Johanna BeachSunset at Johanna Beach, Great Ocean Walk © David B Simmonds Great Ocean Road Photography Intensive, 13-15 Jan 2017

Based at Clover Dale Farm, 3080 Great Ocean Road, Glenaire


January is summer holiday times. Just the perfect time to immerse yourself in a weekend of photography and stretch your skills. Enjoy creative and technical coaching in a small group intensive, where individual attention is delivered with warmth and encouragement. There'll be plenty of shooting time, and also time to work on your best images in post production. You'll take home at least one beautifully finished image file, so get ready to print your masterpiece!

Whether you've just bought your first DSLR or are a seasoned shooter, you'll be challenged in a supportive way to extend your skills. The main qualifications you need are passion, enthusiasm, curiosity, and a willingness to learn and try new things. This is a creative journey.

Everyone does the Twelve Apostles, but I've chosen to avoid the tourist crowds and shoot in my favourite parts of this most beautiful Southern Otways region: Glenaire Valley, Castle Cove, Melba Gully Rainforest, Great Ocean Walk from Castle Cove to Johanna Beach.

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We provide a base location at the rustic Clover Dale Farm, all tuition, coaching. Food is also provided, sourced from and catered by local producers. Comfortable coach transport to & from photography locations is provided by Walk91.

You'll need to arrange your own accommodation in the area and transportation to Cloverdale Farm. There are many wonderful places to stay, but we like to recommend our friends, too. So here are some links for you to explore: Glenaire Cottages (Glenaire), The Boomerangs (Johanna), Johanna Seaside Cottages (Johanna), Melba Gully B&B (Melba Gully), Holiday Great Ocean Road (various accommodations). Many of these accommodations are pet friendly and there's room for the family as well, while you immerse yourself in a couple of day's photography.

FEE $575 per person | GROUP SIZE: minimum of 6 / maximum of 10 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST (final itinerary* and brochure will be available soon) | Testimonials | Please note that the planned itinerary may be subject to change depending on weather & light conditions, which can be very changeable in this region.

So put the date in your diary! Call me on 0418 328 710 if you have any questions. I look forward to you joining me on this creative photographic "safari".

David B Simmonds B. Arts (Photog) with distinction (RMIT), APP.L, M. Photog. II (AIPP)