Just starting out in nature photography?
It’s sometime hard to work out where to start when you first decide to take up photography. What equipment to buy, where to go, how to setup your camera.
I run a number of nature photography beginner’s workshops and fieldtrips which are designed to get you started in the exciting field of nature photography.
Please checkout my page Connect with Nature | Beginner’s Photography Program for more details.
Nature photography fieldtrips are short outings to locations which you may not have known about or have the potential to provide subjects you are seeking to photograph, maybe even just a good excuse for a new adventure. They offer the opportunity to meet new people who share your interest in all things photography and nature.
On nature photography fieldtrips there is no guarantee that you will find any particular subject. You should think of fieldtrips as a “treasure hunt” or “scavenger hunt” for whatever subjects we can find during our time at the various locations. Each fieldtrip will be guided by me and sometimes a specialist guide will join us to assist you with your endeavours.
Nature photography fieldtrips are conducted mainly around the Brisbane region of South East Queensland and northern New South Wales, so you are sure to find something of interest to you and your sense of adventure!
I try to keep the cost of each fieldtrip as low as possible, to make it affordable for any budget. Please understand though, I am in business and I do need to charge something for my time and effort in organising the fieldtrip. You support is appreciated.
Nature photography workshops are usually a combination of some formal photography tuition, covering the workshop topic and then some practical demonstrations and exercises to reinforce the theory you will learn.
Workshops are a good starting point for learning new techniques before heading out into the field proper to photograph nature subjects. You could think of workshops as being similar to the traditional type of photography class you might have done before only we are usually outdoors with nature.
Each nature photography workshop will be conducted by me and sometimes a specialist in the subject of the workshop will make an appearance.
Nature photography workshops usually are of a two to four-hour period with breaks. I do run full day nature photography workshops when required, which cover more in depth information about a particular subject.
I offer one on one nature photography private tuition to help you achieve your goals in nature photography.
You decide what you would like to learn about and the location or I can suggest suitable locations depending on your needs.
Available at half day, full day, 2 day and 4 day rates, where we explore subject matter of your choosing and practice the techniques you would like to learn out in the field.
Bring a paying friend and receive a great discount off normal pricing for two people.
Your Session Include
- Half Day nature photography private tuition sessions are normally four (4) hours duration. Morning or afternoon tea is provided.
- Full Day nature photography private tuition sessions are normally eight (8) hours duration. Lunch, morning and afternoon tea is provided.
- Two day nature photography private tuition sessions are over any two days or any weekend.
- Four day nature photography private tuition sessions are over any four days or any two weekends.
Follow up support will be provided as most sessions are full of new information and easily forgotten in the short term.
Mentoring is more about giving support to you and giving advice to help you achieve your aims in nature photography rather than a formal training experience.
This would be good for photographers who are already comfortable with their camera and techniques but would appreciate some assistance and encouragement to improve their photography.
I offer two packages.
You will receive six (6) Months of mentoring from the time we have our first meetup to discuss your needs.
Due to the distance that might be experienced which makes face to face meetings difficult. I will arrange a series of “projects”, which you can do in your own time and we can discuss the results over the telephone (I’ll telephone you so you don’t incur costs) or we can stay in contact via email or any method that suits you. I will of course provide honest guidance and advice every step along the way.
I will also email you some written notes covering some of the topics we talk about.
Whichever you decide to choose, I what you want to learn what matters to you. You select what and the locations you would like to explore.
Nature photography tours are extended photography adventures to various locations worldwide. They usually provide accommodation, meals, local transport, local guides and local fees. They are specialized adventures for photographers of all ability levels from beginners to professionals.
Each premium nature photography tour is woven together to provide photography opportunities and a nature photography adventure that will put you in the right place at the right time to produce great images and give you a set of personal experiences guaranteed to make you fall in love with your nature photography and the different locations we visit. You will come home with a great collection of photos and a better understanding of the diverse ecosystems and fascinating natural history of each location visited.
During each tour, your adventure will have professional nature photographers and guides with many years experience to assist you in your photography throughout the tour. Where possible we also use local guides who are experienced in speciality areas of natural history to assist in identifying the species we encounter and photograph and to optimise our opportunities with a good variety of subjects.
The local guides are professional guides who are fully licensed with their local authorities.