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Bunker Bay Workshop

20 Jan 2011 at 8:22pm

Nick Rains and I completed another really successful two day workshop last weekend at Bunker Bay. We have another one this weekend that will be as good if not better. For the first time ever we have two celebrities on the workshop Muzz and Merv. Should be interesting having the boys sit together. M&M!!!

Last weekend went well with the 15 participants all getting their heads stuffed with information. When Nick talks about bit depth and colour management you can see the pennies dropping. We ended up on Sunday arvo with a group photoshop session. 17 people all working the same image. It worked really well as it was a complex image to edit.

We had lots of laughs and met some great people. Thanks everyone for making it special.

Here is some of what people had to say.

Christian and Nick,
Guy’s thank you both for a magnificent weekend of Learning! My head is still spinning from all the great tips and techniques not only in the class room but also out on location.
Not only did we all learn from the “Dynamic Duo” but also from all the other guys on the work shop who all have the same passion for photography.
Great work guys I would recommend this work shop to any one in a second.

Cleggy.

Hiya Christian and Nick

I just wanted to drop you both a quick note to say thanks for the grouse Bunker Bay workshop last weekend.

You successfully provided a high and entertaining level of theoretical learning in the seminar room and practical learning out and about shooting in 3 sessions around  Cape Naturaliste. Having such landscape experts right alongside you giving “one on one” instructions and tips was invaluable. Adding to the value for we participants was the number of quirky camera and Photoshop techniques detailed which will enable us to significantly raise the quality of our end products, be they print, web or screen. The informal atmosphere throughout only added to the overall experience.

I can strongly recommend the workshops to any photographer – be they beginner, intermediate or expert – who wants to take their skills to the next level, or even two. Of course to get the best venue in Australia for shooting, they will need to come to the Bunker Bay ones……..

Cheers

Rob McDonald

Hi Christian and Nick

I would like to thank you both very much for your fantastic workshop on the weekend. You guys must be knackered because I sure was!! I really appreciated your patience while I was fumbling a bit there, and felt bad about alerting you. Thanks so much for that. Those two days were just such an eye opener for me Christian, in all respects. Amazing really I thought knew something about photography, but I came away knowing a hell of a lot more that I did prior to doing the workshop.

I look forward to seeing you guys again sometime and I wish you well with this great work you do.
Best regards and thanks once again
Chris Burton

” Attending Christian Fletcher’s and Nick Rains’ seminars is an eye opening experience. Having direct access to two of Australia’s, and arguably the World’s leading landscape photographers is invaluable. I was amazed at how open and engaged both Christian and Nick were, with no subject being off limits. Everyone’s questions were answered and “secret” tips and techniques shared without hesitation. The seminar had the perfect mix between theory and hands on practise (both photography and post production). I will be singing their praises to anyone who will listen – this is a must do for any landscape photographer (and any photographer for that matter) that wants their images to have that magic touch.”

Cheers

Tom Gregorczyk



here are some photos of the weekend courtesy of Nick and his little Leica compact.

If you want to get on one of our workshops and we have one in every state, go to www.nickrains.com

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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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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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Sunshine Coast Workshop with Nick Rains

18 Jun 2010 at 9:53am

Nick Rains and I are running another of our two day photographic workshops this time just south of Noosa on the Sunshine Coast. See the flyer below and if your keen to learn how to get professional results and be inspired to take your photography  to a higher level, let Nick know as soon as possible. Our Tasmania workshop filled in a couple of weeks so this one will be even more popular. There are some beautiful places to photograph on the Sunshine coast and we will be doing some shooting to get photos we can work on during the day classes. The location for the workshop is unbelievable and will be a perfect place to relax and learn. Nick and I both will be staying at the Eumarella Shores Resort so it would be the perfect place to be for the workshop and for the social times after the busy day of shooting and post production.We will have a printer with us and will be teaching you everything you need to know about colour management and fine printing. It will be one not to miss. See you there.

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