Masterclass in Nature Photography

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  • M a s te rc l a s s in Nature Photography

    An unforgettable eight-day experience in spectacular, tropical north Queensland.29 JUNE 6 JULY 2012

  • M a s te rc l a s s. Your guide and mentor

    Your Masterclass in Nature Photography is led by world-renowned and award-winning nature photographer, Jrgen Freund. Jrgen has won numerous international awards including:

    First Prize, Windland Smith Rice International Award Natures Best Photography, Natures Best Magazine, USA

    First Prize, Nikon Photo Contest International, Japan Underwater Photography category.

    Jrgen Freund and Stella Chiu-Freund offer an exceptional insight and visual testimonial to the beauty and majesty of the Coral Triangle.Jim Leape, Director General, World Wildlife Fund International

  • Yo u r M a s te rc l a s s ex p e r i e n ce

    This unforgettable experience will provide you with advanced skills in nature photography. You will:

    - Develop the specialised skills necessary for photographic work in natural environments

    - Uncover the remarkable, environmental features of Australias tropical far north, gaining an in-depth appreciation for its vibrant and breathtaking flora and fauna

    - Gain an understanding of the legal, ethical, Indigenous and environmental issues associated with nature photography, preparing you for your future work in this field.

  • Their work is educational and inspiring It can help promote further commitments to sustain one of the worlds most extraordinary places.Haruchiko Kuroda, President of the Asian Development Bank

    Location James Cook University (JCU), Cairns Campus and Lake Eacham, Atherton Tablelands. Lake Eacham is an extinct volcanic crater lake, filled with crystal clear water, surrounded by 1200 acres of lush tropical highland rainforest.

    Program 29 June - 6 July 2012While in Cairns, breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided on campus, and dinner will be provided at a local restaurant. On the Atherton Tablelands, all meals will be provided, for the duration of the field trip.

    Thursday 28 June: Bus transfer from Cairns Airport to accommodation. Dinner provided at local restaurant.

    Friday 29 June: 8.00am shuttle to JCU campus for breakfast, course briefing and preparation and private lecture series by Jrgen Freund.

    Saturday 30 June: 7.30am check-out from accommodation. 8.00am shuttle to JCU campus for breakfast. 9.00am departure to Tablelands. Private dinner, during which Jrgen Freund will present and discuss his latest work.

    Sunday 1 July: Participation in dawn shoot with Jrgen at Lake Eacham National Park, watching the master in action.

    Monday 2 July: 9.00am-6.00pm location shoot with Jrgen around the crater lake and surrounding rainforest.

    Tuesday 3 July: 9.00am-6.00pm location shoot with Jrgen including rainforest walks, waterfalls and platypus sighting.

    Wednesday 4 July: 9.00am-1.00pm location shoot with Jrgen in rainforest. 2.00pm transfer back to Cairns accommodation.

    Thursday 5 July: 8.00am shuttle to JCU campus. 9.00am-12.00pm digital photography session with Jrgen. 1.00pm-5.00pm digital media lab access and mentoring by Jrgen. Then return shuttle to accommodation.

    Friday 6 July: 8.00am shuttle to JCU campus. 9.00am participant explication seminars with Jurgen (approximately four hours in length). Bus transfer from JCU campus to Cairns Airport.

    Yo u r M a s te rc l a s s i t i n e ra r y

  • All tuition on both the JCU Cairns campus and in the field Access to all necessary photographic equipment required

    for completing the program, including access to base level SLR digital cameras as well as Canon 20D, 7D and 5D where appropriate

    Access to iMac computers and Photoshop CS5 for post-field trip editing

    Transport to the field trip site and return to JCU Cairns campus Accommodation for nine nights Meals while on the field trip A certificate of completion.Cost of total package: A$3200.00 incl. GST

    Does not include: Alcohol at dinner or other meals Personal expenses, e.g. laundry, phone calls from hotel, mini bar consumption etc. Transportation to and from Cairns, Queensland.

    Yo u r M a s te rc l a s s i n c l u d e s :Lake Eacham Tourism Queensland

  • Masterclass course el igibi l i t y

    It is a requirement that participants have basic photographic experience using a digital SLR camera.

    Places in this professional development program are limited. Applications are due by 4 June.

    Contact the School of Creative Arts for further information regarding the course: www.jcu.edu.au/soca/JCU_085558.html creativearts@jcu.edu.au +61 7 4781 3166

    An online application form and secure payment system is available at: https://alumni.jcu.edu.au/naturephotography

  • The cost of this masterclass is payable in full upon registration. An online application form and secure payment system is available at: https://alumni.jcu.edu.au/naturephotographyAlso, direct transfer payments can be made. Please contact us directly at creativearts@jcu.edu.au or +61 7 4781 3166 and we will forward the direct payment details to you.

    Registration and full payment must be received by Friday 4 June 2012. Following payment, you will be sent a separate receipt.

    Cancellation policy and further information

    Following registration, should you find you are unable to attend this event and we have received a written notification of your cancellation no later than Friday 16 June, a refund of the fee, less an administration charge of 5%, will be made.

    R e g i s te r fo r yo u r M a s te rc l a s s :