Nautical Photography Workshop with Mark Chew

Spend a day with master photographer Mark Chew, all the way from the big island, and learn all about nautical photography. Mark Chew is a keen ocean sailor and has spent many years in the commercial photography industry, sharing his love of presenting a story in an image. Mark is also the man behind the Southern Wooden Sailing Blog, and board member for the AWBF. So not only will you learn the basics of story telling and composition, exploring your subject and presenting your images, you will more than likely hear stories from Mark's travels and adventures too.

Learn about how the lighting reflects off the lines of a wooden boat, how the colours of an image tell a story and how the weather affects the atmosphere of your image.

Participants would need their own camera with some ability to adjust controls… ie not an iphone!

Schedule for the day:
Class room based introduction, technical requirements, basic composition, story telling - 2 hours in the morning.

Time in the field, exploring locations, taking photographs, telling your story - 2 hours and lunch.

Processing and Editing Class, selecting imagery, adjusting, exporting/presenting final products - 2 hours.

A visual presentation of the participants work with questions - to finish

SATURDAY: 10am onwards, duration approximately 7hrs.

Venue: This workshop is commencing at the Port Cygnet Sailing Club, 145 Lymington Rd.

All ticket funds returned to Mark/donated to a not-for-profit of choice.

Tickets now closed.

Workshop FAQs

1Is the venue accessible?
While Cygnet Sailing Club is a fully accessible venue, this workshop will involve time spent photographing outdoors in areas that may have uneven surfaces.
2What equipment do I need?
You will need to bring a digital camera that you can control, such as a DSLR or similar (not an iphone).
3What do I wear?
This workshop will take place both indoors and outdoors; long pants and closed shoes are mandatory. Small bags only. Dress for changing Tassie weather - layers work best!
4Where can I park?
Plenty of free parking available on site.
5What about food and drink?
BYO Food and drink.
6Are there toilets on site?

Safety Information

  • Ages 12+, parental supervision required

  • Small bags only

  • Toilet on site