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Photography Camp

INFO: Day Program. 4 days, 3 nights. Monday – Thursday. Grades 9 – 12. Male and Female. Extra Cost: $150. Leave from Gordon Station at 9am Monday 20 May, return to Gordon Station at 3:30pm Thursday 23 May 2019.

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NOTE: There has been a change in the posted accommodation. In order to cater for a larger number of students on Photography camp, we have moved the camp to Land’s Edge Chowder Bay site. This is a beautiful venue with breathtaking views of Middle Harbour and east out through the heads. It also has excellent views of other parts of Sydney Harbour. The venue itself is surrounded by beautiful sandstone buildings, battlements, and interesting sites and nature. The venue also allows the group to work in a single large room with projection facilities to enable easy sharing of information and photos taken during the camp.

These changes are acknowledged in the Photography Camp Note below.

The Photography program will again be held in Sydney in 2019. Students spend time in the City of Sydney transiting across town from beaches to the inner west, harbours to gardens.

“The Tourist” is the theme for this year’s program. Students will have the opportunity to get behind the lens and share their perspective on contemporary Australian lifestyles through the eyes of the tourist. They will be photographing architecture, urban landscapes, social hotspots, beaches, and some of the more well-known icons around the harbour.

This year the group will be spending time in the Adobe Offices in Sydney, where they will experience some training sessions in using Photoshop and LightRoom to manipulate and manage the photos they have taken so far on the camp. If time permits, the students will also get a tour of the Adobe Offices.

 

Accommodation is at a few locations, including:

  • The Rocks Youth Hostel, renowned for its amazing location and rooftop gardens, ideal for photography.
  • Cockatoo Island – An excellent spot in Sydney Harbour with amazing night lights
  • Sydney Central YHA – a central hostel in the city next door to Central Station, a bustling zone full of movement and activity.

As well as taking photos there will be plenty of time to enhance skills and knowledge through guest photographers, tours and gallery visits in the CBD.

This camp is for those students who wish to spend time in the city developing their photographic skills and working with a range of others with varying abilities. Learning from the staff and from each other, the time spent taking photos and sharing tips and techniques will help to improve the quality of photos.

Departure time:

8:45am for a 9.00 departure on Monday 20 May, from Gordon Station, on the east side of the station along Werona Avenue.

Pick up:

3:30pm, Thursday 4 May, from Gordon Station, or students can be dismissed from Wynyard Station if they are to be catching the L90 bus back to their homes (specific permission required).

Please note that this program is a customised program for NBCS, and while the school contributes the majority of funds towards it, due to the expensive nature of this particular program and the city accommodation, a $150 surcharge is necessary.

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