Jenn Cooper , Canon Collective Ambassador

Tin City Port Stephens Photographic Tour

Where:Stockton Beach, Anna Bay Lower Car Park, James Paterson St, Anna Bay NSW 2316
Cost: $79
Skill level: Intermediate
Maximum event size:1-15 people
  • 15 Feb, 6:00PM - 8:30PM / 16 Feb, 5:30AM - 8:00AM / 14 Mar, 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Sunrise image of Tin City by Jenn Cooper

About the event:

Join the Canon Collective for a landscape shoot at the remote lost city in Port Stephens "Tin City". There's no better time to photograph this location than the golden hour, choose either sunrise, sunset or both. The landscape is forever changing and the sunrise/sunsets are never the same...

Leave the 4WD to the experts and enjoy the picturesque golden hour on 32km of beachfront. Port Stephens 4WD pride themselves on showcasing the unique landscape to all customers locally, nationally and internationally, and what better way to show off our backyard with quality pictures of Tin City and the sand dunes.

This tour is designed for photographers to explore the dunes around Tin City as the light transforms the ever-changing landscape that surrounds us.

Topics discussed:

• Low light focusing techniques
• Balancing Manual Exposure
• Landscape photography tips
• Composition

Travel and Parking: Refer to the image below:

travel and parking

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please choose carefully. Except where otherwise indicated, we do not offer refunds unless an event has to be cancelled, rescheduled to a date you cannot attend, or where required under Australian Consumer Law. View the Terms of Registration.

The little details:

Techniques covered:

Camera & lens selection, exposure settings, composition, landscape photography tips & exposure bracketing.

Recommended equipment:

A good sturdy tripod is required, DSLR or Mirrorless camera, Wide angle lenses are recommended, feel free to bring a variety of lenses for creative compositions, ND or Grad filters. Limited stock of Collective equipment will be available on the day, please note we will require a Drivers Licence or form of I.D in exchange of loan equipment. Canon EOS R & DSLR with a range of wide angle lenses will be available.

Event location:

Meeting at the Lower Carpark at the end of James Paterson Street, Anna Bay.

Important Information

A general fitness level is required. We recommend closed toe shoes for walking. As this event takes place outdoors, please be mindful of your surroundings. Please note there is a level of physical activity involved with this event, an ability to walk over soft sand is required. Although a bus will drive us directly to Tin City, on arrival there is a short walk to discover your desired composition. For those who wish to explore further, be prepared to walk to the top of surrounding sand dunes.

Share your images with us

We'd love to see what you capture! Please share your images from this event by tagging @canoncollectiveofficial or #canoncollective for your chance to be featured on the Canon Collective Instagram account.

Your Ambassador

Jenn Cooper

Based in Sydney, Jenn loves adventure and photography almost as much as she loves her beautiful family.

Anna Bay Lower Car Park


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