Couran Cove Photography Retreat 9-11 Nov
A 3 FULL Day Retreat on a Photographers Paradise!
And it is without a doubt the best Island Event we have EVER held, its totally suited to both the novice and more experienced photographer with both point and shoot and Digital SLR Cameras.
The 2018 retreat will take place at the picturesque, most beautiful photographers paradise of Couran Cove on South Stradbroke Island just 40 mins by boat from the Gold Coast.
You’ll discover more from your camera in this 3 day retreat that watching hours upon hours of YouTube videos or reading your camera’s manual!!!
The 2018 Couran Cove Retreat will see you experience the best hands on photography training (and we mean fun training!) you will ever experience. The three days and two nights will see you learn so much about your camera you'll be left wondering why did I wait so long to learn this!
Not only will you experience the sensation of taking great photos you will also have the opportunity to learn the best post production tips and tricks in Photoshop and Lightroom and its all hands on!
So what will you actually have fun doing?
Amazing Landscape Photography
Macro & close up Photography
Sunsets & Sunrise Photography
Flora and Fauna Photography
AMAZING Star Trails and Night Scapes
Painting with Light
Off Camera Flash Class
Post Production on your own Images
Champagne Cocktails Friday night
Saturday Night Exclusive BBQ
To Top this all off we will be running a number of competitions over the course of the Retreat, including a $400 Canvas Print prize for one of your photos.
This retreat is strictly limited to TEN clients ONLY
Here are a few images from our past Couran Cove Retreats
Here is some of the Itinerary for the 3 Days
After your boat ride to Couran Cove, we'll Meet and Greet, in the morning session we'll head out and seek out the amazing Flora and Fauna all over the cove, we'll see local Wallabies, maybe a snake or two, lizards, beautiful local flowers and rain forests, we'll also scout out the beaches and maybe take a swim before lunch (two heated pools!)
In the afternoon we will checkout where we will be shooting Friday night, we'll be chasing stars and sunsets of course! Plus we'll spend some time Photoshopping the images from this morning. Before dinner we will have some Champagne Cocktails provided by us!
Sunsets, Ocean-vista's, Star Trails, moonlight photography, slow and long shutter speed sessions, and maybe use of filters!
Sunrise for those feeling fit, we'll jump on the bikes and head to the main beach to capture the sunrise, breakfast at the café (or in your own room)
Mid morning we'll head out for some FUN Macro photography and close up photography in and around the Cove and Rain Forest, late morning will be time for some "me" time, you can go for a swim, play mini golf, go to the Gym, go for a bush walk, go parasailing (if available) and partake in whatever lunch you feel like, of course take more photos.
Dinner will be a retreat BBQ supplied by US, after dinner its time for some night time trick photography, we'll make some amazing images that will last a life time, we'll also use some light painting techniques to create some incredible images. Expect to have a LATE night!!!
Optional sunrise shoot, maybe a closer beach with a different angle, then another hearty breakfast at the café (or your own room), after this a small spot of Photoshopping the night before images.
The rest of Sunday we have some special tasks planned for you to go out and shoot then come back and we'll choose the best images (of course you'll all be winners - eventually!!) Sunday afternoon we'll move around the Cove for some more shots from the rain forest, flora and fauna and more!
Bike Riding – bikes can be hired on the island
Swimming – two heated pools
Quiet time around the pool
Gym and exercise area’s
You are free to move around the island as you please.
The cost for the FULL EXPERIENCE being a two night three-day retreat, which includes all the hands on experience you can handle, the exclusive access with Linda and Darin, an amazing photographers paradise, Friday Night Champange Cocktails, plus Saturday Night BBQ and a VERY special Digital Realism Gift Pack is $595
Not included is accommodation and meals (except Sat night BBQ Dinner) on the island, however there are a multitude of options like Twin Shares from $160 per person (2 nights) from their bookings page online, to rooms on AirBnB, meals from the Island café start at $15, you can also take food, like breakfasts, lunch, dinner etc.
You may to choose to stay longer, it’s such an amazing place.
This retreat is strictly limited to TEN clients ONLY
To reserve you spot please see below or to make a paymant plan
please use our Contact Us form.
Recent Customer Reviews (from FB)
Judi Neumann - " (2018 Winter Retreat) So I just wanted to thank you again for last weekends retreat. I so enjoyed myself. It was one of the best workshop/retreats I have attended. You guys we so humble and gracious when sharing the information.
The way you presented it was great - loved that we got to shoot and then process. The individual attention you gave to each of us was great - very rare in workshops these days. Thank you also for the consideration you had for my limited movement - it was most appreciated."
Elizabeth Wieland - "[I] Did the winter retreat with Darin & Linda, it was an amazing time with some lovely people. The time and care that Darin and Linda took to help me understand what my camera can do was amazing. They answered my questions happily and showed me its ok to take the leap and try something different. No more auto for me I can now use my camera with confidence. Great instructors and really nice people who obviously love what they do. I will be back so much more to learn."
Ken Krenske - "Great weekends training and photography. The sharing between the instructors and the participants was something special. Learnt lots and can only recommend Darin's and Linda's training course to you. And the food was great too 🙂 Thanks to the venue management and staff. Stacey's at the Gap."
Robert Molan -"A great weekend of photography Darin and Linda Mandy made everyone feel welcome and involved. They provided a helping hand to photographers that are relative new to old hands with patience humour and good practical advice. I felt I got more than my money worth and looking forward to continued contact with everyone at the retreat."
Vicky Sprecak -"Just did the 2017 Winter Weekend Retreat with Darin & Linda and had the best time, learnt a lot and got to meet some lovely people. Highly recommended 10/10, can't wait for the next one."
Cancellation: If you need to cancel for any reason please note; if you cancel 30 days prior to the event we will refund you 100% of your payment made, if you cancel within 30 days of the event you will forfeit 50% of the payments made or if you cancel within 7 days of the event you will forfeit 100% of the payments made.
Your booking must be paid in full by Oct 8th 2018.