Advanced Photography for Instagram + e-commerce

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This is designed for people who are familiar with using their cameras on manual settings.

We will cover similar material to the regular course but then extend it to cover:

  • Lens choices and point of view for still life, beauty, architecture and macro
  • Studio lighting concepts and how you can choose a setup that suits your needs
  • Tethering your camera to your computer when you shoot
  • Photo editing software packages

Once you have booked you will be sent a short questionaire about your experience, equipment, the type of subject you want to photograph. This will help us tailor the class to the participants of that session.

It is possible to do this session even if you aren't confident with all the controls on your camera. You will be shown suitable settings.

If you are not comfortable with using the controls on your camera we suggest taking workshop 3 - manual camera first.

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What you will learn
  • Lens choices and point of view for still life, beauty, architecture and macro
  • Studio lighting concepts and how you can choose a setup that suits your needs
  • Tethering your camera to your computer when you shoot
What you will get
  • Expert tuition from an experienced teacher!
  • If you have not yet purchased a camera it is possible to hire a camera and lens for $75.​

What to bring
  • Your camera with charged batteries and an empty memory card
  • Your laptop with Lightroom OR Capture 1 and Photoshop installed
  • A notebook
  • We will provide items to photograph but feel free to bring the items that are of special interest to you if you want to focus on particular looks.
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LUXE learn

Vendor since 2017

LUXE learn has been set up to respond to the current demand for learning new skills from cooking, through metalwork, gardening which don't involve sitting in front of a screen all day.

Many existing courses take a traditional view, presenting photography as it was in the 20th century. Most work is no longer printed on paper and is ever more ephemeral. Today's image rapidly replaced by tomorrow's. These workshops are designed to help you create images that stand out and also for you to identify your signature style and develop a consistent look and feel across your work.

Peter Collie is a photographer with over 10 years experience shooting campaigns for major brands.

Now instead of shooting for magazines and billboards his clients are shooting for social media and e-commerce. The images are smaller and viewed quickly so actually need more impact as we spend less time on each image unless it has initial impact and interesting details as a second level.

Peter has given masterclasses in lighting, camera use, software and workflow for brands like Olympus, Apple, HeadOn and many more. 

He has also written several TAFE courses on 'How to Interpret a design Brief' for Open Colleges and is a casual lecturer at Billy Blue College of Design.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

LUXE learn 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 LUXE learn to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at LUXE learn or organised by LUXE learn 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 LUXE learn.


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


LUXE learn 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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