Change Your Photography

An immersive 5-day experience to get you thinking differently about photography.

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"Change Your Photography"

New location for 2021 Post-Lockdown
Victorian Gold Fields
Sept 2 - 6


Step outside your familiar structures in search of your own photographic style. An immersive 5-day experience to get you thinking differently about photography.

Photography Schools and Camera Clubs are really great at providing structure when learning the craft of photography, but there often comes a point at which that very structure is what holds you back from achieving your full creative potential. This workshop is designed to drag you out of the comfort zone and give you permission to find your own style. If you're ready to make a change, this is the workshop for you.

This workshop is run by Ewen Bell and Shellie Froidevaux. Their experience in workshops and teaching is exceptional.

2021 Sep 2 - Sep 6
2022 Aug 11 - Aug 15
Maximum group size of 8, priced at AU$3880

Fully Inclusive
Program, Accommodation & Meals
Single rooms for all participants
Discount for Couples


The location for the September 2021 workshop will be a special farmhouse in the Victorian Goldfields, about halfway between Clunes and Ballarat. There's internet access and a tennis court and Shellie will be handling the catering to make this event a delicious way to expand your photographic horizons.

Read about our "last minute workshop"
update for Sept 2021!

What We Cover

Ewen and Shellie will guide you through an intensive program of hands on sessions, with pockets of downtime so you can absorb the workshop material.

  Start Doing It Different

  The Lens Problem

  Attitude is Essential

  Light is Everything

  Manipulating Light

  Room for Composition

  Curating & Expression

  Processing vs Printing

  Portrait of a Story

  Capturing with Purpose

  Defining the Portrait

  Genres vs Cliches

  Black & White

  Reaching Your Full Potential

  Purpose and Voice

  Know your Audience

  How We Learn

  Documentary vs Art

5-Day Workshop

Immersive workshop with the works.

Luxury Farmhouse Accommodation

Maximum group size of 8.

Bring your camera. Bring a Laptop.

Open to anyone. Beginner or advanced.

Your Workshop Mentors

Ewen Bell

Workshop mentor since 2004. Photographer/Contributor for National Geographic USA, Food & Travel UK and Digital Photographer UK. Author of ReIMAGINE.

Shellie Froidevaux

Also known as @ironchefshellie, she is busy on the Melbourne food scene shooting recipes, cookbooks and lifestyle content for luxury hotels, wineries and restaurants.

Workshop Schedule

2021 Sep 2 - Sep 6

2022 Aug 11 - Aug 15

Day 1
12pm Arrival and Lunch
2pm Introduction Talk
4pm Review Sessions
7pm Dinner

Day 2
8am Breakfast
9am Session on Composition + Diversity
11am Photography Session
1pm Lunch
2pm Session on Curation + Consistency
4pm Photography Session
7pm Dinner

Day 3
8am Breakfast
9am Session on Light
11am Photography Session
1pm Lunch
2pm Session on Processing + Purpose
4pm Session on Documentary + Art
7pm Dinner

Day 4
8am Breakfast
9am Session on Capturing with Purpose
11am Photography Session
1pm Lunch
2pm Session on Creative vs Reactive
4pm Print Session
7pm Dinner

Day 5
8am Breakfast
9am Session on "The New Plan"
11am Departure from Farmhouse

Reviewing Your Work

The starting point for this workshop is a review process.

We intend to be very direct and very honest. This workshop is for people who are genuinely ready to change their photography. We're not here to puff anyone's ego, and we're not here to simply score some points. It doesn't matter how good your photography is, it only matters whether you want to make it better.

When you register for the workshop you'll be sent a welcome kit which outlines what we'd like you to prepare for the initial review session. It won't be onerous and can be completed online.

What's Included

Luxury Farmhouse Accommodation
Single rooms as standard.
Discount for Couples or Twin Share.

All Meals
Shellie will cook and care for all guests.

Hands On Printing
Take your work home in print.

Critical Review
We start with a review of your photography.

Course program delivered by Ewen and Shellie.


There's an amazing amount of potential that can be hidden beneath the competition structure of clubs. We want to bring that talent into the light.

How to Book

Please fill out the registration form below. For the Sept 2021 workshop, full payment of $3880 is required. In the event of covid/lockdown interupting this event, you will be given full credit towards the next workshop.

Once the deposit is received we'll have a chat about your camera gear and make sure you have everything you need for the workshop before you arrive, plus we'll send you details on how to prepare your review folio. If you're buying the workshop as a special present we can keep that a secret too!

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