Our Photography Guide to Learning the Tricks of the Trade


In the age of iPhones and Instagram, everyone is a photographer. But, let’s be honest not everyone is a good photographer. Photos, when taken well can be amazing. They capture moments like nothing else; they create windows into a story, an exchange, a place. We love a good photo, which is why we’ve rounded up some of our favourite photography classes happening right now around Melbourne.

1. You’re Melbourne


If taking photos just isn’t for you, but you want a portfolio of amazing shots, then you should give You’re Melbourne a call. Whether you want family portraits, people images, or couple shots, these guys have you covered. You’re Melbourne is a collaboration between Melbourne loving Sandy Rogulic (photographer) and Penny Hyams (stylist) who take groups, couple, families, or individuals around our fine city of Melbourne using the city as the backdrop.   

You’ll walk away with amazing photos and a day to remember. 

Packages start at $600. Check their website for past shoots and more information.


2. The Photo School


Want to snap away on your camera with a little help, but no judgment? Well, we’ve found your teachers.

These guys at The Photo School are all about teaching you how to take awesome pictures of your life. Whether you’re using your iPhone, which they use for taking pics of their lives day to day, or if you’re using a fancy SLR. They can help with all of the above. Run by two photographers Kate Berry and Peta Mazey, it’s a no fuss approach to taking pictures. Their workshops cover both using your phone and SLR, composition, editing, and lighting.

Check out their website for workshop dates and information on their online classes.

Classes are $265 and online workshops are $155.


3. Food Photography with Ewen Bell & Iron Chef Shellie


Taking pictures of food is so trendy right now. But, it’s not easy. Well, these guys will whisk you away for four days and show you what they know about styling and photography, while eating the props. Win win.

Ewen Bell is an editorial photographer who shoots for Food & Travel UK, National Geographic Traveller Australia, Vacations & Travel, and Iron Chef Shellie, one of Melbourne’s most loved bloggers is known for not only her recipes, but also her incredible photos. Good things will happen on these trips. The next available trip is Agrarian Kitchen in Hobart, November 25-29. 

Head to their website for more information.

$2,750 – includes accommodation, all meals and an indulgent few days of fun!



About the author

Yoga teacher, writer, blogger, and marketing whiz – it’s safe to say Amy Collins is a busy little lady. Her idea of a stellar evening is yoga class followed by a glass of wine. Her favourite quote: “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”


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