Classes, Courses & Workshops

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We're continuing our exciting education program in 2017 and beyond!
All courses and workshops are held at PhotoAccess unless otherwise specified. Click here to view our enrolment terms and conditions. This page is constantly updated - check back regularly for new dates and courses and workshops.

***Sign up with a friend and save***
For adult courses and workshops PhotoAccess is offering a discount of $10 on course fees for you and a friend when enrolling together in the same course or workshop. *conditions apply, full Terms and Conditions can be found here.


Kids Autumn Digital Photography School | Three-day course | $300
These guided three-day courses include a short field trip to capture images, and computer based workshops to develop images. Suitable for 10 to 16 year olds. When: 11-13 April, OR 19-21 April 2017 (9am-4pm each day). View full course overview


Darkroom Essentials | Weekend workshop | $350
Whether you are a first-time film photographer, or are looking for a refresher class after a dalliance with digital, this workshop is your essential guide to analogue photography and printing. Over two days, you will learn to master the basics of black and white photography from capture to print. Tutor: David Flanagan. When: 29/30 April 2017 (Saturday & Sunday). 10am-4pm both days. View full course overview

Camera Skills | Five-week course | $350
Don’t just take a photograph- make one! This five-week course will give beginners a solid grounding in digital photography. Whether you are a first-timer, or a self-taught photographer wishing to increase your knowledge of camera settings, Camera Skills will equip you with the tools you need to make truly memorable images and master your digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) or mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera (MILC). Tutor: Jane Duong. When: 6 May-3 June 2017 . Saturdays 1pm-4pm. View full course overview

Digital Toolbox: Photoshop and Lightroom for beginners | Seven-week course| $400
Digital Toolbox is your beginners’ guide to Photoshop and Lightroom, the professionals' choice of image editing software. Over seven weeks, Adobe Photoshop Certified Expert Andrew Burke will introduce you to these two compatible programs, that can be used simultaneously by the amateur and professional photographer alike. Students will receive a comprehensive printed tutorial book, written by Andrew, at the start of the course. This book will allow students to study and practice between sessions. By the end of the course, you will have the tools you need to make images that stand out from the crowd. When: 11 May-22 June 2017 (Thursdays), 6pm-9pm. View full course overview

Studio Lighting 101 | One-day workshop | $250
Learn how to set up and position a studio lighting kit for portraits and still life photography. Participants will also learn how to use a light meter to determine the settings for the lights and their camera. Includes a twelve-month subscription to borrow the PhotoAccess Bowens twin head lighting kit. Tutor: Greg Stoodley. When: Saturday 10 June 2017. 11am-4pm. View full course overview


Design your own course | One-on-one "photo coach" tutoring | $100/hr
Develop your photographic practice with the help of an experienced photographer. PhotoAccess can custom structure a one-off tutorial to suit your needs, to help improve your photographic skills and confidence. Maximum two people per personalised session. View full course overview


Shades of Light | Black & White Fine Printing Masterclass with Enrico Scotece | $460
Take creative control of your prints and learn how to get the most out of your negatives! Learn advanced printing techniques and how to make expressive works on fibre-based paper with experienced interstate photographer Enrico Scotece.his masterclass is a rare opportunity to receive professional instruction from one of Australia’s specialist darkroom practitioners and experienced tutors. In this hands-on weekend workshop you will gain an in-depth understanding of fibre-based paper and fine printing techniques and learn how to produce exhibition quality prints rich in tone, contract and detail. When: Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May 2017. 10am-4pm each day. View full course overview

In Vogue | Two-day Masterclass with Lori Cicchini | $460
Learn advanced post-production techniques in this two-day masterclass with international award winning commercial and artistic Canberra-based photographer Lori Cicchini. This masterclass is a rare opportunity to receive specialist instruction from one of Canberra’s top photographers. Gain an in-depth understanding of how Cicchini produces her remarkable illustrative portraits; from idea and concept development through to styling and set design, lighting and working with a model, and concluding with a full day of advanced post-production techniques, including image compositing and skin retouching. When: Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June 2017. 10am-4pm each day. View full course overview



Kids Analogue Photography School | Two-day workshop | $230
This hands-on workshop for kids explores photography in the PhotoAccess darkroom. Guided by an experienced tutor, kids will make contact prints, photograms, sun prints (cyanotypes), and create unique images using pinhole cameras. Suitable for 10 to 16 year olds. When: Winter dates TBC (9am-4pm each day). View full course overview

In the Landscape | Weekend workshop | $350
Immerse yourself in the urban landscape in this workshop with Canberra-based commercial and landscape photographer David Flanagan. Over two day, participants will be provided with an overview of the history of landscape photography as well as learn technical skills, before implementing these on two location photoshoots. Participants will also take part in group and online feedback sessions. When: Summer 2017/18 dates coming soon. View full course overview

Alternative Processes: Cyanotype and Van Dyke | Weekend workshop | $385
Discover the wonders of alternative processes in the PhotoAccess darkroom: Learn how to produce stunning Cyanotypes (sun prints) and Van Dyke prints in this two-day workshop with experienced photographer Kim Sinclair. Cyanotypes and Van Dyke prints are created using similar 19th Century processes, both involving contact printing yet each method producing uniquely different results; vivid blues in the Cyanotypes and warm chocolaty browns in the Van Dyke prints. In this fun, educational and interactive workshop you will be provided with an overview of the history of these two complementary processes, and will lean how to make your own beautiful prints. When: TBA. View full course overview

Tintype Photography with Wet-plate Collodion | Weekend workshop
Learn to make one-off tintypes in the PhotoAccess darkroom with experienced teacher, printmaker and photographer Bill Moseley. In this one and a half day workshop, you will learn to make tintypes, a technique perfected by Frederick Scott Archer in 1851. Using a wet plate collodion process, participants will learn to prepare thin sheets of metal for exposure to make unique tintype images. When: 2017 dates and times TBA. View full course overview

Extended Moments: Cinematography basics for your DSLR | Weekend workshop
This workshop is for people who would like to get more out of their video enabled camera, and is designed to give you an introduction to the basics of cinematography and camera operation. Tutor: Miguel Gallagher. When: Summer 2016/2017 dates and times coming soon (Saturday & Sunday) 10am-4pm each day. View full course overview

Winter Available Light | Weekend workshop
Learn to harness Canberra’s famous winter light in this weekend workshop. Participants will gain the skills to be able to ‘see’ the light in various conditions, and to translate it into their own photography without resorting to flash photography. Tutor: Sean Davey. When: 2017 dates and times coming soon. View full course overview

Personal Photography Project | Workshop & exhibition
Personal Photography Project is an eleven-month long workshop aimed at providing a supportive and structured environment for photographers looking to sink their teeth into a personal project of their own choice. Tutor: Thea McGrath. 2017/18 dates coming soon. View full course overview

Professional Digital Workflow with Dr Les Walkling | Intermediate two-day workshop | $530
This two-day workshop is a rare opportunity to receive specialist instruction from one of Australia's leading photographers and most prominent photographic educators. From Lightroom and Photoshop to printing and publishing, from accurate white balance to matching prints to screen, the management of colour is at the heart of every digital imaging process. This intermediate studio workshop presents a logical and comprehensive approach to accurately controlling colour throughout our workflows and across our creative practice. The aim is to acquire the critical knowledge and essential skills demanded by the highest image quality and colour fidelity. When:This workshop was run on 9/10 April 2016. 2017/18 dates coming soon. View full course overview.


We also offer courses and workshops for groups. This included corporate packages and tailored courses and workshops to suit school and community groups. Click here to find out more.

(Top photo: by Michelle Spencer. Above photo: Blue Gum students)