Landscape Photography From Start To Finish - Rocky Pool Hike

Rocky Pool Photography Workshop + Hike

August 27th

$265pp - Maximum of 5 participants. BOOK HERE

Rocky Pool is located just 30 minutes from the Perth CBD, in Kalamunda National Park. It is a beautiful waterhole with photogenic cascades in the Perth Hills but only flows throughout the Winter and early Spring,

On the day we have two practical photography classes. The first will be an on location shoot at sunrise, where our focus will be capturing Rocky Pool before the sun shines into the valley. 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.

Session two will consist of a 2.5hr post processing session at a venue in Kalamunda, where I will demonstrate how to get the most out of your images using Adobe Lightroom &/or Photoshop or your post processing software of choice.

To get to Rocky Pool and back we will be hiking for 2.8km. The trail is often steep, rocky, uneven, and slippery ground. The workshop area itself is also quite steep and slippery. Workshop participants must be able to easily cover this distance and manoeuvre up and down the steep trails.

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!

What to bring:

For this workshop, you'll need to have your own transport to and from all of the destinations. Extra care should be taken when driving on these roads at dusk/dawn as wildlife may be present.

Please bring any food/water that you may need.

Please come prepared and wear closed in shoes suited for bushwalking . The water at Rocky Pool is extremely cold and the ground is uneven and slippery so please be cautious.

Recommended Photography Equipment

Photography equipment is NOT supplied apart for some demo NiSi filters to use. 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 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 $265 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.

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 to pay an additional fee to proceed, or a full refund will be provided.

Workshop participants must read and fill out the Rocky Pool Booking Form to accompany payment.