Gold Coast Photography Workshops


by Andrew Thurtell m.photog


More learning. More photography. More fun.


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 experienced enthusiast, there is a workshop to suit you.

One-On-One Photography Workshops

from $440


Personalised one-on-one photography workshops and mentoring designed help to achieve the outcomes you need to grow your photography.


The training is suitable for beginners, advanced amateurs and professionals with a passion for for photography across fashion, design, portraiture, wedding, landscape or commercial photography.


Camera Skills; Portrait and Lifestyle Photography; Studio Lighting; Off-Camera Flash; Travel Photography; Product and E-Commerce Photography.


If it’s not on the list however, feel free to contact me and suggest it. You name I’m sure we can do it.


Each participant will gain some seriously cool photographic knowledge, and after that, the confidence and skills to employ on your next shoot.


All sessions include a pre-training consult, tuition development and the training session. If models and locations are required in addition to the workshop, they are charged at cost only.



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Which photography workshop is right for you?

Beginners Photography Workshop



Full day photography workshop where we learn your camera from the ground up – and get off AUTO forever.


Learn to get the most out of your camera and take control of your photography and create stunning images you never though possible.


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Photo Editing With Adobe Lightroom



Learn to edit your images beautifully with the world’s foremost image editing program – Adobe Lightroom.


Harness the power of Lightroom’s amazing editing and organising features to streamline your workflow and improve the quality of your final images.


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Portrait Photography Workshop



Take control of your portrait photography by learning to control light, direct your subjects and create beautiful natural-light portraiture.


You’ll shoot with professional models at multiple locations and have access to individiual tuition and the full range of light-shaping tools the pros use.


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Street Photography Journal of Andrew Thurtell

Travel Photography Workshop



Learn how to capture travel images that truly reflect the people you met and the experiences you had.


You’ll get to unlock the secret of those beautiful travel images and draw on my photography experiences in India, Asia, Japan, Europe and elsewhere.


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The ‘One-Light’ Lighting Workshop


Master the art of creating beautiful light at this full-day lighting workshop. With the gear you already have.


While photographing professional models I’ll guide you through how to re-create my Top 6 lighting styles using both a studio light and your speed lite.


With each lighting set up we’ll first create it with and studio light and learn how to shape and modify the light and get the correct look and exposure. We’ll discuss the use of soft boxes, grids, reflectors, diffusers and which is the right one for the job and why. No won’t need to own any of these, as I’ll supply them all. (Think of it as try-before-you-buy!).


And then we’ll do the same then using a your speedlite so you can create the same lighting style anywhere, anytime – in your home studio or on location. Yes, you’ll be able to shoot these outdoors on location as well with off-camera flash.




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About Andrew Thurtell


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.


You can explore my work on my advertising and campaign photography page.


As a result, this allows me to bring my experience, enthusiasm and passion for photography to Gold Coast Photography Workshops. And rather than doing a online photography courses, face to face learning is especially relevant because as photographers are visual people. In short we learn by seeing and doing!

Can’t decide? Looking for a great gift idea?

Gold Coast Photography Workshops Gift Vouchers

from $50


Birthdays, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Christmas – we’ve got the photography lover in your life covered. 


Purchase a gift vouchers for $50 or $100 value, or a Gift Voucher for the Beginners, Portrait, Lightroom or Travel Workshop. Perfect! Vouchers are available as downloadable print-at-home PDF and are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. 


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Useful details


Lunch, Morning Tea and Afternoon Tea

Full Notes as downloadable PDF for Travel and Beginners Workshops

Professional models for Portrait Workshops

On location tuition and instruction from Andrew Thurtell

Free street parking at COHORT

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