June 24, 2017

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Product Description



You’ll be taught by 8 masters who will expose you to various photographic genres. By the end of the workshop your friends won’t believe how much you’ve grown!

What’s In It For You?

  • Learn photography from 8 masters on this once in a life time dream workshop.
  • Learn how to take incredible photos in 3 days.
  • Network with famous and world photography leaders.
  • Be inspired and learn how to capture award winning images by bringing emotion to your photographs and videos.

Here’s How You’ll be Learning

  • You’ll be in a small group of photographers. 
  • You’ll attend 2 workshop sessions each day with your group.
  • You’ll have 1 group evening session with influential motivational speaker and Grand Master Photographer Tony Hewitt.
  • In total you’ll be attending 7 sessions, covering the following genres; landscape, travel, portrait, macro, videography, location lighting and editing.

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Uncover the secrets of portrait photography when you join Von Won.  © Von Wong

The Workshop Dates

The 3 day photography workshop will be held on the 29th, 30th & 31st October 2015


Who Are The Instructors?


Harness your own creative vision with Colby Brown.

Colby Brown is a professional photographer, photo educator and author based out of Denver, Colorado. He specializes in landscape, travel and humanitarian photography. Throughout his work one can see that he combines his love of the natural world with his fascination of the world’s diverse cultures. Each of his photographs tells a story of life on this planet. Born in California, he developed a love for both the ocean and the mountains at a young age. Whether he was exploring the Sierra Nevada Mountains around Lake Tahoe or sailing around San Francisco Bay, Colby’s thirst for adventure and the outdoors started early.

Benjamin Von Wong

Learn how to create seriously EPIC portraits with Von Wong.

Motivated by the desire to be creatively challenged and overcome impossibilities, Benjamin Von Wong has become notorious for his epic photography. His hyper-realistic art style captures viewers in a fusion of special effects and innovative concepts.

Benjamin’s background in engineering gives him a unique edge for creative problem solving, where technical challenges become friendly competition. Fueled by his passion to connect people, Benjamin has an affinity for finding unique talent to bring his complex stories to life. He is also highly engaged in the photographic society by sharing his experiences and techniques through blogs, social media, workshops and videos.

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Master the art of travel and landscape photography with Elia Locardi.

Elia Locardi is an internationally recognized professional travel and destination photographer, writer, public speaker and educator who spends his life seeking out and capturing some of the most beautiful and inspirational locations in the world. Recently featured by Professional Photographer Magazine, CNet Australia, and Wacom USA, Elia has cultivated an engaged social media following of nearly 2.5 million people across Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Falling Tide - (Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy)


Learn the importance of fieldwork with Varina and Jay Patel.

Varina and Jay Patel are award-winning wilderness and nature photographers, prolific writers, and highly-regarded photography instructors. They have collaborated to produce a collection of eBooks and video courses on a wide range of topics, and their Visual Wilderness website offers a dynamic online learning environment for photographers.

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Tony Hewitt

Be inspired by Tony Hewitt, a Grand Master of Photography.

Tony Hewitt is a ‘Grand Master of Photography’ of the prestigious Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). He is an Honorary Fellow of the AIPP and a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography.

Tony’s career highlights feature over 150 state, national and international photography awards. In September 2013 Tony was awarded the prestigious title of Canon AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year, and in the same year received the New Zealand Overseas Photographer of the Year, the Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year and the Western Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year. Tony was also invited to be a Core Artist at the 2013 Ballaratt International Foto Biennali. He was Western Australian Professional Photographer of the Year 2004 and also in 1994.

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Nick Rains

Create masterpieces with editing techniques demonstrated by Nick Rains.

Nick Rains has been a professional photographer for the past 31 years during which time he has worked for well known publications such as Australian Geographic, Outback, GEO, Sports Illustrated, TIME, BBC and many others.

He has worked in all genres of the industry covering sports, news, celebrities, travel and commercial but now concentrates on documentary photography both in Australia and overseas.

More recently Nick has become involved in training other keen photographers, sharing his wealth of experience and knowledge and, in addition to writing travel and photography articles, he is a Leica Ambassador and Principal Instructor for Leica Akademie Australia.


Expand your vision with Michael Fletcher and the power of the moving image.

I first picked up a video camera in October 2007 after looking for a creative outlet other than shooting still images with my twin brother Christian. I needed my own identity and shooting landscape images in competition with him was not fulfilling a need to stand on my own two feet in the image making world.

I started out with the Canon XHA1. I added the Letus 35 extreme 35mm adapter to this after watching guys like Philip Bloom on Exposure Room and later Vimeo. The DSLR revolution was a turning point for me, allowing the creative style formally only on offer to high end cinematic camera’s. I have used the 5DMK2 and later the 5DMK3 cameras 100% on all my video projects to the point that I had forgotten how to use a proper video camera.

Our Instructors are sponsored by

Tuition Cost

$1400 USD for access to all of the 7 workshop sessions across three days

Payment Options

For your convenience you can pay via the Paypal Verified Payment Service. Simply add the product to your cart at the top of the page.





This photography workshop is going to be jam packed full of techniques, tips, hints and skills you’ll use for life. However, if you didn’t feel that you’ve gotten a wealth of knowledge from the workshop, we’ll refund you promptly.

We have a 100% 30-day money back guarantee. So if you feel that this workshop hasn’t paid for itself, simply let us know and we’ll give you you’re money back right away.

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Cancellations and Refund Policy

Cancelled bookings before the 14th October 2015 will be refunded 50% of the total payment.

No refund is available to cancelled bookings later than the 15th October 2015.

All cancellations will need to be expressed in writing to info@fstoplounge.com before any refund is made. 

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Discover how to capture the night sky with Elia Locardi.  © Elia Locardi

What’s Included?


  • Attendance to all 7 workshop sessions and access to all the instructors.
  • Island time with all of the instructors.
  • Highlight video of the workshop, supplied after the event once edited via download link.

What’s Not Included?


  Flights and transfers to Mana Island

  Accommodation (see accommodation information below)

 Meals (supplied in a package when you book your accommodation).

 International medical and travel insurance.




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Where is the Workshop being held?

The workshop will be held at Mana Island Resort & Spa, located on Mana Island off the coast of Fiji.[gap height="10"]

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What Should You Bring?[gap height="5"]

We suggest you pack light and bring the following photographic equipment:[gap height="1"]

  1. Camera (Digital SLR, Mirrorless or Compact Pro) and lenses (wide angle and portrait lens recommended)[gap height="1"]
  2. Tripod Circular Polarising Filter or Graduated ND filter[gap height="1"]
  3. Spare Batteries Battery Charger & Power Adapters[gap height="1"]
  4. Memory Cards[gap height="1"]
  5. A Good Laptop computer and charger for Photoshop and Lightroom workshop lessons[gap height="1"]
  6. Head torch or small torch[gap height="1"]
  7. Comfortable footwear for commuting around the island and coastline island clothing standard is very relaxed, sandals, shorts and shirt are acceptable[gap height="1"]
  8. Water bottle Hat Sunscreen (available for purchase in the island gift shop)[gap height="1"]
  9. Bathers (a towel is provided in your room)[gap height="1"]
  10. Sunglasses Important medications (if any)[gap height="20"] [divide]

Can you bring family or friends?[gap height="5"]

You certainly can. Although the 3 workshop days are all about photography there is an opportunity to have family or friends join us at meal times and during breaks. Please note, drinks and accommodation for friends or family aren’t included in your workshop package. There’s a whole range of individual and family activities that can be enjoyed on and around the surrounding islands. [gap height="10"]




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International Airport[gap height="5"]

You will first have to travel to Nadi International Airport located on the mainland of Fiji. Before you arrive at the international airport you will need to have organised a transfer to Mana Island. Contact Mana Island Resort and Spa to arrange your transfer.

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You will also have to factor in transfers to Mana Island from Nadi International Airport. The available options for transfers are via ferry (this is recommended and can be arranged by Mana Island Resort & Spa) or helicopter.[gap height="1"]

  1. Ferry Transfers from Fiji To Mana Island If you’re planning on using a ferry to transfer to Mana Island we recommend you be in contact with Mana Island Resort & Spa when you book your accommodation. The team at Mana Island Resort & Spa will be happy to arrange a transfer for you with South Sea Cruises at the time of booking your accommodation (to book your accommodation see “Accommodation Information” on this page).[gap height="1"]
  2. Helicopter Transfers from Fiji to Mana Island If you plan on travelling by helicopter they depart from Nadi International terminal so transfers and bookings should be easily accommodated. Again, if you’re more travel aware try using Hipmunk to find the best deals.[gap height="1"] Travel

Documentation Needed You will require a valid passport to visit Fiji, however you do not require a VISA.[gap height="20"] 



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Book Accommodation with Mana Island Resort and Spa

Mana Island Resort and Spa is a four star resort with great facilities. We’ve managed to secure some exclusive rates for all workshop participants during the course of the workshop.

Simply contact Cecilia or Nirtika at Mana Island Resort Reservations on +679 6661 333 or res@manafiji.com. Quote the F Stop Lounge special code “FSTLUBK” to obtain an exclusive deal organised exclusively for F Stop Lounge participants. We can’t list the prices on this website due to the specials we will be receiving.

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Included in Accommodation Package

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– 4 nights at the 4 Star Mana Island Resort (Based on Double Occupancy*).

– All meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner everyday.

– Welcome drinks

*Single accommodation requests can be accepted, but are subject to a surcharge per night, per room.

(Subject to availability Mana Island will always upgrade you to a higher room category)



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Mana Island Map[gap height="5"]

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Internet Access on Mana Island[gap height="5"]

There will be limited internet access on the island due to the rather limited bandwidth. It’s not something to rely on, however saying that we have organised Free WiFi in the conference room and workshop room where some of the workshop sessions will be held. [gap height="30"]

Island Dress Code[gap height="5"]

The island clothing standard is very relaxed. Sandals, shorts and shirt are acceptable.[gap height="20"]

Expected Weather[gap height="5"]

Blue, clear and perfect for learning photography. The temperature in Fiji will be around 20C to 30C range.[gap height="30"]

Sunrise & Sunset Times[gap height="5"]

  • October 29th – Sunrise: 6:32am – Sunset: 7:09am[gap height="1"]
  • October 30th – Sunrise: 6:32am – Sunset: 7:10am[gap height="1"]
  • October 31st – Sunrise: 6:31am – Sunset: 7:10am[gap height="20"]


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Workshop Participant Contact Information [gap height="5"]

  • Workshop Administration – admin@fstoplounge.com
  • Leigh Diprose  +61 408 957 090 (Australian number)
  • Andre Appel +49 5323 830364 (German local number) [gap height="20"]

Event Organisers[gap height="5"]

Leigh Diprose & Andre Appel F Stop Lounge Founders


Disclaimer: It’s our intention the outlined information provided to you will come into fruition, however please note we reserve the right to revise any of the information without notice as we see fit. Details on this page are subject to change without written notice. We reserve the right to cancel the workshop if we are unable to meet the minimum number of participants based on the special occupancy arranged with Mana Island Resort. If this is the case all payments will be refunded in full. Workshop participants are responsible for their own safety and health, F Stop Lounge and it’s owners will take no responsibility for your safety and photography equipment security.