Before we are photographers, WE ARE OBSERVERS!

All of our events are designed to be COVID-safe, with appropriate social (physical) distancing encouraged and masks & hand sanitizer available on request.

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Your Observer’s Journey

Six areas of focus, designed to help you reach your creative photography goals
Your We Are Observers Journey Community

“Creative photography comes from the personal growth and maturity of a passionate photographer through experience and experimentation.”
Shane Rozario

Community Photo Events

Our community photo events are free to attend. This is where you will build your network of photographers. Creativity is the practice of imagination and intuition which is easier when you have a circle of photographers to share ideas with, learn from and be mentored by.

We have two events you can join and meet our community. 

PhotoWalks – Join us and experience the fun, creativity and social interaction of a PhotoChallenge as we wander around Circular Quay and ‘The Rocks’. Held every second week, alternating between Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6pm. Only $7 for 1.5 hours. 

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Free PhotoTalks – Held every four weeks, these events feature a local photographer’s work along with an interview and talk focused on their own, unique photographic journey.

PhotoTalks in Chippendale


Foundation Workshops

“Learn photography by doing photography”
– Shane Rozario

Creativity is built on strong foundations. As a photographer, understanding the basics of creative thinking together with mastering technical skills, is the balance required to advance your expertise from a passionate photographer to a creative photographer.

All our Foundation Workshops are designed to help you grow by practical hands-on experience in composition, manual exposure and editing.

Click on any of the titles below to find out more and Book a spot.

The Basics – Camera and composition

Manual Photography Workshop

Lightroom – Organise and Edit Photos

Street Photography Discovery Workshop

One-on-one personal photo session

Creative Workshops

“Developing the mindset of a creative photographer is a broad brush and not limited to a particular genre.” 
Shane Rozario

Once you have the foundations under control there are multiple disciplines in each genre of photography. Experiencing photo genres outside of your own interests is very beneficial in acquiring skills which you can adapt to how you photograph your own projects. 

Landscape Photography

Port Macquarie Lighthouse Panorama


Street Photography 

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Portrait Photography

Portrait Photography Adventure

One-on-one personal photo session

Adventure Workshops 

Allow you to use everything you’ve learnt to create the image you have imagined. Having the grounding of Foundation Workshops and the experience of diverse, Creative Workshops, the Adventure Workshops will bring out your creativity in a way which may surprise even you. 

Clovelly Seascape Photography Adventure with Steve Turner

Phone Photography Workshop

Whale Photo Adventure

Street Photography

One-on-one personal photo session

Photo Retreats and Travel

These are multi-day adventures. Join us for a deeper journey into the practice of Creative thinking, experienced through practical photography workshops in multiple genres, with plenty of photo mentoring the whole way through.

On these trips we will help you curate a series of images which will be exhibited in a group show.  

Trips currently being developed include: 

Wild Brumbies 

Daintree Rainforest

Wollombi creative retreat

Bali Creative retreat

Art Nudes with Stephen Wong


This stage of your journey is all about helping you to express yourself visually. We use three platforms to help you showcase your work; we curate Group shows, Annual publications and program PhotoTalks.

Everyone with a passionate interest especially creative photographers, desire to share their work with others. We understand this need and can help you achieve this goal.

We have the support of our industry partners, Photo King who prints your work and Emergent Designs who frames your prints.

We believe, the reward in pursuing creative photography is realised by sharing your work. It allows you to share your experience of the world you live in, with the people and the community in your life.

Your creative journey has just become interesting.

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