New Dates: Photo tours, courses and workshops

Posted on: October 18th, 2019 by Irene Lorbergs

  Give a gift of creativity 


    Gift Vouchers available emailed by return
Call 0412412223

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


8 Sessions to Photographic Success – find your sweetspot 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


Monday 4th November 10am-1pm 6pm – 9pm $695
 Planning ahead?: next start Tuesday 3rd December 10.00am or 6pm Ring to discuss flexible learning program



Digital Photography in a Day – $295  

Saturday 9th November


next date: Saturday 14th December


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 Saturday

9th November

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

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Weekend Intensive

Saturday  9th November

Sunrise (optional but well worth it!) wonderful activities to push your photo skills and knowledge, Environmental or Studio Portrait session with model, Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Shooting RAW format and post production finishing with Golden Light/Sunset/Cobalt hour into night photography   

Sunday 10th November

National Zoo & Aquarium, Wild animals, Arboretum – hidden forests  and Street Photography.  Botanic Gardens. Camera skills, Creative composition, water dragons, macro and wild birds.

Personalised feedback on weekend’s work.


Planning ahead: Next Date:  December 14/15


Join us for this exciting weekend – Small group – Beginners to  Advanced photographers to gain more experience, refresh your skills, 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 foto 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    –  $195

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.


Capture the Golden Light, Sunset and Blue hour –  Thursday 21st November 

 Dusk into Night Photography $220  

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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 – 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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Photo Walk on the Wild Side Workshop – National Zoo & Aquarium  $195

Saturday 9th November 10.30am-1.30pm or

planning ahead: Saturday 14th November 10.30am-1.30pm

– 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 the zoo (or can be Botanic Gardens or Tidbinbilla)  with special privileges available anytime – weekday or weekend – $470 (3 hours)

interested? ring 0412412223 and find out all about this exciting photographic zoo adventure with 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 7th November (natural environmental light in the Golden Hour) 6pm-9pm

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      $220–  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 an experienced model

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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  – $220 –

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 Date:  2pm-5pm


Tidbinbilla – Landscape Nature Reserve Field Trip    –  10am – 1.30pm   Platypus_06052019-3910
Easy Walk & Talk About Photography  and picnic lunch $220  (less for 2 people)- at the Sanctuary in Tidbinbilla – includes 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.

Shooting in RAW and Post Production  

held regularly $195 –  3 hours- ring 0412412223 to book in

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.

“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’

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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:

Courses/Workshops and Photo 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:                               Selns-2866                                                                                             

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

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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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