Photography Masterclass in the Mountains
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley partners with Canon Australia and Renowned Photographer Joshua Smith
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley presents the perfect canvas for avid or budding photographers to craft their skills on quintessential Australian landscapes and wildlife, all within this majestic property. Guests are invited to join Canon professional, and renowned Australian photographer, Joshua Smith, for a photography masterclass in the mountains during two exclusive photography weekends on 23 to 25 March and 17 to 19 August 2018. Joshua’s passion lies in capturing the untouched beauty of rural and regional Australia, including its awe-inspiring natural landscapes and wide expansive night skies, and guests will be able to learn from the master himself during the weekend escapes at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley.Joshua has worked as a contributing photographer for Canon Australia for many years which has resulted in incredible exhibitions, landscape and aerial images that showcase Joshua’s commitment to the environment and rural Australia. Each two-day interactive masterclass at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley will include landscape and wildlife photography by day and astrophotography by night, where guests will be able to capture the milky way in all its spectacular glory. Under the expert guidance of Joshua Smith, each guest will utilise the latest Canon Pro-level camera bodies and Professional L Series lenses, stabilised by Carbon Fibre Manfrotto tripods to learn how to photograph the spectacular scenery, as well as learn how to professionally edit photos. Guests will be able to take home the beautiful images they have taken during the weekend.“We are delighted to welcome Joshua to the resort to share his incredible photography skills with our guests whilst capturing the exquisite natural surrounds of the Wolgan Valley” says James Wyndham, General Manager. “This is a truly unique opportunity for our guests to utilize state-of-the-art Canon camera equipment and take home a special memory of their stay with us.”
“I am extremely excited to host two photography weekends at one of the most exquisite locations in Australia” says Joshua Smith. “The iconic sandstone ridges and clear night sky at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley provides the perfect backdrop for guests to create some wonderful images using the latest Canon Pro-level equipment.”
Nestled in a private valley with soaring bush escarpments, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is located between two national parks; the Wollemi and Gardens of Stone National Parks in the World Heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains area. A short 2.5 hours drive from Sydney and occupying just one per cent of a 7,000-acre wildlife reserve, the secluded resort combines ultra-luxury with a quintessentially Australian outback bush experience.
Guests of the resort can experience this masterclass when booking a two-night stay at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. Packages start from AU$2,090 per night for two guests in a Heritage Villa with private pool and includes gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily with selected local wines and beers with meals, non-alcoholic beverages, in-villa mini bar and two-nature based activities per day, as well as day and evening photography sessions with Joshua Smith including all camera and production equipment.
Created exclusively for the ultra-luxury market, One&Only is conceived as a hallmark of excellence. Set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world, each award-winning resort offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, a genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unrivalled. One&Only has announced the expansion of the portfolio with the inclusion of resorts in nature, urban centres and One&Only Private Homes. These new experiences will complement the existing resort collection including One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only The Palm in Dubai; One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico; One&Only Cape Town in South Africa; Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in The Blue Mountains in Australia and One&Only Nyungwe House in Rwanda. As part of the new portfolio, One&Only has announced a second resort in development in Rwanda, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, as well as One&Only One Za’abeel in Dubai. Other resorts in development include One&Only Desaru Coast in Malaysia, One&Only Kéa Island in Greece and One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro, the first properties for the collection in Europe, and two new resorts in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, One&Only Mandarina and One&Only Xala. More information on One&Only is available at oneandonlyresorts.com