Jay is a Photographer and Tour Guide based in the Blue Mountains near Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. A licensed EcoPass holder with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, he offers Photography Workshops and Photography Tours of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area from single day tours to multi day workshops, specialising in Landscape Photography, Sunrise, Sunset, Waterfalls, Nature, Wildlife, Long Exposure and Macro. Jay is a fantastic teacher, so if you are beginning your photography journey, he can teach you everything you would need to know on becoming a landscape photographer while you focus on capturing stunning photographs across a World Heritage listed environment. As a Sony Digital Imaging Advocate and Ambassador, and an Ecopass licensed tour operator, Jay also runs photography events in the Blue Mountains specialising in Astrophotography, Waterfalls, Rainforests and wildlife.
Our Photography Tours and Workshops are designed for experience, not just about capturing imagery or content, learning landscape photography, astrophotography or nature photography, but also opportunity to learn more about the natural values of the environment you are capturing. This is why many of our tours focus on visiting World Heritage Areas such as the Greater Blue Mountains or Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Our Tours and Workshops are booked exclusively through Sony Scene, supported by Sony Australia. JAYDID PHOTO is an accredited EcoPass tour Operator with NSW National Parks and Wildlife and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Bringing back my series of successful Astrophotography Workshops, come and join me for a night under the mesmerizing night skies in the Blue Mountains while learning the techniques required to capture stunning milky way, star trail and nightscape photos. You will be collected from Katoomba Railway Station and transported to each of our specially selected locations in our dedicated touring 4WD, where we will take you through our signature Landscape Astrophotography and Nightscapers training package and then working to set our cameras to begin our night of capturing the night skies. We then travel between various locations capturing a variety of different astro images until we conclude once the Milky Way is out of view. Once we have completed our workshop, you are welcome to join in an online session the next evening (or as arranged with the whole group) to run through my simple and effective Astro image workflows in Lightroom and Photoshop to help you bring out the best of your images from the evening.
Our most popular Tour introduces you to the Wonder of Waterfalls in the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains. Available as a 2 day fixed date tour for a maximum of 5 people. This tour will take you across a stunning array of waterfalls where we guide you to some sublime locations and tutor you on the photography techniques that will capture the best long exposure images of flowing water among the lush green mosses and ferns our waterfalls are renowned for.
One of my most popular tours, introducing you to the Magical Mountains. Available as a 2 day fixed date tour for a maximum of 5 people. This tour guides you across the photography hotspots and many locations only locals know about. Focused on capturing the wide variety of photography the Blue Mountains has to offer capturing Sunrise and sunset across deep valley vistas, and descending into fern and moss lined gullies and rainforests to capture the waterfalls. Not just for photographers, you will also be guided on the natural values of the region introducing you to the flora, fauna, geology and guiding you on the industrial and tourist history. There is no better way to explore the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains.
Come and join me for a sunrise session at one of the Blue Mountains best known lookouts, and even some of those that are a little unknown. We will meet early in the morning and get ourselves setup, using knowledge built from years of photographing of the Blue Mountains to help you get setup for the best compositions and settings to capture some stunning landscape imagery.
Join us as we take a photo adventure through the sublime declared wilderness area of Mount Hay and Butterbox Point in the Blue Mountains. After taking in a sunrise, you will be taken on a guided bushwalk with plenty of photo opportunities for the landscape photographers, but also providing lots of nature, macro wild flowers, birds and other wildlife.
This area remains one of the most unknown gems of the Blue Mountains and is an absolute must for photographers to visit. So book your place and come join us for the day.
Come and join Sony Advocate Jay Evans as we explore an iconic walking track in the Blue Mountains on this epic photo walk.
The Grand Clifftop Track covers a distance of 15kms, traversing the southern escarpment of the Jamison Valley, beginning at the iconic Scenic World and Reids Plateau, finishing at Wentworth Falls. Comprised of several sections of track encompassing the Prince Henry Cliff Walk, Sublime Point, Lillians Bridge Trail, and the Overcliff/Undercliff Walks.
This epic trail has recently undergone a transformation, repairing flood damaged tracks to rebuild a legacy of the tourism and industrial history, combined with the natural and cultural values of this area of the Blue Mountains. There is no better way to introduce yourself to the wonders of the Blue Mountains than to complete this trail.
As we traverse the clifftop track, we take in Katoomba Falls, The Three Sisters, Leura Cascades, Elysian Rock, Pool of Siloam, Sublime Point, Valley of the Waters, Den Fenella Falls, and Wentworth Falls, traversing the iconic trail through eucalypt forest, hanging swamps and sandstone cliffs. Plus, at this time of year, a startling array of colourful wildflowers intermixed with the wildlife in the many varieties of birds (cockatoos, eagles, lyrebirds, wattlebirds), plus many other insects, snakes and reptiles.