Travel Photography Course | Sydney (2 days)
Sydney | 2 Days | Special Interest
Cost: $590 | 9, 10 Dec
THE ORIGINAL TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE | 25TH ANNIVERSARY | TAUGHT AROUND THE WORLD | 2 DAYS | BEST SYDNEY LOCATIONS | SOCIAL, SMALL GROUPS | WORLDWIDE NETWORKING | PRO TUTORING FROM FUN, TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHERS
Ideal ' all rounder 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 Hobart harbour is similar to shooting on a Corsica sailing holiday, the tips on architecture photography around Battery Point can be transported to taking pictures in Portugal and the white sandy beaches of Seven Mile Beach 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.
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Learn how to use every feature on your digital camera to the full
Covers lens and linear perspective / depth of field
White balance & filters, balancing interior/exterior light, flash & low light
Capturing motion, unusual viewpoints, tilting
Portraiture, landscapes, still life, motion, macro, architecture, nature, wildlife
Covers reflections, heat & dust, snow & cold
A wrap up on post production, how to create montages and a holiday book
Interactive, dynamic, fun. Real life shooting and communicating with your camera
We recommend you have a compact, mirror-less and/or a DLSR camera
At least one quality multi range lens such as a 18-200mm or a 17-85mm
A wide angle 12-24mm is useful for landscapes. A 100-300mm (or more) for wildlife
Memory Card(s): we recommend at least a 8 GB card
Charged camera battery and a spare
Polarising filter, external flash unit, tripod, bean bag (optional)
time & location
10am to 5pm
18 Argyle St The Rocks, Sydney
(Munich Brauhaus Cafe / beside outside tables near red phone box)