- More individual tuition catering to your specific needs
- You learn quicker with deeper understanding
- Practice what you are learning in the classroom and in the field
- Your confidence grows quickly
- Enjoy being spoilt by us giving you more time for photography
- Giving you more time to photograph and explore
- Photographers at all levels will benefit
- Set your own accommodation budget; tent, camper-van, motel or luxury B&B
- You will hardly notice you are learning, you will feel inspired and your photography will progress in leaps and bounds
- More time learning and shooting less time travelling
- Our first session includes our safety briefing, location information and the outline of the workshop. Get to know Len and the other participants before the workshop commences in a relaxed friendly environment.
- Small groups
- Classroom presentations, demonstrations, hands on training
- Location shoots every day
- Positive, encouraging and supportive learning environment
- Luscious home cooked lunches and snacks
- Slow gentle shoots
- Explanations at your level, from beginner to expert
- Book your own accommodation
- Facilitated by Len Metcalf, master educator MEd (adult education), Grad Dip Ed (art education), BA (photography), Dip (outdoor guiding)
- Full day workshops from dawn to dusk
- Complementary wine and cheese introductory evenings on the evening prior to the workshop
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS with LEN Metcalf
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 Katoomba for two educational sessions split with a healthy home cooked lunch. After afternoon tea we finish up the workshop with Len demonstrating his workflow.
Saturday 6th May 2017
"I'd highly recommend it if you are thinking of going to workshop." - Grant Galbraith
AUD195 - introductory price normally AUD395
A Portrait Photography Master Class
A six-day workshop on elegant portraiture. Len is joined by, Cleveland, Ohio’s (USA) Herb Ascherman. Herb has been a professional portraitist for 40 years, working with the fine art of handmade platinum prints.
Six days of classroom sessions, 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 must say, White on White was the best workshop I have attended ever (and I have done many)."
Photograph Copyright © Herb Asherman
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
ONLY TWO SPOTS LEFT AS OF THE 8th MARCH 2017
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.
10th - 14th June 2017 (over the June Long Weekend)
"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
Daily thick mist blankets the valley which burns off mid morning. In this workshop we will maximise this time and shoot all morning and spend the afternoon processing, critiquing and learning in our classroom. Kangaroo Valley is a visually stunning green delight of national park and rolling dairy country.
19th - 23rd June 2017
"I enjoyed it so much and learned so much." - Elizabeth Ells
A five day 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
Photographs Copyright © Shirley Steel
"Many thanks for your help, feedback & thoughts to my photos. Inspiration!!!" - Aldo Pena
Three days with Len Metcalf teaching you how to organise, process, retrieve and print your photographs using Len's preferred software Adobe Lightroom. Len teaches in a simple hands on manner so that by the end of the workshop you are confidently importing, cataloguing, processing and exporting your images. Conducted at Katoomba.
22nd - 24th August 2017
"His ability to communicate the intricacies of what he considers an art form in an easy manner to his students is exemplary." - Bruce Allen
Five magnificent days in Cradle Mountain with Len Metcalf will have you producing stunning photographs of this amazing location. With a wide variety of locations from alpine glacial lakes, alpine heath, tumbling creeks, and the most magical luscious green rainforest all at our doorstep, this workshop will bring home fantastic photographs. Shoots are intermingled with classroom training sessions where Len will inspire you with tips and tricks to improve your camera technique and your composition. Daily processing and feedback sessions ensure you grow each day.
4th - 8th September 2017
"Len has a good soul and is a patient and knowledgeable teacher. He is very approachable and has no ego. How refreshing. Thank you Len." - Steve Coleman
Corrina is right in the heart of The Tarkine Wilderness in Tasmania. It is set right on the banks of the Pieman River. With over 3 meters of rainfall the area is a luscious green, everywhere. The moss is so thick and so so green. This workshop is ideal for those wishing to imerse themselves in rainforest photography.
11th - 15th September 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." - Anne
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
Snow gums, glacial lakes, tumbling creeks, alpine heath and huge hydro lakes feature in this amazing location. Snow covered gums and icicle dripping creeks frozen in time may be some of the magical subjects to be photographed on this special workshop in the Snowy Mountains with Len Metcalf.
16th - 20th October 2017
"I must say I had the best time in Jindabyne, loved every minute of the workshop and especially the classroom sessions. I want to go again next year as well. Thank you both for making the workshop a huge success.
Thanks again and best regards," - Mary-Lou
Learn and explore sea scape photography with this amazing workshop on the Coast of Victoria - Conducted from Port Campbell
6th - 10th November 2017
"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
Narooma is a popular photography destination with dramatic coastal rock formations just begging to be photographed. This five day workshop explores the coast at sunrise and sunset shoots, with the rest of the day in the classroom improving your photography technique. This always one of our most popular photography workshops so book early.
20th - 24th November 2017
"I'm still persuing the learning journey which commenced in Len's Master Class and enjoying the rewards." - Kay Gordon
A five day photography workshop studying nude photography. Workshop includes tuition and shoots with models.
4th - 8th December 2017
“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
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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