CREATIVITY & WALKING NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY RETREAT - MAY 2018

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CREATIVITY & WALKING NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY RETREAT - MAY 2018

980.00

MAY 11 - 13 2018 (if postponed due to weather it will be June 15 - 17)

Margaret River, Western Australia

Create stunning night photography during this 2-day/2-night retreat in Australia's southwest with professional photographer Paean Ng.

This special event includes 2 nights accommodation, all meals and snacks, transport to all locations, all photography & creativity tuition PLUS 2 guided walks on Cape to Cape and Borenup Forest.

This retreat is for anyone who wants to walk, spend time in nature & learn to photograph the stunning night sky.

Edgewalkers is providing a unique opportunity to learn the basics of Astrophotography with professional astrophotographer and nightscape artist  Paean Ng from Astrordinary Imaging  for two nights of stars, the Milky Way and stunning 360 photospheres.

And what better time and place to do that than southwest WA? Don't miss out - our last retreat was such a success!!

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Looking up at the Milky Way from WIlyabrup Cliffs, Margaret River, during last retreat in June 2017.

Looking up at the Milky Way from WIlyabrup Cliffs, Margaret River, during last retreat in June 2017.

This 2-day/2-night retreat is for anyone who: 

  1. would like to learn how to express their creativity through astrophotography and learn techniques for capturing the night sky;
  2. loves walking and wants to reconnect with nature through some guided day and night walks in the Margaret River region;
  3. wants to be inspired into a more creative life and learn some creative thinking and idea generation tools.

The retreat has three components:

PRACTICE Night Astrophotography - learn the basics of astrophotography, including the basics of wide field panoramas. Capture and bring to life the beauty of the southwest night skies and immerse yourself in nature and a creative experience. On top of learning aspects of camera set up like how to focus at night, calculate exposure & settings, you will also have the opportunity to learn the process of visualising the wide field panorama by using parts of the Milky Way to line up compositions. 

EXPLORATION - Workshop - a creative playful exploration of our creative lives; what we are hoping to be creative about now and in the future; where to start, how to sustain it - we will use creative thinking techniques to explore, examine and move through the trajectory of where you are now and where you want to be with your creative practice – whatever that might be;

REFLECTION - Walking & Writing - let your mind wander as we walk various natural spots along the Cape to Cape. The walks are an opportunity to connect with nature and reflect on all that is emerging during the retreat. You will have a chance to write your experiences and thoughts as a way to reflect and learn.

Paean Ng is an award winning professional photographer specialising in panoramas & photospheres. Please check his work at Astrordinary Imaging

Wildflowers on the Cape to Cape in Margaret River Edgewalkers Retreat

THE RETREAT IN BRIEF:

Day 1: Arrive in Margaret River region after 3:30. We will meet for dinner & introductions at 6 pm. Our first destination is Hamelin Bay so we will be right there to walk over to the beach and the limestone outcrop. On our return you will have an opportuntiy over supper to get some of the editing tips from Paean.

Day 2: After breakfast we will explore an idea generating technique and apply it to your own projects. Our afternoon walk will be along a section of the Cape to Cape track where you will have plenty of opportunties to appreciate and photograph landscapes, flora and birds native to the southwest. 

In the evening we will make our way to Wilyabrup where we will try to capture the Milky Way above the iconic cliffs under the guidance of Paean who will also point out different parts of the Milky Way including the core, the Galactic Kiwi, the Dark Horse Nebula, the Southern Cross and the Magellanic Clouds.

Day 3: After breakfast we will further examine other creative thinking tools including free writing and ways of incorporating them into a regular practice. We will finish the retreat with a walk & lunch in Boranup Forest.

INVESTMENT

$648 SPECIAL EARLY BIRD PRICE before DEC 31, 2017.

$980 full price - 30% deposit required to secure your booking. Balance can be paid in instalments & is due by 15 April, 2018.

Maximum 12 people 

RETREAT INCLUSIONS

  • 2 nights twin-share accommodation in Margaret River Region
  • Nutritious vegetarian/vegan lunches, dinners & snacks for the duration of the retreat
  • 2 guided walks on the Cape to Cape & Boranup Forest 5KM & 14 KM
  • creative thinking sessions with Dr. Erika Jacobson.
  • night photography workshops & editing sessions with Paean Ng from Astrordinary Imaging
  • A nurturing, fun and safe environment for you to reconnect with nature and your creative source

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Edgewalkers Creativity & Walking night photography Retreat  in Margaret River

NOT INCLUDED

  • flights or transport to and from Perth
  • Use of camera equipment 
  • alcoholic drinks

RETREAT IS SUBJECT TO WEATHER CONDITIONS AND RESCHEDULING (June 15 -17 are the next possible retreat dates)