Kalbarri Photography Tour 2021
Kalbarri Photography Workshop
12th - 15th November 2021 | MAXIMUM 8 PARTICIPANTS
$3200pp ($2975 Twinshare)
Join Kane Artie and myself for a 4 day, 3 night ALL INCLUSIVE photography trip to the stunning coastal town of Kalbarri. All accommodation, travel, meals, and park fees are booked and covered for your convenience so you can sit back & enjoy the trip!
For the 3 nights we'll be based in Kalbarri, which has something for absolutely everyone, from rugged coastal cliffs, tranquil inland gorges and abundant wildlife.
Nathan Dobbie and Kane Artie will be providing tuition & guidance for the duration of this workshop, and with a maximum of 8 guests over the 4 days - you are guaranteed plenty of assistance.
We also have NiSi filters available that will fit on MOST lens options - these are for use exclusively by workshop participants.
- 3 Nights Accommodation (Self contained Deluxe Studio Rooms at Kalbarri Edge Resort)
- All travel for the workshop duration, in air conditioned 12 seat mini bus
- Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner throughout the workshop duration
- 7 on location shoots throughout the workshop duration
- 2 post processing sessions
- Photographic guidance and tuition throughout all of the shoots
- National Park entry fees and permits will be covered
What will I learn?
- Setting up your camera for landscape photography: Learn which camera gear is necessary to capture your desired images.
- Photography fundamentals: How to shoot using manual mode & understanding aperture, ISO, shutter speed, and white balance.
- Composition techniques: Create captivating images that stand out from the rest in a positive way.
- Planning: Learn to plan your photography for the best results. This includes using natural light effectively and using apps to predict ideal conditions for each shoot.
- Exposure blending (for advanced participants): Using on location practical techniques, followed by adobe post processing. This is an invaluable technique to learn for landscape photographers when photographing sunset/sunrises & for astrophotography.
-Focus stacking (for advanced participants): A technique used to ensure an entire image from front to back is in focus and tack sharp.
- Post processing: Editing images from start to finish using Adobe lightroom &/or Photoshop.
Strictly limited to 8 participants! See full itinerary below.
Subject to change due to unpredictable weather conditions. Shoot times are not set in stone and may be adjusted with short notice.
Day One - 12th November
On the first day we will meet at a designated pickup point near Perth at 8:30 am. Departing at 8:45 am latest, we will be travelling North and stopping in Geraldton for a brief lunch before we continue on to Kalbarri.
We'll check in to our accommodation at the Kalbarri Edge Resort and then head of to the aptly named Red Bluff Beach.
Day Two - 13th November
We'll begin our second morning with a sunrise shoot at this iconic location that Kalbarri is most famous for: Nature's Window. There are plenty of great compositions and photographic opportunities here other than the window its self.
After our sunrise shoot we will make the very short trip to the recently completed Kalbarri skywalk and continue our morning of photography, before breakfast at the skywalk kiosk.
After this we head back into town to freshen up and we'll then have a post processing session early in the afternoon.
Our day of photography will end with a sunset shoot at the rugged coastal cliffs at Pot Alley.
Day Three - 14th November
On the third morning we'll be starting early to head for sunrise at the Z Bend lookout on the Murchison Gorge. This dramatic landscape is even more impressive in the early morning light. You'll have the option to head down into the gorge after sunrise, or simply sit and enjoy the views from up top. Either way it will be a good morning! Please be warned, the trail heading down into the gorge is suitable only for those that are more agile and capable of scaling boulders, slippery surfaces, and climbing multiple ladders. Feral bees are also present very close to the trail here, so it is not advised that any participants with history of insect allergies enter the gorge.
Following our sunrise shoot we will have a second post processing session, before heading off mid afternoon to check out the Pink Lake in Port Gregory. After out afternoon shoot we'll make our way back towards Kalbarri, stopping in at Island Rock along the dramatic seaside for our final sunset shoot!
Day Four - 15th November
Our final morning will start off with a sunrise shoot at Jakes Point, we'll then have opportunity to grab a coffee and breakfast before checking out of Kalbarri Edge & heading home, again stopping in Geraldton for lunch.
What to bring:
We have planned the five days so we are out shooting in the best possible light for landscape photography, whilst allowing time in between to eat, freshen up, and go to the shop for supplies. Meals are provided but if you want any drinks/snacks in between, you will be responsible for this.
We'll be doing a small amount of walking to get to our photography destinations on most of the days so please come prepared and wear closed in shoes.
If you have any know medical conditions or injuries you MUST bring any necessary medication (e.g. Epi Pen, Inhaler) and have it on you at ALL times. Please let me know if you have any difficulties walking and getting around prior to booking so we can ensure you will be able to enjoy this trip.
Temperatures can change from one extreme to the other quite quickly up here, It can become very cold and windy or very hot, so please come prepared for all weather conditions.
Recommended Photography Equipment
Photography equipment is NOT supplied. At a minimum, you need your own camera, tripod, lens(es), memory cards (with plenty of space), and batteries (fully charged).
If I could only choose one lens to bring with me on this trip, It would be a 24-70mm or similar. I would also recommend a 14-24mm for full frame users, and a 10-24mm for crop sensor users.
A good, sturdy tripod is highly recommended. You'll want one that allows full control of the leg angle, as this can be critical for setting up on uneven ground and getting the camera nice and low. I recommend that you have a ball head attached to the tripod also, as this will allow you to easily level your camera once set up.
Drones - A drone is not an essential piece of equipment for this trip, but it will significantly expand your photographic opportunities. We would recommend the DJI Mavic Pro 2, Phantom 4 Pro, or AIR 2s models. If you have any drone it would be worthwhile bringing it along to the workshop.
Feel free to contact me for gear recommendations.
The workshop price is $3200 and there are is a maximum of 8 participants.
We will proceed regardless of weather conditions, with the exception of a severe & dangerous weather forecast (e.g. cyclone).
Please ensure you can attend the workshop prior to booking, as we can not offer a refund if you change your mind or need to cancel. We do need at least 5 participants booked before November 1st to proceed - in the even that the minimum requirement is not met, a full refund will be provided. If the event is cancelled due to COVID or for any reason by decision of the organisers, a full refund is provided.
By booking a space in this workshop, you are agreeing to comply with all of the Workshop Terms & Conditions
Please fill out this form to accompany your booking: Kalbarri Booking Form