The Land I Love Photography Retreat is a weekend created by Pip from The Real Deal Photography and Chantel from Chantel Renae Photography to bring together photographers (and those wanting to be a photographer) with a love for capturing and celebrating life on the land.
This one of a kind weekend of learning, shooting and connecting with other creatives is held at Deepwater Station - a historic grazing property nestled amongst the rolling hillsides of the Great Dividing Range in northern New South Wales.
Pip will be sharing all she has learnt during her years as a family photographer. She will be focusing on connection and how to achieve natural and unposed imagery. Your newfound love for shooting families in a raw and honest way will then be put into practice, shooting alongside Pip on a family shoot and later editing with her in black and white.
Chantel will be teaching you how to get your images perfect, in camera through her easy to digest, hands on shooting. Natural light, and instilling emotion and depth into your images will be her main focus. Various shoots during the day with Chantel will be held throughout the woolshed, with individual photo critiques to follow.
The rural setting of the classroom inside the stations woolshed, will be perfectly complimented with delicious country catering for all day time meals, plus a night full of wood fired pizza and a complimentary drink at the local brewery. After an evening of good food and great company, your country accommodation at Deepwater Station will be waiting for you. If you're a local and prefer your own bed, seats without accommodation are available too.
The weekend is packed full of learning, connecting and shooting. You will also be taking home with you a gift from Pip and Chantel - booklets from each, full of their invaluable knowledge and lessons gathered throughout the years of being professional photographers.
Seats are limited to ten to keep the classrooms small for plenty of one on one learning.
A Little Bit About Us...
Pip is a family photographer based in the small rural town of Texas, Queensland. Since moving back to the country, she feels more connected to the idyllic landscapes and it's people and yearns to tell their stories through her timeless black and white imagery.
She is a self taught photographer who started her photography journey ten years ago, after the birth of her two daughters, Harriet and Parker. They have been a constant source of inspiration for her and documenting their childhood through her lens has influenced her nostalgic and everlasting style.
Chantel is a masterclasser, photographer, wool advocate and mum. A former city girl who fell in love with the bush and a shearer in her early twenties. She now calls rural Australia and the wool industry, her home.
Over the last decade, Chantel has photographed her daily life in the wool industry, turning her happy snaps into her career as Australia's most well known sheep and wool photographer. She now advocates for the wool industry through her photography and telling stories from the land.