Len's school upcoming events
Learn and explore sea scape photography with this amazing workshop on the Coast of Victoria - Conducted from Port Cambell
17th - 21st October 2016
"Len is a master of adult education to the point where you assimilate information without even realising it. I was guided to focus in new areas of photography revealing strengths that I did not know I had. It challenged and stretched me well beyond any of the photographic courses I had done before." Paul Hulbert
A weekend photography workshop studying nude photography. Workshop includes tuition and shoots with models.
5th - 6th November 2016
DUE TO LAST MINUTE CANCELATION ONE SPOT AVAILABLE
“Hi Len, again my thanks and appreciation for a great weekend. The subject of course was a new “adventure” for me and one totally enjoyed.” — Tom Walsh
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Our one day workshop is the ideal place to start your learning journey with Len Metcalf. We start the day with a sunrise shoot close to Katoomba and then stop for a break (enough time for a coffee shop breakfast if you wish). We then head to our Katoomba Studio for two educational sessions split with a healthy home cooked lunch. After afternoon tea we head back out to apply our learning from the day with another shoot, timed to capture the end of day light.
10th December 2016
"I'd highly recommend it if you are thinking of going to workshop. Carolyn's amazing lunch and cup of tea delights are worth the money alone." - Grant Galbraith
AUD195 - introductory price normally AUD395
A mentoring program to take you to that next level. Imagine being inspired to work on your own photographic project. Printing your work regularly and presenting it for valuable and informative supportive feedback.
Over a year on nine separate Sundays, this is the program that will push you further. Unlike any other photography workshop, this program is unique.
"Dear Len, Thank you for your time and wisdom this year. Your guidance has been invaluable. It is always a pleasure to be taught by you." - Monica Bailey
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A one week workshop dedicated to the technical side of creating beautifully crafted photographs. In this workshop we cover camera handling, depth of field, focus, creating sharp photographs. We also cover colour and digital asset management. Holding your camera and many more things. For the advanced beginner or the intermediate photographer.
30th January - 3rd February 2017
"The professional and personal photography tuition and gourmet food was outstanding." - Kel Knox
A one week workshop exploring the nature of creative photography. Lessons, presentations, learning activities and shoots are intertwined into a magnificent week of growth and development. Designed to take your photography to the next level.
Run in the stunning Myall Lakes area from Hawks Nest in NSW.
13th - 17th February 2017
"Len truly is the consummate teacher whose field happens to be photography. His ability to communicate the intricacies of what he considers an art form in an easy manner to his students is exemplary." - Bruce Allen
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Spend a week with Len Metcalf and learn how to shoot stunning black and white images. Over a week immerse yourself in the stunning Blue Mountains with a master black and white photographer in a mix of instructional classroom sessions and practical photographic shoots.
27th February - 3rd March 2017
"It's been a wonderful week in your beloved mountains. You've been the perfect Pied Piper - a mine of information, freely given, a knowen of beautiful places, an unobtrusive and supportive teacher, sensitive to everyone's needs, one of life's truly good people." - Sarah Fitzherbert
The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area
A Master Class
A six day workshop on portraiture photography where Len is joined by Herb Ascherman Jr. from OHIO USA, who for more than 40 years has been creating fine art and professional portraiture in platinum.
Six days of classroom session, shoots, feedback and printing your work. Workshop starts Sunday lunch time and finishes Friday afternoon.
Held at Katoomba in the Blue Mountains.
23rd - 28th April 2017
"I’ve finally returned home and I’m having difficulty adjusting to the normal, boring routine. I’m missing the peace of the mountains. Thank you for a wonderful week of enrichment and immersion into the environment of the Blue Mountains. I believe I have improved some of my skills and hope to continue to use and develop those techniques you have assistedme with. It was such a thrill to come home with printed images to show off where I had been." - Michelle Thomas
Spend five days with Len Metcalf photographing the stunning coast around Kiama. Each day we will have two location shoots and two classroom sessions, where we will process, critique and print your work. We will look at photographic techniques to help you with your seascapes, both in the field and in the classroom.
8th - 12th May 2017
"Thank you again for yet another fabulous workshop in Kiama. Had a wonderful time, took some great photos and had new doors opened for me. As the Chinese proverb says ‘A good teacher shows you the door, but you have to walk through it’. And that is your positive teaching style. You open the doors. Thank you." - Pam Handyside
Tour the South Island with its visually rich fjord’s, lush rain-forests, and dramatic ocean scapes. Starting and finishing from Queenstown.
15th - 26th May 2017
"I just wanted to tell you how wonderful the trip was for me. I can not thank you enough for your patience and tutoring during the trip. Every time I look at those photos I remember how many times you stopped and waited for me to get the photos I wanted and helped me with composition and techniques. I look forward to seeing you again sometime in the future, hopefully on another tour." - Kerri Turner
Spend a photographic weekend with Len Metcalf in his beloved home in Katoomba, in the stunning UNESCO World Heritage listed Blue Mountains Australia. A lovely mix of classroom and location shoots. An ideal introduction to Len's inspiring teaching.
3rd & 4th June 2017
"I truly want to thank YOU for such an amazing weekend. You were so generous with your time, your expertise, with sharing your work and what you think makes a good photo great, and particularly generous with yourself. That might sound a bit strange but you gave so much of yourself on the weekend and I so valued that. It's a unique experience to be able to feel the energy and the passion that drive a creative talent - and you shared that with us too. Thank you!!" - Fiona Huddleston
Two back to back tours, one on the West coast and the other on the East coast of Tasmania. Do one or combine the two to make a wonderful extended tour.
Visit all of Len’s favourites in two amazing tours. Tarkine, Cradle Mountain, Bay of Fires and Blue Stone Bay. 11 amazing days photographing with Len Metcalf. Includes personal tuition, and all inclusions ex Hobart.
14th - 24th June 2017
"I’m back at work and missing the peace of the Tarkine! I had such a lovely time and really would be keen to go back again. Many thanks to you and Carolyn again." - Anne Barden
AUD4900 per five day tour
A one week workshop exploring abstract creative photography. Explore abstraction, blurs, textures, movement and seascapes. From abstract realism through to the gentle and emotive works of intentional blurring, all photographic styles are welcome. Abstract composition and technique covered in lessons and presentations showing you how to create your own stunning works of photographic art. Learning activities and shoots are intertwined into a magnificent week of growth and development in this stunning coastal paradise.
Shirley Steel and Len Metcalf run this workshop together.
Run in the stunning Trial Bay area from South West Rocks in NSW.
17th - 21st July 2017
"Many thanks for your help, feedback & thoughts to my photos. Inspiration!!!" - Aldo Pena
Love photographing flowers, well Len does too. Leura Flower Festival is an annual event centred around a series of open gardens in the Blue Mountains Australia. This small group workshop with Len Metcalf is where we immerse ourselves in flower photography for five days. Visit and shoot stunning gardens, study flower photography techniques, have your work critiqued and printed into stunning photographs.
2nd - 6th October 2017
"Len’s teaching and leadership has helped me to create a style of my own that I am comfortable with." - Dot Radley
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A weekend photographing the majestic Blue Mountains Waterfalls with Len Metcalf. This is a fully catered weekend with delicious home cooked meals. Run from our Waratah Street Studios in Katoomba. This workshop is a delightful mix of shoots and classroom sessions. Leave the weekend with stunning large prints of your work.
Dates TBA 2017
"I just wanted to thank you for a great weekend. The scenery, the food, the photography help,the learning opportunities and the organisation were all excellent. Thanks again." - Helen Smith
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Book Len for as little as two hours at the Waratah Street Studios in Katoomba or at the Willoughby Studio in Sydney for private photographic tuition.
A weekend with Len Metcalf at the Waratah Street Studios in Katoomba, in the stunning Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. Here you get individual attention and we can work on the skills you identify. Photography technique, post processing, and printing. Bring a friend and save.
"I spent two full days recently with Len, learning to use a Fotoman 617 panoramic camera and an Ebony 4x5" view camera.I had never been to a photographic workshop or had any photographic tuition, and I really wasn't too sure what to expect.
Len impressed me with his extensive knowledge and mastery of various photographic techniques.He communicated well and was flexible enough to accommodate any request.I would have no hesitation in recommending Len to anybody wanting to take their photography to the next level, and with the added bonus of the Blue Mountains as the setting, you couldn't really ask for more." - Richard McLean
Len has been mentoring photographers for the past twenty years. Working on their; photography, photographs, technique, presentation and businesses. Len offers short two or three hour intensives and/or ongoing regular sessions. Regular clients understand the importance of having a critical and encouraging eye pour over their work giving feedback from the heart.
”I found the mentor sessions incredibly helpful and Len very insightful. Prior to this my photo-taking had been rather haphazard and I had difficulty critiquing my work. I now concentrate when I go out with my camera, visualise what I want in the photograph and more often execute a striking image. I also feel more centered on what I hope to achieve from my photography and on what appeals to me as a photographic subject. This has rekindled the passion that first made me take up photography and led to the freedom of having more than one project on the boil at a time – keeping the momentum and enthusiasm alive for each one.” - Cynthia Coghill
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