With more than 25,000 students taught in michaels Media School, our team of instructors are experienced, highly competent teachers, helping everyday people capture extraordinary pictures. Choose from a wide range of courses from hands-on compact, DSLR and video camera instruction to photographic tours to software courses, or set your own agenda with one on one tuition. To complement our in-depth courses, our FREE Lunchtime Seminars offer an excellent way to prepare in advance, or afterwards to refresh your knowledge.
Take a class today and see immediate improvements in your own photography.
Compact Camera Courses
SLR Camera Courses
The Night Sky Photography Workshops
Video Camera Courses
"LOVED IT! Alwyn made it fun, answered my (no doubt annoying!) questions before moving on. Explained clearly, was understandable & so excited now to play with what I can do."
Ms Tracie W - Prahran
"We thought it was a terrific course. Very energising & motivating. We loved the fact that we could both come to use our new camera & the second person come for $49. This way we could both use it when we travel & no-one has a monopoly on the camera. (We came back to Michaels because we bought our first video camera in 2000 and attended an introductory video course. It's a long time between courses but we found good price and fantastic service at the time: we have remembered)."
Mr & Mrs B - Burwood
"Loved it. Didn't undermine. Didn't go through silly things/settings. Was quick & effective. Makes me want to do more."
Ms. Victoria Q - Carlton North
"Excellent. Alwyn was clear, prepared, a joy. Skipped Part 1 and worried a little about being behind, but Alwyn explained so clearly I was right on top of things. Still may go back and do Part 1 because because I enjoyed Part 2 - memory refreshment never hurts!"
Ms. Carrie C - Northcote
"I enjoyed it! It helped to clarify functions on the camera."
Ms. Teresa G - Glenhuntly
"I really enjoyed it and it has opened up a whole new world to me. I am new & very keen to begin taking photos trying all the new settings I have learned."
Ms Rebecca B. - Prahran
"I enjoyed it, it mainly confirmed a lot of what I already knew - but did give me a few hints on using some of the "scene" settings more appropriately."
Ms Judy V - Delacomb
"Enjoyed - have learned a lot - maybe should have been before buying camera."
Mr Ken A - Macleod
"Course was quite informative! Covered pretty much everything a beginner would need to know for a DSLR!"
Ms Sarah H - East Kew
"Structured, informative relevant course. Benefit to the beginner. It has created a strong interest of using SLR cameras. A very experienced trainer."
Ms Jean T - Point Cook
"Gave a wonderful introduction to SLR and lots of advice as to how to use my camera better."
Mr Bill P - Albert Park
"It was outstanding. Very simple now. Was confused before I came."
Mr Tony W - Melbourne
"It was great, it will be great to get off the automatic setting!!"
Ms. Heidi W - Mont Albert North
"Exactly what I was after. Covered all the bases."
Mr Grant M - Northcote
"Great, can't wait to test out new knowledge & ideas."
Mr & Mrs C. Watsonia
"Brilliant. Definitely provided me with a broader view of my camera & food for thought about the way I can use it."
Ms Debra M - Port Melbourne
"Very useful! Practical information for making good use of camera. I can see how to fix some of my mistakes! Easy to follow & listen to."
Ms Georgia S - Belmont
"Very useful - very happy with this course, excellent presentation, enthusiastic & passionate, informative but not overly technical"
Mr John M - Northcote
"Very interesting, very thorough, lots of information provided. We are very surprised about the high level of this course, congratulations, that was impressive - thank you!"
Mr Alan T & Mr Les P
"I REALLY liked it. The instructor was just great, nice, funny, patient. The course is thorough & organised."
Ms. Dominique D. - Port Melbourne
"Very helpful. Lively, informative. Answered a lot of questions in illustrative ways - good teaching."
Ms Jenny S - Fitzroy
"Very good. Simply presented with excellent examples and answered questions fully. Personal assistance and interaction excellent."
Ms Mary T. - Elwood
"Fantastic. Learned heaps. Wish I had done this 3 months ago."
Mr Greg O - Moonee Ponds
"Fantastic. I didn't know 90% of what my camera could do, now I know a lot more."
Mr Cameron M - Macleod
"Loved it. I will be more confident with using my camera. Also, I will get more use from it."
Ms Fiona F - Yarraville
"Most helpful for me. Panning + the hand! Exposure/exp lock. Diff WB settings & custom WB. Diff focus modes & when to use them."
Ms Amanda S - Brunswick