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Offroad Images Photography Workshop - in Eldee Station - Outback New South Wales


Come and join Michael Ellem from Offroad Images on a photography workshop designed to suit the beginner to intermediate photographer with a passion for Australia's Outback scenery. 

Upcoming Workshop dates at Eldee Station:

Beginner to Intermediate Easter Workshop (30/3/2015 - 2/4/2015)


Just before the ARB Eldee Easter Weekend Event
Monday afternoon 30th of March to Thursday morning 2nd of April 2015. 
Please Note: This will be a fully catered "CAMPING ONLY" Workshop These Workshops will run at Eldee Station property out of Broken Hill. Your choice of packages include all your country style meals and either camping or twin share motel style accommodation. (Please note: Only 1 twin share room remains available)
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Why Broken Hill?
Photography in the Outback is special to me and I guess that I would like to share this opportunity with a small group, in how awesome the Outback can be for your photography. We have chosen Broken Hill because, although it is along way from the big smoke, it offers a fantastic canvas for us to work with whilst still having the country style hospitality which welcomes you in. Steven and Naomi from Eldee station have provided me the opportunity to share with you my passion for this location.

What hours will this workshop be running?

I plan to make the most of the good light and will be shooting well before dawn and well into the night. So if you join us, be expecting to enjoy long days with heaps to take in. When we are not shooting, we will be learning theory in a classroom style situation, or enjoying the hospitality of country style food at the cafe or in a dry creek under a river gum.

Why are the meals arranged?

Basically put, I want to keep everyone together as much as we can, to make better use of the time that we have. This will enable us to cover more topics, and ensure that you understand what you are doing. So Steve and Naomi will be ensuring that everyone enjoys a good feed, and we don't have people everywhere doing their own thing, when we really should be "focused" on what you are trying to discover. 

What gear do I need to bring?
It really doesn't matter what camera you have with you, but you would benefit from a camera with manual controls like an DSLR. I would hope that you might have a tripod for the sunrise and sunset photography. I will go over equipment with you all individually prior to the course. A folding chair for outdoor theory.

What style of camping is available? Powered sites are available at Eldee Station.

Is there any accommodation available? If you are interested in travelling a little lighter, Twin share motel style accommodation is available.

What will we be learning?... Beginner to Intermediate Workshops

• Light painting, the art of photography under the stars with the use of lighting to create some interesting effects

• The art of composition and how to create a better looking image by simply moving the camera

• The rule of thirds, how to and importantly, when to break it

• Understanding aperture and how important this really is to photography

• Capturing and creating a sense of motion in your photography

• Basic camera and lens maintenance

• How and when to use a tripod, different systems explained

• The art of long exposures made easy

• Making the time to search for textures and how to make them a work of art

• Creating silhouettes and understanding how to create awesome images which tell a different story

• Understanding your cameras exposure guide and how to create stunning image captures 

What will we be learning?... Intermediate To Advanced Workshop (Lighting on location)

Please Note: We are currently working through the Workshop structure for Intermediate to advanced and will be publishing the details in the upcoming weeks. Some of the components will include.

• How to introduce reflected light to assist in lighting your subject

• Remote or off camera flash photography basic to detailed systems

• Understanding how to utilise a light meter

• Basic through to extensive studio lighting utilising various systems and shaping tools

• Developing a standard workflow to suit your requirements

• Photography of people and how to light a subject in full sunlight

• Shooting Panoramics using three different methods, simple crop, the panoramic head, the automated system (Gigapan) and tilt shift lens technologies

• Photographing star trails. How to plan the shot and the process involved in producing the image accurately.
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What is the itinerary?


Day 1


Meet and greet at 2-3pm with nibbles and a complimentary beverage on arrival You get to know each other and I get to know what you are currently doing with your photography.
• A quick set of shots at sunset, just to get things started.
• Dinner approximately 1 hour after sunset and will consist of home cooked style meal .. Oh... Don't forget desert.
• After dinner: open discussion as to what we will be learning and theory for the early photography session on Saturday morning.

Day 2

• Early morning start (before dawn) photographing the colours of the outback, as the colours develop over the range.
• Cooked breakfast and a chance to show your awesome shots. • Self-drive, on off-road property tracks to a location for photography.
• Basic BBQ lunch in a dry creek bed (weather permitting)
• Creating more photography opportunities.
• Pre-dinner BYO Drinks and nibbles whilst waiting for the sunset location TBA (one half of the group will be asked to bring a share nibbles plate which says something about them or their culture)
• Capturing that awesome evening light
• Dinner back at the cafe, traditional roast followed by desert.
• Evening photography of a local ruins, showing you how to photograph the ruins and the night sky combined. Tripod required here.
• Creating some awesome light painting images featuring the ruins

Day 3

• Early morning photography perfecting what we shot on the Saturday morning
• Cooked breakfast and a chance to show each other your awesome images
• Self-drive on off-road property tracks to a location for photography
• Lunch consisting of rolls/sandwiches or wraps at the cafe
• Creating more photography opportunities in the station Woolshed
• Pre-dinner BYO Drinks and nibbles whilst waiting for the sunset on "Sunset Hill" TBC (the other half of the group will be asked to bring a share nibbles plate which says something about them or their culture)
• Capturing that awesome evening light
• BBQ Dinner back at the cafe followed by desert. Open discussion on what we have learnt, and a general quiz to help you remember what you have learnt
• Evening photography for those who just can't get enough, light painting the old tractor with the night sky.

Day 4

• Early morning photography opportunities for the early risers.
• Cooked breakfast and a chance to show each other your awesome images
• General catch up and final Q and As before heading off

Please note:
All meals are examples of what to expect however, meals may change without notice... 
The early mornings and late night activities are non-compulsory, as we understand that people do need their sleep.
A more detailed itinerary will be available upon arrival

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What is the cost of the Workshop at Eldee Station?

 • Workshop and Camping

Photography Workshop - Single Powered Site Camping Package - $863 per person
including 3 days powered site camping and shared private shower facilities
(Monday afternoon to Thursday am)
3 evening meals, 2 lunches, 3 cooked breakfasts


Photography Workshop - Twin share Powered Site Camping Package - $809 per person
including 3 days powered site camping and shared private shower facilities
(Monday afternoon to Thursday am)
3 evening meals, 2 lunches, 3 cooked breakfasts

 • Workshop and Accommodation

Photography Workshop including Motel Style Accommodation single person package - $1166 per person.
Including 3 days accommodation in Motel style accommodation.
(Monday afternoon to Thursday am)
3 evening meals, 2 lunches, 3 cooked breakfasts


Photography Workshop including Motel Style Accommodation twin share package - $941 per person.
including 3 days accommodation in Motel style accommodation.
(Monday afternoon to Thursday am)
3 evening meals, 2 lunches, 3 cooked breakfasts

Special Offer $100- discounted rate: If you have completed the Beginner to Intermediate Workshop and wish to participate in the Intermediate to Advanced Workshop, a discounted rate of $100- per person will apply (contact Michael for more information)
- If you wish to stay longer or want to arrive at Eldee Station earlier, this can be arranged.
- Tea and coffee facilities are provided, cappuccino also available with breakfast.
- This will be a small group of no more than 12 dedicated photographers, therefore we will have limited numbers available…
- Eldee cafe is now a licensed premises, drinks may be purchased onsite if you so require. BYO all refreshments and nibbles plus any snacks which you might require out on location between meals. Tea and coffee facilities are available.
- This is a self drive photography course on station property tracks. You will need your own 4wd to obtain access to photography locations over easy to moderate 4wd station tracks. As we want to spend more time on the photography than 4WDing, we will travel no more than 50 kms of station tracks over the weekend.
- If you do not own a 4x4 suitable for driving the station tracks, car pooling will most likely be available.

TERMS OF PAYMENT Terms of Payment are as follows:
1. Full payment together with a completed Registration Form, secures your place in the Workshop.
2. The Easter Workshop: A $400 deposit per person, is required on booking, together with a completed Registration Form, secures your place in the Workshop.
3. The final payment of the balance is due on or before Monday the 16th of March 2015.

This does not include any costs towards attending the ARB Eldee Easter Weekend Event. Refund Policy are as follows: A full refund will be given if your place can be filled by someone else.

As each Workshop is limited to 12 dedicated photographers, registrations will be accepted strictly in the order that they are received. Thanks for your interest...

- If this photo workshop is not for you, maybe you could forward the details to someone who may be interested.

To get things started... give us a call or email us as below

Offroad Images - Photography Workshops

Mobile: 0427 646 398

info@offroadimages.com.au

Postal: PO Box 217, Menai Central 2234 NSW

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Have a look at this facebook album of some images taken on one of our workshops...

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Offroad Images

- Studio and Location Photography

Mobile: 0427 646 398

email:offroadimages@me.com

Studio: Unit 19/800 Old Illawarra Road, Menai 2234 NSW
Postal: PO Box 217, Menai Central 2234 NSW

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