Intermediate Digital Photography


ANNOUNCING – New Course!
We have taught our Basic Digital Photography Course through PICAL four times in the past year and we are regularly asked for a follow on course. We are announcing our new Intermediate Photography Course to be held at PICAL (Cowes) over 6 weeks starting in August.

This is an interactive hands on 6 week course to extend your photography skills. The Intermediate Digital Photography course builds on the skills you have already learned in the basic course as Dale and Cecilia show you more advanced DSLR photography techniques. Topics will include portrait, macro and wildlife photography, advanced focus, exposure bracketing, time lapse, panoramas, composition, photographic styles and editing using free software as well as Adobe LightroomCC.

Take your photos from ordinary to extraordinary as you add extra knowledge to use the full potential of your DSLR or mirrorless camera. In this photography course will take your photography ability to a whole new level by teaching more specialised knowledge, techniques and theory. An interchangeable lens DSLR or mirrorless camera will be required for this course.

Registrations through TryBooking only https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=287338&bof=1

Intermediate Digital Photography

Interactive hands on 6 week course to extend your photography skills. Portrait, macro and wildlife photography, advanced focus, exposure bracketing, time lapse, panoramas, composition, photographic styles and editing.


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Edit Like A Pro


Edit Like A Pro
Here’s a shot from a couple of weeks ago. The first image is the unedited RAW file. The other three images are different edits of this same RAW file. See how you can totally change the look, the feel and the story behind an images. Without editing in RAW, you’re missing one of the most important factors in creating outstanding images.

This Sunday we’re holding a Basic LightroomCC workshop. This workshop will take help move your photos from ‘nice’ to ‘WOW WEE!’. Places are limited, please message or email if you are interested in attending.




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Last Night’s Adventure – Blurry Auroras and Lightening


Last Night’s Adventure – Blurry Auroras and Lightening
We lived up to the Adventure part of our Adventure Based Astro Workshop last night. We hiked down to the Wreck of the SS Speke. This is not a bad hike except the near vertical drop at the end but we all managed to get down without much mishap.

Once we were shooting around the wreck it started to rain. we continued shooting and I fought rain with fire and spun steel wool for a pretty cool effect.

Lightening started in the distance and we decided to head back to the beach and be close to cars in case things got really exciting in the sky.

As I mentioned, going down the extremely steep cliff face was ok when it was nice and dry. Going up when is was slick as a greased pig was a totally different story. We pushed and pulled and slipped and slide up (and down) that cliff for a long time. I think there may have been one or two people who were afraid they were spending the night at the wreck!

Once back to the beach and relative safety we started shooting again as the clouds were beginning to break. Lo and behold, an Aurora was visible and we got some nice shots of a faint Aurora Australis.

Unfortunately, I accidentally bumped my focus ring and ALL my aurora shots came out blurry. Here’s the blurry Aurora and a couple of more focused shots from the evening.






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The Birth of a Jedi Lightsabre



The Birth of a Jedi Lightsabre
It’s coming ….




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Who’s the ONLY Local Realestate Photographers on Phillip Island and in SE Gippy?


Who’s the ONLY Local Realestate Photographers on Phillip Island and in SE Gippy?
We are of course. Did you know that Photo Rangers are also BWRM Gippsland – the best realestate photographers this side of the Taj Mahal?

Yep, that’s us. You can check the website at www.bwrm.com.au and be sure to give the new Facebook page some lovin’ too. We’d really appreciate that 🙂

Several packages available including floor plans, drone and video.





Beautiful dream cottage in Ventnor, originally built in Kew!


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Double Event Day – 4 June 2017


Double Event Day – 4 June 2017
On SUNDAY 4 June we’re holding 2 events. At 12 noon Tim Lucas from Tim Lucas Photography and Digital Nature Printing will be doing a FREE seminar to talk about all things printing. If you have been wanting to print your shots but not really sure or anxious about doing so, this is you chance to meet and speak with a real life A1 quality printer.

After Tim’s seminar we will be holding a Basic Lightroom workshop. This is the workshop for you if you want to step up your images and make them really shine … and get them so good, people other than your grandmother wants a print!

Check out our event page and be sure to click the going button if you plan to attend the FREE Printing seminar or the Basic Lightroom Workshop. If you have any questions, shoot me a message.





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Free Mini Printing Workshop and Info Session with Tim Lucas


FREE – Tim Lucas from Tim Lucas Photography and Digital Nature Printing will be with us to talk about printing your images. He’ll discuss monitor calibration and how to choose the right media for your shot. Tim will also have some demos of his printing in various media. FREE – Tim Lucas from Tim Lucas Photography and Digital Nature Printing will be with us to talk about printing your images. He’ll discuss monitor calibration and how to choose the right media for your shot. Tim will also have some demos of his printing in various media.

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One Shot, Three Stories and a Workshop


One Shot, Three Stories and a Workshop
During Saturday’s workshop we were finding dinosaur footprints in the reef and exploring caves. Shooting inside a cave is really tricky especially when you are shooting out of the mouth of the cave. During the day the difference in light between inside and outside is about as extreme as it can get and this dynamic range of light pushes our camera sensors as far as they will go.

Luckily, when we shoot in RAW format, the image retains lots of detail that’s not readily visible and basically non-existent in the JPG file. Using editing software like LightroomCC we can pull out the hidden detail in RAW files even in extreme dynamic range.

Below are three versions of the same image. The first is the original RAW file. This is the way the file looks straight out of camera – not so pretty huh? The second is my edit in LightroomCC. Notice how much detail the RAW file retains and can be coaxed out of the shot. A JPG file would not retain this level of detail and you could never get this image from the JPG file. The final is my ‘what if’ image. I wondered what it would look like if I were in that cave at sunset. I added in a sunset I shot in the past and also added myself. These additions I made in Photoshop.

On 4 June, we are having a Basic LightroomCC workshop. We’ll teach you how to get the most out of your RAW files and begin to feel more comfortable editing your shots. We will also have a FREE seminar by Tim Lucas on printing an hour before our workshop begins. If you are interested in the LightroomCC Workshop, let me know ASAP, places are limited and subject to seating.






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