The BFOP 2020 Workshops!

This is a ccrraazzyy number of sessions!

Compositing Like a Photoshop Ninja

Keren Dobia

Ever trained a group of squirrels to pose for a studio lit portrait? … Well truth be told neither has Keren but she has taken a whole bunch of incredible (and calculated) images to help pull this masterpiece together in photoshop. Composite images are becoming increasingly popular and open up a whole world of artistic creativity. Join Keren as she takes you step by step on the journey of how to create an incredible composite. 

This workshop is great for: INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

Keren will actually provide some working files for you to give this a crack at home after the festival so be sure you have photoshop!

Newborn & Maternity

Anne Scott-Virtue

With covid putting a huge dent in our ability to get professional photographers to the right place at the right time to capture precious moments it pays to have a little bit of DIY knowledge up your sleeve. Join Anne Scott-Virtue as she takes us through everything newborn and maternity including set-up, gear, working with natural light, composition and we might even squeeze in a cheeky edit!

This workshop is great for: INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

Just yourself for the workshop but to put this into practice you’ll want a fast aperture lens, some throws or blankets, a baby helps and some natural light.

Demystifying your Camera - Getting confident and creative with your camera from the beginning!

Craig Wetjen

This is the perfect starting point for those who are new to photography.  Getting past your camera’s technical hurdles and knowing how to apply them are two different things. Join Craig Wetjen for an in-depth look at how to confidently overcome the barriers of your camera to free your inner creativity.

This workshop is great for: BEGINNER

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

Bring your camera 🙂

How to be a one flash sports Rockstar

Nick Fletcher

This workshop is focused on how to use a single flash to create dramatic sports images. It is a foundational skill and in many ways teaches you much of what you need to know to do much more complex flashlit outdoor sports shots. It is a simple technique which creates images that look wildly different to a traditional sporting photo shot without flash. We can introduce blurred motion, dramatically darkened background and surreal lighting effects. We are focusing on a very basic set up with a simple $60 speedlight mounted on a basic camera. What’s more we are using the most challenging sport photography situation to demonstrate that you can still produce great results even with a pretty unskilled athlete. In this case we are using a small child riding a mountain bike slowly. In fact, so slowly  that one of the shots is effectively taken indoors! However, by using a number of techniques we’ll produce an image that has speed and drama. We’re then going to walk through the edit of these images. Firstly in a simple Lightroom edit and then in a much more complex Photoshop edit where we focus on colour and contrast in a more sophisticated way to produce the type of image that gets used in commercial advertising. We then invite you to go away and practice the technique (in doors perhaps shooting your cat) and bring the images back to our critique session later in the festival.

This workshop is best suited to Intermediate and Advanced photographers. You will ideally be able to operate you camera in full manual mode. If you want to go away and practice the practical elements then you’ll ideally need a camera, a wider lens (50mm on full frame or less) and a flash of some sort. Access to a small child a bicycle also would be helpful.

This workshop is great for: INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

camera, a wider lens (50mm on full frame or less) and a flash of some sort. Access to a small child a bicycle also would be helpful.

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. We’ll have pretty boats in the foreground with an impressive city scape and mountain to finish it off.

The Hobart waterfront is best known for the finish line of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race each year, well maybe not 2020, but every other year. It has some beautiful buildings, boats and an awesome backdrop that is Mt Wellington. You will join me live as I scout around the waterfront and find us the most beautiful photo spot to capture the sun as it sets alongside the brilliance of Mt Wellington. We might even let YOU choose the location we shoot from.

This session will be aimed at thinking on the run as we look for and find an ideal location to shoot the light as it happens. Sometimes you need to chase the light and this session will be exactly that. I’ll explain throughout the session what we are looking for and hoping to capture.

Once we find our spot and as we wait for the sun to fall, I will run you through my set up, what equipment I am using, how to set up your shot, settings, compositions, and adjustment needed to capture a sunset. I will pretty much crap on about how amazing Hobart is 🙂

If all goes to plan, we will capture a really lovely city, waterfront and mountain scene at sunset in one of Australia’s most iconic waterfront regions. We’ll even try and sneak a cheeky beer in or two as we watch the sun set over Hobart.

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

None, just yourself and a notepad!  

Warning! Warning! Please mind the Hazrads! – Time to talk filters.

Cam Blake

After 100’s of kilometres, dozens of beers, minimal hours of sleep and most likely a fair few cock ups along the way, I will finish your BFOP experience at yet another one of the most beautiful locations in Tasmania – Coles Bay and The Hazards.

Tonight, to finish off BFOP I will take you to Coles Bay on the East Coast and let you witness one of Tassie’s most brilliant locations for sunset. Stunning red granite rocks for a foreground subject, towering mountains in your background and beautiful ocean feels will await us as I set up and capture the sunset at The Hazards.

This session will likely be a very big sigh and thank you all for watching. But I won’t leave you without some very important tips and help as we will discuss the use of filters, both CPL and ND (Grads). Filters are a very important part for any landscape photographers kit and with a brilliant foreground and background, you can’t afford to not have filters at the ready as we try to balance out our sunset exposures over The Hazards.

This will be a stunning way to finish off an incredibly hard worked BFOP festival this year and hopefully a beautiful way to leave the festival for 2020 and look forward to 2021. Grab the beach chair, stir up a cocktail and sit back and relax with the chilled-out ocean views.

 

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

None, just yourself and a notepad!  

Multiple Exposure and birds

Chris Dalton - Nikon

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.

This workshop is great for: INTERMEDIATE

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

None, just yourself and a notepad!

Building confidence in Portraiture

Jessica Shepherd Photography

Learning tips and tricks on how to connect better with your model to help break barriers and in the end, create better imagery! Create confidence in yourself, and your model so that you can both work together towards stunning and easier photos.

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

Nope, none 🙂

Mindfulness in Photography

Jessica Shepherd Photography

What is mindfulness? And how can I use it to help me achieve better images? Tune in to this workshop to take a breath (or many, literally!) and learn how to become more aware of your thoughts and feelings so that you can create more wholesome and kick ass images!

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

Sports Critque

Nick Fletcher

Does what it says on the tin. We’ll ask you to email your JPG image to nick@bfopaustralia.com and we’ll review them live. Ideally these will include images taken after the “How to be a one flash sports Rockstar” session. Don’t be a afraid we are very generous in our approach.

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

email your JPG image to nick@bfopaustralia.com and we’ll review them live

Getting the best out of your Nikon Z

Adrian Bloink - Nikon

Designed for owners of a Nikon Z 50, Z 5, Z 6 or Z 7, Adrian will deep dive into the controls, teach you how to customize your I menu for stills and video and walk you through the custom control assignments.
This course is very much designed for those who already own a Nikon Z Series and is perfect for those looking to learn more about their Z Series camera. If you are interested in learning more about the Z System, we recommend attending the product talk, Understanding the Nikon Z Series.
Topics covered
• Overview of controls
• Customizing the I menu for stills and video
• Working through the Custom control assignments
• Auto focus modes and applications
• Eye detection auto-focus for humans and animals
• Key mirrorless camera settings
• Setting up Snapbridge
• Exclusive Q&A with Nikon Australia’s National Training Manager

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

Handy to have your Nikon Z camera, or come with questions!

Friday night 'drinks' with the 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.

About Portrait of Monash: the ties that bind
2020 is MGA’s 30th anniversary. In celebration MGA commissioned four leading Australian artists to explore the City of Monash by responding to key issues facing the community.

Portrait of Monash: the ties that bind is a reflection of the city as a microcosm of the nation. Peta Clancy, Lee Grant, Ponch Hawkes and David Rosetzky have shone their own inimitable lenses on their chosen topic of interest: local Indigenous sites of significance, the migrant experience, homelessness, and the LGBTQIA+ community. Each artist has been working with members of the community to bring their unique stories to life. Whether through photography, film, oral history or the written word, this representation of their experiences reveals diverse perspectives on living in contemporary Australia.

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

Drink in hand… it is Friday after all!

Video for stills shooters

Aaron Harivel - Olympus

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’.
This workshop will help you navigate around the basics of video and guide you on the right path.
You will learn how to get the best out of your camera, and what features, functions, tools and tips to consider for optimal video results.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to video
  • Exposure in video (camera modes)
  • Setting up your camera- Frame rate & compression
  • White Balance & colour
  • Focusing tips
  • Basic framing
  • Camera handling technique
  • Audio recording
  • Equipment
  • The seven deadly sins (Things to avoid)

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

None, just yourself and a notepad!  

Head for the Hills - Shooting the high country

Charlie Brown

Charlie lives and works in the Victorian high country and has photographed it extensively, wether it’s from horse back, on skis, hiking or just driving around, Charlie’s been there.

He shot Falls Creeks advertising material for 20 winters and still can’t drive up the Falls Creek or Mt Hotham without stopping to marvel at the view and take a photo.

 Let Charlie guide you through photographing in the mountains, wether it be shooting high end snow sports or just capturing the view, get the ‘insiders guide’ with Charlie!

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

I’d bring a notepad to jot down all those secret spots!

Coffee with Olympus Advanced

Aaron Harivel - Olympus


Join us for an Advanced session of our popular Coffee With Olympus.
Let us step you through how to unlock the potential of your camera by going in-depth on ket 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.

Topics covered:

  • Re-cap the basics
  • File processing in camera
  • Pro Capture
  • Quick access keys
  • Tuning your image stabiliser
  • In-depth drive menu options
  • Focus assistance modes
  • Using the ‘Multi-function’ button
  • In camera guides/grids
  • In camera movie editing
  • Live comp vs Live Time
  • Card/file set up
  • Q & A


Be sure to charge your battery and have some lenses with your camera to follow long at home.

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

None, just yourself and a notepad!  

SPORT, WHATS ALL THE FUSS ABOUT?

Charlie Brown

Sport, almost everybody’s into it in some way or another and there’s a few of us that want to capture the action as best as we can BUT are all sports created equal?

Well, no when it comes to photographing them, rowing might be different from skiing which might be different from soccer, which might be different from Mountain bike riding or skate boarding, or chess,  you name the sport and there will be differences but also similarities, 

So how do we go about capturing them the best way possible and get them to ‘stand out from the crowd’, is it the subject, the action, the settings or maybe using a flash, lets find out and we’ll get into some photoshop techniques as well 🙂

This workshop is great for: INTERMEDIATE

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

No equipment however a telephoto lens, a little bravery and a camera with manual settings will be critical to put this into action!

Sunset on top (pretty much on top of probably the best state in Australia) of Tasmania – making the effort

Cam Blake

If you thought the sunset view was pretty nice from Thursday night, then you will want to join me for Friday.

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 (hope BFOP have their insurance policy up to date).

The plan for tonight’s sunset is to watch the sun set over the expansive world heritage region of Tassie. From atop Mt Owen, at just under 1000m, we will be rewarded with Stunning, endless 360-degree views of the Tasmanian west coast and rugged wilderness.

If the weather gods play nicely and zoom does its zoomy thing, you’re in for a rip snorter of an evening. Featuring views of the towering granite rocks of Frenchman’s Cap peak, to the view way below of Lake Burbury, this is one of Tassie’s greatest locations.

In this session we will discuss how getting to iconic locations, as hard and tricky as they may seem, can really excel your landscape photography – don’t just think about these locations, get out there and research places you can go that will offer you incredible views or something of significance to make a difference in your landscape images.

To get to our location this evening we will be required to 4WD up a pretty crazy and steep road which if all goes to plan, we will give you a live trip back down the mountain in the 4WD – or try very hard to do so… 🙂

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

None, just yourself and a notepad!  

Smashing an abstract collage and WINNING A $1600 CAMERA!!!

Vicki Bell - Nikon Ambassador

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!

This workshop is great for: BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

Camera, lens and access to Adobe Lightroom. Ideally, you should have some knowledge of Lightroom.

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.

This workshop is great for: INTERMEDIATE

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

Camera, lens and access to Adobe Lightroom. Ideally, you should have some knowledge of Lightroom.

Remembering those moments

Mieke Boynton

Mieke’s travels have taken her to Iceland, Namibia, Patagonia, Norway, Morocco, The Kimberley and all around her hometown of Bright. Her award-winning landscapes and aerials are breath-takingly beautiful… but it’s the stories of how they were captured that make them truly come alive. Mieke will share her favourite photos and their back-stories, and then she’ll invite you to share one of yours! Choose your best landscape/travel photo, email it to info@miekeboynton.comand be ready to tell the background story with the rest of the group. (Note: it is not a requirement to share your work, and depending on how many participants there are, it may not be possible for everyone to share their stories!)

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

All levels, all skills, all cameras!

Awesome Affordable Abstracts

Mieke Boynton

Are you looking for cool photography ideas to try at home? Do you love abstract aerial photography but can’t afford to fly? Have you wanted to try abstract macro photography but thought you needed specialist equipment? If you answered “yes!” to any of these, then this is the session for you! Mieke is well-known for her award-winning abstract aerials, but in this session, she will give you step-by-step instructions on how to set up and photograph oil & water abstracts, milk & food dye abstracts, colourful smoke abstracts, and striking leaf close-ups! You don’t need flash or a macro lens – just a camera that has manual settings, a desk lamp, some supplies from the supermarket, and a tripod! It’s a theory-based Workshop so we can maximise the number of genres to cover, but Mieke’s no-nonsense, practical approach will leave you itching to try these ideas straight away!

This workshop is great for: INTERMEDIATE

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

No gear needed, but you might want a macro lens to put this into practice at home!

How to nail that Dark and Moody Flat-lay

Naomi Sherman Food Creative

Let me take you by the hand and walk you step-by-step through my process for creating the dark and moody flat-lay images that I’m famous for. In a series of narrated videos, I will show you how I style one of my scenes, how I go about shooting it and then my editing process to take the image from awesome to drool-worthy. I will show you my own tips and tricks that I use every day in my professional work for magazines and food blogs. Each segment will have a Q&A session.

This workshop is great for: INTERMEDIATE

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

No specific camera equipment required, although a solid ability to shoot in manual will be helpful

Sunrise from Mount Campbell, but not of Mount Campbell – Rockin’ the Cradle

Cam Blake

Mount Campbell? Where is that place?

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…

This will be a real-time adventure session – if I can get out of bed on time (5am) and complete the 30-40min uphill hike in the dark to get to this location, you are in for a real treat. The views and outlook from Mount Campbell are super iconic and well worth the effort – well, for me anyways, it’s most likely you will all still be in your warm beds…

This will be a session that discusses what gear you can take for such an adventure, safety concerns, lightweight cameras and their benefits, and what measures you need to take into account for alpine hiking and early morning adventures. We will hopefully be able to show you firsthand, that effort equals reward in this session. Of course, I’ll be doing all the effort with my assistant in tow to showcase this amazing view at sunrise.

So set the alarm, put your hiking slippers on and tune in from the comfort of your bed as I climb my butt up a mountain all in the name of BFOP! There will be panting!

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

None, just yourself and a notepad!  

The Finishing Touches - Lightroom Basics

Adam Dyson

Take your images from zero to hero with a little finishing polish in Adobe Lightroom. Get to know the basics!

This workshop is great for: BEGINNERS

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

Adam recommends having Adobe Lightroom Classic CC and a glass of wine at the ready!

Putting it all together - Advanced Composition in Landscape Photography

Adam Dyson

Let’s leave boring images behind and learn the techniques to composing an image like a pro. Send your shots to info@adamdyson.com and get some feedback in the session!

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

No extra equipment but there will be a chance to submit photos for critique.

Smashing that Waterfall Shot

Adam Dyson

Adam likes waterfalls. We like waterfalls. Adam shows you how to be a legend with waterfall photography.

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

This is a theory session so no gear needed but to shoot waterfalls you will want a tripod, camera and wide angle lens

– 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.

In this session I will also show you through my complete editing process, from importation of images to outputting final images for sale or printing. I will show you how I edit all my landscape images, from exposure adjustments, colour and saturation, sharpness, contrast and many other adjustments I will need to make. I will also put an emphasis on how important it is to get it right in camera – stuff it up out there, and you will pay the price on edit.

This session will give you a good insight into how we plan shoots, see things out in the field that are important to how we edit these images on the computer. How to add your own “feel” to your landscape and nature photographs. We will discuss how to visualise your end result whilst freezing your backside off on top of a mountain or down by the waterfronts…

This editing session is suited to all levels, it will be done using Adobe Lightroom with a few extra tweaks along the way. The tweaks may or may not be pints of beer, just what every hiker needs after climbing a mountain.

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

A beer or drink of choice… we can’t have Cam drinking alone in a pub!

Environmental portraiture. From go to whoaaaaaaa!

Craig Wetjen

An informative and creative explanation of how Craig Wetjen creates beautiful environmental portraiture. From developing a relationship with the subject, lighting the environment, to the final digital workflow.

This workshop is great for: INTERMEDIATE

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

Craig suggests brining a notepad, pen and a beverage of choice!

How to Win Photo Competitions... Guaranteed.

Tom Putt

Want to do better in Photo Competitions? Here’s 25 Tips to make all your dreams come true!

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

Wine… lots of wine.

An introduction to 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.

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

Nope, just you!

Ask Nikon with Ross Hooper

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.

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

Nope, just you!

An Intro to Better Birding

Karl Ludik - Olympus

We all know that birds photography can be a hugely rewarding and yet rather frustrating past time. Unlike Matt, they just don’t like to pose. So this course will hopefully eliminate some of that frustration by looking at the gear you’ll need, the settings that make it easier, and we’ll include a heap of tips and tricks to get you closer to the birds and help you nail those wall hangers.

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

No requirements for the workshop but a long telephoto lens will help to put this into practice!

Planning, shooting and designing your own cook book

Karl Ludik - Olympus

What are you going to do with those family favourite recipes that have been handed down? Why not record them for your family and friends, or become famous with a best selling recipe book? In this course we’ll look at how to light, plate, pimp and capture food at its finest. Then discuss some page layouts and stories that will personalize and beautify that book of yours.

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

No requirements for the workshop but a long telephoto lens will help to put this into practice!

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. Sometimes referred to as the Uluru of Tasmania, this mountain can and does change colours as the sun set on her from the west. Mt Roland is a mountain that I have shot many times, but never been quite happy with my results. Hopefully this one will be “the one”!

This session will be focused around knowing your location and what to expect from a sunset at said location. This evening I will be shooting from the super fantastic accommodation resort that is “Eagles Nest” – Located in Sheffield with to-die-for views of the incredible Mt Roland.

Knowing your own backyard doesn’t mean you need to be lazy when capturing classic sunsets – looking for new ways to make your classic old locations come to life. This is what I will be trying to achieve here at Eagle’s Nest.

Our location for the shoot really is incredible and we’ll have the deck chairs out for this one with a few quiet beverages as we watch the sun go down on this classic Tasmanian icon. I might even just play the video stream and sit back and watch with you… but probably not, we’ll be shooting some frames of this beauty. So, get comfy, crack a beer and watch the day end in northern Tassie.

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

None, just yourself and a notepad!  

Planning the perfect Equine Shoot

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!

This workshop is great for: INTERMEDIATE

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

DSLR or Mirrorless camera and longish lens (70-200mm) suggested for this type of photography.

Little kid - Big Horse!

Louise Sedgman

They say never work with kids and animals. Clearly, I missed that memo! Do you want to know how I do it? Join me at BFOP via zoom and Ill show you how I create those special moments of connection, natural posing and communication with kids. How I see composition and light, and how I make it all work photographing kids with horses to create beautiful and meaningful photos. The ‘why’ the ‘how’ and everything in between! Very cooly presented in a series of shortish videos mixed in with live chats and a super-duper LIVE editing session at the end to show you how I add the final touches and bring out just a wee bit of magic. The perfect follow-on workshop from my ‘Behind the Scenes’, to bring it all together.

This workshop is great for: INTERMEDIATE

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

DSLR or Mirrorless camera and longish lens (70-200mm) suggested for this type of photography.

Light Painting at Home

Denis smith

At home locked down, or just feel guilt at going out, Denis will show us some amazing ways to create incredible light painting images in the toilet, the lounge room and maybe even the bedroom. Get your nana off the couch, the kids away from the rectangles and get the other half moving. Its time to light up in lockdown!

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

Bring your camera along but in this session Denis will be showing you items around the house you can use for light painting

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.

In this session, our last sunrise for the BFOP 2020 festival, we will discuss and showcase how to shoot brilliant sunrises and utilise multiple compositions within a short time frame. We will also discuss the importance of understanding your histogram with shooting early mornings scenes. You have big colourful skies and deep shadowy foregrounds; it can be a bugger to know how to capture this correctly. I will show you firsthand how-to manage this dilemma without losing your cool and still capturing the shots you want.

Binalong Bay is known for the “famous tree” shot that is nestled amongst the red lichened rocks of the Bay of Fires. This tree has been shot a million times but not by the BFOP gang, so we are going to try and come up with a composition(s) that is less used and create something very unique. A session about how to think on the move when you are limited for time yet wish to capture something different.

Set the fire alarm for stupid o’clock and let’s go to the Bay of Fires for “Skies on Fire” – BYO bacon and egg wraps!

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

None, just yourself and a notepad!  

In-Water Light Painting

Denis smith

With absolutely no idea how this is going to work, Denis has committed to getting in the water for a liquid light demonstration. There has been work of budgie smugglers, but a wetsuit may be required. Yes ridiculous, a great white was recently spotted where we will be in the water. YIKES! If the weather turns sour, Denis will get in the bath!

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

Probably a wetsuit if you’re going to try this out at the local beach… 

Shoot for the Moon... maybe even get some stars!

Matt Krumins

Nearly every time a ‘super moon’ event takes place I see the internet flooded with incredible images of the moon against stunning foregrounds. A touch of photoshop here, a bit of completely unrealistic there and voila we have instagram click bait… But taking a real moon shot isn’t all that difficult, it just takes a little understanding of perspective & lighting and a moment to sit back and re-assess the situation. Even if you then want to jump on photoshop to make it ‘special’ getting a great moon shot is still the first step.  In this workshop I take 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!

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

To use the techniques you learn in this workshop you’ll need a telephoto lens (big zoom) a tripod helps and a bit of patience! 

Wildlife Photography

Matt Krumins

Love wildlife? Not getting those perfect sharp shots? We cover everything from the gear to use, the settings to watch and the compositions and stories that make wildlife photography pop off the page! 

This workshop is great for: INTERMEDIATE

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

To use the techniques you learn in this workshop you’ll need a telephoto lens, I’d suggest a monopod and the right place at the right time!

Product Photography

Matt Krumins

With almost every retail product being sold online right now it’s a boom period for product photography. So join me as I show you through how to build a product photography studio at home without all of the fancy gear!

This workshop is great for: INTERMEDIATE

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

To watch and learn you need nothing more than a notepad, to do it at home afterwards you will want a cardboard box, a white piece of A2 paper, flashes/light and some baking paper. Next level up you’ll want photoshop!

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.

In this session, our last sunrise for the BFOP 2020 festival, we will discuss and showcase how to shoot brilliant sunrises and utilise multiple compositions within a short time frame. We will also discuss the importance of understanding your histogram with shooting early mornings scenes. You have big colourful skies and deep shadowy foregrounds; it can be a bugger to know how to capture this correctly. I will show you firsthand how-to manage this dilemma without losing your cool and still capturing the shots you want.

Binalong Bay is known for the “famous tree” shot that is nestled amongst the red lichened rocks of the Bay of Fires. This tree has been shot a million times but not by the BFOP gang, so we are going to try and come up with a composition(s) that is less used and create something very unique. A session about how to think on the move when you are limited for time yet wish to capture something different.

Set the fire alarm for stupid o’clock and let’s go to the Bay of Fires for “Skies on Fire” – BYO bacon and egg wraps!

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

None, just yourself and a notepad!  

Tassie Beer, Pre-shoot preparation tips and edit Sessions from Saturday/Sunday

Cam Blake

If you have joined me on the Saturday sunrise and 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 shots so far. We will also do some live edits on the images taken from the first two sessions (Saturday morning and evening) and show you how we planned for each of these locational captures.

In this session I will also show you through my complete editing process, from importation of images to outputting final images for sale or printing. I will show you how I edit all my landscape images, from exposure adjustments, colour and saturation, sharpness, contrast and many other adjustments I will need to make. I will also put an emphasis on how important it is to get it right in camera.

This session will really give you a good insight into how we plan shoots, see things out in the field that are important to how we edit these images on the computer. How to add your own “feel” to your landscape and nature photographs. We will discuss how to visualise your end result whilst freezing your backside off on top of a mountain or down by the waterfronts…

This editing session is suited to all levels, it will be done using Adobe Lightroom with a few extra tweaks along the way. The tweaks may or may not be pints of beer, just what every hiker needs after climbing a mountain.

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

Make sure you’ve got a beverage for this one… Cam will!

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.

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

This is more about how to look at the world so… I guess bring your glasses if you wear them, otherwise just bring your eyes!

Brights' Hidden Spots

Brendan Holland

Sharing some of my favourite locations to head to around Bright for landscape images including MT Buffalo and some of the other valleys in the area. Will cover different times of day and seasons to head to certain locations.

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

No equipment needed but definitely have the notepad and pen ready… maybe even print a map of the area around Bright (from google) so you can make off the locations!

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!

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

If you’ve got a spare helicopter it would be useful but otherwise just yourself!

Show us your Street Shots!

Adrian Whear

Wanting to get some feedback on your street photography? Street photography ninja Adrian Whear will be asking for submissions to critique, helping you to get your shots to the next level!

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

You’ll have a chance to submit images for critique!

Selfie Studio photography

Keren Dobia

oin me on a live shoot where I will share my thought process and demonstrate how I conceptualize, create and light a stylized environmental portrait with an emphasis on in camera craft. The session spent with me will be informative, enjoyable and stimulating and will grow your own creative ideas. This will be a live-streamed portrait sessions where you ill have the opportunity to interact and ask questions throughout the workshop.

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

Just bring yourself but you might be inspired to get your hands on some props and studio gear after this!

Tips and Advice on selling your work

Jean-Pierre Ronco

In the last few months, emerging photographers came back to me wanted to know more about how much they should charge their customers for photos or photography services. During this 90 minutes webinar, I will share with you my best tips and advices about selling photos or photography services.

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

Photographing the Tour de France

Jean-Pierre Ronco

In this workshop/presentation, I will share my experience in capturing the Tour de France 2018. All my tips and advice about my work as sport photographer. What I am looking for in my image making and how I have been able to follow the rice for the 21 stages.

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

An introduction to studio lighting!

Jean-Pierre Ronco

In this workshop, we will recreate studio photography images with different sources of light. From natural light to complete studio lighting, this workshop will be fun for everyone by creating different mood in our image making. We will use the BEST of Bright’s local products to make them more extra special such as the beautiful products of our friendly sponsor Bright Brewery.

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

Wedding Photography Workflow

Anne Scott-Virtue

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

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

Beginners Guide to Shooting with Drones

Tom 'Fancy-Pants' Putt

Got a drone? Want to take inspiring footage or photos? Join the man with Australia’s most outrageous pants with his top tips on shooting with drones for both photo & video!

This workshop is great for: ALL

BEGINNER – I’m new to photography and am still using Auto or P mode.

INTERMEDIATE – I’m pretty comfortable with my camera and often use priority modes

ADVANCED – I’ve been doing this since Matt was born. I know my way around the camera in manual.

None… but a done is useful if you want to put it into practice.