South West Landscapes Day

Learn to photograph stunning landscapes in Western Australia’s Beautiful South West!

Instructor: Seng Mah
Level: Intermediate
Date: 6 April 2024
Location: Dunsborough/Yallingup
Price: $300
Maximum participants: 6

Note: This is a self-drive workshop. If you are staying in the South West, you’ll need to organise your own accommodation in Dunsborough and Yallingup.

The landscape of the South West is a photographer’s feast of rocky coasts, hidden coves, deep forests and raging seas. Join us for a day of capturing beautiful landscapes and learning about landscape photography as you explore rocky coastlines, hidden coves and placid bays of the region.

This one-day workshop will take you to some of the classic locations for landscape photography, along with some off-the-beaten-path locations. We kick off with a sunrise shoot and wrap up after our sunset shoot on location.

Shooting on location means that you’ll develop real world skills and understanding in landscape photography: how to use your tools and accessories (cameras, lenses, filters, tripods) but also gain a deep understand of the importance of light and composition in crafting landscapes.


  • Bunker Bay
  • Castle Rock
  • Canal Rocks
  • Injidup Beach
  • A “secret location” near Wyadup.


  • Core equipment for landscape photography.
  • Focal length and angles and view, and the impact they have on visuals.
  • Composition for wide-angle and mid-range focal lengths.
  • Using neutral density (ND) filters and circular polarising filters for long exposures.
  • Light and landscapes.
  • Composition in landscape photography.
  • What to look for in a landscape — key elements in landscape photography.
  • Controlling exposure.


  • A DSLR or mirrorless camera.
  • Wide and telephoto angle lenses that cover a range from 16mm – 200mm (full frame equivalents). If you are shooting OM (Olympus) or Panasonic, these should be in the 8mm – 100mm range. If you are using a crop sensor camera (APS-C), this should be 10mm – 150mm.
  • A strong and stable tripod. We recommend a ball head, and an L-plate.
  • Neutral density (ND) filters in the 5 stop (ND32) or 6 stop (ND64) range.
  • Circular polarising filter.
  • Remote shutter release (or use your camera app on your phone if you have one).
  • Camera/lens cleaning accessories.
  • Wet weather gear for your camera and lens (in case of rain or sea spray).

We will be shooting along the coast, so please dress for the weather and the environment.


  • This is a self-drive event, so you’ll need to organise your own transport to get to the shooting locations.
  • If you are staying in the South West, please organise your own accommodation.
  • The organisers reserve the right to change sessions, venues and locations.
  • This is an Intermediate level workshop. It assumes that you are able to adjust your aperture, shutter speed and ISO on your camera and are already familiar with shooting in Raw image format. You should also be already familiar with shooting in Aperture Priority or Manual Exposure Modes.


  • You will be responsible for your own safety and security at this event.
  • Some locations may require physical travel on uneven or event wet surfaces such as trails. You’ll need a good level of balance and mobility to get to some locations.


Complete and submit the form below to reserve your place in this weekend workshop. For information on refunds and late cancellations, please refer to our Workshops Terms and Conditions.

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