm  –  small group – celebrate the flora and fauna – macro techniques with any lens, telephoto for the birds.   Runs each month throughout the year (private tuition always available anytime).   Get close up and focus on colour, bees/birds/bugs/water dragons and beautiful natives now flowering at their best.  

One to One Private Tuition -Fast track your learning experience  – very popular and well received  by young and old, beginners to experienced  –  Photographic encounters at our Zoo, Botanic Gardens, walkabout Canberra    anytime – weekday or weekend – $470 (3 hours)

Interested? ring 0412412223 and find out all about this exciting photographic  adventure 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 – or large groups –  special price applies- ring to discuss.


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Shooting in RAW format and Post Production       

10am- 1pm or  6pm-9pm  $195  –  3 hours held once a month-

ring 0412412223 to book in to a small group – or ask about anytime 1:1 –

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!


Weekend Intensive

Held monthly – personalised instruction.  Participants help plan their weekend.    Visitors to Canberra welcome – you’ll see the sights, hear the stories and come away with some memorable images.

Travelling? 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, panning, Flash, Natural Light Portraiture, 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!     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     $195 small group (ask about private tuition anytime)    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   6pm-9pm (ask about anytime 1:1) 

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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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Perfect Portraiture:     $175   –  small group, natural environmental light (or 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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Jerrabomberra Wetlands-  3 hours  – $195 small group – (ask about anytime 1:1)  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 BIG kangaroos and much more.     next dates: ring to enquire – held monthly





Iphoneography -Anytime 1:1 private tuition –$450  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, editing and apps.  Best of all you can shoot in manual shooting mode – you’ll be amazed!!  Demo and practical session.  


Photography Testimonials:

Like all skills, photography is perishable: ‘Use it or Lose it’.  So, it was great to work with you to improve our photography skills and take them to the next level.  Your wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm made for an excellent learning experience.  We particularly appreciated your ability to pitch your training to our specific needs, and to all ages from adult through to our littlest 10-year-old crew member.  We only wish we’d come to you years ago! Your guided walks through the Botanic Gardens and the National Zoo and Aquarium are on our ‘To do List’ to retain this new found knowledge and build on it.  Scott Heiman, Director – Heiman Habitat.

“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 “

“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”

‘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 irenelorbergs@ozpix.com.au for immediate turnaround.   Delivery by return by email for you to give the Gift of Learning.  Call Irene 0412412223  irenelorbergs@ozpix.com.au.   

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

Most Popular:    (scroll down for details)

  • One to One Private Tuition (all levels and ages)
  •     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
  • 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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