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Back from my Travels

30 Apr 2012 at 9:29am

I’m finally back from the North West of WA. Time to catch up on emails and bills etc. The real world isn’t for me I decided. Much prefer to be off in the bush taking photos. Work sux!!! I guess it has to be done though and I shouldn’t complain, it isn’t that bad, is it?????

Now the first thing to mention is my new Photoshop Workshops happening in Perth in May. See below for all the details. Make sure you get in quick for these.

Late in May I will be in Melbourne for the APPA judging and PMA. If you get a chance make sure you get along to see all the latest gear and inspiration from the APPA’s. I will be doing a presentation for Phase One and also spending time talking to people about the Fujifilm X-Pro1 at the fuji stand. Come along and say hi if you are in Melbourne.

I mentioned before my new Spyder 4 Elite. I have just got a “New” ipad whilst in Perth. Peter Eastway and I went into the heaving Perth store and both got sucked into buying some gear. You just have to love how Apple does it. I think there must be some allegiance to the devil when you buy Apple gear. It is like the forbidden Apple way back in the times of Adam and Eve. You just want it soooo much. Well at least I do!! Must be the metal I listen too that makes me susceptible. Anyway I can profile my ipad with the Spyder 4 and that will be my task tonight after the kids are in bed.

Don’t forget the other workshops I have coming up with Nick Rains. We have some spots for Port Douglas and Tasmania but our Home Valley Station workshop is now full. I am sure we have a standby list though.

In December I will be running a PODAS (Phase One Digital Artist Series) workshop in New Zealand with Peter Eastway, Jackie Rankin and Mike Langford that promises to be awesome again. Last year it was unbelievable. Can’t wait to get back there.


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Wilsons Promontory Workshop

22 Feb 2011 at 12:06pm

Time is running out to get on the workshop Tom and I are holding at “the Prom” next month. It is an unbelievable beautiful part of the world and we will have it all to ourselves. All the details are below and if you want to book go to http://www.tomputtphotographicworkshops.com/products/Masterclass-Workshop-%252d-Wilson%27s-Promontory-Victoria.html

LOCATION: Wilson’s Promontory, Victoria

DATES: Friday 18th March to Monday 21st 2011

LEADERS: Tom Putt and Christian Fletcher

TIMES: This workshop begins at 1pm on Friday and concludes at 12pm on the Monday afternoon.

PREREQUISTE: Introduction to Digital Photography Workshop (or a basic understanding of your camera and photography).

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW: Come to Victoria’s most popular national park, Wilson’s Promontory and photograph with two of Australia’s most prolific landscape photographers, Tom Putt & Christian Fletcher. Staying right in the heart of the national Park at Tidal River, you’ll spend 4 days exploring this area. With a mixture of outdoor photography and indoor shoots, this workshop offers a variety of different teaching methods and learning opportunities in this one-off workshop. Don’t miss out!

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: In this workshop you will learn the workflow from capture to print of two of Australia’s leading landscape photographers. Find out what makes a good composition, how to work with the available light, then what to do with it in post production to get professional looking results. Have you ever wondered how to get the richness of tone and contrast, of colour and clarity that the pros get?!!? We will show you, and all the tricks and secrets that most photographers keep to themselves. Christian and Tom are both highly successful practicing photographers and this workshop would suit anyone wanting to move up the photographic ladder to those keen amateurs just wanting to get the best from their cameras.

SUITABLE FOR: Photographers who want to capture the spectacular landscape of ‘The Prom’, particularly sandy beaches, rocky outcrops and coastal vegetation.

WHAT TO EXPECT: A typical day starts with an early rise for sunrise, followed by breakfast back at the lodge, a day walk exploring the magnificent scenery around Tidal River, followed by a sunset shoot.  Dinner follows then a critiques with wine in hand.  Long days but this is a very practically based workshop where there’s plenty of practical one-on-one tuition.

WHAT TO BRING: Camera, tripod, gadgets (because all photographers love their gadgets!), Compact Flash Cards, Camera Bag, your laptop computer, Power cable for laptop, Card reader, Hat, sunscreen, Thermals, Walking boots, Clothes (inc warm ones), Rain Jacket, umbrella, Toiletries, Head torch, snacks, anything else that is vitally important that is not on this list…

PHOTOGRAPHIC LEVEL: Beginner to Semi-Professional

Level 3 – Moderate


  • Photographing the spectacular Prom under the guidance of two professional landscape photographers
  • Capturing the classic sunset over Norman Bay from the top of Mount Oberon
  • Photographing the secluded Whisky Bay at sunset
  • Photographing the unique reflections of Tidal river

ACCOMMODATION: We stay at our own private lodge at Tidal River.  The workshop fee includes accommodation (bunk share).

MEALS: Included in the workshop (excluding drinks).

$1995 includes expert photographic tuition, handouts, accommodation (bunk share), all meals (Friday evening to Monday lunch), transfers to Tidal River from Melbourne, national park fees and permits. Not included are drinks, airfares, or other incidentals.

PARTNER PACKAGE (non-tuition package): Not Applicable for this workshop due to the limited accommodation.

PLACES LIMITED TO: 10 Participants only

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