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How to take great holiday snaps

12:00 AEST Fri Nov 11 2011
Catriona has always been a bit of a shutterbug and has shoeboxes full of pictures she has taken on her travels. Now that she has two little boys to photograph, she felt she could do with some professional tuition.

She visited Blue Dog photography in Brisbane for some advice. In just one day, they can help turn happy snaps into lifetime keepsakes. Professional photographers take students to a range of places around the city. You could have your lesson on top of the Story Bridge, in a graveyard at night, at dusk on the river and it's all hands-on. Beginners to advanced photographers all learn along the way.

One of the best parts is that everything is explained in plain English. No technical jargon that floats in one ear and out the other.

Catriona's group started out walking around the Brisbane botanic gardens, one of the city's most photogenic spots. There she picked up some good hints on getting the best shots of landscapes and close-ups of single flowers.

From there they went to the Powerhouse Museum, the original power source for suburbs and trams.

It's nestled on the banks of the Brisbane River and the distinct landmark which was built in stages between 1928 and 1940 lends itself beautifully to the photographer.

At the end of your outing you will receive notes and they provide post-course assistance via e-mail.

They also run workshops on the Gold Coast and Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba, Injune, Hughenden and Melbourne.


Around the city of Brisbane.


Blue Dog Photography & Journalism two-hour 'Get To Know Your Camera' classes are $80 per person. Morning and afternoon tea are provided.

Accor have four hotels in Brisbane's city centre with rooms starting at $149.

Virgin Australia has one-way flights to Brisbane from:

  • Sydney $99
  • Melbourne $125
  • Adelaide $145
  • Perth $219

Conditions apply.

Prices correct at November 12, 2011.

For further information

Virgin Australia
Ph: 13 6789

Blue Dog Photography
42 Licuala Drive
North Tamborine 4272
Ph: (07) 5545 4777

Brisbane Powerhouse
119 Lamington Street
New Farm 4005
Ph: (07) 3358 8622

Accor Hotels

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