5 DAYS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Mastering photography doesn’t happen overnight, it takes practice, dedication and fun to keep the spark alive and to progress. The Bright Photography Bootcamp isn’t just a a photo-taking tour, it’s an opportunity to immerse yourself in a wide range of different styles of photography for 5 days with a small group of like-minded people with a bunch of laughs. Over 5 days we hone in on the settings and techniques for landscape, astro, sunrise, sunset and macro as well as refining your image processing skills to transform photos into artwork.
To get you up to speed and ensure no-one is left behind we kick start our bootcamp with a theory session covering the basics, all the way through to manual settings, histograms and composition. I pride myself on making learning easy and relatable and this is the perfect opportunity to join me in one of Victoria’s most picturesque locations for a trip to change your photography forever.
With our group limited to just 6 people this is your chance to get the one-on-one help you need to take your photos to the next level and have a good laugh with great people whilst you are at it.
CLEAR YOUR SCHEDULE
5 uninterrupted days to wrap your head around your photography without the distractions and rush of non-photographers.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
We cover a whole range of genres and jam pack our week with all types of photography and image processing.
Bright is one of the most diverse and beautiful settings for photographers. Mountains, waterfalls, wildlife and a brewery!
Small groups = More Personalisation.
ALL BRANDS ALL MODELS
Do you want a personalised approach specific to your camera? You’ve found it. With years of experience and thousands of workshop participants you’d be hard pressed to find a camera brand or model that I don’t know my way around.
Meet at 12:30pm on Monday and finishing at 12:30pm on Friday.
You’ll need a camera… yep. This course is perfect for almost any type/size/brand/model of camera however you’ll get the most out of this bootcamp if you have access to manual settings and have interchangeable lenses.
This bootcamp covers a whole range of genres so it’s a good idea to have a wide angle lens, a general zoom lens, and a telephoto lens as a base. A bonus is a macro lens and a nice prime lens but these aren’t essential.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We cover A LOT of content on this workshop but we start from the ground up so even as a beginner you will be more than welcome. I pride myself on having small groups to cater to everyones needs and this bootcamp is no different. You will be surrounded by all levels of photographers from entry level to experienced all who share the same goals, to improve and have some fun.
We get wet. Wet and stormy conditions are what incredible landscape imagery is made of so unless it’s dangerous to be out then we will be out shooting. In the event of really bad rain we tend to hit the brewery for an editing and theory session whilst it passes.
Everyone travels differenly. Some of us love sleeping under the stars and some of us prefer just 5 stars and so I am leaving your accommodation choice in your own hands. This allows you to choose your budget, choose who you travel with and choose how long you stay before and after the workshop. I do suggest staying in or close to town though as we meet there and end there each day.
WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING?
Thanks again Matt.
Lightroom is something that I have struggled with for a few years and just could not grasp the basics. They way Matt breaks it down and the friendly, informative way it was presented, all suddenly started to make sense.
Matt could not of been any more helpful and displays an outstanding knowledge of the subject. It was my first course with Matt but certainly won’t be my last. Looking forward to doing more of the wide range of course he offers.
Matt made the process of learning and understanding fun and very helpful.
Now to go practice.
Thanks for a great time and all your help.
I came away with a better idea of what I needed to do to help myself. He provided a convenient set of tips on laminated cards as a takeaway support tool. Best thing was his help on settings for my camera; but he seemed to know enough on all the makes and models in our group.
Adding to my review, since completing the beginners course I also completed the Street and Travel which was fantastic! The pandemic restrictions hit but that didn’t stop Matt. He found a virtual way to deliver some of the courses. So I gave it a shot with the Compositions workshop and it was truly worth it. Following that we were able to be out and about so I completed the all day Seascapes and Peninsulas workshop. We learned to use ND filters and become more familiar with our cameras, well worth it! I also attended a four day photography festival where Matt was one of the organisers and presenters. Needless to say it was jam packed and has kept me busy during ISO. Most recently I completed the mastering manual workshop and it did not disappoint and is well worth it. If you are looking to learn more about photography in a practical way, just book in with Matt, you won’t regret it!
Would definitely recommend others to attend his workshops and 10/10 would attend more of his workshops.
Thank you so much once again!
Additionally he seems to know how every camera works so even if you don’t it’s okay because he does.
The most recent addition was a 3 hour 1 on 1 workshop with Matt to recap and cover off ideas for an upcoming trip to Sri Lanka.
Matt is incredibly patient and a great teacher and has an ability to be able to explain complex explanations in a way that is easily relatable and you will remember.
The 1 on 1 workshop allowed me to ask as many questions as possible.
I also had the opportunity to explore filters and Speed lighting which I had never even considered before.
Would highly recommend Matt’s workshops he goes above and beyond for each and every one of his students !
Matt's small group workshops are the best way to enjoy life in small groups and get out and about while the public is sparse.
He's got plenty of sanitizer available and all classes are contactless.
Never stop learning! It's a great opportunity!
I attended his very helpful city night photography class and hope to do more with him in future.
great tips funny and easy to understand
This was a fantastic workshop. Learnt heaps and stepped out of my comfort zone. Matt is a great teacher and I am looking forward to doing more of his courses.
> Matt has a way of explaining technical jargon in layman’s terms.
> Matt breaks down the course into bite size chunks in a very logical order.
> well structured so that you can understand key components of any camera such that when you go out and take pics you apply what you have just learned and maximise your cameras settings
> Matt spends one on one time with participants in a small group to answer all your questions in full.
> gives you instant feedback on your photos so that you can take that pic again with better knowledge
5 out of 5 stars. Great course. I’ll definitely recommend Matt’s course to my friends and family.
I highly recommend this workshop with Matt.
Matt is a very talented and creative man.
as a beginner I couldn't believe how much I have learned in only 3 hours.
I really liked his approach to photography and how he teaches to see and observe everything around us.
I was in a small group of very nice people, so it wasn't crowded and easy to get individual guidelines from Matt.
highly recommended guys!
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Bootcamp cost is $1499 inc GST and doesn’t include accommodation or meals (some meals provided when on the mountain).
DEPOSIT ONLY final balance is payable 8 weeks prior to bootcamp commencement. (note accommodation and meals not included).
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Refunds: Workshop bookings are non-refundable.
Date changes: Bootcamp date changes are subject to availability and at least 6 weeks notice.
Transfers: Bookings may be transferred to a new participant anytime leading up to the workshop however I ask you you update me via email so as I am able to update the contact details (firstname.lastname@example.org)