Kiama Landscape Photography Weekend

 Photography weekend with 2018 Shutterfest Creative Landscape winner Ben Kopilow in the beautiful south cost town of Kiama.

Kiama Landscape Photography Weekend


What's it all about…

A fantastic photography retreat at one of Australia's most iconic coastal towns. Immerse yourself in beautiful landscapes and seascapes, as well as practical masterclasses in camera craft, art theory and composition. With the guidance of award-wining master photographer Ben Kopilow (who was recently crowned Creative Landscape Photographer of the Year at Shutterfest 2018), you will enjoy a relaxing, yet stimulating, weekend that will inspire you and improve your photography.

MIN: 4

MAX: 10


Please note: Price includes all photography instruction, tuition & critique for the weekend.  Accomodation and meals not included. Attendies are responsible for their own travel arrangements. This course requires min numbers as stated above before it is confirmed to run. Travel insurance is strongly recommended to cover any travel expense losses due to course cancellation if minimum numbers are not met. When booking your hotel make sure you choose a no fee cancellation room. We recommend Kiama Shores Motel as the closest to the classroom. 


- A digital SLR, Mirrorless, or other digital compact camera that has manula exposure controls.

- Sturdy tripod

- Good walking shoes and reasonable level of fitness - there will be a couple of kilometres of walking invloved, with a bit over rocky terrain.


- Spare batteries

- ND filter

- Wet weather gear


Kiama Photography Weekend Itinerary 

The timing of this itinerary is subject to change slightly in accordance with changing daylight hours during the year...


4:00pm Composition, Part I - Introduction to the CLUE system. Discussion of the thought process that goes into “creating” an image, rather than 

just “taking” a shot. Introduction to Visual Design/Visual Intensity as powerful ways to think about composition instead of “rules.” 

5:30pm Camera Craft - Overview of equipment at Rock Pool. Discuss cameras, lenses, tripods etc. Overview of exposure triangle & 

metering, focus modes, white balance, focal length & lens perspectives and taking manual control of your camera. 

7:30pm Dinner - Get to know each other dinner at Nirand Thai 



7:00am Photo Shoot at Bombo beach/quarry. 

9.00am Breakfast at Milk & Honey 

10.00am Composition, Part 2 - Advanced composition using “Visual Design” principles: Colour theory & Line theory. 

12.00pm Lunch & Free time. 

3:30pm Critique Session & post-production - download files and get constructive feedback on your images plus get some tips on finishing them in Photoshop.

6:00pm Photo shoot at Bombo beach/quarry. 

7.30pm Dinner at Penny Whistlers 



7:00am Photo shoot at Lighthouse/Blowhole 

9.00am Breakfast at Milk & Honey 

10.00am Critique session & more post-production. 

11.30am Lecture: Composition, Part 3 - Balance & harmony, further application and inspiration! 

12.30pm End of Photography Weekend.