Part Two of My Sunny Coast Adventures
Have you all done your homework? Did you click on those links I gave you all last time? Are you completely blown away by the awesome-icity (again, a real word) of their work?? Told you so!!
After I finished at the conference we headed up the road to Noosa for a 2 day workshop with Christian Fletcher and Nick Rains. For those of you familiar with our house – Christian is the creator of the 3 vineyard canvas prints we have in our kitchen, and those familiar with the house in Mandurah – he is the creator of the giant pelican on the stairs. If you are from WA, chances are you have frequented one of his galleries in Mandurah, Dunsborough or Margaret River (if you haven’t – do yourself a favour and get there!). Nick Rains is the editor of the Better Digital Camera magazine, a member of the Cloud Appreciation Society (love this!), a much travelled, published and awarded landscape photographer, and an absolute technical wiz. Ask him any question relating to the technicalities of photography or any equipment and he will know the answer. I will give a giant freddo to anyone who can stump him! Both of them are amazing photographers and I was so lucky to spend a weekend absorbing their knowledge. Together they make one hell of a landscape photography team
Our workshop was on the shores of Lake Weyba at a beautiful bush-surrounded retreat. The workshop was 2 days jam-packed with photography history, landscape photography tips, Photoshop, colour management, print preparation, workflow, cataloging and more! On the Sunday morning we got up insanely early to drive/ walk to Dolphin Point in Noosa National Park to take some sunrise pictures over the water. Beautiful beautiful place.
I have my own little Beck photography tip to add to the mix of what I learned on the weekend: if you are standing on rocks by the water and intently watching waves and light waiting for the right photo, make sure you take your eye off the livescreen or viewfinder every now and then to see what is happening behind you. This will save you from getting nice and wet from the waves that crept in from the other side and started crashing when you weren’t looking….
Not only are Christian and Nick amazing photographers, they are genuine, down-to-earth and fabulously nice people. If you ever get a chance to participate in one if their workshops, do it! Well worth it.
I have pinched a couple of pics from Nick’s blog from the retreat:
Proof I was there! That’s me in the cream jacket on the right hand side studying hard!
Love this picture Nick took when we got back from the National Park. This is right outside the chalet where we had our workshop.
One from Christian’s blog of the pelicans on Lake Weyba
And to end my recap of my Sunshine Coast adventures, here is a pic I took at sunrise at Noosa National Park