Blue Mountains Photography Course

Regional NSW   |   8 Hours  |   Suits all levels
  • The only 'all rounder' Blue Mountains photography course
  • Architectural photography / Carrington & Leura
  • Nature / Everglade gardens and Valley of the Waters
  • Light and contrast of Jameson Valley and Three Sisters
  • Small groups, free portraits, notes

Cost: $290 | 15 Sept

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


Alternatively, you can also download the course booking form and send it to us:

Course/Workshop Enrolment form

learn about

  • 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

course requirements

  • 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

Time:
10am to 6 pm

Address:
Everglades Ave, Leura

Meeting Point:
(At the entrance to Everglades Gardens)

terms & conditions

Payments:
Paying for your course in full upon booking will confirm your attendance. Places are limited on all courses.

Refunds:
We reserve the right to cancel and reschedule any course, due to inadequate enrolment bad weather, instructor illness, or an 'act of God'. We also reserve the right to cancel any course if there is insufficient demand, especially if it means that our costs would be higher than our income. Please therefore do not leave it until the last few weeks if you are interested in a particular date, as you may find that it has been cancelled. As our costs for each training event remain the same no matter how many delegates attend, like any pre-booked tickets for the theatre, concert, flights etc, we are unable to give a full refund in the event of non-attendance, regardless of the circumstances. If withdrawal occurs within the 14 days before the course starts we will try to put you on an alternative date if places are available. Please note that we cannot be liable for any other costs incurred by yourself, so please check with us before booking any non-refundable accommodation or transport.

Course & Workshop Photography:
We reserve the right to take photographic, (both still and video) records of any of our workshops/courses which may be used for promotional purposes, submissions, advertising and records. We grant permission for participants to use any images captured by them during this workshop for self-promotion only. Participants may not make any financial gain from any images captured during this workshop/course.

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