Daintree 2019 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 2019 is scheduled to be held on the 19th to the 26th of August 2019.
What you'll learn at Daintree 2019
A thorough analysis of your current workflow
Refining of your workflow, from capture to print
What your photography can be
Drawing inspiration from the history of photography, painting, sculpture, music, literature and philosophy
Forming a deeper understanding of how pictures capture ‘hearts and minds’
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’.
The venue is the James Cook University’s world class Daintree Rainforest Observatory(DRO) education and research centre at Cape Tribulation in far North Queensland. It is adjacent to Australia’s World Heritage listed wet tropics lowland rainforests which are home to a substantial proportion of Australia’s biodiversity. This is also one of the few areas in the world where the ‘reef meets the rainforest’ and the only place where two World Heritage Areas sit side by side.
The modern teaching and conference facilities are designed with student-centred learning and inquiry-focused practice in mind.
The open design and flexible spaces create many vistas where one can look up to rainforest-clad mountains or down over sweeping views to the Coral Sea.
With brand new accommodation and catering infrastructure, well-equipped laboratories and a tower crane providing canopy access to nearly 1 hectare of rainforest, the DRO provides an unforgettable hands-on experience in a unique and inspirational environment.
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.
Tony Hewitt is an internationally recognised, multiple award-winning landscape photographer based in Perth.
He has explored the genres of Fine Art Photography, Landscape, Portrait and Commercial, and has been exhibited both locally and internationally.
Tony is a ‘Grand Master of Photography’ and Honorary Fellow of the AIPP, and a Fellow of the NZIPP.