Dear Customers

Due to illness, I am unable to run workshops.  As soon as I am well enough I will be busting to get out there with you all and share my passion for photography. 

Kind Regards

Jacqui Barr

I am a Melbourne-based photographer with over 35 years of experience beginning way back in the middle ’80s.

My main goal is to help you to learn the difference between “just taking a photograph” and capturing that “great shot”, with a strong emphasis on being “creative”.

I won’t give lectures, but instead, we will discuss while we walk and photograph. We discuss composition, light, technique and style, and how to be more creative without using your program mode.

I lead regular photography workshops in Melbourne and its surrounds.  I have a huge variety of 3-hour, full-day photography workshops and Private Lessons with complete camera instruction in some of the most beautiful and exciting locations.  


My workshops and classes are for ALL skill levels.  Anyone who has an interest in seeing beautiful places and capturing amazing images (while having fun doing it!) belongs to my photography workshops. 

Alex and Denise in the Melbourne at Twil

1 to 1 private lessons and full-day workshop bookings will return once I am well enough to walk.  Sadly during covid I became very unwell and am unable to walk without a walking stick.  My health is improving and as soon as I am back to being able to walk, I will be running private lessons again. 


Please note that these courses may become self-drive until further notice. If anything changes I will endeavour to let you know.

All levels are catered for, from the absolute beginner to the serious hobbyist and experienced photographer.

What makes my workshops different from other workshops?

  • ​I am not just a tour leader – I will bring years of teaching experience to the table - a strong background with photo technique as well as an understanding of photography gear.  Although I can usually chat your ear off about the area, we will be in.  


  • My group sizes are always reasonable - There will never be too many people in our photography classes for me to offer individual attention to anyone who needs it.  


  • My workshops are about YOU – I am there to teach, period.


  • I have Pre-Scouted Locations - Your first time there will not be my first time there.


  • Our workshops are about having fun!


  • And most of all, I have a pure passion for teaching, sharing and inspiring you!


  • From beginner DSLR courses, I've got you covered!

My photography classes are very non-stressful and a lot of fun, so don’t be nervous about your experience, or little knowledge of cameras or photography.


I am here to make your experience fun and memorable while teaching you some easy to learn techniques that will turn your pictures into keepers! 


Focused on making you a better photographer