Introduction to Photography Course in Melbourne

Just bought a digital camera and not sure how to get the best out of it? Ever feel your photos are not as good as they could be? Have you seen photos taken by others and thought "I wish I could take photos like that"? Do you want to learn and practise skills that will make you happier with your picture making? Then come along to this enjoyable and informative Introduction to Photography course.

While any type of digital camera can used during the course, you’ll get the most out of the course if you own an interchangeable lens camera (DSLR or mirrorless). Other type of camera MAY lack many of the features we discuss on the course.

The Course

The 2019 course will commence on Thursday 18th July.  The content for each session is as follows: 

Thursday 18/07 : Session 1 – Introducing your camera, basic concepts
Thursday 25/07 : Session 2 - Composition, motion and colour
Thursday 01/08 : Session 3 - Camera craft creating depth and landscapes
Thursday 08/08 : Session 4 - Exposure, aperture, shutter speed and ISO
Saturday 10/08 : Session 5  - Field trip - Hedgeley Dene Gardens, Glen Iris
Thursday 15/08 : No class
Thursday 22/08 : Session 6 - Portrait and still life workshop
Friday      23/08 : Session 7 - Field trip - night photography, Southbank
Thursday 29/08 : Session 8 - Assignment presentation and wrap up

Course Location/Time

Classroom sessions are conducted in the hall at the rear of St Peter’s Anglican Church, corner of Ames Ave and Neerim Rd, Carnegie. The six evening sessions commence at 7:30 PM on Thursday evenings and last approximately 2 – 2 ½ hours. In addition, there are two field trips (Friday night & Saturday morning) as listed above.

Photography Course Enquiries
Paul Robinson 0409 425 700
Mario Mirabile 0419 042 496


Individual: $200
Concession: full time students 18-21, health care card holders (proof required): $160

The course fee also comprehensive course notes and full membership of the Caulfield Photographic Society until the 30th September.


Register early to guarantee your place

Click the “REGISTER” button to download the application form. If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer or Edge, right click the button and select save as to download the form.
Complete the form, then scan or photograph it and email to . Your deposit must be received to complete your application and secure your place on the course.

Maximum participants: 20

Caulfield Photographic Society regrets that it cannot accept registrations from persons under the age of 18 years.


Bio for Course Presenters

Paul Robinson, BCA (Photography) AFIAP FAPS SSAPS SSVAPS

Paul is the founder of the Caulfield Photographic Society. He became a professional photographer in 1989 working in Portrait and Advertising studios. Paul has had several photography articles and books published and in 2014 was a founding member of the Australian Photographic Judges Association. A successful international salon entrant he also exhibits in galleries.

Mario Mirabile

Mario is an enthusiast photographer and has been a member of Caulfield Photographic Society since 2009. Coming from a background in film photography, he continues to be amazed at the capabilities of modern equipment, and is keen to help others unlock the creative potential of their cameras. Far from knowing everything, he feels he is still developing and learning as a photographer. He prides himself in being a long time Olympus user, and used to enjoy being the only one who took this kit on club outings. Sadly (or perhaps not...), he has long since lost this distinction. You can view some of Mario's work at