Mindful Photography - Cronulla Esplanade and Nth Cronulla Beach

Mindful photography can be called Slow Photography, Purposeful Photography or Contemplative Photography, it is about seeing and connecting with what is in front of you, using a camera, to not only capture that moment forever, but to also enjoy that moment in time, of the scene, subject or object we are actually observing / photographing as you are being mindful.

Amongst the magnificent views from the Esplanade Cronulla, and North Cronulla Beach, you will learn Mindful Photography, in a relaxed but informative atmosphere, with ample time to learn simple photography techniques that will enable you to compose any photograph, and to capture what you actually ‘see’ including; Colour photography, Finding and using the light, Texture – finding and photographing texture, POV Point of View – Where you take the photograph from, Seeing and Photographing in *Black and White (*depending on your camera) - please note your colour photographs can be digitally post processed to monochrome / black and white photographs, as the tutor will send a list of legitimate post processing software and other notes after this field trip.

Mindful Photography will also help you to develop, your creativity and artistic skills, and how to express yourself through your photography, no matter where you are or what you are photographing.
This field trip concludes with a de-brief, and open chat session, relating to anything about photography technique and or equipment at a local cafe in Cronulla. Learn from a Professional Photography Tutor with over 44 years of Photography experience, in a relaxed but informative atmosphere.

What you will learn:

  • Simple photography techniques that will enable you to compose any photograph and to capture what you actually 'see'
  • Close up photography
  • Colour photography
  • Finding and using the light
  • Texture; finding and photographing texture
  • POV Point of View – Where you take the photograph from
  • Seeing and Photographing in Black and White (*depending on your camera) please note your colour photographs can be digitally post processed to monochrome / black and white photographs
  • The tutor will send a list of legitimate post processing software and other notes after this field trip

Skill Level:

This field trip is suitable for anyone, whom can use their camera.
You will be able to do this field trip wether or not you have a thorough working knowledge of your camera and controls and or the shutter and aperture settings.
The tutor will send a list of legitimate post processing software and other notes after this field trip via email.

What to bring:

Just in case you need them, please bring your camera instructions / guides; either your instruction manual in a paper booklet (preferable) and or quick guide or your instruction manual (preferable) and or guide in digital form on your tablet or phone i.e. PDF format.

Camera Equipment;

Any adjustable digital camera; DSLR / 4/3rds / Mirrorless with;

  • RAW / JPEG image capability
  • adjustable ISO / film speed settings
  • with adjustable exposure settings; shutter, aperture and manual exposure i.e. S or TV, A or AV and M,
  • with manual / auto focus capability
  • also if your camera has adjustable picture control / picture style settings i.e. monochrome standard, neutral etc
  • A spare camera body if you have one
  • Batterie(s) charged and ready x 2 if you have them
  • Memory card(s) x 2 if you have them

Please note; Make sure you have fully charged your batterie(s) even if they are at half or one third, as your camera will be ON for the most of this field trip

Please note; Any adjustable digital camera / digital Compact camera with a fixed lens are fine too as long as you can make some adjustments to the camera (check your instruction manual for more details).

What to wear:

As we will be outdoors these additional items are strongly recommended
Weatherproof clothing / clothing for warmer or cool weather

  • Cool / wet weather warm clothing / jumper, mini umbrella (no large umbrellas for safety reasons) and rain jacket
  • Warmer weather – comfortable clothing, hat and sunglasses, sunscreen, bug repellent


Please note; as there are some uneven and loose surfaces, to participate you must wear enclosed footwear only, no open footwear i.e. sandals can be worn for this field trip.
For safety purposes acceptable footwear is as follows; walking shoes, running shoes, bush walking shoes or hiking boots, (weather-proof footwear is advisable).

Additional items:

  • Own food and water (drinks and food are not included)
  • Note pad and pen
  • Bug Repellent
  • Money – cash is preferable for coffee / snacks / lunch / brunch (no split bills)

Weather: This field trip will run in light rain, to give participants an opportunity to photograph in fine or wet weather, in the event of a heavy storm, this field trip will be postponed

Special notes:

Please note;
Parking fees / transport to and from / coffee / drinks / breakfast / lunch /morning tea /snacks are not included in cost of this field trip.

Cronulla Esplanade and North Cronulla Beach

Time and where to meet:
We will meet at 10.00am outside Sealevel Restaurant and Bar, Perryman Square Cronulla,
on corner of the Esplanade, the actual street address is 2 Kingsway, Cronulla NSW 2230

Getting there:
Public transport
The closest railway station is Cronulla and is approx 10 minutes walk to Cronulla Baths

  • Please check public transport info for track work or delays

By car
Parking options

Parking see link below to Cronulla Parking spaces


4 x hours
Parking spaces off Gerale Street, adjacent to Cronulla Park.

Unlimited parking
On Elouera road between Mitchell street and Perryman Square, opposite Dunningham Park, Cronulla

Unlimited parking
Car park at intersection of
Prince Street and Mitchell Road
(Please note *some of Prince street changes from 12 noon Saturday, Sunday and public holidays)

  • Please check the parking signs before you leave your car

About the Tutor:

"My name is Neoklis Bloukos, and I have had a passion for Photography since I was 14 years old, with over 44 years of experience in Photography and camera equipment, over 25 years of experience as a Press Photographer, and over 15 years of experience of Digital Post Processing.

I am now a Professional Photography Tutor, teaching Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Photography Courses, One Day Classes and bespoke Photography Field Trips including; Landscape, Macro, Night, Action, and Black and White Photography at SGSCC.

I am passionate about Photography, I love to teach and share both classic and modern Photography techniques, and believe it is the most significant visual medium on this planet.

My Courses, Field Trips and Classes, are not just about learning Photography, but experiences with like minded people, whom want to share and enjoy the experience of learning Photography together, in an formative, but relaxed and comfortable atmosphere." Neoklis

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.