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Learn how to capture professional quality photo's in only 1 day! Join our leading Gold Coast photography courses and learn the simple but highly effective techniques of Mark Gray, one of Australia's leading landscape photographers...

Gold Coast Photography Course

Our exclusive Gold Coast photography workshop is a highly unique 10 hour, 1 day event custom designed by International Award-Winning photographer Mark Gray. Suitable for complete beginners through to intermediate amateurs, you will learn the skills required to capture professional quality landscape photos in only one day!

Rather than sitting in a boring classroom environment, budding amateur photographers are escorted around the beautiful Gold Coast in a modern air-conditioned mini-bus and taught essential photography skills while visiting stunning locations.

Our workshops are limited to only 6-8 participants. This ensures everyone gets plenty of 1 on 1 tuition at each location.

Workshops often book out months in advance so secure your place online today to ensure you don't miss out!


Visit and capture some of the best photography locations the Gold Coast has to offer:
The Spit, Surfers Paradise, Burleigh Heads, Evandale Lake, Snapper Rocks, Tallebudgera Creek and more.
Receive personal photography tuition at each location from a professional MG Accredited Photography Instructor
Group technical sessions allow you to learn photography in a small group environment
Take home a technical handbook with extensive landscape photography tips and advice
Enjoy an exquisite 2 course lunch and delicious morning tea
Enjoy the comfort of our spacious air-conditioned current model Toyota Commuter Mini-Bus
Workshops are limited to only 6-8 people


Gold Coast, Queensland (Starts/Finishes in Surfers Paradise)


A delicious lunch and morning tea are included on the workshop.

Skill Level Required

Suitable for complete beginners to intermediate amateurs.
*** We highly recommend our photography tours for more advanced photographers

Fitness Level / Difficulty

Moderate. Some easy-pace walking required at various locations.

Equipment/Clothing Required

· Digital OR Film Camera (Digital is preferred as it allows for on-location photo critique)
· Tripod
· Polariser Filter (optional but highly recommended)
· Sturdy, Comfortable Walking Shoes
· Suitable clothing for all wet and dry weather conditions

Places Available

Each workshop is limited to only 6-8 participants


• Part 1 Camera Setup
Setup your camera for the day. Learn the best choice of lens, which filter to use and how to use your tripod & cable release.
• Part 2 Exposure, Camera Modes & Understanding Your Histogram
• ISO, Aperture & Shutter Speed
Learn what these settings are and how to use them to capture the best quality photographs from your camera and lens.
• Creative Camera Modes (Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority & Manual Mode)
Learn the 3 most important camera modes on your camera. How they operate and when (and how) to use each mode.
• Understanding Your Histogram
How to use your histogram to perfect your exposures.
• Part 3 White Balance, Raw Vs. JPG & Focusing
• White Balance
Learn about white balance - what it is, how and when to change it.
• RAW vs. JPG
Learn the benefits of shooting RAW vs. JPG.
• Focusing for Landscapes
Learn basic and advanced focusing techniques for landscapes.
• Part 4 Composition Technique & Working with Natural Light
• Composition Techniques
Learn the most effective composition techniques to help you place your camera in the perfect position every time.
• Natural Light

Learn the importance of working effectively with natural light in a city environment. Best times of day to shoot, best angles to shoot and how seasons / time of year effect your photographs.
• Filter Basics
Learn the 2 most important types of filters to own for landscape photography and how to use them.
• Part 5 Recommended Resources
A comprehensive list of websites for photo sharing, photo tutorials, weather information and more.
• Part 6 Recommended Suppliers
A comprehensive list of recommended suppliers for camera equipment, printing, framing and more.

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With 260 International Awards, Mark has owned and operated 4 retail galleries across 3 states of Australia, his work now collected in 32 countries across the world.

Australian Photographer

Considered by many to be Australia's new leading landscape photographer, Mark's work and passion for his craft is unsurpassed. He is also highly regarded for his unique ability to teach the art of landscape photography to photographers of all skill levels, making complicated things appear remarkably simple.

Mark's passion and unique teaching abilities are now shared with his team of passionate instructors allowing for more workshops to be released and more budding photographers to learn and experience the joy that landscape photography can bring.

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