Len's South Coast seascape workshop is run over a week on the South Coast of NSW. Each day sees us out with two shoots, and two solid sessions in the classroom. Theory is developed through reflection. Theory is combined with practice - Praxis: theory and technique is practiced, developed, nurtured and grown.  Over this week you will be pushed into new creative landscape directions.

This workshop includes lunches, morning and afternoon tea. An introductory session on the Sunday evening prior. It will be located in the stunning Narooma, with access to this amazing coastal landscape. 

The content of this workshop is tailored to the individuals who attend. Formal sessions are negotiated at the beginning of the workshop and presentations may come from any of Len's School's other workshops.

 Len's coastal seascape workshop
"Len's coastal seas scape workshop is about studying the fine art of seascape photography through reflection, theory and practice. Immersion in a stunning coastal environment with a master photographer and photography educator will take you to a new level. You will come home with some stunning new images, that take you away from your usual landscape genres." 

Content *

  • analysis of the seascape masters
  • the nature of a photograph
  • critiquing your photographs
  • judging the quality of your photographs
  • understanding natural light
  • creating sharp landscape photographs
  • colour theory and the landscape
  • composition for seascapes
  • creating depth in seascapes
  • composing with tone and line
  • natural abstracts
  • creating compelling black and white seascapes
  • photographic & other equipment for seascape photography
  • safety for sea scape photographers
  • wilderness photography verse landscape and nature photography
  • understanding the value of photographic projects and making them work for you
  • environmental preservation through photography
  • long exposure and soft water seascapes
  • utilising neutral density filters for long exposures

* note: actual content delivered will be negotiated with workshop participants


Features and benefits

  • Questions answered at every session
  • Free access to the Len's School forum and notes
  • Feedback and critiques of your photographs
  • Advice and support
  • Learn from your peers
  • Gain support from your peers
  • Positive and supportive environment
  • 30 years teaching and facilitation experience
  • Generous in-depth photographic experience shared
  • The reward of producing a photographs and showing others your work
  • Develop a photographic community - make friends
  •  Shoots


  • rocky beaches
  • sandy beaches
  • sea cliffs
  •  rainforest
  • coastal heath
  • soaring cliff lines
  • canyons
  • wildflowers
  • sunrises and sunsets


note: shoot locations are changed yearly to suit the abilities and interests of the participants

"Hello Len, First and foremost, I would like to thank you again for a wonderful week in the Blue Mountains. I enjoyed myself immensely, had a great time, learnt heaps, and we had lots of laughs and fun. You definitely have a happy client that will be returning for more. Loved the workshop format and being able to immerse yourself in nothing but landscape photography and everything that goes with it, was just tops. Everyone has different reasons for doing photographic workshops, mine is to learn and to go places that I would not otherwise go to on my own. And we certainly did that!

In fact, this is the first 'photographic workshop' that was actually a real workshop and I learnt something as well, that I have done - and I have done quite a few so-called 'workshops'. So please keep the workshop format. You have renewed my vigour, interest and motivation for photography - so thank you for that too. Hope all is well with you."

- Cheers, Pam



Dates: 17th - 21st November 2014 (plus intro session on 16th November at 6.30 - 9.30 pm)

Venue: Narooma

Cost: AUD1195.00 

$200 deposit required to secure your spot, with the remainder due four weeks prior to commencement of the workshop

Minimum group size of three required to go ahead


Beginner or intermediate camera operations & basic processing skills (basic camera handling is not part of this course)




Portable computer (eg laptop or pad)

Image processing software


Breakfasts, dinners and personal snacks

Travel insurance

Ambulance cover

Wet and warm weather clothing

Day pack or camera pack

Full equipment list sent prior to workshop



  • Five full days (week days)Five early morning shoots (yes were up early every day)
  • Five late afternoon / evening shoots (yes we are out shooting until dark)
  • five morning sessions in the classroomfive afternoon sessions in the classroom
  • all lunches
  • transport from classroom venue to shooting locations
  • morning and afternoon tea included
  • time off during the day to relax or process images and to catch up on meals
  • 3 x A3 prints from the week printed by Len Metcalf (delivered to you after the workshop)
  • shoots approx. 6 am - 9 am & 6 pm - 8.30 pm daily
  • classroom sessions approx. 10.30 am to 12.30 pm & 1 pm to 3 pm



  • accommodation
  • breakfasts and evening meals
  • photographic equipment
  • weather specific clothing 
  • transport to and from the venue


This is not a small group tour. This workshop is priced and organised around a larger group of clients than the usual 6. Shoots may be lead by Len's School's outdoor photographic guides. Multiple shooting locations may be provided each day.

Dates 17th - 21st November 2014 - Monday to Friday


Location: Narooma - South Coast NSW, Australia


Introductory session on Sunday 16th November 6.30 - 9.30 pm




Accommodation possibilities :

Luxury hotels, sea side apartments, budget hotels & hostels, camping in and around Narooma (tour does not include all meals or any accommodation) 

Sea scape - long exposure at dusk © Leonard Metcalf 2013

Sea scape - long exposure at dusk © Leonard Metcalf 2013