Photoshop Courses

Photoshop Courses

Try our Photoshop Courses to learn more about how to use Photoshop to enhance your images.

Stage One

How to prepare images for emailing, and web use
How to save files as different file types: jpeg, tiff, psd, raw file
Understanding what Adobe RGB and sRGB colour modes are
Introduction to colour adjustments to make your image shine
How to crop, correct a crooked horizon
How to remove blemishes
Introduction to the most versatile tools in photoshop
A system for managing your digital files for easy retrieval later

Timing and cost options

• Two sessions each of 90 minutes $360
• One three hour course $360
• One ninety minute session $195

Stage Two

Save lots of time and understand what ‘layers’ are and benefits
See the shortcuts we use to automate processes using ‘action’
Step by step colour correction using Adobe Camera Raw
Image manipulation eg how to lighten shadows and harsh lines under eyes; how to reshape unflattering clothing on your subjects
How to quickly switch a person’s head from one image to another
How to beautifully change images to black and white or chocolate sepia
How to reduce hair frizz quickly
How to darken/lighten/brighten/adjust small or large areas quickly without using the selection tool.
An easy system and xl database set-up for managing each of your shoots
Understanding what Adobe RGB and sRGB colour modes are
Understanding benefits of using certain file types: jpeg, tiff, psd, raw file

Timing and cost options

• Two sessions each of two hours (with option of additional hrs at reduced rate)  $480
• Extra sessions available at reduced rate of $195 per two hour session)
• Choose a selection of four topics in a two hour session for $250

Stage Three

Working with particular actions and layers for great speed
Adobe Camera Raw tricks to colour correct images
Start to finish system for producing professional portrait images
Colour correction refinements in photoshop
Image manipulation

Timing and cost options

• Two sessions each of two hours (with option of additional hrs at reduced rate)  $550
• Extra sessions avail at reduced rate of $250 per two hour session
• Choose a selection of four topics in a two hour session for $295
• Choose a selection of topics at an hourly rate of $150

Download our Photoshop Workshop guide.

Tania Niwa Photography

Level 2, Building A, Suite 10
148 Old Pittwater Road
Brookvale NSW 2100

Tel (+61 2) 9939 5553

info@tanianiwa.com.au

Instagram @tania_niwa_photographer

  • #Buddies4Life #Brothers #BestMates #ChildhoodMemories #FamilyPortrait #CliftonGardens #Mosman #FamilyPhotos #Family #ProfessionalPhotographer
    7 days ago

    by tania_niwa_photographer

    #Buddies4Life #Brothers #BestMates #ChildhoodMemories #FamilyPortrait #CliftonGardens #Mosman #FamilyPhotos #Family #ProfessionalPhotographer

  • The golden sandstone tones of Sydney's #northernbeaches and beautiful late arvo light reflecting into the cave made for a perfect 'outdoor studio' setting for #athlete @ellaoliviawilliams  It was a buzz to have this image featured in the announcement from @Ocean_Earth signing our #Kiwi #champ to their International #Surf Team. #whangamata #sydney #freshwaterbeach
    2 weeks ago

    by tania_niwa_photographer

    The golden sandstone tones of Sydney's #northernbeaches and beautiful late arvo light reflecting into the cave made for a perfect 'outdoor studio' setting for #athlete @ellaoliviawilliams It was a buzz to have this image featured in the announcement from @Ocean_Earth signing our #Kiwi #champ to their International #Surf Team. #whangamata #sydney #freshwaterbeach

  • #repost from @ocean_earth and @ellaoliviawilliams. As part of Team Williams I'm very excited to announce her signing to their international team for #surfing #accessories. Great to have a portrait I captured of Ella used for their announcement  #kiwi #surfingiseverything #newzealand
    3 weeks ago

    by tania_niwa_photographer

    #repost from @ocean_earth and @ellaoliviawilliams. As part of Team Williams I'm very excited to announce her signing to their international team for #surfing #accessories. Great to have a portrait I captured of Ella used for their announcement #kiwi #surfingiseverything #newzealand

  • #Family #Photo shoot adventure at #Waverton Reserve with a backdrop of #BallsHead #Sydney.  #canon #speedlight used as a gentle fill light off camera with a #softbox #lightshaper #professionalphotographer
    4 weeks ago

    by tania_niwa_photographer

    #Family #Photo shoot adventure at #Waverton Reserve with a backdrop of #BallsHead #Sydney. #canon #speedlight used as a gentle fill light off camera with a #softbox #lightshaper #professionalphotographer

  • A casual resort feel created by #InteriorDecorator Anna Allen from #TheDressedNest #Mosman

A fav feature is the #antique #oildrum #chandelier from @thecountrytrader in #waterloo 
See more #photography at thedressesnest.com.au
#colour #texture #pattern #home #interiordesign #bliss #manly #northernbeaches #sydney #professionalphotographer
    1 month ago

    by tania_niwa_photographer

    A casual resort feel created by #InteriorDecorator Anna Allen from #TheDressedNest #Mosman A fav feature is the #antique #oildrum #chandelier from @thecountrytrader in #waterloo See more #photography at thedressesnest.com.au #colour #texture #pattern #home #interiordesign #bliss #manly #northernbeaches #sydney #professionalphotographer

  • #interiordecorator shoot for Anna Allen of #thedressednest. Mission: to create an atmosphere befitting a #sophisticated, stylish and uniquely #gorgeous woman @Burkeboutique #Mosman 
Featured: #hangingpendantlights with a #Morrocan #French influence. Muted #faux #snakeskin #wallpaper

For more, see our blog at tanianiwa.com.au 
#interiors #sydney #northernbeaches #professionalphotographer
    1 month ago

    by tania_niwa_photographer

    #interiordecorator shoot for Anna Allen of #thedressednest. Mission: to create an atmosphere befitting a #sophisticated, stylish and uniquely #gorgeous woman @Burkeboutique #Mosman Featured: #hangingpendantlights with a #Morrocan #French influence. Muted #faux #snakeskin #wallpaper For more, see our blog at tanianiwa.com.au #interiors #sydney #northernbeaches #professionalphotographer

  • #Photography for #Sydney #interiordecorator Anna Allen of #TheDressedNest #Mosman. Mission: to highlight her style and flair through use of colour, #pattern and #texture. #photographer #NorthernBeaches #sydney #homes #beautiful #colour #art #interiordesign #interiors #Manly
    1 month ago

    by tania_niwa_photographer

    #Photography for #Sydney #interiordecorator Anna Allen of #TheDressedNest #Mosman. Mission: to highlight her style and flair through use of colour, #pattern and #texture. #photographer #NorthernBeaches #sydney #homes #beautiful #colour #art #interiordesign #interiors #Manly

  • #NorthernBeaches #TheDressedNest #InteriorDecorator Anna Allen #personalbranding #photography shoot. Mission: To reflect a warm and authentic representation of Anna with a view into her signature decorative style using her own home. To see blog visit: www.tanianiwa.com.au or Niwa Photography on Facebook

#Bamileke #interiordecorations #mosman #homes #sydney #professionalphotographer
    1 month ago

    by tania_niwa_photographer

    #NorthernBeaches #TheDressedNest #InteriorDecorator Anna Allen #personalbranding #photography shoot. Mission: To reflect a warm and authentic representation of Anna with a view into her signature decorative style using her own home. To see blog visit: www.tanianiwa.com.au or Niwa Photography on Facebook #Bamileke #interiordecorations #mosman #homes #sydney #professionalphotographer

  • #FairyBower #sunset #ManlyBeach ... #Magic sunny #beach day on the #NorthernBeaches of #Sydney ?? #SummerInWinter #Manly
    1 month ago

    by tania_niwa_photographer

    #FairyBower #sunset #ManlyBeach ... #Magic sunny #beach day on the #NorthernBeaches of #Sydney ?? #SummerInWinter #Manly

  • #BehindTheScenes  with Natasha @_tashaamurray  Staff #headshot #shoot for Explore and Develop Child Care Centre at #Brookvale. Love using my #Canon speedlight flash off camera with a 'foldaway' softbox to give a gentle, #beautiful illumination on a person's skin, with a sparkle in the eyes #photographer #5DMkIII
#NorthernBeaches #Manly
    1 month ago

    by tania_niwa_photographer

    #BehindTheScenes with Natasha @_tashaamurray Staff #headshot #shoot for Explore and Develop Child Care Centre at #Brookvale. Love using my #Canon speedlight flash off camera with a 'foldaway' softbox to give a gentle, #beautiful illumination on a person's skin, with a sparkle in the eyes #photographer #5DMkIII #NorthernBeaches #Manly

  • Pro Junior World #Surf Champ @ellaoliviawilliams showing her support for the mighty @allblacks who played #England last night. Final score #NZLvENG 29 to 28 to the #worldchampions Ella is all set to kick off on the other side of the globe in #Mexico She's in the first heat at the #LosCarbos Open of #Surfing Qualification Series #Zippers in #Mexico @asp She is proudly supported by Team Williams: @tonykemp607 @janinemarywilliams @bread_onwilliams @deanwilliams61 @jackcoghlanphoto and myself #GoElla #imaginedreambelieve #kiwi #nz #champion
    1 month ago

    by tania_niwa_photographer

    Pro Junior World #Surf Champ @ellaoliviawilliams showing her support for the mighty @allblacks who played #England last night. Final score #NZLvENG 29 to 28 to the #worldchampions Ella is all set to kick off on the other side of the globe in #Mexico She's in the first heat at the #LosCarbos Open of #Surfing Qualification Series #Zippers in #Mexico @asp She is proudly supported by Team Williams: @tonykemp607 @janinemarywilliams @bread_onwilliams @deanwilliams61 @jackcoghlanphoto and myself #GoElla #imaginedreambelieve #kiwi #nz #champion

  • #NorthernBeaches #Architect Michelle Walker #personalbranding #shoot at her newly #renovated #home

One of the things I really love about capturing personalised #business #portraits is working out the best way to tell a story about a person. 
I have carefully placed Michelle in between the hanging lights to feature as graphic elements using them as subtle leading lines through the image. I've continued the #red theme making use of her #Ipad in it's #red jacket. Resting her other hand on the red ladder helped add a relaxed feel.  As an Architect who is #artistic and #creative it is very important to show her hands which can help convey trust.

#Camera #Canon #EOS5DMarkIII  ISO 200  1/60 sec  F5.6  35mm. Speed light: 600EX-RT (bounced) #photography #sydney #manly Another great reno by Shaun @jetcharm_ #builders
    1 month ago

    by tania_niwa_photographer

    #NorthernBeaches #Architect Michelle Walker #personalbranding #shoot at her newly #renovated #home One of the things I really love about capturing personalised #business #portraits is working out the best way to tell a story about a person. I have carefully placed Michelle in between the hanging lights to feature as graphic elements using them as subtle leading lines through the image. I've continued the #red theme making use of her #Ipad in it's #red jacket. Resting her other hand on the red ladder helped add a relaxed feel. As an Architect who is #artistic and #creative it is very important to show her hands which can help convey trust. #Camera #Canon #EOS5DMarkIII ISO 200 1/60 sec F5.6 35mm. Speed light: 600EX-RT (bounced) #photography #sydney #manly Another great reno by Shaun @jetcharm_ #builders

  • To raise awareness of the devastating consequences of PTSD, today from 5am Cpl Andrew Summers and comrades marched 40km in 40kg of combat kit on #Manly Beach to honour the 40 #Australian #soldiers killed in #Afghanistan.  #aussieflag #bravehearts #battlers
    2 months ago

    by tania_niwa_photographer

    To raise awareness of the devastating consequences of PTSD, today from 5am Cpl Andrew Summers and comrades marched 40km in 40kg of combat kit on #Manly Beach to honour the 40 #Australian #soldiers killed in #Afghanistan. #aussieflag #bravehearts #battlers

  • With my buddie #Maori #Artist and #designer @tuta_tuheke Over the years you may have see some of his #beautiful #inkwork featuring in #portraits I've captured. Tuta is based here on the #NorthernBeaches but reigns from a little town called #TeKuiti  a couple hrs north of my hometown. #moko #tamoko #artists #manly #waitara
    2 months ago

    by tania_niwa_photographer

    With my buddie #Maori #Artist and #designer @tuta_tuheke Over the years you may have see some of his #beautiful #inkwork featuring in #portraits I've captured. Tuta is based here on the #NorthernBeaches but reigns from a little town called #TeKuiti a couple hrs north of my hometown. #moko #tamoko #artists #manly #waitara

  • Having fun today shooting #barristers with Ziva @zeevybeev conveniently right next to the #Lindt Chocolate Cafe. #photographer #sydney #martinplace #headshots
    2 months ago

    by tania_niwa_photographer

    Having fun today shooting #barristers with Ziva @zeevybeev conveniently right next to the #Lindt Chocolate Cafe. #photographer #sydney #martinplace #headshots

  • #behindthescenes with Michelle Walker #Architect capturing her #personalbranding imagery.  This is her youngest son who along with his older brother were both intrigued to see what we were up to. #architcture #photography  #manly #northernbeaches
    2 months ago

    by tania_niwa_photographer

    #behindthescenes with Michelle Walker #Architect capturing her #personalbranding imagery. This is her youngest son who along with his older brother were both intrigued to see what we were up to. #architcture #photography #manly #northernbeaches

  • An awesome couple of days judging the NSW and ACT Aus Professional Photography Awards at The Rocks with my colleagues.  I walked away very happy with 3 Silver Awards for 3 portraits of 3 generations. 
This series was commissioned by my extended family in #Auckland to capture their dad Hoani Watino Niwa before he passed away. We are all so grateful we got to capture this series of family portraits, which are now treasured memories remembering this magnificent man. The image in his #VietnamVet uniform was used for his order of service.  Soon each of his 3 children will have a wall portrait on their walls. 
The centre portrait is of his youngest daughter and my incredible cousin, Erika Muna Lee (from my #ManaWahine series). To the right is Erika's daughter Te Manu who was 6yrs old at the time. Such a talented young girl - an incredible singer who loves to entertain and perform.

Now there is a new edition to capture.  Just after Erika's dad passed she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl Tumanako, who will grow up seeing these artworks incl one of her grand-dad, giving her a glimpse of his big hearted, loving personality and smile.

All images taken at #HoaniWaititiMarae in Akld.  #fineart #photography #manly #maori #taranaki #waitara #niwa
    2 months ago

    by tania_niwa_photographer

    An awesome couple of days judging the NSW and ACT Aus Professional Photography Awards at The Rocks with my colleagues. I walked away very happy with 3 Silver Awards for 3 portraits of 3 generations. This series was commissioned by my extended family in #Auckland to capture their dad Hoani Watino Niwa before he passed away. We are all so grateful we got to capture this series of family portraits, which are now treasured memories remembering this magnificent man. The image in his #VietnamVet uniform was used for his order of service. Soon each of his 3 children will have a wall portrait on their walls. The centre portrait is of his youngest daughter and my incredible cousin, Erika Muna Lee (from my #ManaWahine series). To the right is Erika's daughter Te Manu who was 6yrs old at the time. Such a talented young girl - an incredible singer who loves to entertain and perform. Now there is a new edition to capture. Just after Erika's dad passed she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl Tumanako, who will grow up seeing these artworks incl one of her grand-dad, giving her a glimpse of his big hearted, loving personality and smile. All images taken at #HoaniWaititiMarae in Akld. #fineart #photography #manly #maori #taranaki #waitara #niwa

  • #brazillian @silvanalimasurf - a great story of triumph after challenging times and no major sponsor - She had to sell one of her two #surfboards while in #nz to find the trip #winner #porttaranakipro at the #nzsurffest  Silvana is carried up #fitzroybeach by fellow #prosurfer @paigehareb of #taranaki #surfer
    3 months ago

    by tania_niwa_photographer

    #brazillian @silvanalimasurf - a great story of triumph after challenging times and no major sponsor - She had to sell one of her two #surfboards while in #nz to find the trip #winner #porttaranakipro at the #nzsurffest Silvana is carried up #fitzroybeach by fellow #prosurfer @paigehareb of #taranaki #surfer

  • #brazillian #pocketrocket @silvanalimasurf winner of the #porttaranakipro #nzsurffest  An incredibly exciting final against #prosurfer @lauraenever of Nth #Narrabeen (AUS) who was leading right up til the last couple of minutes #taranaki #nz This is Silvana's first final in 3 yrs after a knee injury and battle back up the ranks.
    3 months ago

    by tania_niwa_photographer

    #brazillian #pocketrocket @silvanalimasurf winner of the #porttaranakipro #nzsurffest An incredibly exciting final against #prosurfer @lauraenever of Nth #Narrabeen (AUS) who was leading right up til the last couple of minutes #taranaki #nz This is Silvana's first final in 3 yrs after a knee injury and battle back up the ranks.

  • @ellaoliviawilliams after winning a great heat in the @asp World Women's Qualification Series #nzsurffest #PortTaranakiPro  Interview for TV national news and  Sky tv #skynext ⭐️Ella finished 9th and top #kiwi She is now ranked 20th equal overall in the QS???. The next QS is #Mexico in 3 Wks #imaginedreambelieve
    3 months ago

    by tania_niwa_photographer

    @ellaoliviawilliams after winning a great heat in the @asp World Women's Qualification Series #nzsurffest #PortTaranakiPro Interview for TV national news and Sky tv #skynext ⭐️Ella finished 9th and top #kiwi She is now ranked 20th equal overall in the QS???. The next QS is #Mexico in 3 Wks #imaginedreambelieve