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Masterclass in Nature Photography

An unforgettable eight-day experience in spectacular, tropical north Queensland. 19 SEPTEMBER – 26 SEPTEMBER 2012


Masterclass. Your guide and mentor “Jürgen 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

Your Masterclass in Nature Photography is led by world-renowned and award-winning nature photographer, Jürgen Freund. Jürgen has won numerous international awards including: Winner, World Press Photo, The Netherlands Winner, Wildlife Photographer of the Year BBC Wildlife Magazine & Natural History Museum, UK First Prize, Windland Smith Rice International Award Nature’s Best Photography, Nature’s Best Magazine, USA


A Sublime Experience

“This was far and away the best in-the-field photo course I’ve done.”

Carol Hall in foreground Masterclass 1 July 2012

Bruce Terry, Mosman, NSW Non-Executive Director Macquarie Investment Management Ltd

T. Inoue

J. Fruend

Carol Hall, Ballarat, VIC Retired Geography Teacher Now presenter of illustrated talks on travel and photography

“The JCU Nature Photography Masterclass was a wonderful (indeed sublime) experience.”

Bruce Terry in action

Masterclass 1 July 2012


Your Masterclass itinerary

“Their work is educational and inspiring …” 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: 19 September - 26 September 2012 J. Fruend

• Wednesday 19 September: Transport from

Marcia Riederer & Chris McKinnon

Cairns Airport to accommodation at Paradise Palms Resort. Afternoon briefing by Jürgen Freund. Dinner at Paradise Palms Resort. • Thursday 20 - Monday 24 September: 7.30am check-out and travel to the Atherton Tablelands, staying at Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodge. Embark on a five-day fieldtrip workshop, exploring and capturing the diverse and breathtaking beauty of Lake Eacham and its surrounds. • Tuesday 25 September: 10.00am check-out and travel to Cairns, stopping for a picnic lunch and photo shoot at the beautiful Babinda Boulders. Check-in to Paradise Palms Resort by mid afternoon. • Wednesday 26 September: 8:30am check-out and travel to JCU campus. 9:00am-12:00pm final participant seminars with Jürgen Freund. 12pm transport to Cairns Airport.


J. Henderson

Babinda Boulders

Your Masterclass includes: • All tuition on both the JCU Cairns campus and in the field • Transport to the field trip site and return to JCU Cairns campus • Accommodation for seven (7) nights • All meals • A certificate of completion.

Necessary to bring: • Your own SLR camera, all the lenses you have and a cable release • A good tripod is a must with a proper ballhead • Laptop is essential with Adobe Photoshop CS 4, 5 or 6 (not Photoshop Elements) and Adobe Lightroom 4.1. If not available, download Photoshop and Lightroom 30-day free trial version before arrival in Cairns.*

J. Fruend

Cost of total package: A$3210.00 incl. GST

Chico Birrell frames up with a rock wallaby and her joey

Does not include: • Alcohol • Personal expenses, e.g. laundry, phone calls from hotel, mini bar consumption etc. • Transportation to and from Cairns, Queensland. *Lightroom 4 link: http://www.adobe.com/au/products/photoshop-lightroom.html


Masterclass course eligibility

Participants need basic photographic experience using a digital SLR camera. Places in this professional development program are limited. Registrations are due by Friday 14 September 2012.

C. McKinnon

Contact the School of Creative Arts for further information regarding the course: npmasterclass@jcu.edu.au (07) 4042 1066


Registration and payment for your Masterclass: A secure payment system is available at: https://alumni.jcu.edu.au/naturephotography2

If you have any registration or payment enquiries, please contact npmasterclass@ jcu.edu.au or (07) 4042 1066. Registration and full payment must be received by Friday 14 September 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 14 September, a refund of the fee, less an administration charge of 5%, will be made.

The stunning Nandroya Falls, captured by Bruce Terry during Masterclass 1.


T. Inoue

Masterclass 1 prepare for sunrise at breathtaking Lake Tinaroo

For more information: npmasterclass@jcu.edu.au (07) 4042 1066


Masterclass in Nature Photography - September 2012  

An unforgettable eight-day experience in spectacular, tropical north Queensland. 19 September - 26 September 2012.

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