South West Winter Landscapes Weekend 2

Our June South West Winter Landscapes Weekend sold out, so we’re running this one in July for photographers keen to join us in the beautiful WA South West for some landscape photography!

Instructor: Seng Mah
Level: Intermediate
Dates: 10 – 12 July
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: SOLD OUT. Please contact us if you’d like to go on the wait list.

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 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



  • 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.
  • 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.



  • 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



  • 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).


Please make sure you read the following to make sure you’re aware of other details pertaining to this retreat:

  • You will need to organise your own travel to and from Pemberton and the photographic locations during the retreat.
  • You will need to cover the cost of your own meals and refreshments.
  • This workshop runs from 3.30pm on Friday 10 July to 11am Sunday 12 July.
  • The workshop organisers reserve the right to change sessions, venue and locations during the workshop (subject to weather, access and availability).
  • 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.


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:

  • You are fully responsible for your own safety and the safety of your equipment during the workshop, and should always observe your own health and safety first.
  • Some photographic excursions will require physical travel on uneven or even wet surfaces such as trails and across rocky and sometimes uneven or slippery surfaces. You will need a good level of mobility and reasonable level of fitness in order to participate in this workshop. You should only go as far as you feel comfortable and safe and avoid taking risks that may lead to injury.



SOLD OUT. Please contact us if you’d like to go on the wait list.