Final photography workshop

Registrations for our final photography workshop, Creative Smartphone Photography, are now open.  We also have a couple of spots left in Street Photography, but you’ll need to be quick.

Creative Smartphone Photography – 28 October

Course overview

The course will cover:

  • What makes a good photo?
  • Indoor portrait session, focusing on lighting and composition (note: participants may each other as models, and agree not to share photos taken during this part of the workshop)
  • Outdoor walk, focusing on landscape and architecture
  • Smartphone camera features to help you get a better image
  • Uploading to Instagram.

What to bring

Bring your smartphone, tablet or camera. You may also want to bring a notepad and pen.

Course facilitator

Craig Wetjen is a professional photographic artist and author with 31 years experience. He began his career at the age of 16 as a photojournalist for the local newspaper Connecticut USA before moving to Santa Barbara California to study, and receiving his Bachelors Degree in Industrial Photography.

His career highlights include shooing for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratories documenting the Mars Pathfinder and Cassini projects. He moved to Australia 20 years ago to play a pivotal role in establishing RMIT University’s digital imaging photography course.

Craig is a national and international award-winning photographer. He shares his knowledge, passion and creativity by teaching photography to Bachelor Degree and Diploma students, and running workshops.

In 2016, Craig published a photographic book documenting the iconic backyard shed.  ‘Men and Their Sheds’ is a collection of 101 portraits, and the stories of the men Craig photographed. The is available in bookstores across Australia, and a selection of the portraits were exhibited at the Kyabram Town Hall gallery earlier this year.

Register for Creative Smartphone Photography (FREE)

Street Photography – 21 October

Course overview

The course will be a street photography excursion.  It will cover:

  • Basic tips for getting the most out of your smartphone or camera
  • Developing deliberate composition skills, using lighting, perspective, foreground interest and depth, symmetry, negative space and framing within the frame
  • Selecting and editing final photos for use
You’ll also receive individual instruction relevant to your camera or device.

What to bring

Bring your smartphone, tablet or camera. You may also want to bring a notepad and pen.

Course facilitator

Serana Hunt Hughes has over 20 years’ experience as a freelance, professional and contemporary photographer. She has had her work exhibited extensively, including an exhibition at No Vacancy Gallery, Federation Square, two solo exhibitions at Shepparton Art Museum. She’s also been selected for three solo exhibitions  at the International Head On Photo festival in Sydney.

Serana continues to work as a professional photographer blending this with her love for creative photography. To see more of Serana’s work, see her Instagram account or website.

Register for Street Photography (FREE)

Street photography workshop

We’ve just opened up registrations for a second FREE photography workshop in Kyabram.

About this course

The course will be a street photography excursion, and will cover:

  • Basic tips for getting the most out of your smartphone or camera
  • Developing deliberate composition skills, using lighting, perspective, foreground interest and depth, symmetry, negative space and framing within the frame
  • Selecting and editing final photos for use.

You’ll also receive individual instruction relevant to your camera or device.

Course facilitator

The course will be facilitated by Serana Hunt Hughes.  Serana has over 20 years’ experience as a freelance, professional and contemporary photographer. She has had her work exhibited extensively, including an exhibition at No Vacancy Gallery, Federation Square, two solo exhibitions at Shepparton Art Museum. She’s also been selected for three solo exhibitions at the International Head On Photo festival in Sydney.

Serana continues to work as a professional photographer blending this with her love for creative photography.

Register (FREE) online

Places are limited, and you must register online.

Free workshops – register now!

Registration is now open for the first of our free photography and Instagram workshops.

We’re offering these workshops in Kyabram, Echuca and Rochester, thanks to Campaspe Shire Council who provided funding for them.

Creative smartphone photography with Trevor Phillips

1pm Saturday 30 September at Kyabram Town Hall (FULL)
1pm Saturday 7 October at Echuca Neighbourhood House
1pm Saturday 14 October at Rochester Community House (FULL)

This (roughly 2 to 3-hour) course will cover:

  • What makes a good photo, and how to get it
  • Common problems, and how to avoid them
  • Indoor portrait session, focusing on lighting and composition (note: participants will use each other as models, and agree not to share photos taken during this part of the workshop)
  • Outdoor walk, focusing on landscape and architecture
  • Smartphone features to help you get a better image
  • Uploading to Instagram.

What to bring:

  • Your smartphone, tablet or camera
  • A notepad and pen

Course facilitator:

Trevor Phillips has over 25 years’ experience as a professional photographer and educator. Along with running workshops and short courses, he manages his photographic studio concentrating on commercial photography.

Many of Trevor’s images have won awards from the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, at state and national levels.

A willingness to share his knowledge means Trevor has a loyal following of aspiring students, some of whom have gone on to work as professionals in photography.

Places are limited, and registration is essential.

Intro to Instagram

11am Saturday 30 September at Kyabram Town Hall
11.30m Saturday 7 October at Echuca Neighbourhood House
11.30am Saturday 14 October at Rochester Community House

This 45-60 minute workshop will provide a basic overview of Instagram, discussing just enough to help you participate in Art for Everyone. It will cover:

  • Downloading and installing Instagram
  • Setting up your Instagram account
  • Posting to Instagram
  • Using hashtags.

What to bring:

  • Your smartphone or tablet. It would be helpful if you already have Instagram installed
  • A notepad and pen may be useful. We will provide printed notes for you.

Course facilitator:

Dey Alexander is the coordinator for the Art for Everyone project. She is the curator of the Community Gallery at Kyabram Town Hall where the project exhibition will be held in February/March 2018.

Places are limited, and registration is essential.

Project launch – you’re invited!

After months of behind-the-scenes organising, we’re ready to launch Art for Everyone. And you’re invited!

Come along and have a bite to eat. Meet the project organisers and sponsors, sign up for a photography workshop, and find out how you can get your photos included in the project.

We’d also love to meet with schools and photography groups, to show you how easy it is for your group to be involved.

When: Saturday 30 September, 12 noon
Where: Kyabram Town Hall, 199 Allan Street Kyabram

Enquiries: Dey Alexander (dey@deyalexander.com.au or 0419 556470)