Set in Peter’s hometown of the Flinders Ranges, (with Adelaide workshops also available), the three day workshops address the elements needed to improve camera technique and composition, as well as utilise light, subject and timing.
While the Australian Outback is an incredibly photogenic subject, achieving the perfect shot isn’t as easy as pointing the camera and activating the shutter. Peter MacDonald’s photography workshops are designed to teach participants how to achieve their best with the camera and offer a bank of knowledge to enhance artistic success.
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Available for groups (minimum 3 people – maximum 5), you can enjoy individualised, tailored tuition from a professional photographer with proven experience in environmental photography. Explore camerawork from the Flinders Ranges as you learn the tricks of the trade.
“The perfect blend of technical training and creative development, Peter’s 3-day workshop was simply amazing. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to take their landscape photography to the next level or even as an immersive refresher in one of the most beautiful locations in Australia. Peter is generous in sharing his deep experience and expert tips.
He shows how a site can be multiple scenes and how to find the best image every time. There is simply no way to not become a better photographer: 5 stars”
Suitable for inexperienced to experienced photographers, Peter’s workshops allow participants to develop skills in composition and photographic artistry, enhance existing photography knowledge, or develop the fundamentals in the art. From the bare basics through to the advanced intricacies of the craft, you will have the opportunity to explore techniques and practices against the beautiful backdrop of the Flinders Ranges. Workshops are also available in Adelaide.
A master of his craft, Peter MacDonald’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, and through his workshops, he imparts this knowledge to keen photographers. Elements of design vastly improve composition, and Peter’s original approach to traditional method sees him taking inspiration from great artists like Rembrandt and Caravaggio and photographic masters Salgardo to create photographic masterpieces that stand the test of time.
Whether you have a project you are working on, you’d like to learn how to get the best from your camera, or you want to know how to capture the perfect environmental photograph, this workshop is a hands on learning experience, which moves through the beginnings of classic photography through to contemporary composition.
Workshops are also available in Adelaide and Flinders Ranges, and two-day workshops are available upon request.
“I am a small tour operator and I was looking to expand my very limited photography skills to enable me to frame, shoot and process my own images to my website.
I liked the idea of three days of tuition, I did the course one on one with Peter and I would have it no other way. It was fantastic, personal, inspirational, and an unsurpassable experience.
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. He lives and breathes it. Peter instinctively weaves passion it into his teaching. Money can’t buy what Peter offers freely, intuition, inspiration, an appreciation of surrounds, the creative ability to frame and capture nature at it best, all passed on in this exceptional stand alone course.
A great picture tells a thousand words, a wow factor, most of mine previously said “so so”. I still have a lot to learn and many mistakes to make but Peter has given me the skills to think through the problems, rise to the challenge, to address and rectify things on the go to strive to achieve the wow factor.
Can’t say enough about it. Absolutely awesome, I unreservedly recommend Peter MacDonald
Based in Parachilna, Peter sets the stage for a huge learning adventure, teaching photography in one of the worlds most photographic landscapes, The Flinders Ranges”
— Dave Willson, Clare Valley Tours 0418 832 812