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YES, DAY SAFARIS ON THE CENTRAL COAST ARE BACK!

Here’s the list of one-day workshops for 2019. But I’ve got a problem – way too many! Which ones appeal to you the most? Please let me know here or on my Facebook Page. It would be a big help!

Esther Beaton, on assignment for Australian Geographic photographing Brush Turkeys, Kincumber, Central Coast, New South Wales (Photo by Nikola Markovina)

I CAN’T WAIT TO RUN THEM!

The Art of Composition
The Art of Composition: make your photography simply beautiful
Making Colours Magical: Understanding Light, Contrast and Exposure
Making Colours Magical: Understanding Light, Contrast and Exposure
Seascapes and Tide Pools: photograph the large and the small for the Complete Landscape
Seascapes and Tide Pools: photograph the large and the small for the Complete Landscape
Travel Photography: prepare for your overseas trip with a day in busy Sydney
Travel Photography: prepare for your overseas trip with a day in busy Sydney
Travel Photography; let's do an Australian Geographic assignment together
Travel Photography; let's do an Australian Geographic assignment together
Photographing People in the National Geographic Style
Photographing People in the National Geographic Style
Garden and Flower Photography for Fine Art
Garden and Flower Photography for Fine Art
Macro Photography and Lighting for Insects
Macro Photography and Lighting for Insects
Macro Photography Techniques for Flowers and Plants
Macro Photography Techniques for Flowers and Plants
Macro Photography in the Studio: advanced lighting and focus stacking
Macro Photography in the Studio: advanced lighting and focus stacking
Creative Natural Light Photography: mastering the photographer's most powerful tool
Creative Natural Light Photography: mastering the photographer's most powerful tool
Mastering Fill Flash, and other ways to work with your flash unit
Mastering Fill Flash, and other ways to work with your flash unit
Mastering Studio and Indoor Lighting
Mastering Studio and Indoor Lighting
Bird Photography: conquer the challenges of birds in flight and on the shore
Bird Photography: conquer the challenges of birds in flight and on the shore
The Wildlife Portrait: elements of portraiture applied to wildlife
The Wildlife Portrait: elements of portraiture applied to wildlife
Lightroom & Photoshop
Lightroom, Photoshop or both? Editing, processing and enhancing your images
Lightroom Basics; Looks good in camera? You'd be amazed at what you can do next.
Lightroom Basics; Looks good in camera? You'd be amazed at what you can do next.
Storytelling Photography: How to build a captivating photo essay
Storytelling Photography: How to build a captivating photo essay
Storytelling with Still Photos for Blogs and Social Media
Storytelling with Still Photos: for blogs and social media
Photography for artists
Photography for artists

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING

“I am so in love with the whole photographic thing and really feel like I have more direction now and lots of things to work with since your class. I am very keen to do another with you in the future, so will look forward to your emails of coming events next year.”

Jenelle Sanna

“I’ve never had an experience like that before. It was just so interesting, I was hanging off your every word. After the work shop I’ve been applying everything I’ve learn from you in every photo I take. I now look at my old photos and think about how I could have made them better.… Thank you so much for your wisdom Esther 🙂

Courtney Skinner art and design student

“Esther is just so detailed and wonderful, with loads of experience and willing to share it and heaps of patience.”

Jenelle Sanna

“Liked the way you built it up in stages; those are the sorts of things that stick in your memory.”

Ali Corke, Communications Manager, Cape Otway Centre for Conservation Ecology

“Liked the way you built it up in stages; those are the sorts of things that stick in your memory.”

Bob Spooner, Central Coast, NSW

“You look at others photos and talk to where people are. When you said “try one just of the water” it really clicked.“
 

Peter Cook, Melbourne

“Really wonderful, really mean it. There were so many little things you brought to one’s attention. Every bit is important. You put so much into the little books. I’m taking the book with me (on holiday to Asia).”

Yvonne Dodwell, Pearl Beach, NSW

“I also liked the little practical suggestions that came up along the way, the lessons in setting up the shot before approaching the subject, the use of flash in daylight, the little ad hoc camera supports for low light shooting etc.  And your research/record notebooks — that’s already got my mind ticking over on a much more systematic and organised approach to my own pre-trip research.“
 

Andrée Lawrey, Sydney, NSW

“The other thing that really made an impression on me was the time and thought required to set up a successful and satisfying shot. When I find myself rushing and snapping I will stop and remind myself to think through the composition and how I can creatively control the scene I want to capture.”

Meredith Foley, Sydney, NSW

“Getting down at eye level”,”highlighting the animal/subject with a smaller aperture” and to unclutter the background were some of the points I took away. It helped me to … think more about a shot and how I can get the best out of it rather than just “snap away”… My best shots of the wallabies were the ones I took first thing in the morning. So thank you for a great day.”-

Wayne Rogan, Sydney, NSW

“The workshop was fantastic! I learnt heaps of information and particularly regarding taking the time to get the camera setting right before shooting, not to mention which settings to use. I haven’t had a chance to get back out there and practice yet but may try for the next full moon in a couple of weeks. I thought your teaching techniques and attitude to photography and the entire weekend were a credit to you and I will definitely recommend the course to others.”

Julie Watson, Toukley, NSW

“It was bloody good – terrific. It was a fabulous day – I got a lot out of it, like how to work my camera a lot better.”

Alan Morris (no, not the birdo Alan Morris, different one)

“You have certainly rekindled my interest so much so that I have decided it is now time for me to upgrade….I really want to pick up my camera now more so than in the last few years. In fact yesterday, I brought my camera along for our father’s day lunch with the family in Chatswood!”

Patrick Zuluaga
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