Trekabout Photography Workshops - Creating Adventure Through Photography Workshops and Tours with AIPP* Accredited Professional Photographer Mark Rayner - New 2020 Workshops open for booking. - Call direct on +614 59221678

Half Day, Full Day, Weekend and Extended Photography Tuition. Photography classes, tips, tricks, workshops and tours.

The Dream Team

Four photographers. Many, many strengths. Well over a hundred years’ experience between them.
Landscape, Macro, Bird, Wildlife, Street, Travel, People, Astro, Aerial and much, much more.
Would you like to take your photography to the next level?
Learn techniques you didn’t even know existed?
Produce stunning images you’ll be proud to print and hang?
Join the Dream Team as they take you to amazing destinations which make learning photography a magical experience.

Mark Rayner - David Metcalf - Pamela Jennings - Dick Jenkin

Climb onboard and let us help you turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Covid-19 Statement

We find ourselves in extraordinary times. Restrictions and lockdowns are impacting all of us.
We are all in this together and I am positive we'll come out the other side and life will return to something like it was before.
Your health is the number one concern and the government directives should not be taken lightly. Yes, it's painful but necessary if we are to minimise the impact of the deadly Covid-19 virus.
Workshops where close contact is unavoidable have therefore been postponed until we can all safely shake hands again.
Postponements (at this stage) only affect Morocco, Japan, Christmas Island and Flinders Ranges/Gluepot workshops.
Restrictions are now easing in Queensland allowing Fraser Island to go ahead on 22 June 2020. As the situation improves I will update the changes accordingly.

In the meantime please stay safe and healthy.


Online One-to-One Training and Tuition now available

Call me on 0459221678 or email to find out more and book your session. Hourly, Half or Full Day sessions available.
Reduced private tuition fees during the current Covid-19 crisis.


All the latest free webinars are now online and available HERE.

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Creating adventure through photography, Trekabout Photography  Workshops offer personalised photographic tuition, in stunning natural locations and at affordable prices.  Photography workshops and tours are available across Australia and many other worldwide locations.

Photography workshops are offered by many, many companies. Attention to detail and high levels of hands-on individual tuition set Trekabout Photography Workshops apart from the pack.

Trekabout's “in-the-field” photography courses, workshops and tours mean more hands-on teaching and less time spent in a classroom environment.  Trekabout cater for any level of experience, from the beginner with a compact camera to the m
ore experienced photographer who is using more advanced equipment.  If you would like to learn how to use your digital camera more effectively and pick up techniques that will allow you to take more stunning photos, Trekabout Photography Workshops are for you.

With workshops on Queensland's Sunshine Coast as well as Brisbane, Flinders Ranges, Melbourne, Hunter Valley, North Queensland, Broome, The Kimberley, Alice Springs and the Red Centre, Christmas Island, Fraser Island and overseas destinations such as Madagascar, Bali, Java, Borneo, California, Alaska, Vietnam, New Zealand, Namibia, Tanzania, Botswana, South Africa, Japan and many more there is sure to be something that will interest you.

In one day we will make you a better photographer. Imagine how you will benefit by attending an extended workshop?

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Post-processing goes hand-in-hand with photography. Post processing workshops are kicking off again soon after the Covid-19 enforced hiatus. Below are are couple Mark's recommendations to complement Lightroom and Photoshop. Check them out.
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I've been using the NIK collection for many years and have always found it to be my main go to tool for that extra impact in my images. With this brand new NIK COLLECTION 3 release by DxO there are even more reasons to love it.

The non-destructive workflow is a completely new feature and exclusive to Nik Collection 3. By using the TIFF MULTIPAGE file format, Nik Collection 3 can combine an input file with your original Lightroom edits as well as any changes you’ve made using Nik Collection 3 plugins. Save both sets of edits in a single file.
The plugins can open an image in Adobe Lightroom Classic without changing any of the filters that were applied the last time the file was saved. Return to edits as many times as you like without losing any original adjustments made with Adobe Lightroom Classic.
Non-destructive workflow gives maximum flexibility when editing and is a huge improvement for users of Adobe Lightroom Classic and DxO PhotoLab.

Perspective Efex automatically corrects geometric distortions in your photos. It’s the quickest and easiest way to fix even the most complex geometric distortions.
Either by using reference lines or automatic correction, Perspective Efex can correct any unsightly leading lines in urban and architectural photos, no matter how complex. It’s your best tool to correct keystoning.
Using a one-of-a-kind database created from DxO’s optical modules, Perspective Efex also removes all types of distortion, including barrel, pincushion, and fisheye distortion.
Perspective Efex, is the only plugin on the market that can automatically correct distortions to the shapes of bodies and faces located along the edges of wide-angle photos, resulting in images that accurately reflect reality.

Take control of the focal point in your photos. Place the emphasis exactly where it works best. With two blur gradients and the flexibility to apply blur just where you want it, Nik’s Miniature Effect can create the perfect amount of transition from sharpness to blur. Add dramatically shallow focus to food shots or turn regular photos into miniature scenes. This brilliant tool even lets you simulate wide-aperture settings for superb and convincing bokeh effects.

Based on Control Points, U POINT technology lets you flexibly apply local adjustments and tweak settings on specific areas of an image. Alterations can include attributes such as Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Structure, and much more! The system is ideal for selecting areas that aren’t completely round and selections can even be extended to areas that are partially shaded.

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LUMINAR 4 by Skylum - Simply amazing

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Luminar 4's sky replacements feature is outstanding. Stand along or use as a superb plug-in for Lightroom and Photoshop -You choose.

HERE to download a free trial

Luminar 4 is an all-in-one photo app designed to offer everything a modern photographer needs for photo editing.
Give all your photos a look you want in seconds. Make the necessary edits on a single image. And instantly sync all the adjustments with a click. It also works great as a plugin and an external editor for every photographer’s workflow.
• New photographers and mobile shooters will appreciate a simple approach using one-click Luminar Looks and universal tools like cropping, noise reduction, and image healing.
• Casual photographers may start with those same Luminar Looks, but will soon “graduate” to using Luminar’s purpose-built tools which achieve great results quickly.
• For passionate enthusiasts and professionals, the full gamut of editing tools such as brushes, layers, blending modes, texture overlays, an editing history menu and much more herald a new generation of advanced photo editing possibilities.

Luminar 4 is for every photographer.
It offers a complete toolset to edit and enhance images. It unlocks hidden details and unleashes creativity.

Use Luminar as a standalone application, a plugin, or an external editor.
Every photographer can benefit from its innovative tools. With easy-to-learn controls and rich features, Luminar benefits every workflow.
• Workflow tailored to any style with support for using as a standalone application or as a plug-in to popular host applications.
• AI Accent – the world’s most intelligent photo enhancer.
• Over 60 powerful one-click Luminar Looks to quickly enhance your images or adjust to taste.
• Beautiful edits, 100% nondestructive that are automatically saved to your catalog.
• The Library panel in Luminar places images front and center. A minimalist interface removes clutter and distractions making it easier to browse and enjoy photos.
• With the Library panel, it’s easier than ever to organize, browse, rate, and group your photos.
• Layers, brushes, and masking provide the ultimate in selective editing.
• Apply Lookup Table (LUT) files for creative color grading and film stock emulation.
• Customizable brushes plus a selective masking system to allow for precise control.
• A History panel to track which adjustments have been made to an image as well as quickly perform multiple undos.
• RAW, JPEG, TIFF and other popular files support for the greatest flexibility.
• Batch processing of photos to quickly improve multiple images.

HERE to download a free trial
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Private Tailored Photography tuition and adventure tours to cater for individual or small groups available. Photography, post-processing or both at a half day, full day or extended session.
Check out the details

Start planning now to enhance your photography skills in the most amazing locations.

Call now for more information. Mark 0459 221 678

Australia Photography Workshops - Half Day, Full Day and Weekend

Trouble deciding on a gift for that "hard to buy for" friend? Do you have a budding photographer in your family?
One voucher covers a range of workshops.   Why not purchase a Trekabout Photography Workshop Gift Voucher ? Our photography workshops are extremely popular as gifts and offer people a chance to receive a present that they will greatly benefit from.

Australia Photography Workshops, Tours and Adventures - Five Days or more

International Photography Workshops, Tours and Adventures

Professional photographer, Mark Rayner has over 40 years of photographic experience. 

He is an AIPP Fully Accredited professional photographer and is passionate about his craft, a good communicator and very experienced tutor.  As well as lots of group tuition, each and every participant will receive personalised tutoring, suiting their individual level and needs. 

While in the field, you will be shown how to achieve the best results from your camera. On selected workshops, Mark will critique some of the photos taken that day and give advice on any improvements that can be made. 

Numbers are limited to small manageable groups assuring you of very personal attention with high levels of one-to-one tuition.  

You will learn much more with hands-on photographic tuition, by a highly-professional photographer and experienced tutor, than you will ever gain from reading photography books and magazines or browsing the internet. 

Over the years, Mark has learned many techniques and tips that has allowed him to become successful in his field. He will share this experience and knowledge throughout each “in-the-field” workshop presented.

 You will be guided through a simplified digital workflow to make post-processing of images easier, as well as a few quick tips on some of the more useful image-manipulation techniques.

Each workshop is tailored to different aspects of photography, where there will be an opportunity to experiment with various methods and styles.

Mark has a professional, yet relaxed tuition style. You will learn many new techniques and have fun in the process. 


Private Tailored Photography tuition and adventure tours to cater for individual or small groups available. Photography, post-processing or both at a half day, full day or extended session. Having trouble with your Lightroom catalog and workflow. Easily sorted.
Check out the details