photography workshop

Learn how to use your DSLR!

Do you own a beautiful digital SLR camera but have never taken it off Auto?  Join photographic artist Ilona Nelson for a one day intensive workshop to learn how to take beautiful photographs with the camera you have!  PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS is on July the 2nd, places are limited, book your place HERE!

Photography for Beginners – one day intensive

PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS returns in Term 2 as a one day intensive!  Join us on Sunday 2nd July 10am-4pm and learn everything you need to take great photographs with the gear you have!


Portrait by Ilona Nelson for This Wild Song, photographed at The Art Room.

Photography for Beginners workshop THIS Saturday!

Have you always wanted to shoot manually but never taken your camera off auto?  If the answer is YES then come along to our PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS workshop with artist Ilona Nelson!

The 2 week workshop begins THIS Saturday, places are limited, for all the details and to book click HERE.

Photography for Beginners


PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS with Ilona Nelson returns in May!

This is a 2 week course for beginners who would like to learn the basics of photography, how to operate your camera manually, and how to create beautiful images without spending lots of money on camera equipment.

Places are limited, all the details and to book click HERE.

Last workshops for 2015!


To celebrate the last two workshops for 2015 we’re offering you 15% OFF when you book before midnight December 3rd!

SEARCHING THE SPACE is a life drawing intensive working with multiple models tutored by Erika Gofton.  It’s on this Sunday 6th December, 10am – 5pm, places are limited.

PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS is a 2 week workshop to teach you what the camera functions are, how to use them to your advantage, and how to create the photographs you want with the camera gear you have.  It’s on 5th and 12th December, 1 – 5pm, places are limited.

Book your place now using the code OPEN to receive your discount!

Photography for Beginners with Ilona Nelson






Chasing the Light – PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS with Ilona Nelson returns to The Art Room! This course is to teach you how to create great photographs with the camera gear you have, no more shooting in Auto!

Saturday 5th & 12th December
1 – 5pm
Places are limited

Teacher Feature – Ilona Nelson

Hi everyone!  I’m Ilona and I work behind the scenes looking after The Art Room’s social media, I also teach photography, and I’ve met a few of you when I’ve dropped into classes to take photographs for the website.

I teach Chasing the Light a short course for beginners to learn how to take control of your camera by using Manual rather than Auto settings.  This course is designed to give you practical advice and tips to help you create the photographs you want without spending lots of money on camera gear.

I’m also working on an e-book called The White Cube which is for emerging artists and is a how-to guide for hosting a successful exhibition.  I’ll be teaching The White Cube workshop at The Art Room in 2016 but in the meantime I’ll be giving a free lecture Social Media for Artists as part of Open Studios in November.

In my personal practice I work predominately with photography but also incorporate performance, film and installation.  I’m working on a variety of projects at the moment – one is onefourfour where I invite 12 women artists to create one work a month for one year, another is This Wild Song which is a series of conceptual portraits of Australian women artists.  A huge thank you to Erika and The Art Room for supporting these projects!

I look forward to meeting you at The Art Room soon!

CHASING THE LIGHT Photography for Beginners
December 5th and 12th
Places are limited BOOK NOW