Farmers flock to photography classes to capture rural beauty

Photography classes to capture rural beauty draw a flock of farmers

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Chantel McAlister is helping capture the beauty of rural life with a series of photography workshops held in woolsheds.

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Brisbane twenty-something Chantel McAlister fell in love with the wool industry when she followed her shearing boyfriend around the country, living out of a caravan.

Now, the photographer is helping others with a eye for the beauty of rural life with a series of photography workshops held in woolsheds.

"Most people who come to my workshops already appreciate the landscape around them but just want a bit of help capturing it like a pro," Ms McAlister said.

Wool grower Maja Weiland hosted one of the Chantel Renae Photography workshops and said it had changed her attitude towards taking pictures.

"I used to see a landscape and be disappointed that the photo just didn't look the way I'd seen it," Ms Weiland said.

"Now I can capture the natural light and the photo looks as good, if not better, than the way I'd imagined it.

"I have the confidence to take a photo if people ask, knowing that I will nail the focus and get the lighting right."

Chantel Renae Photography workshops are in each state as Ms McAlister's family follows the shearing season.

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