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An Introduction to Photography

Get Out of Auto

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"A great course that made complex technical information easier to understand, discussed the elements involved in composing a good photograph and was intimate enough to enable Colin to address the individual interests of each participant using their own camera. I feel more confident and competent taking photographs with my camera that look decent." Michael

"I have been to many photo workshops. But your explanations and examples were the best that I have seen, so thank you." Shirlee

Whether you are just getting started with your digital camera, or want to get out of Auto Mode, this two-hour workshop will explain just what aperture, shutter speed and ISO is, and how you can start to create more than just snap shots with your expensive piece of kit. Start creating masterpieces.

Colin Bushell is Vice President of the Professional Photographers' Association of Queensland and an award-winning photographer, with 35 years experience as a photographer, journalist, author and communications expert. He offers clear, concise explanations to get you more engaged with your own photography.

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What you will learn
  • To understand and use aperture, shutter speed and ISO effectively.
  • To understand how good composition makes all the difference.
  • To create masterpieces.
What you will get
  • A fun session, guided by an award-winning, certified professional photographer.
  • Practical examples of how to improve photos.
  • Comprehensive notes on all aspects of the Workshop.

What to bring
  • Your camera and any equipment you have questions about.
What to wear

Clothes are essential! ;)

Appropriate for

People who have a camera who want to get more out of it, learn the controls and start taking better photos.


Colin Bushell Photography

Vendor since 2017

After 30 years experience in photography, journalism, communications, customer service, consumer law and broadcasting, Colin Bushell established Bigger Boat Creative Solutions (incorporating Colin Bushell Photography) in 2011. The winner of the Lord Mayor’s Photographic Award in 2015, Colin spends up to three months of the year in search of photographic challenges around the world, working on assignments from as far afield as Hawaii, Italy, England, Arizona, Thailand and Germany. When back in his studio and office in The Gap, Brisbane, Colin delivers striking marketing images, corporate profiles and brand features, while working for a series of Australia-wide magazine titles. He also runs workshops and one-on-ones in photography, creative writing and feature writing; leads photography safaris around Queensland with fellow PPAQ professional Craig Stampfli, and is always on the lookout for the next big challenge.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Colin Bushell Photography requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Colin Bushell Photography to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Colin Bushell Photography or organised by Colin Bushell Photography must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Colin Bushell Photography.


I agree to give Colin Bushell Photography unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Colin Bushell Photography classes and events or on Colin Bushell Photography's premises. (For use of Colin Bushell Photography marketing materials).


Colin Bushell Photography requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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22 February 2020 • An Introduction to Photography

Second time doing the Introduction to Photography workshop and I still learned a lot. Thanks Colin.

Colin Bushell Photography


Always a pleasure, Helene. 


22 September 2019 • An Introduction to Photography

I really enjoyed the photography course with Colin - it taught me more about the camera and how it works. The presentation and image examples really helped to explain and show the results of different settings. Thanks Colin - C Thomas, 12 yrs

Colin Bushell Photography


You are more than welcome, Clara. So glad you got lots out of it and looking forward to seeing your images in the future. 


19 July 2019 • An Introduction to Photography

Very Informative Very helpful Very knowledgeable. Thanks.

Colin Bushell Photography


Thanks, Frank. Glad you got lots out of it.

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