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The places I visit offer opportunities to take beautiful photographs, but achieving that goal is not as easy as pointing the camera and activating the shutter.
I think everybody wants to take a good photo and the photography workshops that I conduct are designed to teach each person how to achieve their best with the camera.
I conduct photography workshops in the Flinders Ranges and elsewhere that will address all the elements needed for you to start making better photographs.
You will be introduced to the photographers and artists ( mostly from the past) whose work has stood the test of time. They employed design techniques that are largely forgotten these days but when understood are powerful tools for improving photographic skills.
The workshops will provide you with information you can take away, digest and practice. It will give you a bank of knowledge you can expand on at your leisure.
The workshops have already given a number of photographers a whole new level of success.
Each workshop will:
We won’t be discussing the rule of thirds, doing HDR, debating the pros and cons of a particular lens or camera but mostly it will be fun and rewarding.
Avail yourself of Peter’s knowledge and his proven skills as a landscape photographer.
Three day workshops are limited to a maximum of 5 photographers (minimum 3 people).
“This allows me to spend time with everyone individually, he says. I enjoy teaching and I am still excited by the craft of taking photos”.
Most importantly, expect to have an enjoyable experience.
Don’t have the time to devote three days to a photography workshop? Consider working with Peter for one day at a location of your choice.
For the inexperienced photographer, de-mystify the way to take control of your camera and get out of the automatic modes.
For the more experienced, I will show ways to simplify the work flow for making good photographs and introduce techniques for getting the best images possible.
Because of the wide range of topics covered in the three day seminars, the one day events will focus on the more specific needs of each person whether they be basic camera skills or the broader subjects involving composition.
In an era when the number of photographs is exploding to the billions daily, when the “selfie” reigns supreme and the saturation slider is the most over-used tool in photoshop, good photography is sadly in rapid decline.
Taking one of my workshops will guarantee an improvement in the pictures you are taking, and that will happen within the first two hours.
You will also begin to see more clearly the photo opportunities that are before you. Your camera craft will make solid gains.
Get a group together (minimum 3 people – maximum 5). Click here to learn more, or book >
Tailored for specific needs, projects or interests. Click here to learn more, or book >
On one one, single day intensives. Click here to learn more, or book >
Either face to face or via Skype. Click here to learn more, or book >
Recently I enjoyed three days at Arkaroola attending a photography workshop, I learned a lot about creating images and how to read the scene in front of me to assess the opportunities.
Peter MacDonald is knowledgable and patient and has the empathy required to enable participants to learn at their own pace. Attending the workshop will provide you with the basic tools and precepts to go about recognising and capturing rewarding images.
Most importantly though you will learn about composition, what are the elements required to make images that stand the test of time?
Peter provides ample opportunities to go into the bush and scenic tracks around Arkaroola and gently leads you to see the images as presented and then to frame the view and capture it.
Peter MacDonald’s photographic workshop is inspirational.
The 3 day experience is highly professional, thorough and importantly very enjoyable.
Peter is the ultimate professional who is able to impart years of photographic experience, artistic flair and technical knowledge in a way the is relevant to the experience of the participants.
The program provides an appropriate balance of photographic theory (not too much) and practical field photography under Peter’s watchful expert eye.
A field trips enable participants to put into practice the lessons learnt and processes explained in a relaxed atmosphere with Peter providing watchful guidance and a keen interest in progress. He reinforces his teaching with a questioning style to ensure the messages have stuck.
Importantly the 3 day program has significantly improved my photographic knowledge and skills and has given me the confidence to take on some challenges that I would have previously avoided. My results are much improved.
Aberfoyle Park SA
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.
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.
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,