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Refocus Retreat 2018

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Social Media & Marketing
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Hands On / Shooting Workshop
Presentation or Panel
Optional Activities
Self Improvement
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Friday 22nd June
Friday 22nd June
REGISTRATION & Tradeshow
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Tradeshow, Free Mini Massages & Print Demonstrations
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tradeshow, Free Mini Massages & Supplier talks
Self Improvement
Optional Activities

Register - grab your showbag and a glass of champagne, get a free mini massage, or listen in on one of our supplier talks. Book your options on arrival 🙂

Afternoon Tea

Tradeshow, Free Mini Massages & Print Demonstrations
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Tradeshow, Free Mini Massages & Supplier Presentations
Self Improvement
Optional Activities

Register - grab your showbag and a glass of champagne, get a free mini massage, or get your print on with Kayell & Epson, or watch one of supplier talks. Book your options on arrival 🙂

Welcome & Speaker Intros

Intro Presentation
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
with Jade Wisely & Kym Griffiths

Dinner Keynote
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
with Carla Gottgens
Portrait Stream
Fashion & Editorial
Presentation or Panel

In her speech Carla will talk about her journey as a photographic story teller working for one of the world’s largest news wire company’s, Bloomberg. The challenges she has faced as a female photographer in still a very male dominated genre of photography, and what she believes are the bonuses of being a woman in this field. Her inspirations and her approach to her subject, what she does to create her photo stories and why she was chosen as one of Bloomberg’s global photographers for International Women’s Day. Carla will talk about how her approach can be used across all genres of photography and what you can find in your own backyard to keep your eye fresh.

DINNER
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Social Activity
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
- To be announced soon!
Optional Activities

Saturday 25th May
Saturday 25th May
Landscape Walks ( Optional)
6:00 am - 7:30 am
With Janis House
Landscape / Traditional Process
Hands On / Shooting Workshop
Optional Activities

LANDSCAPE WALKS

Join Janis on her morning landscape walks to learn how she takes in and captures the environment with her unique perspective.

Breakfast
6:30 am - 8:30 am

Keynote - Large Group Activity
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Portrait Stream
Fashion & Editorial
Social Media & Marketing
Hands On / Shooting Workshop
Self Improvement

MORNING TEA

Traditional Process -Cyanotypes - 1A
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
With Janis House
Landscape / Traditional Process
Hands On / Shooting Workshop
Technical / Workflow

Traditional Process

Janis will show us through her favourite and easiest alternative process – Cyanotypes. Her workshop will look at different methods to apply this fun technique to various materials and you will leave with your very own unique piece of art.

SOLD OUT!!!
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
With Beth Fernley
Portrait Stream
Hands On / Shooting Workshop

Moment Design : Family Photography

Creating the perfect Fashion Editorial - 1C
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
With Karen Woo
Fashion & Editorial
Hands On / Shooting Workshop
Presentation or Panel

Creating the perfect Fashion Editorial

Karen Woo’s fashion editorial work have appeared in international and Australian magazines from The Rake Japan, Plaza Uomo to the Collective Hub. Watch and enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at how Karen works closely with her Art Director/Fashion Stylist, Emily Edwards to create the perfect fashion editorial for clients. She will discuss and show her process of developing creative concepts, working with lighting and fashion styling while she works with her subject to capture a series of storytelling images. The photoshoot will be set up outdoors (if weather permits) using portable Profoto lighting equipment. Cameras are welcome to take behind the scenes images but is not mandatory for the workshop.

SOLD OUT!!!
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
With Lacey Barratt
Portrait Stream
Newborn & Maternity
Hands On / Shooting Workshop

Birth Photography - Mock Shoot

BUFFET LUNCH
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Capturing Motherhood -2A
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
with Emily Black
Portrait Stream
Newborn & Maternity
Presentation or Panel

MOTHERHOOD – THE THREAD

A woman is a mother from the moment of conception. Maternity sessions are so much more than an add on to a newborn package, it is honouring this most transformative journey in a woman’s life, where Motherhood is born. Emily will guide you through the process of learning how your experience of motherhood is your greatest asset in building your style and can set your maternity and newborn photography apart through the art of ‘connection’.

Wedding Shooting 101: Perseverance, pricing PDF's and pushing your buttons. 2B
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
With Kelly Tunney
Wedding Stream
Business & Sales
Hands On / Shooting Workshop
Presentation or Panel

A little weird I know, but let's talk openly about running a successful business. I'm talking pricing, canned email responses, client meetings, ninja style shooting, exploring lens choices, collaborations, longevity, AIPP awards, alternative business models (and probably 18 other rad topics)!!

SOLD OUT
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
With Robyn Campbell
Business & Sales
Presentation or Panel

Finding Your Business Niche

During this hands on workshop discover your unique photographic identity and create a new and exciting Business Enterprise that works for you. Learn the four “P’s” for marketing your individualised product and discover the joy of going to “work” every day to a business that your clients will love because you love it too!

Afternoon Tea

Styling and Photography Refined - Vicky Papas 3A
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
with Vicky Papas
Fashion & Editorial
Business & Sales
Presentation or Panel

PRESENTATION If ever there was a workshop on the power of passion and belief, this is the one. This is not just about photography but about the bigger picture. Since picking up the camera Vicky Papas Vergara has made it her own with her inherent artistic ability and exceptional eye. Vicky has initialled a style that has elevated her onto an international photographic platforms that has seen her awarded many times over. Vicky has presented talks and workshops in Europe, USA and New Zealand that have seen her participants inspired with new possibilities for their photography. Vicky is very excited to share her own journey with you all and show you how to create affordable, wearable art ready for the camera. From all angles Vicky will go through her processes from camera set up, lighting, posing, directing, connecting and more. Get ready to watch Vicky kick off her shoes and create her magic on the spot, to reveal her signature style that celebrates the Goddess in all of us !

SOLD OUT
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
with Shireen Hammond APP.L M.Photog III - Sponsored by Kayell Australia
Portrait Stream
Wedding Stream
Technical / Workflow

Creative Lighting

Shireen will be covering using various forms of external lighting, including flash, constant light such as video and LED lighting and Elinchrom Quadra's - for indoor and outdoor images, to help you paint and re-shape light and create 'drama' and or a 'wow factor' and a 'point of difference' in your images. Whilst we'll be showing this with a wedding view on the retreat, all the techniques translate to portraiture.

Birth Photography - Mock Shoot - 3C
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
With Lacey Barratt
Portrait Stream
Newborn & Maternity
Hands On / Shooting Workshop

Birth Photography - Mock Shoot

FREE TIME
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dinner Keynote
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
With Kelly Tunney
Wedding Stream
Presentation or Panel

DINNER
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Social Activity
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Nikon Night - I AM EXPERIMENTING
Optional Activities

Sunday 24th June
Sunday 24th June
Landscape Walks ( Optional)
6:00 am - 7:30 am
With Janis House
Landscape / Traditional Process
Hands On / Shooting Workshop
Optional Activities

LANDSCAPE WALKS

Join Janis on her morning landscape walks to learn how she takes in and captures the environment with her unique perspective.

Breakfast
6:30 am - 9:00 am

How street style has impacted my Fashion Photography career
9:00 am - 10:00 am
With Karen Woo
Fashion & Editorial
Social Media & Marketing
Presentation or Panel

How street style has impacted my Fashion Photography career (45-60mins) Fashion photographer Karen Woo has collaborated with some of the biggest international and Australian brands from Dior, Net-a-Porter, Mercedes-Benz to Aquila, and realising how street style has played an integral part in building her career in fashion photography. Karen, a wife and mother of one has invested financially and time to travel the world to shoot trendy people on the streets. Her obsession for fashion, people and spotting trends has quickly turned her into one of Australia’s sought after Fashion Photographers in which she has created fashion editorials/campaigns, street style and social media content for well-known brands. In this session, Karen will use case studies to share her insights and discuss how she approaches each fashion photography project. She will reflect on her experiences and business decisions so you will leave the session with greater knowledge and how to kick start your fashion photography career. For in-depth and hands-on workshops, please register to Karen’s two part photography workshop series: 1) Creating the perfect fashion editorial; and 2) How to create beauty content for Social Media. Proudly sponsored by 3INA (pronounced "Mee-na") Makeup brand.

MORNING TEA

Mastering Facebook 4A
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
with Annie Murray
Business & Sales
Social Media & Marketing
Presentation or Panel

Mastering Facebook

Need to book more clients? Facebook got you frustrated? In this workshop you’ll learn how to get more likes, comments & reach on Facebook by understanding what people are wanting to see before they will book a shoot with you. Why Facebook? Because in freaking powerful! When you know how to use it the right way. Start using Facebook in a way that organically draws clients towards you turning your marketing message into a client attraction machine. Annie will share some secrets to getting booked out months in advance and finding the type of clients who will value you and happily pay your prices. Annie has become a modern day marketing genius with her heartfelt and authentic way to communicate on social media using her knowledge on human & consumer behavior that generated over $200,000 in sales with a gazillion bunches of flowers and boxes of chocolates sent from clients to say Thankyou.

SOLD OUT!!!
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
With Connie Lawson
Portrait Stream
Newborn & Maternity
Hands On / Shooting Workshop
Technical / Workflow

Newborn Session Prep, Styling, Workflow, & Lighting Presentation followed by a Newborn Live Demo Connie will be covering session preparation, styling to ensure your clients gallery is cohesive in presentation and session workflow that allows you to have easy, quick sessions that flow from one set up to the next. Master studio lighting for newborn photography. Connie will be reinforcing everything presented in her presentation with a live demo that will not only show her session workflow but will explain and cover the basics of studio lighting, including: equipment options, technical settings, light placement, and lighting effects.

Wedding Workflow and Post Processing 4C
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
with Kelly Tunney
Wedding Stream
Business & Sales
Presentation or Panel
Technical / Workflow

Wedding workflow done right and done faster. Learn everything from the ground-up. I will walk you through everything from a basic wedding workflow to editing for awards and what to look for in your images.

BUFFET LUNCH
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Best Photoshop Tricks 5A
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
With Karen Alsop
Presentation or Panel
Technical / Workflow

The Best Photoshop Tricks Learn Photoshop tricks that will increase your editing workflow and give you tools to enhance your imagery in unbelievable ways. - Replace boring skies - Change the colour of anything - Work with smart objects and raw images to always have FULL control over your elements - Create your own Photoshop Brushes from your photos and your phone! - Use Photoshop brushes to easily cut out hair, grass and foliage! All processes taught ensure your editing falls within APPA award rule standards. Take your work to the next level by harnessing the power of Photoshop.

Motherhood - The Image (Maternity Shoot) 5B
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
With Emily Black
Portrait Stream
Newborn & Maternity
Hands On / Shooting Workshop

MOTHERHOOD – THE IMAGE A Mother is part of Creation itself. Maternity sessions lend themselves so perfectly to shooting on location. It is when a woman is most connected to nature itself. Emily will guide you through a location maternity session explaining the importance of drawing from your own experience to build connection and trust with your client, and walk you through the ‘hacks’ of the genre, using statement gowns and incorporating fabrics and off camera light sources to create a signature portrait.

Business Secrets 5C
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
With Lacey Barratt
Business & Sales
Presentation or Panel
Technical / Workflow

Learn the Secrets of Business with Lacey Barratt. Lacey is a multi-award wining photographer and accredited member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). She is also a part of the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers and Birth Photographers Australia. She's a true artist and an avid lover of all things birth, breastfeeding, bodies and babywearing. In this workshop Lacey will be teaching her tips and tricks of birth photography and how to be successful in this beautiful chaos that is business. With two mock birth photo shoots scheduled, this workshop is a must-attend for all aspiring and established birth photographers - there is something to learn for everyone. Join us to discover Lacey's insights into in person sales, the importance of packaging, documentary branding and so much more. You can learn more about Lacey at www.laceybarratt.com.au and laceybarrattlive.com

Afternoon Tea

Moment Design: Wedding & Couple Photography 6A
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
with Beth Fernley
Wedding Stream
Business & Sales
Hands On / Shooting Workshop

Couture Styling for Fabulous Fine Art portraits 6B
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
with Vicky Papas
Portrait Stream
Fashion & Editorial
Hands On / Shooting Workshop
Presentation or Panel

PHOTOSHOOT If ever there was a workshop on the power of passion and belief, this is the one. This is not just about photography but about the bigger picture. Since picking up the camera Vicky Papas Vergara has made it her own with her inherent artistic ability and exceptional eye. Vicky has initialled a style that has elevated her onto an international photographic platforms that has seen her awarded many times over. Vicky has presented talks and workshops in Europe, USA and New Zealand that have seen her participants inspired with new possibilities for their photography. Vicky is very excited to share her own journey with you all and show you how to create affordable, wearable art ready for the camera. From all angles Vicky will go through her processes from camera set up, lighting, posing, directing, connecting and more. Get ready to watch Vicky kick off her shoes and create her magic on the spot, to reveal her signature style that celebrates the Goddess in all of us !

Photographing Special Needs Children 6C
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
with Robyn Campbell
Portrait Stream
Presentation or Panel
Technical / Workflow

PHOTOGRAPHING SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN Photographing children with additional needs can be challenging and rewarding. Learn more about Sensory Needs and how you can cater to your clients to create memorable portraits that will be treasured. Develop your own Photoshoot Questionaire with sensory profiling and loads of tricks learnt from years of shooting quirky fabulous kids!

TRADITIONAL PROCESS – CYANOTYPES 6D
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
With Janis House
Landscape / Traditional Process
Hands On / Shooting Workshop
Technical / Workflow

Traditional Process

Janis will show us through her favourite and easiest alternative process – Cyanotypes. Her workshop will look at different methods to apply this fun technique to various materials and you will leave with your very own unique piece of art.

FREE TIME
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Speakers Panel - On Women in Photography
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Presentation or Panel

DINNER
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Social Activity - Embrace Documentary Screening
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Optional Activities

Monday 25th June
Monday 25th June
Breakfast
6:30 am - 9:00 am

Mentoring / Print & Massage
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Mentoring, Print Workshops with Kayell, and Free Mini Massages
Self Improvement
Optional Activities

Have a lazy Breakfast or get mentoring early - up to you! We have a variety of options for our final morning! Book in for a small group sessions with one of our mentors / speakers, get a free mini massage, or get your print on with Kayell & Epson, as they take you through the value of printing for yourself. Book your options on arrival 🙂

MORNING TEA

SOLD OUT!
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
With Karen Woo
Fashion & Editorial
Social Media & Marketing
Hands On / Shooting Workshop

In this workshop, Karen will help you find your unique style and teach you how to understand your client, pitch a creative idea and create engaging stills/film on your social media platforms. Karen will be proudly working with a global makeup brand, 3INA Makeup to show you ways to visually tell 3INA Makeup brand’s story. Each student will be gifted a box of 3INA Makeup products to create their own social media content, then post it live at the end of the workshop. All students are encouraged to bring a camera (IPhone, compact camera is acceptable) and additional props for flat lay purposes.

Newborn Post Processing Presentation 7B
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
with Connie Lawson
Portrait Stream
Newborn & Maternity
Presentation or Panel
Technical / Workflow

Newborn Post Processing Presentation

Connie will be processing images from her precious live demo and how to achieve clean edits without the use of actions. Connie will also be covering how to create your own actions to help improve your own post processing and to speed up how long it takes to edit.

Wedding Album Design 7C
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
With Fiona Handbury
Wedding Stream
Business & Sales
Presentation or Panel
Technical / Workflow

Featuring Smart Albums & Sponsored by Seldex

BUFFET LUNCH
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

SOLD OUT !!!
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
With Annie Murray
Portrait Stream
Hands On / Shooting Workshop

Posing Women - Finding your beautiful

Discover the secrets to shaping a womens body in a way she likes herself again, regardless of age, shape, size or ability. Eliminate that awkward moment when a client is standing in front of you waiting for guidance and you go blank. You’ll walk away with the confidence to never go blank again whether it’s a man, woman or child individually or in a group. Suitable for any type of photographer who shoots humans. Weddings, Families, Portraits etc. Bring your cameras and be prepared to get down and dirty with this fun interactive workshop. You’ll receive a posing guide to take home so you never go blank again.

In Person Sales - Are Not Dirty Words 8B
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
With Shireen Hammond
Business & Sales
Presentation or Panel
Technical / Workflow

Shireen will show you step by step through this amazing workshop, with her proven techniques of 18 years, how to flourish with In Person Sales. She will show you how you don't need to "Sell" anything, rather learn to "guide" your clients to purchasing.

PR for Photographers 8C
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
with Karen Alsop
Business & Sales
Social Media & Marketing
Presentation or Panel

PR for Photographers

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Presentation or Panel

Afternoon Tea

Refocus Retreat 2018