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Nature's Image Photography Workshops and Tours

Photography Essentials

Photography Essentials is my comprehensive two day course teaching everything you need to make your start in creative photography. It is perfect for absolute beginners, and for people who have been teaching themselves and are ready for some expert guidance.

The workshop is held in Maleny, just a short drive from the Sunshine Coast and a popular weekend destination for visitors from Brisbane and beyond.

Scroll down to read the detailed itinerary. As you can see the workshop provides a balance of camera skills (day 1) and creativity (day 2). Each day includes all the theory you need in the morning, followed by outdoor sessions in the afternoon to practice what you have learned. I don’t just explain photography in theory, I show you how to get the results on your own camera.

DSLR, Mirrorless and good quality Bridge Cameras are welcome, and I am familiar with all the major brands; Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Olympus, Panasonic, and more.

Students also receive a copy of my 100 page e-book DSLR Photography in Plain English, plus an invitation to join an exclusive online community for continued support and encouragement.

NEED ACCOMMODATION? There are plenty of places to stay in Maleny and the surrounding areas. CLICK HERE to see the accommodation guide from Hinterland Tourism.

GIFT VOUCHERS ARE AVAILABLE. Contact Andrew Goodall by phone on 0448700162 or email admin@naturesimage.com.au

Itinerary

SATURDAY MORNING (INDOORS)
Start: 9:00am
STEP-BY-STEP: FROM THE BASICS TO REAL CAMERA SKILLS
This is photography for beginners, so we start at the beginning! Learn about the light-meter, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and how to put them all together in Manual mode. See how to control moving subjects and when to use a tripod. Understand depth of field and how to make it work for you. Finally we take a good look at wide-angle and telephoto lenses and how to use them to create photos with impact.
SATURDAY AFTERNOON (OUTDOORS)
End: About 4:30pm
OUR FIRST PRACTICAL SESSION
Everything we talked about in the morning, we put into practice in the afternoon. Switch your camera to MANUAL, and see how easy it is to control your light meter using aperture and shutter speed. You will learn to control moving subjects, manipulate depth of field, and discover how to get maximum impact from your lenses. These are all practical techniques used every day by professional photographers.
SUNDAY MORNING (INDOORS)
Start: 9:00am
DEVELOPING YOUR ARTIST’S EYE
Photography is not just about technology. Today we take a good look at lighting and composition, which are just as important as apertures and shutter speeds. In particular, you will learn the best way to approach Landscapes, Rainforests and Wildlife, and finally a quick look at the fascinating world of macro photography. If nature photography is not your ‘thing’ don’t worry – it is the skills that really matter. After the workshop you can apply them to any subject you choose.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON (OUTDOORS)
End: Up to you
A BREATH OF FRESH AIR
We finish the weekend with a free-practice session at one of the beauty spots around Maleny. No set exercises here; you practice whatever you like at your own pace. Andrew will still be on hand for support and to answer any questions. A great way to end the weekend. Finishing time is up to you; stay until sunset or leave early to beat the traffic. The choice is yours.
AFTER YOUR WORKSHOP IS OVER
Ongoing Support
When the weekend is over you will receive a set of workshop exercises to practice at home, AND you will have a copy of Andrew's 100 page e-book to help you. Best of all you will be invited to join a growing family of past students who share their work in an online forum, and meet face to face for frequent practice outings - all for free!
WHERE WE MEET, WHAT TO BRING
FURTHER INFORMATION
The workshop is held at Maleny in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Both morning sessions begin at 9.00am. When your booking is complete you will receive a tax invoice with a link to download a PDF file containing all the information you need: where we meet, how to get there, what to bring...everything you need to know to arrive at the workshop on time and ready to go!
WHAT THE WORKSHOP IS NOT ABOUT
PHOTOGRAPHY, NOT PHOTOSHOP
It is important to understand that this workshop is about improving your photography using better camera technique, NOT about editing and fixing your photos on the computer. Editing has a valid role in modern photography but it is not the focus of this course.
Terms & Conditions:

Price for the Photography Essentials Workshop is $275.00 per person. There are no discounts for multiple bookings as we already offer exceptional value for money compared to other workshops. Your place at the workshop is reserved the moment you place your booking, but payment in advance is required to finalise the booking. Most people pay when they make their booking; you can choose to pay later if you wish. However your booking is not considered final until payment is made, and if a workshop is sold out and we have a waiting list, you will be asked to confirm the booking through payment, or the place may be offered to the next person on the list. There are no refunds for non-attendance, but if you genuinely cannot make it to the workshop on the date you have booked, you can transfer to another workshop at a later date. When your booking is complete (paid) you will receive information on where we meet, what to bring etc. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided but you are responsible for organising your own lunch. You can bring lunch (refrigerator available) or visit one of the many nearby cafes in Maleny. When your booking is complete you will receive a link to download a PDF with all the information you need.

Testimonials

  • You taught me how the soft light of dawn or the golden light of late afternoon can add a touch of magic to an image. You taught me the importance of taking control of what my camera is doing. You brought my fuzzy ideas about composition into clear focus. And you inspired me to take up my camera and shoot, to get up and have a go.
  • Andrew is a perfect presenter. Explains things clearly and at a level perfect for my comprehension.
  • Thanks for a great PRACTICAL workshop ! I have always been afraid of the big “M” on the camera – but not anymore!
  • I have been on many courses in my 75 yrs. I rank yours as one of the best . You have a great way of keeping up the interest in the class.
  • The weekend has given me more knowledge and confidence and renewed my enthusiasm… thanks again for your generosity in sharing your knowledge and experience.
  • Your method and mode of teaching is hands on, practical and free of technical gobbldygook — EXACTLY what most of us would be photographers need.
  • Description & explanation of things was very good… very helpful. You are a great teacher.
  • Good fun and a good mix of classroom and outdoors.
  • This course gave me a better understanding of the technical side which has always been daunting to me.
  • Gave me a lot of good ideas. I have a greater understanding of my camera.
  • I must say I enjoyed your ‘easygoing’ style of teaching and openness.
  • I have more practice to do but am now excited about using my camera. Thank you for the inspirational workshop.
  • If there is one thing I can recommend to anyone interested in photography it is to DO THIS COURSE! I can never thank Andrew enough for sharing his knowledge and making it so easy.

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