Les Walkling & Tony Hewitt
Daintree Photography Workshop – 19th to 26th August 2019
Photography Workshop in the Daintree
Daintree 2019 is a contemporary photography workshop for anyone who is wondering ‘how do I get to the next level’? That is, how do I progress beyond merely beautiful images and prints, beyond the mastery of camera craft and production skills, workflows, clients, and competitions to develop and infuse my work with more meaning, significance and purpose?
This is no easy task, and there are many prerequisites: we need time and space away from the hurly-burly distractions of everyday life. We need an unbelievably beautiful and inspiring location that only asks the best of us.
We need state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities that won’t let us down. And we need incredibly experienced teachers and mentors who not only work ‘at that next level’, but also possess the empathy, compassion, understanding and intellectual frameworks needed to facilitate your journey ‘to the other side’. These are rarely found qualities, but at Daintree 2019, we supply them all, and in abundance. Read More
His career highlights include 15 solo exhibitions and over 350 State, National and International awards exploring genres from fine art to portrait, landscape, and commercial photography.
Tony is a ‘Grand Master of Photography’ of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). He is also a Fellow and an Honorary Fellow of the AIPP, a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography and a WPPI Triple Master of Photography, and he has been consistently invited to critique & judge both nationally and internationally since 1995.
In September 2013, Tony was awarded the prestigious title of AIPP Professional Photographer of the Year, and in the same year received the New Zealand Overseas Photographer of the Year, the Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year and the Western Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year, a title he has won on 3 other occasions including as recently as 2015. In 2016 his landscape images were awarded 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in the Landscape Category at the WPPI awards in Las Vegas, USA.
Tony is a gifted teacher and inspiring presenter who brings not only his wealth of experience to Daintree 2019, but also his extraordinary ability to facilitate your development; working with you to achieve your photographic and artistic objectives. http://www.tonyhewitt.com/
The modern teaching and conference facilities are designed with student-centred learning and inquiry-focused practice in mind. The open design and flexible spaces create many vistas where one can look up to rainforest-clad mountains or down over sweeping views to the Coral Sea. With brand new accommodation and catering infrastructure, well-equipped laboratories and a tower crane providing canopy access to nearly 1 hectare of rainforest, the DRO provides an unforgettable hands-on experience in a unique and inspirational environment.
The workshop begins with a thorough analysis of your individual workflow which we then refine and polish from capture to print. This ensures your workflow is ‘working’ so well that you are not distracted by it. We can then focus on ’what comes next’ – and how to take your photography there.
Guidance, inspiration and support will flow from the history of photography, painting, sculpture, music, literature and philosophy, as we form a deeper understanding of how pictures capture ‘hearts and minds’ while trading in ‘secrets and mysteries’ beyond our immediate understanding. We will learn from other artists and their production methods, artist statements, finished works of art and historical circumstances what is required in order to convey significant and lasting impressions, not just through your pictures, but also to your artistic confidence.
You will photograph in pristine environments, process and edit your files with fully colour managed professional workflows, and make prints of the highest quality with the most beautiful papers and profiles available. Our chefs and support staff will take care of everything else, so all you have to work on refining and extending your photography, and thereby change not only your relationship to your ‘hardware and software’, but even more significantly, take your pictures and yourself to that ‘next level and beyond’.
Highlights of the workshop include formal presentations, small group tutorials, extensive one to one consultations and opportunities to practice and consolidate what you learn in a supportive and supervised environment.
This is an ambitious workshop that I couldn’t imagine presenting without my 30 years’ experience of doing this day in and day out for generations of undergraduate and postgraduate fine art and media arts students. I also couldn’t imagine doing this without over a decade’s experience running our annual Orpheus Island residential workshop. And I also couldn’t imagine doing this without the incredible talent and support of my co-presenters, tutors, organisers, sponsors, and friends who have encouraged me to dedicate a workshop to ‘going to the next level and beyond’.
And this is that workshop.
AIPP/ACMP/NZIPP/LPN Members $3620
The cost includes share accommodation and all meals at the DRO, plus coach transport to and from Cairns. The only additional costs are travel to Cairns and possible overnight accommodation in Cairns depending on your flight times and /or other travel arrangements. There is also a small fee if you wish to use the DRO crane to access the rainforest canopy with sweeping views over Cape Tribulation and Mount Sorrow.
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