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Bay of Fires landscape & night sky photography workshop

5 days of photography in the Bay of Fires and the Blue Tier

Join Rob Blakers and Loic Le Guilly for 5 days of landscape and night sky photography, staying at the famous Bay of Fires Lodge in northeast Tasmania.

Enjoy delightful Tasmanian cuisine, elegant accommodation and some of the finest landscapes in Australia.

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Take your photography to the next level

The Bay of Fires landscape & night sky photography workshop includes:

– Sunrise and sunset photography on deserted beaches and granite shorelines
– Night sky, and with luck, aurora photography
– Rainforest and rivers
– Instruction tutorials on equipment and settings, composition, image processing, exposure blending, focus stacking, stitching, 360 panoramas, medium format digital and more
– Small group discussions and relaxed information-sharing
– One-on-one instruction
– Time to explore the landscape and for quiet reflection

Beginners welcome !

Night-sky photography

Loic Le Guilly is an expert in night-sky photography, including the elusive aurora.

He will share his techniques and enable you (weather permitting) to capture great night-sky images… and with a bit of luck an aurora !

The Bay of Fires Lodge is located away from city lights so the conditions for night-sky photography are ideal. The Milky Way image on the right was shot from the balcony of the lodge during our first workshop in May 2015 !

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I have taken photos for as long as I can remember! I have a Diploma of Photography but really hardly any formal training. In 2015 (May), I attended the Bay of Fires 5 Day photography workshop. As we approached the Lodge a pod of dolphins surfed, we photographed ‘cotton wool’ water that night as well as an AURORA and milky way at 7.30 pm. I saw sunrises that would bring a tear to your eye, rivers more beautiful than I have ever seen before. I saw the moon rise as the sun did. This beauty combined with the expertise of of Rob and Loic and no other commitments provided the PERFECT combination to grow, learn and improve no matter what your level. Rob and Loic were fun, informative and helpful and I can’t wait to do another workshop with them.

Heather

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Medium format digital photography

You will have a unique chance to try the 80 megapixel medium format system that Rob Blakers uses to produce incredibly detailed wilderness images.

Rob will share the techniques he has refined over the last 30 years to capture the best possible images, including focus stacking.

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Learn the secrets of 360 imaging

Loic Le Guilly has been producing 360 panoramas for the last 15 years. He will teach you his workflow to get the results he shares on Tasmania 360.

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A 360 panorama of Eddystone Point near the Bay of Fires Lodge
where we will be staying

Additional information

Accommodation at the Bay of Fires Lodge

Accommodation at the Bay of Fires Lodge is twin share. Single travelers may be required to share a twin room with someone of the same gender. To guarantee a single room for the duration of your stay a supplementary price of 75% of full fee will apply. Please request this at the time of booking.

The workshop price includes:

  • Blue Tier enchanted forestreturn transfers between Launceston and the Bay of Fires Lodge
  • all meals and non-alcoholic beverages. A selection of Tasmanian beer and wines will be available for purchase whilst at the Lodge.
  • National Park pass for the Mt William National Park
  • full participation in the workshop, including all tuition
  • The workshop price does not include insurance coverage for trip cancellation or interruption, travel accident or delay, baggage delay or baggage theft, medical or hospitalization expenses. We recommend that you obtain travel insurance to cover these unlikely possibilities, as well as coverage for loss or damage to personal items including photographic equipment.

Please note

Workshop participants are responsible for making their own way to the Workshop meeting point in Launceston.

Is the workshop suitable for me?

  • The Bay of Fires Photography Workshop will cater to a wide range of interests and levels of experience. With the Lodge as our base-camp there is considerable flexibility regarding where and how far we explore each day. That said, walking is our mode of transport. Participants should be in good physical condition and general health, capable of comfortably negotioating bush tracks and rocky foreshores whilst carrying camera equipment and warm clothes. Please contact us if you are uncertain in this regard.
  • LLG_6063-2Workshop participants will be required to complete a comprehensive registration form at the time of finalising the booking. Information on any medical conditions that might have a bearing on your capacity to successfully complete the workshop should be provided at that time.
  • The workshop is recommended for people aged 16 years and over.

What to bring

  • warm clothes for 5 days – remember, this is autumn in Tasmania and we will be out early and late, at night-time and also in mountain rainforest at the Blue Tier. A detailed gear list will be made available at the time of booking.
  • comfortable walking boots
  • comfortable large day-pack or voluminous camera bag with room for warm clothes, water bottle and snacks
  • camera kit, including tripod
  • light-weight shoes/runners for use at and around the Lodge
  • light umbrella for inclement weather
  • personal items including water bottle, tooth-brush etc

Payment

To secure your place for the Bay of Fires Photo Workshop a deposit of $990 is required. This deposit is non-refundable. In the event that a workshop is cancelled due to inadequate enrollment or other circumstances beyond our control, all payments will be refunded in full.

Final payment may be made by direct deposit, cheque or credit card 60 days before the start of the workshop.

For further information please contact Wild Island at 03 6224 0220 or Rob Blakers 0427 232 539.

Maria Island landscape, wildlife & night sky photography workshop

This workshop has been cancelled.

3 days of photography on Maria Island

Join Loic Le Guilly and Rob Blakers for 3 days of landscape, wildlife and night sky photography, staying at the historic Bernacchi House on Maria Island.

Enjoy delightful Tasmanian cuisine, elegant colonial accommodation and Maria Island’s extraordinarily diverse photographic landscape.

Take your photography to the next level

The Maria Island landscape & night sky photography workshop includes:

  • Sunrise and sunset photography at graceful sandstone shorelines and the dramatic Fossil Cliffs.
  • Night sky, and with luck, aurora photography
  • Tasmania’s answer to the Serengeti! Tasmanian devils, wallabies, wombats and wild-birds
  • Instruction tutorials on image processing, exposure blending, focus stacking and medium format digital
  • Small group discussions and relaxed information-sharing
  • Time to explore the landscape and for quiet reflection

Beginners welcome !

Night-sky photography

Loic Le Guilly is an expert in night-sky photography, including the elusive aurora.

He will share his techniques and enable you (weather permitting) to capture great night-sky images… and with a bit of luck an aurora !

Maria Island is located away from city lights so the conditions for night-sky photography are ideal.

This workshop has been cancelled.

Maria Island image gallery by Rob Blakers and Loic Le Guilly

Additional information

The workshop price includes:

  • vehicle and ferry transfers between Hobart and Maria Island
  • all meals and non-alcoholic beverages. A selection of Tasmanian beer and wines will be available for purchase at Bernacchi House.
  • accommodation at the heritage listed Bernacchi House at Darlington
  • National Park pass for the Maria Island National Park
  • full participation in the workshop, including all tuition

Is the workshop suitable for me?

  • The Maria Island Photography Workshop will cater to a wide range of interests and levels of experience. With Bernacchi House in Darlington as our base-camp there is considerable flexibility regarding where and how far we explore each day. Walking is our mode of transport. Participants should be in good physical condition and general health, capable of comfortably negotiating paths and rocky foreshores whilst carrying camera equipment and warm clothes. Please contact us if you are uncertain in this regard.
  • Workshop participants will be required to complete a comprehensive registration form at the time of making the booking. Information on any medical conditions that might have a bearing on your capacity to successfully complete the workshop should be provided at that time.
  • Accommodation at the heritage listed Bernacchi House at Darlington is twin share. Single travelers may be required to share a twin room with someone of the same gender. To guarantee a single room for the duration of your stay a supplementary price of 75% of full fee will apply. Please request this at the time of booking.
  • The workshop is limited to 10 guests and is recommended for people aged 16 years and over.

Please note that Workshop participants are responsible for making their own way to the Workshop meeting point at Wild Island in Hobart. The workshop price does not include insurance coverage for trip cancellation or interruption, travel accident or delay, baggage delay or baggage theft, medical or hospitalization expenses. We recommend that you obtain travel insurance to cover these unlikely possibilities, as well as coverage for loss or damage to personal items including photographic equipment.

What to bring

  • warm clothes for 3 days – remember, this is spring in Tasmania and we will be out early and late. A detailed gear list will be made available at the time of booking.
  • comfortable lightweight walking boots or runners
  • comfortable large day-pack or voluminous camera bag with room for warm clothes, water bottle and snacks
  • camera kit, including tripod
  • light-weight shoes for use at Darlington
  • light umbrella for inclement weather
  • personal items including water bottle, tooth-brush etc

Payment

To secure your place for the Maria Island Photo Workshop full payment is required at the time of booking. This full payment is non-refundable. In the event that the workshop is cancelled due to inadequate enrollment or other circumstances beyond our control, all fees will be refunded in full.

Payment may be made by direct deposit, cheque or credit card

For further information please contact Wild Island at 03 6224 0220 or Rob Blakers 0427 232539

Lightroom photography workshop with Loic Le Guilly

Join Loic Le Guilly for a full day workshop at Wild Island in Hobart to learn his exact workflow with Adobe Lightroom. This is a hands-on workshop and you will need a laptop with Lightroom installed.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and intermediate Lightroom users (limited to 10 people).

You will learn:

  • how to import your images
  • how to structure your image library
  • how to use keywords simply and efficiently
  • how to review and select images quickly
  • HOW TO PROCESS IMAGES
    • exposure
    • white balance
    • contrast / curves / clarity
    • vibrancy / saturation and other colour tools
    • retouching
    • using graduated filters
    • sharpening and noise reduction
    • lens correction
  • how to export images for different purposes
  • how to use metadata to save time
  • how to back up your images

This workshop will cover the whole process in a simple and efficient way. Loic will show you exactly how he does it and why he does it. The morning session will be based on learning and the afternoon on putting into practice what was learnt in the morning with Loic’s guidance. You will need a laptop for the afternoon session.

Loic has been a professional photographer for over 20 years with work spanning from commercial to nature photography. He is recognised as a talented and highly technical photographer by his peers. He is a co-founder of Wild Island.

This workshop is limited to 10 people.  Don’t miss out.

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Morning and afternoon tea provided.  Lunch is not included.

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Milky Way from the balcony of the lodge

Bay of Fires landscape & night sky photography workshop

5 days of photography in the Bay of Fires and the Blue Tier

Join Rob Blakers and Loic Le Guilly for 5 days of landscape and night sky photography, staying at the famous Bay of Fires Lodge in northeast Tasmania.

Enjoy delightful Tasmanian cuisine, elegant accommodation and some of the finest landscapes in Australia.

 

SCROLL DOWN TO BOOK

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Take your photography to the next level

The Bay of Fires landscape & night sky photography workshop includes:

– Sunrise and sunset photography on deserted beaches and granite shorelines
– Night sky, and with luck, aurora photography
– Rainforest and rivers
– Instruction tutorials on equipment and settings, composition, image processing, exposure blending, focus stacking, stitching, 360 panoramas, medium format digital and more
– Small group discussions and relaxed information-sharing
– One-on-one instruction
– Time to explore the landscape and for quiet reflection

Beginners welcome !

Night-sky photography

Loic Le Guilly is an expert in night-sky photography, including the elusive aurora.

He will share his techniques and enable you (weather permitting) to capture great night-sky images… and with a bit of luck an aurora !

The Bay of Fires Lodge is located away from city lights so the conditions for night-sky photography are ideal. The Milky Way image on the right was shot from the balcony of the lodge during our first workshop in May 2015 !

 

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Feedback

I have taken photos for as long as I can remember! I have a Diploma of Photography but really hardly any formal training. In 2015 (May), I attended the Bay of Fires 5 Day photography workshop. As we approached the Lodge a pod of dolphins surfed, we photographed ‘cotton wool’ water that night as well as an AURORA and milky way at 7.30 pm. I saw sunrises that would bring a tear to your eye, rivers more beautiful than I have ever seen before. I saw the moon rise as the sun did. This beauty combined with the expertise of of Rob and Loic and no other commitments provided the PERFECT combination to grow, learn and improve no matter what your level. Rob and Loic were fun, informative and helpful and I can’t wait to do another workshop with them.

Heather

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Medium format digital photography

You will have a unique chance to try the 80 megapixel medium format system that Rob Blakers uses to produce incredibly detailed wilderness images.

Rob will share the techniques he has refined over the last 30 years to capture the best possible images, including focus stacking.

 

SCROLL DOWN TO BOOK

Learn the secrets of 360 imaging

Loic Le Guilly has been producing 360 panoramas for the last 15 years. He will teach you his workflow to get the results he shares on Tasmania 360.

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A 360 panorama of Eddystone Point near the Bay of Fires Lodge
where we will be staying

Additional information

Accommodation at the Bay of Fires Lodge

Accommodation at the Bay of Fires Lodge is twin share. Single travelers may be required to share a twin room with someone of the same gender. To guarantee a single room for the duration of your stay a supplementary price of 75% of full fee will apply. Please request this at the time of booking.

The workshop price includes:

  • Blue Tier enchanted forestreturn transfers between Launceston and the Bay of Fires Lodge
  • all meals and non-alcoholic beverages. A selection of Tasmanian beer and wines will be available for purchase whilst at the Lodge.
  • National Park pass for the Mt William National Park
  • full participation in the workshop, including all tuition
  • The workshop price does not include insurance coverage for trip cancellation or interruption, travel accident or delay, baggage delay or baggage theft, medical or hospitalization expenses. We recommend that you obtain travel insurance to cover these unlikely possibilities, as well as coverage for loss or damage to personal items including photographic equipment.

Please note

Workshop participants are responsible for making their own way to the Workshop meeting point in Launceston.

Is the workshop suitable for me?

  • The Bay of Fires Photography Workshop will cater to a wide range of interests and levels of experience. With the Lodge as our base-camp there is considerable flexibility regarding where and how far we explore each day. That said, walking is our mode of transport. Participants should be in good physical condition and general health, capable of comfortably negotioating bush tracks and rocky foreshores whilst carrying camera equipment and warm clothes. Please contact us if you are uncertain in this regard.
  • LLG_6063-2Workshop participants will be required to complete a comprehensive registration form at the time of finalising the booking. Information on any medical conditions that might have a bearing on your capacity to successfully complete the workshop should be provided at that time.
  • The workshop is recommended for people aged 16 years and over.

What to bring

  • warm clothes for 5 days – remember, this is spring in Tasmania and we will be out early and late, at night-time and also in mountain rainforest at the Blue Tier. A detailed gear list will be made available at the time of booking.
  • comfortable walking boots
  • comfortable large day-pack or voluminous camera bag with room for warm clothes, water bottle and snacks
  • camera kit, including tripod
  • light-weight shoes/runners for use at and around the Lodge
  • light umbrella for inclement weather
  • personal items including water bottle, tooth-brush etc

Payment

To secure your place for the Bay of Fires Photo Workshop a deposit of $790 is required. This deposit is non-refundable. In the event that a workshop is cancelled due to inadequate enrollment or other circumstances beyond our control, all payments will be refunded in full.

Final payment may be made by direct deposit, cheque or credit card 60 days before the start of the workshop.

For further information please contact Wild Island at 03 6224 0220 or Rob Blakers 0427 232 539.

Contours of Tasmania – Summer Exhibition

Group exhbition with works by Tasmanian artists Peter Dombrovskis, Michael Weitnauer, Rob Blakers, Chris Bell, Jenny Burnett, Simon Olding, Barbara Tassell, Julie Stoneman, Fyona Storer, Kelly Gerdes, Deborah Wace and Loic Le Guilly.

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Maria Island landscape, wildlife & night sky photography workshop

3 days of photography on Maria Island

Join Loic Le Guilly and Rob Blakers for 3 days of landscape, wildlife and night sky photography, staying at the historic Bernacchi House on Maria Island.

Enjoy delightful Tasmanian cuisine, elegant colonial accommodation and Maria Island’s extraordinarily diverse photographic landscape.

 

SCROLL DOWN TO BOOK

Take your photography to the next level

The Maria Island landscape & night sky photography workshop includes:

  • Sunrise and sunset photography at graceful sandstone shorelines and the dramatic Fossil Cliffs.
  • Night sky, and with luck, aurora photography
  • Tasmania’s answer to the Serengeti! Tasmanian devils, wallabies, wombats and wild-birds
  • Instruction tutorials on image processing, exposure blending, focus stacking and medium format digital
  • Small group discussions and relaxed information-sharing
  • Time to explore the landscape and for quiet reflection

 

Beginners welcome !

 

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Night-sky photography

Loic Le Guilly is an expert in night-sky photography, including the elusive aurora.

He will share his techniques and enable you (weather permitting) to capture great night-sky images… and with a bit of luck an aurora !

Maria Island is located away from city lights so the conditions for night-sky photography are ideal.

 

SCROLL DOWN TO BOOK

Maria Island image gallery by Rob Blakers and Loic Le Guilly

Additional information

The workshop price includes:

  • vehicle and ferry transfers between Hobart and Maria Island
  • all meals and non-alcoholic beverages. A selection of Tasmanian beer and wines will be available for purchase at Bernacchi House.
  • accommodation at the heritage listed Bernacchi House at Darlington
  • National Park pass for the Maria Island National Park
  • full participation in the workshop, including all tuition

Is the workshop suitable for me?

  • The Maria Island Photography Workshop will cater to a wide range of interests and levels of experience. With Bernacchi House in Darlington as our base-camp there is considerable flexibility regarding where and how far we explore each day. Walking is our mode of transport. Participants should be in good physical condition and general health, capable of comfortably negotiating paths and rocky foreshores whilst carrying camera equipment and warm clothes. Please contact us if you are uncertain in this regard.
  • Workshop participants will be required to complete a comprehensive registration form at the time of making the booking. Information on any medical conditions that might have a bearing on your capacity to successfully complete the workshop should be provided at that time.
  • Accommodation at the heritage listed Bernacchi House at Darlington is twin share. Single travelers may be required to share a twin room with someone of the same gender. To guarantee a single room for the duration of your stay a supplementary price of 75% of full fee will apply. Please request this at the time of booking.
  • The workshop is limited to 10 guests and is recommended for people aged 16 years and over.

Please note that Workshop participants are responsible for making their own way to the Workshop meeting point at Wild Island in Hobart. The workshop price does not include insurance coverage for trip cancellation or interruption, travel accident or delay, baggage delay or baggage theft, medical or hospitalization expenses. We recommend that you obtain travel insurance to cover these unlikely possibilities, as well as coverage for loss or damage to personal items including photographic equipment.

What to bring

  • warm clothes for 3 days – remember, this is winter in Tasmania and we will be out early and late. A detailed gear list will be made available at the time of booking.
  • comfortable lightweight walking boots or runners
  • comfortable large day-pack or voluminous camera bag with room for warm clothes, water bottle and snacks
  • camera kit, including tripod
  • light-weight shoes for use at Darlington
  • light umbrella for inclement weather
  • personal items including water bottle, tooth-brush etc

Payment

To secure your place for the Maria Island Photo Workshop full payment is required at the time of booking. This full payment is non-refundable. In the event that the workshop is cancelled due to inadequate enrollment or other circumstances beyond our control, all fees will be refunded in full.

Payment may be made by direct deposit, cheque or credit card

For further information please contact Wild Island at 03 6224 0220 or Rob Blakers 0427 232539

Advanced night sky photo workshop with Greg Gibbs

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This advanced workshop by Greg Gibbs will cover the following:

  • Equipment
  • Planning
  • Star Trails
  • Timelapses
  • Panoramas
  • Light Painting
  • Post Processing

Greg Gibbs describes himself as a horticulturalist by day and  astrophotographer by night.  Ever since Greg witnessed Halley’s Comet at the age of seven he has had a background interest in astronomy.

Growing up, he enjoyed seeing things like lunar eclipses, meteor showers, and other bright comets.  But, it wasn’t until he purchased his first DSLR camera in 2010 that he discovered a passion for photographing the night sky.

weblookout“I was playing around with the camera one night and I thought to myself, ‘what would happen if I just went outside and held the shutter button down for a long time?  Could I capture a couple of stars on camera?’  The resulting image whilst completely out of focus and riddled with noise, blew my mind so much that I started devouring as much information about astrophotography as I could, and I have been hooked ever since,” says Gibbs.

Although Greg enjoys experimenting with telescope based astrophotography and other photography like storm chasing, his real passion is doing what started it all- using nothing more than a camera and normal tripod to capture the beauty of the night sky that surrounds us all.

“If through my images I can inspire just one person to look up with a greater appreciation of the night sky, then I will be completely satisfied.  I am only out taking images at all hours of the night, because I simply love being under the stars.”

Greg’s work has appeared in magazines, calendars, books and numerous websites including being featured on NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day.  You can find out more about Greg, follow him on social media, or view more of his images via his website:  www.capturingthenight.com

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Beginners aurora & night sky photography workshop

aurora-australis-Tasmania-1828-PozibleJoin Loic Le Guilly to learn the basics of night sky & aurora photography.

Topics covered:

  • introduction to auroras & how they work
  • where to go to see them in Tasmania
  • how to forecast and monitor auroras
  • equipment to photograph auroras & night sky (cameras, lenses, tripods, accessories)
  • the best camera settings
  • how to process your night sky images (several real examples done live, editing software is Lightroom but principles can be applied to other software)

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