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Tasman Peninsula Wildlife & Landscape Photography Workshop

 

Learn from acclaimed wildlife photographer Matthew Jones

Friday November 3rd – Sunday November 5th, 2017 – $1890

Join acclaimed wildlife photographer Matthew Jones and Tasmanian landscape specialists Loic Le Guilly and Rob Blakers for three days of wildlife and landscape photography on the Tasman Peninsula.

Enjoy delightful Tasmanian cuisine, elegant self-contained accommodation at Eaglehawk Neck and the extraordinarily diverse wildlife and photographic landscape of the Tasman National Park and environs.

IMG_1393The Tasman Peninsula Wildlife & Landscape Photography Workshop includes:

  • Specialised and practical tuition in wildlife photography with Matthew Jones, one of Australia’s leading wildlife photographers (for examples of his work, see www.matthewjonesphotography.com)
  • Two dawn boat tours with Wild Ocean Tasmania to photograph albatross and other pelagic birds, seals, dolphins and if lucky, migrating whales!
  • Night-time wildlife photography
  • Detailed instruction tutorials on field techniques and image processing for wildlife and landscape photography, including photographic equipment, wildlife photography techniques and accessories, wildlife ecology
  • Walks in the tranquil landscapes of Bangor and to Crescent Bay and the dramatic Mt Brown
  • llg_6213-2-1024x683Small group discussions and relaxed information-sharing
  • Time to explore the landscape and for quiet reflection

The workshop price includes:

  • Complementary vehicle transfers from Hobart to Bangor and Tasman National Park, and within the Park
  • Delicious meals and a selection of Tasmanian beer and wines.
  • Comfortable twin-share and single room accommodation in 4 star spa apartments at the historic Lufra Hotel at Eaglehawk Neck.
  • National park pass for Tasman National Park
  • Full participation in the workshop, including all tuition

15.ACF-Red-capped-plover_Matthew Jones-3892Is the workshop suitable for me?

  • The Tasman Peninsular Photography Workshop will cater to a wide range of interests and levels of experience. Being centrally located at Eaglehawk Neck there is considerable flexibility regarding where and how far we explore each day. Participants should be in good physical condition and general health, capable of comfortably negotiating paths and 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 Lufra Appartments is twin share. Single travelers may be required to share a twin room with someone of the same gender. Single rooms are also available for a supplementary premium of 20% of the workshop fee. Please request this at the time of booking.
  • The workshop is limited to 8 guests and is recommended for people aged 16 years and over.

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Matthew Jones images:

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

A detailed equipment list will be made available at the time of booking. The list will include warm clothes for 3 days, (weather in Tasmania is unpredictable and we will be out early and late), comfortable lightweight walking boots or runners, a comfortable large day-pack and your camera kit, including tripod and long lenses for wildlife.

Payment

To secure your place for the Tasman Peninsula Photography Workshop full payment is required by September 1st 2017. You can reserve your place by paying a $890 deposit. Payments are non-refundable. In the event that the workshop is cancelled due to inadequate enrolment 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 232 539.

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Images from the 2016 workshop

Tasman Peninsula Wildlife, Landscape & Night Sky Photography Workshop

4th to 6th November 2016 – $1850.00

Join acclaimed wildlife photographer Matthew Jones and Tasmanian landscape specialists Loic Le Guilly and Rob Blakers for three days of wildlife, landscape and night sky photography on the Tasman Peninsula.

Enjoy delightful Tasmanian cuisine, elegant self-contained accommodation at Eaglehawk Neck and the extraordinarily diverse wildlife and photographic landscape of the Tasman National Park and environs.

The Tasman Peninsula Wildlife, Landscape & Night Sky Photography Workshop includes:

  • Specialised and practical tuition in wildlife photography with Matthew Jones, one of Australia’s leading wildlife photographers. (For examples of his work, see http://www.matthewjonesphotography.com)
  • AIMG_1393 dawn boat tour with Wild Ocean Tasmania to photograph albatross and other pelagic birds, seals, dolphins and if lucky, migrating whales!
  • Night-time wildlife photography
  • 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, stitching, 360 panoramas and more
  • Sunrise and sunset photography at little known sites around Tasman National Park
  • Night sky, and with luck, aurora photography
  • Walks in the tranquil landscapes of Bangor and at Crescent Bay and to the dramatic Shipstern Bluff
  • Small group discussions and relaxed information-sharing
  • Time to explore the landscape and for quiet reflection

The workshop price includes:

  • Vehicle transfers from Hobart to Tasman National Park and within the Park
  • Delicious meals and a selection of Tasmanian beer and wines.
  • Comfortable twin-share and single room accommodation in 4 star spa apartments at the historic Lufra Hotel at Eaglehawk Neck.
  • National park pass for Tasman National Park
  • Full participation in the workshop, including all tuition

Is the workshop suitable for me?

  • The Tasman Peninsular Photography Workshop will cater to a wide range of interests and levels of experience. Being centrally located at Eaglehawk Neck there is considerable flexibility regarding where and how far we explore each day. 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 Lufra Appartments is twin share. Single travelers may be required to share a twin room with someone of the same gender. Single rooms are also available for a supplementary premium of 25% of the workshop fee. Please request this at the time of booking.
  • The workshop is limited to 9 guests and is recommended for people aged 16 years and over.

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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

A detailed equipment list will be made available at the time of booking. The list will include warm clothes for 3 days, (weather in Tasmania is unpredictable and we will be out early and late), comfortable lightweight walking boots or runners, a comfortable large day-pack and your camera kit, including tripod and long lenses for wildlife.

Payment

To secure your place for the Tasman Peninsular Photography 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 232 539.

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Wildlife Photography with Matthew Jones

November 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30pm.

$49.50

Matthew Jones, one of Australia’s leading wildlife photographers, will present a comprehensive and practical overview of the art and craft of photographing wild animals.

Matthew will discuss the ethics and principles of wildlife photography, and outline digital wildlife photography basics, including field craft and equipment, camera operations, composition and exposure, orientation (POV), focus, lighting and the use of flash.

This will be a rare opportunity to learn from an extremely knowledgeable and experienced exponent who is at the cutting edge of Australian wildlife photography.

The talk will be suitable for beginners, and also for those who are more experienced in photography in general and wildlife photography in particular.

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For examples of Matthew’s work see www.matthewjonesphotography.com and the gallery below. All images are copyright Matthew Jones.

This workshop will be an ideal introduction to the ‘Tasman Peninsula Wildlife, Landscape & Night Sky Photography Workshop’ that is scheduled for the following weekend. Participants in that workshop will have free admission to this presentation on November 2.

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

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WILD Raptors

This event is now SOLD OUT.

**A fundraiser for the Raptor and Wildlife Refuge of Tasmania**

During our ‘bird month’ in October, join us for a special evening with Craig Webb, founder of the Raptor and Wildlife Refuge of Tasmania. The evening will include stories of Craig’s experiences with raptors that he has seen over the years, a ‘show and tell’ component, and some background into the need for the refuge, and the reason for so many birds requiring his care.

The Raptor and Wildlife Refuge of Tasmania is committed to securing the future of Tasmania’s raptors by reducing human impacts through rehabilitating injured, sick or orphaned raptors, educating the public and supporting habitat conservation. – Mission Statement.

This is a fundraising event with all proceeds going directly to the refuge to help Craig continue his important work.

About Craig Webb

In 1997 Craig returned to his birthplace of Tasmania after many years in the Kimberly working as a veterinary nurse. Involved in all facets of wildlife care, he registered as a licensed wildlife carer with the Nature Conservation branch of Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE).

He is a straight-talking and passionate advocate for the birds he cares for, most of whom are healing from the wounds caused by human incursions into their territory. Craig bought the 20 acres of land that the refuge is sited on about 16 years ago.

In the time since, his single minded determination and commitment to Tasmania’s birds of prey has seen him construct the largest flight aviaries in Australia. Sleepless nights saw him focus on solving the complex engineering challenges that allowed the salmon-fishing nets (almost two tonnes each) to be securely fastened with a series of ropes on pulleys, above and around the power poles that support them.

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Tasmanian Landscape & Nature Photography Awards

Wild Island is excited to announce the inaugural Tasmanian Nature and Landscape Photography Award – a photographic competition and exhibition that celebrates wild and natural Tasmania.

The competition winners will be announced at Wild Island on April 29 at 6pm.

Shortlisted entries and competition winners will be part of the Tasmanian Nature and Landscape Photography Award Exhibition, to be held at Wild Island in Salamanca from April 29th to June 1st 2016.

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Categories include Wild Landscape, People in Nature, Animals, Plants, Natural Design, Tarkine, Portfolio, Junior, People’s Choice and Overall Winner.

Winners

1. Junior (Age 15 and under)

First prize: Jonathan Rose. $200

Second prize: Rafael Bol. $100 gift voucher from Wild Island

2. Wild landscape

First prize: Luke Tscharke. $500

Second prize: Nick Monk. A local day tour with Roaring 40s Kayaking for 2 people (Nick gets to choose which tour!) www.roaring40skayaking.com.au/all-hobart-tours

Third prize: Luke Tscharke. $100 gift voucher from Wild Island.

3. People in nature, including nature based sport and adventure (rock-climbing, surfing, cycling, canyoning, rafting etc)

First prize: Grant Dixon. $500

Second prize: Matt Newton. A tour for two people with Cradle Mountain Canyons (Matt gets to choose which one!) www.cradlemountaincanyons.com.au/tours

Third prize: Charles Chadwick. $100 gift voucher from Wild Island.

4. Animals

First prize: Bob Wickham. $200 plus two nights accommodation and wildlife viewing at Inala on Bruny Island. www.inalanaturetours.com.au

Second prize: Ian Wallace. Bonorong Private Premium Night Tour for 2 people (valued at $698). bonorong.com.au/private-premium-night-tour/

Third prize: Jason Stephens. $100 gift voucher from Wild Island.

5. Plants

First prize: Andy Townsend. $200 and a single night for two at Tarkine Wilderness Lodge (valued at $410). www.tarkinelodge.com/lodge.html

Second prize: Jonathan Esling. $200 gift voucher from Wild Island

Third prize: Arwen Dyer. $100 gift voucher from Wild Island.

6. Natural design

First prize: Terence Munday. Maria Island Landscape, Wildlife and Night Sky Photography Workshop with Wild Island, (valued at $1490).

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Second prize: John Hodgman. $200 gift voucher from Wild Island

Third prize: Nick Monk. $100 gift voucher from Wild Island.

7. Tarkine

First prize: Hillary Younger. Tarkine Rainforest Walk with

Tarkine Trails, (valued at $1699). http://tarkinerainforestwalk.com.au

Second prize: Andy Townsend. $200 gift voucher from Find Your Feet. http://www.findyourfeet.com.au

Third prize: Grant Kench. $100 gift voucher from Wild Island.

9. Portfolio of 6 images – Nick Monk. $500 cash prize

8. Overall winner – Matt Newton. $500 cash prize

9. People’s choice – $200 gift voucher from Wild Island plus Ocean and Seal Trip with Wild Ocean Tasmania, (valued at $175). http://wildoceantasmania.com.au/seal-swim/

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