In June CPW set out a casting call photographic workshop that would be conducted on the site of the once film set of Man from Snowy River. It has also been used for commercial and most recently the Solo add although a quick blink and you would miss it. So with some great deal of enthusiasm I set off early one Friday morning bound for Melbourne and to travel to a place called Kattaminga near Trentham. The appeal of this workshop was not only to join Glynn Lavender and the CPW crew but to also meet Mike Hollman, an accompliashed landscape photographer from New Zealand. Upon my 4am wake up to catch a 5.00 am flight to Melbourne, I did question my sanity especially as my Photographic travel partner Rita Drysdall was not arriving until Mid Morning. But then the sacrifices you make to save a buck…yeah….
Rita arrived we got our hire car headed off to epping to meet some online Photobuddies for lunch. After lunch we made our way to Kattaminga….and in true Melbourne fashion it was raining and was slightly colder than we had been recently experiencing in Queensland.
With daylight saving we arrived at Kattaminga at Dusk..it was no longer raining but it was certainly cold. That night we had a casual get together,were assigned to our rooms and made for an early night as a sunrise shoot was scheduled for the morning.
The next morning was very cold and cloudy and the sun could not be seen..we had fun anyway. During the day we had various set-ups with Models young and old. That night we light painted the old church and the next morning no sunrise but a blanket of mist made for some interesting shots. I even got to have a go at HDR thanks to Steve Kinna. I had a ball, learnt some new stuff meet some great people. I would love to do it all again…I can’t but you can, as I know that Casting Call Two will be happening 5th-7th of April 2013..why not book now ? The price is well worth it and accommodation and meals are fantastic! Meanwhile a sample of images…