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MELBOURNE ZOO PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

LEVEL: BEGINNERS | DURATION: 3hr | COST: $149.95 inc GST (Includes Zoo Entry)


This beginner photography workshop covers a wide range of topics from composition to simplified settings and is perfect for those who are new to photography or those who want to get back to basics and perfect their understanding of how their camera works. If you’re an Auto Mode junkie this is a great chance to graduate to Program Mode where you can take control of the basics of your camera including brightness, colour and camera set up. One of the highlights of running this workshop at the Melbourne Zoo is that is gives us plenty of diversity with our subjects allowing for experimentation with settings, different lighting and an introduction to macro photography. Best of all this half-day workshop is limited to a small team of just 6 giving, so there is plenty of personalised attention relevant to your specific camera model and experience.

The Melbourne Zoo Photography Workshop includes your entry into the zoo, notes on the topics covered and I encourage you to bring your smart phone along as well in case you would like to record miniature tutorials specific to your camera! We start the morning with a short 30 minute round-table session where we get everyone up to speed on the basics and then spend the remainder of our workshop putting the learning into practice with plenty of one-on-one help making it perfect for all skill levels and camera models.

Following your workshop you will be invited to join the Matt Krumins Photography Course Collective Facebook group, giving you a safe and productive environment to continue your photography growth through both peer and instructor feedback.

This exclusive small-group workshop is your chance to revolutionise the way you see compositions and capture your photographs.

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Over 1500 students & 150+ five star reviews (Swipe for more):


I attended the zoo workshop with my 14 year old son. Both of us were complete beginners outside of auto mode. Matt had a lovely patient way of ensuring everyone in the group knew how to use their camera in many modes. I came away learning how to take photos up against glass to avoid reflection, how to use white balance, exposure compensation and how to take great photos in BW. Matt also taught us about animal behaviour and how to get the best shots when taking photos of animals. Matt had a great sense of humour and made the day really fun and memorable. We are looking to book into another workshop and would highly recommend this - you won’t regret it.read more
Kris Leonard
Kris Leonard
2018-02-18T20:22:22+0000
Spent a great 3 hours with Matt doing the “Travel and Street “ photography workshop this afternoon.Matt explained and showed me how to enjoy my camera and that the art of taking photos is a great tool to create lasting memories of what we experience every day.Have already booked “Melbourne by night” workshop. My 3 “cheat sheets “ will be with my camera always.read more
Peter N Robyn Schubert
Peter N Robyn Schubert
2018-02-18T11:07:04+0000
Matt’s street photography class was fantastic, I learnt a lot. Matt explains the concept in a way that are easy to understand and the lessons learned will be easily adapted to future photos.
Adam Walker
Adam Walker
2018-02-11T14:28:31+0000
I attended Matts Melbourne Zoo Workshop on the weekend. I had only owned my DLSR for a month and felt so intimidated by it. By the end of the workshop I felt a lot more confident in using the camera and actually excited to practice more. Matt was easy to talk to, patient and made the whole process fun. While photography can be technical everything he explained was very easy to understand and follow. An extra bonus was the support Matt provides after the workshop. Emailing tutorials, providing a facebook group with other students to enhance our learning and being available to answer any questions I might have in the future. I would not hesitate to recommend his workshops and actually hope to do his travel workshop later in the year. Thanks heaps Matt!!read more
Emma Whittaker
Emma Whittaker
2018-02-05T20:50:56+0000
I went on Matt's zoo workshop and cannot speak highly enough of it. I would class myself as a beginner and was still getting to grips with my DSLR prior to going on the course. Within half an hour I already understood a lot more about my camera through Matt's tuition and we started to put the theory into practical use. I went from using solely auto settings to using other modes and therefore being in a lot more control of the pictures I was taking. The size of the group was perfect and Matt really put his full time into all of the group. I will be sure to find another workshop to go on soon!read more
Jez Hann
Jez Hann
2018-01-30T02:50:52+0000
My son participated in the Zoo workshop last week and learnt so much. He loved it. Matt's lessons are really well structured and make the whole experience fun and easy! The little card on lighting is really handy.Thank you for your time and commitment.I am very tempted, now, to join my son in another workshop 🙂read more
Delphine Moreau
Delphine Moreau
2018-01-29T23:16:55+0000
Way to Impress!! Thanks a bunch Matt left your Travel & Street Workshop on such a high, excited to explore everything you shared, and develop the skills and knowledge I need to produce some great shots. your classes are refreshing and you sure delivered some great analogies uncomplicating the basics! Total professional. Hope one day can be just as good as you are and share My passion with the world. Your friendly, approachable and enthastic demaeanour made for such an enjoyable afternoon. Can’t wait to join for your upcoming night class!read more
Jessica Alexander
Jessica Alexander
2018-01-24T12:09:50+0000
Just completed Matts Zoo Photographic course on Saturday. Matt has a very natural, patient and easy way to explain all the "technical" items he talks about. Plus what a great environment to learn more about your camera and some of those settings. Now just need to practice and practice, and we have great take-home notes to refresh at any time.read more
Deanne Hassett
Deanne Hassett
2018-01-21T21:18:59+0000
I did a workshop with Matt today at Melbourne Zoo. It was awesome. Matt made it so easy to learn. He made it easy to ask questions and I got some amazing photos!. Thanks Matt.
Marcus Robertson
Marcus Robertson
2018-01-20T12:09:55+0000
I participated in Matt's Tooronga Falls workshop last Thursday, which was a huge learning curve for me. I'm still at the stage where I struggle with camera settings. Matt's teaching method is so easy to understand & I'm sure some of his gems of knowledge have stuck into my aging brain. I loved his examples about the correct choice of camera settings & these will make my future photography a little less daunting. This was my first experience with ND Filters - I was so pleased I had a CPL filter in my camera bag, as I had never considered attaching it on the lens underneath my ND Filter.I have came away from this workshop with enthusiasm to tackle some long exposures near home at Point Lonsdale & along the coast at Torquay. I was very impressed with the size of the group (4 in our case). Matt was so obliging to give us one-on-one attention to what we needed, to ensure we understood how to compose our photo and to follow our supplied chart, to achieve some great long exposures of the waterfalls. Thanks Matt - I'll be booking another date soon.read more
Noeleen McRae
Noeleen McRae
2018-01-20T02:25:23+0000
Thanks Matt for a fabulous Macro workshop at Mt Macedon. I loved the small group size along with the great location. The day had a terrific balance of instruction that catered for all needs and time to perfect your skills and technique with one on one support. Many thanks. Corinneread more
Corinne Bentley
Corinne Bentley
2018-01-14T22:45:14+0000
Hello All. I have just completed the Macro and textures workshop with three other super people. It was such a great investment. I learnt skills with my lens that I have not achieved yet, had a ball, was able to ask questions and had plenty of one on one time. I am very happy with my photos and feel I have improved greatlyread more
Nicola Beyfus
Nicola Beyfus
2018-01-13T06:22:30+0000
Perfect session to learn the basics of the camera within the theme of taking pictures to tell a story. We learned how to make a photo unique rather than something you'd find in a Google search. The group environment was friendly, relaxed and non-threatening, and we were given enough space to try the techniques before moving on rather than being rushed through. Worth every penny 🙂read more
Felicity Nagel
Felicity Nagel
2018-01-10T10:13:43+0000
Loved the Lightroom course. Matt explained everything so clearly and his offers of continued support via video link up takes the class to the next level. No more frustration when things don’t work properly. I can’t wait to take some of his photography tours. Everything is explained so clearly! Thanks Matt.read more
Liz James
Liz James
2018-01-09T22:08:17+0000
Just completed Matt's 3 hour travel & street photography workshop, in an attempt to get off Auto (without getting lost in the manual). The content, group size and instructional style were spot on. Just the right amount of info to get me going in P/A/S modes, together with an appreciation of exposure and white balance, (zoom) lens compression and tips on composition - all explained in a way that's easy to remember. Matt's a positive and friendly instructor, who's able to accommodate different skill levels and camera types in his groups. He also has a wealth of online tutorials to draw upon, as well as very generous after-training support via facebook. Highly recommended.read more
Rob Curtin
Rob Curtin
2018-01-08T11:36:47+0000
I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. The "theory" was easy to grasp but Matt was very helpful in putting theory to practice. Matt was very approachable and was always available to help me whenever I got stuck. Matt is also very generous in sharing the tricks of the trade like what you can do with a bit of water to create reflection. Thinking of doing the Phone Workshop so that I can improve on my composition. Thanks, Matt.read more
Michael Loh
Michael Loh
2018-01-07T13:09:34+0000
Thoroughly enjoyed my day at Matt's Street and Travel Workshop today. With zero photography skills I was a bit apprehensive. I have never had a camera off auto. Matt uses simple language and scenarios anyone can understand. Finished the day with enough confidence to try new things and actually understand a few things I could do to improve my photos.Thanks Matt much appreciatedread more
Tim Golby
Tim Golby
2018-01-07T09:39:41+0000
Charrie Krumins
Charrie Krumins
2018-01-07T06:14:08+0000
I found the morning workshop with Matt at the Zoo very helpful. Matt is well organised and gave everyone personal attention. I learnt a lot and will definitely be doing more workshops with Matt as soon as I can. It was a great morning, Catherine Carrickread more
Catherine Bain
Catherine Bain
2018-01-06T04:50:21+0000
This was my first camera workshop ever. I had been contemplating a course for sometime but I wanted a one-on-one workshop. I'm getting older now so more travel is on the agenda. I wanted more out of my camera than just auto focus and shoot. Matt was very patient with me!! He explained the technical aspects in an easy and understandable manner and then emails it all out in a pdf. I just now need to practice, practice, practice!! Would gladly love to do another course in the future.read more
Tracy Dickson
Tracy Dickson
2018-01-01T23:27:44+0000
I first met Matt at the Bright Festival of Photography where he was conducting some of the workshops as well as walking tours . I was so impressed with his knowledge and style of teaching that I then booked into his travel and street photography workshop on return to Melbourne . And was not disappointed !Apart from being one of the nicest people you will ever meet , Matt has a true passion for his craft and just wants to share his knowledge with you . He is a true teacher .... never talking about how good he is or how much he knows ... but genuinely wanting you to be the best you can be and to get the most out of your time with him . And like all good teachers he can take what may originally seem confusing and break it down into simple bits that will promise you at least one " ahh haa " moment and lots of " Wow ! .. I never knew/thought of that before " moments . Sooo worth the effort of attending . Thanks Matt ... I am sure I will be seeing you again .read more
Ronda Woolgar
Ronda Woolgar
2017-12-30T04:37:54+0000
I attended Matt Krumins Night Photography course last night. Matt’s knowledge is extensive and makes learning new skills simple and easy. This is a great course and I highly recommend it. Thanks Matt
Chris D'Arcy
Chris D'Arcy
2017-12-29T20:31:55+0000
Thanks for a great Zoo workshop. Today was the second workshop I’ve completed with Matt and this time I took my 12 year old daughter along to learn. Matt explains everything in such simple / understandable terms, he demonstrates and then watches closely and jumps in where required to make your pictures better. Be it lighting, focus, depth of field or composition he just seems to know what to explain so that you get better shots. Whatever your skill level Matt can help you improve you photography.read more
Tony Brereton
Tony Brereton
2017-12-29T08:44:49+0000
If I could give this more than 5 stars, I would! I did Matt’s Melbourne Zoo workshop last week and I LOVED it. You spend the first half hour with Matt explaining the basic concepts of photography. Within 45 minutes I had moved from amateur to enthusiast and was taking the best photos I have ever taken. I have a much better understanding of my camera (that I’ve only owned for a few weeks) and cannot wait to practice what I’ve learned. Matt explains things in an easy to understand way, answers any questions and will even do some quick research on additional equipment. Since the workshop, I’ve ordered a better lens for my camera and am looking forward to booking another workshop with Matt. To say I’m now addicted to photography is a massive understatement. Thanks so much, Matt!read more
Fiona Moore
Fiona Moore
2017-12-26T10:58:25+0000
The 1:1 session with Matt was perfect to help get my head around the new camera is the shortest time possible. Worth every penny. Basically Matt configured my camera to be luddite-friendly (schmuck mode) and then took me through the basics and showed me a few tricks. I was taking photos to be proud of in minutes. He's a really nice guy and good company, and the notes he made along the way on his notepad were tailored specifically to my level of talent (ha!) and the camera I have purchased. Value for money, very friendly and the level of information was brilliant - maximum level of technical information delivered in an easily-digestible way.read more
Jan Miles
Jan Miles
2017-12-20T00:14:23+0000
Thanks Matt's for the Night photography class - it was excellent. I learnt a great deal and found how certain camera tricks can spruce up a dull image. The class was enjoyable with a small group size. Matt has a neat way of explaining things and is always ready to help. Highly recommend.read more
Siddharth Kothari
Siddharth Kothari
2017-12-13T22:39:54+0000
The mind is not an empty vessel to be filled, according to the great Roman historian Tacitus. He thought it was more like a fire waiting to be kindled.Precisely the approach a natural teacher the calibre of photographer Matt Krumins takes with his students.After three hours of tuition with Matt and in the convivial company of five other students we toured the environs of the Melbourne zoo and came away wanting more.Matt's conversational style tuition ensures you don't get hung up on your camera or photographic theory. Most of us delay taking a camera course because we are daunted by our camera's abundant settings. Matt imparts all the basic building blocks camera newbies require. More than enough to get you started on your photographic journey. But not just any building blocks. These are well chosen for their simplicity but with an eye to the future. They are the fundamentals you'll need to imbibe others more advanced. So they're essential.As for theory, Matt believes a little is great to get you going, but practise is better. So we went from enclosure to enclosure effortlessly taking in what is required for a "good" photograph and snapped away.Confident now with basic camera program settings, we listened for his experienced tips for the best shot outcomes."Animals are creatures of habit and highly territorial,'' Matt advised at the tiger enclosure. Good nature photographers know this and work out the stomping ground of their animal and try to predict where they'll appear. So they'll already have their composition worked out before the animal arrives.''At the Leema enclosure we were asked to observe this creature's grotesque hands. Cute animal but the hands stand out by their lack of empathetic cuteness.The Butterflys were as beautiful as they were fragile. Who would have thought that capturing their eyes would make for a great photograph. And as for the Elephants..."How many pictures of elephants show their size and gait?" Matt asked. And how many hone in an elephant's eye lashes? And this kind of close shot, generally gives you the animal's skin texture as well. Much more interesting photograph..."So it went for the three hours as the "doing" prevailed over theory. By the end of the session this friendly group was inspired to start getting creative with their cameras and to take their imagination off the leash.So glad I decided not to put off a basic camera course because I felt daunted by my camera's high tech settings. Even happier I took the punt to enrol in one of Matt's courses.I look forward to the next one.read more
Peter Familari
Peter Familari
2017-12-10T06:49:18+0000
I can simply say that the one on one class was packed with information and everything was just to the point without wasting any time. Any quastion I raised got answered which was great! Down to earth guy with some excellent experience and fun to learn from .now back to some more cool classes 😀read more
Idan Malka
Idan Malka
2017-12-05T10:21:37+0000
My first photography work shop in the Melbourne Zoo. and first work shop with Matt Krumins. Great experience One to one learning .No rush , no pressure. Friendly. Good teaching method. Small group setting and easy to learn.Recommend for any beginnerread more
Indrani Pathirage
Indrani Pathirage
2017-12-01T03:11:36+0000
Thanks Matt for a comprehensive and relaxed class at the Zoo. A great beginning for me. I love your passion and enthusiasm and the unexpected lesson about discipline, to set up and prepare for that photo!
Melanie Couyant
Melanie Couyant
2017-11-25T06:41:55+0000
I have now attended a private workshop and the Melbourne Zoo workshop and both were fantastic. The private workshop was very comprehensive and full of information, but I felt like I learnt even more going to the Zoo because I was practicing what I was learning. I am now registered to attend the Lightroom Course to hopefully bring out the best in my photos. Matt is great teacher and I would highly recommend his classes, no matter what level you're at.read more
Kate Glo
Kate Glo
2017-11-25T01:20:01+0000
Matt's Melbourne by Night Workshop was incredible! I learnt how to get the most out of my camera at night and the step by step instructions how to set it up correctly really made a difference in my pictures. If you love Melbourne by night and learning how to capture its beauty then this workshop is highly recommended!read more
Tom Carino
Tom Carino
2017-11-24T23:40:43+0000
I attended my first ever workshop with Matt today and WOW just WOW. He made sure everything was easy to understand and related everything back to a simple easy remembered topic (fencing palings anyone).The small group atmosphere was awesome. Matt ensured all of us was given one on one time and again he didnt rush or push. He has a wonderful sense of humour and just a down right easy going bloke.I will definately be doing more of Matts workshops. (PS was the best brithday present, thanks kids 🙂 )read more
Tracey McGinley
Tracey McGinley
2017-11-24T06:43:05+0000
I recently did the travel / street photography workshop and last night did the nighttime workshop. Both were extremely useful and I'm learning new things about my camera all the time. Small groups, out and about on the streets and its good fun.read more
Bill Linehan
Bill Linehan
2017-11-22T22:30:55+0000
I attended the travel and street art photography 3 hour course in Melbourne CBD. Matt was very personable, full of knowledge and wonderful at communicating his wisdom. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and definitely learned new tools and tricks to improve my photography skills. Would definitely recommend Matt’s workshops 🙂read more
Morgan Leigh
Morgan Leigh
2017-11-22T11:05:32+0000
It was great! Moved from automatic to P mode and learned to adjust light, color macro photography and composition by using the lens. Photographed lions in monochrome a 2 year old baboon. The framing made a big difference. Also discovered the Nikon p900 could not take raw files and felt cheated by the store that sold it to me.read more
George Morstyn
George Morstyn
2017-11-22T05:01:01+0000
I enjoyed my day with Matt and the zoo workshop group. As a novice I found Matt's teaching style to be relaxed, clear and he was easily accessible. I would recommend Matt's workshops and I will definitely enrol for more.
Kim Wright
Kim Wright
2017-11-16T07:26:33+0000
Gwyneth Day
Gwyneth Day
2017-11-15T06:46:07+0000
Did my first photography workshop ever on Sunday morning at Melbourne Zoo with Matt, and had a amazing time. He is a wonderful and patient teacher, concepts taught are easy to understand, remember and put into practice. No pressure, lots of one on one help when needed and lots of fun. If you are thinking of doing a workshop don't hesitate in joining Matt on one of his, as I know I will be in the future.read more
LJ Honey
LJ Honey
2017-11-13T08:21:41+0000
Choosing a photography workshop is exciting and nerveracking. Nobody wants to look foolish and we want that shot. Mark is professional and easy going and provides the knowledge you need to know. I chose both the night photography and street photography workshops. Both showed how to simplify the photography process. While manual mode seemed like the most professional, I have captured my best night photography shots following Matt's valuable advice. One I will continue to follow and practise. There were many new tips and processes to but they were never hard to understand. Forget reading books or watching YouTube and just spend some hours with Matt. You won't regret it and will have an entertaing time learning new techniques. Was a very enjoyable experience.read more
Alastair Jesse
Alastair Jesse
2017-11-13T08:04:40+0000
I really enjoyed saturday, thank you so much, can't wait for the next one !
Katie Hunt
Katie Hunt
2017-11-13T01:54:55+0000
Had a really enjoyable photography workshop at the zoo. Matt’s friendly, approachable and knowledgeable. Look forward to doing another workshop soon!
Lucienne Murphy
Lucienne Murphy
2017-11-12T20:16:21+0000
Matt has a different apporach in teaching photography,he explain basic concept very detailed and down to bite size.Sometimes,it takes times to relazied my photography is not good enough.Although my original thoughts about street photography are completely different.Matt has opened another door for me.Great three hours,but fruitful.read more
Xia Yu
Xia Yu
2017-11-12T08:26:35+0000
Really enjoyed the Travel and Street Workshop with Matt. Matt gave thorough instructions without the technical jargon, in a way we could all understand and apply to our photos. I learned so much in 3 hours. Will be applying the tips learned from now on. Highly recommend Matt's workshops and will be attending more! Thanks Matt.read more
Lesley J. Groenewald
Lesley J. Groenewald
2017-11-11T22:03:51+0000
Every Friday should be this much fun! Noojee was just as beautiful as I remember from my childhood family trips. A great small group which allowed for individual tuition. Thanks Matt for all your creative and technical help...definitely sighing up for another workshop.read more
Mick Giddins
Mick Giddins
2017-11-10T23:31:26+0000
I did Matt's Lightroom workshop and found it very informative. Matt is patient, explains everything in easy language. No question asked was too silly, and he patiently worked around the room to assist us all. As a complete beginner to Lightroom, I had never used it until the workshop, I had only installed it 2 days earlier. With Matt's teaching style and handouts I feel confident to give it a go at home now! Thanks Matt, I am looking forward to more workshops!I have also now completed Matt's Zoo workshop and Travel and Street Photography workshop in the last couple of weeks. Again Matt has a great way of breaking down the technical aspects into easy to understand concepts. Coupled with lots of time to put it all into practice, both workshops have been highly informative and I have come away with lots more knowledge, and keen to keep practising what I have learnt! He is patient and assists everyone on an individual level. I can't wait for the Macros workshop in the New Year! Thanks Matt.read more
Allison Fasken
Allison Fasken
2017-11-09T20:48:12+0000
I attended Matt's Lightroom workshop last night and can't praise him enough - it is actually now starting to make sense!! Thanks Matt for not over complicating a very complicated package.
Pierina Di Stella
Pierina Di Stella
2017-11-08T22:45:49+0000
Matt was a fantastic teacher. I really didn't know much about photography before the course but I walked away feeling way more confident. He used simple to understand analogies which I tend to learn well from. Would highly recommend taking one of his course that suit your level of skill or interest.read more
Megan Jessica
Megan Jessica
2017-11-08T22:27:17+0000
In my professional life my objective is to learn from the absolute best people. I spent three hours with Matt recently preparing for an upcoming dive trip - Matt has the great talent of taking complex topics and explaining them in practical and memorable ways. The processes he has developed to simplify the shooting process are excellent. I walked away extremely happy at having been helped by a master - someone who is the master of their craft but has also mastered the art of teaching it. I'll be taking more workshops with Matt. Thanks.read more
Mark Schenk
Mark Schenk
2017-10-14T00:27:09+0000
Dimi Deane
Dimi Deane
2017-10-11T06:50:17+0000
I completed the Lightroom Image processing course with Matt last night and Matt's style of teaching is pitched at all levels of understanding. I can't wait to see how my new skills will transform my photos! Highly recommend attending one of Matt's workshops!read more
Carrie Swenser
Carrie Swenser
2017-10-03T22:11:50+0000
I had a one hour photo workshop with Matt. Matt explained my camera functions in a really easy way, which has now given me the confidence to go out and take great photos.I totally recommend this workshop. Thanks Matt �
Giannina De Bono
Giannina De Bono
2017-10-02T09:21:05+0000
This was my first time on a workshop with Matt and I was blown away, his teaching methods and analogies on the technical parts is incredibly easy to follow and remember. This was with no doubt the best workshop I have ever been on, it is not even comparable to any other workshops I have done with other photographers. Matt makes you feel so much at ease and creates fun. Even in the group environment, we still had one on one assistance and never felt rushed as I have experienced with other photographer's workshops. If you are trying to decide on which photographer to do a course with, look no further than a workshop with Matt Krumins. Truly the best!! I have given this review 5 stars, however it should be showing all of the stars in the Milky Way it is that good!!!read more
Mark Spencer
Mark Spencer
2017-09-20T00:16:00+0000
I did the Melbourne Zoo workshop and it was really good. Matt is really passionate and provide individual attention to all the participants. I really enjoyed this class and highly recommend it!I learned a lot about composition and a different way of taking pictures.It's a really fun way to learn and practice photography.read more
Siham Plop
Siham Plop
2017-09-19T00:42:40+0000
Enjoyed the afternoon around Melbourne with Matt. Learned a lot of different techniques and simple tricks to make an average photo a great one. Matt follows each of the participants with enthusiasm and give focused advice. It was also incredible to notice details in the streets which are usually lost in a day-to-day commute. Highly suggested experience!read more
Cristian Biotto
Cristian Biotto
2017-09-15T23:15:01+0000
I had excellent afternoon working through the options I had long ignored on my camera. All those buttons and knobs do have a purpose, who would have known ? Melbourne's inclement weather tried to cruel the day with persistent, and at times torrential rain, but it instead threw up some interesting and unique photo opportunities. Thanks Matt for a very informative session, many great tips this novice can now easily apply!read more
Peter Lilley
Peter Lilley
2017-09-15T22:37:07+0000
Did Matt's seascapes workshop followed by the lightroom course. Both were well structured and practical and I felt I had acquired new skills by the end. Matt was friendly and approachable and didn't laugh at any of our dumb questions! He even stopped on the way back from the workshop and bought rice to put my camera in after it got a little wet!read more
Sally Bell
Sally Bell
2017-09-13T00:18:17+0000
I attended Matt's beginners Lightroom class last night and found it extremely helpful. I came out with some new skills as well as confirmed what i had learnt before hand. I started taking photos a few months back while off with my second back operation. The small class size was great for getting a little extra help as well making it nice environment to learn. I plan on getting involved with the location photography workshops when the timing is right. Matt made the steps simple and post processing an easier task.read more
Russell Bell
Russell Bell
2017-09-12T05:22:49+0000
Loved Matt's Seascapes Workshop - he made it easy to understand, a laugh along the way - especially as it was wet and cold. Now I have to spend some � as I love what the filters can do. Thanks Matt!
Donna Fisher
Donna Fisher
2017-09-10T08:08:21+0000
Great session, learned heaps and Matt was very accommodating and ready to answer questions. It was also good to get pushed and challenged in the composition of our shots, thanks Matt!
Artur Sliwinski
Artur Sliwinski
2017-09-03T23:20:55+0000
Had a brilliant and informative time with Matt. He really helped my photography skills by showing me some great tips and tricks.
Chris Barnes
Chris Barnes
2017-09-03T12:05:32+0000
Matt is lovely - he gives some tips and explanation, then lets you actually have the time to try and explore what you want to achieve when it comes to your photos. I really appreciate that he was so flexible in allowing me to alter the booking date - most companies would not be so great about it.I really loved that the tips were easy to digest and apply, and that no question was too silly.Thanks for such a great workshop!read more
Sarah Serong
Sarah Serong
2017-09-03T11:33:31+0000
I went on Matt's Street and Travel Workshop and thoroughly enjoyed it .Learned a lot of tips and techniques. Looking forward to doing another workshop with Matt.
Grant Partridge
Grant Partridge
2017-08-31T00:41:47+0000
I bought my first camera at the age of 16, now at nearly 60 years of age I am still loving photography. Unfortunately the last 30 years I have been tied up with work but I am now starting to resurrect my passion for photography. I recently purchased a Nikon D7200 which I love but unfortunately nothing has changed, the manuals leave a lot to be desired and so I've done several workshops to try and learn about my camera. This included a Nikon School workshop and a Ted's Camera Workshop among others. Quite by accident I stumbled across Matt's website. I started reading some of the tutorials which are written in an excellent lay back manner in a language that is easily understood. Looking through Matt's various workshops I decided to try the Seascapes Workshop and WOW WHAT A DAY!!!! Matt has a gift for teaching........ like his tutorials he relays information in a simple uncomplicated way. I learnt more about photography and more importantly my camera with Matt yesterday than I did with all the other stuff that I've done, and to boot I came away with a couple of shots that I was ecstatic with. There was myself and only two other people in the group which gave Matt plenty of time to spend with each of us.I was keen to do this workshop as we would be using filters and Matt supplied Lee filters for us to use and I've now decided to replace my Hoya filters with one of these systems. I look forward to doing lots more workshops with Matt particularly the Astro Workshop in Cohuna, and once again Matt thank you so much for such a fantastic day! Looking forward to the next one!read more
John Verga
John Verga
2017-08-29T11:32:03+0000
Another very enjoyable course with Matt on Lightroom 101. I had previously done Matt's underwater workshop. His easy going style, backed up with the step by step videos makes this an excellent value course to take. Oh and the red wine helps as well....read more
Terri Allen
Terri Allen
2017-08-29T01:40:39+0000
I did Matt's Seascape workshop and thoroughly enjoyed the day. Matt is very engaging and passionate about teaching photography, and as the day involved driving from Melbourne to Point Lonsdale we had plenty of time to talk about loads of photography issues. As there were only three of us, Matt was able to give everyone attention whenever they needed it. We all learnt new ways of seeing.Personally it was a first for me shooting (intentionally) in black and white and I'm now totally obsessed. The filters were a steep learning curve but a great start. And thanks very much for putting me on the Queenscliff ferry Matt - such a nice way to end a great day.read more
Amanda Stuart
Amanda Stuart
2017-08-28T23:42:07+0000
My Son sent me a voucher for the Travel workshop from his workplace in the UK and I wondered why? I had to travel from Canberra to Melbourne and stay a couple of nights to do the workshop! But since I was an "Auto" photographer I learned so much about what I could do to improve my photographs, especially low light photography, that I thought my Son had made a very good decision to buy the voucher. Now to the Aurora Borealis, it will never look so good, I hope.read more
Paul White
Paul White
2017-08-22T06:09:23+0000
I did the Melbourne Zoo workshop, and Matt I had learned so much thank-you. Even my partner was walking around with us had learnt a few things as well, would definitely do another workshop thank you
Carly Howe
Carly Howe
2017-08-20T09:38:25+0000
We had the travel workshop with Matt yesterday and it was brilliant. He knows what he's taking about and explains things in terms it's easy to understand. His method of teaching is engaging and passionate and we learnt great tips and techniques. Highly recommend and will be joining another of his courses in future! Thanks again Mattread more
Ben Tyson
Ben Tyson
2017-08-20T07:15:09+0000
I attended yesterdays street photography workshop - this is the 4th workshop of Matt's I have attended. Matt has great skill in simplifying information for beginners. I have a long list of workshops I want to attend - thanks Matt for keeping me on track in my photographic journey.read more
Joanne O'Neill
Joanne O'Neill
2017-08-20T01:16:54+0000
Went on the Melbourne Zoo photogrpahy workshop today and loved it. Not only did i meet some amazing people but Matt simplified photography and made it so much easier to understand. So happy with thr workshop and will be booking many more in the future.Thank you so muchread more
Simone Camilleri
Simone Camilleri
2017-08-19T03:22:10+0000
I took Matt's Lightroom Class last night. The class ran for 3 hours and i learnt so much.Matt is incredibly patient, which is so important when you're just a beginner. Having said that several people in the class had done previous classes with Matt and were there to learn more or just to refresh skills learnt prior.I can't wait to start practising and sharing some of my images for feedback, which was encouraged on the night.Great to enjoy an evening with other peeps with the "Shutter Bug"Thanks Matt, I will look forward to more workshops with you.read more
Michelle Coyle
Michelle Coyle
2017-08-15T02:57:30+0000
I bought the Melbourne Zoo class as a birthday present for my partner, she said it was the best gift she ever received! Matt was so knowledgeable and patient with us all, and the small group was enthusiastic and motivated to learn and improve their photos. The location was obviously perfect, as it offered numerous subjects to hone our skills on, plus who doesn't want to see 3 teenage lions fooling around! Thanks very much Matt for the superb lesson. Cheers, Justin and Michelleread more
Justin Wallis
Justin Wallis
2017-08-11T05:26:58+0000
OK, I have to be honest I didn't know how to use my camera, ok so I knew how to turn it on... but that was probably it. From the get go Matt made it super easy and used lingo that I understood, and best of all he made it Fun! Learning is fun, and learning something new is always hard at the beginning. Photography takes time to master and I look forward to learning more tricks of the trade in future MK workshops. Thank you for helping me to capture photos to tell my story.read more
Emma Whitehead
Emma Whitehead
2017-08-09T10:46:59+0000
Matt has excellent knowledge and shared it with passion and enthusiasm. He has some great analogies which helped explain some of the complicated processes. We managed to take some awesome shots and I'm looking forward to building my confidence with my photography. Thanks Mattread more
Meg Pyke
Meg Pyke
2017-08-09T09:38:13+0000
I recently attended Matt's "Melbourne by Night" workshop. It was a great small group workshop and Matt took the time to get to know each of our skill levels and catered the workshop accordingly. We learned and practiced different techniques within close proximity to Flinders Street Station. Matt was patient, friendly and able to explain the concepts and techniques in a way that was easy to understand and apply. He has also established a set of resources so you can continue to develop your skills after the course is complete. Matt has reinvigorated my interest in taking great photos and I will definitely be back for more. Thanks Matt!read more
Nick Martin
Nick Martin
2017-08-08T22:41:59+0000
I have taken Matt's zoo as well as the travel and street photography workshop and thoroughly enjoyed both. The latter course was yesterday so I will focus on that one here. Being limited to just six participants means that Matt can provide individual attention to each member and challenge us according to our level. With an emphasis on composition throughout the three hours yesterday, he provided us with lots of different pieces of advice for getting interesting compositions as well as a variety of settings for the practice of these. Although he suggests in advance that we take a notebook and pen to his workshops, I never have time to use mine but do make sure to write up some notes upon return home. I liked the small cards he handed out yesterday summarizing main guidelines to capture blurry backgrounds and capture motion, which were main emphases of yesterday's workshop. I am very impressed with his highly professional organization and the variety of support he offers to his students, including a closed supportive Facebook page for past participants. Yesterday he even explained how he can also offer quick individual advice via text if we get stuck in the field in the future. I definitely plan to take more of Matt's courses in the future.read more
Helen Marriott
Helen Marriott
2017-08-07T01:09:40+0000
My husband and I attended the zoo workshop this morning.Loved every minute.Got some great tips and tricks.Well paced. Good amount of content.Matt is very helpful, patient and a genuinely nice bloke.
Sammi Bul
Sammi Bul
2017-08-06T10:31:14+0000
Matt's simple, no nonsense approach was a breath of fresh air. This 3 hour workshop won't turn you into a professional photographer but it will certainly turn you into a photographer who dares to try out various options to get a better result and with a "new" way of seeing what you want to shoot. Thanks Matt.read more
Gerda Vellinga
Gerda Vellinga
2017-08-06T09:12:40+0000
Michelle Brasington
Michelle Brasington
2017-08-06T03:14:23+0000
Josh Webb-Collins
Josh Webb-Collins
2017-08-04T01:45:02+0000
If your looking for a great photographer to teach you about editing and learning Lightroom I highly recommend Matt! He was awesome and I felt I learnt a lot and I can't wait to put it all into practice!!! Thanks heaps!!!
Natalie Caulfield Watkins
Natalie Caulfield Watkins
2017-08-02T11:00:04+0000
Professional, informative, instructive, fun. Ideas that can be incorporated into my work immediately.
Patti Green
Patti Green
2017-07-29T08:08:26+0000
Fantastic workshop , learnt so much, Matt is very generous with his expertise, thoroughly enjoyed every minute.
Fiona Gains
Fiona Gains
2017-07-28T06:04:57+0000
Completed the Advanced Underwater photography course with Matt and can thoroughly recommend It. The whole learning experience was enjoyable and Matt has a way of making all aspects of photography easy to understand. Particularly helpful having his experience underwater, showing how to put the theory into practice. Will enjoy putting my new skills to the test!read more
Maria Woolley
Maria Woolley
2017-07-25T11:45:22+0000
Great under water workshop with Matt and Feet First Diving in Port Stephens this weekend. Matt was very well prepared and his lessons whilst being informal and easy to understand were very powerful. The practical sessions were fun and surprisingly interactive given the environment and I have plenty of food for thought as I progress with my uw photography.As usual the crew at Feet First Diving were very welcoming and helped make the weekend funread more
Jason Bunce
Jason Bunce
2017-07-24T23:54:16+0000
I recently did the Astrophotography / Light Painting workshop in Cohuna with Matt and Shayne and it was absolutely amazing. I learned so much on this weekend and highly recommend it.
Carol Raises McConchie
Carol Raises McConchie
2017-07-24T04:24:24+0000
I did the 3 day advanced under water course hosted at feet feet first diving. The course was brilliant. It covered everything I needed to learn in order to move forward with my photography. The subjects were broken down into segments, that were easy to digest, and the explanations were in both plain English, and technical speak. So much better to be able to relate the two, rather than just getting the easy version. It's incredible that so much information was transferred, and that I've been able to retain it. That speaks volumes on matt's ability to teach! The dives were great, even though visibility was poor. Matt was on hand, and ready to change settings and explain them after. All in all, it was a fantastic course that I would strongly recommend to anyone who wants to improve their underwater photography skills.read more
Stuart Hooper
Stuart Hooper
2017-07-23T09:27:14+0000
I did the one day seascape course with Matt around a week or so ago. I'd been taking photos for around 6 months prior to the course and mainly do seascapes and I'm self taught. Main reasons I did the course was to one gain a bit more confidence in what I was doing, sort some exposure issues out when in high contrast light and to better understand composing a good image. All these needs were ticked off as well as understanding my camera better. Also got a few tips in Lightroom editing, as well as uploading in the correct resolution and format to social media. Now it's up to me to build on what I've learnt. The small number in this group allows for good one on one time during the day. I think this is a great course for anyone to doread more
Gary Eastwood
Gary Eastwood
2017-07-18T01:04:38+0000
I did a private Lightroom workshop with Matt and it was one of the best decisions I've made for a long time. Matt knows his stuff inside out so was able to tailor our workshop to the things I particularly wanted to learn. He is easy to get on with, gives clear, uncomplicated instruction, is generous with his knowledge, and extremely helpful. As well as illuminating Lightroom, he also taught me things about my Olympus OMD-EM1 that I didn't know, despite having taken four days of expensive classes on it — a real bonus. He gives you lots of notes so you have references to hang onto, and invites you to call with any subsequent problem (does he realise what he's letting himself in for?) So I'd recommend that you stop faffing about, driving yourself crazy and cursing the technology, and give Matt a call.read more
Suzy Baldwin
Suzy Baldwin
2017-07-11T07:07:35+0000
what an amazing afternoon we had with Matt doing the street photography. whilst we are not beginners at photography, we came away with another layer of knowledge and insight of how to get 'the shot'. a great way of explaining the settings on your camera, and a very creative approach to getting the photo we all aspire to. wonderful Matt, we look forward to doing more with you. it is all hands on, and so much fun ! thanks so much Matt.read more
Bobbie Ross
Bobbie Ross
2017-07-10T00:41:42+0000
In one word Awesome, Attended Matt's Lightroom tutorial last night as expected it was fabulous. Learnt so many cool features that LR has to offer. Matt was patient and made himself available after the workshop for anyone who wanted to learn anything he did not cover or to just ask general questions, highly recommend this workshop!! Attended the zoo workshop today, Matt has a way of teaching the technical side that makes sense. I learnt so much about composition, how to look at a subject in an ordinary way, then to look at other angles to take the photo from ordinary to extraordinary (with practice they will be extraordinary) His style is laid back and honest. I can't wait for the next workshop I do with Matt.read more
Deborah Gallant
Deborah Gallant
2017-07-10T00:38:31+0000
Sean Fenkl-Beirne
Sean Fenkl-Beirne
2017-07-09T23:04:00+0000
Who knew you could learn so much in 3hrs! Best course for a beginner such as myself:)
Agnes Mifsud
Agnes Mifsud
2017-07-09T21:36:23+0000
I absolutely loved Matt's seascape and pier course, he made it seem easy! Can't wait to do more. Thanks Matt.
Chris Milici
Chris Milici
2017-07-08T07:36:38+0000
I attended Matt's travel photography workshop this week and have come away feeling much more confident with my camera + a bunch of very helpful ideas and techniques that are already making a difference to my photography. Really appreciated the bonus smartphone camera tips too because sometimes it's just easier to whip the phone out. Highly recommend, Matt is generous with his time and advice and clearly puts thought and effort into making sure everyone gets plenty from his workshops regardless of what sort of camera they have. Thanks Matt!read more
Meridith Berrington
Meridith Berrington
2017-07-07T12:13:52+0000
I just completed the Travel and Street Photography course with Matt. It was a fabulous afternoon full of theory, helpful tips, and lots of opportunity to take photos under the guidance of an experienced photographer. I felt like I learnt a lot and can't wait to get out again to practice what I learnt. I would highly recomment the course to all who have an interest in photography. Thanks Matt for an interesting and informative course.read more
Debbie DIck
Debbie DIck
2017-07-07T00:19:25+0000
I have just taken part in Matts "Travel & Sreet scenes" session and I can't speak highly enough of it. Matt is very patient and explains everything clearly. I learnt so much about my camera and what it's capabilities are. I look forward to putting my newly acquired knowledge into practice and I will definitely be doing another session with Matt.read more
Dorothy Wilson
Dorothy Wilson
2017-07-06T12:18:15+0000
I did a one-one-one workshop with Matt in the CBD, and it was well worth the investment. As well as lots of clear advice on the tech stuff that can otherwise be made over-complicated, Matt showed me how to get really interesting and surprising shots, where I ordinarily wouldn't have bothered reaching for the camera. I also got experience and needed encouragement in approaching people on the street for shots. Recommended.read more
Michela Clarkson
Michela Clarkson
2017-07-05T11:42:44+0000
Did an underwater photography course with Matt. Great course and great teacher. Very knowledgeable and patient. Highly recommend!!!
Chris Taft
Chris Taft
2017-07-01T09:02:38+0000
Before I had even met Matt or purchased a course, he helped me choosing my underwater camera setup, free of charge. I am still extremely happy with my setup and very much value the initial advice Matt gave me. Will book on one of his courses soon.read more
Adriana Mahne
Adriana Mahne
2017-06-27T07:40:06+0000
WARNING: These courses will make you addicted to photography and how to get the best shots you can! Matt has found the perfect mix of theory (that is presented in a way that makes it less intimidating than it seems) and the practical of just getting out there and shooting - with all the support you need. As a beginner to photography, the skills I've learnt have been easily transferable to conditions/environments outside the course and I've left the workshops confident to practice by myself!The small sizes mean regardless of your experience level there is always something you can take from these workshops. I've attended the Zoo and Seascapes workshops and will no doubt book into another one soon!read more
Lucy Garner
Lucy Garner
2017-06-25T03:50:03+0000
Matt's technical knowledge, enthusiasm and friendly personality make him a superb teacher. His tours are a great way to learn more about photography while having an enjoyable day out.
Catherine Noone
Catherine Noone
2017-06-24T23:02:16+0000
Matt has an incredible way of explaining things that just makes sense. Friendly, attentive and the follow up support post course is 2nd to none. An incredibly talented guy who has a passion for sharing his knowledge with others. Highly recommended.read more
Sam Skam Bryden
Sam Skam Bryden
2017-06-24T22:55:27+0000
Matt's seascape course is an absolute necessity to anyone who wants to learn how to use filters on their camera.Just the right amount of theroy to understand what you will need which doesn't drag out so you can do what you love.Matt takes you through all the great ideas you will need for good composition and also takes you through all the settings within you camera to get that shot you are looking for.I highly recommend this course and I could imagine all his other courses will be run in this same professional but relaxed manner..Thanks Matt for the great day out.read more
Jay Jay
Jay Jay
2017-06-23T02:31:46+0000
Had my first 1-on-1 with Matt to kickstart my learning with the new camera. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Matt had listened to the kind of photos I took and what I found interesting, in order to design a few hours that would be most beneficial. I have much to practice and remember... will definitely be a repeat customerread more
Paul Gavin
Paul Gavin
2017-06-18T09:57:59+0000
Thanks Matt For a fantastic morning out at your Melbourne Zoo Workshop this week Wednesday the 14/6/17, all of your help not only with my camera settings but also on how to place your subject in the frame and to use the foreground to fill the shot was great. The photos came out great. Looking forward to another workshop with you in the future and just to let you know I purchased the Zoo membership. Many thanks Wally Lyons.read more
Wally Lyons
Wally Lyons
2017-06-15T10:39:59+0000
My first workshop about photography ever! Matt's teaching is very easy to understand. We had the worksop at the Melbourne Zoo and my photos where instantly so much better. Looking forward to the next workshop. It was a great day. 🍀
Christine van Schie
Christine van Schie
2017-06-14T20:56:36+0000
Melissa Goodman
Melissa Goodman
2017-06-12T10:13:31+0000
I attended Matt's Zoo workshop on the weekend with the course being a present from my wife. I have attended a few different courses now with different teachers, but Matt's session was the best so far. His ability to breakdown complex camera settings into layman terms was fantastic and made things easy to understand. The hints and tips he shared will not only serve me well in a safari game park but in my backyard as well! Can't wait to attend the Melbourne by Night course later this week!read more
Nick Gerling
Nick Gerling
2017-06-05T09:02:07+0000
My husband bought Matts Zoo workshop for my 30th after saying I wanted to learn to use my camera. Matts workshop was amazing! I left feeling quite impressed with my new set of skills. Will definitely be signing up to more in the future!
Tasha Faulkner
Tasha Faulkner
2017-06-04T01:28:25+0000
Legend. Amazing camer and photography knowledge. You'll learn a lot.
George Chisholm
George Chisholm
2017-06-03T09:18:50+0000
Jess Brew
Jess Brew
2017-06-03T08:37:36+0000
Gillian Brew
Gillian Brew
2017-06-03T02:12:28+0000
Hi Matt,Love your Street and Travel Photography on May 17th. Your approach was both fun and educational. I particularly enjoyed your creative suggestions - use of reflections and looking at scenes from new angles / perspectives.Will certainly see you again soon on another workshopCheersLexread more
Lex Rudd
Lex Rudd
2017-05-19T00:39:40+0000
In only a matter of hours I finally understood what was previously gibberish to me, thank you for making everything easy to understand and for sharing your knowledge. The skills you have set me up with will go a long way!
Carlos Português Vieira
Carlos Português Vieira
2017-05-18T11:05:26+0000
The Travel and Street Photography with Matt was such a great experience!Despite it was a grey rainy day, Matt made it colorful and interesting!!I learnt a lot about my camera and my surroundings and I want to learn more and more!!Matt.you have been fantastic conducting the workshop and explaining in a way everyone can understand!Thank you!read more
Rosa Genzano
Rosa Genzano
2017-05-17T10:49:58+0000
What jumped onboard in the adventure of our wedding in a Hot air Baloon! The time was short, the space was tight, but his eye and sensibility allowed us to have beautyfull and unique pictures that will remind us forever this special day. Thanks Matt!read more
Cristian Guerreschi
Cristian Guerreschi
2017-05-14T07:58:27+0000
Just about to go to Africa for safari and I want to ramp up my basic photography technique so did a morning at Melbourne Zoo with Matt. He was fantastic helping me with my new lenses (especially the monster zoom). His knowledge of all makes of camera is amazing and he gave my mind much food for thought for creativity. A must for all levels of photography!!!!read more
Anthony Poon
Anthony Poon
2017-05-06T23:06:15+0000
My night photography class was brilliant - Matt is so knowledgeable and an excellent teacher. He made it both interesting and fun, even made the rainy weather seem like a bonus 😄
Tracy Cooksey
Tracy Cooksey
2017-05-01T11:54:37+0000
That's Matt for a very easy going informative lesson and introduction to photography.Recommended
Mick Ashworth
Mick Ashworth
2017-04-30T05:46:58+0000
I did the Travel and Street photography coarse today and couldn't be happier with everything I learnt. The way Matt explained everything made it seem so simple yet very effective - no amount of reading or studying has been as effective as what i walked away with after today. I highly recommend this coarse and look forward to doing my next one.read more
Ana Mioc
Ana Mioc
2017-04-29T11:24:35+0000
Great morning at the Zoo, it was very informative, got lots of tips and tricks. This is the 3rd workshop I've done with Matt, it was great.
Pam Kreuger
Pam Kreuger
2017-04-29T05:45:16+0000
great one on one session, Matt is very knowledgeable and easy to learn from
Hadi Kerbaj
Hadi Kerbaj
2017-04-25T05:33:21+0000
I had an excellent one on one day workshop at Melbourne zoo last week with Matt. He is definitely a people person with the photographic skills match. He gave me a bit of theory and lots of practical experience, delving into camera features that I had been too timid to address. Highly recommended as he can tailor the experience to suite your skill levels and make it enjoyableread more
Derek Halliday
Derek Halliday
2017-04-23T04:20:19+0000
AJ Amos-McLean
AJ Amos-McLean
2017-04-21T07:58:24+0000
When I first met Matt he was giving a fantastic talk about underwater photography at my dive club. He later helped me pick out new underwater photography gear, which I learned how to use properly in a couple of his wonderful underwater photography courses. Matt is a patient & engaging teacher who has helped me take my photography to the next level. Needless to say, when my partner & I found out that Matt was also available for wedding photography we were very excited and booked him in to capture our special day. His work well & truly exceeded all of our expectations & we are in love with all the stunning images. Matt was a delight to have around on the day, barely noticeable during all those special moments yet very engaging with the guests & our dogs to make sure everyone & everything got captured in the best possible light. Besides the standard repertoire he pulled quite a few tricks out of his photography hat and expertly used his drone & remote flash for some very special shots. Some of our favorite images on a pier & the tidal rock pools also required quite a bit of adventure style photography on Matt's end, but luckily we DIDN'T loose him in that swamp after all :)Thank you Matt, for being part of our special day at the beach and for beautiful photographic memories that will last a lifetime! Anne & Ralfread more
Anne Walter
Anne Walter
2017-04-12T23:38:22+0000
What a fantastic way learn about photography. I feel i learnt so much in 2hrs. Matt was very helpful and was very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend melbourne by night. Would definitely book another work shop. Thanks for the mini tripod. Cant wait to put it to use. Fantastic!!read more
Marc Frendo
Marc Frendo
2017-04-10T12:22:14+0000
I recently attended Matt's Photographic Essentials course at Peninsula Camera. It was a fantastic way to understand the basics of photography and has allowed me to start taking more creative control over my photos, with successful results. All the concepts were clearly explained, and backed up with practical activities. I'm looking forward to booking another workshop soon. Thanks Matt!read more
Lynsay Heyden
Lynsay Heyden
2017-04-09T22:41:14+0000
Great entry into getting started with an SLR and great day out.
Chris Vassili
Chris Vassili
2017-04-08T11:29:58+0000
Jack Power
Jack Power
2017-04-05T13:27:59+0000
I spent a couple of hours with Matt where he taught me so very much! He is an amazing teacher with sooo much creativity and skill. 100% recommend his courses. You won't regret it. Thanks so much Matt!
Rami Fosberry
Rami Fosberry
2017-04-04T10:40:16+0000
Did the Melbourne Street Photography workshop with Matt on Saturday and it was wonderful! A small group, lots of great advice and tips from Matt and some very cool locations in the City. Matt explained the camera settings in layman's terms that make sense and helped us set up some really creative shots. This workshop was given to me as a Christmas present and it was fun, well-paced and a great way to learn more about photography and how my camera works!! Thanks Matt, a really great way to spend my Saturday! I will be booking other workshops with you for sure.read more
Victoria Heron
Victoria Heron
2017-04-03T03:04:32+0000
I loved the Street Photography course run by Matt. In 3 hours I got more than I had anticipated with so many useful and simple examples that have increased my confidence and capability! Matt is a great teacher, so generous with his knowledge and expertise - I would highly recommend.read more
Hamish Riddell
Hamish Riddell
2017-04-01T11:24:31+0000
I've done two of Matt's workshops (Travel & street and Watetfalls), both have been so much fun and I've learned so much. He's always on hand to give advice and helpful hints and he makes complex things easy.Looking forward to the next one!
Beau Baxter
Beau Baxter
2017-03-28T23:38:22+0000
We spent a fantastic day with Matt Krumins yesterday participating in his 'Waterfalls' workshop. Matt is a patient and friendly teacher and his methods and analogies are simple, concise and easy to comprehend. We had a fun day, and Matt gave us the tools to use so to become better photographers. We are already discussing attending another of Matt's Workshops. We would highly recommend him.read more
Wang Sharp
Wang Sharp
2017-03-27T10:38:16+0000
Matt, thanks for a great photography tour at the zoo on Saturday. I learnt so much. The tips that you gave to the group were so important and seem so obvious in retrospect, yet we needed you to point them out. I'd recommend Matt's tours to anyone who has even a passing interest in photography.read more
Paul Miszalski
Paul Miszalski
2017-03-27T09:58:52+0000
Yesterday I spent the day with five friends at one of Matt's travel and street photography course's. Matt was very informative, funny and patient. He explains things in away that even beginners can under stand. Matt is also very generous with his time even after the course is finished. I would recommend one of the courses to anyone, I will definitely be doing another one. Thanks Matt.read more
Janine Mewha
Janine Mewha
2017-03-25T22:01:33+0000
Thanks for a great morning Matt.. both dad and myself took alot away with us which we will be putting into practice and im confident the new skills will stay with us thanks to your very engaging and effective method of delivery. The light hearted conversation also made for a very funfilled morning! Highly recommended to all!read more
Melissa Kelly
Melissa Kelly
2017-03-25T10:40:09+0000
Lucky to be part of Matt's inaugural Macro and Textures Workshop. A challenging genre of photography, made less daunting following Matt's guidance and expertise. Location chosen by Matt was brilliant, well scouted to ensure we were given the opportunity for some great photos. Can't wait to try my new found knowledge. A great day, thoroughly recommend.read more
Brian Sherwell
Brian Sherwell
2017-03-23T04:24:35+0000
Loved my one on one workshop with Matt. Looking forward to learning more about photography. Will definitely book another workshop in the near future.
Tania Luciani
Tania Luciani
2017-03-23T01:27:39+0000
I recently had a marvelous private photography lesson at the Melbourne Zoo with Matt. He's incredibly knowledgeable, but doesn't let you drown in theory. He was hands-on and I loved that we would take a few shots and then problem solve how to achieve an even better photograph. He challenged me to think outside of the box, and I have some beautiful shots to thank him for! What a wonderful day!read more
Denise Devlin Brent
Denise Devlin Brent
2017-03-21T00:24:20+0000
I really enjoyed the Underwater Photography Course with Matt yesterday. It's amazing what a little help from a Pro can do to improve your photography. The theory & practical workshop activities really reinforce his simple techniques that deliver great results without the need for expensive gear. If you are frustrated with the photographs you take then spend the day with Matt.read more
Mark Hillebrand
Mark Hillebrand
2017-03-20T02:09:58+0000
I had a full day 1:1 underwater photography course with Matt last weekend. A first time rookie with all the gear and no idea! Matt made it all easy to understand, followed up well with helpful hints and ideas, and was an absolute pleasure to deal with. No matter what your photography needs are, I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Matt.read more
Angus McNaughton
Angus McNaughton
2017-03-18T05:03:42+0000
Had an awesome day out with Matt. Exactly as it says: no jargon. Just great advice, tips and tricks for anyone sick of taking boring photos. I would recommend Matt's courses to any photography enthusiast of any skill level. He uses easy to understand terminology and you will definitely take away things you put into any photo. Thanks heapsread more
Luke Sherwell
Luke Sherwell
2017-03-17T11:53:43+0000
"Melbourne By Night" was my second workshop with Matt, and just as good as my first (Seascapes). The emphasis was exploring composition techniques and and working camera settings at night in very interesting ways. Great teaching style, plenty of one-on-one time, very educational and fun, highly recommended!read more
Rexx Fernandez
Rexx Fernandez
2017-03-15T23:24:02+0000
I did the wildlife photography day at the zoo and it was awesome. Can't wait to book my next lesson.
Katie Conomos
Katie Conomos
2017-03-13T09:15:18+0000
I had a great one-on-one session with Matt to help me with a new Nautica underwater housing and flash. With Matt's easy approach and his knowledgeable tips, the transition to the new equipment was so quick and his key ideas have really helped my photography underwater. I have no hesitation in recommending him.read more
Steven Rothfield
Steven Rothfield
2017-03-13T06:17:30+0000
So I booked the travel and street workshop and was really impressed. Some excellent tips and tricks for composing your shots.Thanks again Matt I'll definitely be doing another one. Top Bloke ����
Rikki Roughton
Rikki Roughton
2017-03-11T08:13:06+0000
I have done two of Matt's workshops, "Melbourne by night" and " Travel and street". I was so impressed by the first one that I booked another one a week later. I found both workshops full of content, new ideas, and very educational. Matt has a way of delivery his workshops that are fun, as he's full of humour which puts everyone at ease, his easy going nature makes him approachable and always felt at ease asking him the silliest of questions. Matt's workshops are limited to 6 people, therefore as the group is small, Matt has many opportunities to help everyone individually, which he does very well. It really shows in the way he conducts the workshops how passionate he is about this art. I have done multiple workshops in London, but never learned as much about my camera, photography or had the results in my shots as great as I did after his workshops. I highly recommend his workshops to any level photographer wanting to either learn or sharpen up their skills. Thanks for the experience and new gained skills Matt.read more
Jocelyn Mifsud
Jocelyn Mifsud
2017-02-28T22:36:21+0000
Rod Meagher
Rod Meagher
2017-02-27T07:10:00+0000
Matt was clear and straight to the point! He answered any questions I had and tailored the session to me and what I wanted to learn. I would definitely recommend him.
Nat Court
Nat Court
2017-02-22T19:23:22+0000
Great day at Melbourne Zoo today. My head is spinning from all the possibilities & I'm really inspired. Thinking of stopping my weekly Yoga term fees & investing the money into future workshops....think this could be 'my yoga' ... Definitely a great practice in mindfulness too. Thanks Matt...hope to see you soon.read more
Suzanne Garraway
Suzanne Garraway
2017-02-22T10:25:46+0000
An excellent morning spent at the zoo with Matt Krumin as he passed on the benefits of his extensive experience. He has a flair in simplifying seemingly complex photographic principals, I learned more in the morning with Matt than I have battling on alone. I look forward to the next workshop that I join him on.read more
John Osborne
John Osborne
2017-02-22T10:08:06+0000
Super friendly, super straightforward and insightful when it came to working my camera.
Joon Suk Kim
Joon Suk Kim
2017-02-21T10:58:46+0000
Last night I attended a one-on-one session with Matt to familiarise myself with my new mirrorless camera (it's changed a lot from my old DSLR!). He was fantastic! He went through the camera and my queries in a clear manner with great explanations. He has a number of analogies which really help to cement the learning. I was really impressed with this session and am looking forward to booking in another workshop with my son soon. Thanks!read more
Ann Cornish
Ann Cornish
2017-02-13T23:51:43+0000
I just wished I had of got in contact with Matt years ago. I was impressed with his knowledge, capability of working things out with my camera on the fly and had no ego in offering me secret tips to greater photography. Highly recommended!read more
Crash Goldstein
Crash Goldstein
2017-02-13T12:11:32+0000
Completed the Travel & Street Photography Workshop today which Matt delivered with his easy, fun and relaxing manner. Learnt a lot of new tricks and he consolidated my understanding of how to use my dSLR with personal & memorable anecdotes. Would thoroughly recommend his workshops as he taught new skills clearly, gave you a chance to practice and provided feedback as well. Thank you Matt 🙂read more
Lisa Hoang
Lisa Hoang
2017-02-11T12:17:41+0000
What a lovely afternoon spent with Matt and the street & travel photography class. I learned a lot of new settings for my camera and Matt has given me the confidence to step out and try new techniques. No longer will I be reluctant to use MPAS and I can finally start to enjoy the art of photography.read more
Melina Gibbins
Melina Gibbins
2017-02-11T10:44:08+0000
Just home from a wonderful Street & Travel Photography Workshop with Matt. He explains things in a clear and no nonsense way and has no problem with repeating things when people don't quite get it the first time!Matt's little stories have helped me to understand all the workings of my camera, I had a great day, took some fantastic photos and had a laugh along the way!I would recommend Matt's courses to anyone regardless of their level of proficiency 🙂read more
Mary Knaggs
Mary Knaggs
2017-02-11T08:25:19+0000
I took part in Matt's Zoo Photography workshop last year. I had one of my images printed & entered it in my photography club monthly comp this month. Earned me a merit. Definitely worth taking part in the workshop, thanks Matt �
Victoria McDonald
Victoria McDonald
2017-02-11T00:12:38+0000
Matt has the ability to inspire you, gave me the confidence to create a photo that I never thought I could take, The Street work shop CBD was fun packed begining to end. It was amazing how much I could learn in this amount of time and retain the information. There was 6 in the group and each one of us were made to feel welcome and comfortable. Huge thank you!read more
Judy Baldwin
Judy Baldwin
2017-01-30T02:57:29+0000
Had a great time on the street photography workshop last weekend. Now I just need to keep practising so that all the things I learnt actually stick!
Sam Brownlie
Sam Brownlie
2017-01-29T23:05:55+0000
Matt is a born teacher .. makes even the basics entertaining !!! Had a 3 hr private session and then did the street and travel group workshop ... was a worthwhile and enjoyable day ...highly recommend this to anyone �
Julie Filmer
Julie Filmer
2017-01-29T21:01:40+0000
Great workshop - I have the urge to do them all!! Matt was extremely helpful, very approachable and explained everything in a way that was easy to understand. Highly recommended.
Kelly Frank
Kelly Frank
2017-01-29T20:50:32+0000
Was a fabulous day at the zoo yesterday with Matt and his photography experience.Would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to learn how to use there camera, other than just auto mode. I learnt so much in our 3 hour session was basic and easy to understand. Matt was helpful throughout the session and made us all feel welcome. Thank you Matt looking forward to another experience and thank you Penny Smith for a very valuable Christmas present. 🙂read more
Kim Smith
Kim Smith
2017-01-29T07:03:55+0000
Matt was so friendly and easy going and explained everything so simply, I did the Melbourne Zoo workshop and went home with some new techniques and feeling a lot more confident using my camera. I'm looking forward to doing more Workshops soon.read more
Laura Everitt
Laura Everitt
2017-01-28T12:06:24+0000
Had a brilliant day at the zoo with Matt! Just loved how he kept things simple and easy to understand. Used great analogy to help us adults relate very easily!! Thank you Matt!
Bernadine Geary
Bernadine Geary
2017-01-28T10:32:01+0000
Great travel and street photography course, easy to understand and plenty of tips and tricks. Looking forward to testing out what I learnt. Cheers matt.
Gavin Brittingham
Gavin Brittingham
2017-01-28T09:15:45+0000
Matt explains things in layman terms, so it is easy to understand. This is my second workshop and I walked away with some great ideas and techniques. Highly recommend.
Diana Della Bosca
Diana Della Bosca
2017-01-28T07:11:46+0000
Matt has a friendly approach to teaching and is able to cater to all skill levels. The workshops are addictive, I can't wait to attend the next one!
Maree Wharton
Maree Wharton
2017-01-24T08:10:47+0000
Not sure who said it but this perfectly encapsulates Matt Krumins and his instruction. The mediocre teacher TELLS. The good teacher EXPLAINS. The superior teacher DEMONSTRATES. The great teacher INSPIRES.” Matt ticks all the boxes and then some!read more
Andy Martin
Andy Martin
2017-01-23T23:00:39+0000
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Melbourne Zoo Photography Workshop Meeting Place

9am-12pm meeting at the Melbourne Zoo Elliot Avenue entrance. Parking is $2 for 5 hours.

The Melbourne Zoo Photography Workshop covers entry to Melbourne Zoo for the day and can also be contributed towards a full zoo membership at the end of the session. The workshop its self includes a quick reference guide to the settings and composition ideas covered.

Your workshop has a limit of just 6 people giving you plenty of one-on-one instruction as well as personal attention relevant to your camera brand and model.

Also, I believe that photography concepts take practice and time so at the conclusion of your workshop you will be invited to an exclusive online support group on Facebook where you can continue to grow your photography alongside other Matt Krumins Photography Workshop participants!

Melbourne can be a funny place when it comes to weather so regardless of the forecast I always recommend bringing a waterproof jacket as even on a sunny day Melbourne can show it’s unique ability to change on a dime! If we have minor drizzle or patchy showers we will be out shooting still as many parts of the zoo are undercover and as a bonus we will have less people to contend with!

If we do have significant forecast rain you will be invited to book onto a different workshop date that suits your schedule. A judgement call will be made 5 days out from the workshop and a further assessment the day before.

In photography we never stop learning so there is always something to take away no matter what your experience level. That said, this workshop is focused around getting beginners up and running in program mode, using exposure compensation, white balance, lens compression and camera basics. 

A lot of my workshops are about how to see things rather than purely looking at the camera itself, so what you really need is a camera! That’s it! A longer zoom (telephoto lens) will definitely help you get closer shots than a standard zoom but it’s not essential to learn the basics.

If you’re just starting out this is the perfect time to get to know the ins and outs of your new camera and get off Auto mode without getting into the technical stuff.


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Melbourne Zoo Photography Workshop

$149.95

Please note: Cancellations 7 or more days prior to the workshop will be offered store credit however cancellations less than 7 days from the workshop are non-refundable.

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