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Marysville and the Falls

Full Day Workshop $220

Join Jacqui B Photography in photographing glorious Marysville and the surrounding scenery.  Let me do the driving for you.  We will make our way through beautiful Healesville and the Black Spur on our way to Marysville and Steavenson Falls

Jacqui will share her techniques for capturing images in challenging lighting conditions. You will learn how she photographs both countryside and waterfalls with limited light. She will show you how she creates those rich landscapes and dreamy waterfall images.

For this workshop, a tripod is essential.  It is simply impossible to handhold the camera steady enough to achieve sharp pictures with the long exposures typically required. Tripods serve another useful purpose. They allow you to carefully study the composition and make minute changes. They force you to slow down and think about what you're doing, rather than just pulling out the camera and snapping away.  Please let us know if you need to borrow one of ours.

Since I began shooting digitally, I regularly use two filters for waterfall photography: a circular polarizing filter or a variable neutral density filter. You can do a lot of correcting in post-processing, but it’s best to make the image as optimal as you can in the field, rather than try to correct everything in the computer.

During this workshop, there will be short hikes with a tripod to the locations where you will create your images. The walk to Steavenson Fall is quite flat, but still wear your walking shoes.

After our lunch, we will visit the Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden.  These gardens will amaze you.  Discover the unique artworks of sculptor and painter Bruno Torfs.  Make sure you charge up your camera and bring extra SD cards with you. On my first visit here I took over 400 RAW images and powered through my memory cards.  

This will be an outstanding 8 hour workshop – I hope you can join us.  We will have lunch at the bakery in Marysville.  Lunch is not supplied in the cost of the class.  The bakery only accepts cash, so you will need to have a little on you to get some yummy treats for yourself.  

Quick facts

  • Where: Marysville

  • Length of workshop: 8 Hours

  • Students: Up to 3 per workshop

  • Focus: Landscape  Photography

  • Workshop Leader: Jacqui Barr

  • Price: $220 per person (includes admission into the Sculpture Garden at Marysville

  • Photography Level Required: Suitable for photographers of all levels

  • Fitness Level: Easy


What you need to bring:

  • A Digital SLR

  • Fully charged battery plus and extra if you have one 

  • A Sturdy Tripod (Please let me know if you need to borrow one)

  • Warm clothes

  • Walking boots or shoes (recommended)

  • We do have cameras and tripods for loan if you do not have one, but want to do this workshop

  • Some money for lunch or snacks

  • I highly recommend you bring along a good quality ND (Neutral Density) filter. 



Capturing the motion of a beautiful waterfall requires the understanding of long exposure photography, one of the coolest techniques you can use as a photographer.  Getting a perfect waterfall picture can be helped by using an ND Filter. 

ND filters are simple to use and a great accessory to have. There are two different types; the most popular is the round version that screws on to the front of your lens, the other type is slot-in filters that fit into a holder that screws to your lens. They come in various strengths that allow you to slow the shutter speed down 10 stops or more if you combine filters.

I like to use the Hoya Brand.  Cheaper ND filters will give you a colour cast.  It is worth the extra dollars.  Check out eBay.  Also make sure to buy the correct thread size for your lens.  


Your lens is usually marked with the ⌀ symbol on the front and, if not, on the barrel. Some speciality lenses do not accept filters, in which case you won't find any markings


Meet me at the Dandenong Basket Ball Stadium.  We will leave your car here for the day and I will drive you to our locations. 

Address: 1270 Stud Rd, Dandenong VIC 3175


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