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NDIS Photography Course

Have fun and take great pictures

  • Discover what photography skills you already have
  • Learn basic photo techniques to make your pictures look better
  • A step-by-step course that’s easy to follow and fun to do

NDIS photography course overview

Do you love taking photos?

Want to take even better photos of your family and friends?

Ever wondered what techniques photo professionals use to take incredible shots?

Well, this 6-week beginner photography course is for you. In this time, you’ll learn how to look for light. Set up photos including backgrounds and poses. And confidently capture the special moments, people, and places in your life.

You’ll get photo ideas for the home. Learn how to photograph still life and take portraits. What studio lighting setup to use and best photography backdrops, especially when setting up a photo studio at home. 

You can utilise your NDIS funding to complete this course and fulfils the goals of

  • Increased social and community participation
  • Assistance with daily life at home in the community, education and at work

Who this course is for

This course is for you if you:

  • Are part of the NDIS
  • Love taking photos for fun
  • Would love to meet other people
  • Want to learn professional techniques in an easy-to-understand way
  • Want to improve your skills with a reputable, professional, working photographer

What do you need

  • A digital SLR, phone, or iPad

What you’ll get

You’ll enjoy learning with a small group of fellow photo lovers keen to improve their skills too.

  • Course guide before each session to follow along and make notes
  • Homework task after each lesson to practice what you’ve learned
  • 30 min 1:1 chat at the end of the program
  • Guidance and feedback from a working professional photographer
  • An easy-to-follow program that gradually builds your skills each week
  • Learn how to use a digital SLR and your phone camera
  • Skills and knowledge to continue onto the Intermediate Photography Course



Learning mode and location

Theory: Online on zoom: Each session runs for 60-minutes using slides and live guided instruction with Q&As at the end.

Practical: You do in your own time and where you can. At work, home, or outside.

Support workers are welcome to join participants online.

Course outline


  • Ideal times of the day to get great photos
  • 4 Main sources of lighting and how to use each best
  • Equipment essentials and where to buy them
  • What is diffused and hard light? How to work with both 

Also: What to consider when it comes to light direction.


  • The number one thing to think about before taking a shot
  • How to check your background for ‘junk’
  • A simple technique to transform an ordinary photo into an amazing photo
  • The rule of thirds and why it matters
  • Depth of field: what it is and examples

Also: Leading lines, rule of odds, fill the frame and negative space, and colour combinations.


  • How to get the most flattering shot: posing rules, light, composition
  • Ways to set up scenes that create a connection between people
  • The best positions: for body, hair, chins, shoulders, noses, and more
  • How to make your subjects feel comfortable while you set up the shot
  • Learn which poses suit individuals and which poses suit groups

Also: How to harness the power of triangles for better photos and plane of field.

Introduction to editing

  • Basic techniques to edit on your phone and computer
  • Easy-to-use photo editing apps to create impact
  • Use this simple labelling method to quickly locate photos
  • The Kelvin scale: introduction to colour temperature and the ideal range  for photos

Also: Examples of how cropping can transform the look of a photo. A simple way to adjust contrast. And ways to use monochrome for greater impact

About your photography instructor: Kristie Dutson

Kristie is inspired by her teenage children Tara and Ryan, who “light up her world”. She has experience navigating the NDIS for Tara - and understands how empowering it is to find an activity you love. It’s also a wonderful way to make new friends and build independence.

Kristie has made a difference in people’s lives throughout her career as a Nurse and Midwife - and now she continues to do that with Inspired Portrait Photography. She loves running NDIS sessions and finds it so rewarding to see people’s faces when photos come up.

Kristie’s photography services include family portraits, weddings, and corporate photography. Her photography approach is to take relaxed and natural shots that capture the personality, connection, and of course - the best angle of her subjects. She wants people to smile when they see their photos on their wall each day.

Kristie brings out the best in people and teaches with passion, kindness, and sensitivity. She’s thrilled to guide budding photographers to help them express their creativity, build confidence, and create connections that make life fun and meaningful.



We take all major credit cards and can organise payment plans if needed.


Contact us to secure your spot.

Note: You can utilise your NDIS funding to complete the course – providing it’s in your plan as a way of meeting your goals.

Note: Courses are capped to a maximum of 8 participants to make sure each person gets personalised attention. 

Areas serviced

This course is run online and near your home, so you can join no matter where you live. We have had participants from all over Victoria, especially the western suburbs of Melbourne, where we are based:

  • Altona
  • Bacchus Marsh
  • Eynesbury
  • Geelong
  • Hoppers Crossing
  • Lara
  • Melton
  • Point Cook
  • Sunbury
  • Werribee
  • Wyndham Valev

NDIS photography course

  • Enjoy an easy-to-follow, fun course with other NDIS participants
  • Just the right amount of theory and practice to hone your skills
  • Get helpful personal feedback on your photos from a professional

We engaged Inspired Photography for our on-line Photography course during Covid last year. Not only was Kristie informative, she was patient, no question was off limits and she made it fun. 

We did the course during lockdown last year so we could only photograph within the confinements of our home. I cannot believe how much we learnt and how beautiful our photos were. We did not use our camera but rather our mobile phones! Thanks Kristie, we loved it.  

Annalisa Cannizzaro

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