Introduction to Photography and Storytelling

Introduction to Photography and Storytelling



Whether you are a mum hoping to take better photos of your kids, a dad who’d like to be able to capture the beauty of family life as it is right now, or a free spirit looking to brush up your photography skills for your own personal or business goals, this masterclass is for you. Our introduction to photography takes you straight into mastering the manual mode of your camera through language and illustrations you can easily understand. We explore the technical elements behind exposure, while teaching you to observe light and composition to create meaningful imagery. Storytelling is also introduced through an exploration of emotional connection between you and your subject, and we trust that this masterclass will leave you confident to tell your story through the lens.  


Lesson One

  • Switching to manual exposure

  • Seeing light

Lesson Two

  • Mastering manual exposure

  • Taking control of focusing

Lesson Three

  • Considering the real subject

  • Composition techniques

  • Discovering your style

  • Shooting a short story

Lesson Four

  • Exploring documentary photography

  • Collecting memories

  • Personal projects

  • Collating and sharing stories

  • Finding your voice

Lesson Five

  • Basic navigation in Lightroom

  • The Library module—sorting and culling

  • The Develop module—basic adjustments

  • The Develop module—other adjustments

  • Syncing and presets


This self-paced masterclass is taught by Trish and Joel. The course content includes videos, revision questions, practical exercises, homework assignments, individual feedback, and a dedicated private forum where students can get to know each other and ask Trish or Joel any questions to do with the course content.

The investment for this online masterclass is $335.00 AUD, which includes a set of five course booklets—all printed on recycled paper stock. This will be mailed to you prior to the commencement of the masterclass. Please note that we are strictly limiting the number of students we accept for each masterclass so that we can attend to everyone personally. 

The next session commences on 1 May 2018 and finishes on 31 August 2018. Registration is now open and closes on 23 April or when the masterclass is full.


No prior knowledge of your camera’s manual functions is required. However, you will need Adobe Lightroom installed on your laptop. You can download a trial copy of the software here, or you can read our Software page for more information about subscribing to the Adobe Creative Cloud.


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