Photographic Workshops From Beginner To Masterclass

Acclaimed International Photojournalist Lisa Hogben (TIME, The New York Times, The Australian, The Sunday Herald) has recently relocated to the Snowy Mountains region and is now conducting a series of Photography Workshops to be held at Snowy Mountains Grammar School.

After many years of teaching photographic techniques in film and digital media at the Australian Centre for Photography, North Sydney Community Centre and remote communities such as Walpiri Media in Yuendumu Lisa will be offering three levels of classes aimed at developing understanding photographic basics, camera craft, editing and final production.

For the keen amateur Lisa will explain in detail the exact function behind all of those mysterious buttons on modern DSLR cameras and how best to utilise them to create a better photograph. By becoming technically proficient and understanding your camera better your photographs will improve in expression and content.

For more serious photographers Lisa will analyse and direct the creation of images with the intention of furthering the careers of entry level photographers into the publishing, editorial and exhibition areas of photographic practice.

In a special series designed specifically with teenagers and their HSC art curricular in mind, Lisa will encourage school students to increase their technical knowledge and teach them to explore and challenge the standard views of photography. By turning the camera on themselves, their peers and the things of significance in a teenagers life, Lisa hopes to promote self expression and the gaining of confidence in an increasingly competitive technologically developed world

Understanding Photographic Basics for the Amateur/Enthusiast

Tentative Start Date SUNDAY 15th January

Duration 1 DAY

Time 9.30am-7pm

Well after what appears to be an extremely long absence shooting other stories and working on my upcoming exhibition in Sydney in the Headon Photo Festival I am back and in the mood to take some great photographs of the local surroundings.

And what better time of year than this to organise an impromptu day long photographic workshop in the visually blessed Snowy Mountains region of Australia?

For all of you who wish to celebrate the brillance of the summer wildflowers in the high country by taking home a photographic memento of the experience I invite you to join me in a journey of discovery of the Alpine region on Sunday 15th January.

With the perfect long days, soft light and mild temperatures what could be more pleasant than a drive to one of the many beautiful wilderness walks in the area carrying a pack lunch and a camera?

With years of experience in teaching photography I can help you get the best out of your camera equipment and create the best images you possibly can.

Starting at one of the many walking tracks in the Alpine area we will discuss what particular interests, expectations and goals students wish to achieve through the course of the day and examine each individuals photographic equipment.

After completing the walk and photographing particular areas of interest, while discussing the best techniques for creating atmospheric images that best describe and capture the experience the student has had the class will be invited back to a thorough review and critique session of the photographs at the beautifully appointed Hogben’s Hut.

Students will meet in Jindabyne at 9.30am and travel to one of the walks in their own transport. The class will conclude at sunset at the Hut. For more details, what to wear and what to bring please email Course cost excluding transport or lunch $140.00 per person. No concessions.



  1. Annabel Murray says:

    Oh to be a snowy mountains local. I love this idea, Lisa. Will send this to the locals I know.

    Please consider an intensive in July school holidays next year for the non-skiers/injured who are looking for some mind food in the middle of the day- we were ready to organise a book club this year as there were so many of us.

    AND potentially another one for the winter school holiday teens with not much else to do after skiing – our club had a Club’s-got-talent to fill the gap. September holidays also good if snow dodgy.

    Will see if we can get a group together for September if you are interested in coming to Thredbo.

    • pjhoggers says:

      Annabel…. that would be great!

      I certainly would love to organise something for the September school holidays and next year. I love my ski-ing (and in fact have just done a week ski teaching at Thredbo) but when the weather is bad the idea of sitting around a lodge and watching repeats of Maxwell Smart is well, my idea of hell on earth. Please feel free to contact me as I would love to try and fit in with you…

  2. Margo says:

    I’m interested – just saw the ad in today’s Cooma ‘Express’. I have done some tertiary photographic study, but would love to be re-inspired, And though I use a digital SLR (Nikon D300), have had very little exposure to Photoshop. Use photography in my work – mag editor, but would like to get into stock photography?

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