Travel Photography Course | Melbourne (2 days)
Melbourne | 2 Days | Special Interest
Cost: $590 | 15, 16 Dec
THE ORIGINAL TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE | 25TH ANNIVERSARY | TAUGHT AROUND THE WORLD | 2 DAYS | BEST MELBOURNE & YARRA VALLEY LOCATIONS | SOCIAL, SMALL GROUPS | WORLDWIDE NETWORKING | PRO TUTORING FROM FUN, TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHERS
Ideal ' all rounder course' : A must for the traveller, this travel photography course is designed to inspire you and deliver the skills you will need to develop a beautiful and stunning reportage style of your travels and the art of storytelling through your photography. It is the ideal 'all rounder' course for beginners to advanced level photographers, ideal for any traveler, armchair travelers, photographers of all levels with any type of imaging capturing device (including film), cruise ship passengers, adventure seekers, travel writers, travel agents, tour operators..... anyone who wants to come back with much better travel images.
A camera to suit the occasion: The course emphasises the need to be versatile in your photography - to use different image capturing devices whether its an iphone or a full frame $4000 SLSR. To to be able to adapt your shooting style to suit varying conditions of a region or event. If its raining you learn to shoot macro and portraiture, if its classic landscapes, you may have to wait days for the perfect light. Its horses for courses..... a full frame DLSR Nikon, Sony or Canon with a quality lens will produce unsurpassed resolution, quality and clarity for a huge wall mural. if you enjoy photographing colourful, indigeous people then go to Rajasthan or Peru.
Less is more - less clutter in desert regions means cleaner backdrops and strong composition, less heavy camera gear means you have more energy to explore Venice from first light to twilight. Less gear means freedom to mingle with the locals in Zanzibar and a light compact allows you to shoot unobtrusively. On an African safari, you traditionally needed at least a 300mm lens and a good DSLR digital camera....now a $400 Nikon Hybrid with a 60x zoom will deliver outstanding results. A $900 drone will deliver amazing 4K video on your next Himalayan trek and a Iphone 6S sharp, clear, dramatic panos of your Kerala backwaters holiday.
Course content: Every course participant gets custom tailored advice on their gear, what / where to buy, destination shooting tips, knowledge on cameras, lens, accessories and the best deals. Detailed notes give tips on etiquette, security, the best time to go, image storage, battery life, camera care, security issues and much more. We are strong advocates of using an image capturing device to suit the location, your mood and objectives.
The ultimate 2 day travel photography course: We profile the world's most photogenic locations in a wrap-up slide show - Antarctica, Himalaya, Asia, Burma, Mongolia, The Andes, Paris, London, Rome, Scotland, Turkey, Greece, Canada, Vietnam, The Red Centre, Namibia, South and East Africa to name but a few of the worlds most photogenic locations.
The Photo Traveller course is a ‘hands on’ outdoors course wrapped up with a slide show on world wide destinations. We use a variety of great Melbourne & Yarra Valley locations to give you a feel for diverse scenarios. Photographing boats and water at St Kilda harbour replicates a Costa Brava holiday, nature and flowers in The Botanical gardens are good practice for shooting in Costa Rica, the tips on shooting Victorian architecture can be transported to shooting in Edinburgh. The iconic Federation Square emulates a sense of Barcelona and the white walls along Collins St give you skills in shooting snow-covered scenes in polar and alpine regions. Learn to shoot the street art of New York by discovering Hosier Lane and a reportage session in the Yarra Valley emulates shooting in Bordeaux, France.
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Learn how to use every feature on your digital camera to the full
Covers lens and linear perspective / depth of field
Explore white balance & filters, balancing interior/exterior light, flash & low light
Capturing motion, unusual viewpoints & tilting
Reflections, heat & dust, snow & cold, urban and rural
Portraiture, landscapes, still life, motion, macro, architecture, nature, wildlife
A wrap up on post production, how to create montages and a holiday book
Interactive, dynamic, fun. Real life shooting and communicating with your camera
No prior photography knowledge is needed
A compact, mirror-less and/ or a DLSR camera
A wide angle is useful for landscapes. A telephoto for wildlife
Memory Card(s): at least a 4 GB card, charged camera battery
Optional: polarizing filter, external flash unit, tripod, bean bag
Your travel itinerary and camera instruction book
time & location
10am to 6pm
10-18 Jacka Blvd, St Kilda
(Beachcomber Cafe, St Kilda Baths, St Kilda)
terms & conditions
Paying for your course in full upon booking will confirm your attendance. Places are limited on all courses.
We reserve the right to cancel and reschedule any course, due to inadequate enrolment bad weather, instructor illness, or an 'act of God'. We also reserve the right to cancel any course if there is insufficient demand, especially if it means that our costs would be higher than our income. Please therefore do not leave it until the last few weeks if you are interested in a particular date, as you may find that it has been cancelled. As our costs for each training event remain the same no matter how many delegates attend, like any pre-booked tickets for the theatre, concert, flights etc, we are unable to give a full refund in the event of non-attendance, regardless of the circumstances. If withdrawal occurs within the 14 days before the course starts we will try to put you on an alternative date if places are available. Please note that we cannot be liable for any other costs incurred by yourself, so please check with us before booking any non-refundable accommodation or transport.
Course & Workshop Photography:
We reserve the right to take photographic, (both still and video) records of any of our workshops/courses which may be used for promotional purposes, submissions, advertising and records. We grant permission for participants to use any images captured by them during this workshop for self-promotion only. Participants may not make any financial gain from any images captured during this workshop/course.