Change Your Photography

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

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"Change Your Photography"

Shipwreck Coast Victoria
26 May 2022 (Fully Booked)
10 August 2023


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. Indeed the original name for this workshop was "What They Wont Tell You At Camera Club", because it's a workshop event intended to help you on the path to creativity, not conformity. 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.

Push back the boundaries to your photographic expression with an intensive weekend of ideas and challenges. This workshop begins with direct and honest feedback on your work and then leads into a dozen game-changing ideas to reignite your creative energy. Let us help you to be your best.

Priced at AU$3880
Maximum group size of 8
Fully Inclusive
Program, Accommodation & Meals
Single rooms for all participants
Discount for Couples

How To Book

The location for this workshop will be a special farmhouse on the Port Campbell side of Portland. It's a decent drive from Melbourne, but we're hoping a few of our guests will take the chance to plan a few extra days to stop along the Great Ocean Road on their way back home. The farmhouse has laundry faclities and internet.

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

2022 August 11 - 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. A non-refundable deposit of $1200 is required to confirm your place. 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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