Big Drift Adventure

Sooooo it's been a little while coming but my buddy Dan Wilson and I are running a workshop!! (I say workshop loosely as they can be pretty hit and miss from the ones I've been to) So think of this as more of an open learning group shoot.


Ultimately, this will be an amazing adventure and your chance to see how Dan and I do what we do. We'll cover everything from how we work with models, communication, direction, using natural light, framing, utilising the location, camera settings and the list goes on. We'll be happy to answer any questions and share the knowledge we have.


The best part is you'll get to work with 2 incredible models, Maddie Neville and Chelsea Hooker (highly recommend checking these amazing ladies out) in my most favourite location to shoot, the Big Drift at Wilsons Prom. Maddie and Chelsea are some of my favourite people to shoot with, not just because they are amazing models but because they bring their own uniqueness to images. There are some models that you'll work with that will improve your work and help you develop and Maddie and Chelsea are definitely some of those models. With fun personalities and beautiful outlooks on life, they are super fun to shoot with.


We'll be shooting a mixture of fashion/implied/topless in the vast sand dunes that is the drift. If you haven't been there before it's just incredible, transporting you into another world with so many opportunities. See the little drone video I took below

Date: Sunday 6th of October


We'll start our adventure in Richmond, where we'll all jump in a minivan and head out to Wilsons Prom. It's a 2.5 hour drive, which will give us all a great opportunity to get to know each other, share some stories and sing some songs! Dan can actually sing, where I just attempt to, so bring your singing voices ;)


Arriving at the Prom at 3pm, it's a half hour walk from the carpark to the drift and if you've never been or heard of the walk there, the last incline to reach the dunes is brutal haha so be sure to wear appropriate footwear for a walk. It can also get a little windy so a light jacket wouldn't go astray either. We'll be supplying plenty of water and snacks along the way.


Once settled, Dan and I will talk about what we do and why we do it. Working with Maddie and Chelsea, we'll run through how we shoot, showing you examples and explaining techniques. Answering any questions you have along the way. Afterwards, we'll split into 2 groups, each shooting with one model each and then switching it up. Sunset is at 7:30 so there'll be plenty of time (3.5 hours) for you to shoot Maddie and Chelsea individually and together in a range of different wardrobe options. Dan and I will be helping and assisting you anyway we can.


I anticipate we'll get back to the van at 8:30 and back in Richmond at 11pm


This is going to be an incredible opportunity to work with 2 brilliant models in a stunning location! Plus you get to hang out with Dan and I haha


Spots are strictly limited to 8 photographers on a first come first served basis, so get in quick!


Cost $450


$100 non refundable deposit required to secure your spot - please read the full Terms and Conditions below and submit your details




I permit the photographers Chris Smith and Daniel Wilson to use the photograph(s) and/or video therefrom and any other reproductions or adaptations therefrom either complete or in part alone or in conjunction with any wording and/or drawings for uses including publicity on social media channels, personal portfolio and website, editorial/magazine submissions and any marketing material.


No images to be sold to any persons or uploaded to any stock image websites unless agreed upon.


Censoring of images will only be applied to images posted on social media where required. No censoring will be applied to images uploaded to personal websites or submitted to online magazines or magazine features


All parties involved must be credited in any social media and website posts.


Under no circumstances will the photographers be held responsible for the loss or damage of any items used in or brought to the workshop


Under no circumstances will the photographers be held liable for any personal injuries suffered while on the workshop


I understand that I do not have any interest in the copyright to the photograph(s) nor shall I receive any payment. I further waive any and all rights to review or approve any usage of the images, any written copy or finished product.

Deposits are non refundable. No refunds for any cancellations made within 7 days of the workshop date


Unless the weather forecast is extreme storms or wind, the workshop with go ahead come little bit of rain, probably not hail and definitely shine.


I am over 18 years old and have read and fully understand the Terms and Conditions.

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