Gold Coast Photography Workshops


by Andrew Thurtell m.photog

More learning. More photography. More fun.

Gold Coast Photography Workshops


You’re probably reading this because you want to become a better photographer.

I hope so because Gold Coast Photography Workshops have been designed by me, Andrew Thurtell m.photog, to make you a better photographer.

So whether you’re a complete beginner or experience enthusiast, there is a workshop to suit you.

Over the past few years I’ve worked with many of Australia’s leading celebrities and athletes: Delta Goodrem, Formula One star Mark Webber, Jessica Mauboy, Ricky Ponting, Mitchell Johnson, Hawthorn AFL, Shelley Craft, Ashley Hart, Lleyton Hewitt, Master Chef”s George Calombaris, My Kitchen Rules chef Karen Martini, Wallaby Israel Folau, Olympic basketballer Liz Cambage, Bondi Vet Chris Brown, Olympic Gold medallist Sally Pearson and All Blacks captain Kieran Read.

In addition recent campaigns include the Swisse-Scudera Ferrari campaign shot in Maranello Italy, Ricky Pointing in Mumbai, India and Toshiba Medical.

As a result of all this it allows me to bring amazing experience, enthusiasm and passion for photography to Gold Coast Photography Workshops. And rather than doing a workshop online, face to face learning is especially relevant because as photographers are visual people.

In short we learn by seeing and doing!



Sunday 7 May 2017 $195


Master your camera, and as a result, get off AUTO forever.

Gain the confidence that comes with knowing what all the buttons do and hence how to use them. Everything is explained in an easy to understand way, and will help you thoroughly understand all your cameras settings – and more importantly what they are designed to do!

With this in mind think of this workshop as having someone explain the entire camera manual to you. This is Gold Coast Photography Workshops most popular workshop and therefore always sells out!



Saturday 29 April 2017 $195


Learn how to capture travel images that truly reflect the people you met and the experiences you had rather than boring record shots.

Since you’ve probably got a trip coming up, this workshop is especially relevant for you! You’ll finally get to unlock the secret of those beautiful travel images. Moreover you’ll also leave with a downloadable PDF of the entire workshop to keep.



Saturday 20 May 2017 $245


You’ll finally take control of your portrait photography.

In addition to indoor window light shooting, we next shoot together in a variety of locations. Besides working with a professional model, you’ll get hands on with diffusers, reflectors and light shaping tools. You’ll be shooting pro work in no time! Equally important is the fact you’ll leave with a set of amazing images.



Saturday 11 February 2017 $245


A full-day landscape photography workshop designed to give you the skills, confidence and inspiration to create beautiful landscape photography while enjoying beautiful locations.

Most of all, you learn so many valuable techniques relevant to outstanding landscape photography. With this in mind the event is planned to accommodate both theory and location shooting sessions.



Saturday 24 June 2017 $245


So you’re scared of using flash? First of all, don’t be scared of learning to use flash (especially off camera).

Because it is another incredible skill to add to your photography skill set. Rather than being reluctant to use it, join this class and take control of your flash photography. If you shoot portraits or weddings in particular, this is one of Gold Coast Photography Workshops most beneficial workshops.



Gift Vouchers from $50


Give a Gold Coast Photography Workshops Gift Voucher to the photographer in your life.

Available for a class as well as $50 and $100 vouchers. For this reason Gold Coast Photography Workshops Gift Vouchers are the perfect gift!



22-29 October 2017 $3950


Join me, Grant Hunt and 7 other photographers for a 7 day photography tour through Tasmania.

While enjoying some world-class locations we’ll also enjoy deluxe accommodation and superb food. Each day will bring one fabulous experience after another because of the diversity of Tasmania’s incredible natural beauty. Above all it’s designed to be a photography tour experience you’ll long cherish and finish the trip with great photographs and even better memories.

We’ll see Tasmania highlights, in particular Cradle Mountain, Bay of Fires, Freycinet Peninsula and Russell Falls. But equally important will be the side trips, spontaneous shoots and the hands-on learning you’ll receive.

Our intention is to simultaneously provide you with a world-class photography and learning experience.

More helpful information


Lunch, Morning Tea and Afternoon Tea

Full Notes as downloadable PDF for Travel and Beginners Workshops

Professional models for Portrait and Flash Workshops

20% Discount on future Gold Coast Photography Workshops

On location tuition and instruction from Andrew Thurtell

Gold Coast Photography Workshops uses safe, secure online booking through TryBooking



"For me you eliminated a lot of jargon that has always done my head in!"

Neale F

"Thanks Andrew for the fantastic photography course. You were incredibly knowledgeable, professional and shared brilliantly."

Leanne H

"I would not hesitate to recommend Andrew's course to anyone."

Rob N

"Thank you Andrew. I had an amazing time on the course. I am excited to put what I have learnt into practice."

Jonathan H

"What a fabulous course Andrew! Thank you for sharing your passion and expertise."

Jillian M

"Just wanted to say thank you for the workshop on Saturday, I really enjoyed myself! Your style of teaching kept me interested throughout the whole day and it was a joy to to see someone so passionate about their work and wanting to share their knowledge. I absolutely loved learning learning about my camera and couldn't believe how the skills I learnt in one day made such a difference."

Stacey G

"One of the best workshops I've ever been to."

Darren C

"Thanks for the class on Saturday. Had a great time and learnt a lot."

Karen O

"Really enjoyed your workshop! Thanks for being a great teacher. Will see you at the studio workshop."

Natalie A

"The natural light workshop was fantastic!"

Matthew T

"Thank you for a wonderful class yesterday. I certainly learnt a lot!"

Jo-Anne L

"Thanks heaps for the great workshop on Sunday. Look forward to learning loads more in the near future!"

Michelle S

"Brilliant day again Andrew!"

Toni W

"Have been on two of Andrew's courses now and my photos just keep getting better and better. His flexible teaching methods and hands on approach makes the courses practical so you get in there and learn faster. Love his classes and will keep going back for more, as I have had so many "light bulb" moments when it comes to my photography that I can't wait for more enlightening!"

Crystal B

"Awesome day shooting with these two beautiful Models at the Thurtell Photography Portrait workshop!"

Karina B

"Had a fabulous day with a group of eager photographers obsorbing everthing Andrew threw at us yesterday! Thank you Andrew for a great day, came away with a new understanding and passion for light. :)"

Dianne B

"Today I did this workshop with the amazing Andrew Thurtell. I learnt so, so much...totally invaluable experience and many lightbulb moments!"

Kirsten S

"Love being a part of Thurtell Photography's workshops. I am always blown away by what, often beginning photographers, can achieve under some awesome guidance."

Annabelle S

"Thank you for helping with such a top workshop, Hope to do more with you in the future, best learning experience ever."

Damian G

"Just want to say thank you to Andrew for the very informative Portraiture/Natural light workshop I attended on the weekend. I learnt quite a lot from the simplest of features I probably should already know about, to some interesting tricks I'll be sure to start using. These are my shots of the day and I'm really happy with the results. Thanks again for a great day."

Brenton B

"Thanks for the workshop, it was amazing to learn from you and watch you work. I'm really happy with the way my photos turned out, it was so hard to work it down to those four. I hope I did them justice in editing!"

Matt B

"Hey Andrew had a really cool time at the workshop Saturday and will look forward to another at some point soon."

Ray N

"It's Michelle here, I was in your Saturday portraiture class and absolutely loved it. I'm just sitting down now to colour correct my top 24 images and thought I'd send you one from my selection. : )"

Michelle J

"I just wanted to thank you for yesterday. It was a great day and after a shaky start (for me as I felt so intimidated) I calmed down and felt that I learnt a lot and hopefully I'll remember it all when I next go out and take photos!"

Marita S

"Saturday was awesome, and Toni is fantastic. I am wrapped with the images I got!"

Dean M

"I just wanted to follow up yesterday with a huge thank you. I feel as tho i took a lot away from the day and cant wait to put it all into practice."

Tenielle G

"Lighting with Andrew Thurtell session, it was a great experience!"

Petra H

"Head might be swimming with new information but another fantastic day spent with Andrew!"

Sam T