Landscape Photography

David Nightingale

Level: Processing - Confident Beginner

Thu, Mar 07, 2013      12:45-20:00
Fri, Mar 08, 2013      14:00-17:30

This workshop begins with a discussion of the form of landscape we will be shooting on this day workshop: natural landscapes (e.g. the desert). We will be concentrating on those factors that contribute towards the creation of a great shot, i.e. composition, lighting, perspective, focal point, and so on.

In addition to these aesthetic concerns, we will also discuss some of the common technical problems that can arise when out in the field; e.g. determining an optimum exposure, avoiding blown highlights, controlling depth of field, subject movement, perspective, and so on. During the shooting sessions you will be free to choose your subject matter, but there will also be a number of creative briefs that you can draw upon if you get stuck for inspiration. Following this discussion we will head out into the field to shoot your first set of images. 

On the second day of the workshop we will return to work through a number of post-production techniques you can use to enhance your images. This will include a detailed discussion of how best to use Camera RAW to convert your RAW files, through to a discussion of their subsequent post-production in Photoshop.

Note: Please keep in mind that day one will involve a long drive to the desert (around 1.5 hours each way) but it will be worth it.

Who Should Attend
You are familiar with aperture, shutter, ISO and understand how these work together to create a correct exposure. You shoot in Aperture or Shutter Priority modes and can use the basic features on your digital camera confidently.

You have a basic understanding of the basic image adjustment features of Photoshop and can apply basic painting techniques to your work.  You can open, save and retrieve images. You are looking to consolidate your understanding, increase your repertoire of tools and learn some more creative techniques.

One day and a half workshop. Starting timings are accurate. However end timing for Day 1 is an estimate based on traffic and/or distance to location.

What you should bring
Day 1:
- Digital SLR,  
- Memory Cards,
- Tripod,
- Lenses (Ideally Mid to Zoom Lenses), 

Day 2:
- Card readers. 
- Your laptop loaded with Photoshop or a trial version of it (Please click here for a link to the trial but make sure you don't download it to early as it only lasts for 30 days). 

I have read and agree to the following Terms & Conditions:

Cancellation & Exchange Policy:

  • Before Feb 15, 2013:
    • Exchange: You can exchange your workshop with another GPP2013 workshop subject to availability and it should be the same or a higher value. If the workshop you choose is of a lesser value, then you will only be entitled to 70% of the difference.
    • Refund: You can get a refund of 70% of the workshop value.
  • Between Feb 15 - 25, 2013:
    • Same as above, except you will get only 30% of the workshop value refunded to you.
  • After Feb 25, 2013:
    • Sorry, folks – no refund or exchange after this point.


  • I accept that I can use the images I take during the workshops arranged by Gulf Photo Plus for my personal portfolio and NOT for commercial purposes without a signed model/location release.
  • I agree to provide all the photographs I take during the workshops to the GPP team member at the end of the workshop for:
    • Models, Make up artists and stylists to use in their portfolios and for personal promotional purposes (not commercial sale or use).
    • To Wardrobe providers to use to promote their provided collections
    • To locations to use in promoting their services & venues
    • To gpp to use to promote its services

Insurance Waiver

  • The organisers of Gulf Photo Plus are diligent in their delivery of a safe workshop and event experience. Organisers, instructors and supervisors of workshop venues (private and public) take all due care in arrangements of the workshops and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of registered Gulf Photo Plus participants, models and volunteers. Participants will be advised of any unusual health and safety requirements at the commencement of workshops and are expected to adhere to these rules.
  • Participation in the workshops is entirely at the participant’s own risk and any right to claim compensation for any accident, injury, loss or damage to self or equipment is waived. In particular participants accept full responsibility for their equipment against loss or theft, and acknowledge that they use the lighting equipment and travel provided by private buses to location shoots at their own risk.
    Students under the age of 18 will be required to bring a letter of consent from their parent/guardian to be presented at time of registration.
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