Bermagui / Sapphire Coast NSW Photography Workshop

29th August – 31st August 2019


Join @tassiegrammer for a 4 day / 3 night all expenses included photography workshop and adventure at Bermagui in NSW, Australia from the 29th August – 31st August 2019.

Learn how to maximise your photography skills through improved shooting techniques, post processing in both Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, the effective use of neutral density filters, astro photography (milky way + star trails + basic practical knowledge – weather permitting), sunrise and sunset shooting, long exposure photography.

The workshop will be tailored to suit each individuals needs with subjects and techniques ranging from the most basic of camera settings and compositional rules, all the way through to advanced post processing techniques for those that are more comfortable with the most popular editing suites.

A reasonable level of fitness will be required as access to some of the possible locations will require walking both before dawn, after dusk and later in the evening for astro session. You will need to be prepared for a variety of weather conditions.

Drones under 2kg will be permitted (but not required) for those wishing to use them on this workshop but all risk will be assumed by the drone operator. All CASA and local regulations must be adhered to. Drone flights are permitted at most major locations planned during this workshop.  There will be a maximum of 4 participants.


Camel Rock Bermagui


Possible Locations


* Weather permitting, with itinerary to be confirmed closer to the date

Horse Head Rock

Camel Rock

Bermagui Blue Pool

Glasshouse Rocks (a short drive north to Narooma)

Wallaga Lake

Mimosa Rocks



Learn how to:


Control ApertureShutter Speed and ISO to correctly expose your image

Understand camera settings such as White Balance, Exposure Bracketing, Manual Focusing and other optimal settings

Choose the correct Neutral Density Filters for different lighting situations

Compose your image creatively with known methods and what key features to look for.

Process your images in Lightroom and Photoshop, including methods such as exposure blending, luminosity masks and other advanced techniques.



Essential Items


DSLR / Mirrorless camera

Lenses (recommend a wide angle and a telephoto)


Remote / cable camera shutter

Head torch

Lens suitable for astro photography

Footwear suitable for beaches / rocks and general walking

Laptop with editing software – preferably Adobe Lightroom + Adobe Photoshop CC

Waterproof / Windproof Jacket

Warm clothing

Rock boots (optional but highly recommended)



What’s included in the price


3 nights accommodation (single share individual cabins – Big 4 Holiday Park Bermagui)

3 breakfasts / 4 lunches / 3 dinners (lunch not included on the final day)

Transfers to Bermagui departing (departing Sydney CBD 29th August @ 7am)

Transport around Bermagui and other areas of the Sapphire Coast during the workshop

Transport back to Sydney CBD (drop off in Sydney CBD 31st August mid afternoon)

4 days of professional on site photography training


What is not included


Airfares/transport to Sydney prior to the commencement and from Sydney after the completion


Camera, tripod and all other equipment (must provide your own)


Horse Head Rock Astro



Travel / Gear Insurance


Travel and specific photography gear insurance is highly recommended to cover you personally for any loss or liabilities.


A brief recap

*Thursday 29th August – Sunday 31st August 2019
*Departing Sydney CBD 7am 29th August 2019
*All expenses included
*Basic / Advanced shooting techniques
*Basic / Advanced post processing techniques *Sunrise / Sunset / Daytime / Astro Sessions
*Drones permitted but all risk is assumed by drone operator. All CASA rules and local regulations must be adhered to.

Price p/p: $2500

Minimum Deposit: $500 (full payment required 30 days prior to departure)