Creative Workshop

Join Mark Galer, as he helps take your photographic skills to the next level, indulge in the great local food, coffee & wine.

Over the course of the day, Mark will personally guide you through a variety of photographic shoots, including portraiture, street, seascape and action in order to make fantastic photographs in this majestic & fascinating location.

The price of the workshop includes eBooks, hours of video tutorials + Mark Galer’s favourite Photoshop actions and Lightroom Presets.

Lunch and Dinner at a waterfront restaurant overlooking the sea will be planned into the day at your own expense.

Group size is limited to 6 attendees (2 is the minimum booking).


This Creative Workshop Will Cover

A7R-00217In this creative project, you will be shown the optimum camera settings to capture decisively so that you can concentrate on capturing fleeting moments, rather than worrying about whether you have the correct camera settings. A model (on the move) will be provided to allow you to hone your creative skills.


Learn the optimum settings to capture fast moving subjects. Port Melbourne offers plenty of opportunity to capture quickly moving subjects such as cyclists, people rollerblading, dogs etc. Mark will guide you as to the settings he uses so that he never misses a decisive moment.



In this project we will capture a long-exposure seascape at this stunning location. You will be shown the optimum camera settings to ensure success. You will then master the craft of keeping sharp focus throughout your scene, using remote release, while blurring the sea to capture the tranquil mood.


A7R-00422In this project you will be shown the optimum camera settings to capture a professional quality portrait, with very shallow depth of field, while ensuring the eyes are kept pin sharp. You will have the opportunity to work with a prime lens (that lends itself to this type of work) and a model while you practice the skills of ensuring the eyes are pin sharp.


Workshop Overview

  • Introduction & Briefing: Essential Skills
  • Project 1: Portraits on Location
  • Project 2: Street Photography & Action Photoshoot (model provided)
  • Lunch
  • Project 3: Landscape & Seascapes Photoshoot: Sunset and Twilight
  • Dinner


Your Mentor



Mark has a commercial background in editorial photography and is a recognised Photoshop expert.

He is a former Program Director of the BA photography program at RMIT University and has published thirty books for the international publisher Focal Press.

His books have been translated into seven languages including Chinese and Russian and have been adopted widely across Europe and the USA as curriculum texts for aspiring commercial photographers.

Mark is a contributing editor for Australian Photography Magazine, and an Adobe and Sony Alpha Ambassador for Australia.

Workshop Location

Princes Pier

Port Melbourne VIC 3207


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