Photography Seeing in Colour Landscape and Macro Tulip Festival Corbett Gardens Bowral Wednesday 13 September 2017 and Tuesday 19 September 2017

Photographs by Neoklis are for illustrative purposes only


Wednesday, 13 September 2017


Tuesday, 19 September 2017


Photography  Seeing in Colour 

Landscape and Macro at the Tulip Festival

Corbett Gardens Bowral


9:00am – 3:00pm


Amongst the Tulip Festival in the Corbett Gardens Bowral, participants will learn camera setup, how to see and interpret colour for both landscape and macro photography, how to use filters and to interpret light. You will also learn previsualization, composition, macro and close up technique including depth of field.


How to interpret colour and light, how to expose and bracket your exposures.

Essentials of Landscape Photography; Previsualisation, composition, framing, thirds, negative space and depth of field, how to correctly install and use filters; both neutral density and polarizing as well as picture control settings.

Essentials of Macro / Close Up Photography; you will be shown how to set up your camera for macro /close up photography using your lens and or close up tubes and or close up filters and or your macro lens.

You will learn how to do handheld close up and macro photography, how to focus properly and understand depth of field.

Field trip debrief (last hour) the photography tutor will run a debrief, as well as an open chat session to anything relating to photography, equipment or theory, in a local cafe close by.

Skill level
This Field trip is suitable for students who have a thorough working knowledge of their camera and controls, shutter and aperture settings and or have completed a beginners and or intermediate photography / DSLR photography course or similar.

Please note: * no tripods are allowed for this field trip for safety reasons.
Camera Equipment for this field trip
Essential Materials; Any adjustable digital DSLR, 4/3rds, mirrorless with RAW /JPEG image capability, if possible adjustable iso / film speed settings and adjustable exposure settings; shutter, aperture and manual exposure ie S or TV, A or AV and M, and adjustable picture settings.

You will need a set of graduated neutral density filters; I.e. Cokin P250 graduated filter set or similar graduated screw in filters, and a circular polarizing filter.

A macro lens, and or a standard lens ie 35 mm or 50mm lens and or close up filter(s) and/or a set of close up tubes.

If you have other fixed or zoom lens(es) i.e. 20mm / 100mm / 16 – 35mm / 10 – 20 mm / 18 – 55mm / 18 – 135 mm etc please bring them along too.

The tutor will have one spare camera, a wide-angle zoom lens, a 50mm lens and 2 extension tubes all in the Canon EF mount that can be used and shared by the students for duration of the field trip (please bring an extra blank SD card if you need to use the tutor’s camera equipment).

Macro / Close Up Equipment note
Students if possible should either have a lens with close-up capability, and or a close up filter, and or a set of close up tubes and or a macro lens, any of these are strongly advised to enable detailed photos some of the extremely small flowers. Even if you do not have any of the additional equipment, this field trip is a great way to learn the techniques and secrets of creative macro and close-up photography.

Please note; an extra battery, and flash card are essential, as you will be your using your camera, and reviewing your photographs frequently, during this field trip.

Please note; there could be some uneven and loose surfaces within the gardens, to participate you must wear enclosed footwear only, no open footwear ie sandals can be worn for this field trip. For safety purposes acceptable footwear is as follows; walking shoes, running shoes, bush walking shoes or hiking boots, (weather-proof footwear is advisable).

Additional items / what to wear
This field trip will held in wet weather, bring a weatherproof jacket, warm clothing jumpers etc, a mini. Please bring your own food and water, note pad and pen for this field trip.

This field trip will be held in wet weather as it can give students an opportunity to capture photographs that are not normally available in fine weather.

Field trip notes / links
Students will be emailed a complete field trip outline, date, time locations, information and requirements, prior to commencement of the field trip. After the field trip students will be emailed links to filter tutorials, my wiki compilations and links to manufacturer and free legitimate software downloads.
Please note; Programs offered are legitimate, current and free open source software, of which you will also be able to download on your own home PC Windows / MAC.

Meeting place
We will meet at 9.00 am at the Bendooley Street entrance of Corbett Gardens, Bowral

Google pin for Corbett Gardens

My mobile phone number on the day is 0411 251 553 in case you need to find me.

Getting there
Please allow enough time to get there by car or by public transport

By Car
Corbett Gardens is surrounded by Bendooley, Wingecarribee and Merrigang Streets, Bowral.

On street parking is available it is advisable to get there early to secure a spot close to the gardens, please check parking signs before leaving your car.

By public transport
Take a train to Bowral Railway Station, which is a walking time of approx 10 minutes to Corbett Gardens.

Visit TransportNSW to plan your trip. Please check your transport options prior to the day and please check public transport info for track work or delays

Please note; parking fines / parking fees / transport to and from / coffee / drinks / breakfast / lunch /morning tea are not included in cost of field trip.


Photographs by Neoklis are for illustrative purposes only


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