We had a perfect afternoon for our Smartphone workshop. Big waves and sunshine were the order of the day. We shot in 'Live View' mode, black and white and Pro Camera RAW formats. After spending the afternoon shooting, we edited our photos in Snapseed and Lightroom Mobile.
This Saturday we'll be holding our Smartphone photography workshop on Bore Beach, San Remo. Join us and learn how to push your phone and your photography to greater levels.
Here are a few recent shots I have taken on my Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and edited using apps installed on the phone.
I'll be sending out an email in the next couple of days to those attending on recommended Apps to download and install before Saturday's workshop.
If you are interested in attending, let me know ASAP.
We were literally blown away in today's One 2 Once workshop with Joanna. The wind picked up to roof ripping proportions as we were walking the Cape track. Regardless of the wind, the Wallabies were enjoying the day and we got some pretty epic shots of the rugged Cape Woolamai coastline.
Remember that on Saturday we have the Astro Workshop, places are almost all taken. If you want to join along, contact me ASAP.
Next Saturday, 1 June 2019. I have a couple of places left. If you are interested in attending, contact me asap.
The old ones say that moths are not the ugly hairy cousins of butterflies but in fact they are the messengers of our ancestors. Moths can teach us to find the path from darkness to light. If a moth finds you it carries a message or teaching that you need to learn.
This morning I reached to pick something up off the bookshelf and was startled when this guy sprang onto my fingers from the dark shadow recess. I now need to try and discover what message or teaching I need for today or this time in my life.
New Smartphone workshop announced. See events in Facebook or website for details.
edited in Lightroom CC, Mextures, VSCO and Lenslight
Thanks for the Features Channel Nine News and Herald Sun Newspapers today!
Next Astro Workshop will be Saturday 1 June. The workshop is booking up fast. Let me know if you want to reserve your spot.
Wow, what a weekend. Even wild wind and rain could not dampen the spirits on our weekend workshop with Benjamin Eriksson Photography. We had a full house and made the most the weekend proving that great pictures can come out of inclement weather.
Thank You to our professional models who were awesome in the cold wind:
Brooke Morgan Modelling
and our Surfer - Codie Jeffery
Special thanks to our supporters
PROtog - Athabasca Filters
The Sheltered Glamping Co.
Samyang Optics Australia
We have 2 places left in our Weekend Photography Workshops with Benjamin Eriksson Photography.
Workshops will include:
Model and Surfer Shoot
Wildlife & Intimate Landscapes
Sunset The Pinnacles
Dinner BBQ Sheltered Glamping Co.
Sunrise at Pyramid Rock
Glamping Accommodation included at The Sheltered Glamping Co.
If you are interested please contact Ben or I ASAP to reserve the last spot.
(photo taken at the Pinnacles with a Fujifilm XT3, Samyang 12mm lens, Athabasca Filters and Mefoto Tripod)
This weekend we attended an Earth Wisdom workshop led by Gunai Custodian Wayne Thorpe. Wayne shared Gunai stories of the Wilson's Prom area and the ways of traditional custodianship. We came away with a deeper appreciation of the Gunai people and of the important spiritual and communal relationship the Gunai have with Prom Country.
Wayne and his family gave insight into the creation story of the Whale. We visited Whale Rock on Tidal River to pay our respects. Wayne also shared the Gunai creation story and we visited the site where Borun (the Pelican) covered himself with white ochre war paint creating the black and white pelicans we see today.
The rain and storm weather added to the ambience and connection to the land and environment. We encourage all Australian's to seek out traditional people and seek to understand their insight and connection to the land.
We've been on the Prom this weekend shooting a very special event. A rainy day on Wilson's Prom yesterday. Although not the most comfortable, I love shooting in these wet conditions. We're back again today.
Fujifilm XT3, 50-140mm
17 images that tell my story of the 2019 Lang Lang Rodeo.
Today I shot my favourite event, the Lang Lang Rodeo It's the oldest continuing rodeo in Australia and I go each Easter Monday. It never disappoints!
Here's a very brief selection of images from today. I'll post up the lot when I finally get them off my camera.
MegaPhotography #6! Benjamin Eriksson Photography and I have put together the most fun Mega Photography Weekend yet! Number 6 will feature the most popular workshops from the first 5 weekends plus a special workshop facilitated by Rowan Wales from the Phillip Island Observatory. Rowan will have a couple of his massive telescopes on hand to get a detailed view of objects in the night sky as well as the possibility of mounting your camera to the scopes to get your own unique shot.
On the weekend I posted a shot of a few rolls of film. Wanna see what was on those rolls?
One of the rolls was in a camera that had not been touched in almost 14 years. On that roll, there's a shot of baby Willow (who's now 14.5) and some shots of our other daughter Juni winning an ice skating competition. Juni would not let me post those shots. It was like walking down memory lane!
The other rolls had shots taken during a beautiful wedding, a professional shoot for a local florist, a few family snaps and some landscape photography.
Here is a selection of the film shots. Most taken with a Canon EOS 55.
These 4 rolls are ready for development. We love shooting film because it makes us slow down and thoughtfully consider every shot. And then, you've got one chance to get it right. No spray and pray digital style with film.
I'll be announcing another film workshop soon. If you want to try your hand at shooting film come along. We have cameras all the way from fully auto point and shoot to fully manual no light meter cameras for you to use for the workshop if you don't have your own.
If you would be interested in a 35mm film workshop, let us know
"History is merely a list of surprises... it can only prepare us to be surprised yet again." Kurt Vonnegut
From largest three-masted steel ship in the world to a hulking wreck sitting on a reef in the middle of the night, the S.S. Speke surprises.
Taken during our last One to One workshop.
The Mega Photography Weekend #6 will launch next month and we are so excited that this weekend will feature the Milky Way, shooting the stars and light painting.
Benjamin Eriksson Photography and Photo Rangers wants all our participants to experience the magic of the cosmos and we will have our very own Phillip Island Astronomer on hand to help us understand the night sky and even bring along a couple of high powered tracking telescopes.
You can see all the details and workshops offered over the weekend under our Events Section on Facebook or the website or you can book your ticket on this link https://www.trybooking.com/BASFZ
Places are limited.
Last night we held our Adventure Based Landscape Workshop. We were able to put the Athabasca Filters from PROtog to work. Athabasca Filters is one of our supporters of the @benjaminerikssonphotography and Photo Rangers MegaWeekends.
We had stunning conditions and put the suite of filters to work. In the first 2 images we used the Athabasca gradient filter and the third was the gradient filter plus the ND1000 or 10 stop filter. What impressed me was the lack of any colour cast and ease of use of Athabasca Filters.
Check out our Events section for upcoming workshops.
We are going on a photography adventure and would love to have you join us! See Facebook or website for event details.