Who are we?

Localphotoguide is a local business in Jan Juc, near Torquay in Victoria, Australia.


We offer a specialised service to people who want to learn how to use their camera hands-on.


With the Surf Coast seascapes, landscapes and hinterland as an exceptional venue for photography you can join a small group of interested aspiring photographers and learn how to use your digital camera’s controls to get better shots (nearly) every time!


We cover a range of useful topics including:

  • Understanding aperture and speed settings
  • Using the manual controls (don’t be frightened)
  • Getting the ‘right’ exposure for your shot (and your imagination)
  • The improvement a small difference in viewpoint can make (composition)
  • Different lenses – pros and cons
  • The challenges of low light photography
  • Alternatives to tripods (some neat tricks here)
  • What do all those SYMBOLS on my camera mean?
  • A little bit of of the LANGUAGE of photography (shutter speed, f-stop, aperture, white balance)


and whatever questions you want to ask…

For a good example of what we learn look here. Click the Learn, Play and Challenge buttons top right and the glossary at the left.

Localphotoguide does NOT teach Photoshop.