Studio/Product Photography Workshops

Phototourism in association with Croydon Camera House are running Studio and Product Photography dedicated day workshops over a six-week period.The workshops will be held in our new and fully equipped studio in Main Street Croydon.

It will be possible to book the entire course or just the components that are of interest. You can book for individual components or the entire course. The cost per component is $255 or $1200 for the entire course.

Component 1 – Product Photography

The studio will provide a diverse range of products and the participants will be involved in hands on exercises to develop their skills in different studio techniques.

This is a very precise skill set that our tutors will be happy to share with you.

Level 1 Sunday Feb 21st 9am to 4pm

Level 1 will involve basic product photography with different backgrounds and lighting techniques. This level will focus on:

  1. studio lighting
  2. focus and depth of field
  3. different styles of backgrounds eg high key, low key, light box
  4. high detail

Level 2 – Sunday Feb 28th 9am to 4pm

  1. difficult products such as glass ware
  2. alternative lighting techniques
  3. more complex lighting
  4. movement within the image


Component 2 – Food Photography

We will have local restaurants provide a variety of dishes for our students to develop their photographic skills. It will be an action-packed day slaving over tabletops to get the best possible images.

Level 1 – Sunday March 7th 9am to 4pm

  1. Basic food photography
  2. Simple lighting techniques
  3. Using a variety of backgrounds
  4. Composition
  5. Depth of field
  6. Detail of composition

Level 2 – Sunday March 14th 9am to 4pm

  1. Advanced food photography
  2. More intricate lighting techniques
  3. Food with movement
  4. Complex composition
  5. Attention to detail

Component 3 – Model and Portrait Photography

This is an action-packed day with lots of colour and glitz. Our models will have a busy day providing various poses under exciting and different lighting. We will provide a variety of sets and props to enhance the experience.

Level 1 – Sunday March 21st 9am to 4pm

  1. Basic studio portraiture lighting techniques
  2. Composition
  3. Posing your subject
  4. Choosing depth of field and focal length

Level 2 – Sunday March 28th 9am to 4pm

  1. Model photography
  2. How best to compose models
  3. Dramatic and interesting lighting techniques
  4. Use of colour and light
  5. Use of props to enhance the images

Our Tutors are highly experienced commercial photographers who have many years of industry experience in studio photography for some very large and iconic clients. They will enthusiastically share their knowledge and experience with our workshop participants.


You will learn how to:

  • Photograph a complex commercial product
  • Arrange a still life composition
  • Refine your lighting abilities and learn new ways to be creative
  • Learn how to adapt everyday things to the art of photographic problem solving.  This is life changing!
**** To book your place call us on (03) 9725 3816 ****


We are taking all the necessary safety precautions to keep both our tutors and participants are safe.

Our workshops will:

  • Respect social distancing of 1.5 metres.
  • Be limited to small groups.
  • Have access to hand sanitizer.
  • All surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned before and after the class.
  • There will be no handling of shared objects.

We kindly ask that if you are not feeling well that you contact Croydon Camera House and we will reschedule you into a workshop for when you are feeling better.

Participants are to make their own way to and from the workshop location.

Thank you for your understanding.

About Phototourism

If you have a sense of adventure and a keen eye for photography then let Phototourism take you off the beaten track and into a whole new world of wonder.

Founder and Professional Photographer Rod Black has over 40 years of experience behind the lens. Starting his career as a corporate advertising photographer based in his studio in Prahran. Rod has worked with some of the largest brands in Australia and has shot a huge volume of material including international clients, industrial location photography, extensive studio product work, several model agencies, government agencies, universities and much more.

Now having left that world behind he explores our worlds hidden gems conducting tours in Australia, Vietnam and Laos.

In Australia he runs Photo-Tours and Workshops in Melbourne, Victoria’s Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula and Tasmania.

Our tours combines the best elements of a modern tour with the added benefit of photographer tour guides. We are fully committed to helping our tour members find the best locations and receive the best photographic advice.

Our guides are always happy to provide constructive advice and tuition to assist you to achieve your creative photography goals.

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