WATERFALL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP


Full day session, max 3ppl

My waterfalls photography workshop departs Melbourne and takes us out to Toorongo Falls (around 1.5 hours east of Melbourne) in a rainforest environment filled with ferns, gum trees, meandering streams and of course beautiful cascading waterfalls. It’s the perfect place to learn long exposure photography and the techniques to create flawless compositions whist getting out into the fresh mountain air, decluttering your mind and letting your creativity run wild.

On my waterfalls photography workshop there are Lee filter kits supplied for your use as well as step-by-step quick-guides for your take home. Long exposure in complex environments like rainforest waterfalls can be challenging but should always be fun first, so rather than diving into technical jargon my workshops use stories and relatable analogies to break down big challenges into bite-sized pieces. My approach is to help you to understand and remember the ‘why’ behind the concepts so that you are able to problem solve independently in the future.

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

“Not sure who said it but this perfectly encapsulates Matt Krumins and his instruction. The mediocre teacher TELLS. The good teacher EXPLAINS. The superior teacher DEMONSTRATES. The great teacher INSPIRES.” Matt ticks all the boxes and then some!”Andy M

Neutral Density Filters

Learn to use ND filters to create smooth, silky water trails! Lee filters supplied!

Filters are supplied

I will have a whole range of filters for you to experiment with!

Tackle Manual Settings

Get familiar with your manual settings, giving you full control over your scene!

Simplified approach

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

Refining Compositions

Learn to build your compositions even in complex environments!

See things differently

My easy-to-learn structure will have you seeing from a whole new perspective!


Transport & Timing


Pick up is from Southern Cross Station at 7:30am returning appox 4:30-5pm. Self drive is welcome or alternate pick-up points can be arranged prior to workshop, please contact me to discuss. BBQ lunch is provided on-site.

FAQs

Workshop
The Waterfalls photography workshop includes a whole day of personalised instruction in a small group of just 3 participants as well as plenty of post-course support via phone, email or my dedicated support group on Facebook. During your workshop you will have access to a range of ND, Graduated ND and Polarising filters used by the professionals to give you hands-on experience with the tools that help bring photography to life.

Logistics
Transport in the Matt Krumins Photography Truck is included picking up from and dropping off at Southern Cross Station or a pre-arranged location along the Monash Fwy. Pickup is at 7:30am with drop-off between 4pm and 5pm. Self drive is available however our drive time acts as the perfect opportunity for some Q&A as well as explanation of key topics for the day.

A BBQ lunch is provided however if you have any dietary requirements or allergies I recommend bringing a pack lunch (ice box available).

I always recommend bringing a waterproof jacket as waterfalls and the locations they flow are generally damp and wet locations. If we have minor drizzle or patchy showers we will be out there making the most of it as these conditions often add to the mood of our scenes. If we do have significant forecast rain you will be invited to book onto a different workshop date that suits your schedule. A judgement call will be made 5 days out from the workshop and a further assessment the day before.

Whilst this workshop does delve into more complex manual settings and filters, all of my workshops are designed to be small enough to cater to personal needs so you won’t be left behind, we may simply adapt the content to your personal needs.

Personal: The Toorongo falls are connected by around 2km of unsealed walking path and at sections these paths can be steep so a reasonable level of fitness is recommended. Sturdy walking shoes (may get a little wet), a warm rain jacket and any other waterproof clothing items are recommended as the rainforest in the area can be damp. A simple BBQ lunch will be provided however if you have any food allergies or preferences it is highly recommended that you bring an appropriate lunch.

Camera gear: As we will be experimenting with different filters and settings it’s important to have a camera that has access to manual settings as well as a threaded lens. All interchangeable cameras have threaded lenses and manual settings but if you are unsure, please contact me to ask on 0402812805. A tripod will also be required however if you do not have one I can arrange a loan tripod for the day free of charge.

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Full Day Waterfall Photography Workshop

$349.00

Please note: Cancellations 7 or more days prior to the workshop will be offered store credit however cancellations less than 7 days from the workshop are non-refundable.

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Siddharth Kothari
Siddharth Kothari
2017-12-13T22:39:54+0000
Thanks Matt's for the Night photography class - it was excellent. I learnt a great deal and found how certain camera tricks can spruce up a dull image. The class was enjoyable with a small group size. Matt has a neat way of explaining things and is always ready to help. Highly recommend.
Peter Familari
Peter Familari
2017-12-10T06:49:18+0000
The mind is not an empty vessel to be filled, according to the great Roman historian Tacitus. He thought it was more like a fire waiting to be kindled. Precisely the approach a natural teacher the calibre of photographer Matt Krumins takes with his students. After three hours of tuition with Matt and in the convivial company of five other students we toured the environs of the Melbourne zoo and came away wanting more. Matt's conversational style tuition ensures you don't get hung up on your camera or photographic theory. Most of us delay taking a camera course because we are daunted by our camera's abundant settings. Matt imparts all the basic building blocks camera newbies require. More than enough to get you started on your photographic journey. But not just any building blocks. These are well chosen for their simplicity but with an eye to the future. They are the fundamentals you'll need to imbibe others more advanced. So they're essential. As for theory, Matt believes a little is great to get you going, but practise is better. So we went from enclosure to enclosure effortlessly taking in what is required for a "good" photograph and snapped away. Confident now with basic camera program settings, we listened for his experienced tips for the best shot outcomes. "Animals are creatures of habit and highly territorial,'' Matt advised at the tiger enclosure. Good nature photographers know this and work out the stomping ground of their animal and try to predict where they'll appear. So they'll already have their composition worked out before the animal arrives.'' At the Leema enclosure we were asked to observe this creature's grotesque hands. Cute animal but the hands stand out by their lack of empathetic cuteness. The Butterflys were as beautiful as they were fragile. Who would have thought that capturing their eyes would make for a great photograph. And as for the Elephants... "How many pictures of elephants show their size and gait?" Matt asked. And how many hone in an elephant's eye lashes? And this kind of close shot, generally gives you the animal's skin texture as well. Much more interesting photograph..." So it went for the three hours as the "doing" prevailed over theory. By the end of the session this friendly group was inspired to start getting creative with their cameras and to take their imagination off the leash. So glad I decided not to put off a basic camera course because I felt daunted by my camera's high tech settings. Even happier I took the punt to enrol in one of Matt's courses. I look forward to the next one.
Idan Malka
Idan Malka
2017-12-05T10:21:37+0000
I can simply say that the one on one class was packed with information and everything was just to the point without wasting any time. Any quastion I raised got answered which was great! Down to earth guy with some excellent experience and fun to learn from .now back to some more cool classes 😀
Indrani Pathirage
Indrani Pathirage
2017-12-01T03:11:36+0000
My first photography work shop in the Melbourne Zoo. and first work shop with Matt Krumins. Great experience One to one learning .No rush , no pressure. Friendly. Good teaching method. Small group setting and easy to learn. Recommend for any beginner
Melanie Couyant
Melanie Couyant
2017-11-25T06:41:55+0000
Thanks Matt for a comprehensive and relaxed class at the Zoo. A great beginning for me. I love your passion and enthusiasm and the unexpected lesson about discipline, to set up and prepare for that photo!
Kate Glo
Kate Glo
2017-11-25T01:20:01+0000
I have now attended a private workshop and the Melbourne Zoo workshop and both were fantastic. The private workshop was very comprehensive and full of information, but I felt like I learnt even more going to the Zoo because I was practicing what I was learning. I am now registered to attend the Lightroom Course to hopefully bring out the best in my photos. Matt is great teacher and I would highly recommend his classes, no matter what level you're at.
Tom Carino
Tom Carino
2017-11-24T23:40:43+0000
Matt's Melbourne by Night Workshop was incredible! I learnt how to get the most out of my camera at night and the step by step instructions how to set it up correctly really made a difference in my pictures. If you love Melbourne by night and learning how to capture its beauty then this workshop is highly recommended!
Tracey McGinley
Tracey McGinley
2017-11-24T06:43:05+0000
I attended my first ever workshop with Matt today and WOW just WOW. He made sure everything was easy to understand and related everything back to a simple easy remembered topic (fencing palings anyone). The small group atmosphere was awesome. Matt ensured all of us was given one on one time and again he didnt rush or push. He has a wonderful sense of humour and just a down right easy going bloke. I will definately be doing more of Matts workshops. (PS was the best brithday present, thanks kids 🙂 )
Bill Linehan
Bill Linehan
2017-11-22T22:30:55+0000
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
2017-11-22T11:05:32+0000
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
2017-11-22T05:01:01+0000
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
2017-11-16T07:26:33+0000
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
2017-11-15T06:46:07+0000
LJ Honey
LJ Honey
2017-11-13T08:21:41+0000
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
2017-11-13T08:04:40+0000
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
2017-11-13T01:54:55+0000
I really enjoyed saturday, thank you so much, can't wait for the next one !
Lucienne Murphy
Lucienne Murphy
2017-11-12T20:16:21+0000
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
2017-11-12T08:26:35+0000
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
2017-11-11T22:03:51+0000
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
2017-11-10T23:31:26+0000
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
2017-11-09T20:48:12+0000
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! I have also now completed Matt's Zoo workshop and Travel and Street Photography workshop in the last couple of weeks. Again Matt has a great way of breaking down the technical aspects into easy to understand concepts. Coupled with lots of time to put it all into practice, both workshops have been highly informative and I have come away with lots more knowledge, and keen to keep practising what I have learnt! He is patient and assists everyone on an individual level. I can't wait for the Macros workshop in the New Year! Thanks Matt.
Pierina Di Stella
Pierina Di Stella
2017-11-08T22:45:49+0000
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
2017-11-08T22:27:17+0000
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
2017-10-14T00:27:09+0000
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
2017-10-11T06:50:17+0000