Margaret River Travel Photography Course | 2 days
Regional WA | 2 Days | Special Interest
Cost: $590 | 24, 25 Nov
THE ORIGINAL TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE | 25TH ANNIVERSARY | TAUGHT AROUND THE WORLD | 2 DAYS | BEST MARGARET RIVER LOCATIONS | SOCIAL, SMALL GROUPS | WORLDWIDE NETWORKING | PRO TUTORING FROM FUN PHOTOGRAPHERS
Ideal ' all rounder travel photography course' : A must for the traveller, this travel photography course is designed to inspire you and deliver the skills you will need to develop a beautiful and stunning reportage style of your travels and the art of storytelling through your photography. It is the ideal 'all rounder' course for beginners to advanced level photographers, ideal for any traveler, armchair travelers, photographers of all levels with any type of imaging capturing device (including film), cruise ship passengers, adventure seekers, travel writers, travel agents, tour operators..... anyone who wants to come back with much better travel images.
A camera to suit the occasion: The course emphasises the need to be versatile in your photography - to use different image capturing devices whether its an iphone or a full frame $4000 SLSR. To to be able to adapt your shooting style to suit varying conditions of a region or event. If its raining you learn to shoot macro and portraiture, if its classic landscapes, you may have to wait days for the perfect light. Its horses for courses..... a full frame DLSR Nikon, Sony or Canon with a quality lens will produce unsurpassed resolution, quality and clarity for a huge wall mural. if you enjoy photographing colourful, indigeous people then go to Rajasthan or Peru.
Less is more - less clutter in desert regions means cleaner backdrops and strong composition, less heavy camera gear means you have more energy to explore Venice from first light to twilight. Less gear means freedom to mingle with the locals in Zanzibar and a light compact allows you to shoot unobtrusively. On an African safari, you traditionally needed at least a 300mm lens and a good DSLR digital camera....now a $400 Nikon Hybrid with a 60x zoom will deliver outstanding results. A $900 drone will deliver amazing 4K video on your next Himalayan trek and a Iphone 6S sharp, clear, dramatic panos of your Kerala backwaters holiday.
Course content: Every course participant gets custom tailored advice on their gear, what / where to buy, destination shooting tips, knowledge on cameras, lens, accessories and the best deals. Detailed notes give tips on etiquette, security, the best time to go, image storage, battery life, camera care, security issues and much more. We are strong advocates of using an image capturing device to suit the location, your mood and objectives.
Where we go: The Photo Traveller course is a ‘hands on’ outdoors course We use a variety of locations to give you a feel for scenarios you will encounter throughout the world. Shooting boats and water at Hamlin bay is similar to shooting on a Corsica sailing holiday, the tips on architecture photography at Voyager Estate can be transported to taking pictures in Cape of Good Hope and the white sandy beaches along this WA coast give you skills in shooting snow-covered scenes in polar and alpine regions.
The ultimate 2 day travel photography course: We profile the world's most photogenic locations in a wrap-up slide show - Antarctica, Himalaya, Asia, Burma, Mongolia, The Andes, Paris, London, Rome, Scotland, Turkey, Greece, Canada, Vietnam, The Red Centre, Namibia, South and East Africa to name but a few of the worlds most photogenic locations.
Some of the great locations and wineries visited include Aravina winery, Swallow winery, Watershed Winery, Voyager Estate, Hay Shed Hill Winery, Margaret River Chocolate Company, Olio Bello Olive Oil Company, Margaret River Dairy Company, Redgate Beach Blowholes, Hamelin Bay, Boranup Forest, Limestone caves, Canal Rocks, Sugarloaf Rocks, Leeuwin- Naturaliste National Park, Cape Leeuwin National Park, Margaret River, Prevelly, Gnarabup and Yallingup. On every course we discover another location gem or winery and are totally flexible as to where we go.
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Learn how to use every feature of your digital camera to the full
10 workshops over 2 days covering: What gear, camera handling
Photo reportage, food & wine, landscapes, portraits, action
Lifestyle, nature, architecture, image display
On location studio and lighting setups
Use of light on water, clouds, silhouettes, shadows, twilight
Post production tips for screen and print usage
Notes, critique & ongoing networking, advice and technical support
No prior photography experience
DSLR, mirrorless, quality compact , smartphone camera
At least one quality lens such as a Nikkor 18-200mm or a Canon 17-85mm and other lenses that you own
Min 4GB card per day of shooting
Any camera accessories - such as a tripod, and polarising filter
Instruction booklet, sense of humour
time & location
10am to 5pm
7/31 Station Rd, Margaret River WA 6285, Margaret River
(Blue Ginger Fine foods)
terms & conditions
Paying for your course in full upon booking will confirm your attendance. Places are limited on all courses.
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.