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Don’t forget our Karijini Workshop 2013

8 Feb 2013 at 9:17pm

Don’t forget our Karijini Workshop 2013


Peter Eastway, Tony Hewitt and myself are running, for the 4th year, our Karijini workshop.

Karijini is arguably one of Australia’s best shooting locations. This will be my 9th trip I think. If you want to come along and learn and take amazing photos head on over to Peters website and book your spot.

Dates are from the 11th to the 14th of April 2013

Book at Better Photography

This almost aerial abstract was shot in one of the gorges. The colours and patterns of the rock are amazing, with a bit of post production you have a nice image to hang on any wall.

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Fancy a holiday to escape the winter drudgery?

30 May 2012 at 12:11pm

Nick Rains and I have some spots left for our super two day workshop in Port Douglas.

Over the weekend of July 21-22, 2012 we will be repeating the intensive photo workshop that we held last year near Noosa, QLD. This time we are holding it at the 5-Star Peppers Resort in Port Douglas in Far North Queensland

Bob Simpson had this to say after completing last year’s workshop:

As one of the lucky participants in this workshop, I just want to say a great big thank you to Nick, Christian, Janelle and the people at Eumarella Shores – and of course to the other workshop attendees – for making this such a great event. Everyone took away bucketloads of information and inspiration from the two days – I have pages and pages of notes and a memory card full of photos that I’ll be going through for some time to come. Unfortunately some of us also took away a few extra kilos around the midriff – the food was spot-on.

It’s one thing for experts like Nick and Christian to simply impart some of their knowledge, but to do it in such a friendly, open and encouraging way is what makes workshops like this far more than worth the price of admission.

To anyone considering attending one of Nick and Christian’s workshops, all I can say is DO IT!

No that isn’t Nicks boat on the left but when you have finished with the workshop you will have all the skills necessary to make enough money to buy something like that!!!

To book your place head over to Nicks website www.nickrains.com

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One spot left for 2011

17 Oct 2011 at 10:00am

Nick Rains and I have had a cancellation for this weekend coming in Noosa. If you would like to book that spot let Nick or I know asap. It is a brilliant 2 day wotkshop in a brilliant location. For more info on the workshop go to,


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Blue Mountains Workshop spots available

20 May 2011 at 2:36pm

Nick Rains and I will be presenting another of our intensive photography workshops in June 2011. This time we will be holding it in the Blue Mountains, about 2 hours drive west of Sydney, on the weekend of June 18 and 19.

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.

Nick 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

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.



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Terms and Conditions – click here for full details



Noosa Workshop

October 22-23 2011


Freycinet Workshop

December 10-11 2011


Bunker Bay Workshop

January 21-22 2012


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Workshops coming up with Nick Rains and I

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

To this

Don’t be Australias biggest photoshop looser, act now and get off you twinkie scoffing, pixel punishing butt!

I T     I S       A W E S O M E

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Second Bunker Bay Workshop A Success

31 Jan 2011 at 10:04am

It was another awesome weekend for our second Bunker Bay workshop. Nick Rains and I entertained the crowd and lives were changed. I pulled out a few Altered Landscapes and the oohs and aghhs were almost drowning out the snoring noises! We had on awesome sunset too, everyone got some great shots of that.

Photos courtesy of Nick Rains and Leica.

This is what some of the participants had to say.

Hi Christian and Nick,

I’ve finally arrived home from a week with the family after the workshop so I’m itching to get in and start processing some new images and then have a crack at some of my older stuff, but not before dropping you a note to thank you for the excellent course you ran.
I was only half joking when I replied when asked what I wanted from the course that I was looking for salvation from the monotony of failure!  Unbeknownst to you guys, I had marked this course as a kind of make-or-break point in my photographic journey.  To say that my passion for photography had become stale was an understatement but nevertheless I wanted to be better at it, both in terms of capturing the image in-camera as well as post-processing, something that I had done in only the most basic fashion previously.
Within the first few minutes of arriving at the first shoot (after I had found my glasses) I had a whole new approach to setting up the tripod and camera ready for the stitched panos I had been looking forward to trying.  I could tell already that my photography was about to improve significantly!  Those few minutes spent guiding me through the setup process and the rationale behind it were invaluable.
As far as the classroom component went, I couldn’t have been happier.  There was a great dynamic between you two, both bringing your own styles and qualities to the educational process that while distinctly different, complemented each other very successfully. As a result we ended up with the benefits of two lifetimes worth of knowledge on tap, shared generously and enthusiastically and with a healthy dose of humour.  It must have been very difficult to balance the delivery of the information to a group with such varied levels of skill and knowledge, yet there always seemed time to share some one-to-one tutoring as necessary.  Your enthusiasm and passion for photography was infectious and made it an extremely enjoyable weekend while at the same time presenting new challenges in approach and technique that will take some time to absorb and integrate.
While the workshop filled a large void in my knowledge, it has whetted my appetite for more – maybe one day there will be an “advanced” workshop, not that this one was in any way basic, but just because I’d love to come on another one!  I’d certainly recommend it to anyone interested in photography, especially those thinking of improving their post-processing understanding and skills.
I’m already looking forward to more – somewhere, sometime.
Thanks again to both of you for a great weekend, and for the enjoyment I’m about to get from my new improved skill level and recharged enthusiasm.
Cheers, Muzz
Murray Spittles

G’day gents,

I know i said this to you both personally before i left, but i just wanted to say thanks again for a great weekend. I learnt so much from the both of you and also confirmed a few things that i had learnt already. I cant wait to go back through my catalogue of photos and see what i can do with them now that i can visualise the potential of the photoshop techniques you taught.

I was expecting lots out of the workshop based on the feedback i saw on the previous ones and you delivered. You are both very likeable characters and there is no sense of ego from either of you, just a willingness to share what you know, which is very refreshing for people in your position. Perhaps what is not mentioned too often in the feedback is that the environment created in the course is very personal and relaxing; its was really fun to be able to ‘nerd it up’ with a bunch if like-minded people and make some new mates.

So, when i head off on my trip to Canada in the middle of the year i will be armed with some renewed vision and enthusiam. If you happen to plan a trip to the US or Canada late this year or in 2012, drop me a line cos I will be looking for some good places to shoot and probably some good company too!

Cheers and thanks, Kris Holmes

Hi  Christian and Nick

Just a note to thank you both for the recent Bunker Bay workshop weekend.  This would have to be the best photographic workshop of any kind that I have attended.  The presentation was delivered in an easy to understand format  and the small class size made it easy to ask questions as we went along.  The two of you are undoubtably experts and leaders in your craft and it must be frustrating  at times for you to teach mere novices. The friendly manner in which you delivered the content  and the time spent by you both as you helped us all as group and on a one to one basis all weekend is a quality that is very rare these days and one to be admired. We learned many things out of the course but if nothing else then I’m sure we all came away with a large dose of enthusiasm.

This is a course that I can highly recommend to anyone.

Merv French.

Hey Nick & Christian,

What can I say……thank you…..thank you for sharing your passion…thank you for sharing your knowledge…..and thank you for inspiring me to be a better photographer…

I had a fantastic weekend in Bunker Bay at your workshop on the 15th & 16th……Despite being an “absolute amatuer”, your knowledge and passion for photography was contagious…

You’ll both be happy to know, the first thing I did was retire my wobbly old tripod and buy a new one !!!

Best regards

Darren Devenish

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Things on Offer for Australia Day True North workshop

25 Jan 2011 at 9:49am

On Australia Day

Book a test drive of the Phase One Camera Systems , Gigapan Pano System, Quadra Lighting Kit and the Pentax 645D kit.
Hopefully we’ll get Christian to demo the Quadra system on Rotto.

We’ll also be demonstrating the F-Stop Back Packs, EIZO Self Calibration monitor , EyeFi Wireless Transfer ,iPad, Canson Media, Rode DSLR Microphone and a number of Speed light flash accessories.

If you want book a one of the camera systems please book with Trevor 93283377. Please bring your own card for the cameras.

We’ll also have Great Promo on the day

Look forward to seeing you all on the boat for an amazing day.

Ben Walton
Sales and Marketing

Team Digital
“Technology to capture, create and communicate”
268 Lord Street, Perth W.A 6000
Ph:  +618 9328 3377
Fax: +618 9227 7137

The last I heard there are only 17 spots left so today is the day to book for the best floating workshop in Australia. Call the girls at Northstar Cruises on 08 9192 1829  or cruise@northstarcruises.com.au

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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.


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……..


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.”


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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