Margaret River, WA
3 days, 3 nights
1 May 2021
7 Aug 2021 |
27 Nov 2021
Margaret River and its premium wine region is the place for indulging many passions. It's the only wine region in Australia where you can hop from award-winning wineries and restaurants to stunning beaches, tall-timber forests, world-class surf breaks and ancient caves.... Situated just a few hours drive from Perth, the region offers a huge selection of world-class wineries, gourmet food and boutique accommodation making it ideal for a romantic getaway, weekend escape and to run our Margaret River Photography tour.
The Margaret River region is renowned for its natural beauty and spoilt for top quality gourmet food, wine, gorgeous beaches, rolling, green hills and tall Karri forests. Our creative tour program is a series of fun photo shoots in different locations covering food and wine, landscapes, portraiture, action, nature, lifestyle, architecture, camera gear and camera handling in this idyllic corner of the world. What can beat an action shoot of surfers whilst savouring a local wine as the sun slowly sinks into the Indian ocean. Participants emerge from each tour inspired and renewed, with greater confidence in the skills they need to take their creative expression to the next level.
■ 3 day tour capturing the gourmet Margaret River region of WA
■ Practical workshops including food, lifestyle & landscapes
■ Visiting beaches, forests, wineries & quaint villages
■ Fun, creative, well researched itinerary
■ Small groups of like minded photographers
■ Andrew & Serena are your personable, professional tutors
■ Accommodation packages available
■ Complete understanding of your DLSR, compact, mirrorless or film camera functions
■ Learn shooting modes including Aperture, Shutter speed, Program, Auto, Pre sets, raw vs jpeg, metering & focusing modes, white balance , ISO, picture style & control, exposure lock & compensation, adding light into shadows
■ Lighting: - natural & artificial light, white balance, time the light
■ Composition: leading & converging lines, the rule of thirds, framing, reflections, colour, star bursts, showing motion, viewpoint, selective focus, vertical vs horizontal, aspect ratio
■ Landscape photography throughout
■ Photography of flora and fauna
■ Motion, architecture, nature, flowers.
■ late afternoon, low light seascapes
■ Use of your flash & shooting techniques in wireless flash
■ Understanding editing
■ Insight into photographing for personal, stock, editorial & commercial use
■ View unique Australian wildlife and birdlife
■ Use of light on water, clouds, silhouettes, shadows, twilight
■ Notes, critique & ongoing networking, advice and technical support
■ Practical workshops over 3 days covering: What gear, camera handling, food, architecture, landscapes, portraiture, photography, action & motion, lighting, composition, nature, wildlife, editing, Lightroom 6 classic, output for screen & print and more
* we vary the workshops according to the weather conditions and other factors
■ No prior photography experience
■ Suitable for amateur photographers right through to semi-professionals
■ Any Digital DSLR, mirrorless, quality compact, smartphone camera
■ Film Camera's are catered for (Having both digital & a film camera is preferred as it allows for on-location photo critique)
■ At least one quality lens such as a Nikkor 18-200mm or a Canon 17-85mm and other lenses that you own
■ Min 4GB card per day of shooting
■ Any camera accessories - such as a tripod, and polarising filter
■ Instruction booklet, sense of humour
■ Every tour 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.
■ Fitness Level / Difficulty Moderate. Some easy-pace walking required at various locations.
■ Tour Dates: 1-3 May 2021 | 7-9 Aug 2021 | 27-29 Nov 2021
■ Tour Cost: $1190* ex Margaret River
■ Tour Style: easy. You should be able to walk up to 1/2 km on the designated workshops - along a beach etc
■ Activities: 3 days of photography, walking & driving
■ Accommodation: sometimes we get an entire house & share the rental cost between the group or you are welcome to arrange your own accommodation
■ Tour Host: Andrew Thomasson & Serena Pearce
■ Tour operator: Focus 10 Pty Ltd
We love our Margaret River Photography tour! What can beat shooting surfers whilst savouring a local wine as the sun slowly sinks into the Indian ocean.
■ Serena and Andrew would love the opportunity to share our love of destination photography with you in a fun and exciting way
■ Our driving passion is to get you to the best places for great shots at the right time. That way you'll get the finest and photographs possible.
■ Our goal on all our tours is to provide a supportive, inspirational and fun learning environment in beautiful regional areas of Australia
■ Photographers of all levels can build confidence in their creative and technical skills, to achieve their personal and professional photographic goals.
■ Group technical sessions allow you to learn photography in a small group environment
■ Margaret River and its premium wine region is the place for indulging many passions. It's the only wine region in Australia where you can hop from award-winning wineries and restaurants to stunning beaches, tall-timber forests, world-class surf breaks and ancient caves.... Situated just a few hours drive from Perth, the region offers a huge selection of world-class wineries, gourmet food and boutique accommodation making it ideal for a romantic getaway, weekend escape and to run our 2 day Travel Photography weekend course.
■ Where we go: We use a variety of locations around Margaret River to give you a feel for scenarios you will encounter throughout the world. Shooting boats and water at Hamlin bay is similar to shooting on a Corsica sailing holiday, the tips on architecture photography at Voyager Estate can be transported to taking pictures in Cape of Good Hope and the white sandy beaches along this WA coast give you skills in shooting snow-covered scenes in polar and alpine regions.
■ Some of the great locations and wineries visited include Aravina winery, Swallow winery, Watershed Winery, Voyager Estate, Hay Shed Hill Winery, Margaret River Chocolate Company, Olio Bello Olive Oil Company, Margaret River Dairy Company, Redgate Beach Blowholes, Hamelin Bay, Boranup Forest, Limestone caves, Canal Rocks, Sugarloaf Rocks, Leeuwin- Naturaliste National Park, Cape Leeuwin National Park, Margaret River, Prevelly, Gnarabup and Yallingup. On every course we discover another location gem or winery and are totally flexible as to where we go.
■ InclusionsComprehensive PDF on notesSunset drinks and nibbles overlooking Margaret River surf break
■ Exclusions*Accommodation - we can recommend several optionsTransport to/from Margaret RiverFood and beveragesCave entrance fees (for those that would like to explore this option)
PaymentsPaying for your tour in full upon booking will confirm your attendance. Places are limited on all courses.
InsuranceYou are required to have general travel insurance for all our tours
RefundsWe 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.
Workshop PhotographyWe 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.
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Why Tour with Us?
We journey to unusual & 'off the beaten track' places and engage in activities specifically chosen for their photogenic nature. Our itineraries are tailored to take full advantage of photographic opportunities.
Travel with interesting, fun loving, like-minded individuals & enjoy friendly tuition by master trainers and professional photographers. On-location analysis and critique of images as you shoot.
On most of our tours we use professional operators who look after the bookings, logistics, transportation, accommodation & food. This leaves our hands free to concentrate only on the photography.
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