Workshops Photography Essentials - Merry Beach Join us for a weekend in picturesque Merry Beach as we explore the essential skills and knowledge to create compelling images and use the surrounding coastline, and the abundance of Kangaroos and Rainbow Lorikeets as our subjects. Whether you're new to photography or an experienced photographer looking to consolidate your knowledge, this weekend workshop will assist you in understanding the key elements of successful photography. The workshop and accomodation is in the Merry Beach Caravan Park. Accomodation is not included in the workshop price. *Please Do Not book your accomodation until you have received confirmation that the minimum number of bookings have been met.
$295.00

Photography Essentials - Merry Beach

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$295
Photography Essentials - Merry Beach

Photography Essentials - Merry Beach

$295

Join us for a weekend in picturesque Merry Beach as we explore the essential skills and knowledge to create compelling images and use the surrounding coastline, and the abundance of Kangaroos and Rainbow Lorikeets as our subjects.

Whether you're new to photography or an experienced photographer looking to consolidate your knowledge, this weekend workshop will assist you in understanding the key elements of successful photography.

The workshop and accomodation is in the Merry Beach Caravan Park. Accomodation is not included in the workshop price.

*Please Do Not book your accomodation until you have received confirmation that the minimum number of bookings have been met.
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1st - 3rd May - Merry Beach
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The technology in today's cameras is so excellent, that you could be excused if you wanted to keep the camera permanently set to Auto mode. However, it order to be truly creative with your photography you need to switch it off of Auto and take control of your creativity. 

Our time together is all about getting to understand and be comfortable with the the features of your camera that will allow you to unleash your creativity.

This weekend workshop is more detailed than our 1 day Photography Essentials workshop and offers us more time to explore additional camera settings and to consolidate our new skills in a beautiful seaside setting.

PHOTOGRAPHY ESSENTIALS CONTENT:

DAY 1 - Arrive at Noon

Photography with Intent 

Our weekend begins by arriving at Merry Beach Caravan Park at Noon with an opportunity to introduce ourselves and share a nice lunch together. After checking into our accomodation we will get together and begin our afternoon session. 

Before we even press the shutter button there are a number of things that need to be considered. The best photographs begin with a deep breath and a little thought.

  • The difference between pictures and photos
  • Photography with intent and the art of slowing down
  • Considering the light
  • Identifying your subject
  • Composing the image

At the conclusion of the presentation we will have time to explore and photograph using the new skills discussed in the session. 

 

DAY 2  - 9am Start

This session is a combination of presentations, worksheets that will help you to identify your camera features and practical exercises to help you to consolidate the theory

Exposure 

One of the foundation principles of photography is Exposure - capturing the light and the tones. Understanding how to manage exposure is an essential photography skill. 

  • Understanding Exposure and Correct Exposure
  • Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO
  • Camera's Metering Modes
  • Depth of Field, Motion, Noise
  • Exposure Compensation
  • Exposure Bracketing
  • Exposure Lock
  • Expose to the Right

Focusing

Another important technique to understand in photography is the concept of focus. If you don’t focus properly, you will end up with blurry photos even when all your other camera settings are correct (unless of course you make a creative decision to blur them!)

  • Understanding your camera's focus points
  • Selecting the Focus Area
  • Moving Focus points
  • When to use the various focus modes
  • Focus and Recompose

After dinner we will get together to discuss some of the options available for processing your images and sharing some of your best images from the day's session. 

Day 3 - Sunrise to Noon

Putting it all together

Day three is all about applying the concepts we covered in the first two days. I will be available 30min prior to sunrise for those that wish to get up a bit earlier and capture the morning light. Around 9 we will make time for breakfast and checking out of our accomodation before using our remaining time together to wonder around Merry Beach and Pretty Beach using all of our essential photography skills to capture stunning images. 

ACCOMODATION
Accomodation is not included. Please hold off booking your accomodation until you receive a confirmation that the minimum level of bookings have been met. This will ensure you will not be charged any cancellation fees for your accomodation if the Workshop does not proceed.

FITNESS LEVEL
A basic amount of fitness is required for this workshop. We will be walking short distances on level ground. 

PREREQUISITES
A basic understanding of your camera and navigating the menus is essential. Having your camera manual on hand will be valuable. 

STUDENT LIMIT
Workshop size will be between 4-6 students. We limit our workshop sizes to create a more individual learning environment.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

  • Your Camera!  The bare minimum is a camera that can has manual and aperture priority exposure settings. 
  • Spare camera battery and charger
  • Appropriate clothing

WHAT’S INCLUDED?
Tea, coffee and snacks

NOT INCLUDED
Meals

As with any workshop, unfortunately we are unable to control the weather or the availability of wildlife. The workshop will proceed in the event of inclement weather and we will endeavour to do our best to locate local wildlife. 

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