Photography Workshops

Victoria, Australia

Snowscape Workshop

A 5-night location workshop at Mount Hotham Victoria during snow season. Hotham is the only ski resort in Australia that has public accessible road right up to the top of the ridge. This give Mt Hotham a stunning panoramic view of the mountain ranges and valleys.

This workshop is designed for you to be at your own pace and also to allow for unpredictable weather conditions. You will have as much time as you need to learn and photograph the beautiful places  we will visit. We will review the day and follow with post processing sessions in a relaxing environment which will bring out the best in your image.

Oat will personally escort you while sharing his knowledge and the essence of landscape photography right on location.

There is no right camera setting for one particular subject. The natural environment and changing conditions allow you to adapt and adjust settings to take perfect shots every time. Oat will be there every step of the way to guide you and help eliminate any doubts. There will also be a free day if you choose to try ski or snowboarding or simply relax and take in what the snowy mountains have to offer.

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit various locations at Sunrise, Sunset and Astro around Mount Hotham, along The Great Alpine Road and Dinner Plains.

  • Receive personal photography tuition at each location from Oat.

  • A small focus group allows Oat to be able to concentrate on each individuals needs and at the same time some great ideas often come from fellow photographers.

  • Comfortable accommodation.
     

TOPICS COVERED

  • Camera settings and adjustments to suit the environment.

  • Long exposure technique required to capture movement in a stunning way.

  • Astrophotography settings, how to focus and how to predict the milky way core.

  • Landscape filter usage.

  • Off Camera Flash to bring light to your environment.

  • Basics of panoramic photography

  • Post Processing with your own laptop.

  • Email/phone support from Oat following the workshop for any questions and/or advice.
     

EQUIPMENT/CLOTHING REQUIRED

  • Digital SLR

  • Tripod

  • Filters

  • Alpine hiking boots

  • Suitable clothing for winter weather conditions, thermal, gloves, etc
     

GUIDE: Oat Vaiyaboon

GROUP SIZE: 6 Guests

EXPERIENCE: Amateur and semi-pro photographers

INCLUDES: 5 nights accommodation (twin share), local transportation (charges apply, weather permitted).

EXCLUDES: Items of a personal nature, food, drinks, clothing and insurance.


TRAVEL INFORMATION (Tentative Itinerary only)

Day 1 (Sun): Depart Southwest in the morning, stopping at Trentham Falls before making our way to Bright for lunch, then up the mountain. Nightly post processing to look at what you have taken.

Day 2 (Mon): Sunrise at one of the many stunning spots on top of mountain along The Great Alpine Road. We will spend the day exploring this unique alpine region. Sunset on Hotham. Post Processing. Astrophotography if the weather permits.

Day 3 (Tue): Sunrise in Hotham before driving down to Bright and to Mt Buffalo to photography the stunning Cathedral Rocks, The horn and Mt Buffalo Chalet. We will also visit some stunning waterfalls in the area. Post Processing.

Day 4 (Wed): Sunrise to Sunset photographing the alpine region of Mt Hotham. This will give you an opportunity to go snowshoeing in the area. This unique experience will give you photographic opportunities that are out of the ordinary. Post processing.

 

Day 5 (Thurs): Rest day where you can choose to go on a photographic outing or take up skiing or snowboarding or even dog sledding. Post processing.

Day 6 (Fri): Relaxing morning to recap what we have learned before making our way back down the mountain.

EXERTION LEVEL

Medium - This tour may include walking, including some prolonged or mild ascents and descents.

A reasonable level of health/fitness is required for these trips.

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