Think that photography should be a joy, not a maths exam? So do we.

Think that photos should be fun celebrations of life? Us too.

The Holland family at the Sunshine Coast

The Holland clan at the Sunshine Coast. Thanks to passer-by - and keen photographer - Kaleb Ufton for pushing the button with perfect timing.

2 gorgeous toddlers, a PhD helping folk who can’t read to access technical stuff, 20 years’ experience as a photographer, a year as a house-husband, and a wildly-supportive wife.

That’s the cocktail that drove me to create Take Better Photos.

When my children came along, photography became play again and a thing for the family to share. My children still love looking at the photos and acting out the stories again. For our distant families, the photos mark the chapters as our children grow. For Sue and I, the photos are ways to celebrate priceless memories.

I started Take Better Photos in 2007 to share some of this fun and excitement of having great photos of family and holidays, through photography courses in Brisbane and now further afield too. The idea is to capture the truly priceless moments in life - the ones you'll want to show your grandchildren.

You don't need an expensive camera for this... you just need to be there and know what to do.

Take Better Photos quickly grew beyond all expectation, won heaps of awards, and you'll have seen us on Channel 9, heard us interviewed on ABC radio and on 97.3FM.

Already 1% of Brisbane has done a course with us. You probably know a bunch of people who've been on our courses. If the course was jargon-free, hands-on, lots of fun, and came with cards that demystify the settings on their actual camera model, that was us.

We also hold joint photography workshops with Australia's best-known photographer: Steve Parish. He's an inspiration for using photography to rejuvenate your passion for life! And we're continuing to add new photography courses including our new Capturing Joy 2, and the World's first and only jargon-free iPhone Photography course.

So come and share 4 hours with us and take better photos for the rest of your life.