For anyone living in Adelaide the Onkaparinga City council is holding it's month long photographic festival. Apart from many exhibitions held throughout the Southern Vales region there are paid workshops you can book into and free information sessions with professional photographers talking on various techniques and styles they use. There is also a camera market selling anything photographic from vintage to digital.
Just go to www.onkaparingacity.com/shimmer for the program which you can download. Looks really interesting.