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Waterfalls, Sunsets and Stars Workshop
Waterfalls, Sunset and Stars - Full Day Workshop:
Our Waterfalls, Sunset, and Stars Workshop is a full day, practical workshop which will provide you with the confidence and knowledge that you need to take stunning images of waterfalls, sunsets and the stars above, regardless of the type of camera that you own.
Here’s what you receive:
- A full day of training from our award-winning, professional photographers ( We start just after lunch and the workshop concludes well after sunset )
- Guaranteed small groups (no more than 4 students per instructor)
- Return transport from Brisbane to all shooting locations throughout the day (you're free to bring your own car if you prefer)
- Refreshments throuhout the day such as muesli bars and fresh fruit. We also provide plenty of water
- Free access to our exclusive on-line assistance and development forum
You’re probably gaining confidence using your camera now; maybe you’ve ventured onto manual mode once or twice, or perhaps you’re giving more thought to your compositions instead of just “happy-snapping”. This workshop will build on and reinforce these skills, as well as providing you the tools and resources to successfully plan your own shoot. We’ll get you excite about landscape photography and teach you the techniques used by working professionals and award-winning photographers to capture that perfect moment. We’ll also discuss and demonstrate post processing and software techniques to really give your images that professional finish!
We’ll help you to get the most out of your camera and equipment, including:
- The benefits of shooting RAW and in manual-mode.
- Using aperture, shutter speeds, and ISO settings effectively.
- How to get the most out of live-view.
- Understanding what white-balance is and how to adjust it.
- Understanding the histogram and how to determine the correct exposure.
- How to use filters such as graduated neutral density (GNDs) and circular polarisers (CPLs) to improve your photographs.
- Compositional foundations, compositional rules and why and when to break them.
- “Seeing” the landscape how to look for something special.
- Planning for your own waterfall or sunset shoot – what to consider.
- Safety and sensible equipment.
Meeting in Brisbane a little after lunch, we set off on a drive to one of our favorite waterfall locations. We will spend a couple of hours walking and rock-hopping along a peaceful babbling creek where there's plenty of opportunities to capture some great images of flowing water and forest scenes. Along the way, we'll teach you everything that we know about shooting in these environments, including techniques, tools, and settings to make your waterfall and rainforrest images stand out from the pack. A little further along, the creek ends at a magnificent waterfall; we'll stop here for a while and help you hone the skills that you've just learned on the walk up. You'll get near one-on-one access to award-winning landscape photographers while shooting this breathtaking environment.
After the waterfall session we'll stop for a bite to eat at a lovely local cafe where you can purchase a a good coffee and a snack. While there, we'll discuss post processing techniques to give your images that stand-out professional finish.
Afterwards, we'll drive you to a great location for shooting sunset, it overlooks a gorgeous lake with a backdrop of imposing mountain ranges. We'll stop here for a couple of hours to shoot the fading light of the day as it streaks through the trees, before ending in a colourful display on the clouds as the sun dips below the horizon.We'll be there to help you out along the way and will show you how to use filters to balance your exposures and demonstrate techniques used by professionals to capture more details to enhance their images.
Following sunset, we take a break and throw a few sausages on the barbecue. Over a bite to eat we further discuss techniques for shooting the colours of sunset, as well as post processing and editing techniques to give your images that polished, professional look. We'll also give you pointers for how to capture stunning images of the stars above.
Now that the sun has dipped below the horizon and the stars are out and shining, we begin taking photographs of the skys above. We'll discuss and demonstrate the best ways to take compelling images of the stary night sky, how to give the foreground interest, and explain what apertures, and shutter speeds to use as well as tips and tricks to capture those stunning star-trails.
Afterwards, we'll drive you back to Brisbane.
What to bring
You don't need a lot of fancy equipment to have a great day of photography with Go photo. He's a few things that we suggest you bring:
- Besides your DSLR camera, you'll need a tripod - this is very important for landscape and astro photography.
- Any filters that you may own, such as Graduated Neutral Density or Polarising filters
- A remote shutter release, if you own one
- A small torch - a head-torch is perfect
- An old pair of shoes that you don't mind getting wet - something like a pair of Dunlop Volleys or surf shoes is perfect
- A second pair of sturdy shoes or boots for walking
- A light rain or spray jacket
If you've got any questions, feel free to give us a call!