South West Winter Landscapes Weekend

This weekend event has SOLD OUT, but we have released a second South West Winter Landscapes Weekend which runs from 10-12 July. If you'd like to book into the July weekend, click here.

Instructor: Seng Mah
Level: Intermediate
Dates: 12 - 14 June 2020
Locations: Dunsborough
Cost: $499 (This price is for the workshop and pre- and post-event webinars only. If you are visiting the WA South West, you'll need to arrange your own accommodation in Dunsborough).
Maximum participants: 6
SOLD OUT. Please contact us if you'd like to get on the wait list in the event of a late cancellation.

Stormy Sugarloaf Rock

South West Rocky Coast

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.

Quindalup Boat Ramp

Ellens Brook Homestead

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.

Included in this workshop is are two live webinars:

  • Pre-workshop webinar that covers equipment, use of filters, and composition for landscape photography.
  • Post-workshop webinar that looks at editing/post-processing techniques in Lightroom for landscapes.

Each webinar is an hour.

Note: We are limiting this workshop to six participants in order to give you maximum opportunity to shoot and have 1 on 1 time with your instructor.

Canal Rocks

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Essential equipment for landscape photography.
  • Focal length and angles of view -- what lenses work best for landscape photography and why.
  • How best to use and compose with a wide angle lens in landscape photography.
  • Why and how best to use telephoto lenses in landscape photography.
  • Tripods and remote shutter triggers -- how best to optimise their use.
  • Using neutral density (ND) filters and circular polarising filters -- when and how to best use them.
  • Light and landscape -- how to recognise the best light.
  • Creating strong landscape composition -- lines, colour, visual weight, balance and more.
  • Elements of great landscapes -- what to look for in a landscape.
  • Controlling exposure in landscape photography -- going fully manual.
  • Understanding the histogram -- how best to use it to gauge your exposure.
  • Bracketing and blending exposures -- how to do it, why you need to do it.
  • Focus stacking to achieve deep depth of field in landscape photography.
  • Working with RAW files in your landscape image post-production.
  • Setting up and shooting panoramic landscapes.
  • Landscape photography post-processing workflow.

Meelup

LANDSCAPE LOCATIONS

  • Castle Rock
  • Meelup Beach
  • Eagle Bay
  • Sugarloaf Rock
  • Ellens Brook Homestead
  • Kevill Road Falls
  • Canal Rocks
  • Quindalup Boat Ramp
  • Wyadup Rocks
  • Yallingup Surf Break

 

Canal Rocks boat ramp

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • A DSLR or mirrorless camera.
  • Wide angle and telephoto lenses; typically, lenses that cover the range from 14mm - 200mm if you are shooting full frame, or 10mm - 200mm if you're shooting crop frame. Micro 4/3 camera users should look at lenses in the 8mm - 100mm range.
  • A strong and stable tripod that will let you adjust the position of the camera on the tripod quickly and easily.
  • To get the most out of the practical segment of this workshop, you'll need at least a mid-density neutral density (ND) filter:
    • 5 stop (ND32) or 6 stop (ND64) filter
    • 10 stop (ND1000) - optional.
  • A circular polariser
  • A remote shutter release (we recommend a simple cable release).
  • Microfibre cloth and lens cleanser (we will be shooting close to the ocean so there may be some sea spray in the air)
  • Wet weather gear for your camera eg. a plastic bag to shield your camera from rain or sea spray.

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).

 

BOOK WORKSHOP

SOLD OUT. Please contact us if you'd like to get on the wait list in the event of a late cancellation.