Photography Course - DSLR and Mirrorless Express Special Offer
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Photography Course - DSLR and Mirrorless Express

The most reviewed photography courses Melbourne.

Next Available: Sun, 11 Dec 10:00AM (AEDT)
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3 hours
Over 100 people have attended this class


The DSLR and Mirrorless Express Photography Course in Melbourne is here!
Your teacher is National Geographic featured photographer Daniel John Bilsborough. You can see his portfolio here: This series of photography courses have been running since 2011 and are currently the highest rated and most reviewed photography courses in Melbourne. You can see over 365 reviews on WeTeachMe, Google, TripAdvisor and Airbnb Experiences :) Learn everything you need to know about how to use your digital camera for travel photography during the day. Get off automatic mode and learn the fundamentals of manual mode! The maximum group is 8 students and the course runs for 3 hours.

Why would you attend?

The purpose of this photography course is to rapidly transform your photography skills from a place of knowing absolutely nothing. You don't need any prior experience or photography knowledge to take this course. You only need a digital camera that can shoot in manual mode - 99% of all DSLR / Mirrorless cameras have manual mode.

Travel Photography During The Day

This course runs for 3 hours and we'll finish at our favourite "postcard Melbourne" photographic hot spot. You'll learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance and controlling the light. We’ve spent countless hours on the streets of Melbourne discovering secret laneways, rooftops and ever changing street art. Our focus is on your photography education, as opposed to site seeing, but you’ll be taken to some of coolest “off the beaten track” photographic hot spots in Melbourne. Travel photography for us is all about learning how to use your camera with a minimal amount of gear, being discreet, thinking quickly, finding unique subjects, capturing the moment and documenting your environment with an artistic eye.

You Can Be The Worlds Best Photographer And The Worlds Worst Teacher At The Same Time.

Finding a good teacher has always been something I've struggled with. At school and and university. What makes a good teacher in any subject? I believe it comes down to three things:

1. A proven expert in their field. Emphasis on "proven."

2. The ability to break down complicated subjects into digestible, understandable, logical chunks.

3. Awareness. Identify where their students are struggling in order to apply a course correction straight away.

Here's what I've learnt from my own personal experience with education. You can be the worlds best expert and the worlds worst teacher at the same time. Talent does not necessarily equate to "quality communicator." And self-aware communication is the key to teaching. I believe that the fastest path to becoming truly proficient in any subject is to teach it. I've been teaching photography since 2011 and have spent considerable time improving my ability to teach you photography effectively.

What If You Could Create Your Own Phenomenal Photographs? And Honestly Take Credit For them?

Today your phone can take absolutely beautiful photographs ... without you really doing anything. Ie find a beautiful sunset and press the shoot button... done. Wouldn't it be a fulfilling experience to truly know to yourself that you have taken your time to create an image in your own way. Wouldn't it be a nice feeling to take true ownership of your photography? To understand why your photograph looks the way it does and to know that you are the one who intentionally made the decisions create it that way. It's the unique human element that you are providing your viewers. Rather than the generic creation that your phone makes for you... that you pretend is your own.

The DSLR and Mirrorless Express Photography Course Is Aimed At Travellers And Explorers.
The true value of this photography course comes from the immediate feedback you will receive about your own photographs. When you have an expert right by your side you can learn without frustration! Have you ever wondered why your photographs appear too dark or too bright in automatic mode? This is because your camera is “metering” the light without understanding what YOU want to do with the photograph. It makes a mathematic calculation and acts on that. On our photography courses in Melbourne you’ll learn about finding the best light and how to control it so you can see how it changes the look of your images. No more blurry photographs or missing that gorgeous sunset. More importantly, you’ll learn how to use your digital camera in manual mode. Over time we’ve refined our manual mode teaching philosophy again and again. In fact its simplicity is something we’re quite proud of. You’ll learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and controlling the light with your camera. Our photography courses in Melbourne are constantly evolving as we discover new hidden photographic hot spots in Melbourne, join us and capture your own unique photographs!

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What you will learn

  • Learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and controlling the light with your camera.
  • Learn the fundamentals of travel photography on the streets of Melbourne.
  • Visit secret laneways, rooftops and ever changing street art.

What you will get

  • 3 hours of photography mentorship from a professional photographer,
  • Create a series of your own photographs to show your friends, family and colleagues.
  • Photography mentorship from Nat Geo photographer Daniel Bilsborough
Parking Info

Meet me at the corner of Rodda Lane and La Trobe St, Melbourne. See the exact location here:

What to bring

  • One camera, one lens (minimum) no tripod required, that’s it! You’ll learn the most if your camera shoots in manual mode.
  • These days every DSLR and 99% of point and shoot cameras will have manual mode, don’t sweat it!

What to wear

Comfortable walking shoes, warm clothes if it’s going to be cold.

Appropriate for

All ages! If you’re under 15 please bring a parent or guardian.

DJB Photography School

(120 Reviews)

Established in 2011, the most highly rated and most reviewed photography courses In Melbourne. Over 367 Reviews On Google, TripAdvisor, Airbnb Experiences And WeTeachMe. One day, Online and In-Person In Melbourne Australia. There are over 367 reviews on WeTeachMe, Google, TripAdvisor and Airbnb Experiences. Your Educator: National Geographic Featured Photographer Daniel Bilsborough. Absolutely no prior knowledge required, this photography school is for anyone who's interested in learning photography. 

There are only 2 courses for you here. You need absolutely no prior knowledge.

1. Adobe Lightroom Beginners Masterclass Online and In Person Melbourne Australia.

2. DSLR And Mirrorless Express.

1. Adobe Lightroom Beginners Masterclass

Your Lightroom teacher will be National Geographic featured photographer Daniel Bilsborough. Online, Lifetime Access. $499. In-person $299 Melbourne Australia.

Walk the path of creating your own Masterpiece:

This course is not for the typical content creator, it’s for people who intend to create their own unique photographic masterpiece. At the end of the workshop, I will develop 6 images from National Geographic to show you exactly how they were processed in Lightroom. My aim is not to teach you how to become an expert in every little corner of the Lightroom application. This course is not “software training.” It’s about learning the fundamentals of this artistic tool extremely well. It’s about simplifying this complex software so that you can focus on creating your masterpiece.

Your masterpiece is not created in Lightroom, Lightroom is used to extrapolate your work more fully. The real value of Lightroom is with the self-learning that you do inside it. It provides a path for you to create your masterpiece body of work. This path is one of self discovery, where you learn to recognise and own what you love.

You do not need a university degree to create your own unique photographic masterpiece.

One thing that’s never discussed in-depth with digital post production is the potential for empowering yourself to self learn in photography. This is one of the fundamental teachings of this photography masterclass, and the thing that differentiates it from absolutely every other course that exists. 

This course is about setting you off on the path by yourself, to create your own unique masterpiece. It’s not about copying the latest preset trend. A unique masterpiece does not use a particular colour palette because it’s trending on Tiktok.

A unique masterpiece is printed, huge, and brought to life in your physical reality. But it’s not something that happens overnight. It’s a path you walk.

This course is for those who are new to digital photography, it’s a one stop shop to throw you into the world of digital post production. You can skip the months of back and forth on YouTube. This workshop will provide a solid base from which you can begin your journey towards creating your own photographic masterpiece.

“Learn everything I know about post production in less than a day. ” We’ll be working on photographic management (how to efficiently manage 400,000 photographs) and development, you will be working on my personal RAW files.

This series of photography courses have been running since 2011 and are currently the highest rated and most reviewed photography courses in Melbourne. You can see over 365 reviews on WeTeachMe, Google, TripAdvisor and Airbnb Experiences.

You will be working directly with me in a small group of 4-8 students.

DSLR And Mirrorless Express

This photography course in Melbourne requires absolutely no prior knowledge. Forget automatic mode, leap into the world of manual mode photography and never go back. This is part one of your fundamental photography education. You’ll learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance and controlling the light. 

With a travel photography focus, you’ll learn about using your camera with a minimal amount of gear, being discreet, thinking quickly, finding unique subjects, capturing the moment and documenting your environment with an artistic eye.

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5.0 (39 reviews)
Markrated it
25 Sep 2022
Daniel is a professional and personable tutor - very good at communicating the necessary technical knowledge that enables the student to improve the quality of their photography - highly recommended.
DJB Photography School 17 Oct 2022

Hey there Mark!! Apologies for the delaying replying to this I only just noticed it. THANK YOU, for taking the time to write me a review! Very much appreciate it. And I'm glad you came along to the photography course in Melbourne!

Tonyrated it
14 Aug 2022
If, like me, your preferred mode of learning something is by doing it, then Damien is your perfect teacher. Hugely knowledgable and experienced, Damien takes you through the critical fundamentals - ISO, shutter speed and aperture - in a clear, concise and unhurried wander around the Melbourne CBD taking photos and teaching you the key basics in a sort of walking photography class. Damien's relaxed manner makes it easy to ask all the questions you might have. I finished up feeling much more in control of my camera and more confident in using it to take the type of photos I want. I highly recommend Damien's class.
DJB Photography School 25 Aug 2022

Tony thank you so much for taking the time to write this!! very happy to hear you enjoyed yourself, thank you for coming. ps. it's Daniel hahahah

Jorated it
04 Jul 2022
This class was absolutely fantastic. Daniel is a great teacher. Apart from being a lovely guy he is patient and explains things in a very easy way to understand. Once he took me through each part of the theory he then got me to practice it until I had mastered it. We had a lot of fun walking the graffitied laneways and photographing them. Daniel promised me at the beginning that I would finish the class fully able to use my camera easily with full confidence, and he was right! I fully recommend this class no matter how inexperienced you are.
DJB Photography School 05 Jul 2022

Hey Jo!! Loved having you along and very glad you came, that Leica needed to be... opened up haha. I love surprising people with their own hidden abilities. Thank you for the review, very much appreciated! 

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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A transfer can be requested 23 hours before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at DJB Photography School or organised by DJB Photography School 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 DJB Photography School.


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

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