Capturing Joy photography course

Discover the 5 secrets to amazing photos of children, friends, wildlife and sports for beginners with any camera.

  • We've read your camera manual for you
  • Includes our cheat cards customised to your camera, so you don't have to memorise a thing
  • Learn by doing, with lots of hands-on practice with your own camera
  • Jargon-free
  • Your place is a 1-year pass: come back on the workshop for free

$149 for a 1-year pass

You'll learn how to...

Speed up your camera

Capture priceless, spontaneous moments, full of life

Child running, newborn baby and sports photos


Blur the background

Photos of people and wildlife with blurred backgrounds


Banish wobbly photos

Photos of people in candlelight and low light


Get rid of harsh shadows

Two portraits: one with harsh shadows and one without


Nail focus every time

See new types of photo that you'll cherish for years

Everyone learns well by doing, so we explain new ideas in a comfy venue, then jump straight outside to do it hands-on and make sure that everyone is confident with it. Then we're back inside for the next idea and so on. You're never sitting down long, and you can ask as many questions as you like. It's a lively group setting, but we're deliberately introvert-friendly too... if you prefer to be quieter, that's absolutely fine!

Anything from a tiny pocket camera to a full size SLR or mirrorless camera. We'll show you the best way to get amazing action photos with your exact camera, because it's different for every model. Let us know if you'd like to bring more than one camera - we can make cheat cards for extra cameras too.

Yes. In fact: we show you the best way to do everything on your actual camera model, not just a generic type of camera or a generic brand. On courses with a mix of camera types (DSLRs, mirrorless, and compact cameras), we highlight the strengths and limitations of each.

Yes! As many times as you like for a year from when you first attend the workshop, you can come back for free to the same course with the same camera. It lets everyone relax, enjoy the course, and not have to frantically write everything down.

Up to 12 new people, so you get personal attention

We've gone through each and every camera manual and distilled the useful bits that we know actually work properly on that camera, turned them into plain English, and put them in your cheat cards that clip on your camera strap for permanent help at your fingertips. We've refined these cards over 8 years to give you all the key things for photographing people, sports and wildlife.