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Show Schedule

  • 15 June 2019 / 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • 06 July 2019 / 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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Expand your still life shooting, printing and archiving skills in this hands-on workshop drawing on the fascinating Capturing Nature exhibition.

Begin with a 30-minute exhibition tour and behind-the-scenes view of the Australian Museum photographic studio, then settle in with photographer and educator Daniel Smith to learn how to maximise your equipment and improve your technique. Enjoy in-depth demonstrations utilising creative camera techniques, off-camera flash lighting and various manual functions. This introduction to effective storage, archiving practices for digital imagery and printing methods includes a take home print of your photographic masterpiece.

Please bring your own DSLR or mirrorless camera with standard flash hotshoe along on the day to put your new skills to the test in a series of still life and tableau shoots. Limited capacity of 16 people per workshop – book early to avoid disappointment!

Duration: 2.5 hours


About the educator

Daniel Smith is a photographer and artist based in Newcastle. He has Bachelor of Fine Arts from Newcastle University and a Masters in Cross-Disciplinary Art & Design from the UNSW College of Fine Arts. His practice is primarily based in 2D image making and new media works including video.

He has been teaching photography at workshops, events and professional tuition sessions for 6 years to a wide variety of audiences. As an experienced educator he has taught across a broad range of topics including principles of photography, studio lighting, landscape, project concepts, composition, documentary photography, photo book creation, portfolio design, still life, portraiture, wildlife photography and many others.