Sunset to Stars – Cathedral Rocks and Bombo Quarry

A man standing under the stars

If you’re looking at learning how to get the most out of your camera, learning first hand the technical and creative side of photography out in nature, than this is the workshop for you. Visiting two of the world’s greatest seascape locations, we will catch the sunset at Cathedral Rocks Kiama before heading to Bombo Quarry where we will photograph the night sky.

Overview/What to Expect

Living on the coast my entire life, I’ve always had a love and respect for the ocean. After picking up a camera, it was inevitable that seascapes would be something I developed a passion for and thankfully here on the South Coast we have some of the worlds greatest coastal landscapes. In this workshop I will share my personal techniques used when shooting the ocean, covering my entire workflow.

The initial thought process, selecting strong compositions, working in variable low light situations with moving water, and correctly exposing for a high dynamic range are just some of the things I will touch upon as well as covering off some of the fundamentals.

After sunset at Cathedral Rocks we will shoot the stars over the unique and surreal landscape at Bombo Quarry. Night photography is an experience unlike anything else in photography but can be a little tricky at first. Here I will go over the settings and methods used to capture the night sky, covering light painting techniques as well as working in the ambient low light in order to capture photo’s that look absolutely surreal.

This workshop is best suited for those who have been shooting for at least 6 months and are now looking to take things to the next level. If you’re a complete beginner, I recommend you try a one-on-one workshop first.


Locations visited during workshop:

Beginning at the Jones Beach car park in Kiama we will shoot:

  • Cathedral Rocks
  • Bombo Quarry


Date: Join waiting list for next date announcement 
Location: Cathedral Rocks/Bombo Quarry
Group Size: Maximum of 8 workshop participants
Skill Level: Recommended at least 6 months of experience but generally suited for all skill levels.
Fitness Level / Difficulty: Walking distances are no greater than 15 minutes
Price: $250 (AU) + GST

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Bombo Quarry William Patino
A vibrant sunrise behind sea stacks

What's Included

  • Guided tour to some of the world’s best seascape locations
  • Full photography tuition from myself with ample one-on-one time
  • Experience shooting in low light and night photography
  • Complete break down and understanding of common photography terms
  • Learn to shoot and understand manual mode
  • Light painting and steel wool photography
  • Ask as many questions as you like along the way
Steel Woll photography
A sunset by a rocky shore

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