Photo Courses - john foster master of photography

Photography Courses | Private Tuition (Christchurch)

Courses are based in Christchurch for beginners to advanced. However I'm planning on doing workshops in other centres in the near future. Private tuition is also available here or in your location if preferred.
With over 18 years photography tutoring experience combined with over 21 years of running my own studio - I have a lot of knowledge to share.

I really enjoy passing on my skills and have a relaxed attitude to practical and classroom learning. Learning can be fun. I especially enjoy seeing students returning to do my other courses - in fact many have completed all my courses to date.

I offer a new classroom/studio facilities available in Avonhead, Christchurch. Specializing in small groups up to ten people. Courses are varied from night classes and weekend workshops. Future subjects include:

      Advanced portraiture
      Intro to Photography
      Adobe Photoshop level 1 & 2
      Adobe Lightroom level 1 & 2
      Wedding Photography
      People Pets and Kids
      Fine Art Nude
      High Dynamic Range photography (HDR)
      Natural and Studio Lighting workshops

Some courses are aimed at beginner level and are two tier, for example; LightroomONE & LightroomTWO.

Specializing in small groups allows more one-on-one tuition. Weekend workshops allow for people from out of town to attend plus, I think it's a better way to learn. For more info click on the contact button and email me and I will send you the details or phone 027 436 7272.

Classroom | studio setup

Upcoming Photography Courses

I will send you relevant information for each course.  For computer based courses (ie, Lightroom/Photoshop ) please bring along a laptop (or computer) with the software already installed and running. Morning/afternoon teas included & power points are provided.

To get more info or if you want to be included on our email list please email me using the CONTACT above or Tel 027 436 7272.

Photography for Beginners - weekend workshop

October 13/14, 2018

This is designed to teach the basics. We explore how to take better photos plus setting up your camera. A hands-on and classroom course for anyone with a mirrorless, compact or DSLR. 
6 places left


LightroomONE - weekend workshop

September 29/30, 2018

An introductory level course for beginners. Adobe Lightroom is the gold standard for amateur and professional photo storing and editing. Lightroom is for organizing  your files & getting all the data from your image - the go-to software for all photographers. Email me for more course information. Limited to 10 only.


LightroomTWO - Weekend Workshop

September 15/16 2018

A follow on from LightroomONE, and for those who have been using LR & want to take it to the next level. This covers more advanced techniques and time-saving ideas and settings to get you working more productively. $245

Studio Lighting Workshop

Next course in 2019

This two day workshop is all about lighting. We explore natural lighting and how to recreate with studio lighting. Starting with one-light techniques and advancing from there. We will cover off-camera speed lights, portable flash & studio units.  You will learn the different effects various diffusers and accessories can achieve. Ever wondered if a softbox or umbrella is more suitable?

This workshop is very hands-on so numbers are very limited.


One-Day Lighting Workshop - Using one flash

Next Course in 2018

This one day workshop is for anyone with an add-on flash or anyone considering purchasing one. We will look at various ways to improve using add-on flash plus we will cover simple off-camera techniques. Controlling light is the key to successful pictures under difficult lighting. This will open a whole new component to your photography.

Wedding Photography - Two day Workshop

Next Course in 2019

This is for anyone interested in wedding photography.
Whether you are about to shoot your first or experienced and want to up-skill, this is for you. Emphasis will be on posing, locations & backgrounds, tricky lighting techniques, post production techniques how to get that special shot. This is a level 1 & 2 course over two days


PhotoshopONE - Weekend Workshop


The ultimate in photo manipulation. This is for beginners and for those who have fought with Adobe Photoshop. Email me for more course  information. Limited to 10 only.


People Pets & Kids - Weekend Workshop


A fun beginners/intermediate course on how to photograph everyone in the family and beyond. Learn techniques with a mix of classroom and practical shooting in typical situations.


Winter Landscape - Workshop


An intermediate course on how to photograph landscapes. Learn techniques with a mix of classroom and practical shooting in typical situations. This consists of two Thursday evenings and an all day landscape shoot, to cover sunrise (7:59am) and sunset (5:12pm).

The first evening we will look at equipment and techniques. The second evening is a show and tell and how to edit your images. 

We will cover inner city and rural, mountains etc.

$245 (1 place available)

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