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                  Melbourne Photographic Workshops
                                scheduled for 2024.

Workshops: Clients

168 successful photography workshops for 795 people run so far.


57                                                        Star Ratings 

As well as having run 168 successful workshops I have also run workshops for RMIT University, PSC (Photography Studies College), ACMP (Advertising Commercial & Media Photographers Association of Australia) SIT (Sydney Institute of Technology) and for the Australian Federal Police as a registered trainer.

                            Hear what some of the participants have said below.

Upcoming Workshops

Workshops subject to change without notice.

  • Creativity 2
    Creativity 2
    Sun, 11 Aug
    Black Rock
    11 Aug 2024, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm AEST
    Black Rock, 262 Beach Rd, Black Rock VIC 3193, Australia
    11 Aug 2024, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm AEST
    Black Rock, 262 Beach Rd, Black Rock VIC 3193, Australia
    This lecture looks at creative blocks and identifying their origin and how to smash through them. Feeling creatively blocked, this will challenge your self belief and get back on the creative path again. This includes some challenge exercises.
  • Creativity 3
    Creativity 3
    Sun, 15 Sept
    Black Rock
    15 Sept 2024, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm AEST
    Black Rock, 262 Beach Rd, Black Rock VIC 3193, Australia
    15 Sept 2024, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm AEST
    Black Rock, 262 Beach Rd, Black Rock VIC 3193, Australia
    This lecture looks at why people end up getting blocked, what limits peoples creativity, the psychology behind it and the connection between humour, wit and creativity. Includes challenge exercises.
  • Creativity 4
    Creativity 4
    Sat, 05 Oct
    Black Rock
    05 Oct 2024, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm AEST
    Black Rock, 262 Beach Rd, Black Rock VIC 3193, Australia
    05 Oct 2024, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm AEST
    Black Rock, 262 Beach Rd, Black Rock VIC 3193, Australia
    This lecture looks at exercises that will challenge you creatively. Using differing approaches to creativity to a time limit.

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Past Workshops


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PSC Nikon Profoto Wedding Workshop Oct 2023


Rocco weaving a bit of light magic and making something out of nothing. 

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I organised and ran a very successful 2.5 day Wedding Workshop 15- 16th Oct 2023 for Photography Studies College, PSC, with in my opinion Australia's best wedding photographer, Rocco Ancora. 10 participants, sponsored by Nikon, Borges Imaging & Profoto. Thanks to Julie Kimpton at Nikon, Frances at Borges Imaging for Profoto, and the models Mikayla and Taylor. Special thanks go out to the great support and help by Rocco's team of Tania on Sunday 15.10.23 and Mel on Monday 16.10.23. Your time and assistance was invaluable. greatly appreciated.Thanks go out to the great PSC crew of Suzie, Ollie, Kat, Jax, Carrie and Dora for helping to make this happen. And my great appreciation go out to especially to Ben, Kat, Catherine and Rayesh for making it such a good humoured and great workshop.

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Testimonials from Guys Workshops                                                                     

"Guy was a fantastic teacher and great company. I would highly recommend this course to anyone looking to start out or improve their photography."

Hugh Krantz


Guy, there are no words that I could use to express my gratitude and appreciation for your time as my teacher in the Certificate IV. You have helped me achieve amazing technical and creative skills. there is no doubt in my mind when I say the you made my first experience with photography a very pleasing one. I will miss using you in the hallways of building 94 and will always remember our interactions."      

Alexander Salem

" I attended one of Guy's workshops recently and was very impressed with the teaching method, demeanour and professional studio setup. Guy’s decades of photography knowledge and experience continually shone through and it was also simply a lot of fun. In the end I went home with some images that we created and I learned a lot about lighting a subject in just one afternoon. In all aspects I enjoyed the experience and comfortable environment. I can highly recommend attending one of Guy’s workshops."       Arwin van Vliet

"I loved working in a guided studio environment with Guy. After many years of teaching, he is fantastic at explaining while entertaining and not overloading beginner's with information. I truly appreciated how he sought out my point of view and creative input. He made me feel like my opinion was valued which in turn helped to feed my desire to learn. He is an extremely encouraging teacher. I find his balance of information and creativity to be perfect for me as a beginner. To push myself to learn more while remembering that I began this journey to have fun."    Arielle Bateman


" I look back fondly on my days at Cardiagan Street, Guy and know that I wouldn't be the photographer, and in fact the person , that I am today without benefitting from your teachings, help, patience, friendship and kindness."       Trent Perrett

"I attended a workshop with Guy in his studio to do a bit of educational shooting. I thought we were going to do some portraits however I was wrong (I'm sure he does that as well). I won't spoil the fun however guy produced some everyday objects and using a single light we proceeded to shoot tethered to Capture one, learning what subtle light, props and subject changes can lead to in an image. We took turns, refined and generally experimented until we took some pretty special images by the end of the session. I had been shooting as an amateur for a long time and had never done anything like this before. I learnt so much on the day and I came away thinking deeply about light and its effects. I at times wasn't aware that Guy was actually teaching us however upon reflection I realize he was just saying one or two critical words at the right time. His long teaching career and ability as a communicator just shone through. I can highly recommend Guy's Photo workshops."     Gregory Leake


"I attended one of Guy’s workshops and I absolutely loved it! Apart from learning the technical stuff, Guy has a method of teaching that really empowered and encouraged each of the participants. Guy’s was at all times dedicated and passionate about what he was teaching and had some magic ability to push our creativity to the next level. I was very happy with the results and the support and motivation. I highly recommend to join any of his workshops."         Fernando Maquedano

"I attended another of Guys workshops, this time it was black and white film developing. I had a medium format camera that I had never used, Guy went over it with me and we went out together and I took my first images with the camera while he shot a couple of 4x5 image on a Linhof large-format camera. We talked exposure and many other things about the craft. The point was to develop the roll of 120 film and the 4x5 sheet film we had just taken. I had done this 40 years ago for 35mm so I was very rusty. Guy patiently showed me how to load the film and I then did it myself. We then developed the film and I pretty much did my own developing as he subtly instructed me and set things up. We went through the whole process from shooting, developing, drying and scanning. I loved the day, learnt so much in a short period of time and have since purchased my own darkroom gear as Guy has given me the confidence to develop B&W 120/35mm film myself."          Gregory Leake

This was a great session for beginners. A small group enabled individual assistance. Guy gave detailed technical information in easy to understand manner and the practical hands on nature meant we were able to see the results of using specific techniques. Really enjoyable. Tip: Make sure you take a spare battery! 😊. Deb McDonald

Guy was very knowledgeable and a great teacher. Looking forward to putting the skills we learnt into practice.       Julia

Very reliable and friendly. I learned the basic techniques in different locations. It is very helpful to me.    Manoranjan

Guy was a great teacher, provided a great basic grounding to get us all up to speed and then took us to a number of good locations around Melbourne CBD. He was very knowledgeable and provided lots of advice and guidance as we went along. Would recommend the course to anyone with a DSLR wanting to get more out of their camera and move off auto.    Simon

Guy was a great teacher. Explained everything clearly and has got an amazing depth of experience to share.. Peter Chen

Before I did this course, I thought I just wanted to capture memories with my new Mirrorless SLR. This course not only showed me a part of Melbourne I had previously overlooked, but with Guy’s help I learned to see what many people don’t and also to be creative. Guy knew his stuff and I learned more about my own camera and what I could achieve with the right camera settings. I had already moved away from ‘auto’ and on to aperture or shutter priority but by the end of the course I was on ‘Manual’ setting and that is where it has remained. Thank you Guy, really enjoyed the day.   Shane Watson

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