9 Jun 2014 at 11:57am
Come with Nick and Christian for 6 nights as they lead a group of “Tomb Raiders” deep into the jungle of Siem Reap in Cambodia. Think Indiana Jones meets The Big Bang Theory! Two self confessed geeks exploring the only way we know how, with cameras in hand and a luxury hotel lounge to unwind in at the end of the day. I know, we do it tough! We will be visiting all the temples not just Angkor Wat and will be taking in street photography around the Old Market area. This should be on everyones bucket list.
This will be a photography trip to remember. There will be danger (you might spill a cocktail on your laptop), drama (Nick likes to sing and dance), spectacle (Phase One ,Leica shoot out) but most of all awe inspiring images (mine of course).
We will take small group, only 8 people, so whilst the emphasis will be on shooting during the best times of the day, we will still have plenty of time to work one on one with each of the participants to help refine their images.
Price will include all meals, luxury accommodation, transport, tuition and best of all, our jokes!
I am taking expressions of interest with three spots already spoken for you might like to get in quick. Send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to be considered.
Check my Training website for more details and to book www.christianfletchertraining.com.au
26 Nov 2011 at 9:15pm
Sorry for the lack of posts, life has been a little busy at the moment. Just got back from a South West Light trip with Peter Eastway, Tony Hewitt, Les Walkling, Nick Rains and my brother Michael. It was unbelievable. Just before that I took this photo with my wife on a climb up to Bluff Knoll. We camped at the top overnight and then walked down in the morning. On the way up the light and drama was spectacular. This image above is straight out of the camera. We had rain showers and gods rays all over the place.
Then with the boys we went from Bremmer Bay through the Stirlings to Katanning. We took a plane and pilot with us to do aerials all the way. The stuff we got was mind blowing. Will reveal a little soon but most of the best stuff will be kept for the exhibition that should be happening around June.
I’m off to NZ on Monday morning then fly straight to Tasmania. Will be instructing at a PODAS workshop (Phase One Digital Artist Series) for Phase One with Ken Duncan, Jackie Rankin and Mike Langford. It is going to be brilliant. Then in Tasmania I will be joining Nick Rains to do our Freycinet Workshop.
When I get home I am moving house with my family and then it is Christmas. Full on. The madness starts again in January with more workshops, then again in February, March and April. May we will be in Africa. Getting tired just thinking about it.
Hope you like this shot of the Stirlings. I have decided that great landscape photos need drama. If the weather looks foul, then you should probably be out shooting.
29 Aug 2011 at 7:49pm
Join Nick Rains and Ian van der Wolde
to find out exactly how to use the Canon EOS 5D MarkII, EOS 1D Mark IV and other high end Canons to their full potential. A full day of seminars with two of Australia’s leading professional photographers who will share their methods and techniques developed over decades of full time pro photography.
Nick and Ian will cover:
Auto Focus – menu settings, in use, focus point choices, custom functions, strengths and weaknesses.
Manual Focus – when to use it.
What is a ‘sharp’ image and how do we create them?
How high resolution sensors are very rewarding, but also very demanding of correct technique.
Lens choices. Zooms or primes?
Tilt – Shift Lens use.
And much more.
If you feel you are not getting the absolute sharpest images possible with your Canon camera, or want to brush up on your shooting techniques, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro you will be sure to learn more about the subtleties of your camera than you thought possible. Best of all, with Canon’s help we can offer all this for just $99.
When : September 13th at 0900.
Price : $99 (discount available for Canon CPS Members)
20 Jun 2011 at 8:02pm
Nick and I had a great workshop in the Blue Mountains, didn’t get any great light but we had fun all the same. Thanks to everyone that attended you were great company.
Today Nick and I found some cool altered landscapes and some industry. This nice coal fired power station made a good subject! hopefully one day this sort of thing will be considered a dinosaur and we will shake our heads at how stupid we were to have them.
More altered landscapes to come! Hooray you say!
5 May 2011 at 1:11pm
My good mate Nick Rains is running a video Workshop at the Perth Zoo on the 19th of May. He will be joined by master filmmaker Pieter de Vries. Make sure you get on it. It is a great opportunity to learn the art of filmmaking. Should send my brother along, he needs some help!
Check out Pieters bad boy rig, now thats a camera!
5 Apr 2011 at 10:12am
Hi all. Nick and I are putting on some workshops later this year. The A-team is back and better than ever. Come and be amazed at Nicks total Techno Workout and my Freaky Photoshop flab buster! We have a great formula and if you have a read of the testimonials you will see people go away with an arsenal of tips, trick and knowledge to take their photography to the next level.
We have workshops at the Blue Mountains, Noosa and Tasmania as well as our now famous Bunker Bay Boot Camp.
All the details are on my Workshop page on the website. Go there now, don’t wait, you know you have pounds of unnecessary photoshop baggage and colour management blubber to tone, we will help you do it!
Go from this
Don’t be Australias biggest photoshop looser, act now and get off you twinkie scoffing, pixel punishing butt!
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30 Dec 2010 at 2:06pm
Nick Rains and I are doing another of our two day workshops this time on the Mornington Peninsula on the weekend of the 5th and 6th of March.
See Nicks website for all the details.
We also have only 4 places left for our Blue Mountains workshop if you wanted to get on that one. Dates are June 18th and 19th.
You can find out about that workshop here.
28 Oct 2010 at 9:58am
Thats right. We have someone drop out for this exciting workshop on the Apple Isle. It is going to fill pretty quickly so if you can make it let Nick know now. Nick Rains Photography
The Bunker Bay workshop we held in January was very well received and we got a lot of excellent feedback. Nick and I thought long and hard about where to hold a follow-up event and I knew that Freycinet Lodge in Tasmania would be perfect. It’s a terrific hotel, it’s on the coast and the wonderful Freycinet Peninsula is right on its doorstep. What’s not to like about that!
A full itinerary can be seen here
Cost is $995 per person and includes Morning and afternoon tea as well as lunch on both days.
Dates: December 4 & 5 2010
What an amazing 2 days. You and Christian work so well together. It was great watching you bounce ideas of each other. It was fantastic that two such amazingly talented photographers are willing to share so much. I was expecting a lot of shooting ideas and help and I certainly got that. But what I gained from the talks on Lightroom and Photoshop just blew me away. You both have so much enthusiasm and are able to pass on so much knowledge in a fun and very easy to listen to style. I was never overwhelmed by the immense amount of information you both gave. My brain is in a spin and I can’t wait to put it all into practice. The only complaint (a good one) is the shopping list has reach $1000 and is climbing. I can’t wait for all my goodies to arrive.
Please let me know if you and Christian are joining forces again. I bow to the masters and thank you so much.