VFWDC Private Event | Walhalla Off-road
Time & Location
About The Event
Join Jacqui B Photography as we go beyond the typical tourist experience and venture off road and into the past for an incredible adventure you will not soon forget!
Meeting point will be at the BP - Officer at 8.00 am for an 8.30 am head off for Walhalla.
Stephen and Cassie Dickson will lead us to the Cooper's Creek Campgrounds where you will be able to lower your tyre pressures. Here we will begin the day with a morning tea and a chat.
What should I expect?
All workshops are designed to help you learn how to take better photographs and offer a complete immersion into digital landscape and/or wildlife photography. You will learn important photography techniques such as how to properly expose a composition, when to use a filter for best effect, and how to understand and adjust camera settings for optimum results.
You'll gain confidence and knowledge in composition in your landscape photograph. You'll learn to control ISO, shutter speed & aperture creatively, as you make the most of your camera's manual modes.
Why is Digital preferable?
Digital photography offers unique opportunities for in-field photography workshops. By reviewing captured images as soon as they happen, I can examine exposure, composition and histograms, and instantly learn what works--and what doesn't. We can loan you a camera too. If you are coming as a couple, please let us know and we can organize and extra camera if you like. Just bring along an extra sd card. You may also like to use your phone but beware, this is more limiting.
What to Bring
- Your Digital SLR or Mirror-less Camera (you can use a phone if you like. I do have loan cameras if you would like to borrow an DSLR on the day.
- Lenses. Bring it all if you can! You never know what you might see. On many workshops i focus on landscape photos, but you never know when wildlife might enter the scene and provide the perfect opportunity to photograph them in their natural habitat. It's always better to go into the field with too much gear, rather than miss an opportunity because of not enough equipment.
- Tripod. This is a necessity for ALL our workshops. It can be windy in many of the areas i take you, so the sturdier your tripod, the better. If you haven't purchased one yet, you borrow one of mine. I will bring them all on the day.
- Optional: Filters. I do a great deal of work with filters in our workshops, so, if you have them, bring them. I highly recommend a neutral density (GND) filter which will help us get longer exposures in all times of day. I have a few extras that can be loaned out, but you're going to love what you see with the filters, and you'll want to have your own. Please don’t go out and buy one especially for the trip. We may only use them near the river at Walhalla.
- Extra batteries if you have them. Cold temperatures and long exposures can drain batteries very quickly. There is no worse feeling than arriving at the last spot of the day for sunset and having a dead battery.
- Extra memory cards. Jacqui will chat to you the benefits of shooting in RAW format, which is a better method for photography, but takes up more space on a card. Having multiple memory cards will be to your benefit.
- Clothing & shoes. Bring layers of clothing you can add if/when temperature and wind conditions change, and they can! And wear good, comfortable walking shoes!
- Lunch, or money for lunch. And snacks. We may be able to stop in Walhalla for lunch at a local food establishment where you can purchase food or eat what you have brought for yourself.
- Your sense of adventure! I want to teach you what it is you want to learn, and have you come away with some good images. And, since the nature of outdoor photography means we're subject to weather conditions, which I can't control, sometimes we must be flexible with the itinerary. So, come ready for anything. Because I am dedicated to do everything possible to ensure you're in the best places at the best times to get amazing images.
Each student is responsible for their own transportation during the workshop.
Does weather ever alter or cancel events?
Only if conditions pose a safety risk. Often, poor weather can make for dramatic photographic opportunities, so if rain is forecasted, pack a light jacket or rain poncho and bring something to keep your camera dry (a hotel shower cap is ideal or a zip lock bag. A camping towel is also great to have in your kit).
Be prepared to take better photographs!
My workshops will help you develop skills, learn techniques and get to know your camera and equipment like never before. As a bonus, you will have a fun time and build friendships while learning to improve your photography technically. The result? You'll be capable of producing photographs as beautiful as any professional!
- VFWDC Walhalla Offroad$75$750$0