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.

Hear what other people are saying about my teaching style and workshops:70+ reasons to book


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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Carly Howe
Carly Howe
2017-08-20T09:38:25+0000
I did the Melbourne Zoo workshop, and Matt I had learned so much thank-you. Even my partner was walking around with us had learnt a few things as well, would definitely do another workshop thank you
Ben Tyson
Ben Tyson
2017-08-20T07:15:09+0000
We had the travel workshop with Matt yesterday and it was brilliant. He knows what he's taking about and explains things in terms it's easy to understand. His method of teaching is engaging and passionate and we learnt great tips and techniques. Highly recommend and will be joining another of his courses in future! Thanks again Matt
Joanne O'Neill
Joanne O'Neill
2017-08-20T01:16:54+0000
I attended yesterdays street photography workshop - this is the 4th workshop of Matt's I have attended. Matt has great skill in simplifying information for beginners. I have a long list of workshops I want to attend - thanks Matt for keeping me on track in my photographic journey.
Simone Camilleri
Simone Camilleri
2017-08-19T03:22:10+0000
Went on the Melbourne Zoo photogrpahy workshop today and loved it. Not only did i meet some amazing people but Matt simplified photography and made it so much easier to understand. So happy with thr workshop and will be booking many more in the future. Thank you so much
Michelle Coyle
Michelle Coyle
2017-08-15T02:57:30+0000
I took Matt's Lightroom Class last night. The class ran for 3 hours and i learnt so much. Matt is incredibly patient, which is so important when you're just a beginner. Having said that several people in the class had done previous classes with Matt and were there to learn more or just to refresh skills learnt prior. I can't wait to start practising and sharing some of my images for feedback, which was encouraged on the night. Great to enjoy an evening with other peeps with the "Shutter Bug" Thanks Matt, I will look forward to more workshops with you.
Justin Wallis
Justin Wallis
2017-08-11T05:26:58+0000
I bought the Melbourne Zoo class as a birthday present for my partner, she said it was the best gift she ever received! Matt was so knowledgeable and patient with us all, and the small group was enthusiastic and motivated to learn and improve their photos. The location was obviously perfect, as it offered numerous subjects to hone our skills on, plus who doesn't want to see 3 teenage lions fooling around! Thanks very much Matt for the superb lesson. Cheers, Justin and Michelle
Emma Whitehead
Emma Whitehead
2017-08-09T10:46:59+0000
OK, I have to be honest I didn't know how to use my camera, ok so I knew how to turn it on... but that was probably it. From the get go Matt made it super easy and used lingo that I understood, and best of all he made it Fun! Learning is fun, and learning something new is always hard at the beginning. Photography takes time to master and I look forward to learning more tricks of the trade in future MK workshops. Thank you for helping me to capture photos to tell my story.
Meg Pyke
Meg Pyke
2017-08-09T09:38:13+0000
Matt has excellent knowledge and shared it with passion and enthusiasm. He has some great analogies which helped explain some of the complicated processes. We managed to take some awesome shots and I'm looking forward to building my confidence with my photography. Thanks Matt
Nick Martin
Nick Martin
2017-08-08T22:41:59+0000
I recently attended Matt's "Melbourne by Night" workshop. It was a great small group workshop and Matt took the time to get to know each of our skill levels and catered the workshop accordingly. We learned and practiced different techniques within close proximity to Flinders Street Station. Matt was patient, friendly and able to explain the concepts and techniques in a way that was easy to understand and apply. He has also established a set of resources so you can continue to develop your skills after the course is complete. Matt has reinvigorated my interest in taking great photos and I will definitely be back for more. Thanks Matt!
Helen Marriott
Helen Marriott
2017-08-07T01:09:40+0000
I have taken Matt's zoo as well as the travel and street photography workshop and thoroughly enjoyed both. The latter course was yesterday so I will focus on that one here. Being limited to just six participants means that Matt can provide individual attention to each member and challenge us according to our level. With an emphasis on composition throughout the three hours yesterday, he provided us with lots of different pieces of advice for getting interesting compositions as well as a variety of settings for the practice of these. Although he suggests in advance that we take a notebook and pen to his workshops, I never have time to use mine but do make sure to write up some notes upon return home. I liked the small cards he handed out yesterday summarizing main guidelines to capture blurry backgrounds and capture motion, which were main emphases of yesterday's workshop. I am very impressed with his highly professional organization and the variety of support he offers to his students, including a closed supportive Facebook page for past participants. Yesterday he even explained how he can also offer quick individual advice via text if we get stuck in the field in the future. I definitely plan to take more of Matt's courses in the future.
Adrian Robert
Adrian Robert
2017-08-06T10:40:57+0000
I signed up for Street & Travel Photography workshop in Melbourne, and have to say it was one of the most engaging workshops I've done. With only small group (6 people) there was plenty of 1:1 mixed with group sessions. Matt is very light hearted and you can see his genuine desire to help improve your photography, no matter your experience level. I mainly took the workshop to learn how to tell stories through images, improve my composition and pick up some new tricks along the way. I can't wait to do another workshop and test my skills further with Matt. Thanks again.
Sammi Bul
Sammi Bul
2017-08-06T10:31:14+0000
My husband and I attended the zoo workshop this morning. Loved every minute. Got some great tips and tricks. Well paced. Good amount of content. Matt is very helpful, patient and a genuinely nice bloke.
Gerda Vellinga
Gerda Vellinga
2017-08-06T09:12:40+0000
Matt's simple, no nonsense approach was a breath of fresh air. This 3 hour workshop won't turn you into a professional photographer but it will certainly turn you into a photographer who dares to try out various options to get a better result and with a "new" way of seeing what you want to shoot. Thanks Matt.
Michelle Brasington
Michelle Brasington
2017-08-06T03:14:23+0000
Josh Webb-Collins
Josh Webb-Collins
2017-08-04T01:45:02+0000
Natalie Caulfield Watkins
Natalie Caulfield Watkins
2017-08-02T11:00:04+0000
If your looking for a great photographer to teach you about editing and learning Lightroom I highly recommend Matt! He was awesome and I felt I learnt a lot and I can't wait to put it all into practice!!! Thanks heaps!!!
Patti Green
Patti Green
2017-07-29T08:08:26+0000
Professional, informative, instructive, fun. Ideas that can be incorporated into my work immediately.
Fiona Gains
Fiona Gains
2017-07-28T06:04:57+0000
Fantastic workshop , learnt so much, Matt is very generous with his expertise, thoroughly enjoyed every minute.
Maria Woolley
Maria Woolley
2017-07-25T11:45:22+0000
Completed the Advanced Underwater photography course with Matt and can thoroughly recommend It. The whole learning experience was enjoyable and Matt has a way of making all aspects of photography easy to understand. Particularly helpful having his experience underwater, showing how to put the theory into practice. Will enjoy putting my new skills to the test!
Jason Bunce
Jason Bunce
2017-07-24T23:54:16+0000
Great under water workshop with Matt and Feet First Diving in Port Stephens this weekend. Matt was very well prepared and his lessons whilst being informal and easy to understand were very powerful. The practical sessions were fun and surprisingly interactive given the environment and I have plenty of food for thought as I progress with my uw photography. As usual the crew at Feet First Diving were very welcoming and helped make the weekend fun
Carol Raises McConchie
Carol Raises McConchie
2017-07-24T04:24:24+0000
I recently did the Astrophotography / Light Painting workshop in Cohuna with Matt and Shayne and it was absolutely amazing. I learned so much on this weekend and highly recommend it.
Stuart Hooper
Stuart Hooper
2017-07-23T09:27:14+0000
I did the 3 day advanced under water course hosted at feet feet first diving. The course was brilliant. It covered everything I needed to learn in order to move forward with my photography. The subjects were broken down into segments, that were easy to digest, and the explanations were in both plain English, and technical speak. So much better to be able to relate the two, rather than just getting the easy version. It's incredible that so much information was transferred, and that I've been able to retain it. That speaks volumes on matt's ability to teach! The dives were great, even though visibility was poor. Matt was on hand, and ready to change settings and explain them after. All in all, it was a fantastic course that I would strongly recommend to anyone who wants to improve their underwater photography skills.
Gary Eastwood
Gary Eastwood
2017-07-18T01:04:38+0000
I did the one day seascape course with Matt around a week or so ago. I'd been taking photos for around 6 months prior to the course and mainly do seascapes and I'm self taught. Main reasons I did the course was to one gain a bit more confidence in what I was doing, sort some exposure issues out when in high contrast light and to better understand composing a good image. All these needs were ticked off as well as understanding my camera better. Also got a few tips in Lightroom editing, as well as uploading in the correct resolution and format to social media. Now it's up to me to build on what I've learnt. The small number in this group allows for good one on one time during the day. I think this is a great course for anyone to do
Suzy Baldwin
Suzy Baldwin
2017-07-11T07:07:35+0000
I did a private Lightroom workshop with Matt and it was one of the best decisions I've made for a long time. Matt knows his stuff inside out so was able to tailor our workshop to the things I particularly wanted to learn. He is easy to get on with, gives clear, uncomplicated instruction, is generous with his knowledge, and extremely helpful. As well as illuminating Lightroom, he also taught me things about my Olympus OMD-EM1 that I didn't know, despite having taken four days of expensive classes on it — a real bonus. He gives you lots of notes so you have references to hang onto, and invites you to call with any subsequent problem (does he realise what he's letting himself in for?) So I'd recommend that you stop faffing about, driving yourself crazy and cursing the technology, and give Matt a call.
Bobbie Ross
Bobbie Ross
2017-07-10T00:41:42+0000
what an amazing afternoon we had with Matt doing the street photography. whilst we are not beginners at photography, we came away with another layer of knowledge and insight of how to get 'the shot'. a great way of explaining the settings on your camera, and a very creative approach to getting the photo we all aspire to. wonderful Matt, we look forward to doing more with you. it is all hands on, and so much fun ! thanks so much Matt.