Intro to Shooting Waves Workshop - Jan 14th -15th 2017

December 01, 2016

Intro to Shooting Waves with Thurston Photo

"Learn how to effectively capture, process and share beautiful ocean images.”

I am super excited to be able to offer this great opportunity for you to join me and the Foto Frenzy team on Queensland’s fabulous Gold Coast in January for a weekend of fun and hands on experience shooting in and amongst the waves. This 2 day extensive workshop will cover everything you need to know when it comes to producing beautiful wave and ocean imagery.

When: 14th - 15th January 2017. 9am onwards.
Where: Duranbah Beach, Gold Coast, QLD. Meeting at Duranbah SLSC from 9am onwards.
What to bring: Essentially this is BYO camera and housing system, a handful of AquaTech setups will be available on the day, however please RSVP your interest in gear hire asap as systems will be limited. Bring wetsuit and swim fins, these will not be provided on the day. Lunch, Snacks and light catering will be provided throughout the day as we are in and out of the water learning to shoot waves!

- Learn what shooting waves is all about–from gear selection, protective gear and ocean safety to positioning, camera settings and creativity. I'll be sharing a heap of tips and techniques and some of the secrets of wave photography that I've learnt over the past 10 years of shooting in and around the ocean.

- Take part in challenges to put your new-found knowledge to the test and then learn what it means to turn your awesome capture into a true masterpiece through the perfect post-processing. There will be Photoshop and Lightroom demonstrations plus a lot of time for one on one to help you in producing a top quality image ready for print or web.

- Shoot the colours of the dawn and dusk with exclusive seascape sessions, capture above water and below to fully explore the magic of shooting waves!

BOOK NOW as places are limited!

About Phil Thurston

Leading the INTRO to SHOOTING WAVES workshop is Philip Thurston, professional ocean and adventure photographer based on the South Coast of NSW, Australia.

Phil grew up in the heavy Australian reef breaks on the South Coast of NSW.

Together with his two older brothers he pursued professional bodyboarding– which in his late teens developed into a growing passion for surf photography to document and support his older brother’s career in professional wave riding.

Their commitment and dedication to shooting the powerful large swells that would hit seasonally not only developed a passion in Thurston for the raw energy of the ocean swells but conditioned him with the confidence to capture up close and beautiful imagery of the breaking wave.

Self-published author of the ‘Living Water’, Phil now travels the world capturing ocean and adventure related images that drive the growing momentum and inspiration of Thurston Photo. 


About Darren Jew and Foto Frenzy

Joining Phil on this exciting workshop will be Australian marine photographer Darren Jew. Darren has been a full-time professional nature photographer for over 30 years. His deep passion for the oceans is evident in his work and his career achievements have seen him recognised as one of Canon Australia's select group of Canon Masters. 

Foto Frenzy brings together passion, opportunity, expertise and fun to create truly unique photography experiences. From short courses to weekend escapes to week-long festivals, there’s something for photographers at all points of their journey.

To receive information about upcoming Foto Frenzy events please sign up to the mailing list at Darren Jew Photography.


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