Auckland

Auckland’s Best Value Photography Courses.
Chur bro… Kia ora friends :)

Learn how to use your digital camera on our travel photography, street photography, night photography and landscape photography courses in Auckland. Our professional photographers will help you improve your photography skills instantly! See Auckland’s best hidden and iconic photographic hot spots and learn about manual mode and controlling the light! Scroll down for upcoming dates and times.

tripadvisor-certificate-of-excellence-square

One Day Beginners Short Courses

Learn how to use your digital camera in two hours! Don’t you hate it when you’re trying to learn something new and not really getting it? Frustration takes over, you throw your camera at a wall, you give up… and then… you… eventually buy a new camera. Let’s forget about that little “situation.” Here you have an expert photography mentor right next to you, guiding you along, hands on, one to one so you can improve your photography skills instantly!

We run all of our photography courses in Auckland around your schedule! Your enrolment fee is $249 for 2 people! Most of students join us in groups of two. Choose your course below.

Travel Photography Course

Rooftops, Parklands and Auckland Streets.

street photography course auckland

We’ve spent countless hours discovering the streets of Auckland and we’ll even take you to a secret rooftop where you’ll be able to capture the city from up above. Travel photography is all about learning how to use your camera with a minimal amount of gear, being discreet, thinking quickly, finding interesting subjects, capturing the moment and documenting your environment.

Night Photography Course

Night photography fundamentals and light painting

night photography course auckland

Learn about night photography around downtown Auckland. Long exposures, light trails, light painting, mastering low light and how to use your damn tripod :) To round off your photography education we recommend you check out our travel photography course as well! Hand held photography on the streets is quite different to using a tripod!

Tourist Photography Course

Auckland Essentials

travel photography course auckland

There’s a few things you just HAVE to photograph in our city, think calm reflective waters, sleek super yachts and the buzz of a lively atmosphere. On this course we reckon you’ll see the nicest sunset in Auckland! We recommend this course for tourists who want to create some instant postcard worthy Auckland imagery. We’ll teach you the essential travel photography skills along the way!

Landscape Photography Course

City views, blurry water and tripods

landscape photography course auckland

We’ll teach you exactly how to create blurry, cloud like water with long exposures, and how to capture a perfect golden sunset over Aucklands cityscape. Landscape photography essentials – People watching, landscapes and a sunset by the sea :) You need this.

So What Will You Learn?

When using automatic mode have you ever wondered why your photographs appear too dark or too bright? This is because your camera’s auto mode is “metering” the light without understanding what YOU want to do with the photograph. It makes a mathematic calculation and acts on that. You’ll learn about finding the best light and how to control it so you can see how it affects your photograph. No more blurry images or missing that gorgeous sunset. More importantly, you’ll learn how to use your digital camera in manual mode. Over time we’ve refined our manual mode teaching philosophy. In fact, its simplicity is something we’re quite proud of. You’ll learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and controlling the light with your camera. Our courses are constantly evolving as we discover new hidden photographic hot spots around the world, join us and capture your own unique photographs!

All imagery from photography courses in Auckland by one of our professional photography mentors.

Gimme the details

group

Group size – 8 legends. Your group will be limited to 8 people because we want to connect with everyone equally. You “getting it” is our first priority and we do that through one to one mentorship.

time

How long – 2 hours. After hundreds of photography courses around the world, 90% of our students tell us that two hours is the perfect amount of time. We always choose to start just before sunset or sunrise, light is super important and we want you to create the best possible images from your photography course!

time

What do I need, gear wise? One camera, one lens. That’s it! These days, every DSLR, and 99% of point and shoot cameras will have manual mode, don’t sweat it! For more details read our FAQ.

group

Who’s this for? – Beginners, travellers and explorers! We have such a variety of students attend our photography courses. Newbie photographers, tourists, locals, enthusiasts, retirees, newlyweds, stamp collectors, teddy bear repair technicians. We do have one exception – if you’re already familiar with using manual mode on your digital camera, please be aware that our photography courses are squarely aimed at beginners!

Your photography mentor will be Jordan

photography-school-about

Photography Walk TV

Join our TV host Rachel in our latest production where we take you to the best iconic and hidden photographic hot spots in your city to teach you how to photograph them!

website-pop-up

100 Un-Edited Real Testimonials

djb photography walk testimonials

Auckland Photography Course Gift Voucher

Best Gift You’ll Ever Give?

sep-2016-gift-voucher-footer

Lightroom Tutorials For Beginners

CRASH COURSE AND OVERVIEW. START USING LIGHTROOM IN 15 MINUTES!

In this Lightroom tutorial for beginners you’ll learn exactly how to start using Lightroom in 15 minutes. This tutorial is aimed at Lightroom newbies and its intention is to give you an overview of everything, perfect if you want a kick start in LR right now! Your teacher is National Geographic featured photographer Daniel Bilsborough, founder of the djb photography school.

lightroom tutorials

Question? Read The FAQ

Questions answered in the FAQ: Where do we meet? What happens if it rains? What type of camera do I need?

Questions NOT answered in the FAQ: Do I look good in this hat? Do you think Zac Efron is nice in real life? Would a fly without wings be called a walk?

Hi! Daniel here, did you get my new travel photography book? It's free...

Learn everything I know about travel photography after visiting 64 countries over the last 10 years. Including the story behind my National Geographic cover photograph! How did it happen?

Annnnnnnnnnnd you're in, check your email!