Women's Four-Day Photographic Retreat
Time & Location
About the Event
Led by: Lynn Gail & Julie Kerbel
Cost: $895 (twin share); $1250 (single supplement). Please use the Contact form in the site's menu bar to register either twin share or SS, and we will send you an invoice.
Location: The Lookout, Lancelin
Maximum guests: 8
Please Note: The above pricing includes three night's accommodation, all photographic tuition, critique and mini-workshops and a welcome package. The retreat is suitable for all levels. Meals are not included. All retreat details below:
Soak up the stunning landscape of Lancelin and beautiful coastal areas of this rugged region as wildflowers begins to bloom and spring begins to warm the region. This all-women’s retreat is designed with mini-workshops and challenges to help you improve and develop your creative photographic techniques. Along with a little luxury and spending time with like-minded people, this is how your itinerary looks:
- Meet and greet, settle in
- Sunset, blur & silhouette shoot along Lancelin's far reaching picturesque bay
- Sundowner at the beach (weather permitting)
- Fun morning portrait shoot - photographing outdoors/indoors using natural window light and reflectors
- Pub lunch, The Endeavour Tavern - mini-workshop/challenge - tips on photographing local characters
- Honing your street photography skills around Lancelin's main hub
- Late afternoon - capturing the action in Lancelin's famous sand dunes
- Early morning - photographing the Pinnacles Desert
- Lunch - Seashells Cafe, Cervantes
- Wildflower shoot - Nambung National Park
- Nambung National Park - photographing untouched sand dunes at dusk
- Breakfast in the shady and relaxed garden at the quirky The Lobster Trap Cafe
- Re-cap - building future strategies for moving forward in your photography
- Beach stroll - creating abstract images and freezing action - ocean portraiture
- Farewelling new friends
The following are at your own cost:
• Alcoholic beverages, food and soft drinks.
• Transport to Lancelin
In Your Bag
The following is a list of recommended equipment. To make the best of the learning and shooting opportunities of our retreat, we encourage you to have most of the following items:
A sturdy, stable tripod is preferable. We recommend tripods with strong, solid legs. Remember to have your quick release plate with you (this attaches to the base of your DSLR and then clips your camera onto the tripod head).
BATTERIES AND CHARGER
Have at least one spare fully charged battery with you at all times (two is better), and make sure to charge your batteries during down time.
MEMORY CARDS AND CARD READER
You will be taking plenty of photos, so please pack spare memory cards. You should also have a card reader if you’d like to download your images onto your laptop for viewing. A portable hard-drive is also useful to back up your images.
LENS CLEANSER, BRUSH & BLOWER
Some areas we visit will be sandy and maybe windy, so bring cleaner, brush and a rocket blower to help keep your lens and camera clean. If you find yourself changing lenses out in the open, it’s a good idea to give your sensor a blow clean at the end of the day, to remove any dust that may have ended up there.
Having a flashlight will help you navigate your way in low light and can also be used to help you acquire focus when shooting in dim light. Please make sure your flashlight has a fairly powerful beam.
As a guide, we recommend the following types of lenses for this retreat:
• Wide angle: Lenses that can cover the range from 10mm – 24mm for crop frame sensors, or 14mm – 35mm for full frame sensors will be suitable. These lenses are great for landscapes.
• Medium range: Lenses that can cover 35mm – 120mm, perfect for street photography and portraits. Prime lenses in the 50mm – 85mm range are also great for street portraiture.
• Telephoto range: Lenses that cover 70-200mm are useful for portraiture and to isolate parts of the scene that are far away.
You might like to bring an ND filter for some long exposures of landscapes/seascapes. We recommend an ND32 or ND64.
Please read our Terms and Conditions
Our invoice is confirmation of your booking. Please let us know if any details in the confirmation invoice are incorrect within 48 hours of your booking and payment of the deposit, otherwise the details shown in the confirmation document will be presumed to be correct. A deposit of 50% will confirm your place on our retreat with the final balance being due 15th August.
Cancellations and Refunds
You must advise us in writing if you wish to cancel without penalty if:
A major change occurs to the tour itinerary and programme, such as a change in the dates of the tour, or number of days.
The following cancellation fees apply: Deposits are non-refundable. The only exception to this is if the tour is cancelled by the organisers because it has not attained minimum numbers of guests in order to run, in which case deposits are fully refunded.
If you cancel within 59 and 40 days before departure: 50% of settlement is refunded.
If you cancel within 39 and 20 days before departure: 10% of settlement is refunded.
If you cancel less than 20 days before departure: no refund.
You will receive a cancellation invoice upon your request to cancel.
In the event that the tour itinerary changes or the tour is cancelled due to circumstances outside of our control (such as war, threat of war, riots, terrorist activities, civil disturbances, industrial disputes, natural and nuclear disasters, adverse weather conditions, hurricanes, floods, unavoidable technical issues with transport, epidemic, pandemic and similar), the organiser will hold not liability towards travellers. No compensations, payments, expenses or any sums, including the cost of securing alternative accommodation or flights will be paid by the organiser.
This tour is designed for adults of all ages who are in good to reasonable health and of moderate level of fitness. Some activities on this tour will require walking and hiking for distances of up to 1 to 2 kilometres on forest trails and short steep climbs and descents.
You will need to be able to carry your own camera equipment and water during this tour.
You will need to disclose any medical or physical conditions that you have, which may create a risk to you or to other tour participants. The organiser assumes no responsibility for your medical care nor guarantee to meet your special dietary requirements.
COVID-19 TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND CANCELLATION POLICY
If you have booked a retreat with us, and are concerned about the impact of Covid-19, please read our guidelines.
We will follow government guidelines during our retreat. Your decision to join us is a personal one and must be based on your personal circumstances and the information available to you in regards to Covid-19. It's important to make sure that your information comes from a reputable source including the World Health Organisation, Smartraveller and the Australian Department of Health.
Cancellation policy if you decide not to travel after booking a tour with us
If you decide to cancel your travel with us because of concerns about Covid-19, you will be subject to the Terms and Conditions you agreed upon when you made your booking and paid your deposit and/or balance for the tour. This may result in cancellation fees and forfeiture of a proportion or all of the fees paid, including your deposit.
When you book with us, you accept responsibility for the proper conduct of yourself and your party during your stay. We reserve the right at any time to terminate (before or after departure) your retreat or that of any member of your party due to your or their misconduct, within our reasonable opinion. Full cancellation charges will then apply and no refund will be given. Furthermore, we shall be under no obligation whatsoever to pay compensation or meet any costs or expenses you may incur as a result of the booking being terminated in accordance with this paragraph. If your actions or those of your party cause damage to the accommodation or transport you are using, you agree to fully indemnify us against any claim (including legal costs) made by the accommodation or transfer provider. You are also liable to make reimbursement to the accommodation or transfer provider for any damage caused, before you end your stay.
We will not share your details with any third parties. We may use your email to send information on further released retreats or photographic tours. Should you wish to not receive these, please inform us upon booking.
Both Julie and Lynn are award winning photographers and are both full members of the AIPP -The Australian Institute of Professional Photographers. Combined, they have over forty years of experience - so you’ll be in excellent hands!