Great Ocean Road Photography Workshop 24 to 28th November 2017


DATE: 24 to 28th November 2017

BEST PHOTOS:  COASTAL, WATERFALLS & RAINFOREST LANDSCAPES

This promises to be a fantastic Great Ocean Road photography workshop as we explore one of Australia's premier landscape photography locations. Home to the world-famous 12 Apostles and dramatic coastal scenery, you'll photograph in the early morning and late afternoon to capture the best light. The rest of the time we'll show you our techniques to produce professional images and critique your images to help you improve your photography beyond your wildest dreams.  

The beauty of this Great Ocean Road Victoria Photography Workshop is that we have opportunities to photograph some of the most spectacular locations on the Great Ocean Road - the 12 Apostles, London Bridge, Gibson's Steps and Wreck Beach - which are all at our doorstep.

At the end of each day, we'll take advantage of the digital catpure process to review your images and offer our suggestions for improvement.

WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 12 Apostles
  • Gibson's Steps
  • London Bridge
  • Wreck Beach
  • Hopetoun Falls
  • Cape Otway Lighthouse
  • Loch Ard Gorge
  • Sequoia Trees, Aire River


    TESTIMONIALS FROM THIS GREAT OCEAN ROAD PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

    "My Wife, a zealous internet researcher, carefully chose Tom Putt's 2015 Great Ocean Road Workshop as my surprise Birthday Present. This turned into my "lifetime best present", as Tom Masterfully and selflessly shared all his expertise and lifetime of accrued skills amongst us as a small group, carefully tuned to where each photographer was at, and meeting all of our individual needs. Tom carefully chose our sites conditional to the time and weather parameters, to put us in the best places at the best times, and followed each shoot with care and training in the editing process. The accommodation and food was awesome with Tom's concern that everyone was catered to with any dietary needs. Tom instantly became like a brother to us all, and with a great personality, carefully maintained a balance that everyone got the best they could out of this Workshop. The follow up service has been beyond imagination, as Tom continues to be a "Big Brother" to us in the world of Photography, sharing links and updates on a daily basis. Tom has opened up a new world in photography for me from this workshop, taking his own pictures alongside his students, to show us how to turn the ordinary into exceptional. I couldn't recommend him more!" Tony, TAS

    "Hi Tom I just wanted to thank you for injecting your knowledge, passion and love for photography into my husband. He's come home (from the workshop) very tired but full of new enthusiasm. It was a gift that he will be unpacking for a long time to come. Thank you!" Mary, TAS

    Tom, thank you for the awesome experience we had on the Great Ocean Road workshop. Nicole and I celebrated our 20th anniversary in style visiting some stunning locations. Your knowledge of the area couple with your great understanding of light meant we were always in the best locations at the best time making our photography easy. Your care and understanding for everyone in the group was appreciated by all adding to the enjoyment. Although fairly experienced photographers coming into the workshop, your deep understanding was able to take us to the next level and that will give us much pleasure well beyond the five days spent with you. So again thank you." Rick C, Vic.

    "The Great Ocean Road tour was my second tour with Tom Putt of Inspire Landscapes. After coming back from my first tour (South Island of NZ),  I immediately signed up for a second one, because I had enjoyed it and had learnt so much - and wanted to learn more. The group was small (6) which enabled each of us to have individual attention from Tom, tailored to our individual needs and skills. No matter what level we were, Tom was able to provide information, advice to improve our photography skills and images. I was able to approach Tom with any questions I had. He took us to the best locations, and in particular avoided crowded tourist spots. His unique perspective on travel, landscape, macro etc photography changed the way I approach my shots resulting in my coming home with images that I am thrilled with. He gave regular sessions for critiquing our work, photo editing advice and tuition. We received feedback on our photography, and how we could improve – with camera settings, composition etc. The accommodation and food was excellent. His attention to detail from the first inquiry whether it is by phone or email was very clear, concise and thorough, to ensure one was fully prepared for the tour. Tom is a ONE OF A KIND photographer, and has an amazing ability to combine a  group of people who have not known each other, to blend in and become friends long after the trip ended. I would highly recommend Tom’s trips to anyone who is looking for a travel adventure with the opportunity to see the world, refine ones photography skills, meet interesting people and laugh your way through the day and night. 10/10. " Margaret, Sydney.

    "Thank you so much for your selfless tuition, sharing skills and knowledge that have taken you a lifetime to accrue." Tony, TAS

    "Tom's passion and experience in photography are infectious; their ability to teach both complete amateurs and more experienced students was fantastic!" Ben, Peterham, NSW

    "Fantastic! Awesome! and spectacular photography workshop! A lot of practice and I couldn't believe I took these fantastic pictures!" Beda, Tannum Sands, QLD

    "A fantastic learning and fun weekend in an idealic setting. Looking at photos from the start to the end showed how much I learnt. I cannot wait to sign up for the next photography workshop." Craig, Sanctuary Lakes, VIC

    "Finally I get to know my way around my fancy camera. Great experience to take the time to get those 'shots'". Tim, Berwick, VIC

    "Great excuse to travel, learn or more your skills, and take away some fantastic photographs." John, Greenslopes, QLD

    "A truly professional team delivering a truly professional photography workshop, catering for each individuals abilities. Your skills, enthusiasm and passion for photography are contagious. If this photography workshop didn't inspire you to get out and take more photos, then nothing will! A great balance of practical, theory, great food and wine most of all, fanstatic comany, all in a supurb location. Thank you!" Lyn, Twin Waters, QLD

    "Learning photography at photography workshop is such fun you don't notice how much you've learned until you see your final pictures and realise how much you've improved!" Lorellie, Brighton, VIC

    "Great people, great ideas, inspirational!" Julie, Mt Martha, VIC

    "Fantastic - great tuition, great company, great practice & feedback!" John, Doncaster, VIC

    "Thank you so much for your time and patience with a beginner. Now I have a much better understanding of the camera and a confidence to 'have a go'. Particular thanks for all the behind the scenes work in preparing and during the photography workshop." Bronwyn, Ballarat VIC

    "This photography workshop was fantastic, a great balance of good company, accommodation, photographic location, technical info, critiques, etc - ABSOLUTELY enjoyed every minute!" Cath, Hobart, TAS

    "These photography workshops are a perfect opportunity to enhance your skills in a relaxed and fun environment." Meehan, Albert Park, VIC

    "These photography workshops are just the best way to improve both practical and theoretical knowledge about photography. Tom and Glen are so generous with their time and knowledge - nothing is too much trouble! They are very focussed on the participants and what they need- and loads of fun too! A great time had by all!" Fiona, Carnegie, VIC 

    "The Digital Landscape Photography Workshop offered more than an opportunity to improve our technical knowledge and creativity. We spent four fun days in great company, enjoying delicious food and friendship. Tom and Glen generously shared their expertise and personal experienc with all participants, accepting everyone wanted different things from the course. Looking forward to our next photography workshop." Denise and Amanda, Sydney, NSW 

     

    YOUR LEADER

    Hi I'm Tom Putt and I'll be leading you on this fantastic Autumn High Country Photo Workshop. This will be my fourth workshop in Bright and each time I just absolutely love the area. The colour, the vibe and the fantastic high country draw me back time and time again.

    A little bit more about me - I am passionate and wildly enthusiastic about photography, having spent the last 20 years exploring all parts of Australia to photograph landscapes.

    I first fell in love with photography at age 13. I photographed wildlife, following my love for ornithology, before leaving university to pursue a career in sports photography. In 1998, I was fortunate enough to take the eye of Australia's leading sports photography agency, Sport the Library. From 1998 to 2001, I covered over 300 events across Australia and the world, including the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

    But my passion has always been in landscape photography. My first shoot was walking the Overland Track in 1997. Since then, I have travelled extensively across Australia to capture the beauty of this great land.

    I am a Master of Photography and have won over 100 Awards in both International and National Competitions. In 2014, I was awarded the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Runner-up.

    The Great Ocean Road Photography Workshop includes:

    • 5 days/4 nights
    • 4 star hotel (twin share)
    • All meals
    • Private, air-conditioned mini bus to take you comfortably to all the photographic locations
    • Transfers to/from Melbourne airport
    • Private one-on-one tuition with your guide
    • Group critique sessions that allow for maximum learning
    • Photographic Notes
    • National park fees and permits

    Please make sure you:

    GROUP SIZE

    • 4-8 participants

    TRAVEL INFORMATION

    • Arrive and Depart Melbourne, Victoria. A private mini bus collects you from the airport to your hotel in Port Campbell (3 hours).

    EXPERIENCE / DIFFICULTY

    • Beginner, Amateur, Enthusiast, Semi-professional, Professional.
    • Busy schedule.
    • Travel by mini bus.
    • 1 hotels across 4 nights.
    • All our workshops require a good sense of balance and a good level of fitness in order to fully enjoy all the experiences. We regularly walk to fantastic locations for up to an hour at any a time but in one day you could be walking up to 3 to 4 hours in total. This may require walking over uneven ground, rocky surfaces, soft sand, deep snow, up and down hills, rock hopping, hiking to lookouts, etc. Some walks are steep and strenuous, others are on uneven surfaces. To get the best photographs you will be carrying your own backpack with your camera gear, tripod, water and lunch. Whilst we do not look to exclude anyone, being fit is essential to participate fully in the workshop.

    WEATHER / SUN

    • NOVEMBER - Temperature 10 to 20C  Sunrise 629am | Sunset 733pm

    TERMS & CONDITIONS

    • Full payment required upon booking to guarantee your place. 
    • Terms & Conditions - CLICK HERE.