Instructors: Seng Mah, Ty Stedmand and Brian Kinson
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Dates: 27 -29 July 2018
Location: Busselton and Dunsborough, Western Australia
Cost: $698 (Workshop only. If you are visiting Busselton/Dunsborough, you'll need to arrange your own accommodation). $598 if you book this in addition to the Landscape Inspiration Weekend (21-22 July 2018)
Maximum participants: 10
If you have a love for landscapes and the great outdoors, come and join us for a weekend of exploration, discovery, shooting and image-making in some South West's most beautiful locations.
The landscape of the South West is a photographer's feast of rocky coasts, hidden coves, deep forests and raging seas. This three-day workshop is all about developing your eye for landscape photography as we shoot on location and work with you to refine your approach to visualising and shooting landscapes in one of WA's most diverse and stunning settings. You'll develop a deep appreciation of the key elements that make visually powerful landscapes
Shooting and learning on location means that you will develop real world skills and understandings in recognising the way light shapes the landscape and how you can visualise, frame and compose your landscapes to achieve your vision.
Learn to master your camera 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.
Built into this weekend is a comprehensive editing/development session which focuses on how you can bring your vision to fruition using specific post-production techniques, including the use of Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Camera Raw and luminosity masking techniques for exposure blending and control of highlights and shadows.
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 your instructors. 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 your instructors 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 Sugarloaf Rock, one of the South West's most loved locations for landscape photography. 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 Castle Rock.
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).
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
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).