Great Ocean Road Workshop

4-6 December 2012
Great Ocean Road Workshop

Join myself as we shoot some of the best locations along the Great Ocean Road, shooting some of the areas most stunning scenes at the best times of day. I will instruct you in the field when we shoot and when we are not shooting in the best possible light i will be showing you my digital post production workflow and tools I use.

We will be shooting waterfalls, forest and the Apostles over the course workshop. This is my last workshop for the year. All meals, transport and accommodation is provided on the workshop. Workshop numbers are very limited and small so I can spend quality time with each person. Please contact myself for further information and to reserve you spot today at info@spoolphotography.com ….



Workshop Includes

  • Composition
  • Using the conditions to your advantage
  • Camera Raw processing
  • Blending through luminosity clusters
  • Luminosity masks
  • White point
  • Curves
  • Levels
  • Selective image contrast
  • Painting light with levels and curves
  • Increasing dynamic range without getting that awful HDR look
  • Blending layers to achieve desired tone, clarity and vibrance
  • Preparing images for final internet presentation through to print

And some neat tricks I have developed through years of trails …

If you would like a workshop in your area please register your interest at info@spoolphotography.com …. We already have registered interest in 2013 for the Central Coast NSW, and Tasmania …

Refund and cancellation policy



A quiet sunrise at Apollo Bay

One of the worlds best scenic drives in the Great Ocean Road Victoria. While I have been lucky enough to have traveled it 3 times now I only wish I could do it more often. There are so many nice locations to stop and taken a picture of just take a moment to enjoy the salt air and stunning views and the diversity in types of landscapes is large. One moment inside a rainforest at a waterfall the next at an amazing secluded beach or looking over green lush farms in the many valleys that are in the region. Recently I was asked by a fellow photographer visiting Australia what to look for on the Great Ocean Road besides the Apostles … I left them know about a few of my favorite places in the area and I hope they have come away with some nice images, one that I have seen was very original and nice …

Here is a sunrise shot taken along Apollo Bay on the Great Ocean Road … A road trip every Australian should try and do at least once …


Apollo Bay Great Ocean Road Victoria is an Open Edition Print




Hopetoun Falls Victoria

Hopetoun Falls … While a very popular Australian waterfall to hike and photograph, to actually getting a nice shot of these falls is a little harder than I originally thought a year or so ago. With the color of the water and flow of the waterfall dictating what you come away with. Now with a couple of return visits timing was just perfect on my last visit. I am finally happy with how the landscape and water looked for my print of one of Australia’s most popular waterfall landscapes Hopetoun Falls.

Purchasing this image is made easy through the webpage on this site http://www.spoolphotography.com/open-edition/australia_1/hopetoun-falls/


Four New Release Landscape Prints

Just finished loading up 4 new Landscape prints to the site. 3 Western Australian Landscapes and 1 Victorian Landscape.

First up are 2 very recent photos taken from the South West of Western Australia in the Cape Naturaliste area.

Both show the pristine beaches that lie in the south west and the amazing relaxed atmosphere that surrounds the area.

Please click the thumbnail previews below for the large sample version with or visit the page listed under each print for the full sample files.

Cape Naturaliste Landscapes

Injidup Beach Print

The 3rd new release is landscape print is from the Pinnacles in Western Australia as well. Just before sunset.

The Pinnacles of Western Australia

And the 4th landscape is a new addition to my Victorian Landscape Prints is of an old tree in the highlands of Victoria and the fall colors of the leaves

Autumn colors of the Victorian Alps

There are new prints coming all the time so check back often to see the new works as they are released  …

Cheers Neal