Daintree 2018 is a contemporary photography workshop geared to help you progress beyond merely beautiful images and prints, beyond the mastery of camera craft and production skills, workflows, clients, and competitions to develop and infuse your work with more meaning, significance and purpose.
Here's a photography workshop in Queensland, that takes you away from the hurly-burly distractions of everyday life, to an unbelievably beautiful and inspiring location. A location complete with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities.
Here's where it gets better. You will get the valuable opportunity to learn from experienced teachers and mentors who not only work ‘at that next level’, but also possess the empathy, compassion, understanding and intellectual frameworks needed to facilitate your journey ‘to the other side’.
Daintree 2018 is scheduled to be held on the 8th to the 15th of August 2018.
What you'll learn at Daintree 2018
A thorough analysis of your current workflow, from capture to print
What your photography can be
History of photography, painting, sculpture, music, literature and philosophy
How do pictures capture ‘hearts and minds’
‘Secrets and mysteries’ of the art, beyond our immediate understanding
Learning from other artists and their production methods, artist statements, finished works of art,
And much more.
Photography workshop structure
You will photograph in pristine environments, process and edit your files with fully colour managed professional workflows, and make prints of the highest quality with the most beautiful papers and profiles available. Our chefs and support staff will take care of everything else, so all you have to work on is refining and extending your photography, and thereby change not only your relationship to your ‘hardware and software’, but even more significantly, take your pictures and yourself to that ‘next level and beyond’.
Highlights of the workshop include formal presentations, small group tutorials, extensive one to one consultations and opportunities to practice and consolidate what you learn in a supportive and supervised environment.
This is an ambitious workshop that I couldn’t imagine presenting without my 30 years’ experience of doing this day in and day out for generations of undergraduate and postgraduate fine art and media arts students. I also couldn’t imagine doing this without over a decade’s experience running our annual Orpheus Island residential workshop. And I also couldn’t imagine d0ing this without the incredible talent and support of my co-presenters, tutors, organisers, sponsors and friends who have encouraged me to dedicate a workshop to ‘going to the next level and beyond’.
AIPP/ACMP/NZIPP/LPN Members $3620
Non-Members A$3980 (SGD4020)
*Includes shared accommodation and all meals at the DRO, all photographic materials, plus coach transport to and from Cairns. The only additional costs are travel to Cairns and possible overnight accommodation in Cairns depending on your flight times and /or other travel arrangements. There is also a small fee if you wish to use the DRO crane to access the rainforest canopy with sweeping views over Cape Tribulation and Mount Sorrow.
Les Walkling is an artist, educator and consultant.
With too many accolades to list, Les is the former Program Director of Media Arts at RMIT University, and Senior Research Fellow and Australian Research Council Discovery Project grant recipient in the School of Art.
His work is held in public collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of NSW and the National Gallery of Victoria.
Les is a leading provider of photographic education, and digitization consultant to Australia’s cultural institutions.
Jackie Ranken is an internationally acclaimed Fine Art Photographer from Queenstown, New Zealand.
Having won several international accolades, she is the only photographer to have won both the Australian and New Zealand Professional Photographer of the Year and Landscape Photographer of the Year awards.
She defines her ‘Art’ as classic black-and-white landscape photography and continues to combine her art practice with fine art printing.
Jackie is a ‘Grand Master of Photography’ of both, the AIPP and NZIPP.
Mike Langford is a multi-award-winning travel and landscape photographer based in Queenstown, New Zealand.
He is a past President of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography as well as past chair of the Honours Committee. Mike's experience extends to 30 years of lectures and workshops to professional photographers both nationally and internationally and 24 years as a national and international awards Judge.
Mike is a Grand Master and a Fellow of the AIPP, and a Grand Master and Honorary Fellow of the NZIPP.