A 9 hour photography masterclass with just 5 people for mirrorless & DSLR camera owners, run by professional photographers in Sydney.

$447 inc gst per person









Terry Rogan professional photography at Picture Me Sydney


Terry Rogan is one of the most experienced photographers in Australia. He initially founded the National Photo Training College in 1988 which was Australia’s only private, fully accredited, photographic training college in NSW that had reciprocal accreditation in VIC, QLD and ACT. The College evolved, delivering various photography courses and he was the designer of the first and Australia’s only Photographic Retail Traineeships Cert II and III level that helped revolutionise the photo lab industry sector. Terry now runs semi-private photography courses in Sydney where he shares his passion and knowledge about photography.

Sydney's best short photography course for DSRL owners

The Picture Me Sydney one day DSLR photography course is a small group master class specifically designed for people who really want to unlock the potential of their SLR camera. It is a perfect choice for owners of DSLR’s from brands like Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Fuji or Sony. This photography masterclass is ideal for those who want to improve their travel photography, landscape or portrait photography as we apply aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings with advanced photography techniques. Our one day DSLR photography masterclass is semi-private and runs for 9 hours with a full day learning about photography with just 5 people in each group. Not only do you travel in executive level comfort with a professional photographer to explore selected locations around Sydney but everything is hands on and practical. You will be amazed at the quality of your portfolio of images and the knowledge gained from the day.


What makes this Picture Me Photography Course Different?

A guide who has years as a pro photographer, accredited trainer and passionate about the very best photo locations around Sydney. We include plenty of one-to-one support to allow everyone to work and learn at their own pace.

Why should you do a photography masterclass?

This is a crafted photography class that will build your knowledge and confidence quickly. Join a semi private small group photography tour with an experienced professional photographer and accredited trainer who will balance the theory with plenty of practical photography activities. Picture Me Sydney recognises that it is difficult for people to commit to an extended 8 or 10 week class so we have designed our class to include all the critical photography lessons in one comprehensive photography session. Learn all about your camera with practical sessions in travel photography, portrait photography, landscape photography and how to craft with light to capture the perfect shot in our night photography session. We supply hand out notes to reference and encourage you to add your notes from the tips and advice we share. This full day tour is ideal for beginners or serious amateurs who want the best from their DSLR or mirrorless camera in a fast track to great photography.

More details about our photography masterclass course

We provide bottled water, 2 course restaurant dinner, a local professional photographer guide, handout notes & loan share tripods in a small group up to 5 people.

What to bring on your photography course

  • Good walking shoes. 
  • Warmer jacket (gloves and hat for colder months) 
  • Hat and sunscreen.
  • DSLR or Smartphone Camera
  • Multiple lens, filters and tripod (if available)
  • Face mask during Covid pandemic

Photography course exclusions

  • Tea, coffee (available for purchase locally) 

Minimum age

  • 15 years of age and accompanied by a paying adult. Younger children can be accomodated with a private session.

Meeting point for the course start


The Clocktower
corner of Harrington and Argyle Street The Rocks
10 minutes before departure

Course days and timing

Selected Friday, Saturday or Sunday’s.
Private bookings are organised for your chosen days.

April – September
10:00 am – 7:00 pm

October – March
12:30 pm – 9:30 pm


the three transition months
September, October and November
22/15 C or 73/59 F

the three hottest months
December, January and February
27/18 C or 82/64 F

the transition months
March, April and May
20/15 C or 68/59 F

the three coldest months
June, July and August
17/9 C or 62/48 F

Photography course available dates & bookings

Frequently asked questions about our DSLR photography masterclass

What camera do I need to take photos at night time?

Modern smartphones are getting better at taking photos at night although they still don’t provide the same breadth of functionality or quality as a DSLR camera. This course is specifically designed for DSLR or mirrorless DSLR owners who want to learn about advanced techniques in photography.

Is this course in a class room or outdoors?

We do not do boring photography courses in a classroom where you look at theory. Our courses are hands-on, practical and you go outside where you can learn and try new techniques at your own pace with an accredited trainer.

Do I need to be an experienced with my DSLR camera for this course?

We do recommend that anyone thinking about taking this course are confident in using their DSLR Camera as we will very briefly cover the basics but venture into the more advanced features very quickly.
For those who are not confident we recommend our Basic Photography Course to get started as you will enjoy doing a more advanced course at a later stage.

Can I learn to use a DSLR off the automatic mode?

We have specifically designed this course so that you can feel confident about switching from the automatic mode to either AV or TV settings or even full Manual. We gradually step through the learning needed during the day to feel confident in trying these other settings with practical lessons and hands on guidance.

What happens if there is bad weather on the day of our booking?

The weather adds texture to our day and can change quickly. We respect your time and desire to attend but also want to ensure that our outdoor experience is safe, comfortable and enjoyable. If the weather or environment precludes an enjoyable day, we will contact you as soon as practical. Picture Me Sydney cannot be held liable for any third party costs incurred by you if our experience is cancelled.  Attendees will be offered an alternate date. If a date is not suitable we will offer a full refund.

What do I need to bring along?

Good walking shoes, hat and sunscreen for any tour or class. We also recommend you bring a pen, fully charged camera battery and a clean memory card.

Can I bring luggage along on a day tour?

Due to the small size of our touring vehicles, we do not have space to store luggage on board. We recommend that our guests travel with a light small day pack, as it will rest on your lap throughout the duration of the tour. Luggage can be stored at your hotel or Smart Carte Storage is located near our Central or Clocktower pickup – contact them (02) 9247 1709 about storage options prior to tour.


What is actually included in each tour or course?


We detail what is or is not included upon booking. Please read our communications or contact us for more detail.

Can I bring my child or an extra person?

We do not accept children younger than 15 and all under 18 attending must be in the company of a paying parent or guardian. We cannot allow anyone to bring additional persons without paying for that person. It is essential that we are aware of all guests attending. 

All traveling persons must have a separate seat allocated for their use. 

Carrying an infant on one’s lap or having them occupy space in the aisle is not permitted. If there are no seats available for any undisclosed party to occupy, the entire traveling party may be denied the opportunity to travel and will forfeit their fares. We allow children under 15 on a private booking only.

What are the health and fitness levels required?

Our tours and classes will require a reasonable amount of walking. This will often include stairs, uneven surfaces or bush terrain. It is not suitable for people with back or joint problems, pregnant women or children. We detail the amount of walking and fitness level in each of our experiences. Please contact us to discuss further.

Is parking and transport easy to access?

We have chosen convenient locations with a ready made backdrop for you to take photos. Parking is not included but numerous car parking stations are available nearby. We have two different meet points so please check your booking for details.


What if I am running late?

We have a packed program so please be prompt and ready at the agreed time and meet point.  We appreciate some unforeseen circumstances may occur so please contact us via phone and we will do our best to accommodate you. We reserve the right to refuse entry to any person who causes unnecessary departure delays. Please also read our Cancellation Policy.

What if I get sick or an injury stops me attending?

We understand some guests may become ill before their tour but we are not in a position to absorb loss of revenue when guests are unable to join our tours or classes at short notice.

We strongly recommend all guests to take out travel insurance to help cover costs associated with situations such as this. Where required, we are happy to provide a letter for your insurer, to assist you in making a claim.


What are the food selections?

Tours that include a meal will have vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. Guests MUST advise us three days prior to the tour day.

What are the cancellation policies for a booking?

You can reschedule your attendance with not less than three days’ notice to another date, subject to availability without penalty. If you reschedule with less than three days’ notice and choose an alternate available date, a rebooking fee of $50 applies. There are no refunds available if you cancel a booking with less than 72 hours notice. Please email us with your original booking and preferred new date. We will send a confirmation of that request within 24 hours.


Picture Me Sydney reserves the right to reschedule or cancel an event due to weather or other circumstance. A full refund is available if alternate dates are not suitable. Picture Me Sydney limits its group size and commits itself to resources and personnel in advance. Those who do not attend are not eligible for any refund and are liable for the full cost for attendance at that event.

Can I arrange hotel pick up and drop off?

This is included in any private tour booking. It may be available by special request for all other bookings. Sydney is a busy and congested city so we will limit this availability. Please enquire with us before making a booking as additional fees will apply.

Picture Me DSLR Camera Master Class
Learning how to focus and camera settings with Picture Me Sydney 019

Full-Day DSRL Camera Master Class in Sydney that is hands-on & practical. An outdoor course Canon, Nikon, Olympus or Sony run by a pro photographer Terry Rogan

Course Provider: Organization

Course Provider Name: Picture Me Sydney

Course Provider URL:

Editor's Rating:
Book Now