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Freycinet Workshop 2010

8 Dec 2010 at 3:38pm

Well Nick Rains and I had our first ever Tasmania workshop last weekend Held at the Freycinet Lodge. It was a fantastic weekend with 14 great people and lots of laughs, mostly at my expense but I wouldn’t have it any other way. The talent in the room was unbelievable and I’m not talking about the super fabulous Nick Rains and his Colour Management juggernaut, but the participants who attended.

The weather didn’t play ball for most of the weekend but we didn’t get any rain that stopped us from shooting each day. Some of the images taken were pretty awesome to say the least and you can check out a lot more on Nick’s website

I want to thank everyone who came to the workshop and made it a great time for Nick and myself. It was a group that gelled so well. The lodge put on some brilliant food, those morning and arvo teas rocked. I only have one complaint, I wanted seconds on the scones and you buggers ate them all.

We will be running the same workshop next year in December so if your interested let Nick know.

Steve Pope was one of the participants on the workshop, this is what he had to say.

Christian,

Thanks again for the workshop. I learned so many techniques and tips that it is still percolating down through my brain.  You and Nick are fantastic instructors and more importantly wonderfully encouraging to all of us, no matter how talented or not we are.

And I didn’t even have to bribe him to say that.


The landscape image is by Jenny Shorta, a lady with a brilliant eye.



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Two new Workshops – Book now

1 Dec 2010 at 1:14pm

Nick Rains and I are holding two more workshops next year. The details are below.

Click here for our Mornington Peninsula workshop

Christian Fletcher and I will be presenting another of our intensive photography workshops in March 2011. This time we will be holding it in Victoria, on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula just one hour from Melbourne. It will be on the weekend of March 5/6.

The intensive weekend workshops we have been conducting around the country have proved to be very popular and we get a lot of excellent feedback. We have been looking for a suitable location in Victoria and have decided that the Mornington Peninsula provied what we need to put on a successful workshop.

Whilst our workshops are classroom based,  we do go out shooting on the Saturday and Sunday mornings.Within a short distance are beautiful beaches, interesting rock formations and the wonderful lines and shapes of the numerous vineyards in the region.

Christian and I will present eight seminars, four per day. We will cover all aspects of our photography and will share with you, in detail, many of the techniques that we use. Nick will cover the essence of landscape photography, colour management, raw shooting, and image sweetening. Christian will demonstrate his Photoshop mastery and the many ways in which he creates his amazing images.

A full itinerary of the two days can be downloaded here.

The cost is $995 and includes morning tea, full cooked lunch and afternoon tea on both days. Sign Up for this Workshop

Click here for our Blue Mountains Workshop

The intensive weekend workshops we have been conducting around the country have proved to be very popular and we get a lot of excellent feedback. We have found a fabulous venue right at the edge of the Grosse valley, about 500m from Evens Lookout. It’s an ecolodge called Jemby Rinjah and it’s buried in the forest with lots of beautiful trees filled with birds. When the mists roll in it is quite spectacular. Fortunately it’s also very cosy and has a big log fire in the main room – we are doing the workshop in June so bring your woollies!

Our workshops are classroom based, but we do go out shooting on the Saturday and Sunday mornings. It’s a very short walk to the amazing Evans Lookout, and if we get the misty mornings that the Blue Mountains are known for then we will be in for a treat. Right next to the lookout is the track down into the Grand Canyon and if you spend an  extra day in the area this would be a superb walk to do. It’s a tough one, with some serious stairs to ascend at each end, but it’s one of the best walks in the Blue Mountains.

Christian and I will present eight seminars, four per day. We will cover all aspects of our photography and will share with you, in detail, many of the techniques that we use. Nick will cover the essence of landscape photography, colour management, raw shooting, and image sweetening. Christian will demonstrate his Photoshop mastery and the many ways in which he creates his amazing images.

A full itinerary of the two days can be downloaded here. Date is June 18th & 19th 2011.

The cost is $995 and includes morning tea, full cooked lunch and afternoon tea on both days. Sign Up for this Workshop

The venue has offered an accommodation package for three nights (Friday to Sunday nights) for $458.50 including all meals so this is a really good deal. Call Wendy Cowan on 02 47877622 at Jemby Rinjah for bookings.

We have had bookings for both workshops already so make sure you don’t miss out.

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Wilsons Prom Workshop

3 Nov 2010 at 1:54pm

Tom Putt and I will be running a four day workshop down at Wilsons Prom, Victoria. Dates are – Friday the 18th of March to Monday the 21st of March 2011.

The cost is $1995 and the fee includes Accommodation and Meals.

To book go to Tom Putt Photographic Workshops You can book and pay on-line.

Don’t miss this workshop. Tom has been there many times and will show us around the Prom. The emphasis will be on shooting with classroom lessons in between. I will be teaching my workflow and photoshop techniques including the secret sauce that everyone is looking for.

It is going to be a fun 4 days as both Tom and I are extremely funny, well we think so! If you don’t get our jokes then you don’t have a sense of humour!

And yes the Pink Feather Boa will be out. You will be able to look but not touch!

These are two images I took about 10 years ago at the Prom and yes they were shot on film. Not too bad actually.

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Some News from my Buds at Team Digital

15 Oct 2010 at 9:00am

As of this weekend Team Digital will be opening on Saturdays 9.00am to 1.00pm.

Along with our Saturday trading we also have planned a number of Workshops/Seminars that will run on Saturday mornings as well.

Heres just a small sample

Flash Photography Fast-Track 23rd October

Fully booked 

NIK’s Software seminar 6th November

This is a free seminar on NIK software

Pano Weekend 13th November

This workshop goes through the Gigapan Auto Pano system

Epson Weekend 20th November

Every thing you would want to know about printing with Epson

Studio Photography Fundamentals 27th November

Great workshop for people starting with Studio flash

We will have more details on all of these seminar/workshop in the next few weeks

If you are interested in attending any of the new courses please contact

jenny@teamdigital.com.au

Some great workshops there. The Nik one would be worth going to as I use the Nik software quite a bit these days.

Oh and I don’t know if I am allowed to say anything yet but there is a new printer coming out from a certain company and I am going to order 2!!


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Bunker Bay Workshop 22nd to 23rd of January 2011

7 Sep 2010 at 11:55am

STOP THE PRESS – IT”S FULL

Nick Rains and I are doing it again, Bunker Bay 2011.

There are  only 9 spots left for the 22nd and 23rd of January 2011 to be held at the Bunker Bay Resort and it hasn’t been advertised yet. This workshop has been very popular and last January this filled very quickly. The cost is $995 for the two days. Doesn’t include Accommodation but includes morning and afternoon teas and lunch. We will have your photography to a professional standard by the end of the weekend. Hands on shooting and photoshop techniques will be the order of the day with advanced colour management techniques and printing.

We will have an Epson 3880 printer with us and will print out images we have shot over the weekend. There will be 3 or 4 shoots as well as the classroom workshops all in the luxury of the Bunker Bay Resort. A special rate for staying at he resort is available for those who don’t want to have to drive in from Dunsborough or elsewhere. Bookings can be made with the resort just mention you are on our workshop.

Nick will show you the subtleties of RAW conversion, how to master Lightroom or Camera Raw and get the perfect file every time. What this guy doesn’t know about photography and post production isn’t worth teaching.

I will be “butchering pixels”, in a good way, to show you how to get that WOW light in your images, the software I use and how I use it. You could say we have it covered what ever your style, clean and pristine or full on Glitz and glamour! If you like what Nick and I do we will teach you.

To book got to Nicks Website . Get in quick for this one.

Comments from recent Bunker Bay Workshop :

“Rated individually both Nick Rains and Christian Fletcher are easily placed amongst the top six landscape photographers worldwide with immensely successful careers, and a magical ability to pre-visualise and turn the most ordinary of scenes into beautiful works of photographic art.

Now working together as a team enlightening, enthusing and empowering the next generation of photographers these two guys offer what is arguably the most comprehensive and valuable of learning experiences currently available worldwide.

From capture to process to print these two good-humoured wizards have undoubtedly now influenced my career and enabled me to take my own photography to a higher level that I’d long aspired towards but struggled to attain.

Thanks Guys!”

Dennis

South Africa


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Karijini Students Photos

16 Jul 2010 at 9:45am

Hi all. Peter Eastway kindly offered everyone who attended our Workshop in Karijini a free subscription to Better Photography Magazine plus some images in the next edition due out in September. The three of us were blown away by the photos everyone got and we just put that down to our good teaching techniques. This is a grab of what will be going in the magazine early September. If you were on the workshop just check everything is right, spelling of your names etc and that your happy to go with it. Any complaints can be made to Peter Eastway between midnight and 5am!!

Now due to the success of the Karijini workshop Peter, Tony and myself are going to do it again late March 2011. I am taking names of those who will be interested in coming. Get in quick the last one was full in 3days.

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