Landscape Photography From Start To Finish - Lesmurdie Falls
$225pp - Maximum of 5 participants. SOLD OUT
Landscape photography from start to finish workshops are designed to take you through the entire process of capturing stunning nature based photographs.
Lesmurdie Falls is located just 25 minutes from the Perth CBD, it is one of the largest, and most photogenic waterfalls of the Perth Hills. Here, the Lesmurdie Brook cascades down multiple tiers off the edge of the Darling Scarp.
We're starting early on this one to beat the crowds and make the most of the early morning light! Itinerary is below.
Over the day we have two practical photography classes. The first will be an on location shoot, where our focus will be using slow shutter photography to capture Lesmurdie Falls in stunning afternoon light. I will coach you through choosing the right settings with your camera in manual mode, teach you to nail your focus every time, and show the benefits/effects of a few lens filters.
Next we have a 2.5hr post processing session at Midland Camera House, where I will demonstrate how to get the most out of your images using Adobe Lightroom &/or Photoshop.
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.
- Exposure blending: Using on location practical techniques, followed by adobe post processing. This is an invaluable technique to learn for landscape photographers when photographing sunset sunrises (dependant on participant experience).
- Post processing: Editing images from start to finish using Adobe lightroom &/or Photoshop.
Strictly limited to 5 participants!
Subject to change due to unpredictable weather conditions.
Sunday September 12th
Meet at the bottom carpark (Palm Terrace) to commence on location shoot at 5:45 AM - 8:00 AM
Post Processing at Midland Camera House 9:30AM - 12:00PM
What to bring:
For this workshop, you'll need to have your own transport to and from all of the destinations.
We'll be doing approximately 1km of walking to get to our photography destination and back to the lower carpark, so please come prepared and wear closed in shoes. The ground may be uneven, wet and slippery so please take caution. I recommend wearing a pair of shoes that you don't mind getting wet, as there may be unavoidable puddles on the trail. It can also be very cold in the mornings at this time of year.
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).
I recommend lenses with a focal length of 24-70mm and 14-24mm. Polarising filters are a great addition to any landscape photographers kit, they reduce glare and enhance a scene dramatically. If you don't have a polarising filter and would like to purchase on prior to the workshop, please contact me and I will find the right one for you. A Neutral Density filter is also a great addition.
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. If you would like assistance in choosing the right tripod for you, contact me and I will be happy to assist.
The workshop price is $225 and there are is a maximum of 5 participants.
We will proceed regardless of weather conditions, with the exception of consistent - heavy rain, or a severe & dangerous weather forecast.
In the unlikely event we need to reschedule due to dangerous weather conditions or any other reason (e.g. COVID) the reschedule date will be the 19th of September.
Please ensure you can attend the workshop prior to booking, as I can not offer a refund if you change your mind. We do need at least 3 participants booked prior to the workshop - in the even that the minimum requirement is not met, you will be offered an alternate option, to pay an additional fee to proceed, or a full refund will be provided.
Please fill out this form to accompany your booking: Lesmurdie Falls Booking Form