Port Stephens, NSW
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Commencement Date
September 16, 2017
Secure your place today with a 20% deposit of: $210.00 Full Price: $1,050.00

Details

All Workshop Tours run for two full days typically over a weekend.

An easy two and a half hour drive north of Sydney lies Port Stephens – a world of stunning rocky coastlines, enthralling lakes and pristine National Parks. It’s no wonder it was an easy choice to make our shortlist of locations to hold one of our workshop tours. Lead by Jarrod Castaing and Phillip Norman, you’ll receive personalised one-on-one hands-on tuition on location whilst you shoot every day at sunrise and sunset and learn all the techniques you’ll need to start producing images with wow appeal in between! Nothing is off limits!

The Port Stephens workshop tour includes the following:

• Personalised hands-on one-on-one on-location tuition
• All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
• Access and full use of training room
• Two workshop hand guide booklets to take away with you that cover all the information and techniques covered in the workshop for your later reference and for further reading
• A discount voucher to get two of your images printed to 20” at Created for Life Professional Printing Lab
• Post workshop support via email
• All your questions answered
• Any applicable National Park passes

We recommend that you book accommodation at the Oaks Pacific Blue Resort: 02 4916 1200.

Places are limited to 10 participants. To secure your place you’ll just need a 20% deposit so don’t waste any more time and book now!

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Port Stephens, NSW
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Commencement Date
September 16, 2017
Secure your place today with a 20% deposit of: $210.00 Full Price: $1,050.00

Who is This For

Soon after you book a workshop we will be in touch over the phone to discuss your goals and experience level in detail so that we can tailor the workshop to our small number of participants’ individual requirements. This particular workshop tour is suited for those who have a great interest in seascape photography. You will need to have some experience behind the camera and want to take your photographs from just average to a level beyond what you thought you were capable of after only just 2 days! Having a maximum of five participants to each photographer allows us to target to a varying number of skill levels!

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Port Stephens, NSW
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Commencement Date
September 16, 2017
Secure your place today with a 20% deposit of: $210.00 Full Price: $1,050.00

Itinerary

 
Capturing seascapes is the focus in this workshop tour where we’ll be surrounded by so many sunning rocky coastlines. We’ll be in particular focusing on arguably the two most impressive stretches of coast; Box Beach in Shoal Bay and Fisherman’s Bay in Anna Bay. The following is the suggested Itinerary staring from dawn on day 1:

Day 1 (Saturday):
• Sunrise shoot at Box Beach with personalised one-on-one guidance by each photographer
• Breakfast
• Introduction to your tutors
• Research/Planning, visualisation, composition and working with light
• Lunch
• Camera fundamentals, capture techniques, focusing techniques and use of filters
• Fisherman’s Bay for a sunset shoot with personalised one-on-one guidance from each photographer
• Dinner


Day 2 (Sunday):
• Sunrise shoot at Box Beach with personalised one-on-one guidance by each photographer
• Breakfast
• Critique of images from sunset and sunrise Shoot
• RAW Conversion workflow
• Lunch
• Stitching and Photoshop workflow, techniques and tricks
• Afternoon tea
• Print and web display preparation
• Sunset shoot at the Fisherman’s Bay with personalised one-on-one guidance by each photographer

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Port Stephens, NSW
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Commencement Date
September 16, 2017
Secure your place today with a 20% deposit of: $210.00 Full Price: $1,050.00

Topics Covered

 
• Preparation (research and planning)
• Visualisation and the art of seeing
• Composition
• Capture Fundamentals (Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, Histogram, Metering, White Balance, Hand-holding)
• Capturing panoramic images
• Focusing techniques
• Understanding the types of natural light and how to best use it
• Working with and balancing light
• Using filters (Graduated Neutral Density, Neutral Density, Polarizer, etc.)
• RAW conversion in Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom
• Stitching
• Photoshop fundamentals (adjustment layers, masking, blend modes, etc.)
• Photoshop advanced techniques and tricks (enhancements that will give your images the wow appeal!)
• Multiple Exposure and Shutter Blending
• Print preparation and optimizing images for the web
• Review and critical analysis of your images
• Recommended resources (free online/smart phone tools, recommended suppliers, etc.)

Of course if anything that you’d like to learn has not been listed then let us know and we’ll guarantee to cover it with you during the workshop. You’ll be encouraged to ask any questions throughout the workshop in order to get the absolute most out of it! Our goal is to ensure that you walk away from the weekend with everything that you need to know to produce great quality images that you’re proud of! If you happen to forget something don’t worry as we’re available to provide support to you even after the workshop is over!

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Port Stephens, NSW
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Commencement Date
September 16, 2017
Secure your place today with a 20% deposit of: $210.00 Full Price: $1,050.00

What To Bring

 
To get the most out of the workshop we’ll need you to bring the following items but don’t worry if you don’t have any of the below. Just simply contact us after making your booking and we’re confident we’ll be able to tag some extra gear along with us like extra tripods etc. Also in case you’re planning on buying any gear before jumping on the workshop please don’t hesitate to contact us where we’ll be very happy to offer our prompt advice.

• Camera and manual (and battery charger)
• Lenses
• Tripod
• Laptop (equipped with Adobe Photoshop – free trial version is sufficient)
• Cable or memory card reader
• Any filters you may have
• Spare memory cards
• Sturdy walking shoes
• Cold weather clothing and shorts as you’ll be getting wet!
• Head torch

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Port Stephens, NSW
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Commencement Date
September 16, 2017
Secure your place today with a 20% deposit of: $210.00 Full Price: $1,050.00

Availability

 
Workshops are limited to 10 participants. Pay only a 20% deposit to secure your place!

Current status: Places still available

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