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Vivid Sydney Photography

Vivid Sydney 2019 is here, and it is booking fast! This year the Festival is packed with fabulous new installations so book early to get your spot on our limited dates for 2019.

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We offer a small group size (max 10) with expert tuition from a professional photographer during your 3 hour course.

We have been running special Vivid Festival of Light photo courses since 2011, and all you have to do is come along with your camera and tripod to capture incredible images. All settings are given to you if needed, and you, of course, can take it much further with a professional photographer looking over your shoulder to help you along. This course is about learning the special settings for photographing at night and also getting to grips with some amazing creative light techniques! Vivid bookings are very heavy so please plan ahead to avoid disapointment.

Don't be fooled by some other less expensive Vivid courses offered as they don't teach you how to shoot on Manual and take control of your image. All shots are taken in Manual mode with expert tuition for 3 hours.

If you have a Mirrorless, DSLR or manual compact camea, this course is right for you. Please contact us if you are not sure about your camera, and we will be happy to advise you.


What Will You Learn

In this 3 hour course you will learn:

  • How to control exposure at night
  • How to get sharp images at night
  • Using ISO for performance
  • Long exposure techniques
  • Causing motion blur
  • Creative light techniques
  • Light painting
  • Correct white balance for night shots


Dates & Availablity

Dates Time Location Availability
8 Jun Sat, 6 - 9pm Circular Quay SPACES
9 Jun Sun, 6 - 9pm Circular Quay 5 left
10 Jun Mon, 6 - 9pm Circular Quay SPACES
11 Jun Tue, 6 - 9pm Circular Quay SPACES
12 Jun Wed, 6 - 9pm Circular Quay SPACES
13 Jun Thu, 6 - 9pm Circular Quay SPACES
15 Jun Sat, 6 - 9pm Circular Quay 2 left
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By doing this workshop, I was able to take the best photographs I have ever taken of  Vivid Sydney. Scott guided us step by step from camera settings to shooting from the best vantage points.   Rudi

Jan 19

A great 3 hours. Scott was helpful, accommodating and keen to share his knowledge. Great communication before and after. Highly recommend and Vivid was great to get a taste of night phoptography.    Greg

Jun 18

Great investment of time and money. Although the course was fast paced - we stopped at multiple locations in just a few short hours. Scott's excellent communication and infinite patience meant that I could keep up and learned heaps! I was so pleased when I was able to recreate several of the shots the following night by myself! Thanks Scott!    Lesley

Jun 18

As it is said Rain nor Sleet nor Snow would stop the show. Well rain did not stop a night of unbelievable photographs throughout with Scott at the helm. Great tips to stop the rain getting into your camera and spoiling the shots. Thanks to Scott for the experience of taking photos in tthe rain. I will be back for sure. You are unique!   Karen

Jun 18

We attended Scott's Vivid 2018 workshop and learnt an incredible amount in those 3 hours. Scott was friendly and made a point of making sure everyone in the group was attended to. I walked away with a much better understanding of how to use the manual mode on my camera properly, as well as good tips for better camera composition. I highly recommend this class and will certainly be attending more.  Joseph and Glenda.

Jun 18

I had the best time and learnt a lot. Would do it again. Good value.    Janis

Jun 18

I just loved the Vivid Sydney Photography workshop! As a beginner on night Photography, I could see a  lot of improvement at the end of the workshop. I took many photos and had a very nice time. Scott was very friendly and supportive.    Erisana

Jun 18

Scott is a fantastic teacher. Very helpful and a wealth of knowledge. Thanks Scott!  5 Star!!    Raymond

Jun 18

Such a great course! I would advise anybody to sign up! Wonderful! The pictures are simply stunning.  Lisa

May 18

Awesome!. Brillaint pictures and the best guidance from Scott. Highly recommend.  Karen

May 18

Fantastic night with an awesome teacher! When one says patience is a virtue then Scott has it all. So if you are looking for some great shots of Vivid then don't miss out. Make a booking before it's too late and you wil be so excited and happy as you can't go wrong.

Scott you ar a true caring Professional and that came to the fore last night.  Sue

May 18

I attended Scott's Vivid Workshop this June 2017 and I was blown away with the whole evening, so much in fact I booked a 3 hour private tuition with him while in Sydney!!

Whether you are a novice photographer like me, or a pro, there is much to be learnt with Scott's action packed, informative and fun workshops. Scott is a true professional, friendly and very knowledgeable and patient. He creates a fun environment, encourages you to learn and grow at your own pace, but at the same time he pushes the boundaries, shares his many tips and tricks to get the best out of your camera.

Scott had all of the Hot Spots pre organized before the evening so we didn’t waste anytime sussing out what was the best.

Sydney has so much on offer, and when time is limited it is wise to use Scott as you get to see some of the best scenery and get some amazing shots.

From the basic fundamentals of composition and lighting I also learnt a lot about portraiture, shooting moving objects, long exposure, and all those question marks of how to get a top image. 

If you want to really get to know how to use your camera, gain the confidence with learning some simple and amazing techniques, get the best out of your lenses and software and have a whole lot of fun. then you want to book one of Scott;'s workshops. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! -- Rowena Richards, Queenstown NZ

Aug 17

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the course last night! It was so much fun and I got some amazing photos in such a short time. I wil definitely come and do another course. Thanks again.  Sally

Jun 16

Thanks for a great night of photography, Scott - learnt a great deal and had a great time. Kelly

Jun 16


UNBELIEVABLE, I cannot thank you enough for the lesson this evening, you have awakened an interest that I was just trolling the edges of.

I am blown away by the content of the course as well as the whole feel of photography in general and I hope to be able to make this a larger part of my life, both personally and professionally one day (well, you never know!).

I am so looking forward to doing the Manly Sunrise Course. Thank you again and see you on the beach, mate.  Peter

Jun 16

Fantastic night, learnt heaps. Well worth the time money and effort.  Kym

Jun 16