As a photographer, not only is it very important to be working on improving the quality of the images you provide to clients, it is also extremely fulfilling to grow in your profession & improve your skills. A great way to do this is to invest your time & money into photography training with industry leaders. I myself set away a certain proportion of my business income each year to ensure I can attend at least two professional development courses. I’m always striving to be the best maternity, newborn & family photographer in the Sunshine Coast. Below are some workshops I would love to attend this year. I hope they give you some inspiration for your own business.
Cathy Britton- Sunflower field photography & editing workshp
I’m sure everyone has seen those amazing professional portraits taken in flower fields. Here is your chance to create your own magical flower field photos. Perth photographer Cathy Britton will be running a training session in the sunflowers field. There is an add on editing session to help you bring out the best in your photographers.
- Date: 23rd January 2021
- Location: Perth
- Booking information: Cathy Britton Photograpy workshops
But Natural Photography ( Sujata Setia ) – Outdoor Natural Light Workshops
Sujata ( UK based ) is returning for three Australian outdoor workshops in Perth, Melbourne & Sydney. Sujata is renowned for her rich & glowing story telling images. I’m a huge fan of hers having both trained with her & having my own maternity images taken by her in Wales. Sujata predominately does family, newborn & maternity photography.
- Date: 7th, 11th, 14th March 2020
- Location: Perth, Melbourne, Sydney
- Booking information: Sujata Setia photography workshop bookings
Ana Brandt – Baby Clinic, hand on training clinics for wrapping, safety, posing and lighting
Ana ( California based ) is one of most well known newborn & maternity photographers in the world. As well has having a very successful photography business she also sells a range of maternity gowns. I modelled for one of her maternity workshops in the UK & it was quite an interesting experience practising maternity posing in front of the lens!
- Date: March 16th 2020
- Location: Sydney
- Booking information: Ana Brandt photography workshop bookings
Bumps to Babies ( Tamara Musa ) – Newborn photography masterclasses
Bumps to Babies newborn photography studio is located in Gregory Hills, Sydney. She uses minimal props in her work & focuses on perfect posing & lighting. Not only does she teach photography, but also how to run a profitable newborn photography business.
- Date: 1st, 2nd, 9th, 16th February
- Location: Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth
- Booking information: Bumps to Babies newborn photography workshop bookings
Love Her Wild – Family Photography Workshop
Lauren describes her work as “emotive, nostalgic & evocative storytelling”. Her 2 night, 3 day family photography workshops in Bryon Bay and Little Swanport Tasmania will help you enhance your creative process, adding more meaning & emotion to your photography. If you are looking for unposed and authentic moments then this is the workshop for you!
- Date: 15th-17th May 2020, 29th – 31st May 2020
- Location: Byron Bay & Tasmania
- Booking information: Love Her Wild family photography workshops
Winni & Mini
Every time Tanha Basile’s photos pop up on my FB or Instagram feed I just stop scrolling. She’s got a real talent for capturing warm, enduring mum & newborn portraits that just make you go “awwwww”. While she doesn’t have any workshops posted for 2020 she does offer 1-2-1 photographer mentoring.
- Date: Limited availability per month
- Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
- Booking information: 1-2-1 Photographer mentoring
Leah Robinson – Creative Retreat Workshop
The Creative Retreat is coming to Sydney! Melbourne based Leah Robinson will be running the workshop alongside Rebecca Connolly & Kath Vergara. Leahs work is rich in colour, beauty, emotion & created with a painterly style. This workshop is a great opportunity to learn from 3 world renowned instructors, in a two day workshop. The workshop will cover maternity, newborn sitters & family photography.
- Date: 7 – 8 March 2020
- Location: Sydney
- Booking information: Creative retreat workshop
Kelly Brown – Newborn Posing
What about if you can’t get to an in person workshop? Brisbane based Kelly Browns Newborn Posing website is ideal place for find an online course in topics from business, to lighting, editing and posing. I have bought a few myself and can highly recommend them! Check them out at newbornposing.com
- Date: Anytime
- Location: Online
- Booking information: Newborn Posing
Maggie Robinson – IPS Training
Its all good and well to have you photography up to scratch, but if you don’t have any business skills you won’t have many clients. Maggie is well known for helping photographers improve their sales, specifically through IPS. I’ve done her training myself and I can tell you that you won’t be disappointed!
- Date: Anytime
- Location: Online
- Booking information: IPS Training
Mark Rayner – Trekabout Photography Workshops
Looking to get your creativity flowing and venture away from family photography for a while ? Mark Rayner holds workshops and photography tours all over Australia and internationally. Mark is AIPP accredited photography based on the Sunshine Coast. His photographic areas of expertise include landscapes, nature macro photography.
- Date: All year round
- Location: Throughout Australia and Internationally
- Booking information: Trekabout Photography Workshops
If any photographers are thinking of holding a workshop in the Noosa / Sunshine Coast area, please do get in touch if you need any help finding a venue or with setup as I’m more than happy to help!
Who would you love to do a workshop with ? Leave a comment below!
I would love to do some more pet photography training. I’ve previously trained with Alice Loder who is one of the best dog photographers in the UK. Hopefully one day she will do a workshop in Australia! My photography collegue, Lisa, a newborn photographer in East Grinstead is also a big advocate for training. Check out her article, ‘Pouts and Paws – Photography for newborns and their pets”. The photos are adorable.