Photo competition and workshops support development of nature photography skills

Shellharbour City Council has launched a new nature photography competition and is hosting a range of workshops to support locals in developing their nature photography skills. 
Natural historian and environmental photographer Allison Pouliot ( will include a visit to Shellharbour as part of her series of travelling workshops held across New South Wales and Victoria. 
On April 21 from 10am to 4pm, Pouliot will deliver a highly interactive workshop with both theoretical and practical components on the ‘The Art and Science of Environmental Photography.’  
Shellharbour City Mayor Marianne Saliba said this was an opportunity for residents to develop their skills in nature photography in time to enter the Wild About Shellharbour Nature Photography Competition.
“Photographs showcasing our local native plants and animals, beaches and waterways, can be a valuable way to promote care for our local environment,” Cr Saliba said.
“The Wild About Shellharbour Photography Competition is providing a new opportunity for residents to showcase their nature photography skills. I encourage all residents with a keen eye for photography to enter the competition by the closing date of May 8.”  
Places for the environmental photography workshop are limited and bookings can be made by contacting Council on or 4221 6111. 
In May, Shellharbour City Libraries will also support the WEA Illawarra to deliver two photography courses in the new City Library.
An introduction to macro photography workshop will be held on Saturday 26 May, while the Introduction to photography workshop will be run over four sessions, from May 2. Bookings can be made by contacting WEA Illawarra.  
Details about Council’s Wild About Shellharbour nature photography competition for Shellharbour City Council residents can be found at: 
Media enquiries: Kelli Wells 0448 361 008.