Shirley Steel




Tony Luha.

Balancing Act

Green Goddess



A unique opportunity to attend a workshop on abstract photography

Shirley Steel is an abstract photographer from the Blue Mountains in NSW. She loves nothing more than being out and about on misty days in the mountains or at the beach. She has developed her own style which is often inspired by impressionists and abstract artists. While much of her work is done on the computer, the images uploaded to Instagram are predominantly edited on the iPad. This has become her artist’s sketchbook for a lot of creative thinking ( For several years Shirley has taught an Abstract Photography workshop with Len Metcalf of Lensschool. Feedback from participants has led to their current project to write a book on Abstract Photography. The writing is well underway and the book will be published in 2020.

Shirley will be running two workshops at the Boulevard Centre while she is in Perth.

The first, Wonder of Abstract - A Practical Guide ($60, see details) will run from 1.30 -4.30pm on Sunday, 20 October, after PhotoWest concludes. Maximum 20 participants

The second workshop, We Can All be Abstract Photographers ($150, see details), will run from 9am – 4.30pm on Monday, 21 October. Maximum 10 participants

The content of the two workshops is different.  For those that attend both workshops there is a discount of $20.


Beautiful water drop images

Tony Luha has been immersed in this fascinating macro world for many years and his images taken with home-built equipment have attracted much attention. The workshop will include a discussion of the various technical challenges in lighting and timing which need to be overcome. The basic methods are amenable to expansion into ever more complex droplet events and some of the techniques have application to a wider range of subjects.

Participants will have the opportunity to use Tony’s set-up to make their own water drop images after Tony has demonstrated how to use the equipment. The workshop ($30, see details) will run from 1.30 – 4.30pm on Sunday, 20 October.

Maximum 15 participants

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