Always wanted to shoot waterfall images just like the postcards? Well on this half-day waterfalls workshop you'll get the opportunity to do that and more. With guidance from a professional photographer, you'll gain the confidence and skills to create stunning images of waterfalls and rainforest scenes.
The workshop is suited to beginner to intermediate photographers who are interested in expanding their landscape photography skills and increasing their confidence shooting in manual exposure mode. It's a fun and informative workshop, allowing you to explore the possibilities of shooting waterfalls and rainforest landscapes with assistance from a professional.
Numbers are limited to a max of 4 students.
Students should have a digital SLR, hybrid camera or compact camera that allows manual adjustment of exposure (please contact us to check if you're unsure) and a sturdy tripod (though we can hire you one if required). A basic understanding of photography (ISO, Aperture and Shutter speed) would also be advantageous. Students should also have a good pair of walking shoes with plenty of grip that they don't mind getting wet (aqua shoes are a good option).
Some of the topics covered during the workshop:
- Camera set up and settings for waterfalls photography
- Using manual exposure for long exposure shooting
- The use of circular polarizer and neutral density filters
- Using movement and motion blur
- Compositional techniques, using different lenses and incorporating people in your shots
- Creative tips and techniques for waterfall photography
What to Bring:
- Camera, lenses & any accessories you ay have (eg. cable release, circular polarizer, neutral density filter
- Camera bag or backpack
- Memory cards & fully charged batteries
- Sturdy tripod (we also hire tripods at $10 for the workshop)
- Dress warm & comfortable with appropriate footwear (areas can be wet and slippery, so shoes with good grip are essential)
- Also bring: rain jacket, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, mosquito repellent and possibly a change of clothes.
Cairns Photo Courses is led by professional photographer Andrew Watson whose work has been published in magazines, advertising, corporate and promotional material around the world, including National Geographic, The Sunday Times, The Australian, Lonely Planet and many more. Andrew grew up in North Queensland and is passionate about teaching and about sharing the region's amazing landscapes, people and lifestyle through photography.
What kind of camera do I need for this workshop?
Ideally this course is suited to users of digital SLRs with interchangeable lenses, however bridge cameras, hybrid cameras and compact cameras with manual exposure mode are also suitable (please contact us if you're unsure). We cover all brands of camera, from Canon and Nikon to Sony, Minolta and others.
Is there an age limit for students?
For this workshop, there is a minimum age of 18 years.
Where do we meet and what is parking like?
The pick-up point is the entrance to Munro Martin Parklands at the corner of Sheridan & Florence Streets. There is plenty of un-metered street parking at this location. Students can also make their own way to the Atherton Tablelands if they choose.
What is the refund policy?
A full refund is available if you cancel your booking more than 14 days prior to the start date. A 50% refund is provided when cancelled less than 14 days prior to the start date. No refunds will be provided for cancellations after the course has commenced. If, once the course has commenced, you are unable to attend due to illness or any other reason, we are unable to provide a refund or offer a transfer to another course.
Am I able to transfer my course / workshop to another date?
If you're unable to attend the course / workshop originally booked and wish to be transferred to a future course / workshop, you may do so, however the same policy applies with regards to cancellations for any future course / workshop.
What is the class size?
For this workshop, the maximum number of students is 4. We also reserve the right to cancel a course if the minimum required number of places has not been filled. In the event that we have to cancel a course, a full refund or transfer to a future course will be offered.
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Cairns Photo Courses
Cairns Photo Courses is run by professional photographer Andrew Watson and offers a range of photography classes, tours and workshops for photographers of all levels. From learning the photographic basics to helping you develop your creative instincts and skills, Cairns Photo Courses can provide group or private tuition in some of the region's most scenic locations.