One of the fabulous landscapes accessible on my next workshop at Arkaroola in April.
Autumn is one of the best times to visit the northern Flinders Ranges, ideal for making great images and enjoying the Arkaroola experience.
Previous workshops have been very rewarding with plenty of time to visit some of the spectacular places on the sanctuary, practise your camera craft and develope skills to work with when you return home.
This workshop is limited to 5 photographers. There are still three places left but plenty of time to plan an excursion to this exciting part of Outback Australia.
Pre workshop – get to know session at 5.30 pm April 21 with the option of continuing over dinner
Day 1 April 22 Shooting from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM including a discussion and demonstration using your first images on the digital darkroom.
Day 2 April 23 Shooting starts from 6am – 3 pm. The day includes an in-depth discussion on composition for photographers. In this session we will look at the work of the masters of photography, why their work has stood the test of time and how you can use these techniques to produce solid and quality images.
Day 3 April 24 An all day exploration of the Arkaroola’s world famous Ridgetop tour area. This has got to be the highlight for any aspiring or experienced landscape photographer.
There will be daily reviews of your images to assess the improvements you are making with the techniques we cover.
What To Expect
- Expect to develop your photography and the way you see.
- Expect to be have clear understanding of composition and how to use different factors to make stronger and more interesting photographs.
- Expect to find a whole new world of master photographers and artists.
- You will be able to spend many happy hours exploring their techniques, their lives,their passions and draw inspiration from them.
Most importantly, expect to have an enjoyable experience on this workshop, take in the wonders of the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary and make some images you will be happy to take home. To book a place, contact Peter by email [email protected] or telephone 0429703693
Accommodation for the workshop can be booked through Reception at the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary (08) 8648 4848. Details about types of accommodation and other information can be accessed through the website www.arkaroola.com.au
Three Day Workshop Cost: $950.00 per person
After 3 days with Peter MacDonald at the sensational Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary I have revised most of my paradigms concerning my photography …and I anticipate now to produce images at another level to my pre workshop standard.
The difference with Peter? You are his complete focus for the entire workshops. He would rate as one of the best teachers of photography I have encountered , so tenacious is he in ensuring you completely understand the messages he is delivering, be it technical , location shooting or post processing. This tenacity is carried into the field where Peters eagle eye will not miss a think you are doing …and he’ll work side by side with you to ensure you can demonstrate that you have thoroughly understood his message.
Outside formal workshop times Peters rich life is the basis for fascinating anecdotes on the Outback , its people and places.
Peter is never off duty – ready and willing to help with questions or the tiny uncertainties lingering in your mind. Peters mission is to make you a better photographer. And he will! ( go with an open mind!). He is completely focused on achieving that end with every participant.
I cannot express my appreciation any more than to write this testimonial, communicating the impact Peter has had on my photography, so that others will confidently commit to signing up now ..you will never look back!
Chris Hind, Personal Outback Tours
What an apt name for a photographic company. Peter MacDonald is a ‘bloke’ that just loves the Australian bush and what it offers; his passion for photography together with his sincere attitude towards his clients made it a memorable experience to work side by side with him for 3 days; if only it could have been longer.
We received informative sessions followed by practical experience in the field with each complementing each other. Our group traversed spectacular scenic country; a combination of ‘easy going’ and ‘extremely rough’ terrain by comfortable 4WD vehicle; with only a few short easy metres to walk to each of the photographic hotspots; physically, it made it all too easy.
Peter introduced and showed us the simpler, smarter and more efficient ways to capture wonderful photographic images. The use of our own specific camera gear and techniques was made simple and easier to apply. At each field location Peter concentrated on our personal techniques, always observing us and offering advice in a kind and gentle manner; it was a great way to enhance our skills and images. Peter was always, there; first for his clients and second for himself.
I would strongly recommend participation in ‘The Sentimental Bloke’ workshops for the ‘new’ and ‘not so new’ photographers. I have had a camera in my hand for 3 years and yet learnt so much from Peter MacDonald.
Thank you greatly Peter,