Your personal invitation to join John Elliott on a photography trip to Cradle Mountain and Launceston in Tasmania

2nd – 6th October 2013.

The region is renowned for its majestic alpine peaks and beautiful lakes, making it one of Tasmania’s most popular destinations. This World Heritage National Park is home to spectacular bush walking and we will stay in a convenient and welcoming base for our explorations.

The trip is designed for all levels – beginners to advanced. 

Tasmania is a very special place and by travelling in comfort by chartered coach, driven by our own guide, we will be able to access photographic opportunities along the way that only a local could know about.  Luggage allowance is included on all flights and the coach. 

What’s included?

  • Daily photo workshops with opportunities to get hands on experience with what you have learned, course notes and one-on-one time with John Elliott, the well-known Australian photographer, writer, creative producer and social documentary maker.  Read more about John’s projects at his website, www.elliottcountry.com.
  • Return airfares from Brisbane to Launceston, including all taxes, booking and ticketing fees.
  • 4 star accommodation in Launceston.
  • 4 star accommodation at Cradle Mountain, with onsite Wilderness Gallery, which highlights the work of some of the world’s best wildlife photographers.
  • All coach transfers and touring in a Large Premium Touring coach with the services of a professional driver/guide.
  • Breakfasts daily.
  • Cocktail reception.
  • Two Dinners and one Lunch at Cradle Mountain.
  • Farewell dinner in Launceston.
  • National Park passes.
  • Guest speakers and entertainers.
  • A complimentary T-shirt, be sure to tell Sue what size you are when you ring.

All this for only $1,995 per person.

Phone  Sue at Travelworld, Toowoomba on (07) 4632 9133 or email her at sue@travelworldtoowoomba.com.au.   A deposit of $150 will be required upon booking.

Spaces are limited to 30, be sure to get in quick!

“My photography workshops will empower you with the self belief and technical skills to take the photos you have always dreamed of taking”. John Elliott

Find out more at our next Information session:

Where:                 Greek Community Hall, corner Perth and Hume Streets, Toowoomba

When:                  9 August 2013

Time:                     anytime between 6.30 and 8.30pm

Cost:                      free, bring a friend!

 

Bunya Mountains – 30 August to 1 September

Upgrade your photography skills in the beautiful Bunya Mountains.

Five things you’ll get from attending the workshop

  • I will open your eyes to picture taking opportunities.
  • Show you how to get the most out of your camera equipment
  • Upgrade your technical skills.
  • A social weekend with like minded people in a beautiful location
  • A bunch of new and exciting pictures you will make over the weekend.

Course Details

The workshop will run over three days. Participants will check in Friday afternoon 30 August 2013. We will meet on the Friday night and get to know each other and share some of our photos – it will be a get to know each other night. The workshop will conclude Sunday afternoon 1 st September.

The Weekend

Some of my photographer friends will join us for the weekend to share their photographic experiences and help with the workshop. Over the weekend, hands on technical instruction will happen at the start of each session followed by hands on shooting in the field – using the beautiful Bunya Mountains scenery.  Sessions early morning till mid morning and mid afternoon till sunset leaving the middle of the day to do some shooting for yourself or to enjoy a tranquil rainforest walk.

We will cover portraiture, landscape,  nature, wildlife, and social documentary photography. “The sort of people photography I do doesn’t have a lot to do with photography, more to do with the interaction with your subject and I will share some hints on getting your subject to relax in front of the camera.”

Some of the weekend will be devoted to helping you plan longer-term photography projects; opening your eyes to photographic possibilities and doing something with the photos you have already taken.  You will need a basic understanding of photography and how your camera works to attend the workshop. More basic workshops will be offered in the future but this weekend is designed for people already a bit down the photography road.

The Bunya Mountains Photo Workshop will add to your technical photographic skills, open our eyes to the natural world and the beauty of the Bunya Mountains, help you to be more comfortable photographing people and light the fire and passion in you to get the most out of your photography.

Accommodation

The accommodation is at magnificent Bunya Mountains Chalets. Accommodation on a multi-share basis with other workshop participants, all meals fully catered for the weekend and the photo workshop. Individual Mountain Chalets are available for an additional charge.

How much?

For all catering, accommodation  and one-on-one time with me, the cost per person is $550.

Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. REGISTRATION CLOSES 16 AUGUSTth August.

You will need to bring your own linen, sheets, towels etc.

* Every participant will get a signed John Elliott print.

How to register

Visit the event page to register http://qldphotoworkshop.eventbrite.com.au

Where is it?

The Bunya Mountains are easy to get to, about a 90 minute drive from Toowoomba, which is about 90 minutes from Brisbane. The Bunyas are about a three and a half hour drive from Brisbane Airport. It is a good road and an easy drive in a sedan. Here’s the Bunya Mountains on Google Maps.

If you have any questions about the photography workshop please feel free to email me at elliottcountry@hotmail.com

“My photography workshops will empower you with the self belief and technical skills to take the photos you have always dreamed of taking” – John Elliott

About John

For over thirty years John has been self-employed as a writer, photographer and documentary maker mostly concerned with Australian culture, the bush and music. He has an engaging presence on social media and does a weekly spot on commercial radio.

He co-ordinated the production of the Slim Dusty Living Legend Stamp Series for Australia Post in 2001.

His work is published regularly in magazines and newspapers and he has authored fourteen books including the best selling On The Road With Slim and Where Country Is. His exhibition 1000 Mile Stare featured at the National Portrait Gallery and he continues to show his work in galleries around Australia.

Elliott collaborated with Joy McKean on a major coffee table book I’ve Been There and Back Again in late 2011. In 2013 he participated with Martin Parr in the exhibition and book Pilbara Stories. His book Progress and Prosper on Mount Isa is set for release late 2013.

“I am as passionate about photography today as I was when I started clicking away in the 1960s. Taking pictures is a bit like breathing; it’s something I do every day.

“Photography is another tool in the storytelling process and the longer I keep learning about photography the better I get at it. My work depends a lot on my ability to get close to my subjects so in the workshops we will spend time on developing that close working relationship with the subject.

“Getting great photos doesn’t have a lot to do with the camera you use. It is what you do with what you have that is important.

“My workshops are about empowering participants to take the pictures they dream of taking.”

Visit the event page to register http://qldphotoworkshop.eventbrite.com.au

Meet John

 Posted by at 11:09 pm  Photography Workshops
Jul 302013
 

Since 1980 John has been self-employed as a writer, photographer and documentary maker mostly concerned with Australian culture, the bush and music. He has an engaging presence on social media and does a weekly spot on commercial radio.

He co-ordinated the production of the Slim Dusty Living Legend Stamp Series for Australia Post in 2001.

His work is published regularly in magazines and newspapers and he has authored fourteen books including the best selling On The Road With Slim and Where Country Is. His exhibition 1000 Mile Stare featured at the National Portrait Gallery and he continues to show his work in galleries around Australia. The Australian Professional Rodeo Association named Elliott Media Person of the Year in 1992.
 
Elliott collaborated with Joy McKean on a major coffee table book I’ve Been There and Back Again in late 2011. In 2013 he participated with Martin Parr in the exhibition and book Pilbara Stories. His book Progress and Prosper on Mount Isa is set for release late 2013.

John Elliott is the proud recipient of a Churchill Fellowship.
  
“I am as passionate about photography today as I was when I started clicking away in the 1960s. Taking pictures is a bit like breathing; it’s something I do every day.

“Photography is another tool in the storytelling process and the longer I keep learning about photography the better I get at it. My work depends a lot on my ability to get close to my subjects so in the workshops we will spend time on developing that close working relationship with the subject.

“Getting great photos doesn’t have a lot to do with the camera you use. It is what you do with what you have that is important.

“My workshops are about empowering participants to take the pictures they dream of taking.”

 

Gifted Country, my new photography exhibition of portraits of people who make Australian music is now showing. Visit Caboolture Regional Art Gallery from now until June 23 2012. The Gallery is open Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm and Saturday 9am to 3pm. Best of all it’s free!

See below for more pictures and exclusive audio interviews with artists.

Gifted Country invite

Gifted Country invite

Gifted Country video

This video gives you a sneak peak of some of the portraits in the exhibition.

Gifted Country artist interviews

This is an exclusive series of interviews with people who make Australian music. The interviews form an online extension to my new photography exhibition, Gifted Country. Have a listed to hear about how:
- Slim Dusty came to be called Slim Dusty
- Old Man Emu helped John Williamson’s career along, and
- Don Walker and Cold Chisel got started touring.

You can stream these interviews over the web, or download them as MP3s and put them on your phone to listen through headphones as you browse the Gifted Country exhibition.

Audio tour – John Elliott’s journey

In this podcast I talk about some of my favourite stories from my 30 years of photographing singers and songwriters from Australia and beyond.

Tell your friends about Gifted Country

Visit my Facebook page and click ‘like’ to let your friends know about Gifted Country and to stay up to date on new Gifted Country events and news.

John Elliott’s online store

If you want to own your own piece of Gifted Country, check out the books and photographic prints available in my online store.

 

I took this portrait of a very young Keith Urban when he was getting ready to take on the world. Keith won Starmaker in 1990. He was a superstar even in those early days. Keith’s hair may have changed since he started out but he’s always been a great talent.

Vintage Keith Urban haircut

Keith Urban no shirt

Keith Urban no shirt

Keith Urban and car

Keith Urban portrait

You can see my photos of Keith Urban and many other Australian singers and songwriters at my new exhibition, Gifted Country. Visit my Facebook Page to find out more.

Here’s Keith’s video for his song Long Hot Summer from his official youtube channel.

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