Workshops Tag

There is a Canon Day coming round the bend and Canon shooters who have been hankering for a bit of action in their shooting will be stoked on this one. I will blog it later in the week when I get more details, but rest assured that this will not be one for the faint of heart. You may want to look out a cap, pair of sunnies, and efficient earplugs....

 If you can spare an afternoon - this coming Thursday - and if you are a Leica M user, you have an opportunity to see and work with the best in the business - Mathias Heng.Mathias is a Leica ambassador, and for a very good reason; he has worked as a photojournalist in some of the world's most stressful situations and he knows how to make a real statement with his Leica camera. He is an ambassador to a very good purpose; to show you what you have in your hands and in your eyes and to help you achieve the same smooth reportage of which he s the master.He's heading for Melbourne this week but will be in Perth on Thursday the 14th. He will be starting his lecture on the Leica M system at Shoot Workshops - 232 Stirling Street, Perth - sharp on 2:00 PM and will be speaking for about three hours. Then he will conduct a field exercise for the participants, showing them how to approach street photography in falling light - a real on-the-street...

Sunday would seem to be a good day to visit the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle - if the buffet and cocktail bar are anything to go by. If they are, don't go by them -  sit down and stay.All the above applied particularly last weekend when Camera Electronic and Nikon Australia held the 2012 Nikon Workshop. In addition to the plain old CE staff we had Christian Blanchard, Julie Kimpton, Sarah Warwick, and a professional photographic model - Courtney - to entertain and instruct the participants.Christian is a very successful fashion photographer in both still and video. He explained his lighting systems, both fixed studio and portable flash, detailed his workflow, and let us into some of his vision for depicting models and the products they are selling. I have often wondered if this is a more complex thing than first appears - Christian seems to have a good handle on it and makes good use of professional retouching to emphasize and simplify.He certainly seems to be resourceful - coping with on-site lighting surprises - like blown power boards -...

Are you still hungry for landscape photography? Well remember that Greg Hocking will be conducting a course on Low Light Landscapes with the Shoot Workshops on the 6th of May - so you still have time to ring Shoot or go to their website and book yourself in. Greg is the business - he has won numerous awards and contracts for his landscape work and you could not do better than be instructed by him.That said - here's my second installment of landscape photography advice, chiefly orientated to equipment choice rather than technique.If I want bigger pictures or more detailed pictures than those available from my Fuji X-10 I need to grab a different outfit from the ready-use locker. I know that I will be wanting to see wide views, but there may be some small portions of the scene that reward me with mini-scapes or telling details - so I know I'll need a variety of focal lengths to cater for whatever presents itself.I grab my Nikon D300, an 18-200 Nikon lens, and an 8-16 Sigma lens. In the...

As promised, a very personal view of landscape photography. Maybe not what Greg Hocking will recommend when he runs his low-light landscape course at Shoot Photography, but then he's an expert and I'm not. Still...

Pardon the vulgar title - but it came to us while we were writing the previous blog posts and directing them over to the Facebook site - that it would be nice to be able to serve our guests the photographic cocktail of their choice. And the best way to find out what you want is to ask you.If you have access to a computer - as you are currently reading this on a computer we can take that as a positive...

Here is a chance for students to score up big on the upcoming NIKON workshop. They can book for this now and get a ticket at half price. That means a full day with Christian Blanchard at the Esplanade Hotel learning his techniques for fashion and beauty photography for $ 99.50. Plenty of pro Nikon gear provided and a professional model to work with.Still counting pennies? Well think of this - we are also including a Camera Electronic Sensor Clean Voucher for free for you. Or if you are a clean student and do not get your sensor dirty...

I AM Fashion   I AM Nikon   I AM Teaching I AM Christian Blanchard SEE ME AT THE NIKON WORKSHOP 2012Be inspired like never before! Hear the story and see the images of Western Australia's own Christian Blanchard, extraordinary photographer who shoots internationally and specialises in editorial fashion. He recently serves as director of photography on film sets.Enjoy an inspirational morning session with Christian followed by lunch. Then an afternoon session of shooting with virtually the entire Nikon DSLR and lens range. The team from Camera Electronic and Nikon Australia will be on hand for assistance plus you will get the chance to learn some of Christians tricks.Christian Blanchard is a freelance photographer and film director. Capture Magazine recently named him one of Australia's top ten. He strives to strike the balance between creative expression and commercial acumen, both of which are key to his success.Limited Number's - Be Quick! Sunday 6 May 2012, 10am - 5pmEsplanade Hotel FremantleModel & Pro Equipment ProvidedLunch Included$ 199 (inc...

FotoFreo this year has a special workshop in planning - Alexander Bond and Peter Kovacsy will present a hands-on and eyes-open workshop dealing with using large format cameras in the field. In these days of small digital everything, Alex has pursued a different route - large chemical work - and has garnered awards and sold myriads of postcards and books upon the strength of it.He'll be presenting the workshop at Point Walter Reserve, Bicton, on Saturday afternoon, the 24th of March. The start time is 1:00 and it will run until 4:30...