My On The Verandah Photographic Adventure (and it truly was an adventure) will be in my memory for a long time. Kununurra has been on my “must visit” list for many years, and to combine a tourist experience with the Photography aspect couldn’t have been a better way to achieve my goal.
- Judith Williams, Photography Adventure, May 2015 and June 2016.
- Judith Williams, Photography Adventure, May 2015 and June 2016.
Kimberley Photography Workshop
2018 PHOTOGRAPHY ADVENTURE - 7 DAYS WITH BEWLEY SHAYLOR
MAY 5 - 11, 2018
1/10 places open.
Call to reserve your place 0428 254 529.
This Kimberley workshop is based at Digger's Rest Station in the east Kimberley, 130 kms from Kununurra. You'll travel the region in comfort, venturing "off the beaten track" into wilderness areas not open to the public, exploring deep into the landscape, having unique experiences and meeting colourful characters. You'll have your own comfortable Bush Hut or Bunkhouse room to retreat to each evening and spend a night camping out to take advantage of the vast Kimberley night skies.
What is it?
A 7 day Adventure for photographers of all levels.
Bewley Shaylor is a professional photographer, photography teacher and filmmaker. He will help you with camera technique, guide you through digital editing, helping you to get the best out of your camera gear and create stunning images.
What will you learn?
Our tutors are experts in their fields, chosen for their infectious enthusiasm and commitment to your needs. The workshops are fun, non-competitive and supportive.
Bewley is a patient and understanding instructor who will help you build camera skill by getting you out in the field taking shots, experimenting with your camera to see what it can really do. You'll benefit from Bewley's years of industry experience as he shares the valuable tricks of the trade around photo editing, light and composition. Enjoy five days tuition over numerous majestic locations and via fun activities.
This trip is ideal for you if -
1. You who have recently taken up photography and want to learn what you and your camera can do.
2. You are an intermediate photographer wanting to expand your camera and post-production techniques.
3. You are a confident photographer who is keen to tag along as we access unique locations off the tourist trail.
4. You are an adventurous traveller/occasional photographer looking for an authentic experience of the Australian outback, an animal and nature lover, with a good sense of humour who enjoys seeking out new places and meeting new people.
What will you be photographing?
Stunning locations are within easy reach of the remote station. You'll have endless opportunities to extend your skills and capture the unique imagery of the Kimberley.
About your tutor - Bewley Shaylor
Bewley has been with On The Verandah since the very start when we tentatively ran Kimberley workshops with just two or three people. 2017 will be Bewley's fourth season of Kimberley workshops with us and we welcome him back with open arms. He is popular with guests because he has a way of making them feel at ease whatever their skill level.
A veteran of three solo exhibitions and several group shows, Bewley combines a love of photographing people within their environment with a passion for light and composition. His images are published in several books and he directed and shot a short film which screened internationally. As chief photographer for FORM, his recent work has featured in Goods Shed exhibitions Worn Land and The Core as well as an upcoming major show with acclaimed Dutch cloud-artist Berndnaut Smilde.
Escape the winter -
The typical East Kimberley weather in May features an average daytime maximum of 33.5 degrees and average overnight minimum of 20.6 degrees. May is end of the wet season so showers are possible and humidity may be high.
Not just Photography -
The itinerary includes complimentary welcome champagne, time to fish for barramundi, ride in a bull buggy, crack a whip, visit aboriginal art, meet the locals, hike, one night camp, final night party. (Champagne sunset horse rides are available for experienced riders for an additional charge.)
Things to Bring -
On booking, we provide a list of items that Bewley recommends. We also provide a "Kimberley" list of things to bring (and things to leave behind). For a list of general items, click HERE to go to the FAQ's page.
Maximum group size is 10.
There are two main types of accommodation.
Bush Hut - Bush Huts each have one double bed, verandah, mosquito net, ensuite, fan, powerpoint, light, towels and linen. There are four Bush Huts suiting single or couples accommodation. Allocated on a first come, first served basis. Advantages of the bush hut - peaceful, beautiful views, wildlife to wake up to. Stay in a bush hut for an authentic Kimberley experience.
We have one SHARED bush hut with two single beds. This hut is best suited to friends or a couple, is a fun option and you can save $100 each by choosing this option.
Bunkhouse room - The two bunkhouse rooms are usually shared by two guests each. Each bunkhouse room has a double bed plus three single beds, air conditioning, overhead fans, towels, linen. The bunkhouse has a shared bathroom. Advantages of the bunkhouse - spacious, air conditioned, large verandahs, close to the homestead.
TENT - When unshared accommodation is all taken we have the discounted option of a comfy tent for guests who don't mind roughing it and do not want to share.
If you snore loudly please do not book yourself in a shared room.
Note - If you holiday with us, we usually have a night camping. All camping gear is supplied by us.
SHARED accommodation - EARLY BIRD DEAL - $3150.00pp. (includes early bird discount of -$200 and requires full payment no less than 90 days from start of trip.)
SHARED accommodation is $3350.00 if paying less than 90 days from start of trip.
UNSHARED single accommodation - EARLY BIRD DEAL - $3350 (includes early bird discount of -$200 and requires full payment no less than 90 days from start of trip.)
UNSHARED single accommodation - $3550.00pp if paying less than 90 days from start of trip.
1. Early Bird Discount - We offer a $200 discount per guest if paid in full before 90 days before the start of the trip.
2. Non-participating guest's discount. We offer a 10% discount for guests who are non-riders. You will need to add a single supplement of $200 to your fee if you are not sharing a room.
3. Couples discount - 10% discount for both guests when they share a Bush Hut.
4. Returning guests - 10% discount for guests who have joined us before on any On The Verandah trip.
6 night's accommodation
All *meals at the station, morning and afternoon teas
Tea and coffee
Photo tuition over five days by Bewley Shaylor
Transfers to and from your Kununurra accommodation or the airport
All transport during the workshop
All activities as per the itinerary.
Flights to and from Kununurra
Alcohol, softdrinks, extra snacks, special dietary ingredients.
Travel insurance - strongly recommended.
*Some meals (Breakfast and lunch on day 1 and lunch and dinner on day 7)
Horse riding is available for an extra charge for experienced riders.
For a full list of INCLUSIONS and exclusions, click HERE to go to the FAQ's page.
Secure your place with a $500 deposit - call Rachel today 0428 254 529.
Can't make it in 2018, but keen for 2019? Click to Join our mailing list Type "Bewley Photo" in the comments section and we'll keep you posted.