NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY WALKING & CREATIVITY RETREAT
MAY 3-5 & MAY 31- JUNE 2 2019
Create stunning night photography during this 3-day/2-night & Creativity retreat in Australia's southwest. Learn the basics of astrophotography with professional astrophotographer, nightscape artist and official Google earth photographer Paean Ng.
This unique retreat is for anyone who:
Wants to learn astrophotography techniques for capturing the night sky including the Milky Way;
Loves walking and wants to reconnect with nature through some guided day and night walks in the Margaret River region including the Cape to Cape track;
Wants to be inspired into a more creative life and learn some creative thinking & idea generation tools.
The retreat involves:
PRACTICE: Night Astrophotography
Learn the basics of astrophotography, including the basics of wide field panoramas & Lightroom editing. 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.
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.
WORKSHOP: Creativity & Idea Generation
Learn some idea generation tools and reconnect with your creative aspirations through exercises and play.
And what better time and place to do that than southwest WA? Don't miss out — our last retreats have been a great success!!
3-5 May 2019 & 31 May - 2 June 2019
Margaret River, Western Australia
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 & 12 KM
creative thinking session 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
flights or transport to and from Perth
Use of camera equipment
MILKY WAY CAPTURE IS SUBJECT TO WEATHER CONDITIONS.
THE RETREAT IN BRIEF:
Day 1: Arrive in Margaret River region after 3:00. We will meet for dinner & introductions at 5 pm. Our first destination is iconic Sugarloaf Rock. On our return you will have an opportunity over supper to get some processing & editing tips from Paean.
Day 2: After breakfast we will explore an idea generating technique and apply it to your own life. Our afternoon walk will be along a section of the Cape to Cape track where you will have plenty of opportunities to appreciate and photograph landscapes in the height of the wildflower season - it will take your breath away!
In the evening we will make our way to Wilyabrup where we will 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.