the gap

An Introduction to Photography

Photography Workshop (The Gap)

Next Available: Thu, 21 Oct 6:30PM (AEST)
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2 hours 30 minutes
Over 20 people have attended this class


"Colin Bushell and his intro to photography course, was brilliant. This is my 3rd crack at trying to understand my DSLR (too lazy to read the manual) and Colin delivered." Ruth

"Colin went the extra mile with the course prep & did background research on each attendees camera so as to make his advice more targeted." Matt

"Fantastic course. Learnt many new functions of my Camera. Awesome facilitator, who shows genuine passion for his chosen profession. Thank you Colin!" Nick

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.


These workshops were listed well in advance, and remain dependent on changes to social distancing restrictions. Max 5 people at present. 

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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4.9 (14 reviews)
25 September 2021An Introduction to Photography
Thank you for an excellent intro to how to get the most out of my camera and my phots. I could not have learned this much info from reading the manual. or trying to learn-as-I -go. Highly recommend this evening if you want to level-up your shots!
24 September 2021An Introduction to Photography
I had absolutely no knowledge of the workings of my camera before taking this class! Colin worked his magic through his ability to communicate complex ideas in an easy format. Now I feel as though I have the knowledge to start getting to know my camera and explore a range of subjects.
21 August 2021An Introduction to Photography
With only 4 attendees, this class was terrific as Colin was able to give personal attention to each person's needs and cameras. He's enthusiastic, knowledgeable and empowering. Really good class, Glenda
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Refund 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 (24 Hours for online courses)*.  We do not offer refunds for missed classes, although depending on circumstances, a credit may be issued. 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.

*In respect to additional Covid-19 restrictions, a full refund or transfer of ticket will be made available up to the start of the workshop. PLEASE do not attend if you feel unwell. :)

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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 (24 Hours for online workshops). 


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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