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Urban Exploration with the Quattro

13 Jul 2014 at 6:56pm

Urban Exploration with the Quattro

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Tony Hewitt and I had a very successful Workshop on Saturday starting with a 6.30 walk around the city to find all those elusive but highly rewarding urban images we love to shoot. The participants on the workshop got some great images and we all soon realised just how much fantastic material was there. After that we had a nice breakfast and then it was on to Team Digital to do our classroom presentations.

It was a fun day out for everyone and there were lots of laughs as well as inspiration, ideas and techniques to take home.

Keep an eye out for our next excellent adventure.

 

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Siem Reap, Cambodia Workshop 13 – 19 October 2014

9 Jun 2014 at 11:57am

Siem Reap, Cambodia Workshop 13 – 19 October 2014

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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 christianfletcher@westnet.com.au if you want to be considered.

Check my Training website for more details and to book www.christianfletchertraining.com.au

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South West Light Melbourne

31 Jan 2013 at 9:19pm

South West Light Melbourne

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An image from our recent South West Light shoot. This one was taken on the very first day at a place called Stoney Hill in Albany.

Don’t forget the boys from ND5 are putting on the SWL Event in Melbourne on the 17th of Feb. Not long left to book in.

Five of Australias top image makers together to share their ideas, their knowledge and their passion for everything Landscape.

Les Walkling
Tony Hewitt
Michael Fletcher
Peter Eastway
Christian Fletcher

To book go to
http://www.betterphotography.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=58&category_id=9&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=96&vmcchk=1

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News and Updates

23 Jan 2012 at 12:58pm

Thanks to everyone that attended the workshop with Nick Rains and myself last weekend at Bunker Bay. It was great fun and I hope you all learnt a great deal about getting the best images possible. Keep an eye on the blog for our new workshop announcements and if you want to get on my mailing list please let me know.

Next week I will be in South Australia shooting with the new Fujifilm X-Pro1. I will be reporting on my findings so make sure you tune in to read all about it. I will be going with my bro, who will be filming the whole thing, Kevin Cooper from Fuji, who happens to be a great shooter as well and Michael Coyne, legendary photojournalist. The guy has done some amazing work. See his website here I have to say this camera looks pretty exciting, and what I have heard so far is going to be a game changer.

The next South West Light trip kicks off in a couple of weeks and the boys will be over to create some amazing images. This will be our last shoot before working on finalising an exhibition date and location. We also hope to publish a book of the images which is going to be spectacular to say the least, I am biased!!!

Update on Emails I just have too many to get back to everyone, if I haven’t replied to you please don’t take it the wrong way, I read everything, just don’t have enough hours in the day. So sorry if you are one of those people.

Other Workshops Coming up – Don’t forget the ultimate workshop aboard True North in April this year. See my blog post here for details.

 

 

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The Eve of PODAS

29 Nov 2011 at 7:39pm

Well PODAS starts tomorrow. I flew into Queenstown across the mountains covered with snow and thought to myself, this is going to be one amazing trip. I met all the Phase One crew and took a look at the cameras everyone will be getting. They approximate we have almost $2 million worth of camera gear with us. We had dinner and took a few shots from the balcony of our house we are in tonight. To say the views are out of this world would be an understatement. Boring sky tonight but we are getting some weather on Friday and Saturday. Looking for some drama.

This shot was taken from our deck overlooking Queenstown. Notice how much detail you can extract from a RAW IQ180 file. The before shot is almost black in areas, should I say “All Black” whilst in NZ. Kevin Raber showed me an amazing tip for getting detail out of the shadows in a RAW file using Capture One. I will be using it in the future now, thanks Kevin.

The RAW shot

The Worked Shot

 

OK it isn’t the best image but how’s our view hey and how good is the detail in the file that we couldn’t see. Excuse the subtle halos around parts of the image, it is almost 1 in the morning here and I should be trying to sleep.

To follow the PODAS blog go here.

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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,

http://www.nickrains.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=191:sunshine-coast-workshop-2011&catid=17:workshops&Itemid=26

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Masterclass with Tony Hewitt and Denis Glennon

6 Aug 2011 at 9:35am

Karri Valley Resort – Masterclass with Tony Hewitt

The venue for this Masterclass is one of Western Australia’s hidden jewels of tranquility   Karri Valley Resort, Pemberton.

Nestled on the edge of trout filled Lake Beedelup and surrounded by majestic karri forests, the natural charm of Karri Valley Resort provides the perfect setting for the theme of this Masterclass No. 4 – “The Hidden Dimension”.

The focus will be on ways to create deeper photographs as these images give us more engaging one-frame pictorial stories. Images created with greater depth pull readers in, invite them not only to look at your photographs, but look into them, to take a visual journey through your image and see and feel the emotion you saw and felt when you pressed the shutter.

Accommodation for participants has been reserved in the best Lakeside Rooms, with private balconies overlooking the lake and forest. These are twin-shared rooms. Those wishing to have a private bedroom may stay in the chalets set in the forest, at no additional cost.

Photographers residing close to Karri Valleyand who do not require accommodation, dinners etc., may register for the Masterclass lectures and photographic shoots only. A reduced fee applies for this option.

The dates are Fri 9th (for dinner), Sat 10th & Sun 11th September 2011.

To read details of:

  • Masterclass Content
  • What’s Included
  • Costs
  • How to Register

please click on this link: Karri Valley Masterclass.

Should you have any queries before registering please call Tony on 0411 555 508 or myself on 0418 923 103.

Alternatively click on the ‘ENQUIRE NOW’ button below and leave a short message in the box provided.

As places are limited registrations will be accepted in the order received.

The Masterclass is accredited as a CPD event by AIPP. A credit of 50 points applies.

 

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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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