Photography in the Field - Sculpture by the Sea - Bondi to Tamarama

In this comprehensive field trip at Sculpture by the Sea, set against the jewelled Pacific Ocean, you will learn in depth about composition and lighting, from a tutor with over 42 years of photography experience in a relaxed but informative atmosphere. This is a great opportunity to hone your photographic skills, and take your photography to another level. This field trip includes a de-brief and open chat session, relating to anything about photography technique and or equipment.

What you will learn:

  • Set up
  • How to focus and recompose correctly
  • Point Of View (POV)
  • Subject to background distance
  • Framing
  • Composition
  • Negative space
  • A ‘mystery’ composition module
  • Pre visualization
  • How to interpret light

The last hour will be a de-brief and open chat session relating to anything about photography technique and or equipment.

Skill Level:

This field trip is suitable for students who have a thorough working knowledge of their camera and controls, shutter and aperture settings and or have completed a beginners and or intermediate photography / DSLR photography course or similar.

Essential Materials:

Camera Equipment for this field trip

  • Any adjustable digital DSLR, 4/3rds, mirrorless with RAW / JPEG image capability, adjustable ISO / film speed settings and adjustable exposure settings; shutter, aperture and manual exposure ie S or TV, A or AV and M
  • If you have any zoom lens(es) i.e. 16 – 35mm / 10 – 20 mm / 18 – 55mm / 18 – 135 mm
  • Any wide to telephoto prime lens(es) / zoom(s) and or len(es) with a fast aperture of f1.4 / f2.0 / f4.0 etc please bring them along too.
  • An extra battery and flash card, as you will be your using your camera, and reviewing your photographs frequently
  • If you have a set of slip in graduated neutral density filters and/or screw in solid neutral density filter(s) 3, 6 or 10 stop and or a circular polarizing filter bring them along them too.
  • Please note: No tripods are allowed for this field trip for safety reasons.

Additional items:

  • Weatherproof clothing – warm clothing/jumper, mini umbrella or light rain jacket, etc
  • Own food and water (drinks and food are not included)
  • Note pad and pen


As there are some uneven and loose surfaces, to participate you must wear enclosed footwear only, no open footwear ie sandals can be worn for this field trip. For safety purposes acceptable footwear is as follows; walking shoes, running shoes, bush walking shoes or hiking boots, (weather-proof footwear is advisable).


This field trip will still go ahead in wet weather as it can give students an opportunity to capture photographs that are not normally available in fine weather.

About the Tutor:

"My name is Neoklis Bloukos and I have had a passion for photography since I was 14 years old. With 43 years of experience with camera equipment, 25 years as a Press Photographer and 14 years of digital post processing, I am now a professional Photography Tutor, teaching beginners, intermediate and advanced photography at SGSCC.

I am passionate about photography and love to teach and share both classic and modern photography techniques, and believe it is the most significant visual medium on this planet.

My courses are not just about learning photography, but experiences with like-minded people whom want to learn, share and enjoy the photography learning experience together in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere." Neoklis

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.