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Photography workshops Australia 2020

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.

family photography workshop Perth

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.

natural light photography workshop

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!

newborn photography workshop Sydney

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.

newborn photography workshop Brisbane

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!

family photography workshop Byron bay and Tasmania

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.

Queensland newborn photographer workshop

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.

Leah Robinson workshop family photography

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

Kelly Brown photography workshop Australia

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.

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.

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  • Carly sindenNovember 18, 2019 - 3:40 am

    Thanks for sharing all of these brooke, really helpful and as you do, i always set aside budget for training, its so IMPORTANT! I’m super excited to be doing anja Mcdonald’s workshop in FEBRUARY and hosting sujata of but natural photography in march! roll on 2020!ReplyCancel

    • SandpiperPhotographyNovember 18, 2019 - 3:55 am

      So exciting! I would love to see Sujata & do training with her again. I hope to see you at Anja’s workshop xxxReplyCancel

  • Joanne LewisNovember 20, 2019 - 7:04 pm

    Ah these all look like fabulous courses. I loved Sujatas. ReplyCancel

  • LisaNovember 20, 2019 - 8:25 pm

    Wow some great options for workshops. Thank youReplyCancel

  • SelinaNovember 20, 2019 - 8:41 pm

    Wow, so many amazing workshop opportunities! ReplyCancel

  • JillNovember 20, 2019 - 9:18 pm

    ThEse all sound amazing. ReplyCancel

  • jay saundersNovember 20, 2019 - 10:41 pm

    What an amazing list of workshops! so many i would love to train withReplyCancel

  • AmyNovember 21, 2019 - 12:15 pm

    Abso love tHe look of that outdoor one, wish i lived in australia!ReplyCancel

  • MADELEINE ROGERSNovember 21, 2019 - 9:56 pm

    i wish i could come do a workshop over there!ReplyCancel

  • LouiseNovember 21, 2019 - 10:24 pm

    Wow, such amazing training OPPORTUNITIES for a photographer!ReplyCancel

  • NatalieNovember 22, 2019 - 12:57 pm

    So many good training courses to choose fromReplyCancel

  • Clare PerryNovember 25, 2019 - 9:22 am

    SUch amazing photographers – Training is so important too!ReplyCancel

  • SharonNovember 26, 2019 - 3:53 pm

    Looks like there is loads of options for photography training in AUSTRALIA.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah OsborneNovember 26, 2019 - 3:56 pm

    Wow!  I wish I lived in Australia as these workshops look amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn hillNovember 26, 2019 - 9:48 pm

    I’ve Looked up winni & mini, great insta feed! Really great blog ReplyCancel

    • SandpiperPhotographyDecember 1, 2019 - 4:05 am

      Yeh she is awesome! her newborn photography is so adorableReplyCancel

  • MyaNovember 26, 2019 - 11:28 pm

    Now I wish i was at The sunshine coast to attend some of these classes!!ReplyCancel

  • kirsty kaulfussNovember 27, 2019 - 11:19 am

    it be a dream to be trained by you ReplyCancel

  • Hannah willisNovember 27, 2019 - 2:18 pm

    Wow what a fantastic read. And amazing photographers to train with!ReplyCancel

  • LAUREN renNovember 27, 2019 - 5:10 pm

    Wow, some amazing training avaialble there. I really recommend Maggie Robinson IPS training myself ReplyCancel

  • Emma SohlNovember 27, 2019 - 6:36 pm

    It’s great to see all these options for photographers who are keen to further their work. I LOVE training!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole WhyteNovember 27, 2019 - 7:08 pm

    So many great training options ReplyCancel

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