Intermediate to advanced |
17 Feb 2021
17 Mar 2021 |
17 Mar 2021
This new Accommodation Photograph Course is about taking professional photos for different types of accommodation providers. Learn to shoot images which are visually and aesthetically appealing of interior, exterior, and facilities - we also take images of local experiences, attractions, shops, cafe restaurants, recreation activities, beaches..... On this course you are not just shooting accommodation but capturing appealing lifestyle images of the region.
This exciting and creative course is targeted for those who want to get out into regional tourism areas, do contra deals and earn money in this booming area of Australian travel and tourism. It covers everything from camera gear and handling, lens selection, lighting and the importance of composition. We teach you how to shoot interiors and exteriors, be creative and pay attention to detail.
It's a great course for real estate agents, architects, interior designers, stylists, entrepreneurs, persons looking for a career change, generalist photographers wanting to specialise and travellers. It is a course to gain the skills to do contra deals for accommodation as a working holiday. Your family will love you for it.
■ Gain the specialist skills to become a capable accommodation photographer
■ Images which communicate what guests & holiday seekers actually want
■ We shoot accommodation such as resorts & boutique hotels
■ Also houseboats, motor homes, railway sleepers, boats & yachts
■ Learn to shoot creative interiors and exteriors
■ Learn composition and attention to detail
■ How to streamline your workflow, edit & export your images
■ The Ideal opportunity for building your portfolio
■ We cover stills, 360 degrees, video and drones
■ At a glance - Gaining the skills necessary to photography holiday accommodation and shooting images which are visually and aesthetically appealing. We also shoot the area's lifestyle - attractions of the area & beauty of the region.
■ Technique - Learning the essential tips & tricks in lighting & composition and the camera gear and settings to take professional accommodation photographs.
■ Shooting to a brief - We will be under pressure to get the shots required in this busy shooting schedule over two days. - you will be not just be learning to shoot the interior and exteriors of accommodation but also lifestyle shots - people, scenery, action, food, cafes, restaurants ... Great photographs of accommodation are essential both the accommodation hosts but also for the person(s) looking to stay at the property.
■ Comprehensive learning - this course provides a clear path for the intermediate to advanced, allowing you to gain the specialist skills in order to become a capable, even expert, accommodation photographer.
■ Extensive content - How to photograph exteriors and interiors of accommodation. Shooting in different locations, camera and lenses advice, flash gun techniques and shooting under a wide range of difficult lighting conditions. Composition tips and lighting techniques. A series of workshops cover ,the best cameras and lens settings, drones & 360 degree camera's.
■ Business focussed - Start a small or freelance photography business, work part time or turn your hobby and passion into a professional craft. The perfect photography course for real estate agents, architects, interior designers and travellers who love photographing accommodation.
■ Get better travel images - for travellers, lovers of fine architecture and interesting accommodation - you gain the skills to bring back evocative, memorable images of places you have stayed or visited.
■ Efficient workflow - shooting stylish display homes & /or holiday accommodation. Learning the essential tips & tricks in lighting & composition and the camera gear and settings to take professional accommodation photographs.
■ Crystallise your skills - you will be not just be learning to shoot the interior and exteriors of accommodation but also lifestyle shots , scenery, action, food, cafes, restaurants ...
■ Shooting to a brief - we will be under pressure to get the shots required in this very intense shooing schedule over two days. You will be required to crystallise your skills - you will be not just be learning to shoot the interior and exteriors of accommodation but also lifestyle shots , scenery, action, food, cafes, restaurants ... a lot lot more
■ Lifestyle photography - you are taking images of the accommodation to make it not just an appealing place to rest your head but its overall appeal such as In house dining, room service, amenities, pools, gyms, parking, spas, saunas, hot tubs, a fireplace, the light airy rooms, views, tasteful toiletries, fluffy towels, self catering facilities….
■ How to shoot attractions - of the area of what makes the region or town an appealing place to have a holiday. Things like: local experiences, attractions, shops, cafes, restaurants, recreation activities, beaches.....
■ Skills learnt in photographing a variety of accommodation - boutique hotels, resorts, motor homes, luxury Yachts, sleeper trains, glamping and more. Whatever we line up for this exciting 2 day shoot.
■ Attention to detail - are bench tops clear, rubbish bins out of sight, cushions fluffed up, toilet paper & brushes gone, bed lamps with working bulbs, is the range hood light on. Have you photographed the complimentary pillow chocolates, the toiletries and the complimentary magazines.
■ Composition - the big three -Verticals, horizontal lines and leading lines. Leading lines of kitchen benches, architraves and /or skirting boards. Is the furniture in the room balanced? Are you shooting asymmetrical or symmetrical? Is the viewpoint to high?
■ Lighting - balancing the light, Interiors & exteriors, bracketing, flash or no flash, continuous, the direction & intensity of the light, the time of day and weather conditions.
■ Suitable cameras, accessories & technique - the best cameras and lenses, settings such as aperture priority, shooting RAW, low ISO settings, bracketing, exposure compensation, balancing interior and exterior light, white balance, colour profiling, tripods, reflectors, flashes, colour cast, lighting corners, wireless, HDR, filters, workflow.
■ Other - 2 hours of Lightroom Classic tuition, use of drones and marketing ideas. A series of workshops will cover preparing the property, Lightroom Classic, output for screen or print and more. Images taken on the course can be used for your own promotional purposes.
■ It is essential to have some background photographic knowledge in knowing your cameras buttons and functions. The photography in this course is demanding and creative and you need to roughly know how to use your camera! If you are new to photography, our Beginners Course is beneficial for learning the basics of camera handling.
■ Any full or cropped frame DSLR camera or mirrorless camera* is ideal. Full frame cameras with their bigger sensors will give better results in certain situations.
■ A wide angle lens is essential for shooting in tight confined spaces like motor homes and boats. eg 16-35mm (on a full frame camera) or 10-22mm (on a cropped sensor camera); a telephoto lens eg. 70-300mm to pull in the views; a mid range lens eg 24-105mm for architectural or detail shots.
■ An external on-camera flash unit is needed - your camera's in-built flash may not be powerful enough for lighting internal spaces.
■ A sturdy tripod - the taller the better; 1.8m is ideal.
■ We recommend you have a quality smartphone. This is ideal for taking great shots in its own right, sharing images, for panoramics and promotional video clips accommodation providers love.
■ Inclusions - Instruction from professional photographer, Andrew Thomasson / Focus 10 photography, detailed notes, camera shopping advice, personal assessment and critique of your portfolio.
■ Transportation is provided by us. Or you are welcome to drive your own vehicle to each location.
■ Exclusions - Food and beverages.
* There are more recommendations on camera gear in the FAQ section.
Thanks for the Watagan Park photo shoot of the 4 houses. – Brett was very happy with the outcome and he just wanted to be very clear with the location of the villages (for you to make sure your pricing was correct). He would like you to schedule in some time to go to Wongawilli . Thanks for the great deal on the drone shots as well as the Marsden Parks ones.
Focus 10 runs fantastic, informative and always fun courses and tours. I have done 4 of them now - Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands, 3801 Steam train and the most recent to Jervis Bay. Always a laugh and with excellent like minded, fellow photographers!
Focus 10 recently ran a incentive, team building program for us called 'A day in the life at ING'. Their organisation and expertise was impeccable handling over 240 of our staff over 3 days. We think highly of Focus 10 and have a relationship spanning 15 years.
A great weekend and I learnt heaps - hope to do it again sometime.
As director of a company which represents hundreds of professional photographers running courses around Australia its always a pleasure dealing with Andrew and Focus 10. They run highly professional Australia wide photography courses and from the feedback from my clients they do a great job, they are reliable and honest and always do the right thing by their clients - we highly recommend them.
This has to be one of the best value and most comprehensive beginners photography courses. A huge amount of content, outside shooting with 10 workshops, 2 night sessions and an additional 4 hour workshop of our choice. I went from zero to hero in my understanding the fundamentals of photography. Keep up the good work!
Hey Andrew - thanks again - I loved the personal branding portraits you took last week. I was looking at photos that I could use for my Board resume, Executive resume and personal website and other personal marketing purposes and you nailed it
I want to thank you very much for the course a last Saturday. It was very easy to learn through this sort of experience. The models were gorgeous! I will be confident enough to do a small wedding and the course manual is incredibly detailed. Thanks.
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