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

Workshops, Seminars and Master Classes

Workshops 2020
‘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 and conducts workshops and seminars for private and public sector clients.

Click on the title of each workshop below for the workshop outline and dates for 2020:

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

"I was amazed at how much valuable information I was able to gain in a couple of hours with you at your Creative Workflow evening. In a relatively short period of time you were able to share practical insights into not only the how of creative workflow and what to do with an image in post, but more importantly, the why and the thought process behind it. Your extensive knowledge, experience and passion were evident and I came away from the workshop incredibly inspired. Looking forward to attending more of your workshops soon (in fact I have just booked my next one!).


Thanks again"



Hi Nick

I attended last weekend’s workshop on B&W, thank you so much, it was seriously the best editing workshop I’ve attended for a very long time. You made it so easy to understand.

Kind regards 

Jenni Banfield 


 Exciting new Master Workshops and Evenings coming up

I am offering a new series Master Workshops and evening courses as well as my established Lightroom and Photoshop one day courses in 2019. Please see details below. 



One day workshop -   New workshop Sunday Feb 14th 2021   now open, 6-7 people only held in Fremantle (email Nick, [email protected] for enrollment)   
10.00 am - 4.00 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 (3-7 participants) hands-on workshop will start from scratch to competence at the end of the day. 

Course outline click here





New Courses to be announced

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 (3-7 participants) hands-on workshop will start from scratch to competence at the end of the day

Course outline -click




New courses to be announced

                 A Game of Tones

Course fee $279, includes comprehensive notes

Learn the secrets to producing stunning black and white and toned images. This fun and informative day 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.

This small group (3-7 participants) hands-on workshop will start from scratch to competence at the end of the day



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