That's right, the pubs are open so in true BFOP fashion we went to one to discuss what BFOP 2021 might look like.
Here's some of the things you might find out from this podcast;
-The random ideas that might or might not happen
-The new toys we've been playing with over lockdown
-Matt has a ridiculously small bladder
-Who's coming back for BFOP 2021
-Nick all of a sudden is interested in Terms and Conditions
-How to secure your opportunity to have a chance to put a deposit on and maybe secure a ticket to BFOP 2021
And more importantly how the hell did it go so smoothly!?
We catch up to talk about the expectations in the lead up to the 2020 festival versus how everything actually went, what we loved, what surprised us and maybe even a little bit about what's in the though processes for next year!
Naomi Sherman is a food photography master! You could be forgiven for thinking all of Naomi's work was captured in a professional studio with lights galore and an abundance of stylists running around, but Naomi is going to show us how to capture her images at home with natural light! Campbells soup has never looked so good! So if you want to learn how to take image of your food that will leave you salivating, don't miss this one!
Serach Naomi Sherman Food Creative to check out her work!
Everyone meet Vicki Bell! Vicki might be a first time at the festival this year but after this conversation we were completely assured Vicki will fit right in with us BFOPers!
Vicki's career shooting portraits and fine art photography has spanned over 30 years and won her countless awards from the AIPP! Vicki has a fantastic workshop planned which also involves a competition with a pretty amazing prize! Thanks Nikon!
Jump on Insta and check out Vickis work! @vicki_bell_photography
If its a style of photography, Matt's done it! He also hasnt slept for 6 months with his gorgoues newborn baby Isla and BFOP organizing.
Matt is keeping busy as always this year with 3 workshops! Product Photography and how to do it at home without a studio! How to shoot the moon, cause let's be honest. It's not that easy is it!?
Also, Matt's passion is wildlife photography so a festival wouldn't be complete without Matt doing his Wildlife workshop!
head over to https://mattkruminsphotography.com.au/ to see Matts work!
Olympus have been huge supporters of the festival and that continues this year!
Karl himself will be running some workshops not just about dad jokes and useless facts but on Planning, Shooting and Designing your own Cookbook and an Intro to Better Birding!
Also the Olympus team will be running their Coffee With Olympus sessions so if you have any questions about your Olympus equipment then you need to get along to those with Aaron!
Olympus are also running a pretty cool competition that could have you walkinng away with something pretty awesome!
Nikon have always been amazing supporters of the festival and this year is no different.
Julie is bring a team of staff with her who will be running workshops such as "Photographing Flowers with Flash" and "Multiple Exposures and Birds". Don't worry if you don't shoot with Nikon either because these workshops are open to anyone with any brand of camera!
They will also be doing their Ask Nikon Sessions and an intro session to their Z-Series range of Mirrorless cameras.
But that's not all! Nikon are also sponsoring a competition and giving away a pretty amazing prize that you are going to want to hear about!
JP Ronco is another one of the lucky ones who get to call Bright home and he will be a busy man this weekend! He is running a workshop all about shooting the Tour De France, because he has actually been one of the photographers for the Tour!
He than changes speeds and does an intro to studio lighting which will be perfect for anyone who hasn't worked with artificial light before and he will finish the weekend off talking about how to protect your images when you start looking to sell your work commercially, which can be a very complicated endeavour but never fear! JP is here to help!
Check out his work at https://www.imagewriter.com.au/
Nick Fletcher, or Mother BFOP as he prefers to be called, is not only the brains behind this festival but he is also a motorbke and sports photography master!
Join Nick as he shows you how to create professional level sports photographs with just one speedlight! Then after that join him again on and let him critique your sports photographs on his Sports Image Critique workshop! We promise he will be nice!
Nickfletchersportsphotography.com.au is where you can go to see Nick's work!