Photography Workshops with Peter MacDonald

Recently a well known photographer and film maker questioned whether photography is in fact dead.

He argued that with Photoshop and Lightroom, filters, and presets, modern cameras and cellphones, image making has become artificial and devalued.

And with more than a billion images posted on the internet daily he suggested a new name other than photography be found.

His views resonated to a degree with Peter’s philosophy on Photography which is a craft, an art. These are the foundations of Peter’s workshops that address the timeless elements needed to improve camera technique. He couples this with the sound principles of composition, using light, subject and timing.

A master of his craft, Peter’s workshops are set apart from other training courses due to his dedication to the art of composition. Peter has studied elements of classic design from master painters and photographers and applied these teachings to his own work.

The workshops are designed to:

  • Teach participants how to achieve their best with the camera and offer a bank of knowledge to enhance artistic success.
  • Provide background information and technical tips
  • Provide an insight into post production with the emphasis on as little as possible
  • Explore aspects of design, composition and the visual language
  • Offer constructive support and feedback
  • Give participants a number of subjects or exercises they can explore at their leisure

In recent times Peter has mostly worked with individual photographers but will take groups up to three for two and three day courses.

There are no set times for these. Dates and locations suitable for both parties are negotiated.

Workshop participants range from raw beginners to very experience international photographers. Peter gives free access to these people after the event to overcome particular problems, help with exhibitions, printing, framing and finding projects to work on. He has also given one day refresher sessions to previous participants.

For further workshop Information contact Peter:

Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 0429 703 693


There is simply no way to not become a better photographer: 5 stars”
— Anthea Paul

The course is well structured, it gave me the skills, knowledge and confidence to explore and achieve different outcomes. Peter’s passion for his work can’t be contained.
— Dave Willson, Clare Valley Tours 0418 832 812

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