So you’ve got yourself a digital camera, perhaps something with a Canon or Nikon badge on it. Congratulations, welcome to the world of photography! Did you know that digital SLR cameras are one of the fastest selling electronic goods on the market today?

Have a look at the dials on your camera, especially the one with all the modes on it. Have you set it to the green square or another of the “camera does everything” modes?

Dream of taking better pictures? Sure you do! Now take a spin to the M setting, this is where it all gets interesting!

M is for manual, the land of controlling all the settings yourself. Just as a fabulous home cook adjusts a recipe to suit their taste and their oven, setting your ISO, shutter speed and aperture for the creative control you want is what real photographers do.

Now if you want to really begin to fly with your photography, come to my digital photography workshop on Sunday the 3rd June.  It’s going to be heaps of fun.

I’ll teach you the settings needed to take landscapes like this…

Brantes, France

and this…

landscape photography

I’ll teach you how to take food photos like this…

food photography

 We’ll chat about story telling tips so you can seek out real life travel photos like this:

Italian village

and compose images with drama like this…


We’ll talk architecture and look for images in the built environment like this…


and this…

architecture photography

We’ll practice creative use of shutter speed to give you dramatically different results like these shots of Craig Lowndes at Bathurst…

V8 Supercars, Bathurst, Craig Lowndes

and panning techniques so you can take photos in camera like this…

V8 Supercars, Bathurst

Of course light is important in photography, I’ll share how to “see the light”.

 What’s even better, our workshop is hands-on so you’ll be practicing these techniques and heaps more at the workshop.

I have a maximum of 12 people on each workshop so I can give you the attention you need.

Sharing fabulous photos with your family and friends is a buzz, if you want to be able to take better photos every time you use your camera, come to my workshop!

Workshop Details:

DateSunday 3rd June 2012

WhereBrisbane, Australia

Numbers: This workshop is “hands-on” with a maximum of only 12 participants only. (8 participants needed for event to go ahead).

Workshop Fees$195 per person. Want to bring a friend? Register two places and receive $25 off each registration.

Times9.30 am – 5.30pm

Bookings: Please email me your contact details to reserve your place in this workshop.

Additional individual tuition is available. Please contact me for further information.

Please bring with you:

  • Your Camera: A digital SLR with lens or lenses
  • Your camera instruction manual
  • Memory cards
  • Fully charged camera battery, plus spare if you have one.
  • Tripod if you have one
  • Notebook and pen
  • Hat and sunscreen.

I recommend you wear comfortable clothes and shoes you can walk in, you may need to kneel down to take photos.

About your Workshop Leader John Reyment

Master photographer John Reyment has been taking photographs for more than 30 years. He is the owner of Reyment Photographics, a boutique wedding and portrait studio in Coorparoo, Brisbane.

John lived in Europe throughout 2009 with his family photographing European life, landscapes, producers and food. John’s images have been published widely in the Australian press. John is a regular contributor to SBS Feast magazine. His documentary style of photography won him the 2010 Epson AIPP Queensland Documentary Photographer of the Year award. He is the 2011 Epson AIPP Queensland Runnner Up Photographic Artist of the Year. John has won many AIPP print awards for his images.

John left a career in training and development and management consulting to pursue his photography dreams. He is eminently qualified to help you learn photography.