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.

Sat 2 June 1-4.30pm, Sunday 3 June 12-3pm $280

This course is for people who want to make a statement online with photos of their product or service. Putting up professional looking eye-catching photos will certainly help grab people’s attention. With the amount of photos that appear before people these days it enhances your business if you are showing off your products or services in their best light and beautiful photography helps! It is very much a visual world that we live in these days and learning the tricks and tips of how to take a great photo can only help your business. Shopify states on their web site…”A big part of having an attractive website these days also means having high-quality beautiful product photography”.
Enrol in this course on 2nd and 3rd June 2018 and have fun learning how to improve your photography for your business and for your personal use. Time: 9-1pm, 13th May and 9-1pm, 20th May in Merimbula. Places limited so book early.
Call Sam on 0428 111 927 for more information or email her at

1. Types of cameras and their uses
2. Focal points on camera and on subject
3. Depth of field
4. Exposure settings
5. Steadying the camera
6. Using natural light and other introduced lighting
7. Colour casts – how to avoid
8. Composition
9. Colour
10. Backgrounds – how to set up and the more useful types
11. Props – when and what type to use
12. Reflective subjects such as metallic objects
13. Size of files for each media
14. Naming, key wording and captioning of files (and the effect on SEO)
15. Copyright issues
16. Quick edits
17. Importing and exporting files

22 April 2018 10am - 6.30pm $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 using your camera especially on manual settings. Most photographers love being in control of their cameras and this is the way to do it!


Saturday 26 May and Saturday 2 June 2018, 7 plus hours each day with expert, personalised guidance by a local photographer.
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!

Merimbula, New South Wales
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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. This is a course for all photographers who want to learn how to save buckets of time editing.

Sam Nerrie also takes specialised nature 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.


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