2020 BFOP Festival

DRAFT SCHEDULE - GUARANTEED TO BE RE-JIGGED!

THURSDAY SESSIONS! - DRAFT 3 (MELBOURNE TIME ZONE)

'Virtual Main Marquee'

THURSDAY
EVENT
INSTRUCTOR
DESCRIPTION
5:30PM
Compositing Like a Photoshop Ninja
Keren Dobia
If you really want to be a Photoshop Ninja you need to practice compositing. And what could be more cool than doing with Keren?
7:00PM
The Future of Photography
Industry panel from AIPP, Nikon, Olympus & Camerahouse
Join Nick & Matt as we grill this industry panel on the future of photography, including technology, photography platforms and pretty much anything else we can throw at them! Have a question you’d like asked? You can add it in the chat!
8:30PM
Welcome to the Festival!
Nick, Matt & Guests!
Come and meet all the instructors, learn what’s on each day and how to win the competiton! We’ll also be having a chat with the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photographers)!

'Virtual Breakout Room 1'

THURSDAY
EVENT
INSTRUCTOR
DESCRIPTION
5:30PM
The Finishing Touches – Lightroom Basics
Adam Dyson
If you are not using an image editing programme or are still exploring Lightroom Adam is going to take you gently by the hand and make you a Ninja.
7:00PM
Video for Still Shooters
Aaron Harivel
Like most photographers, video was intimidating to begin with but with a few small tips to help get you get started on your journey to creating stunning videos, join us for a live stream of ‘Video for Stills shooters’.

'Virtual Breakout Room 2'

THURSDAY
EVENT
INSTRUCTOR
DESCRIPTION
5:30PM
Multiple Exposure and birds
Chris Dalton
Join Chris Dalton, Nikon Professional Markets Manager as he discusses using Multiple Exposures to capture images of birds at his local lake. Using techniques to turn moving subjects into flowing shapes, even the common Ibis can be seen as an object of beauty. Multiple Exposure techniques shown here are all in camera and you need not have any experience with shooting Multiple Exposures. You will not need to have your cameras with you, however it could be advantageous if you would like to follow along.
7:00PM
Demystifying your Camera (Beginners Workshop)
Craig Wetjen
Getting confident and creative with your camera from the beginning!

'The Cam-Cam' - Cam Blakes All-Tasmanian Adventure!

THURSDAY
EVENT
INSTRUCTOR
DESCRIPTION
5:00PM
Sunset along the Hobart Waterfront. Finding your spot when the clock is ticking…
Cam Blake
Come join me as I will take you through a complete setup and capturing of what will hopefully be a spectacular sunset from along the Hobart waterfront overlooking the towering Mt Wellington.

FRIDAY SESSIONS! - DRAFT 3 (MELBOURNE TIME ZONE)

'Virtual Main Marquee'

FRIDAY
EVENT
INSTRUCTOR
DESCRIPTION
4:00PM
Welcome to Day 2!
Matt Krumins & Nick Fletcher
A run down on what’s happening at BFOP for Friday!
4:30PM
Awesome Affordable Abstracts
Mieke Boynton
Does what it says on the tin. Join Bright’s most famous female arial landscape photographer for some home based affordable abstract magic. This is 100% required attendance for those in ISO.
6:00PM
Smashing that Waterfall shot
Adam Dyson
Adam likes waterfalls. We like waterfalls. Adam shows you how to be a legend with waterfall photography.
7:30PM
Never have I ever… Party Game!
Panel of BFOP instructors!
This should be a scream. Grab a beer / wine and come an enjoy some of the most outrageous photography stories every told. We’ll even be dragging a few of you “on stage”.
9:00PM
Light Painting at Home
Denis Smith
Get ready for for some Denis insanity and a chance to lightpaint your living room. Should be a scream. Ensure you drink heavily before this session.

'Virtual Breakout Room 1'

FRIDAY
EVENT
INSTRUCTOR
DESCRIPTION
4:30PM
Beginners Guide to Drones
Tom Putt
Join the man with Australia’s most outrageous pants with his top tips on shooting with drones for both photo & video!
6:00PM
Smashing an abstract collage and WINNING A $1600 CAMERA!!!
Vicki Bell (Sponsored by Nikon)
No matter what genre of photography you are into detail shots can be key in telling a story. Let’s create an abstract collage that tells your story. What unique details in your home environment tells us something about you? You’ll photograph 9 items within your home, we will shoot, download, create and arrange a 9 grid collage using Adobe Lightroom. Be ready to have fun!

'Virtual Breakout Room 2'

FRIDAY
EVENT
INSTRUCTOR
DESCRIPTION
4:30PM
Introduction to the Nikon Z-Series
Adrian Bloink
Join Nikon Australia’s National Training Manager, Adrian Bloink for a product talk that will delve into the the key specs and features of the Nikon mirrorless range. This product overview will provide you with a basic understanding of the system and is perfect for anyone wanting to gain an insight into the difference between the Nikon DSLR and Mirrorless range. It has been designed for those curios to learn more.
6:00PM
Shoot for the Moon
Matt Krumins
Matt takes you through everything you need to know to prepare yourself for nailing the shot. We talk Moon & Astro photography getting you ready to head out and shoot!

'Virtual Breakout Room 3'

FRIDAY
EVENT
INSTRUCTOR
DESCRIPTION
6:00PM
Friday night ‘drinks’ with MGA
MGA (Monash Gallery of Art)
Come for a virtual tour of Portrait of Monash: the ties that bind exhibition followed by (BYO) drinks with the curator Anouska Phizacklea and artists Ponch Hawkes, David Rosetzky, Peta Clancy and Lee Grant, chatting all things exhibitions, commissions and the challenges of making work within local communities.

'The Cam-Cam' - Cam Blakes All-Tasmanian Adventure!

FRIDAY
EVENT
INSTRUCTOR
DESCRIPTION
5:00PM
Sunset on top (pretty much on top of probably the best state in Australia) of Tasmania – making the effort
Cam Blake
Tonight, we will be on the opposite side of the Tasmania. From Hobart to Queenstown on the wild west coast of Tasmania. And not only will we be on the wild side of Tasmania, we will be high, very high. With a view to die for I just hope BFOP have their insurance policy up to date.

SATURDAY SESSIONS! - DRAFT 3 (MELBOURNE TIME ZONE)

'Virtual Main Marquee'

SATURDAY
EVENT
INSTRUCTOR
DESCRIPTION
8:30AM
Morning Coffee
Nick & Matt
Morning BFOP’ers! Jump on and have a coffee & chat with team BFOP and hear what the day has in store!
9:00AM
How to nail that Dark and Moody Flat-lay
Naomi Sherman
Yep, this is food photograhy from home. With Naomi, who is a legend. Let Naom take you by the hand and walk you step-by-step through her process for creating the dark and moody flat-lay images that she’s famous for!
10:30AM
Behind the scenes with Louise – Planning the perfect equine photoshoot.
Louise Sedgman
Horses with Louise. Will be epic. Here she takes us behind the scenes as she prepares the horse and the model for her shoot. Costume, hair, make-up. And that is just the horse!
12:00PM
How to be a 1 flash sports rockstar
Nick Fletcher
The must see workshop of the weekend. It takes you from zero to flash expert; it shows you how to take heroic photos of kids; it demonstrates hardcore editing AND you can do it all in your house!
1:30PM
Environmental portraiture. From go to whoaaaaaaa!
Craig Wetjen
Join the man with the sexiest voice in photography as he takes you on a step by step walk through of environmental portrait. This will be fascinating and really nuanced. And that voice…..yeah baby.
3:00PM
Wildlife Photography
Matt Krumins
Matt, the least favourite of the two BFOP Head Honcho’s banging on about wildlife photography.
4:30PM
Photographing flowers with flash & sponsored by Nikon
Julie Kimpton (Nikon)
Learn how easy it is to photography beautiful floral images using off camera flash. You will learn about light direction, flash exposure and how to make your images pop by bringing out the colour, texture and detail in your subject. Join Nikon Australia’s, Snr. Professional Markets manager, Julie Kimpton for a fun, and flashy session with flowers.
6:00PM
In-water light painting
Denis Smith
We just put this in because we knew Denis would be mad enough to get into a pair of budgie smugglers and jump in the ocean at night in the middle of winter. This is worth watching just for the sheer WTF factor!!
7:30PM
How to win a competition…guaranteed!
Tom Putt
The thinking ladies favourite photogrpaher is back! Australia’s most awarded photographer (as measured by his marketing team). Tom will be taking you through his 25 tips for competioons. He guarantees all participants a competition win!
8:30PM
Story Behind the Shot
BFOP Panel
If there is one thing to take part in over the weekend it is this one. This is utter chaos. See a stack of professional photographers telling outrageous stories while being heckled by the crowd and downing pints of beer. Audience participation compulsory.

'Virtual Breakout Room 1'

SATURDAY
EVENT
INSTRUCTOR
DESCRIPTION
9:00AM
Wedding Photography Workflow
Anne Scott-Virtue (White Shutter)
Talking about advertising, finding and booking right clients, CMS (Studio Ninja), client and vendor communication in lead up to wedding, wedding day workflow, post production
10:30AM
Mindfullness in photography
Jess Shepherd
Is Jess the most chillaxed photograher in Australia? Wildly creative and as intersted in the experience of photography as she is in the photo. We guarantee you’ll love Jess.
12:00PM
Tell-All Street Photography
Adrian Whear
Internationally awarded street photographer Adrian Whear takes you through the process of finding the right locations to shoot, spotting the lighting and nailing high impact street photos.
1:30PM
Sports Photography, why all the fuss?
Charlie Brown
Not all sports are the same. They are a different pace, a different feeling and a whole different set of rules. Join Charlie Brown as he talks through all the considerations, tips and tricks behind sports photography
3:00PM
Little kid / Big Freakin Horse. With Freakin Horses!
Louise Sedgman
Real live freakin horses and Louise Sedgman. This should rock. Louise will be walking through lighting and posing a model and a real horse…this is a follow on workshop to “Behind the Scenes”
4:30PM
Bright’s hidden photospots
Brendan Holland
This is the presentation that will make you sick! Brendan has taken more landscape photos of Bright and the surrounding area than any man alive. He’s going to walk us through all of Bright’s best photospots and show you his work. It is the ulitmate tick list to photography in the high coutnry!
6:00PM
Remembering those Moments – Sharing the stories behind the shots
Mieke Boynton
Stunning photos. A travelog. And a photo masterclass. Join Mieke as she take us from Namibia to Norway and gives us the stories behind the shots.

'Virtual Breakout Room 2'

SATURDAY
EVENT
INSTRUCTOR
DESCRIPTION
9:00AM
Ask Nikon
Ross Hooper
Ross Hooper, Nikon’s Professional Services Marketing Executive, is on hand to provide plenty of tips and tricks on getting the most out of your Nikon camera and to answer any of your questions. From SnapBridge and menu settings, to Nikon products and how to best care for your photography equipment, there is no question Ross can’t attempt to answer.
10:30AM
Photographing the Tour De France
JP Ronco
JP is our tame Frenchman. His cycling photos have been published in books and magasines around the world. Learn the lessons he’s learnt in photographing the biggest race in the world.
12:00PM
TBA
TBA
TBA
1:30PM
An intro to Better Birding
Karl Ludik (Olympus)
Karl’s soup to nuts approach to photographing birds. Apparently he’s going to help you “nail those wall hangers”, whatever that means!
3:00PM
Coffee with Olympus
Aaron Harivel
Grab a beverage and join Aaron from Olympus as he helps problem solve, inspire and motivate all of you Oly users! Thinking of switching to Olympus? This is a great opportunity to grill the expert!
4:30PM
An introduction to studio lighting.
JP Ronco
Join JP as he uses studio lighting to photography beautiful Bright produce including beer!

'The Cam-Cam' - Cam Blakes All-Tasmanian Adventure!

SATURDAY
EVENT
INSTRUCTOR
DESCRIPTION
6:00AM
Sunrise from Mount Campbell, but not of Mount Campbell – Rockin’ the Cradle
Cam Blake
Well, you’ll have to tune in to see exactly where we will be setting up for what will hopefully be the most incredible sunrise of BFOP 2020 or BFOP EVER!! Big call I know… It will be brighter, more colourful and easily more fashionable than Tom’s fancy pants, and probably take less effort to get into, but the view from Mount Campbell can be simple breathtaking…
1:30PM
Tassie Beer(s), Pre-shoot preparation tips and edit Sessions from Thursday/Friday
Cam Blake
If you have joined me on the Thursday and Friday Sunset sessions, now we will sit down in a nice country pub and have a cold beer and chat about the importance of preparation to all these shoots so far. We will also do some live edits on the images taken from the first two sessions (Hobart and Queenstown) and show you how we planned for each of these locational captures.
5:00PM
Shooting an Eagles Nest and trying to hit the bullseye!
Cam Blake
Tonight, sunset location is set up in an Eagle Nest… That’s right, in an Eagle Nest! From the Eagles Nest we will set up and capture one of Northern Tasmania’s most iconic and pretty mountains, Mount Roland.

SUNDAY SESSIONS! - DRAFT 3 (MELBOURNE TIME ZONE)

'Virtual Main Marquee'

SUNDAY
EVENT
INSTRUCTOR
DESCRIPTION
8:00AM
Morning Coffee
Nick & Matt
Morning BFOP’ers! Jump on and have a coffee & chat with team BFOP and hear what the day has in store!
8:30AM
Planning, shooting and designing your own cook book
Karl Ludik
Pimp up your book design! Join Karl for a real education and world class dad jokes. He’s taking us thorugh planning, shooting and designing your own cook book. The perfect ISO project!
10:00AM
Aerial Photography – The INS & OUTS
Tom Putt
Want to get into Aerial Photography? Want some tips on what to look out for? Camera Settings? Drones? Planes? Helicopters? Then this is the place to be!
11:30PM
Selfie Studio photography
Keren Dobia
Keren Dobia. In a studio. With some lights and herself. We’ve seen a video of her doing this before and it was AMAZING!!!
1:00PM
Putting it all together – Next Level Landscape Composition
Adam Dyson
Adam is a stunning landscape photographer. Learn to get beyond “the rule of thirds” as Adam take it next level!
2:30PM
Head for the Hills – Shooting the high country
Charlie Brown
Going out for a weekend of photography in the high country is super rewarding … if you know where to go and what to expect. Join Charlie Brown as he gives you the inside scoop on where to go, what to take and when to be there!
4:00PM
Competition Judging and Wrap Up
Everyone!
Prize, prizes, prizes…win camera, gift vouchers and Tom Putt’s trousers!

'Virtual Breakout Room 1'

SUNDAY
EVENT
INSTRUCTOR
DESCRIPTION
9:00AM
Show us your street photos!!!
Adrian Whear
Get a street ninja to critique your images! Please submit images ahead of time.
10:00AM
Newborn & Maternity
Anne Scott-Virtue (White Shutter)
Join family & wedding photography superstar Anne Scott-Vitrue as she steps you through the process of set-up right through to the edit on all things newborn and maternity!
11:30AM
Sports image critique
Nick ‘Mother BFOP’ Fletcher
Show us your sports images and we’ll critique them. Simples.
1:00PM
Building confidence in portraiture
Jess Shepherd
We love Jess. Her super-power is her ability to connect with her subjects and give them confidence to do amazing things. Who can forget her persuading somone to lie in Ovens river in September! Learn her magic….
2:30PM
Tips and advice about selling photos.
JP Ronco
Our tame Frenchman again. This is aimed at the amateur photographer who wants to start selling work. JP helps you ensure you don’t get your work stolen and how to start creating a market for your images.

'Virtual Breakout Room 2'

SUNDAY
EVENT
INSTRUCTOR
DESCRIPTION
9:00AM
Get the best from your Nikon Z
Adrian Bloink
Join Adrian as he covers the key features of Nikon’s mirrorless cameras. Ideal for those thinking of taking the plunge or those who want to get more out of the Z series.
10:00AM
Lightroom Help
Team BFOP
Struggling with Lightroom then come and talk to a helpful instructor!
11:30PM
Ask Nikon
Ross Hooper
Ross Hooper, Nikon’s Professional Services Marketing Executive, is on hand to provide plenty of tips and tricks on getting the most out of your Nikon camera and to answer any of your questions. From SnapBridge and menu settings, to Nikon products and how to best care for your photography equipment, there is no question Ross can’t attempt to answer.
1:00PM
Coffee with Olympus ADVANCED
Aaron Harivel (Olympus)
Caught up with the Oly team before for a coffee session? This one takes it to the next level to unlock the potential of your camera by going in-depth on key functions and features. We will help you understand the key features of your E-M1 and E-M5 series cameras to take your photography to the next level.

'The Cam-Cam' - Cam Blakes All-Tasmanian Adventure!

SUNDAY
EVENT
INSTRUCTOR
DESCRIPTION
6:00AM
Skies on Fire – shooting multiple compositions in quick time
Cam Blake
We start the Sunday session at one of Tasmania’s most iconic locations to shoot sunrise (if we can get there in time from our last location LOL) Wake up early and join me as we head to the incredible Binalong Bay or Bay of Fires as it is commonly called.
1:30PM
Tassie Beer(s), Pre-shoot preparation tips and edit Sessions from Thursday/Friday
Cam Blake
If you have joined me on the Thursday and Friday Sunset sessions, now we will sit down in a nice country pub and have a cold beer and chat about the importance of preparation to all these shoots so far. We will also do some live edits on the images taken from the first two sessions (Hobart and Queenstown) and show you how we planned for each of these locational captures.
5:00PM
BONUS SUNSET WORKSHOP!
Cam Blake
Sure the festival will have finished by now… but why let the part end just because Nick has sung his final song on stage? Join Cam for one last magical sunset over Tasmania!