Bespoke Outdoor Photography Tuition

Exclusively focus on your personal photography interests and objectives.

Your guide and tutor: Roy Vieth – Accredited Professional Photographer AIPP

Private & personalised topics of instruction | One-on-One or shared with a friend
In-the-field for a practical learning experience 

Enhance your visual and technical skills to capture awe-inspiring images and gain more confidence with your photo taking skills on a private outdoor tuition session.

There is no set structure, curriculum or location for our outdoor photography tuition sessions; we will tailor the topics to your experience, interests and skill level whether you are a beginner or advanced amateur wanting to hone your skills.

What are your photographic interests?
Landscape or seascapes | Wildlife | Birds | Macro (or closeup) | Sunrise or sunset | Night or low-light
Long exposures | Waterfalls | Fungi and lichens | Industrial | Colonial architecture

An overview…

In an outdoor classroom, your private photography tuition session provides you with comprehensive instruction and guidance for the many different camera settings and photographic techniques that you’ll use long into the future. What Roy shares with you is his expertise and knowledge based on many years of study, experience and interest in all things photography. The standard of his expertise and photographic works has seen him accomplish a number of state and national  professional photography awards.

Amongst many other topics, you will learn…
Setting up your camera for the best possible results
Understanding and working with natural light
Composition to enhance your image
Correct exposure and interpreting the histogram
Effectively adjusting ISO and white balance
Depth of field and aperture settings
Ensuring correct shutter speeds for the subject and conditions
Accurate focusing

Throughout the session you will review your photos on the LCD screen to continuously improve your skills and learn new and different approaches to photographing a range of subjects.

By the end of the session, not only will you discover your inner potential for the visual art of photography, you’ll be navigating the buttons, dials and menus on your camera with greater confidence and gaining much more from its available features.

Location and where to meet…

The location of your outdoor photography tuition session is your choice*.
We’ll meet you at the location decided. Return transfers from Hobart CBD may be available on request (by prior arrangement, subject to availability).

Generally within a 40km radius of Hobart CBD. 

There are many and varied locations to choose around the Hobart region…

  • Hobart waterfront and historic precincts
  • kunanyi/Mt Wellington – nature, landscape, waterfalls & macro/close-ups
  • Richmond Village – colonial and convict built structures
  • Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens – macro/close-ups
  • A selection of beach and coastal locations
  • Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary – wildlife photography (entry fee applies, optional animal encounter available)
  • Inverawe Native Gardens – bird photography, plants & flowers (entry fee applies)

Book your private photography tuition session

At this stage, all we need to know is your preferred date. When prompted in the booking form, please indicate whether you want a morning, afternoon or evening session and if you have a specific time in mind. We will be in touch with you to schedule a time of day that is conducive to your interests and objectives (for instance, a sunset or twilight shoot; or genre, landscape, macro, bird or wildlife photography). 

Availability of tutor is guaranteed for dates indicated in bold. To make arrangements for an different date, please contact us by email or telephone


Daryl B on a full Day Private Hobart Photography Tour Shutterbug Walkabouts at Shene Tasmania

Darryl travelled from New Zealand and while his wife was attending a conference he opted for a photographer’s day out. We structured the day around Darryl’s interest in photographing historic and industrial buildings and Roy took him to locations a little off the ‘tourist trail’.
“Thank you for your time and efforts in planning such an interesting day of photography for me. From my few words of inspiration you hit the nail on the head when it came to possible subjects.” Darryl B, NZ

When Melinda booked her private tuition session she told us that she needed help to understand the manual mode and what to change to get a better picture. She was working in Hobart for a couple of months and took the opportunity for more than one session.
“Thank you Roy for a very interesting day. I learnt so much and I am very happy to report I have retained the information, thanks to your patience and good teaching. I am so excited to never revert back to the auto mode again. I can highly recommend Roy’s tours and classes to anyone who wants a little encouragement and help to take better photos. I am about to book my 2nd class with Roy.” Melinda F, WA

Steven from Singapore wanted to photograph waterfalls during his Tasmanian holiday. We are quite spoilt for choice in Tasmania and the Hobart region is no exception, so Roy took Stephen to a couple of his favourites for a day of waterfall photography.
“Had a great time with Roy on my day out with him. He’s an extremely patient teacher and has much to share. He also knows a lot about Tassie birds so would be fun for those birds enthusiast as well.
Would definitely recommend him for those who want to see Tassie, enjoy some great sights and shoot great photos as well.” Steven Y, Singapore

How about sharing a private photography tuition session with a friend or family member? Susan & Sarah (sisters) did… there were lots of questions asked, techniques learned and settings experimented with… they’ll certainly be sharing many more photography outings together.