Upcoming Photography Workshops & Tours.
Nature By Nathan is owned and operated by Perth landscape photographer Nathan Dobbie. We run regular photography courses/tours which range in length from 2hrs to 7 days.
Nature By Nathan has been running photography workshops all across Western Australia for 4 years and our goal is to share the love for photography and the outdoors so that others can appreciate the magnificent natural attractions on offer all around Australia.
Saturday February 11th | $180pp - Maximum 6 participants.
Join myself and wildlife photographer Aaron Brown for a 3 hour photography workshop at Lake Gwelup in Perth. We are taking a maximum of 6 participants on this workshop where we will be covering all of the basics and more.
What will I learn?
- Setting up your camera for wildlife photography: Learn which camera gear is necessary to capture your desired images.
- Photography fundamentals: How to shoot using different camera and shutter modes, understanding aperture, ISO, shutter speed, white balance, and how these settings will effect your images
- 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 understanding where wildlife is likely to be.
Strictly limited to 6 participants!
March 17th - March 19th 2023 | $750pp - Maximum 10 Paricipants
Capture the beautiful world renowned scenery of the Margaret River Region under guidance from Seng Mah & Nathan Dobbie in this weekend workshop for lovers of landscape photography!
Located just 3 hours south of Perth, Margaret River is the perfect location for a short photography getaway. Over the weekend we'll be capturing a stunning and diverse array of locations which include forest scenes, waterfalls, and of course the magnificent coastline that the Southwest is known for.
This small group workshop is aimed at beginner - intermediate photographers. There is a maximum of 10 participants between two professional guides, so you are guaranteed to have plenty of individual assistance.
May 3rd - 17th 2023 | Prices from $6990 - ONE PLACE REMAINING
MAXIMUM 6 PHOTOGRAPHY PARTICIPANTS (family & friends are welcome on this trip if travelling in your own vehicle)
Join Nature By Nathan and Kimberley Dreaming for the trip of a lifetime on this 15 DAY tour across Australia's premiere travel destination: The Kimberley.
This is the ultimate photography tour for landscape photographers in Australia. We will begin the tour with 2 days in Broome before heading inland to the begin the world famous Gibb River Road drive. Here there are gorges and waterfalls galore, and as we are doing this trip early in the season there is likely going to be a lot of water flow.
We'll be travelling the Gibb for 10 days before arriving in Kununurra for the night, and then spending our final 2 days at Lake Argyle, one of the most beautiful destinations in the state.
WHY CHOOSE A NATURE BY NATHAN WORKSHOP?
I have spent the last quarter of my life completely engrossed in photography. As a self-taught photographer, day in and out I research, and put into action techniques for creating captivating images. I want to share that with you.
As a specialised landscape photographer I can assist you in your own personal endeavours through what I have learned. There are absolutely no secrets kept in my photography workshops, and that's how I believe it should be.
I wanted to send my sincere thanks for your personalised tuition and flexibility to ensure we all had a fantastic learning experience during your recent Cervantes-Jurien Bay Landscape and Astrophotography Workshop.
Your workshop provided me with plenty of new information which I could put into practice there and then, and review with you in a timely manner.
With only six participants doing the workshop, we all received plenty of individual tuition which I found very helpful, especially in reinforcing your suggested techniques to take a quality and striking image.
The locations for each session provided unique photographic opportunities, I gained much new knowledge, which I can now put into practice.
I thoroughly enjoyed your workshop. We had a wonderful group of like-minded participants who were happy to share their personalised knowledge when it came to camera equipment and were great to chat to.
Thank you and I look forward to reviewing and editing my photographs and applying my new knowledge when out and about photographing.
With kindest regards,
- Lindy R.
I offer small group workshops(up to 6 participants), and online learning via Patreon.
ON LOCATION SHOOT - PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS. (1.5-2hrs)
Small group workshops will be displayed on this page as they are announced.
Starting in the afternoon and finishing shortly after sunset. Choose from a variety of pre-determined locations in the Perth region, or request your own location.
Set up your camera for landscape photography
Learn which camera gear is necessary to shoot landscape photography effectively. Includes appropriate lens selection, filters, tripods and more. Having the right gear for landscape photography will help you to get the best results possible.
Camera Modes & Understanding Your Histogram
Manual Mode simplified and when to use it. How to find the correct ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed to correctly expose your images.
Learn how to create captivating images & use composition techniques to make your images stand out from the rest in a positive way.
Planning Your Shots, & Working With Natural Light Effectively
Get the most out of your images – Plan your shoots around the best times of day for photographing with natural light. Tips on predicting a great sunrise/sunset etc.
Post Processing Tips
Choose the best format to shoot in if you intend editing your images post-shoot. How to shoot with intent to edit (Includes blending multiple images to achieve full dynamic range, creating panoramic images etc.)
What to Bring:
You will need your own camera, lenses, tripod etc. Please ensure you have space available on your memory cards, and that batteries are charged.
Available as a small group, or online workshop.
Bring your images to life using Adobe Lightroom, and/or Photoshop. These workshops can be run in the comfort of your own home, or at a public meeting place such as a local cafe.
If you are new to Photoshop and Lightroom, these programmes can be very overwhelming. I'll give you the run-down and start off with the very basics such as importing & exporting images, finding your way around the software etc. (we'll skip this if you're already using these programmes)
Image Format For Optimal Processing
RAW Vs. JPEG photographs. The difference shooting in RAW will make when post processing. (with examples)
Follow Along Edit
Together we will edit an image from start to finish (mine or yours). Through previous post processing workshops, I have found this to be the most effective process to learn how and when each of the tools can be used to achieve stunning results.
Recommendations, Coaching, Q&A
The remainder of the workshop will be spent coaching you on how to tastefully process your images. Ask as many questions you like.
What to bring:
You need to have your own laptop with Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom installed (Lightroom Classic is the preference). I recommend up to date versions to get the most out of this workshop. Ensure you have all the images you would like to edit on your computer ready to go, or on a memory card with you.
Online Workshops are run via Zoom video conferencing - a free application that can be downloaded to your computer.
When making payment for a workshop, you are agreeing to the workshop terms and conditions.
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