2021 – May (Fundamentals)

Photography Fundamentals Workshop 

May 13th to 16th – 3 nights / 4 days

By Popular Demand we have added another Photography Fundamentals Workshop

                       With John Armytage & Ray Jennings 

Fundamentals Photography Course – Port Macquarie

Capped at 15pp – (9 Spots available) 

Focus Plus Members $395.00pp 

Non Focus Plus members $495.00

Full payment is required at time of booking to secure your spot

(Includes on location Tuition and Boardroom education).

Education – We will be using the River Room in The Westport Club.

Recommended accomodation  

Port Macquarie (Caravan Park)


Mantra The Observatory 


Mantra Quayside


Rydges (Sails) 


It will be a weekend full of learning and fun and you will go home with an improved knowledge of photography and hopefully some cracking shots.  

The learning part will comprise watching an instructional videos, discussing the contents and then putting those theories into action at the sunrise and sunset shoots.


If time permits, we aim to cover the majority of these topics during the course of the weekend.

1: Getting to know your camera settings
2: Camera Handling
3: Understanding Filters
4: Long Exposure Photography
5: Lightning Photography
6: Composition
7: Looking for Angles and shapes
8: Exposure settings for water flow effects
9: Finding your point of interest
10: Basics of Tripod use at different heights
11: How you can predict good cloud using apps.
12: Understanding Tides and Swell
13: Safety in Photography
14: Milky Way Photography
15: Apps that will assist your photography 

Some post Processing in Lightroom & Photoshop if we get time.

PLEASE Note – Education starts in the River Room in Westport Club (Port Macquarie)

Thursday afternoon at 3.00pm.

Shoot Locations & Itinerary

Port Macquarie has many shoot locations..

We will finalise our Shooting locations closer to date (Weather Dependent) 

Some of the Shoot location Possibilities are…

Tacking Point Lighthouse / Little Bay / Lighthouse Beach / Oxley Beach / Town Beach / Flynns Beach / Miners Beach 

Note exact locations may change depending on tide and conditions.

Please email John –  john_armytage@bigpond.com for Banking details.

Full payment is required to secure your spot. 


I recently attended a 4 Day Fundamentals Workshop with John and Ray . Without a doubt I learned more in that 4 Days than Years of endless searching on Youtube and trying to figure it all out on my own . John and Ray are both likeable Characters with an easygoing Teaching style but don’t be fooled they are both absolute Pro’s with a love of Photography and a willingness to pass on their knowledge.

We all had a great time . I would recommend any Course or Workshop run by this very Professional Team. 


Kevin Rowley


We have designed our trips with locations that are easily accessible and suitable for a wide range of age groups and fitness levels.

What’s included:

On location tuition, Boardroom tuition.

We are tasked with ensuring you come home with the best possible images.

Not included:

Accomodation, Food & drink, Insurances and transport.

Cancellations & Refunds:

If you wish to cancel your booking, you must advise same by email.

Payments are refundable in full up to 60 days prior to the tour commencing.

No refunds will be available after the expiration of this period unless you are able to arrange a full paying substitute.


John Armytage Photography Tours is not responsible for any loss of equipment, luggage moneys or medical treatment for injuries sustained whilst on tour. Participants are required to arrange the necessary insurance coverage.

John Armytage Photography Tours reserves the right to cancel any tour prior to commencement, whereupon payments will be refunded in full, but is not liable for any other trip preparation expenses.