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Join me for a Sunrise Session at Govetts Leap in Blackheath

About the event

Join me for a captivating morning Sunrise session at Govetts Leap Lookout in Blackheath, nestled within the breathtaking Blue Mountains. Together, we'll embark on a journey to master Sunrise Landscape Photography, seizing the awe-inspiring vistas of the Grose Valley.

This session holds a special allure as we witness the sun ascend majestically through the heart of the Grose Valley, offering a prime opportunity to capture the essence of this remarkable world heritage landscape.

Gather with fellow enthusiasts for a sunrise adventure. Delve into the fundamentals of landscape photography, from equipment essentials to refining your capture and editing techniques. Plus, dive into the world of Sony Digital Imaging equipment, with a chance to get hands-on experience*.

Beyond honing your photography skills, immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of the Blue Mountains' World Heritage areas. Gain insights into the geological wonders, diverse flora and fauna, and the storied history of Govetts Leap. Discover the significance of this iconic site to Australian conservation efforts, enriching your ability to craft compelling narratives through your images.

With over a decade of experience capturing the essence of the Blue Mountains, Govetts Leap holds a special place in my heart. Its accessibility and stunning vistas promise an unparalleled canvas for creating unique and unforgettable sunrise imagery.

Why not spend the rest of your day exploring other great locations in the mountains, where I am able to offer you some travel tips on places to visit based on the conditions of the day.

FITNESS REQUIREMENTS - We will generally be meeting and working at an accessible lookout, close to vehicles with little to no stairs to manage, but some sessions will require some adventurous bushwalks. As such, check the Location for the "Grade" of each session:

  • Grade 1 - Easy to access for all levels.
  • Grade 2 - Some walking and small number of well formed stairs with handrails to navigate.
  • Grade 3 - Small distance bush walking (<5km) with some inclines and stairs. Stairs may be unformed with no handrails. Walks may be on muddy tracks. Moderate levels of fitness required.
  • Grade 4 - Long distance walks (<10km) with inclines, stairs, muddy and slippery unformed tracks and a high degree of self awareness, good mobility and good fitness required.
  • Grade 5 - Totally bush. Tracks are largely unformed and over uneven terrain often in highly remote and declared wilderness areas where minimal impact techniques are employed. Experienced bushwalkers only. High degree of mobility and fitness required.

Jay is licensed to operate Photography tours and Bushwalk Activities in NSW National Parks under an Eco Pass License # LIC20/116.

We wish to acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the country we visit during our tours, the Gundungurra, Dharug, Wiradjuri, Darkinjung and Thawawal people and pay our respects to elders past, future and ongoing.

WILL WE HAVE SONY EQUIPMENT TO TRY?

*From time to time we will have Sony Digital Imaging equipment to try while we are on our sessions. This will always be dependent on what Sony has available to loan and our ability to get gear to our location. Check in with me before hand if you want to try anything in particular during the session and we will try to coordinate it for you.

WHY IS THERE A FEE?

Apart from receiving Landscape photography coaching & tuition from your highly experienced guide and tutor, your small fee covers my business costs for hosting such tours in NSW National Parks, Council Reserves and Crown Lands which includes:

  • Any National Park Entry Fees ($4.64 per person per day).
  • License fees (such as NSW National Parks EcoPass).
  • Public Liability Insurance to cover Bushwalking and Wilderness Activities (a Requirement of  Licenses)
  • An Experienced and Accredited Guide and Photography Educator with Remote Area First Aid Accreditation.
  • Other Ancillary costs.

 

Techniques covered

  • Bushwalking for Landscape Photographers
  • Landscape Photography Essentials
  • Capturing the Blue Mountains
  • Using Filters and Circular Polarisers
  • Sunrise/Sunset Photography
  • Long Exposure Photography
  • Macro Photography
  • Nature/Wildlife Photography

What to bring

  • Mirrorless or DSLR Camera & Lenses
  • Lens Choice - Wide Angle 16-35mm, Telephoto 24-105mm. Great opportunities for longer focal lengths exist with 100-400mm.
  • Tripod & plates/mounts for your camera
  • Shutter Remote
  • Charged Batteries and empty memory cards
  • Landscape filters inc Grad ND and CPL (if you own them)
  • Comfortable Camera Backpack
  • Good Hiking boots or Walking shoes (waterproof high ankle support boots are essential to access some locations)
  • Hiking clothing suitable for the weather
  • Small towel, Rain jacket & Pack cover if rain is forecast
  • Water bottle (750ml minimum main bottle recommended)

Event FAQs (For general FAQs, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page)

*from time to time we will have Sony Digital Imaging equipment to try while we are on our sessions. This will always be dependent on what Sony has available to loan and our ability to get gear to our location. Check in with me before hand if you want to loan anything in particular during the session and we will try to coordinate it for you.
Conditions will vary, but the upper Blue Mountains is generally cold at sunrise, so I recommend dressing in warm clothing, with gloves and beanie. Some sessions will require hiking appropriate clothing with good hiking boots preferably with high ankle support.
Yes. Our meeting points will begin close to accessible parking areas. Some parking may be on a meter, so be sure to check where you park if payment is required.
Fitness Requirements - We will generally be meeting and working at an accessible lookout, close to vehicles with little to no stairs to manage, but some sessions will require some adventurous bushwalks. As such, check the Location for the "Grade" of each session: Grade 1 - Easy to access for all levels. Grade 2 - Some walking and small number of well formed stairs with handrails to navigate. Grade 3 - Small distance bush walking (<5km) with some inclines and stairs. Stairs may be unformed with no handrails. Walks may be on muddy tracks. Moderate levels of fitness required. Grade 4 - Long distance walks (<10km) with inclines, stairs, muddy and slippery unformed tracks and a high degree of self awareness, good mobility and good fitness required. Grade 5 - Totally bush. Tracks are largely unformed and over uneven terrain often in highly remote and declared wilderness areas where minimal impact techniques are employed. Experienced bushwalkers only. High degree of mobility and fitness required.
You can contact Jay at jay@jaydidphoto.com.au or SMS on 0410 168408

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Jay Evans

Hi, I am Jay Evans. A Nightscape, Landscape, Nature and Astro Photographer based in the Blue Mountains and also a passionate Tour Guide and Educator.I love to e...

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Jay Evans is a great Host! Extremely knowledgeable in Photographic techniques and tips. Jay is also passionate about the Mountains and nature. ☀️😊📷🇦🇺”

Monica Stuardo, Blue Mountains Sunrise Session 21st April 2024
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I loved meeting Jay - he knows his stuff and easily and simply imparts his knowledge to help you get the best out of the photoshoot. ”

Janet O'brien, Blue Mountains Sunrise Session 21st April 2024
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