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Astro-photography is as much about technical settings as it is timing and beautiful locations and on this workshop we have it all. Our overnight workshop is held in Cohuna in northern Victoria where there is very little light pollution as well as affording us exclusive-access locations with tractors, old dilapidated trucks and other farm equipment to enhance our photos. The workshop is broken into three phases:
1. Location scouting & theory
2. Photographing the stars & light painting
3. Image processing workshop on Sunday morning

Whilst there is a lot of technical concepts in this workshop we have filled it with stories and relatable analogies to break down big challenges into bite-sized pieces to help you truly understand what is happening in front of your lens. With a small group of just 8 people and 2 instructors, there is plenty of one-on-one time to help cater to your personal experience level.

As a bonus to this workshop, we will be using a range of light painting equipment including Dennis Smith’s (Ball of Light) professional grade light painting kit!

Our itinerary:
(Shooting times may vary depending on date booked. Final details will be emailed out 1 week prior to workshop)
Day 1 02:00pm – Meet in Cohuna (location TBA)
Day 1 02:30pm – Daytime scouting of night locaitons (we have exclusive access to some amazing places!)
Day 1 05:30pm – Dinner in Cohuna with theory briefing (meals and drinks not included)
Day 1 ~08:00pm – Astro photography workshop in the field (3 locations)
Day 1 ~12:00am – Conclude Shooting

Day 2 09:00am – Breakfast & debrief (meals and drinks not included)
Day 2 10:00am – Lightroom Astro Editing Workshop
Day 2 01:00pm – Workshop concludes

Over 1500 students have completed my group and one-on-one workshops, hear what they had to say – Reviews.

“This was my first time on a workshop with Matt and I was blown away, his teaching methods and analogies on the technical parts is incredibly easy to follow and remember. “Mark S

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Understand the settings

Step by step guidance through your manual settings AND master the 'why' behind each!

Simplified approach

Not comfortable with settings? Don't sweat it! My simple analogies will have you there in no time!

2 days covering the shooting & editing!

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From start to finish

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Workshop Location

This workshop is held near Cohuna in northern Victoria for it’s wonderfully clear skies! Accommodation & meals are not included in the workshop.


Your Astro photography workshop has a limit of just 8 people giving you plenty of one-on-one instruction from Matt Krumins as well as astro specialist Shayne Mostyn. The workshop itinerary is below and in addition, at the conclusion of your workshop you will be invited to an exclusive online support group where you can continue to grow your photography alongside other workshop participants!

Sat 02:00pm – Meet in Cohuna (location TBA)
Sat 02:30pm – Daytime scouting of night locaitons (we have exclusive access to some amazing places!)
Sat 05:30pm – Dinner in Cohuna with theory briefing (meals and drinks not included)
Sat 08:00pm – Astro photography workshop in the field (3 locations)
Sat 12:00am – Conclude Shooting

Sun 09:00am – Breakfast & debrief (meals and drinks not included)
Sun 10:00am – Lightroom Astro Editing Workshop
Sun 01:00pm – Workshop concludes

NOT INCLUDED: Accommodation, transport around locations, meals, drinks

As the weekend approaches, we will be watching the weather and making a judgment call as to whether we proceed. Cohuna typically receives very little rainfall year-round. Should we need to postpone the workshop you will be given the option of rescheduling or receiving a full refund.
In photography we never stop learning, so whether you are an enthusiast photographer or a complete beginner, the small course size will give you plenty of one-on-one attention to ensure new ideas and concepts can be tailored to your experience level.
This is a specialised photography workshop and therefore there is some pre-requisite equipment needed. If you do not have any of the below items please email me on info@mattkruminsphotography and I will endeavor to source a loan for you.

1. Camera with interchangeable lenses & manual settings
2. Sturdy tripod
3. Wide angle lens (not necessary however very useful)
4. Remote shutter release (not necessary however very useful)
5. Laptop with Lightroom (other software will be appropriate as well however please check)
6. Warm clothing as the clear nights can be very cold
7. Accomodation in Cohuna is not included


Astro & Light Painting Workshop


Please see itinerary and details on the workshop page. I will be in contact with within a week of your booking to chat about further details and a finalised itinerary with set timing will be emailed out one week prior to the workshop. Please do not hesitate to call me on 0402 812 805 if you have any questions.


Cancellations within 14 day of workshop are non-refundable



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Bill Linehan
Bill Linehan
I recently did the travel / street photography workshop and last night did the nighttime workshop. Both were extremely useful and I'm learning new things about my camera all the time. Small groups, out and about on the streets and its good fun.
Morgan Leigh
Morgan Leigh
I attended the travel and street art photography 3 hour course in Melbourne CBD. Matt was very personable, full of knowledge and wonderful at communicating his wisdom. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and definitely learned new tools and tricks to improve my photography skills. Would definitely recommend Matt’s workshops 🙂
George Morstyn
George Morstyn
It was great! Moved from automatic to P mode and learned to adjust light, color macro photography and composition by using the lens. Photographed lions in monochrome a 2 year old baboon. The framing made a big difference. Also discovered the Nikon p900 could not take raw files and felt cheated by the store that sold it to me.
Kim Wright
Kim Wright
I enjoyed my day with Matt and the zoo workshop group. As a novice I found Matt's teaching style to be relaxed, clear and he was easily accessible. I would recommend Matt's workshops and I will definitely enrol for more.
Gwyneth Day
Gwyneth Day
LJ Honey
LJ Honey
Did my first photography workshop ever on Sunday morning at Melbourne Zoo with Matt, and had a amazing time. He is a wonderful and patient teacher, concepts taught are easy to understand, remember and put into practice. No pressure, lots of one on one help when needed and lots of fun. If you are thinking of doing a workshop don't hesitate in joining Matt on one of his, as I know I will be in the future.
Alastair Jesse
Alastair Jesse
Choosing a photography workshop is exciting and nerveracking. Nobody wants to look foolish and we want that shot. Mark is professional and easy going and provides the knowledge you need to know. I chose both the night photography and street photography workshops. Both showed how to simplify the photography process. While manual mode seemed like the most professional, I have captured my best night photography shots following Matt's valuable advice. One I will continue to follow and practise. There were many new tips and processes to but they were never hard to understand. Forget reading books or watching YouTube and just spend some hours with Matt. You won't regret it and will have an entertaing time learning new techniques. Was a very enjoyable experience.
Katie Hunt
Katie Hunt
I really enjoyed saturday, thank you so much, can't wait for the next one !
Lucienne Murphy
Lucienne Murphy
Had a really enjoyable photography workshop at the zoo. Matt’s friendly, approachable and knowledgeable. Look forward to doing another workshop soon!
Xia Yu
Xia Yu
Matt has a different apporach in teaching photography,he explain basic concept very detailed and down to bite size. Sometimes,it takes times to relazied my photography is not good enough. Although my original thoughts about street photography are completely different.Matt has opened another door for me. Great three hours,but fruitful.
Lesley J. Groenewald
Lesley J. Groenewald
Really enjoyed the Travel and Street Workshop with Matt. Matt gave thorough instructions without the technical jargon, in a way we could all understand and apply to our photos. I learned so much in 3 hours. Will be applying the tips learned from now on. Highly recommend Matt's workshops and will be attending more! Thanks Matt.
Mick Giddins
Mick Giddins
Every Friday should be this much fun! Noojee was just as beautiful as I remember from my childhood family trips. A great small group which allowed for individual tuition. Thanks Matt for all your creative and technical help...definitely sighing up for another workshop.
Allison Fasken
Allison Fasken
I did Matt's Lightroom workshop and found it very informative. Matt is patient, explains everything in easy language. No question asked was too silly, and he patiently worked around the room to assist us all. As a complete beginner to Lightroom, I had never used it until the workshop, I had only installed it 2 days earlier. With Matt's teaching style and handouts I feel confident to give it a go at home now! Thanks Matt, I am looking forward to more workshops!
Pierina Di Stella
Pierina Di Stella
I attended Matt's Lightroom workshop last night and can't praise him enough - it is actually now starting to make sense!! Thanks Matt for not over complicating a very complicated package.
Megan Jessica
Megan Jessica
Matt was a fantastic teacher. I really didn't know much about photography before the course but I walked away feeling way more confident. He used simple to understand analogies which I tend to learn well from. Would highly recommend taking one of his course that suit your level of skill or interest.
Mark Schenk
Mark Schenk
In my professional life my objective is to learn from the absolute best people. I spent three hours with Matt recently preparing for an upcoming dive trip - Matt has the great talent of taking complex topics and explaining them in practical and memorable ways. The processes he has developed to simplify the shooting process are excellent. I walked away extremely happy at having been helped by a master - someone who is the master of their craft but has also mastered the art of teaching it. I'll be taking more workshops with Matt. Thanks.
Dimi Deane
Dimi Deane
Carrie Swenser
Carrie Swenser
I completed the Lightroom Image processing course with Matt last night and Matt's style of teaching is pitched at all levels of understanding. I can't wait to see how my new skills will transform my photos! Highly recommend attending one of Matt's workshops!
Giannina De Bono
Giannina De Bono
I had a one hour photo workshop with Matt. Matt explained my camera functions in a really easy way, which has now given me the confidence to go out and take great photos. I totally recommend this workshop. Thanks Matt �
Mark Spencer
Mark Spencer
This was my first time on a workshop with Matt and I was blown away, his teaching methods and analogies on the technical parts is incredibly easy to follow and remember. This was with no doubt the best workshop I have ever been on, it is not even comparable to any other workshops I have done with other photographers. Matt makes you feel so much at ease and creates fun. Even in the group environment, we still had one on one assistance and never felt rushed as I have experienced with other photographer's workshops. If you are trying to decide on which photographer to do a course with, look no further than a workshop with Matt Krumins. Truly the best!! I have given this review 5 stars, however it should be showing all of the stars in the Milky Way it is that good!!!
Siham Plop
Siham Plop
I did the Melbourne Zoo workshop and it was really good. Matt is really passionate and provide individual attention to all the participants. I really enjoyed this class and highly recommend it! I learned a lot about composition and a different way of taking pictures. It's a really fun way to learn and practice photography.
Cristian Biotto
Cristian Biotto
Enjoyed the afternoon around Melbourne with Matt. Learned a lot of different techniques and simple tricks to make an average photo a great one. Matt follows each of the participants with enthusiasm and give focused advice. It was also incredible to notice details in the streets which are usually lost in a day-to-day commute. Highly suggested experience!
Peter Lilley
Peter Lilley
I had excellent afternoon working through the options I had long ignored on my camera. All those buttons and knobs do have a purpose, who would have known ? Melbourne's inclement weather tried to cruel the day with persistent, and at times torrential rain, but it instead threw up some interesting and unique photo opportunities. Thanks Matt for a very informative session, many great tips this novice can now easily apply!
Sally Bell
Sally Bell
Did Matt's seascapes workshop followed by the lightroom course. Both were well structured and practical and I felt I had acquired new skills by the end. Matt was friendly and approachable and didn't laugh at any of our dumb questions! He even stopped on the way back from the workshop and bought rice to put my camera in after it got a little wet!
Russell Bell
Russell Bell
I attended Matt's beginners Lightroom class last night and found it extremely helpful. I came out with some new skills as well as confirmed what i had learnt before hand. I started taking photos a few months back while off with my second back operation. The small class size was great for getting a little extra help as well making it nice environment to learn. I plan on getting involved with the location photography workshops when the timing is right. Matt made the steps simple and post processing an easier task.