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In 2022 I am going to be putting a of time and effort into providing this online service to help other keen photographers improve their work and pursue their goals. Whether that is photography as a career, or just having a better understanding of the process and creating better images, I’ll be using online services to help you out.
One of the most difficult parts of getting this up and running was finding a suitable platform to deliver what I needed, I have gone back and forth through many of the options and decided that a Patreon page is the best solution.
On my Patreon page I already have 11 exclusive Post Processing video tutorials, with a few images to download so that you can practise/follow along on the edits! I also have GPS locations and directions available for two of my popular images, which I will be swapping out for different locations once every two months.
Subscribers will have access to all of this content as well as early access and discounted rates for all of my workshops. I’ll be providing 1 on 1 support, prioritising messaging and assisting subscribers on Patreon with anything photography or business related.
I’ll be sharing a MINIMUM of 9 new pieces of educational/informative content on the page over each 12-month period, I hope to share even more than this but that is just a starting point. The content will be anything from post processing tutorials or other photography tips, to sharing how I make an income from landscape photography.
I believe this is the way forward as it will allow you to access the information whenever you want and wherever you are. Workshops are great, but I understand that travel, timing with other commitments, and the costs are a barrier for many people so here is my solution.
I’ll be relying on subscriber feedback to fine-tune and make this service as beneficial as possible.
For more info and to gain access click here.
2022 PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS
Cape Leeuwin Landscapes Workshop (Augusta)
Maximum 10 Participants - 8th - 10th July 2022 - $750pp
I am teaming up with Seng Mah from Venture Photography Workshops for a weekend immersed in landscape photography at some of the most unique beaches on the South West coast line!
We have a professionally curated itinerary for the weekend, including only the most stunning photography locations at and around Cape Leeuwin in the South West.
Each location has it's own unique features and the photographic potential is constantly changing dependant on weather conditions and available light. We will focus on teaching you how to to look for great compositions in landscapes, while refining your photography techniques and use of accessories such as filters.
Southwest Photography Adventure
New Dates: August 9th - 11th
2 SPACES REMAINING
From lush woodland to world-class coastline, the Southwest is a photographers paradise.
There is no doubt that the Southwest is one of the best areas for landscape photography within a reasonable distance from Perth. As a result of this many photographers often head South for a weekend, but have you noticed most people constantly just visit and photograph the same iconic locations over and over? Most of the popular areas have been photographed so many times that it is almost impossible to come back with anything truly unique, but luckily the entire southwest coastline is filled with photographic gems waiting to be discovered.
I'd had enough of going to the same locations every time, and that's where the idea for a workshop with a completely unique itinerary came from. On this 3-4 day trip I will have a full itinerary of beautiful southwest scenery to photograph, where none of the other photo tours are going. Some of the locations will challenge your creativity and you will need to come up with new compositions that haven't been seen before, whilst others are easier to photograph but take that little bit of extra effort to get to.
We'll base ourselves in Dunsborough, just 3hrs South of Perth. This workshop is suitable for photographers of any skill level. From complete beginners, to the little more advanced. We will be hiking and rock hopping to get to some of the locations for this workshop, a reasonable amount fitness is required. You also must be stable on your feet as we will be walking across a lot of uneven ground.
More info here
Jurien Bay Photography Workshop 2022
June 30th - July 2nd
3 day photography getaway to Cervantes - All travel and accommodation expenses covered.
Over the weekend we'll be visiting the world famous Pinnacles Desert and the Cervantes sand dunes. Here, otherworldly landscapes are waiting to be captured by your camera! With multiple visits to both of these locations you are sure to come away with some stunning imagery.
Located just 2 hours North of Perth, this is the perfect short getaway for photographers.
This small group workshop is aimed at beginner - intermediate photographers. As there is a maximum of 5 participants, you are guaranteed to have plenty of individual guidance.
This 3 day workshop is set to have a strong focus on Astrophotography, but as the weather is unpredictable I can not guarantee clear skies for this. I'll be walking each and every participant through the entire process of capturing the night sky using a digital camera.
- 4 unique photography locations
- 2 on location astrophotography shoots (weather dependant)
- 2 on location sunset photography shoots
- 2 on location sunrise photography shoots
- Long post processing session
-Park Entry Fees
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.
- Astrophotography specifics: How to photograph the night sky with digital camera. Ideal settings, manual focus, light painting.
- 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 & for astrophotography.
- Post processing: Editing images from start to finish using Adobe lightroom &/or Photoshop.
Strictly limited to 5 participants!
LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY FROM START TO FINISH (coming soon)
Perth Astrophotography Workshops (seasonal)
No doubt one of the most popular workshops that I hold. We are incredibly lucky to have such dark skies in Western Australia and it is no surprise that many wish to photograph those stars!
But Astrophotography doesn't come with out it's challenges. Weather is a determining factor of a successful astro shoot.
With that in mind, I don't often organise astro workshops too far in advance. Instead, I ask you to fill out the Astrophotography EOI form to let me know you are interested - and then I will contact you when the forecast is promising!
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 offer small group workshops(up to 6 participants), and online learning via Patreon.
ON LOCATION SHOOT - PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP. (1.5-2hrs)
Available as a small group workshop.
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.
AUTHORISED RESELLER FOR NISI, SIRUI, & MORE
Nature By Nathan is an official sale point for NiSi Filters, Sirui Tripods and more.
These brands are leaders in the photography industry for good reason. NiSi and Sirui equipment is designed with landscape photography in mind. Contact me for any photography equipment enquiries, and I will help to recommend the right gear for you at the right price.