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
7 DAYS - PHOTOGRAPHY ADVENTURE WITH BEWLEY SHAYLOR
2017 PHOTOGRAPHY ADVENTURE - SOLD OUT
MAY 22 - 28, 2017
0 /10 places open.
2018 PHOTOGRAPHY ADVENTURE
MAY 5 - 11, 2018
9 /10 places open.
Call to reserve your 2018 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 vast 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 one night camping near a pristine, private billabong.
Read on for more detail, select your accommodation (details at right) and reserve your place today.
What is it?
A 7 day Adventure for Photographers.
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 Shayor
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 - we also have the discounted option of a comfy tent for guests who don't mind roughing it and do not want to share, when all unshared accommodation is already taken.
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 is $2995.00 with early bird deal (full payment before 31/12/16.)
Shared accommodation is $3195.00 if paying after the early bird period.
Single accommodation is $3095.00 with early bird deal (full payment before 31/12/16.)
Single accommodation is $3295.00 if paying after the early bird period.
2018 PRICING - to be announced.
At this stage - bookings will receive 2017 pricing.
This may change! Secure your accommodation preference, 2017 pricing AND an early bird discount of $200 by booking today.
*Discount for guests who share a room - $100 each guest.
*An early bird discount of $200 per guest is offered for this trip - All you need to do is pay your deposit of 30% to secure your place and make sure you pay the balance before 31/12/16. You need to make the payments by bank transfer (EFT) or cheque. Sorry no credit cards.
* Returning guests - 10% Discount (replaces any Early Bird and share discounts).
6 night's accommodation
All meals at the station, morning and afternoon teas
24 hour tea and coffee
Photo tuition over five days by Bewley Shaylor
Transfers to and from your Kununurra accommodation or airport
All transport during the workshop
All activities as per the itinerary, except for horse riding which is an extra charge.
Flights to and from Kununurra
Alcohol, softdrinks, snacks, special dietary ingredients.
Travel insurance - required - because we are operating remotely.
Some meals (Lunch on Day 1 and 7)
For a full list of INCLUSIONS and exclusions, click HERE to go to the FAQ's page.
Secure your place with a 30% deposit - call Rachel today 0428 254 529.
Can't make it in 2017, but keen for 2018? Click to Join our mailing list Type "Bewley Photo" in the comments section and we'll keep you posted.