Join @tassiegrammer in Sydney and the NSW Central Coast area on Sunday 5th April 2020 for an in depth and hands on one day workshop and adventure focusing on the practical aspects of photography in the field. Learn the basics of composition, reading a scene, planning locations, neutral density filters and much more.


Starting in Sydney for sunrise, the day will continue with multiple locations throughout the NSW Central Coast area all the way through to sunset (most likely at Mrs Macquaries Chair in Sydney) with transport provided from Sydney, to end in Sydney after sunset. Stops will be made throughout the day for morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea (food costs will be at your own expense). Locations will be chosen based on weather conditions on the day.



A full range of NiSi Filters products will be available to trial and use on the day. A special 15% off promotional offer for NiSi Filters and Sirui products is available to workshop participants by ordering directly through the NiSi Filters Australia team.


Workshop spaces are limited to 8 people total.


Central Coast NSW NiSi Project RAWcast workshop



Possible locations include –


Sydney Opera House



Norah head

Somersby Falls

Long jetty

Bouddi National Park

Catherine Hill Bay

Mrs Macquaries Chair



Start & Finish Times


Starting point – Hickson Rd Reserve meeting at 5.45am for a 6.10am sunrise.

Finishing point – Mrs Macquaries Chair for a 5.45pm sunset.


This is what you will learn


Control the basic exposure settings (aperture, ISO, shutter speed)

Calculate exposure times correctly using neutral density filters

Correct the correct neutral density filter for any given scene

Use graduated filters to balance overall image exposure

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

Capture sharp images during varying lighting conditions

Understand camera settings such as white balance, exposure bracketing, manual focusing and other camera settings

Learn how to read and correctly expose images via the histogram

General safety when shooting in groups / public spaces

Planning for a shooting session

Location planning – tides / weather

Using apps for location planning





DSLR / Mirrorless camera

Lenses (recommend a wide angle and a telephoto)


Remote / cable camera shutter

Footwear suitable for beaches / rocks and general walking

Waterproof / Windproof Jacket

Warm clothing