Mark has been a photographer for over 30 years and a professional educator and keynote speaker for over 20 years. He has a wealth knowledge to share with photographers who are looking to master the craft of photography.

Mark Galer photographed by Giacomo Pirozzi on the UNICEF/SONY EYE SEE Child Photography workshop, Darwin
Mark Galer photographed by Giacomo Pirozzi on the UNICEF/SONY EYE SEE Child Photography workshop, Darwin


Date Venue/Hosts
January 19th Sony Kiosk – Highpoint Shopping Centre, Melbourne 10.00 am -12.00pm
January 31st A7III – Sydney Museum – event hosted by Sony Australia and Digital Camera Warehouse
February 13th-14th Sony Lens Summit in Hong Kong – Speaker and Supervising Photographer
19th February National Archives, Canberra – in-service training for staff
24th February Sony Alpha Coffee Morning at Mr. Hobson in Port Melbourne (10.00am-12.00 pm)
Feb 28-March 3 CP+2019 Camera and Photo Imaging Show – Yokohama Japan in association with BenQ
March 26-April 12 Japan – Photography Assignment + Sony in Tokyo
May 8th Croydon Camera House: Talk (Firmware Upgrades, GM Lenses) + Hands-On
May 11-16 Ultimate Creative Week Photo Workshop – Pinnacles W.A. Australia
June 1st Free Melbourne Seminar:
June 13th Diamonds Sony VIP Night with Mark Galer, 165 Rundle Street, Adelaide – 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm
July 28th Live Expo – Camera Electronic, Perth, WA
July 30th A7RIV Launch – Sony Singapore
August 6th Sony Alpha Masterclass – Sydney
August 7th Sony Alpha Masterclass – Melbourne
August 17th Camera House Geelong -10.00am until Midday
Sep 9-17 Yosemite and Death Valley Photo Tour – USA
Sep 19-Oct 1 Deserts and canyons of the USA Photo Tour – USA
Nov 25-29th Lady Elliot Island Photo Adventure


Date Venue/Hosts
February 21st Sony Cameras Clinic – Melbourne Museum
February 22nd Sony Centre – Nunawading Portrait Demo
February 24th Sony Alpha Coffee Morning – Port Melbourne
February 27th Sony A7III Launch – Sydney
March  On Location – Tasmania
March 31st Sony Alpha Coffee Morning – Port Melbourne
April 11th Image Chasers – Collingwood
April 19-22 PSNZ National Convention 2018 – Dunedin, New Zealand
April 26th Sony Awards, Sydney
May 2nd Sony Sydney – Book Tickets
May 9th Sony Melbourne – Book Tickets
May 12th Michaels Cameras – Photoshow Talk 5.00 pm –
May 16th Sony Brisbane – Book Tickets
May 18-20th Northern Zone Photographic Convention 2018 – Port Macquarie, NSW
May 23rd Sony Adelaide – Book Tickets
May/June One-on-One – Montana, USA
July 7th Sony Imaging Kiosk Grand Opening – Highpoint Shopping Centre, Melbourne
July 21st Sony Alpha Coffee Morning – Port Melbourne
July 28th Photo Live Expo 2018 – Perth –
August 16th Michaels Lunchtime Seminar – Melbourne –
August 26-31 Fraser Island – Ultimate Creative Photo Tour – World Photo Adventures
September On Location – UK
October 12-14 Fotofest, Hobart, Tasmania
November 5-10 King Island Photo Workshop – World Photo Adventures


Date Venue/Hosts
February 7th Automating Lightoom for fast efficient workflows – Adobe Lightroom Webinar Register Here Online
March 7th Main Presenter at Camerally (Weekend Photographic Retreat): Yarramundi, New South Wales
March 4th Adobe Lightroom Webinar – Lightroom Mobile: Power to your Mobile – Register Here
March 18th-19th Street Photography Workshop – World Photo Adventures
March 25th Adobe Seminar – Adelaide Camera Club
April 4th Adobe Lightroom Webinar – Lightroom Mobile: Mobile Magic – Register Here
April 29th Adobe Seminar – Dunedin Photographic Society, New Zealand
May 2nd Adobe Lightroom Webinar – Adobe Stock: Contribute & Create – Register Here
May 18th Adobe Talk – Rosanna Camera Club, Victoria
May 27th Adobe Workshop, Hobart Camera Club, Tasmania May 28th
May 28th Adobe Seminar – Topshot – Federation of Camera Clubs (NSW) Gosford, New South Wales Event Page
June 1st Sony Alpha Awards, Sydney:
June 4th Adobe Seminar – Castle Hill RSL Camera Club, New South Wales : Adobe Workshop at Castle Hill
July 17th Adobe Seminar – Redlands Camera Club, Brisbane, Queensland
July 29th Sony Alpha Coffee Morning Port Melbourne, Victoria
August 2nd Adobe Workshop – Adobe Make-It, Sydney.
August 5th Darwin Camera Club, N.T.
August 20th FOTOLIVE: Sydney: Australian Photography Magazine – Book Tickets
August 26th Rockhampton Camera Club, Queensland.
September 2nd Melbourne Camera Club Adobe Seminar
September 9th Sony Alpha Coffee Morning Port Melbourne, Victoria
September 10th-15th ULTIMATE Creative Lamington National Park, Queensland
October 7th Sony Yarra Valley Photgraphix Tour Yarra Valley, Australia
October 14th Sony Alpha Coffee Morning Port Melbourne, Victoria
October 28th Adobe Seminar – Frankston Camera Club, Victoria
October 29th Sony Rotnest Consumer Event – Perth, WA
October 30th Sony North Metro TAFE Lecture – Perth, WA
November 3rd-11th Photo Tour Norfolk Island Tour
November 15th Adobe Seminar – Knox Camera Club, Melbourne, Victoria
November 17th Sony Safari (Diamonds) – Adelaide, South Australia
November 18th Sony/Diamonds Location Shoot – Dolphin Cruise – Adelaide, South Australia
November 25th Adobe seminar (Macarthur Photographic Society) – Sydney, NSW


Date Venue/Hosts
Feb 6th-7th SONY: Weekend Workshop, Port Melbourne, Victoria
March 6th ADOBE: Mt Waverly Camera Club, Melbourne, Victoria
March 10th SONY Art House Launch, Sydney, New South Wales
March 13th SONY Masterclass, Sydney, New South Wales
March 20th SONY Masterclass, Brisbane, Queensland
March 28th ADOBE Presentation, Camberwell Camera Club, Melbourne, Victoria
April 1st-2nd ADOBE Presentation, MacArthur Photographic Society, Sydney, New South Wales
April 9th SONY Masterclass, Melbourne, Victoria
April 9th ADOBE: Master’s Apprentice Photography Club, Brisbane, Queensland
April 23rd-24th SONY: Weekend Workshop, Port Melbourne, Victoria
April 30th-May 2nd ADOBE: Photographic Society of Queensland Convention, Yeppoon, Qld
May 8th ADOBE: Hobart Camera Club, Hobart, Tasmania
May 21st ADOBE: Western Australia Camera Club, Perth, W.A.
June 4th-6th ADOBE: Victoria Association of Photographic Societies Convention, Albury, Victoria
June-18th-19th ADOBE: INFOCUS – NZIPP, Wellington, New Zealand
June 21st-22nd ADOBE: Redlands Camera Club, Brisbane, Queensland
July 24th ADOBE: Workshop – Photo Live Expo 2016, Perth, WA (
August 2nd ADOBE: Travel Photography Webinar: Adobe APAC Events
August 6th ADOBE: Darwin Camera Club, Darwin, Northern Territories
August 17th ADOBE: Lightroom and Photoshop Seminar, PSC, Melbourne.
Sept 6th ADOBE: Webinar – APAC Events
Sept 30th-Oct 2nd ADOBE: Western Australia Photographic Federation, Bussellton, W.A.
Oct 4th ADOBE: Webinar – APAC Events
Oct 12th-16th ADOBE: APSCON, Adelaide, S.A.
Oct 25th Sony: Product Demonstrations, The Grace Hotel, Sydney
Oct 30th ADOBE: Federation of Camera Clubs NSW-FCC Interclub 2016-Castle Hill RSL, Sydney
Nov 3rd ADOBE: Webinar – APAC Events
Nov 7th World Photo Adventures: Ivanhoe Camera Club
Nov 9th Sony: Sony Trade and Sony X product demonstrations – Rendezvous Hotel Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Nov 12th-13th SONY: Weekend Workshop in Port Melbourne
November 15th Sony DI Roadshow, Brisbane, Royal International Convention Centre
November 19th Sony: Melbourne’s Photo Show at Michaels Cameras, Melbourne Melbourne’s Photo Show
November 29th Sony: Sony DI Roadshow, Perth
Dec 3rd ADOBE: Sydney – Creative City Safari with the artist ‘Mulga’
Dec 6th ADOBE: Webinar – APAC Events

Feedback from some recent talks

Western Australia

His Perth workshop, which was well attended by members from four camera clubs, showed off Mark’s skills as a natural and responsive instructor. Everyone present felt fortunate to be learning from one of the best practitioners in the photo editing business. His relaxed and flexible style ensured all his audience left with expanded knowledge and an appetite for more. We all felt inspired to get more out of the Adobe products and implement the advice we’d gained. Newsflash June 2016 – WA Camera Club. Individual comments from the participants

      • Excellent workshop . . .never known four hours to go so quickly! Mark was very knowledgeable on his product and gave us so many tips for Lightroom. Susan Moss
      • I thought that Mark’s presentation was good – he has a very amiable and relaxed style – Ann Jones
      • I thought it was great. I learned a lot and he went through it all very clearly and neatly – Kim McAvoy
      • It was a really great workshop, with great information and really enjoyable – Peter Chalmers
      • It was a great presentation. Mark is a good speaker, making his points clearly – Grace Munday


Photographic State Convention: Mark Galer made an excellent presentation to more than 100 delegates on the benefits and advantages of the Creative Cloud suite of software. This presentation was informative and encouraging to photographers, and detailed many of the new features available beyond CS6.  As a result, many of the participants took immediate steps to download the program, so that they could attend the other two sessions that Mark presented, one on Lightroom Libraries, and the other on Smart Workflows.  Both of these sessions were filled to capacity and beyond. The Smart Workflows workshop was very over subscribed, and a larger venue had to be found to contain all of the participants who wished to attend. Very positive feedback was provided by delegates about the sessions that Mark provided.


What a great Lightroom/Photoshop presentation by Adobe’s  Australian/New Zealand Ambassador, Mark Galer, on Sunday 8th May. Our Club was so privileged to have somebody of Mark’s calibre to spend the day with us and his laid-back and friendly style clarified many issues that most of us have or had at some time. Mark explained how and why Adobe moved to the Cloud system and also the many benefits there are that most users would not be aware of. Recent discussions on our Facebook pages complaining about Adobe and what the alternatives are were blown into insignificance, once he explained the combining power of Lightroom and Photoshop. It was not a hard sell for Adobe. Just a simple overview and teaching of the system.

South Australia

Australian Photographic Society Convention: Your expert contribution to the convention was magnificent. It was apparent that your knowledge of the Adobe products was both broad and deep. Your presentations were carefully structured and presented in a polished, professional way making them both informative and enjoyable. I am sure that delegates appreciated your clear communication and your expert navigation of the software.

Robert Dettman – Committee member or APSCON


On behalf of the Frankston Photographic Club, I would like to thank you for delivering a very inspiring seminar last Saturday at our club.  The event was well attended, we filled the room to capacity with almost 70 participants.  While about half of those people were from our club, we attracted many from other photography clubs around Melbourne, making this a city-wide event. We received really positive feedback from many attendees about the quality of the presentation, the amount of information discussed, and your professionalism and expertise in Lightroom/Photoshop.  Some have already asked “when can we do it again”.

From our perspective, this has been a really successful event. One point that is often overlooked in events like this is the flow-on effect. These seminars attract the best and most dedicated photographers from various clubs, and it is those “influencers” who are then presenting at their own clubs to teach other photographers about image editing techniques with Adobe products.  In that way, these seminars assist more than just those who attended, and continue to provide benefits well after the event. Your insight into Adobe’s direction with Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC was particularly timely. Thanks for including that.

Terry Dyson – President – Frankston Photographic Club

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