Freelance Photography

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This course is designed for anyone who would like to obtain basic skills and knowledge about freelance photography and exploring the option of starting their own business. 


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Looking for a career in photography or its related industries?

Then this course might be ideal for you

Over eight weeks this course, by Living & Learning in conjunction with photographer Alwyn Hanson, will cover all you need to know about creating a pathway into employment (or self-employment) in photography.

The course content includes

-        Professional equipment

-        Professional standard settings

-        Publishing including social media

-     Marketing and website creation

-        Professional editing incorporating Adobe Lightroom

-        Copyright rules and ethics

-        Introduction to photojournalism

-        Portrait photography (including child photography)

-        Event Photography (including weddings)

The course includes ample notes and support from industry professionals and will include projects and “homework” to help you achieve a high standard.

Basic knowledge of photography will be an advantage in the course.



Course dates, hours and location

Dates: Wednesdays, 4 October - 22 November 2023

Time: 7pm-9pm

Location: Eltham Living & Learning, 739 Main Rd, Eltham


Funded: $60 enrolment fee

Concession: $30 for concession card holders.

Fee-paying: $200

Government-subsidised fee
If you are a permanent Resident and/or Australian Citizen/New Zealand Citizen and not enrolled in mainstream secondary school you are eligible for a government subsidised fee, please note you will need to provide a copy of your Medicare card for a government funded enrolment. 

Concession fee
This fee is available to:

  • Commonwealth Health Care Card holders, and their dependant children and dependant spouses
  • Pensioner Concession Card holders, and their dependant children and dependant spouses
  • Veteran's Gold Card holders (but not their dependants).
  • Please note: if under 17 years of age and disengaged from school, participants will need to obtain an official Transition from School Form for us to sight.

If you are eligible, you will also need to present your concession card at one of our centres prior to the start of the course in order to be eligible for a concession fee. 

For non-eligible individuals, the full fee will apply.

Withdrawals and refunds

Refer to our Fees, charges and refunds policy for information about withdrawals and refunds in our government-subsidised courses. 

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Applications for enrolment can be processed using our online system.

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If the course you are interested in is not listed, it may be booked out or not yet open for enrolment. Please contact us using the 'Enquire now' button at the top of the page to find out about upcoming courses.

If you are a concession card holder you will need to present your concession card at one of our centres prior to the start of the course in order to be eligible for the concession fee.

About the Tutor

Alwyn has spent most of his life working in photography both as a working photographer and as a teacher. Over the last 20 years, he has helped thousands make their start in photography. He has written and organised classes for many companies and government departments including Victoria Police and Melbourne Fire Brigade. As well as photography he also teaches aspects a modern business needs such as digital and social marketing. Alwyn Hanson is the owner of Alwyns Photo School Melbourne.