Narooma Seascape Photography Workshop
Narooma Seascape Photography Workshop
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
NAROOMA SEASCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
20TH - 24TH NOVEMBER 2017
5 INSPIRING DAYS TO EXPLORE & DEVELOP YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY
2017 will be the third time we have run the Narooma Seascape Workshop. Each year we find a few more stunning locations to visit. Each year we create innovative and mesmerising photographs of the coast. Each year we make new friends. Each year we all grow photographically. The Narooma workshop is definitely an experience worth enjoying.
Each day we are up before dawn and visit one of the nearer locations to enjoy the sunrise over the coast. We photograph as the light changes from pre dawn twilight through the blue hour and into the golden hours, before the sun warms us when it is fully risen. If you need a hand with your camera or composition Len is at your side. If you want to work alone and enjoy the location without hinderance or rushing we will give you the space to do so.
Afterwards we retreat to the classroom where Carolyn, our host will spoil us with one of her home baked delights for morning tea. Soon we are in the classroom, and Len is slowly going through your list of questions about photography. Ensuring your personal learning requirements are met. Then Len will go through one of his motivational presentations on photographic technique or composition.
Lunch is soon upon us, and again Carolyn spoils us with her home cooked hot lunch. Those precious days studying as a chief have paid off.
After lunch it is time for you to download your images, and start processing them. Yet again, Len can be at your side to help. You will slowly pick your best work and we will print it to critique and discuss. It is here you learn so much about your work and the work of others. It is always such a delight to see what your fellow participants are producing.
Just before we break, afternoon tea is served. More sumptuous food. We have yet to ascertain if it is a one or three kilogram workshop. You will be spoilt.
After a break we head out with camera in hand again. For the evening shoots we travel further a field to visit the rock formations that are north and south of Narooma. We stay in one location until dark. Until every last possible photograph is milked from the amazing locations.
By the end of the workshop you will have printed a small exhibition of stunning images captured during the week.
NB: This workshop includes day workshops but not accommodation, so you are free to choose accommodation that meets your needs and budget. Read on for more information on local options.
20th - 24th November 2017
Plus an evening get together / briefing on Sunday 19th November 2017
Narooma, NSW, Australia
To join this workshop we ask that you have basic camera handling, operations and processing skills. This means you can take photographs, download them to your computer and do some basic editing, such as changing the exposure and cropping. If you’re not sure if that’s you, please contact Len.
Beginners, intermediate and advanced photographers are all welcome.
If you are a complete beginner and would like to participate in one of Len’s other workshops, they may be a better starting point. Len recommends his one day workshop as a great place to start. The Technical Lens Workshop is specifically designed to teach photography technical skills.
More information coming soon
Our classroom at Narooma is yet to be confirmed.
Accommodation is not included in this workshop so feel free to tailor yours to your needs and budget.
We recommend six nights so you can settle in on the Sunday afternoon, finish up on the following Friday afternoon and travel home on the Saturday. We will start the workshop on Sunday evening with a little get together so that we can hit the ground running for sunrise on Monday morning.
The Narooma region has a range of lovely accommodation options. You may like to book a room at a B&B or choose from a range of comfortable hotels and motels. T
For something a little different you could consider renting a holiday house or even camping at one of the local camp grounds, which offer options from camping or room for your caravan or motor home.
- Photographic seascape composition
- Photographing on beaches
- Camera technique
- Long exposure technique (the use of neutral density filters to extend exposure)
- Creating stunning fine art photographs
- Secrets and myths of correct exposure
- Managing your equipment in sandy environments
- Post processing photographs in Lightroom
- Post processing in the NIK &/or MacPhun plug in collections
- All of your photography questions answered (Len will ensure your personal learning needs are met thoughout the workshop)
- Daily critique sessions, feedback, encouragement & support
- One on one tuition when requested in the field and at your computer on your images
- Review of the week
5.00 am - 8.00 am Sunrise shoot
10.00 am morning tea (included)
10.30 am - 1 pm - Presentations, lessons, exercises, Q&A time
12.30 pm - 1.30 pm lunch (included)
1.30 pm - 3.00 pm Download, process images with support and critique images
3.00 pm afternoon tea (included)
5.00 pm - 7.00 pm - evening group sunset shoot
WALKING AND WEATHER
This is a gentle workshop, which requires a low level of fitness. There will be a small amount of walking to and from shooting locations, occasionally on uneven surfaces. If you have any doubts about your ability, please contact Len directly. He is a qualified wilderness guide and will assess your fitness and mobility and find a solution for you.
Winter temperatures at Narooma in November generally average 13ºC to 20ºC. It wouldn't be unexpected for the temperature to hit 30ºC on an unusual day.
When you book you will receive a detailed packing list to help you plan for the workshop.
POSSIBLE LOCATIONS AND SHOOTS
- Glasshouse Rocks
- Bingi Bingi Point
- Camel Rock
- Horse Head Rock (tides permitting)
- Mystery Bay
- Plus many more (there are so many great locations near Narooma)
All of your tasty morning teas, afternoon teas and lunches are provided by Len's School. Carolyn will be there with us to provide delicious home cooked lunches. We can cater to dietary needs such as gluten free and vegetarian, please let us know in advance.
Breakfasts and dinners are not included in the workshop and can be enjoyed at your accommodation or at one of the many cafes, restaurants, and pubs in and around Port Stephens.
On the last evening of the workshop we usually all go out for dinner together and enjoy a glass of wine and a lovely meal together.
Participants are requested to provide their own transport for the workshop located in Narooma. We encourage car pooling to save on traffic congestion and fuel.
WHAT TO BRING
There are a few things you will need to get the most out of the week:
- Camera equipment
- Neutral Density filters (a 10 stop is a great starter)
- Laptop with image processing software (eg Lightroom or Photoshop or Capture One etc)
- Wet weather clothing
- Clothing for cold temperatures
- Sturdy footwear
- Day pack/camera pack
- Large clip lock plastic bags for your camera equipment to keep the sand out
Len Metcalf is a qualified and experienced trekking guide with 30 years of experience guiding groups to remote destinations. He knows what you need to keep yourself comfortable in the harshest environments on earth. Click here to see his packing list.
- All lunches
- Morning and afternoon tea
- Free access to Len’s School forum and notes
- Qualified, experienced wilderness guide, Len Metcalf
- One-on-one instruction and guidance from fine art photographer and veteran educator Len Metcalf
- Len’s unique and gentle teaching style, which supports you and helps you develop as an artist.
- Gain valuable insights into computer processing software that will make your photos sing
- Plenty of time to shoot at each location
- Calm, relaxing atmosphere, encouraging engagement and connection with the landscape
- Suitable for all levels from beginners to professionals
- A positive environment, which encourages group learning, advice-sharing and support
- Breakfasts and evening meals
- Photographic equipment (cameras, lenses, tripods etc.)
- Weather-specific clothing
- Travel insurance. Click here for more information.
AUD$500 deposit secures your spot
Returning customer, you will automatically receive our discounted rate.
Full payment is required eight weeks prior to the workshop commencing.
“I wanted to write and thank you so very much for a truly wonderful week. We saw Cradle Mountain in all its weather systems and you made sure we were all able to capture its uniqueness. It is certainly a stunning part of the country and the world and I was so thrilled to finally make it there after years of wishing! You were such a fabulous tour leader and looked after us so so so well!!! I never saw you show any sign of anything other than care and concern. Thank you! It was a wonderful tour and a great group. We certainly experienced some fantastic wildlife and some stunning scenery. The weather was fabulous and to have had the chance to experience the frost and that special fog / mist rising was amazing! I just hope I have a few photos to do it justice. It was lovely to get to know you better and to have the opportunity to have so many great chats. Thank you for being so attentive and supportive and for your guidance and advice both when taking photos and when processing them. I learnt so much. I just need to write a lot of it down so that I don’t forget it! I have been able to upload all of my photos which is wonderful. I loved seeing you fly your way around Lightroom and absolutely adored your processed images! WOW!!!!! Just stunning! You must have been thrilled! Looking forward to seeing you next week. Again, thank you for such a brilliant experience! Kind regards,” — Fiona Huddleston