Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Workshops 2008

Well it is about time we let everyone know about the dates for this years workshops. Due to other commitments we are only running five public workshops this year, four at Gluepot in South Australia's Murray Mallee and one at The Little Desert National Park.
Learn how to make the most of your time in the field

At Gluepot we will be holding An Introduction to Nature photography which covers all you will need to know about how to get more from your photography in the fields. Topics covered include exposure, lenses, light and getting close to subjects just to name a few. The two day course is jam packed with information on how to maximise your time spent shooting and how to maximise the quality of your digital captures. We spend half of the time in the lecture room looking at equipment and slides and the other half of the time in the field shooting a variety of subjects from insects and flowers to birds and landscapes. Be prepared for a long day full of fun and information as we stay up well into the night learning how best to express your photographic vision of the great outdoors.

Intro to Nature Brochure can be found here

Also at Gluepot we are holding An Introduction to Macro Photography. This will deal with the specifics of shooting the close up world from lizards to flowers and beyond. Again we spend half the time talking about how to get the best quality shot and the other half doing it with plenty of demonstrations of techniques and lighting about how to bring the wonderful world of macro to life.

More details can be found in the brochure here

The third workshop is our Little Desert National Park Field Workshop. This will again cover everything to do with nature photography in an amazing location only a few hours out of Adelaide and Melbourne. We will spend nearly all our time shooting on this one so bring plenty of storage space! This event to be held from the 7th until the 9th of November and is set to be a photographic extravaganza with the spring and summer wildflowers in bloom and over 200 bird species recorded. The format of this event will be different to the Gluepot workshops in that it will include all meals from the Friday until Sunday lunch and accommodation in the luxurious Little Desert Nature Lodge. The event will commence with a slide show after dinner on the Friday followed by field tuition starting early Saturday morning. We will have a chance to catch our breath over lunch with a talk about any photographic concepts that are troubling the participants before heading back into the field for and evening shoot. Once the sun has completely set ant there is no light left in the sky we will head back for dinner, another slide show and for those who have not yet had enough a night-time session on how to capture star trails using digital. A similar schedule will be planned for the Sunday finishing up early evening so make sure you catch up on your sleep the week before because this is not a weekend for lying in.

Sorry but we are still waiting for the brochure for this course. If you do have any questions about it either email me direct or post a comment. I will post the brochure as soon as we get it from the designer (we were told it would be ready by Monday!) . Price for this course is $429 including food and accommodation (twin share).


If you are thinking about coming on one of the courses remember to book early as a number of people missed out last year. We keep the group size down to maximise you instruction level but because of this they do fill up fast.

To those of you who are wondering about the Broome workshop, we are still trying to get one organised but because of other shooting commitments doesn't look like we can fit it in this year. If time allows and interest persists then we shad try to organise it for March of 2009. I do apologise to anyone who was hoping to join us in Broome this year.

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