Photography Courses


Student Group Photography Workshops

Group workshops can be arranged on a week day during school holidays if you organise a group of 4 to 6 friends
special rate $175 each (save $40).  Workshops run from 11am til 2pm.

This workshop can be tailored for students interested in portraiture, scenic, surfing and skateboarding photography


Tania’s workshops are proudly supported by Kayell Australia and Canon Australia.


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Photography workshops for individuals and groups

Our Northern Beaches Photography courses are designed to be hands on workshops, providing you with friendly tuition as well as the inspiration and technical skills to improve the quality of your photographs. Our classes will help you if you are new to photography or if you have been an enthusiast for many years. We offer private tuition to fast track your learning. We also offer private group bookings (where a bunch of friends get together for an afternoon of learning). At our photography workshop you can expect to improve your skills and knowledge considerably, as we provide hands on opportunities, encouraging you to create experiential learning and creativity.

Private ‘One to One’ Photography Tuition

Would you like to learn in a ‘one to one’ environment?  Tania Niwa Photography Workshops offers private tuition tailored to your level.  Contact our studio to discuss how we can design a photography class especially for you and a suitable date.  Tuition can take place at our studio and nearby location such as Manly or Freshwater or at your home and a Sydney location of your choice.  Quotes are available for special adventure locations eg Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour, The Rocks in the heart of Sydney near Circular Quay, Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens. We can also provide tuition via Skype (where we will be able to share our screen with you to share information).

1 person – 4 hour session: special offer $795 (save $205)

2 people – 4 hour session: special offer $650 per person (save $530)

1 person – 2 hour session:  $590

2 people – 2 hour session:  $495 per person (save $95 pp)


Private Group Tailored Photography Workshop

Tania Niwa Photography Workshops offers private tuition tailored to the level of your own group.  Contact our studio to discuss how we can tailor a photography class  for you and your friends and a suitable date.

3 people $395 pp

4 people $375 pp

5 people $300 pp

6 people $250 pp


Photography Workshop Overview

Learn simple but effective portrait photography techniques from award winning photographer Tania Niwa GM.Photog AIPP / Fellow NZIPP II.  Tania will help you to significantly improve your photos of people in all occasions (every day and special events) by teaching you how she composes and designs her photos and then gets you to practise what she has taught you.

This hands on workshop is designed to suit if you are wanting to or have started to master the basics. You will be able to use your own digital ‘point and shoot’ prosumer camera or digital SLR camera.

You will be shown how to:
– create balanced, harmonious images
– compose and photograph people in a variety of scenarios
– use various camera settings such as ‘shutter priority’, aperture priority, and ‘manual’ modes
– how to consistently produce sharply focused photos

We will provide:
– a take home workbook, which you can write notes in during the course
– a pocket size camera setting tips card
– a model to photograph so you can practice new techniques, get immediate feedback from Tania, and therefore learn quickly

Part of each workshop will be offsite on location so you can learn the techniques of outdoor portrait photography.

Supportive, friendly and patient environment.   4 hour course.

Tania Niwa Photography

Building A, Unit 10
148 Old Pittwater Road
Brookvale NSW 2100
Tel 041 999 7556
+61 41 999 7556


1st Floor, 44 Liardet St,
New Plymouth
New Zealand

Tel 027 599 7556
+64 27 599 7556