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PULPIT ROCK GROSE VALLEY SUNRISE
Jay Evans
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Blue Mountains Sunrise Sessions

Jay Evans
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Three Sisters from Echo Point
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Blue Mountains Sunrise Sessions
Jay Evans
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GOVETTS LEAP SUNBURST
Jay Evans
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Blue Mountains Sunrise Sessions
Jay Evans
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Join me for a Sunrise Session at one of the Blue Mountains' best lookouts

About the event

Come and Join me for a morning Sunrise session in the Blue Mountains, where we will work on our Sunrise Landscape Photography capturing the stunning landscape vistas the Blue Mountains Valleys, Grose, Jamison, Kedumba and Megalong are famous for.

These sessions will occur once per month, providing an opportunity to get together for some sunrise fun, and pickup some tips on landscape photography techniques, the gear we use, and learn about Sony Digital Imaging equipment with the possibility of getting hands on with some Sony gear*

See the dates and locations available below, or when you click on Book Now.

YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!

Attend this event and receive one entry into the draw for a chance to win one of five tickets to the ultimate Scene experience in Paris, France! Join as many events as you can between Friday 8th September - Tuesday 31st October 2023 The more events you attend, the more chances you have to WIN! For competition details, terms & conditions head over to the Scene Festival site

I have been photographing the Blue Mountains for well over a decade, and each location will be selected based on local knowledge of conditions and time of year, giving us the best possible opportunity to capture some unique and memorable sunrise imagery.

Each location is easily accessible from nearby parking, and once we meet, we will spend some time going through the landscape photography basics and gear, along with some location based tips that will help you get the most out of your session, and, as a local guide, I will give some interpretive guiding on the history, geology, flora and fauna so you will leave with a deep appreciation of the area to help tell the story of your images.

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.

Currently Available Session Dates/Times:

  • Sunday 21st May - Govetts Leap, Blackheath
  • Saturday 7th June - Echo Point, Katoomba
  • Sunday 23rd July - Govetts Leap, Blackheath
  • Sunday 27th August - Govetts Leap, Blackheath
  • Saturday 23rd September - Echo Point, Katoomba
  • Saturday 21st October - Govetts Leap, Blackheath
  • More dates/sessions will be added for November and December at a later time.

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. You may wish to bring a Macro lens.
  • 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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