Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains,MGallery by Sofitel - Luxury hotel - Photography Weekends

Photography Weekends

Photography Weekends with Gary Hayes


Appreciate the stunning prehistoric Blue Mountains landscape through the lens of your camera. Capture and communicate the beauty of the surrounding region, as you take your photography skills and knowledge to the next level.

  • Master landscape photography like a pro
  • Make your images shine with practical post processing sessions
  • Discover aerial photography with a hands on drone class
  • Capture stunning images from great Blue Mountains locations
  • Rest and rejuvenate in 4.5 star comfort at Fairmont Resort in the heart of the Blue Mountains
  • Enjoy the meals included in the package
  • Learn printing secrets and take home a fine art 24×17” print of your best image
  • Gary reveals all his top tips and tricks of the trade

The Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains is nestled on the cusp of the Jamison Valley, in the
World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. Renowned for breathtaking scenery Fairmont Resort is an ideal photography destination.


Photography Weekend Dates

Autumn April 2018

Sample Itinerary*

From 3:00pm: Check In and Dinner at Leisure
8:00pm: Welcome Drink and Introduction

Dawn: Sunrise Shoot
8:00am: Breakfast and Master Class
11:00am: Nature Shoot
1:00pm: Lunch
Afternoon: Waterfalls Shoot
4:00pm Master Class
5:00pm: Dinner
6:30pm: Sunset and Astro Shoot

Dawn: Sunrise Shoot
8:00am: Breakfast and Master Class
10:00am: Nature Shoot
1:00pm: Lunch
Afternoon: Nature Shoot
3:30pm: Master Class
5:00pm: Wrap Up

* Subject to change. Weather permitting.

Please Bring

DSLR with interchangeable lenses (that you know well)
Memory card and spare batteries
Lenses: Wide angle (16 up to 35 or zoom)
Medium to telephoto (50-100) with macro optional
Laptop with Lightroom, Photoshop optional
Sturdy, lightweight tripod
Comfortable walking shoes
Comfortable walking clothes, layers, waterproof jacket
Insect repellent, sunscreen, hat

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s included in the weekend?
Two nights’ accommodation
One dinner, two lunches (one on location), two breakfasts
Instruction and Master Classes with professional photographer

What is not included in the weekend price?
Transfers to the Fairmont Resort
Transport to photo shoot locations, please bring your own transport.
Alcoholic beverages and additional meals

Do I need to have any photography experience?
Yes, you should have some photographic experience and be looking to improve landscape technique in the field and processing.

What else do I need to know?
You will need to have reasonable level of fitness to walk on medium inclines and stepped paths. Please provide your own transport throughout day to shoot locations.

Bookings & Enquiries

Bookings Essential – Photography Weekends Places are Limited
Price From $799 per person twin share*
To book your place please call 02 4785 0000 or email reservations@fairmontresort.com.au
Any other questions? Please enquire by calling 02 4785 0000.

*Minimum numbers apply for this event to proceed.

  • Included in this offer

    • Two Nights' Accommodation
    • One Dinner (Saturday Night)
    • Two Lunches (one on location)
    • Two Breakfasts
    • Instruction and Masterclasses with professional photographer
    • Welcome drinks on arrival to meet Gary Hayes and other participants
    • Take home a fine art 24x17” print of your best image
    • Hands on drone class
  • Offer Terms & Conditions

    Photography Weekend Package price is for one person. No Accor Plus Discounts apply for this package or any of its inclusions. Booking must be made minimum 7 days prior to arrival and dates must be over a Friday or Saturday night. No cancellations within 7 days of date of arrival.

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