- 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
Spend a year developing your photography skills with Len Metcalf in this unique opportunity. In bi monthly workshops you will study with Len Metcalf and learn everything from camera skills to printing and exhibiting your photographs.
This is the course that started Len's career in photography education. Len hasn't offered this opportunity in half a decade.
Run during the second weeks in Feburary, April, June, August, October & December 2019
AUD$4950 reduced from AUD$6500 for 2019 only
"Len's master class took my photography to the next level. I enjoyed the class very much, learnt a lot, met a great group of people. It inspired me to take my photography to take my photography further." - Sue
SOLD OUT FOR 2019
A mentoring program to take you to that next level. Imagine being inspired and supported to work on your own photographic projects. Printing your work regularly and presenting it for valuable and informative supportive feedback.
Eight sessions over a year, of 11 days, including 3 weekends, this is the program that will push you further. Unlike any other photography workshop, this program is unique.
Was AUD$2950 now AUD$1750
17th March - 24th November 2019
"To dearest Len, Thanks again for a wonderfully inspirational year in Focused Lens 2015! It's always such a fabulous learning opportunity for us all. "
- Fiona Huddleston
Focused Lens has been running successfully for the past six years. It operates in two versions, one on Wednesday Evenings, and the other on Sundays and three full weekends.
It’s primary purpose is to keep you photographing regularly. By committing to a facilitated group, you make a commitment to bring new work to each session. At these sessions you will get individual feedback, creative ideas and encouragement. Imagine how quickly you will grow with a master photographer guiding you regularly.
AUD1200 discounted from AUD2400 for 2019
27th February - 20th November 2019
"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
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 lunch break. After afternoon tea we finish up the workshop with Len demonstrating his workflow.
Saturday 16th February 2019
Saturday 22nd June 2019
"I'd highly recommend it if you are thinking of going to workshop." - Grant Galbraith
AUD$295 - on special normally AUD$395
Spend a weekend with Len Metcalf in his Willoughby Studio learning the fine art of printing. Inkjets have reached a stunning level of quality. In this workshop Len will take you through his printing workflow in Lightroom (and Photoshop). Over the weekend we will print some of your work. Set up your own printing presets and prepare you to print at home.
13th - 14th April 2019
A five day photographic 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.
8th - 12th May 2019
"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
Spend three days with Len Metcalf, learning his simple method for digital black and white photography. A lovely mix of classroom and location shoots. An ideal introduction to monochrome photography.
23rd - 25th August 2019 - Katoomba
"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
Albany in Western Australia is a stunning photographic location, and is particularly enchanting right in the middle of the wild flower season. Len has two different offerings in 2019, each back to back. The first week is a photography workshop, and the second week is a stay and play tour. For those of you who choose to do both, Len is offering an all inclusive trip ex Perth from the 13th to the 25th September.
Albany Workshop 14th - 18th September 2019 AUD$2950
Albany Tour (stay and play) 20th - 24th September AUD$5950
“The past two weeks with you have been fantastic. You are such a good teacher, helpful, patient and willing to share your knowledge. Thank you so much, I have learned a lot and look forward to learning more. Your choice of our homestay was perfect, such a glorious setting, I could have been in the English countryside, which I miss so much.” - Hazel (from the 2018 Albany Workshop and the Stay and Play Tour)
STAY AND PLAY TOUR - SOLD OUT
A five day workshop learning abstract creative photography. Explore abstraction, blurs, textures, movement and seascapes. From abstract realism through to the gentle and emotive works of intentional blurring, all abstract photographic styles are tackled. Photographic composition and technique covered in lessons and presentations showing you how to create your own stunning works of abstract 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 Port Stephens area in NSW.
6th - 10th November 2019 Abstract Photography Workshop
11th - 13th November 2019 Stay and Play Extension
Photograph Left Copyright © Shirley Steel
"Many thanks for your help, feedback & thoughts to my photos. Inspiration!!!" - Aldo Pena
AUD2950 Abstract Photography Workshop
AUD1450 Stay and Play Extension
Learn iphone photography in this three hour workshop based in Sydney.
We start from the basics and teach you how to use your iphone camera to take photographs. You will not only gain competence and confidence with your camera phone, but you will also learn the basics of good composition. Once you have mastered the art of using your iphone camera, you will be introduced to some fantastic camera apps to milk the most of your camera.
Book Len for as little as two hours in at the Willoughby Studio in Sydney for private photographic tuition.
"I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the two day “course” I attended last week. You took me to some wonderful places, gave me some really clear helpful guidance in how to improve my photo’s, gave me an opportunity to see how some larger format equipment works and last but not least were great company for the two days – Thanks!”
John Alexander – Individual Photographic Tuition
A weekend with Len Metcalf 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 aesthetic, 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.
In person at Len's Studio or by Skype
”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