Past Courses

Photography Workshop – September 2019

By July 3, 2019 September 10th, 2019 No Comments

Love to capture your travel memories? Come to Sargood and sharpen your skills in this practical and exciting photography workshop.

Led by photographer, artist and creative mind, Sue Murray, this workshop has been designed to teach you the basics of photography whilst being exposed to a range of adaptive equipment to get the most out of your camera.


When: 5 – 9 September 2019

Duration: 4 nights

Where: Sargood on Collaroy

Course Program

Check in 2pm
Access to afternoon Weekly Activity Program

2 x 3-hour workshops
10am – 1pm
2pm – 5pm
5pm sunset drinks

2 x 3-hour workshops
10am – 1pm
2pm – 5pm

2 x 3-hour workshops
10am – 1pm
2pm – 5pm

Checkout 10am

Course Inclusions

  • Assistive equipment: tripods that fit to wheelchairs, touchscreen cameras, cameras controlled by app on mobile phones.
  • What makes a good photo:  Composition, Exposure, Clarity of expression
  • Camera controls: Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO
  • Lenses: which lens to use for portraiture & landscape
  • Photography for: Portraiture, Landscape, Events
  • Using light creatively: best lighting for portraiture
  • Practical photography tips: how to hold your camera for stability
  • Short Introduction to editing: with Google’s picasa & Adobe Lightroom

Package Options

$840 wellness package / night $1,200 wellness and support package / night
4 night’s accommodation in deluxe suite (sleeps 4, upgrade to ocean view or family suite available on request at additional charge)4 night’s accommodation in deluxe suite (sleeps 4, upgrade to ocean view or family suite available on request at additional charge)
3-day photography skills workshop3-day photography skills workshop
Daily catered lunchDaily catered lunch
No care includedUp to 6 hours of Attendant care per day
Check out 10am MondayCheck out 10am Monday

About your teacher

Sue studied at the National Art School and the Rhode Island School of Art and Design. She lectured at University and TAFE whilst completing a Master of Fine Arts. Exhibiting since the mid 1990’s both in group and solo exhibitions as well as undertaking commissioned projects including National Museum, Canberra, Australian Museum, Sydney as well as the Liverpool and Bankstown Hospitals. 

Sue began her creative studio practice working in the traditional form of documentary photography where the photographer interprets their subject. Major projects include a nursing home in the USA she was resident photographer for two years for which she won an award from Time Magazine New York.  On return to Australia Sue began exploring the subject’s participation in the making of their image.

Throughout her career Sue has been commissioned by numerous public organisations to develop creative projects with a diversity of community groups. These projects have given individuals new opportunities in engaging with the practice of art.

In 2013 Sue developed the Imagine Me project with a grant from the Spinal Injury Network and Delineate, Accessible Arts in partnership with the Don’t DIS My ABILITY Campaign in 2013.
This grant funded a pilot to develop the current project model of digital-imaging workshops using adaptive equipment for people with spinal cord injury.

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