There?s only one thing better than following your passions and that?s doing it for FREE. And that?s what you can do down in Thredbo this summer with Randy Wieman?s series of photography workshops. [caption id="attachment_7764" align="alignleft" width="300"] Randy Wieman (right)[/caption] Randy has been Thredbo?s official Hotshots photographer for many years, taking snowsport photos all over the mountain as people enjoy their day. He says the most important aspect of taking successful photographs is that ?you have to think?. He adds, ?If you attend my workshops here in Thredbo you are on holiday and you?re relaxed, you actually have the time and the space to think about your photographs. In the city, you?re racing around, thinking about other stuff?. That?s the beauty of these workshops. So far this free summer Thredbo activity has proved popular. Randy has held three sessions, each session with about nine individuals ranging from teenagers to mid-fifties, individuals keen to learn and share their knowledge. Workshops are more about ?getting to know your camera and what a camera does, rather than the subject matter itself. Randy sets everyone exercises to do and participants are encouraged to experiment, compare images and learn photography tips from each other. The next workshop is a focus on Sunrise, held in Thredbo on Saturday December 20th at 6am. Randy says ?Thredbo is experiencing one of the wettest springs and summers of all time, everything is green and lush and nice?. [caption id="attachment_6432" align="alignleft" width="300"]A hobby to use everywhere you go. A hobby to use everywhere you go.[/caption]

Photography Workshops Sessions for 2015:

- Saturday 10th January Running action shots: 9am - 11am - Thursday 15th January Night shots: 9pm - 11pm - Saturday 28th February Mountain Bike / Fly Fishing shots: 9am - 11am - Saturday 21st March Photography competition:? 5pm To join any of the workshops you will need your own camera with manual settings. Email to register your interest. You can also connect with Randy on Facebook.

Book Thredbo Accommodation For Your Photography Course

For easy access to the photography courses the best place to stay are at any of the Lantern Thredbo self- contained apartments scattered around the Thredbo village. All are 1 - 4 star accommodation to suit a variety of budgets. Over summer if you stay for 2 nights you get a third night completely free, check the summer specials on offer or ask Ian or Jill about the best apartment to suit you.