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.

2023 Workshops & Tours

Capturing Iconic Perth Cityscapes with Nikon School Australia.

Join Nature By Nathan for 3 hours of photography capturing some of Perth’s most iconic views by the Swan River.

The workshop location boasts great photographic opportunities and a variety of different images can be captured in this relatively small area.

To start off we’ll be photographing the city skyline and Old Swan Brewery by the river foreshore as it is basked in the late afternoon light. After the sun goes down the skyline comes to life in vibrant colours, providing further opportunities to capture a variety of great photographs as the city lights reflect across the water.

In this small group outing, you’ll experience a range of different natural lighting situations and gain insight into how to use ambient light to your advantage as a photographer.

Booking & more information available here.

Night & Day Kings Park Photography Workshop with Nikon School Australia.

Join Nature By Nathan for 3 hours of photography, capturing Perth city surroundings from the vantage points of Kings Park. The workshop location boasts great photographic opportunities and a variety of different images can be captured in this relatively small area.

To start off we’ll be photographing the city lights under a night sky. There are opportunities to experiment with slow shutter speeds and capture motion blur of passing traffic. When the sun begins to rise, we’ll witness our surroundings and photographic opportunities change, as the urban landscape is transformed by morning light.

In this small group outing, you’ll experience a range of different natural lighting situations and gain insight into how to overcome natural lighting challenges as a landscape photographer.

Booking & more information available here.

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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.


Hi Nathan

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 have attended two of Nathan’s photography workshops and have found these to be incredibly thorough and excellent value for money. Nathan is extremely knowledgeable in his craft and would highly recommend his workshops.

I am also a Patreon of Nature by Nathan and find his content very useful - again providing excellent value for money.

- Emma K.

Went on Nathan's 4-day photography workshop adventure in Karijini in April 2022 and it was one of the most amazing experiences! Nathan was not only an incredible teacher when it came to capturing breath-taking photos, but also an awesome guide through the Park over the 4 days; extremely generous with his time and knowledge. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend every workshop to everyone!

-Phoebe D.

I offer small group workshops(up to 6 participants), and online learning via Patreon.


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. 

Composition Techniques
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.

Software Overview
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.


Nature By Nathan is an official sale point for NiSi Filters, Sirui Tripods and more.