Learn to take photos at Vivid Sydney. Our tour takes you away from the crowds to the very best photo hotspots.

$179 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. His national training strategy developed full time advanced certificate professional photography courses as well as creating 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 night photography walk at Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney’s multi award winning festival is a lighting paradise and creative canvas, suitable for photographers at all skill levels. This is the ideal way to see Vivid Sydney 2022, improve your photography and capture beautiful images. Shoot dynamic installations in back lanes, intricate light art projections on the city’s most iconic structures including the Opera House. Improve your photography and learn with a local professional photographer. 

Our smaller class observes Covid safe protocols and ensures plenty of one-to-one time with your trainer. Hand out notes included, and loan share tripods are available at no charge.

What makes Picture Me short photography course different?

We cater to  small groups of six so that you can get a very personal experience and learn all you need about photography. It includes plenty of one-to-one time with your guide to allow everyone to work and learn at their own pace

Why should you do Vivid Sydney night time photography course?

Our small group walking photography tour at Vivid Sydney is done with an experienced professional photographer and accredited trainer. 


Learn all about your camera with practical sessions that focus on learning how to take amazing photos at night time. 


We use the incredible colourful backdrop of Vivid Sydney light festival to take stunning photos at night around Sydney harbour. 


Learn how to craft with light at night time to capture the perfect shot. This short 3 hour walking tour is ideal for beginners or serious amateurs who want the best from their DSLR or mirrorless camera.

More details about our Vivid Sydney walking tour

We provide bottled water, a local professional photographer guide & loan share tripods at no cost in a small group up up to 6 people.

What to bring on your photography course

  • Good walking shoes.
  • Warm jacket and gloves as it is winter season
  • DSLR, mirrorless  or smartphone Camera

Photography course exclusions

  • Tea, coffee (available for purchase locally) 

Minimum age

  • 15 years of age and accompanied by a paying adult.

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 days during Vivid Sydney
Private bookings are organised for your chosen days.

May 26th to June 18 2023


It is one of the coldest months with June temperatures from
17/9 C or 62/48 F

Photography course available dates & bookings

Frequently asked questions about Vivid Sydney night photography walk

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. On this course you can bring either an DSLR, mirrorless DSLR or a smartphone and we will teach you the techniques to take great phtoos at night.

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.

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 arrive ten minutes prior to 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.

Course | Sunset & Night Photography on Sydney Harbour
Sunset sydney Harbour taken by Picture Me Sydney Event Photography. 001

3 Hour Sunset & Night Photography Course on Sydney Harbour. Small group up to 6, practical and hands on advice with an experienced photographer.

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Course Provider Name: Picture Me Sydney

Course Provider URL: https://pictureme.sydney/

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