Instructors: Seng Mah with Ty Stedman
Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Dates: 21 – 23 July 2017
Location: Busselton, Western Australia
Cost: $560 (Workshop only. If you are visiting Busselton, you’ll need to arrange your own accommodation).
Maximum participants: 10 (1 spot available)
There’s no better place to learn landscape photography than in the beautiful and commanding coastal surrounds of the South West of Western Australia.
Begin your journey as a landscape photographer with this two-day weekend workshop that combines hands-on shooting with a deep appreciation of the key elements that make visually powerful landscapes.
Learn to master your camera in full manual exposure mode and find out how to control focus and depth of field to ensure absolute sharpness and clarity in your landscapes. Learn how filters affect your exposures and how you can select the best filters to obtain the effect you’re after in your landscapes. Your landscape photography instructors, Seng and Ty, will guide you in reading the light on the landscape and shooting for stronger landscape imagery.
This workshop will show you how to effectively make use of key landscape photography tools – how to select and use filters to remove glare, enhance colours and to achieve long exposures even in daylight; the importance of a level tripod for shooting panoramas, and more.
You’ll learn about the post-production possibilities in landscape photography, including the thinking and workflow for effective landscape photography post-processing, using focus-stacking techniques, exposure blending and more.
Finally, a workshop isn’t complete without hands-on, real-world shooting experience, where you can learn how to shoot great landscapes with the guidance of Seng and Ty. We will be embarking on two sunset and two sunrise shoots at several iconic landscape photography locations in the South West.
3.30pm – 4.30pm: Introduction to shooting landscapes – tools, techniques and vision. Meet with Seng and Ty and learn about our tools and approaches in shooting landscapes. We’ll show you how to set your camera up for optimum landscape photography and give you tips for focusing and capturing landscapes.
4.30pm – 6.00pm: Sunset photography at Castle Rock. This is a casual and informal session for us all to shoot together and to put the techniques you have learned into practice. You’ll be free to ask us questions about your landscape photography and we’ll be able to help you set up your camera and accessories during this shoot.
6.45am – 8.00am: Sunrise shoot at Quindalup Boat Ramp, where we’ll capture the boat ramp and Geographe Bay in the blush of dawn and sunrise.
11.00am – 3.00pm: Landscape photography seminar and presentation at the Naturaliste Community Centre (1 Dunsborough Lakes Drive, Dunsborough)
4.30pm – 6pm: Sunset shoot at Sugarloaf Rock, one of the South West’s most iconic locations for landscape photography.
6.45am – 8.00am: Sunrise shoot at Busselton Jetty, another iconic landscape location for photographers.
9.30am – 12.30pm: Finishing the landscape — post-processing, including focus-stacking, exposure blending, panorama stitching, at the Busselton Community Resource Centre (21 Cammilleri St, Busselton).
The practical segments of this workshop will be run at coastal locations in the South West, so please dress accordingly for the weather (sunscreen, hat, shoes with good grip).
For information on bookings, cancellations and booking transfers, please view our Workshops Terms and Conditions.