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Photography Workshop_Night Photography in the City of Melbourne

Learn to photograph the City of Melbourne at night with tutor Glenn Guy

The Ferris Wheel at Birrarung Marr_Melbourne

Are you interested in making great photographs in the city at night time? I’m very happy to announce that, as part of my Winter Photography Workshop program, the next dates for my Night Photography in the City of Melbourne workshop. The workshop will be conducted outdoors. Participants will be sent notes prior to the session that will cover basic technical concepts and some suggestions for preparing for the shoot. Tripods are recommended, though not essential.

Workshop Description

This workshop provides a great introduction to the world of outdoor photography at night. The great advantage of night photography at this time of year is that we can start soon after the working day finishes and still be home at a reasonable hour. Not unlike a night out at the movies.

Course Content

  • Maximize opportunities by making the existing light, both natural and artificial, work for you.
  • Experiment by photographing moving objects within the still frame.
  • Gain an understanding of your camera’s ability to shoot at high ISO’s.
  • Portray architectural elements in exciting ways.

To enhance learning emphasis will be placed on a hands-on practical approach. I’m there to help and advise.

Great photograph of a riverboat on the Yarra River, Melbourne at dusk.

Course Outline

Do you fit the demographic?

This seminar is intended for photographers with a basic to intermediate understanding of their camera. The workshop will allow you to raise your photography to the next level through enhanced technique and a creative approach. The course includes the following:

  • Practical Photography session
  • On site information via One-on-One discussions and group-based huddles
  • Notes

As participation is limited to a maximum of 10 people, its best to avoid disappointment by booking early.

Please feel free to contact me by email should you have any specific inquiries.

Although the exact itinerary may have to be altered on the day I expect the program will run as follows:

5:00-5:30pm            Meet and photograph from Princes Bridge

(Ideal for folks who can leave work early and don’t have a tripod)

5:30-7:30pm            Practical Photography

Birrarung Marr, Federation Square and Southgate.

Learn to Photograph Architecture in the City of Melbourne at Night with tutor Glenn Guy

Dynamic Architecture at Birrarung Marr

Course Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Gain a better understanding of the equipment and techniques required to produce great images of night scenes under a range of different lighting conditions.
  • Produce a range of interesting and exciting images.
  • Have fun photographing with a group of like-minded folk.


An intermediate level of understanding of your camera is required. In particular an ability to use Manual and Aperture Priority (A or AV) exposure modes and, if required, Manual Focus.

Helpful Hint:

Practice being able to adjust Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO without taking your eye away from the viewfinder. All 3 of these functions are visible at the bottom of your viewfinder. Understand what dials and/or buttons change these critical camera functions and get used to seeing them change by watching the updated LED display in the viewfinder.

Bring a small torch or headlamp, as it’s hard to find black buttons on a black camera body at night.


You’ll receive a comprehensive set of notes that covers much of the material covered in the workshop. This will be provided to you, via email, a few days before the workshop.

Where and When?

I have two separate dates planned: THURSDAY JULY 1st and WEDNESDAY JULY 14th 2010.

Photography Tutor_Glenn Guy_Blue Sky Photography

Tutor Profile

Glenn Guy’s 30 year photography career includes newspaper; wedding/portrait; documentary and travel; landscape; film and TV stills; photo retail and wholesale; publishing; and education.

Glenn’s passion for photography and travel has resulted in many photography adventures, both in Australia and Abroad. His fine-art prints are exhibited and collected at both private and corporate level. Glenn has completed his Master of Arts (photography) at RMIT and is an Associate Member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP).


  • An interchangeable lens DSLR camera with a fully charged battery and, at least, one empty memory card.
  • A sturdy tripod is desirable. However, if you don’t have one, high ISO shooting will often allow you to produce very acceptable results. If you find you have an affinity for night photography you can always purchase a tripod at a later stage.
  • A fast, fixed or prime lens would also allow you to make a range of great images, with or without a tripod, under low light conditions.
  • An external portable flashgun is not essential, but may be useful in you have one.


The fee for this workshop is $88 (including GST).

To register for this seminar please send your name, email and phone numbers, and the workshop date you plan to attend to Glenn Guy at info@blueskyphotography.com.au Registration will be confirmed once your payment has been processed.

Payment must be made in advance and your space is not confirmed until payment has been received, in full. Please contact me directly at info@blueskyphotography.com.au for payment options.

Cancellation Policy

Please be aware that, due to the low cost of the course, cancellations and, therefore, refunds are not possible. I will be there to run both sessions, regardless of the weather. We may have showers, which usually present interesting photographic opportunities. But the chances of it raining heavily for the entire session are extremely unlikely. Professional photographers rarely have an opportunity for a re-shoot. The skill is to make the best of the situation and a positive attitude, plus a little extra care, is often all that’s required to make wonderful images under difficult conditions.

This seminar is limited to 10 participants and is expected to sell out quickly. Please ensure your place by booking promptly.

Surreal moment at Federation Square_Melbourne

I look forward to meeting with as many of you as possible through my range of upcoming seminars and workshops. Look forward to more news tomorrow.

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Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography


3 Responses

  1. Hi Glenn,
    Your night photography workshop last night was an outstanding learning experience and great fun! Your coaching and guidance has given me a good steer in the right direction. Definately feeling pleased with some of the shots I was able to make. I will be getting out more at night …. with the camera. 🙂

  2. Great News Dave!

    The workshop was a lot of fun and your photos were great. Thanks so much for the kind words and for your enthusiasm on the night.

    Look forwarding to seeing you again.

    All the best,


  3. […] you’re interesting in making images like this check out my upcoming Night Photography in the City of Melbourne workshop. Group numbers are limited to make for a friendly, non-competitive environment giving you […]

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