Toowoomba Photography for Beginners – July


Photojournalist Cathy Finch  returns to the studio for her popular ‘Photography for Beginners’ Toowoomba workshop.

Now you have your amazing DSLR camera….. let’s get to know it. She will get you off ‘auto’ and teach you what all those other settings are for. Yes there is more than ‘Auto’!

Throughout the day we will learn:
  • Composition
  • Rule of Thirds
  • Shutter Speed Priority
  • Aperture Priority
  • ISO
Mid afternoon we will head over to the beautiful Japanese gardens where you will put into practice the techniques you have been taught throughout the day.
After all learning is doing.
We keep our classes small (maximum of 8) so you won’t be lost in a large classroom.
Saturday 28th March
9.00 – 4.00 pm

Thank you Cathy and Karen for an amazing day! I always loved photography, but now I have a better idea of how to make some clever photos (the auto button is good, but not very creative)

I really enjoyed the beginners class yesterday Cathy Your no BS delivery is perfect & beautifully easy to understand. Thank you for re-igniting my interest in getting ‘off Auto’! Thank you 🙂 – Leanne Phillips

Thank you Karen & Kathy for an amazing day for beginners photography! We absolutely enjoyed the day! We will hopefully see you at the next class in a few weeks! Thank you x – Melina Miles

Thank you Karen & Kathy for an amazing day for beginners photography! Thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you x

Had such a great time at the Beginner’s workshop with Cathy on Saturday. Absolutely amazed at how much we learnt in such a short time.

Really enjoyed the class today. Thank you – Jan Glasser
 Thank you Cathy What a wonderful class! I walked away with a better understanding of my camera.  You’ve inspired me to get a tripod and one of those remotes; I loved the slow shutter speed and it’s effects! 
Thanks once again! – Donna Gill
 Thank you Cathy for an awesome day and Karen for her beautiful lunch and hospitality and of course everyone there for such an enjoyable day – Helen Fowler
 Such an awesome day! You are so inspirational yet so humble and down to earth. Loved every second of it…even though I was just the note taker for Elijah. You really made his day too, he is super keen to travel & experience the world & take gorgeous photos on the way. I cannot thank you enough! -Amy McCulloch 




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Happy students learning to use their DSLR cameras

Happy students learning to use their DSLR cameras

Don’t point, shoot and hope for the best!  Take control of your camera and create the pictures you want to have!


Lunch at Studio fifty-three

Lunch at Studio fifty-three

The day includes morning tea and lunch.

 Bring along
  • Your SLR camera.
  • Instruction Book if you have it.
  • Tripod.
  • Any other accessories.




Cathy Finch

Cathy’s photographic career began in newspapers, combining freelance travel journalism with inspiring images, moving into photojournalism on staff with the Gladstone Observer and presently Toowoomba regions photographer for the Courier Mail. Her work has been regularly published in a large range of outlets such as the prestigious Australian Geographic magazine, travel and adventure magazines, International and Domestic Tourism Associations, commercial giants and family homes.

Throughout Cathy’s career she was accepted as a ‘Lonely Planet’ photographer (Lonely Planet Travel Guide Books) – a highly sort after and scarce position desired by photographers worldwide. Merged now into the ‘Getty Image’ team (one of the World’s largest and leading suppliers of stock images) she continues to record people, places and events that are shared to the world.

Cathy has received many accolades throughout her career including ‘Best Portrait’ awards, ‘Best image taken in Australia’ and ‘Photographer of the Year’ for the Australian Society of Travel Writers. She was also featured by the esteemed Walkley Magazine for her coverage of the 2011 floods.

Today, basing herself in Toowoomba with her two beautiful daughters, Cathy continues to live a life of passion with photography, and far-away places, at the helm. She continues to specialise in travel and adventure.

We get to choose how we’re going to live – what level of energy, what level of vibrancy, and what level of excitement. I choose to live doing the things I love. How wonderful to be able to have a camera tied to me and record these moments in time in the most passionate of ways. Teaching photography is just an extension of me really. I love sharing my enthusiasm with others and extending a new skill.”


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