The Hidden Landscape
2 day Easter Photography Weekend
30 March - 1 April 2018
Immerse yourself in a weekend of learning, exploring and sharing creative energy in landscape and macro photography.
Bathurst Art Retreat welcomes the return of Sharon Hickey from the Aperture Club!
The Bathurst landscape has been inspirational for many genres of artists for its subtle light and undulating mountain and bush scapes.
The emphasis of this workshop is on the quality of light and how to use it to your advantage. Also how light effects colour, texture and definition. We’ll be looking for unusual angles and leading lines, natural framing and how to problem solve harsh sunlight and shadows.
Looking through a macro lens brings you up close to a whole new world of colours, textures and shapes. The canvas is limitless as we focus on techniques that help you create and frame visual compositions through macro and close up photography.
We’ll look at composition, where to place the subject in relationship to the background and how colours and shapes can create a strong graphic image. We also explore some basic camera techniques and make the creative process fun and easy.
We will be running this workshop over two days – Friday 30th March, Saturday 31st March and Sunday 1st April
Arrive Friday afternoon; enjoy a home cooked meal, good company, a million stars and wake up to call of birds and a meandering river scape. Workshops will be run Saturday in the morning and afternoon in the cooler parts of the day and will finish at 3pm on Sunday.
If you wish to book an extra nights accommodation to make the most of the weekend please let us know.
Bathurst Art Retreat is surrounded by 250 acres of breathtaking native flora and fauna. The private property borders 2klms of the Macquarie River and provides a variety of dramatic settings for both budding and established photographers.
Catering includes breakfast, morning and afternoon tea, lunch and dinner. Classes are approx. 6 hours lessons per day with a professional photographer. A material and equipment list will be sent out for each class advising what you will need to bring. Various accommodation options are available, on site, or can be recommended at local B&B's or hotels (not all packages include accommodation).
2 day Weekend for $680 inclusive of 2-day accommodation, all meals from Friday night to Sunday lunch, and tutor fees. Deposit of $200 on booking with full payment required by March 1st 2018.
Additional night’s accommodation is available @ $150 pp. includes meals if you wish to extend your stay.