Cherina Hadley Photography | Getting out of Auto - Beginners Digital Photography Workshop - Perth, Western Australia


Date & Time:  SEP / OCT DATES TBA - Saturday 10.00am - 1.00pm  REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW 

Location:  Perth CBD, WA

Number of Participants:  Maximum of 4 participants 

Suitable for:  Absolute Beginners (no prior knowledge required)

Cost:  $120

[Also available on demand as a 1:1 private workshop - 2 hours -$165]


Learn how to create amazing photos today!


Ok so you have a fancy new camera with lenses you can change and it is oh-so-pretty to look at, what?! If you are shooting in AUTO MODE, you are absolutely not using your camera to it's potential. Getting out of auto mode will be the best thing you can learn and once you have seen how simple it is to create amazing images with your camera, you will never look back!


This very hands-on workshop is perfect for absolute beginners - it leaves behind all the confusing technical jargon and inner workings of the camera...and focuses on simplifying the photographic process to show you HOW to start getting some smoking-hot shots right away! 


Simple explanations will help to demystify "Manual Mode"  and you will begin to understand how exposure works so that you can start getting the most out of your camera. 


  • Learn how to use aperture and depth of field to create those lovely blurry backgrounds (eg: portraits / wildflowers / wildlife) OR super sharp images from front to back (eg: wide landscape shots). 
  • Learn how to capture motion effectively to either blur or freeze action shots
  • Learn which lenses do what and how you can get the most out the lenses you already have
  • Learn how important light is in photography and recognise which is the best light for certain subjects
  • Learn how to focus correctly and get sharp shots every time
  • Learn composition secrets that will make your photographs begin to stand out from the rest


There will be examples and demonstrations of the key learnings and, most importantly, plenty of opportunity for you to practice some of these new skills in a great location! You will walk away with lots of new tools, knowledge and skills to create amazing photographs...and the confidence to finally start shooting without relying on auto mode!


These workshops are an opportunity for you to learn about photography and spend some time shooting in a fun, hands-on and supportive environment with other like-minded, enthusiastic photographers! It is a great way to exchange ideas with other photographers, get into the great outdoors, learn some new photographic skills…and create a few killer shots!

Read what other participants have to say about their experiences....



  • DSLR Camera or mirrorless camera
  • Any lenses you have – a zoom lens with some wide angle and some telephoto is ideal, but we can work with anything you have. 
  • Your creativity, an open mind and your sense of adventure!



Next workshop date TBA but will always take place on a Saturday morning the Perth CBD.

Contact me to register your interest and secure your place in the next workshop, or if you are interested in a 1:1 private workshop.

Bookings are essential. Strictly limited numbers so please book early to avoid disappointment!


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