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Travel Photography toolbox

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Travel Photography Toolbox

Date: 6/5/19
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (lunch included over a 1 hour break)
Location: Social Club, Imperial Hotel, 252 Oxford St, Paddington
Cost:$395 (GST incl)
Bring a group (2+) for $100 off each ticket.

Student Price: $195

 

 

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Do you love travelling and want to enjoy your experiences longer through your images?
Do you want to recover some of your travel expenses by selling your images and stories?

There's far more to travel photography than carrying a smart phone - although a smartphone will do if that's your choice. Oded and Peter have quite different approaches to photography, but a common philosophy in that so much of our photography happens behind the camera, not just in front of the lens. It's all about setting up the trip and thinking through what you want to achieve that determines the outcome.

This workshop will share with you how two of the world's leading photographers tackle travel photography, delivering both practical and philosophical approaches that will transform your travel snaps into a portfolio of considered masterpieces! Added bonus - practical advice selling your work from industry editors.

In this class we will:
- Explore the travel photographer’s workflow, from preparation and visualizing the story to creating the final image
- Understand how to overcome the fear of approaching strangers while still maintaining the authenticity of the moment
- Establish a method of using composition, light and moment to reach amazing results, both in landscape and portraits, with fewer shutter clicks and fewer headaches in the editing room
- Learn practical techniques on finding inspiration and crafting your own visual style and voice
- Get tips for industry insiders on how to make a living from your travel stories and images.

 

Schedule

Part one - Preparation -

  • 9.00am     Introduction - Peter and Oded introduce themselves
  • 9.15am     Getting ready - planning your trip - itinerary, equipment, outcomes (Peter) 
  • 10.00am   Finding stories - crafting your unique voice (Oded)
  • 10.45am   Morning tea (15 min)

Part two - In the field -

  • 11.00am    Making the portrait - creating visual stories with people (Oded)
  • 12.00pm    Landscape photography; key capture techniques & approaches illustrated with real examples (Peter)
  • 1.00pm      Lunch (1 hour)

Part three - Back at home -

  • 2.00pm      Guest speakers
  • 3.00pm      Post-production on the road for travel photographers - creating the wow factor (Peter)
  • 3.45pm      Building a photo essay (Oded)
  • 4.30pm      Making a living of travel photography (Peter & Oded) + Q&A.
  • 5.00pm      Close

 

About the presenters

Oded Wagenstein

Photographer, author & senior photography lecturer

For more than a decade, Oded has been documenting human stories around the globe. Using the camera as his passport, he has followed some of the most fascinating cultures. 

His award-winning work has been published, among other platforms, by National Geographic, BBC, The Guardian, National Geographic Traveler, VOGUE, Burn Magazine, Photo District News (PDN), Lens Culture and has been displayed in numerous exhibitions including exhibitions presented in the United Nations headquarters, The State Historical Museum of Russia in the Red Square, PHOTOKINA and the NSW Parliament House in Sydney, Australia. 

He has published three books.

In his work, the actual photo-making takes only a fraction of the time he spends with the people he photographs, as he wishes to share not only their portrait but their story and voice. He joined the migration of nomads in northern Siberia, lived with rural communities in Tajikistan and Cuba, prayed with the believers in the Tibetan plateau and the Dominican Republic and awkwardly danced in too many local weddings.

In his photography workshops, he teaches hundreds of students each year, from Tokyo to Havana and from Tel Aviv to Berlin, how to overcome the fear of photographing people and use their cameras as a bridge between them and the world around them. 

Peter Eastway

Peter is a grandmaster of photography and multi-award winner for his photographic work.

Known internationally for his landscape photography and creative use of post-production, Peter is a practising professional, who shoots editorially (mainly for Better Photography magazine) and works selectively in advertising and portraiture.

Peter has been involved in photographic magazine publishing for over 30 years, establishing his own title, Australia's Better Photography Magazine, in 1995. As a result, Peter and his websites are a wealth of information on how to capture, edit and print, offering tutorials, videos and inspiration for amateur and professional photographers.

Peter’s work has been published and exhibited internationally over the past 40 years. He was the author of the Lonely Planet’s Guide to Landscape Photography. His photography was featured on the cover of the Lonely Planet’s guide to Australia, in articles in the Qantas inflight magazine, and in an international Apple television commercial.

Peter speaks nationally and internationally on a variety of topics, including landscape photography, Photoshop techniques, publishing and the business of professional photography.

He is in his fifties, rides a short surfboard, believes two skis are better than one, and in case you're buying him lunch, he is vegetarian.

 

Workshop outcomes

In this class we will:

  • Explore the travel photographer's workflow, from preparation and visualizing the story to creating the final image
  • Understand how to overcome the fear of approaching strangers while still maintaining the authenticity of the moment 
  • Establish a method of using composition, light and moment to reach amazing results, both in landscape and portraits, with fewer shutter clicks and fewer headaches in the editing room
  • Learn practical techniques on finding inspiration and crafting your own visual style and voice 
  • Get tips for industry insiders on how to make a living from your travel stories and images 

Suitable for

Suitable for all levels of photographers - different skill levels will take away different benefits.

What to bring

Pen, paper, coffee!

Group booking offer

Learning is more fun with friends. Get $100 off each when you book with 1 or more friends. Check the group booking discount price and email us mail@headon.com.au with your friend's name.

 

 

 

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