Dates: 3 - 5 May 2018 (Friday to Sunday)
Instructors: Seng Mah and Craig Franke
Location: Balingup Heights Hilltop Forest Cottages
Cost: $398 (early-bird special ends 30 January 2019;
normal price is $460) - does not include accommodation. For accommodation and pricing at Balingup Heights, see below.
Maximum participants: SOLD OUT. Please contact us to get on the wait list in the event of a late cancellation.
What's better than a weekend short break? A weekend short break that's all about photography in beautiful Balingup, of course!
Come and join Seng and Craig for a great weekend of sensational shooting and image making at Balingup Heights Hilltop Forest Cottages -- one of the most highly awarded accommodation in the region! Landscapes, portraits, macro, wildlife, astro... you name it, we'll be doing it! And best of all, Balingup will be showing off its amazing autumn foliage - burnished golds, reds and oranges!
This epic weekend comprises of a number of mini-workshops that run from Friday afternoon to Sunday morning. You'll be shooting and learning with other like-minded photographers and having the time of your life.
Astrophotography on the hill - There's nothing quite as epic as being out on a cool, clear night, star gazing and photographing the brilliance of the night sky. We'll be shooting at the Lookout at Balingup Heights, which gives us an amazing vantage point to see the stars in the sky!
Wildlife photography - Bring your long telephoto lens and join Craig for a session on wildlife photography, specifically looking at birds and other wild (and not so wild) life in Balingup. Craig will share his techniques for photographing wildlife which will set you up to become a more responsive and more accurate wildlife photographer!
Macro photography - Dive into the world of small things and learn how to use your macro lens to its full effect. Craig will show you how to work your macro lens for full 1:1 macro photography, before you explore the undergrowth and foliage of Balingup Heights in search of critters to photograph.
Farm and Shearing Shed Portrait Shoot - Experience a change of pace and scene as we head to a farm in Boyup Brook to photography dramatic portraits in the shearing sheds and surrounds. You'll discover the joy of looking for directional light and positioning your portrait subjects in this light to create stunning, dramatic portraits.
Dawn and sunrise shoot - Take advantage of living at the highest point in Balingup to photograph the dawn and sunrise over the valley. Fingers crossed, we will have the iconic mist that often blankets the river valley below Balingup Heights!
Mystery wetland dawn shoot - Embark on a trip to a mysterious local wetland to photograph it in the eerie light of pre-dawn and dawn. Who knows what you will find there... Dramatic and haunting images, for sure!
It's going to be a totally, photography-packed weekend.
This workshop includes all tuition and guidance by Seng and Craig.
To get the most out of this experience, we recommend that the following equipment:
This weekend workshop is based at Balingup Heights Hilltop Forest Cottages at 65 Nannup Road, Balingup. Brian and Deb, owners of Balingup Heights, have a number of cottages available on special for this weekend. We recommend that you make use of this generous offer and book yourself into a cottage for the weekend.
The cottages at Balingup Heights have already been pre-reserved for the workshop weekend, so all you need to do is call Brian or Deb at the details below and let them know the kind of accommodation that would most interest you:
* Accommodation includes a weekend Breakfast Hamper supplied to each Cottage and BBQ Dinner (BYO drinks) at the Saturday evening bonfire (bonfire is weather dependant).
To reserve your accommodation at Balingup Heights, please contact Brian or Deb on 9764 1283 or email info [at] balingupheights.com.au
Note: If you visit the Balingup Heights website, online reservations will show all accommodation booked out for this weekend because Brian and Deb have reserved the cottages for us for this workshop. If you would like to stay at Balingup Heights in one of the cottages, just call Deb or Brian on the telephone number above.
Your safety is our concern, but it is your own responsibility, so please read the following safety points that will give you a better picture of the types of terrain we will be exploring at this retreat:
SOLD OUT. Please contact us to get on the wait list in the event of a late cancellation.