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An Introduction to Photography - ONLINE

This is an Online Class Delivered by Zoom

Live via Zoom


"A great course that made complex technical information easier to understand, discussed the elements involved in composing a good photograph. I now feel more confident and competent taking photographs with my camera that look decent." Michael

"I have done so 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 all that jargon: RAW, aperture, shutter speed and ISO etc, and how you can start to compose more than just snap shots with your expensive piece of kit. 

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, fun, concise explanations to get you more engaged with your own photography.

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What you will learn

  • An understanding and practical application of photography jargon: RAW, aperture, shutter speeds and ISO
  • How to compose photos effectively, including cropping and composition rules (do's and don'ts)

What you will get

  • A fun session, guided live and on-line by an award-winning, certified professional photographer.
  • Practical examples of how to improve photos.

What to bring

  • Have your camera with you.

What to wear

Clothes are essential :)

Appropriate for

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

Important Information in Preparation for an On-Line Workshop

Ensure that you are as close as possible to your wi-fi/internet hub to reduce the chances of signal lag/dropping out.

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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5.0 (2 reviews)
09 November 2020An Introduction to Photography - ONLINE
I really enjoyed Colin’s Introduction to Photography course and feel I have gained a better understanding of my camera and how it works. Colin has an easy and friendly style with great visuals and practical explanations across the subject area. I’m looking forward to being more adventurous and not resorting to only using the auto mode when taking my photos. I would highly recommend Colin and this course to anyone looking to do more with their camera than just point and shoot. I look forward to doing more courses with Colin in the near future.
Colin Bushell Photography 18 November 2020

Thank you, Sharon. So glad you enjoyed it. Look forward to seeing some of your images :)

23 April 2020An Introduction to Photography - ONLINE
Colin gave a comprehensive overview of working with a digital SLR, with plenty of examples that clearly explained all the important functions of the camera. He had researched my specific model of camera so that he could nominate the peculiarities as we went. A packed 2 hour session, but back-up notes and pictures issued afterwards so it want be forgotten. Thanks
Colin Bushell Photography 01 July 2020

Thanks Ross. Hope you are well and enjoying the photography :)

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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