Workshops Tag

If you fancy a trip down south to talk photography with the AIPP people, it looks as though the 22nd and 23rd of February are the dates to aim for. They are calling it the South West Summer Sessions and organising it at Caves House, Yallingup.Those of you who have been there know it for a rather magnificent resort of the 20's and 30's associated with the Yallingup caves and beaches and boasting a pretty magnificent period decor. They are turning on a number of high-poewered speakers for the two days as well as trade displays and professional workshops.This is an eat, greet, listen, learn, schmooze, and develop Monday and Tuesday with David Dare Parker and Martine Perret. You'll be challenged by talks on photojournalism. business development, and creative thinking.They'll feed you well - all day at various times - thought their flyer does note that the prices do not include accommodation - you book that separately with Caves House or other hostelries in the area. There is always sleeping on the beach but the bugs can get a bit...

Let me rephrase that.Stan Davies frequently takes photographs whilst waterborne - he uses one of the most intriguing of the Nikon cameras to do this. During the course of these adventures he may become immersed. When he visits the shop he is dry - and dressed. All is well.Now, Mr. Davies will be visiting the shop to tell people about the Nikon 1 AW-1 camera system and the explain about his upcoming workshop.He'll be conducting the event over two days in the Margaret River region near the start of December. As it is to be on a weekend there will be an opportunity for a lot of people to travel to it. And it is to be somewhat unusual:Attendees will be supplied a Nikon 1 AW-1 waterpoof camera for their use during the event.It will be in and around water so attendees will need to bring their bathers - and i would suggest thongs as well.Attendees will need to bring their own SD card and a small tripod  - and to arrange their own overnight accommodation in the area.They'll meet...

My surprise is occasioned by discovering that I am to be a judge for a photo contest. I have just read the Google+ posting for Rob Masters' Photowalk through Cottesloe later in the month and find I am to be the one to assess the images afterwards. Photowalkers would be well advised to consider that I am a strict judge but I bribe easily. Hint: baked goods...

If you are a reader of P.G. Wodehouse you'll recognise the reference. If it is all a mystery but you would like to know more about the art and business of using the UAV for photography - and the results that one expert has achieved - then we have a night for you.A free night, as it happens. At Shoot Photography Workshops premises  - 232 Stirling Street, Perth. It will be held between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM on June 16th. Thats a week from today - next Tuesday.You'll be seeing the photographer - Christopher Fulham and his talk will be entitled " The Edge Of Photography. It deals with the real frontiers of digital photo practice.Cinema drones - the UAV - and iPhones - the HHN - will be topics of discussion. But more than that - Christopher will be speaking on a broad range of subjects all concerned with working and surviving in harsh natural and business climates. Art from the air with the video drone and how to put money in your pocket from any number of...

Look out your diary, Canon shooters. Turn forward to the 17th of this month - it is a Wednesday.Abraham Joffe, Canon Australia, and Camera Electroinic are cooperating to present a day-long workshop dedicated to the Canon DSLR as a video making system. It will be held at the Cinema Paradiso on James Street in Northbridge. Starting time is 10:00 AM and it will finish at 4:30 PM.What's going to happen? Mr Joffe will be showing his work, Canon will be showing their equipment, There will be a group project of interviews and footage around the local area, and a review and analysis at the end of the day. And lunch in the middle of the day. Yay!Mr. Joffe knows his business - he has filmed all over Australia, in East Timor, Antarctica, and Africa. He is a brave man - he does videography for weddings and is highly sought-after for his skill - so much so that Canon have recently honoured him with a title of Canon Master.Further enquiries: Please call 1300 790 230or email workshops@cameraelectronic.com.au230 Stirling Street, Perth WA...

Is who gets eaten, and who gets to eat.Or, as it happens, who gets to take pictures of food before they get to eat it. In the case of the Olympus event organised with Camera Electronic on Tuesday last, apparently they ate well.The occasion was not all just gnashing molars - there was a presentation by travelling team of travelling experts from Olympus and by our local representative of the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 mkII camera and a number of the lenses that service it. The venue was the Brika cafe just up the street from Camera Electronic - and they got well over thirty paying customers.The restaurant was not lit like a studio - it was a restaurant, after all, But that means that it also looked like a restaurant, and as they wished to capture food looking good in harmonious surroundings this was the way to do it. The Olympus E-M5 mkII has a secret weapon in this sort of shooting - exceptional 5-way camera stabilisation. Tripods are fine, but you can't always have one. Flash is fine...

I type this column for money.If there are new products, no telephone interruptions, and coffee, the daily piece costs the company about $ 11. Hopefully it inspires readers to come in and purchase items and services that yield a profit of more than $ 11 - thus continuing business.It is not as profitable to me as washing the dishes - that yields me $ 15 per day before taxes - but at least I do not have to scrape dried spaghetti off the laptop.The point of all this is to remind the newer readers who are just contemplating turning their interest in photography into a business venture that time is indeed money and they need to persuade the world to press pennies into their hands each conscious hour of their day.Time spent surfing the net might be fun, as might be time spent networking in coffee shops or looking into the shops, or catching up on the latest episode of whatever...