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Learn how to take multiple images to create timelapes, star trails, blended foregrounds, increase signal to noise ratio.
This is a two part workshop with part one being a night shoot and then the next day in the studio to learn to process the images taken the night before.
Your tour guides will facilitate expert advice and local knowledge to ensure you get the best images and are always ready to help with Camera settings, lens choices, and composition.
This tour is available depending on the Moon phase and weather conditions. Feel free to contact us for more information.
Tour Cost $250/person
Tour Duration 6 Hours over 2×3 hours sessions.
Grab your camera and tripod and learn how to take stunning nightscape images.
Location for Nightscape tours will differ depending on the time of year so as to be able to get the best possible images possible. Details will be organised once bookings are placed unless already listed.
You will need to be able to use your camera in Manual mode and you will need a tripod.
Learn the basics of how to capture single frame nightscape images, equipment choices, how to focus, basic light painting, exposure times, camera settings and more.
Tour Cost $99/person
Tour Duration 3 Hours
The port City of Geraldton is famous for a number iconic land based structures, non more so than the Point Moore Lighthouse, situated on the western point surrounded by sand dunes and the colourful turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, our local photography guides will help you get the best vantage points to shoot the unique red and white striped structure which is a working lighthouse to this day, there are often Ospreys working the waters and can be found nested near by often seen perched on posts feeding on small fish held in their talons, so make sure you have a longer lens to capture if you are lucky.
The evening sunset tour of the lighthouse is best for those wonderful Mid West Sunsets although the clear blue skies of the day can produce wonderful images also.
HMAS Sydney II Memorial, is the jewel in the crown of memorials, its unique structures and pool of remembrance make for thoughtful reflections on those lost at sea when the HMAS Sydney II was sunk by the German Ship the Cormorant during WW2. The centre dome comprises of 645 stainless steel sea gulls one for each sailor lost from the HMAS Sydney II on Nov 19th 1941. Named one of Australia’s top ten monuments and a must see while visiting Geraldton. For more information on the history and building of the memorial visit hmassydneymemorialgeraldton.com.au
This tour is available at different times of the day from early morning, Mid day and late afternoon ensuring different light conditions on each tour.
Tour Duration 2-3 Hours
The Geralton City Urban photo tour takes you on a urban walk around the CBD city sights, taking in the unique aspects of the city by the Indian Ocean.
Take a walk with our expert photographers who will show you the best photo opportunities taking in the Esplanade Lookout, where you can climb to the lookout platform and view Seal Rocks, photograph the seals as they Basque in the warm waters of the ocean, shoot a wide view of Champion Bay, and the vibrant City port exploring the wonderful modern architecture of the lookout and learn the history of the bay as you pass the wonderful information guides along the esplanade.
A short walk away is the older part of town known as the West End, adorned with an array of urban Graffiti and older pioneer buildings, café’s and local arts. Passing then along the foreshore abound with local art installations, turquoise waters and golden beaches. Finally walking to the Geraldton marina and board walk, adorned with small boats modern buildings and the unique Batavia Life Boat replica.
Tour Cost $150/person
Tour Duration 4 Hours
Coming soon, check back for details for this years sure to be stunning season!
West Australia boasts one of the worlds largest and unique wildflower destinations.
The mid west after rains in winter become a carpet of everlastings and more unique individual wildflowers. Spider Orchids adorned small reserves, along with a plethora of donkey ears and cowslips, on rare occasions the rare but beautiful Queen of Sheeba can be found.
Our professional tour guides have local knowledge and will take you to where the best wildflower reserves are hidden away around Chapman Valley, Oakabella Homestead, and Coalseem national park. Wild flowers are seasonal and tours are arranged for the peak of the season only once a year.
Watch this space for updates on specific tours.
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Coming soon is an amazing opportunity to shoot this pristine archipelago just 50kms off shore from Geraldton.
With 122 unique atoll islands adorned with fisherman’s shacks and pristine reserves the colors will blow you away. The islands famous for the wreck of the East India Duch Fleet ship Batavia and the subsequent massacre on the island of angry ghosts .
The island shores are adorned with seals and bird life unique to the environment. Long Island, or Pelsart Island as it is known locally is a bird sanctuary and has kilometers of untouched beauty and sandy shores to walk and photograph.
This workshop is targeted at introducing photographers to Photoshop exploring the features and tools giving you the power to edit your photos in a more creative and dynamic way.
No prior knowledge of Photoshop is required to participate in the workshop.
If you do not have Photoshop already we will go through the process of installing the trial version.
Tour Cost: $99/person
Tour Duration: 4 Hours
WHAT TO BRING: Charged Laptop, Notebook.
LOCATION: Karl Monaghan Photography Studio and Gallery, 76 Chapman Rd, Geraldton WA 6530, Australia
Greenough just south of Geraldton, famous for the leaning Trees of Greenough Plains, and the first settlers to the region, has a wealth of Photo opportunities.
This mini 4 hour tour is sure to delight all levels of photography, we start with an early morning shoot of the famous Leaning tree while the light is soft and glowing. We then move on to Greenough Settlement for morning tea and scones and entry into the historic settlement, here you will find a find fine examples of yesteryear, managed by the national trust the buildings have uninterrupted access and house artifacts and museum items from pioneering days. Visit the old jail, the court room and officers quarters, the old school, municipal building and the quaint St Michaels Chapel and stained glass windows still used today for Sunday services. We will also visit the old Clinch’s Mill, an epic landmark that reminds us how life used to be. This tour allows for both landscape, and portrait opportunities in low light, with fascinating backdrops and textures.
Your tour guides have extensive local knowledge and will assist with getting the right light and composition to make your tour images a special memory of this unique environment that is so much part of the Pioneering spirit that helped build the Mid West and Western Australia.
Although evening adorns some awesome light, the day time tours allow for a visit to the on site museum, and even a side tour of the Cathedral and its crypts. The Photo tour can be customised to participants needs on request.
St Francis Xavier Cathedral recently full renovated is another must see while visiting Geraldton and is best photographed late evening when the entire structure is illuminated just on dusk. The Cathedral complex was designed by Monsignor Hawes Priest (Architect) The foundation stone laid in 1916 and finally finished in 1938, the building is believed to be the Monsignors finest works. The unique building has a clock tower and bell tower, and splendid dome which when illuminated stands proud in enigmatic shape and form. There are many facets to the structure making for tremendous architectural photography.
Take your phone photography to the next level!
Instead of just taking a snap and slapping on a Instagram filter learn to capture RAW files and edit your image using free software to make your images really stand out from the crowd.
Tour Cost: $35/person
Tour Duration: 2.5 Hours
WHAT TO BRING: Charged Phone, Notebook.
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Our expert instructors will take you on a theoretical and practical journey from the history of photography to be able to understand your camera settings and functionality.
Have the confidence and knowledge to take your camera out of ‘Auto’ and take control of the camera.
Tour Cost: $199/person
Tour Duration: 6 Hours
WHAT TO BRING: Camera, notebook.
This workshop will dive into the power of Photoshop exploring the features and tools giving you the power to edit your photos in a more creative and dynamic way.
Prior basic knowledge of Photoshop or completion of the Introduction to Photoshop for Photographers is recommend.
WHAT TO BRING: Laptop, notebook.
Learn to take close up and macro images and explore the world of the small.
Whether it be of a close up detail of an everyday object indoors or a fascinating insect outside at night we will teach you all you need to be able to bring it to life.
Equipment, settings, lighting, techniques and more will be covered.
This tour is available at any time day or night.
Mid West Photo Tours offers one on one private tuition to help you accelerate your photography on any topic you wish to work on.
Use the Group Booking form below to book your private lesson. Ignore the minimum people requirement. Please use the Message box to let us know what kind of things you wish to learn.
This special bundle will combine both the Introduction to Lightroom and the Lightroom Advanced workshops into a one day workshop including lunch and discount price.
Tour Cost: $180/person
Tour Duration: 9 Hours including 1hr lunch break
Please let us know of any dietary requirements.
This workshop will dive into the power of Lightroom exploring the features and tools giving you the power to edit your photos in a more creative and dynamic way.
Prior basic knowledge of Lightroom or completion of the Introduction to Lightroom is recommend.
This workshop is also available as a special bundle with the Introduction to Lightroom
Our expert guides will take your through a complete editing work flow using Lightroom. From file management to local editing and exporting you will be able to walk away from the workshop with the skills and confidence on taking your photo off your camera, editing and exporting your finished work of art ready to share or print.
No prior knowledge of Lightroom is required to participate in the workshop.
If you do not have Lightroom already we will go through the process of installing the trial version.
This workshop is also available as a special bundle with the Lightroom Advanced Workshop
WHAT TO BRING: Laptop, camera, notebook.
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Adult: Anyone age of 16 years or above.
Children: A child is classified as between the ages of 4-15 years inclusive.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Full refunds of all monies paid will be made if a tour is cancelled by us, or if the tour is re-scheduled by us and you are unable to attend on the new date.
Cancellation by participants must be made in writing. If you cancel your paid booking prior to fourteen (14) days of the workshop date, the tour fee will be refunded less 25% of the fee.
No refund is available if you cancel within fourteen (14) days of the tour date.
Mid West Photo Tours is not responsible for any other costs which workshop participants may have incurred including but not limited to travel, car rental, insurance, photographic purchases and/or rentals.
Mid West Photo Tours reserves the right, without refund of any portion of booking fees, to refuse admission to or eject any person whose conduct is disorderly, who uses vulgar or abusive language or fails to comply with the rules, terms and conditions applicable to participants on the tour or by Mid West Photo Tours discretion . If you witness disorderly conduct or suspect a problem with a fellow participant please notify your Mid West Photo Tours tour guide.
If you have booked and paid for a tour and are unable to attend on the tour date, and if another or similar tour is offered at the time of transfer, you can choose to transfer your booking to the next tour. If the subsequent workshop is cancelled by Mid West Photo Tours, you will receive a refund less 25% of the tour fee. Please note that bookings cannot be transferred within fourteen (14) days of the tour date.
This workshop may be taken by anyone in good physical condition. As you will have to walk over irregular terrain, and carry equipment, you are encouraged to get in shape by exercising regularly. Please call us if you have any questions about your ability to do a particular trip. Once a trip has started and it is necessary for you to leave the trip because it is beyond your physical level, please note that there will be no refunds for any unused portion of the trip.
You must generally be in good health and it is vital that persons with medical problems make them known to us well before the workshop begins. Although all workshops carry a field safety kit containing general first aid items, it is understood that Mid West Photo Tours assumes no liability regarding provision of medical care or provision of medical advice in relation to the workshop. Trip members are urged to check their coverage to be sure it is adequate and to consult their physician prior to participating in the workshop.
Changes to Workshop Schedule
All tour schedules and plans are subject to change at our discretion depending upon weather, health and safety considerations, or any other factor related or unrelated to photographic opportunities as we see fit.
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Mid West Photo Tours accept no liability for death, illness or injury or loss or damage to photo equipment or personal belongings during the course of the tour or in transit thereto.
We can accept no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in the services to be provided. We reserve the right to change our arrangements should conditions necessitate, or to cancel any aspect of the workshop due to exceptional circumstances. In the event that we deem it necessary to cancel the workshop we will provide a full refund, which the participants acknowledge as full and final settlement. In the event of a workshop cancellation by Mid West Photo Tours, liability of Mid West Photo Tours to participants shall be limited to the total value of the workshop. Neither party shall be liable for indirect or consequential loss.
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By participating in the tours offered by Mid West Photo Tours, and in consideration for my being allowed to participate in the Tours, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, I, and if I am not yet 18 years old, my parent or legal guardian (individually and collectively referred to below in the first person singular) agree to be bound by each of the following provisions of this waiver, release of liability, indemnification, consent to medical attention and grant of rights (“Waiver”):
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3.Assumption of Risk. I assume all risks, known and unknown, foreseeable and unforeseeable, in any way connected with my participation in the Tours. I accept personal responsibility for any liability, injury, loss, or damage in any way connected with my participation in the Tours.
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