A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it - Edward Steichen

People and Portrait Photography Course

People and Portrait Photography Course
Online    |    everyone    |    lifestyle & business    |    15 assignments    |    700+ pages    |    $690

"Photography gives you the opportunity to use your sensibility and everything you are to say something about and be part of the world around you. In this way, you might discover who you are, and with a little luck, you might discover something larger than yourself" - Peter Lindbergh

Photographing People coming soon

■ Learn how to photograph people in a wide range of situations & environments
■ We show you how to get control of light, how to read the body language & the importance of establishing a rapport with your subject
■ From candid to formal, reportage or environmental, how to shoot groups, friends, people on the street
■ Learn how shoot stylised or formal, paparazzi style, outdoors, travelling, in a studio or just a selfie
■ This course includes fashion & formal, kids, families, nude, boudoir & corporate portraiture
■ There is a strong emphasis on camera gear, lenses & accessories including smartphones & drones
■ Real case examples from commercial shoots, travel & family are used to inspire & educate you
■ 15 assignments will result in a comprehensive portfolio of people images

Hands on

Our courses are practical and fun with lots of tips and tricks, case studies and amazing images to inspire you

Easy to understand

We share our experiences as working people/portrait photographers - lots of advice and recommendations with less jargon

All cameras

Our courses are suitable for all camera types - full and cropped frame DSLR's, mirrorless, quality compacts, smartphones and drones

Professional mentoring

We are here to share our combined experience of 40 years as working professional photographers and educators with you

“I have just completed the Real Estate Course and found that throughout the study units I was carefully guided through the steps needed to learn the the necessary new skills
I received prompt, relevant and encouraging feedback and was able to resubmit assignments on occasions so that I could then achieve the best outcome
I am looking forward to embarking on my new photography career, but have also enhanced my skills for my hobby too :)


- Nick - Melbourne

I usually photograph for leisure and hobby and I got a Nikon D7200 plus some good lenses recently. As happens, I was shooting mostly on Auto mode and needed to get upskilled in various technical aspects. I completed the Beginners and Intermediate DSLR Photography Courses and Lightroom 6. Even if you know a lot about cameras or a fair bit (like me), I would strongly recommend that you do the beginners course before the intermediate one, as it is good to have strong basic concepts and foundations before progressing into the details. The course outline and design is great and ideal for both beginners and those with some progressive knowledge of photography. Both Serena and Andrew are great facilitators and trainers, highly skilled and who tailor the delivery based upon the student’s level of expertise and adapt to the equipment you have. It's priceless to have 2 trainers on such a course, good value. They make the courses a really fun outing and you would not even feel bored for a single moment. Only towards the end of the course will you realise the depth of knowledge and training you have acquired. The photography courses are well supported with high quality course notes that you can reference later on as refresher. The Lightroom course I would also recommend as that way you will gain good training about post-production concepts and have a strong link between live photography and post-processing skills. Overall highly recommended courses!

- Doc Jana, Doctor

Since the course I've been busy setting up my business. I have 3 new agencies on board since the course. Getting involved with social media and building a website. Much of this has come about due to your valuable training.

- John Pires, Property Images

Highly recommend Photography Space. I’ve completed their Real Estate & Architecture Photography course. It is very comprehensive & covers all aspects plus Andrew & Serena were so approachable & happy to answer any of my queries. Photography Space Day courses are a lot of fun too and I’ve learnt so much and my photography skills have increased after every one I’ve attended.

- Samantha Fischer, Photographer

Andrew & Serena were engaging, helpful and really know their stuff. This course covers all the crucial points of photography for Real Estate, Architecture and Interiors. As an already experienced Architectural Photographer I believe it's important to keep up to date with all the most recent skills and ideas available. I found the 15 assignments to be well structured and really helpful and enjoyed being able to do this in my own time. I cannot recommend this course highly enough.

- Sophie Tomaras, Capital Image

I am loving the course! You two have certainly put together a concise, factual, insightful and helpful program.

- Beth Baker, Off Pen Photography, Fine Art Photographer

Andrew and Serena’s online real estate photography course has been a perfect platform for me to start a part time business. As a busy working Mum, I needed a course that I could complete in my own time but also had ongoing support and mentoring in order to further my knowledge and skills. This course fitted the bill perfectly! The feedback I received from Andrew and Serena through the course, as well as the 15 different assignments, allowed me to take my photography to the next level. However it was the business mentoring in particular which has been invaluable in launching my own real estate photography business. Andrew and Serena have been amazingly generous with their time answering all my questions and giving me practical advice. I would highly recommend this course for anyone wanting to break into the real estate photography area.

- Victoria Stewart , VSM Photography

Hi Andrew and Serena. Just wanted to say thank you for the fantastic course. It has given me a much better idea of where I need to be in regards to making a go of this wonderful profession. Cheers for sending through the Certificate of Completion and I look forward to doing more training with Focus 10 & Code Lime Photography in the future. Thanks again.

- Dan Thompson

I have just completed the two day Real Estate & Architectural Photography course and it was worth every penny. Serena is a wealth of knowledge and had loads of tips and tricks to make my workflow much more efficient. I have learnt so much which has given me the confidence to take my business to the next level. I highly recommend for anyone wanting to get into this industry. Thank you Serena!

- Katherine Davenport, Katherine Davenport Photography, Owner

A huge thanks to Serena. After we sent Steele, one of our junior photographers to Serena for training, she generously shared her knowledge and experience and as a result Steele came away with the ability to produce magazine style photo shoots. He is pumped and so are we. Thanks again Serena.

- John Kemsley, Platinum Realty Group, Managing Director

I think God or my mum sent you from heaven to me ... probably mum - she was a great business woman with a great eye, so is my sister, who thinks you are awesome as well

- Brydie McKee, Art deFence, Owner

Serena Pearce from Code Lime Photography consistently captures the energy and feel of our designs. Her visual literacy, highly professional manner and flexibility to accommodate us at short notice play a big part in marketing our architectural work in both magazines and the media. The quality and creativity of Serena's photography is surpassed only by her ability to listen to her clients and capture the perfect pictures in response to their needs. Serena’s eye for the smallest of details helps reflect mood and ambiance, whether it’s capturing the overall feel in a wide angle shot or zeroing in on a particular feature. I am sure coming from a family of architects (both her husband and daughter are architects) has given her an appreciation of the finer subtleties of architectural photography. I would highly recommend her to anyone!

- Craig Steere , Craig Steere Architects, Owner & Director

Like her amazing real estate photographs Serena is engaging and creative. Her meticulous attention to detail, reliability, professionalism and friendly approach has enabled me to sell around $ 100 -120 Million dollars worth of property over the past 5 years. Our clients are always amazed at how fantastic their properties look with Serena’s photos and in a market where photographs are the number one marketing tool, being able to understand light, shadows and composition makes her a real artist not just a photographer - her images enable us to stand out from the crowd.

- Cameron McGregor, Space Realty

A great real estate course. I learnt so much in one day. More that a 2 month course I did recently in Paddington! Thank you so much for your advice on about which lens to get, greatly appreciate your time and effort!

- Melanie Davies

I recently completed the Real Estate & Architecture Photography course. I learnt so much and found Serena & Andrew engaging tutors, very easy to learn from, knowledgable and willing to share their knowledge! The course was so enjoyable and the assignments made it very hands on. The detailed notes have been brilliant to refer back to. I highly recommend this course for anyone chasing more insight into Architecture and Real Estate Photography.

- Stacey Mann

I truly had a fantastic, inspiring and motivating day with Serena & Andrew in the Swan Valley this weekend. The course they ran was very informative and just what I needed to re-ignite my passion for photography. We were not bogged down with taking notes, instead the day was very relaxed and we were provided with extensive notes after the course and the option of having our images critiqued. I found it to be great value for money, considering we had two instructors and both with different training styles. I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to further themselves as a photographer.

- Kylie Richardson

Hi Andrew & Serena. Well I can’t believe it’s already been over a week since I have come home from Sydney! And what a week that has been.... We hit the ground running ...Last week end we went to some display homes to take some shots for our advertising and ended up with 2 paying jobs. 2 of our photos made the property guide this week. Happy me J. Our elevated shots are a huge hit in Hervey Bay, I have attached one example for you to have a look at. Thank you for making our 2 day course so enjoyable, I have come home with a lot more confidence. My photos have improved 100%.

- Freddie Kitson

Just spent the day at Serena & Andrew’s real estate photography course. Learnt heaps and so much packed into the day. Would recommend this course to any budding real estate photographers. Serena & Andrew are great teachers and it’s such a friendly atmosphere with plenty of one on one time. Thank you!

- Audra De Pina

Like her amazing photographs, Serena is engaging and generous. The real estate photography course last week was excellent. Serena took the time to find out what I wanted to get out of the course, I learned lots and had a great time. Just the right mix of creative and technical information and all hands-on learning. I now know what all those buttons on the camera do! Thanks Serena for a great day - I would recommend your courses to anyone with an interest in photography. Cheers.

- Dellys Lynch

A fun and relaxed day packed full of useful information and industry tips. Highly recommended.

- Scott Brook