Explore the wild side of the magnificent photogenic Sapphire Coast, the fabulous parks around Canberra or the Australian Alps with 26 times internationally awarded photographer Sam Nerrie.
You will enjoy these specially tailored courses which have been designed to give you support in learning the tricks and techniques of professionals whilst visiting our most scenic landscape locations.
Sam gives you personal guidance all the way through the course and ensures you take home a bundle of new skills, ideas and techniques to practice with. Your photography will never be the same after doing one of Sam's courses. Classes are kept small and we do heaps of practical photography in the field where it really counts.

11th Feb 2018 12.30 - 8.30pm $240
Suitable for beginners to intermediate.
Learn how to:
Understand which settings are the most useful on your camera.
Coordinate focal point, aperture and shutter speed.
Use the ambient light to make your landscapes and macros pop.
Get the best composition in challenging situations.
Maximise colour in your photography.
Use the rule of thirds.
Photograph nature.
Look for the unusual.
Know which are best camera accessories to buy.
Understand the histogram.
How to use a tripod and slow shutter speed.

You will gain confidence in suing your camera especially on manual settings so that you are in control and not your camera.


Sat 21st April and Sun 22nd April 2018, 7 plus hours each day.
Sapphire Coast, New South Wales

This course explores the way we take photos of the landscape, nature and people. You will gain some new insights into how to approach your photography. We will have practical exercises in the field, learn how to maximise the camera settings for difficult situations. We will also explore the wide angle, telephoto and macro lenses and when to use them for landscapes as well as for the small things. We will be using polarising, neutral density and star filters for great effects as well as looking at the various techniques that are required for night photography. Light will be a key factor in the practical work we will undertaking. This is a great all round course for those who definitely want to be extended and be creative!

Date to be announced in 2018 8.30 - 12.30
Merimbula, New South Wales

These courses are limited to 6 people. Your instructor is Kirsty McLaren who is a London based photographer with many years expertise in Lightroom. She is published photographer and has worked in the advertising industry in London.
She understands how to get the best out of this awesome program. You will learn some fundamental skills such as how to import your photos, how to catalogue them for the future, as well as how to edit your photos in a professional way.

Sam Nerrie also takes specialisednature and photography tours for visitors who want to see the sights and learn how to capture the true essence of the Sapphire Coast. These tours can be tailored to suit your requirements. The locations for these photography tours are:
  • Sapphire Coast, New South Wales - can include Merimbula, Eden, Tathra and Bermagui.
  • Australian Capital Territory - various parks and iconic buildings.
  • Snowy Mountains - Perisher, Charlottes Pass and Guthega.