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Nature's Image Photography

Photography Essentials

Photography Essentials is our premier Sunshine Coast photography workshop for beginners, held each month in Maleny. This two-day class teaches all the theory and practical skills you need to make your start in creative photography. You will learn about Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO, depth of field, how to handle moving subjects, creative use of lenses…and how to put it all together in fully Manual Mode. And that’s just day one! On the second day discover how to work with natural light and create artistic compositions for truly beautiful images. The skills you learn can be applied to almost any subject; landscapes, wildlife, sport, portraits, macro photography and more.

Each day includes a morning theory session indoors, followed by an outdoor practical session where you get hands-on with your own camera. Everything is explained step-by-step in simple terms.

Workshop students also receive a copy of Andrew’s 100-page e-book “DSLR Photography in Plain English” PLUS an invitation to join a growing community of past students who continue to help each other improve through online feedback and numerous free photo outings. The friendship and support continues long after your weekend workshop is over.

DSLR, mirrorless and bridge cameras are welcome. A Photography Essentials Workshop is perfect for absolute beginners and people with some experience who want to advance their skills. This is possibly the most popular photography short-course on the Sunshine Coast, running for over ten years. More than 2,000 photography enthusiasts (and some professionals) owe their start to Andrew Goodall and Photography Essentials.

GIFT VOUCHERS ARE AVAILABLE. Contact us by email (admin@naturesimage.com.au) or phone 0448 700 162.

Itinerary

SATURDAY MORNING (INDOORS)
Start: 9:00am
STEP-BY-STEP: FROM THE BASICS TO REAL CAMERA SKILLS
Today you will find out how to use your camera in Manual Mode, giving you total control over your photography. Learn about the light-meter, shutter speed, aperture, ISO. Understand how to control moving subjects and when to use a tripod. Understand depth of field and how to manipulate it. Finally we take a good look at the creative possibilities of your lenses...they do a lot more than just make things bigger and smaller!
SATURDAY AFTERNOON (OUTDOORS)
End: About 4:30pm
OUR FIRST PRACTICAL SESSION
Everything we talked about in the morning, you will put into practice in the afternoon. You will switch your camera to MANUAL, and see how easy it is to control your light meter using your aperture and shutter speed. You will work with movement effects, depth of field and lenses so you can make your photos look the way you want them to look.
SUNDAY MORNING (INDOORS)
Start: 9:00am
DEVELOPING YOUR ARTIST’S EYE
Photography is not all 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, with a quick look at Macro (close-up) photography to wind up the session. 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 finish 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, inland from the Sunshine Coast. 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!
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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