Blue Mountains Photography Course
Regional NSW | 8 Hours | Suits all levels
Cost: $290 | 28 April
The Blue Mountains have justifiably earned their reputation as one of Australia's leading photographic destinations. The area offers a diverse range of landscapes, delicate close-up macro photography studies, remote valleys and gorges, plunging waterfalls, abundant bird life and opulent architecture left over from a bygone era.
We run three courses per year, with the autumn and spring weekend going to Mount Wilson, the winter tour includes the Katoomba Winter magic festival. These trips offer a diverse range of photographic subjects and most of the time is spent in non touristy areas.
The Blue Mountains photography course is ideal for those wishing to understand how to get the best out of their DLSR, mirrorless or compact camera. It teaches the fundamentals of digital imaging, of handling light and the art of composition. 'Hands on' workshops throughout the course are intuitive, easy to understand and tutored by a professional photographer. Detailed notes and a complimentary critique of your images ensures your newly learned skills are retained.
Our days program starts with the beautiful Everglades Gardens renowned for their year-round beauty - glorious rhododendrons, daffodils and carpeted meadows in Spring, rich reds and golds in Autumn. In winter and spring, the sharp, clean light is excellent for panoramic shots over the surrounding valleys.
A short drive brings us to historic and scenic Leura photographing village life, nearby waterfalls and 'close ups' of nature. After lunch we capture the bygone era of the Carrington Hotel in Katoomba, an old spa hotel and a wonderful example of 1920's opulent grandeur, of tea dances and weekend retreats from another era. We then photograph the towering crags which form the Three Sisters and finish a great day looking across the Jameson Valley, blue with the hue from aerial haze.
course dates & course bookings
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Learn how to use your digital camera properly
All your camera's buttons, functions, menus & set up
Composition, light, viewpoint, angles, lens perspective
Aperture, shutter speed, depth of field, file sizes RAW and JPEG
ISO setting, white balance, exposure compensation, basic editing
Portraiture, landscapes, still life, motion, architecture, nature
Leura with a focus on shooting architecture, quaint shops and cafes
Free camera shopping service & ongoing technical support
No prior photography knowledge required
A digital DLSR, mirror-less or compact camera with manual controls
For DLSR and mirror-less camera users, at least one multi range lens
Memory Card(s) - at least a 2GB card per session and instruction booklet
Charged camera battery, spare and/or a charger if your battery life is short
DLSR Nikon & Canon cameras for hire ($50), 8GB cards for sale ($19)
time & location
10am to 6 pm
Everglades Ave, Leura
(At the entrance to Everglades Gardens)