Canberra Beginner's photography workshop

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While my typical student is in a more mature age bracket, this workshop is suitable for all ages 13 and upwards. Happy to have a parent along as a chaperone for youngsters and there is a cafe and toilet in the vacinity.

Photography workshop gift certificates available!

Want to buy this for the photographer in your life but don’t know what date to book?  Consider buying them a Gift Certificate and let them choose their own dates! Just follow this link to the Gift Certificates product link and put in the value of this workshop whish is $145.00. Be sure to mention the gift certifcate is for my Beginner's Photography Workshop 

Glenn’s beginners workshop was perfect for me as I really didn’t know enough to produce the photos I could see in my head -  I knew close to nothing. Glenn’s mix of theory, practice, feedback and just plain fun have me knowing enough to experiment and produce shots with intent. Can’t speak too highly of Glenn as a teacher, Such a great experience.

Jordan W.

About the workshop

I've been running photography workshops since 2016 with over 1,000 students attending my classes. So do you have a DSLR or mirrorless camera that you don’t feel confident enough to get off Auto mode? Do you have many photos that are lacking in punch, or just don’t feel like they are expressing the same emotion as what you saw when you took the shot? Or maybe you have a few photos that you are particularly proud of but you are just unable to replicate them again?

Join me, an award winning Canberra landscape photographer, and I’ll take you on an introduction to using your DSLR or Mirrorless camera and get you off Auto mode. This workshop is designed to give you the fundamental understanding on how different shutter speed, aperture and ISO can be used creatively to pursue the photography you love. You will also be shown considerations on how to compose a photo so it is more impactful for you, and your viewers.

You’ll accompany me along the shore of Lake Burley Griffin where you’ll be given tuition on how to use your camera in terms and language you will be able to understand. In fact, I’m is so confident that you will get immense value out of his workshop that in the event after the first hour you feel it is not for you you may leave the workshop and receive a full refund – this is my guarantee.


A great day around the lake learning the fundamentals. Glenn has plenty of knowledge and patience and makes sure everyone keeps up. I am now off the auto setting and can see instant improvement in my pics

Cristy H.

Photography Learning outcomes

  • Never use Auto mode again!
  • How shutter speed, aperture and ISO affect your photography
  • Using depth of field creatively
  • How to use Aperture Priority mode
  • Composition and how it can enhance your photo
  • The confidence to start finding your own voice

Photography Equipment required

  • Your DSLR or Mirrorless camera
  • A standard zoom lens
  • Charged battery and empty memory card
  • Your camera’s manual (not essential but handy)
  • Notebook and pen
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Water and snacks
  • Dress for the weather


The workshop was just right for someone looking to move off auto mode. The functions Glenn taught were simple and easy to understand and it was just enough so you didn’t finish the workshop feeling overwhelmed.

Peta S.

Fitness level

During the course of the workshop you will walk approximately 2kms on generally flat even ground. Note that Canberra’s climate in summer can be particularly hot, and winter is quite cold so dress appropriately


Weather cancellation

  • Only in the event that it is raining or rain imminent within an hour of the workshop commencing will it be cancelled and all participants will be notified via SMS
  • If the workshop is cancelled due to weather, participants will have the choice of either a full refund, or to be first on the list for the next workshop

Participant cancellation 

  • Participants may cancel one full week out from the workshop for a full refund
  • If cancelling less than a week from the workshop unfortunately only a 50% refund will be offered
  • Participants can transfer their place in the workshop to friends or family at no penalty


I recently attended Glenn’s beginner’s workshop. I found it to be informative and enjoyable. Glenn is an excellent photographer and instructor, friendly, accommodating and excellent at interacting with others. The event was well organised, the selected location was scouted beforehand, interesting and good for photography. I am looking forward to attending other workshops

Kylie T.

What next?

You can either sign up now for the next workshop, although if this product is showing Out of Stock it means either the next workshop is full or one is not currently scheduled.  You can contact me for upcoming workshop dates to get ready and start enjoying your photography more than ever!

Kind regards,

Glenn Martin

About me:

I’m a photographer based in Canberra. I particularly enjoy landscape, storm, long exposure, astro and portraiture photography. My work is regularly used by Visit Canberra, ABC News and the Canberra Times. I’ve also been interviewed on radio and television about photography.

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  • 5
    Biginners DSLR Workshop Canberra

    Posted by Christopher Hanger on 28th Mar 2024

    I found it to be very helpful Glenn explained everything clearly

  • 5
    Beginners workshop - very good

    Posted by Jeff on 1st Mar 2024

    I found this workshop very worthwhile, with easy to follow advice and instructions. Discovered some settings and buttons on my camera which I had not used or understood before. Wish I had done it a few years ago. Glen had useful practical advice and tips.

  • 5
    Just what I needed

    Posted by Emily on 28th Feb 2024

    This workshop was just what I needed to take my photography to the next level. Glenn was professional yet casual and personable. Not a moment of the four-hour workshop felt wasted, and yet everything felt relaxed and well-paced. I'd highly recommend this course to anyone looking to improve the quality of their photos and build their understanding of their camera and photography principles.

  • 5
    Beginners Course

    Posted by Ella on 27th Feb 2024

    Great course. Learnt a lot in a short space of time. Great overview and useful tips for a beginner.

  • 5
    Beginner's DSLR Workshop

    Posted by Gabriela Budilova on 19th Feb 2024

    Great half-day course to get familiar with basic photography concepts and an opportunity to have many questions answered in a simple to understand way.

  • 4

    Posted by Trish Worth on 14th Feb 2024

    Glenn, I greatly enjoyed the 4-hour course, and learned a few things about my camera I didn't understand before. I didn't need info about lenses since I have only one. But I was hoping for more guidance on composition and camera settings, so I would like to have a one-on-one lesson about these things some time in the future.

  • 5
    DSLR Beginners

    Posted by Eliza on 14th Feb 2024

    Fantastic class. I'm definitely off auto! Would recommend this class to anyone wanting to get the best use from their camera. Thankyou Glenn!

  • 5
    Beginners Course very worthwhile

    Posted by Sonja McAuliffe on 12th Feb 2024

    I had an awesome day with Glen and the other students participating in the beginner's course. Glen is a great teacher and did not make me feel silly asking the basic questions. The class helped me understand my new camera and the fundamentals of photography enough to go out and start experimenting. I will be back for more lessons. It was a very worthwhile investment. I highly recommend doing the class for anyone just starting out.

  • 5
    Beginner's photogrpahy lesson

    Posted by Charles J on 26th Oct 2023

    I found the lesson with Glenn throughly useful. He combined the theory and practical aspects of photography into one nice little workshop. Highly recommend this if you are starting out on DSLR photography and require some hands-on lessons from a professional.