November 1st to 4th 2018
Join Matthew Jones, Loic Le Guilly and Rob Blakers for four days of wildlife and landscape photography on the Tasman Peninsula.
During the workshop we will be exploring the extraordinarily diverse wildlife and photographic landscapes at the privately owned Bangor and at the Tasman National Park. We’ll enjoy fine Tasmanian cuisine, a single night of comfortable and secluded camping at Bangor and two nights of self-contained accommodation at Lufra Apartments at Eaglehawk Neck.
The Workshop includes
- Specialised and practical tuition in wildlife and landscape photography with Matthew Jones, Loic Le Guilly and Rob Blakers.
- A dawn boat tour with Wild Ocean Tasmania to photograph albatross and other pelagic birds, seals, dolphins and if lucky, migrating whales!
- A second morning boat tour with Wild Ocean Tasmania to swim with seals!
- Night-time wildlife photography
- Optional helicopter flight, if weather permits (note – this cost is additional to the workshop fee)
- Detailed instruction tutorials on field techniques and image processing for wildlife and landscape photography, including photographic equipment, wildlife photography techniques and accessories, wildlife ecology, focus stacking, composition, stitching, 360 panoramas, drone photography, wildlife video and more!
- Night sky, and with luck, aurora photography
- Photography in the tranquil landscapes of Bangor and at Tasman National Park.
- Small group discussions and relaxed information-sharing
What to Bring
Warm clothes for 4 days. Remember, this is Tasmania’s unpredictable spring and we will be out early and late, at night-time and also in a small boat on the open ocean. The following list details clothing and other equipment that is required for the workshop.
- Lightweight lace-up walking boots, walking shoes or robust runners with treaded soles with ankle support if preferred
- Goretex or other good quality rain jacket
- Waterproof over-trousers
- Down jacket – perfect for evenings and mornings
- Thick polar-fleece jacket (preferred) or thick woolen jumper
- Polar fleece pullover (for wearing under the polar-fleece jacket)
- Polypropylene thermal underwear – 4 long sleeved tops and 2 pairs of long johns
- Beanie and/or balaclava
- Thick thermal gloves/mitts
- Thin thermal or silk gloves
- Shorts and/or light cotton trousers for daytime walking
- Comfortable long trousers for warmth and sun and insect protection
- Warm comfortable clothing for evening lodge wear
- Shirts/t-shirts – 4 recommended
- Socks – 4 pairs of warm socks recommended
- Underwear – 4 sets
- Lightweight footwear – suitable for lodge and surrounds
- Sun hat and suncream
- Motion sickness medication if you are susceptible.
- Swimming costume if you are adventurous!
- Waterbottle – at least 1.5 litres
- Umbrella for inclement weather photography
- Tripod (essential to bring although not always required)
- Camera/s, lenses, spare batteries, memory cards, cables, lens tissue, blower brush and other photographic accessories. Telephoto lenses for wildlife and wide angle lenses for night sky photography.
- Waterproof dry bags to hold camera equipment on the boat trips, to protect from spray
- Camera bag rucsac that is large enough to also fit spare clothes, water bottle and snacks, or camera bag that will fit within a larger rucsac. In this case, the larger rucsac should also be included.
- A laptop for processing your photographs is highly recommended
- Walking poles if desired
- Small but powerful torch and spare batteries
- Binoculars (for wildlife spotting)
- Personal items – toothbrush etc
- Large rucsac and/or duffle bag to contain your clothing and equipment during transport.
What we Provide
- A desktop computer for processing images and for tutorials
- A small selection of camera gear for loan during the workshop
- All meals and non-alcoholic beverages. A selection of Tasmanian beer and wines will be available for purchase whilst at Lufra.
- National Park pass for the Tasman National Park
- Full participation in the workshop, including all tuition
- Complementary transport to and from the workshop and to photography locations
We will collect guests from designated sites in Hobart at around 8am on 1st November. We will contact each workshop guest in the week prior to the workshop with specific meeting times and places.
We will return to Hobart by 6pm Sunday 4th November (earlier if required).
The first night’s accommodation is at a private and sheltered camp-site behind the beach at Bangor. We will be in caravans and comfortable tents, all furnished with mattresses, warm bedding, pillows and linen. Your accommodation at Lufra is in well appointed twin-share rooms. Single travellers may be required to share a room with a person of the same gender. To guarantee a private room for the duration of the workshop a supplementary premium of 20% of the full fee will apply. If preferred, please request this at the time of booking.
Please let us know if you have dietary requirements or preferences that we can cater to.
Please inform us if you have a medical or health condition that may impact your ability to fully participate in the workshop.
Mobile phone coverage
There is a generally good reception for Telstra mobiles on the Peninsula. Mobile coverage with other carriers may be patchy, although we are happy to assist as far as possible with personal hot-spots and by other means.
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 strongly 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.
About the Guides
Loic Le Guilly has been a professional photographer for over 20 years, and has a passion for nature and landscape photography. He is a specialist in night photography and 360 degree imaging.
Rob Blakers has photographed in Tasmania’s wild places for almost 40 years. He is an enthusiastic advocate for nature and wilderness and is interested in the evolution of photographic values and techniques in the age of digital photography.
For More Information
Please contact Rob Blakers (0427 232 539) or Loic Le Guilly (0414 612 716) if you have questions regarding the workshop, or email Wild Island at firstname.lastname@example.org.