PHOTO WORKSHOP – November 13/17, 2022
Lamington National Park Gold Coast Hinterland, Qld
2 PLACES AVAILABLE
* Targeting stunning nature, birds and rare creatures.
* Great landscapes.
* Top creative shoots.
* Stunning world class shoot location.
* Professional WPA Photo guide – your images come first!
* We are joined by Mike O’Connor, editor of Australian Photography.
* All accommodation.
* Most Meals as per itinerary.
WHAT ARE THESE ADVENTURE ABOUT?
We are offering two linked photo adventures in November 2022.
ADVENTURE 1 – WPA is teaming up with Australian Photography Magazine to offer you a fantastic photo escape to one of the worlds great photo hot spots – Lamington National Park.
ADVENTURE 2 – We are also working with Momento Pro to offer a linked, special 3 day book making workshop. (Ask for itinerary or on our website.)
This is a special photo location that is guaranteed to help all photographers from novice to advanced. Based in the rainforest mountains behind the Gold Coast, our accommodation and the surrounding rainforest offers the best photographic learning environment. Interested to improve your creative skills? Your professional photo guides are world leaders and love to help!
We will specially target unique field techniques and outstanding processing and theory in the comfort of our beautiful multi award winning lodge. Subjects include spectacular birds, frogs, forest scenes, grand landscapes and unique creative patterns and shapes.
PHOTO WORKSHOP – WHAT’S INCLUDED?
We include 4 nights accommodation at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat – world class photo tuition, plus all meals as per itinerary. We limit the group size to 5/6 photographers per tutor. This will offer you personalised assistance in the field! We do not include transport to and from the mountain. Julia is happy to help with suggestions from hire cars to the mountain bus service, or linking up with another photographer to car pool. You can fly into the Gold Coast or Brisbane. You just need to get yourself to and from the start and finish points. Julia is happy to help you with the best options.
BOOK WORKSHOP OPTION
Plus we are adding a linked 3 day book workshop. This special workshop will include the co-founders of Momento Pro, Libby Jeffery and Geoff Hunt. Libby, Geoff and Darran will have you well on the way to making a stunning book, targeting everything from concept to imagery, fonts to layout. If you already know the basics of book making, we will take you another step further!
The adventure …
Immerse yourself in the heartland of uniquely captivating images. In 2022 we invite you to photograph Australia’s hidden gem, Lamington National Park.
MIKE O’CONNOR – Editor Australian Photography Magazine & Photographer
Before taking up the mantle of editor of Australian Photography, Mike O’Connor worked for 3 years as a photographer and writer for WWF, the World Wide Fund for Nature, in New Zealand. He has travelled, written and photographed around the world, with his writing and photographs appearing in every major broadsheet newspaper in NZ as well as a number of travel publications. In 2012 he lived and worked in Chennai, India as a journalist with the New Indian Express newspaper.
YOUR ITINERARY TO ADVENTURE…
DAY 1 – Sunday
Services start today for this workshop. You should arrive at 12 noon today, at the latest. (You might like to arrive a day earlier?) Group lunch is included and starts at 12.30pm. Note: That rooms will most likely not be ready until after lunch.
Join your tutors for an afternoon workshop, starting at 3pm. A chance to ask lots of questions and sort technical and equipment issues. Your world class tutors will offer you top tips and technical information. Tonight, an exclusive dinner from one of Australia’s leading resorts which also happens to own an award winning winery. Drinks are on us tonight! After dinner, a short Audio Visual presentation from one of your tutors.
DAY 2 – Monday
We head out early to shoot in the early light. If you have never shot bird images before, you are about to shoot some of the most amazing feathered friends on this planet. Again, your guides will help you shoot not only great traditional images, but offer some advanced creative techniques for those keen to try. And this is before breakfast!
After breakfast, we take a walk to put the previous days theory into practice, using the Wishing Tree Track. Understanding light, your meter and equipment will be the key theme. Your tutors will show you some top techniques. Lunch is included. Afternoon workshop looking at visualisation and processing your images. Group dinner and a chance to swap some tall stories.
DAYs 3/4 – Tuesday, Wednesday,
We depart early each day mixing up landscape shoots to nature and we offer quality time exploring the creative options in the forest, including the Morans Fall walk – famous for its great artistic subjects. We have lunch back at the lodge.
We mix field shoots with time at the lodge to process images. Your tutors are going to help you every step of the way. From novice to advanced, you will be challenged to new creative levels! The photo opportunities are very special! Group dinners and a chance to swap some tall stories each night. Final night dinner Thursday and drinks are on us!