Learn Fundamentals - Light Land Sea

Learn Photography Fundamentals Course

Master your camera and learn the fundamentals of photography on a 2 Day Photography Workshop with international award-winning photographer Jarrod Castaing & John Armytage.

Whether you’re new to photography, or dusting off an old one, bring your camera and join us for a 2 day course learning the fundamentals of photography. Suitable for all levels from complete beginners to intermediate amateurs, no previous experience is needed.

This workshop will show you how to use your camera and work with natural lighting. The class will cover a range of topics from camera settings to composition and exposure in a practical way. You'll also learn the technical aspects from aperture and shutter speed to focal length and camera modes. If you’ve just purchased a new camera or just love taking photos this is the ideal introductory workshop.

This is a hands-on class, so you'll have plenty of time to practise your skills in the field each day whether it’s capturing sunrise on the coast or sunset in the sand dunes at Port Stephens, located just 2 hrs from Sydney. Group sizes are kept small so each participant has the chance to interact with the instructors.

Proudly supported by Nisi Filters Australia and Camera House Brookvale.

9 - 10 Feb 2023

Duration: 2 days / 1 night
Group size: 8-10 participants

Price: $890 AUD (Focus Plus Members $790 AUD)
Deposit: $490 AUD to reserve your spot (non-refundable unless someone replaces you)

Shoot locations will be carefully selected based on cloud, tide and swell conditions. Possible locations include Birubi Beach, Anna Bay Dunes, Zenith Beach, Kingsley Beach, Fishermans Bay, Shoal Bay and more!

1x Night Accommodation at Oaks Port Stephens Pacific Blue Resort (twin share or optional single supplement)
2x Shoots on location (1x Sunset + 1x Sunrise)
2x In-depth discussion sessions
2x Professional photo instructors

Excludes: Meals, Insurance, Transport (carpooling available).

Experience: Beginners to Intermediate
Fitness: Easy - Suitable for a wide range of age and fitness levels.
Commences and Concludes: Port Stephens, NSW

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What's included?


· Professional Photo Guide
· Tuition & Post-Processing
· Accommodation (shared)


· Meals
· Insurance
· Transport (carpooling options available)

Skill Level:

· Beginners to Professionals

What to Bring:

· Digital Camera
· Lenses (e.g. Wide angle, Telephoto zoom)
· Tripod
· Filters (e.g. Neutral Density, Graduated, Polarizer)
· Laptop (with Lightroom & Photoshop)
· Suitable clothing (for wet and dry conditions)
· Suitable footwear

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