Nick Melidonis | Workshops

Nick Melidonis - Spirit of Place
'A Celebration of Eye, Mind and Spirit'

Workshops, Seminars and Master Classes

Workshops 2017
‘Inspiration, Information, Innovation’

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
Elliott Erwitt

Nick Melidonis aspires to live up to his motto ‘Spirit of Place – a Celebration of Eye, Mind and Spirit.’ He is a trained educator and trainer with over 15 years’ experience as a lecturer and workshop facilitator in management and Human Resource Development prior to becoming a professional photographer. Nick’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Science, a Diploma in Education, a Graduate Diploma in Educational Technology (media) and a Master of Photography.

He combines his passion for photography and teaching with a relaxed and genuine presentation style. His knowledge of the creative process and his ability to communicate and inspire make his workshops memorable, informative and fun.

Nick also enjoys judging for Camera Clubs Australia wide and for the AIPP Australian Photography Awards and conducts workshops and seminars for private and public sector clients.

Hi Nick,

I just wanted to thank you for the awesome job you did last night. It is not often that we are able to gain the services of a photographer with the knowledge & experience such as yourself & it was fantastic to receive your critique & feedback. I had a number of members tell me that you were the best judge we've had all year.

Warren (Workshop Camera Club WA )

Click on the title of each workshop below for the workshop outline and dates for 2017:

What others have said about Nick’s workshops:

“A quick thank you for the Fine Arts Photoshop workshop conducted over the weekend. I left feeling that I will now be able to use this software to good effect and with a confidence that should enable me to enhance my photographic images well beyond a fundamental crop and curves adjustment. I would be happy to recommend the course to any aspiring photographer seeking to advance their workflow and Photoshop techniques”.

David B

“Another great workshop, thanks. I continue to be inspired and over-awed by your expertise and amazing photography”.
Heather B

“I thought I would drop you a line to say how very much I enjoyed your Lightroom course this weekend. I’m thrilled with the knowledge that I got out of it. I think you covered just the right amount of information and I can’t wait to try it out on some of my older photos. Once again thanks for providing me with the paradigm shift in approach and firing up my enthusiasm for Lightroom”.
Rob L

“Thanks for today, it was the best “how- to Photoshop” workshop I have been on.”
Tania T


NEW SERIES - Small Group Boutique Master Workshops

I am offering a new series of small group workshops that are structured to sit in between a larger generic course and a one-on-one mentoring session. These workshops will run with a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 6 participants (max of 7 for Landscape workshop) and are designed to allow maximum interaction between participants and presenter to maximise learning outcomes. Listed below is the first of the series of these exciting new workshops on a first-come-first-served basis.

Enrolments by bank transfer, please email Nick at for all course information, venue and pre course suggestions


The Power of Lightroom


One day workshop -  workshops , Sat Aug 18th  2018
10.00 am - 4.30 pm

Course fee $279, includes comprehensive notes

Lightroom is one of the most intuitive programs for photographers to (i) import captured images, (ii) set up a Data Asset Management workflow (no more lost images), (iii) work on RAW and other image files to undertake global and local enhancements and (iv) export files for final adjustments (if required) into Photoshop. This Workshop will release the awesome power of this amazing program and you will probably find you are spending less time in Photoshop as a result.

This small group (3-6 participants) hands-on workshop will start from scratch to competence at the end of the day. 


READ MORE and Dates




Photoshop Unleashed

One day workshop  -   Sun Nov 4th 2018      10.00 am - 4.30 pm

Course fee $279, includes comprehensive notes

Mastery of Photo Shop is essential for getting the ultimate from your photography and fine art images. What you will learn from this workshop is that Adobe Photoshop is a powerful imaging program which is not hard to use and is the industry standard for serious photographers. Soon you will be producing some amazing images from your initial camera capture, regardless of whether you have a point and shoot camera, or a more sophisticated Digital SLR. 

This small group (3-6 participants) hands-on workshop will start from scratch to competence at the end of the day





Workshop weekend planned for Oct 27th and 28th 2018

Details soon

Learn the secrets to producing stunning black and white and toned images. Outline will include B&W theory using a creative approach; what to look for in rendering a black and white image; composition as a base for creation; best software for full tonal values; how to produce toned images with impact; equipment to use and more.

What you will learn:

  • Why Black and White and what has changed in the digital era for B&W
  • How to ‘Write with Vision’ rather than ‘Write with Light’
  • What makes a good black and white image
  • The difference between thinking in Light and thinking in tones
  • The principal composition essentials relating to vision in Black and white
  • Using the Zone System
  • The Art of Black and White; the ‘Ten Commandments’
  • Practical segments in producing black and white images using Lightroom, Photoshop, NIK Silver Effex Pro 2 and Topaz Black and White Effects 2
  • Creating your Distinctive Style

Email Nick at to book this small group workshop. 






Creative Landscapes

(Dates to be announced)

Held at UWA Extension, University House

Nick Melidonis is a triple winner of the AIPP "Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year', currently only three Australian photographers have achieved that. Share his passion, techniques and approach to seeing and capturing creative landscapes both in the field on a shoot and afterwards in seeing his workflow in post-processing techniques to produce powerful landscapes. 


READ MORE - no new dates at this time

Successful Travel Photograph

Held at UWA Extension, University House - dates to be announced

Everybody who travels wants to return with stunning memories of the people and places they have experienced. Learn how to capture great travel shots with one of Australia’s top travel and photo tours photographers and ensure the time you spend on travel is reflected in high impact photography.

This fun and informative workshop is a must if you're planning a trip.

No new dates at this time 




The Art of Photography

(dates to be announced)

Creative Expertise


The aim of this fun and inspirational workshop is to provide photographers with the essential tools to help them develop and think about their personal creative work and to deepen their aesthetic eye. We will be exploring visual literacy and the work of some of the world's greatest photographers. We will be introduced to the three essential C’s of photography; Content, Context and Composition as well as how to maximise the interpretation and potential of digital image files using Lightroom. Successful photographers know how to see, understand, think, feel and communicate with photographic images and we will be discussing numerous examples illustrating these aspects. Participants are encouraged to bring their cameras and some of their own RAW or JPEG images for Nick to work on.

No new dates at this time

University of Western Australia Extension

Photography Courses

Nick has been conducting photography courses for UWA Extension since 1995 and his workshops and presentations are always in high demand. Please click the link below to see and enrol in his courses for this semester.

UWA Photography Courses