Phillip Island Photography Weekend May20th – 23rd 2011

Last weekend the Victorian Association of Photographic Societies (VAPS) annual convention was held at Cowes on Phillip Island. A wonderful opportunity to mix with like-minded people and enjoy a weekend filled with photographic workshops lectures and social time with members from the various clubs in Victoria. I had been asked to hold two workshops on the Sunday and Monday mornings and it proved to be a great event as the weather favoured those that got out of bed early to enjoy the first light of day.

I have visited Phillip Island on a number of occasions, but have never seen such lovely Light perfect for photography as this weekend. The above images were taken at the following spots…. Cape Woolamai, The Nobbies, Churchill Island and Cowes Cemetery.

Weekend Workshop with the Benalla Camera Club

I was invited up to Benalla again to spend time with this lovely group of people. Friday night saw me judging their open and landscape sections of the monthly competition. Some really good work was submitted and many of the participants received merits for their work….and justly so.
Saturday I conducted an indoor workshop on advanced photographic composition and landscape HDR with the afternoon and dusk dedicated to putting into practise what everyone had been shown.

Sunday morning we spend around the Benalla lake before enjoying a great breakfast at one of the cafe’s in town. Waiting for the dusk out at the shoreline of Lake Nillahcootie and then getting the dazzling evening light was the highlight of our afternoon shoot. the weekend was a great success and I am always delighted to spend time with everyone in this photographic group.