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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.

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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.

Cradle Mountain, Tarkine Rainforest and Aerial Photography Workshop

11th – 15th April 2018

$2790

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Join Rob Blakers and Loic Le Guilly for five extraordinary days of photography at Cradle Mountain and within and above Australia’s biggest rainforest wilderness in the Tarkine.

Based at Cradle Mountain Wilderness Village, we will photograph in the vicinity of Cradle Mountain, at the Vale of Belvoir, and in rarely visited Tarkine rainforest. Weather permitting there will also be the option for Tarkine helicopter photography.

The Workshop includes:

  • Intensive rainforest, mountain and autumn fungi photography at Cradle Mountain and in the Tarkine
  • The option for helicopter sunrise and sunset photography in the Tarkine – including over Australia’s biggest rainforest and the wild Tarkine coastline.
    Note – this cost is additional to the workshop fee.
  • Instruction tutorials on equipment and settings, image-making and processing, focus stacking and stitching, night sky and aurora photography, 360 panoramas, medium format digital and more
  • One-on-one instruction and small group discussions
  • Time to explore the landscape, to relax and for quiet reflection
  • Discounted rates for couples and non-participating partners

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, in a helicopter with doors off, and in mountain rainforest. 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 and with ankle support if preferred
  • Goretex or other good quality rain jacket
  • Waterproof over-trousers
  • Synthetic or down jacket
  • Thick polar-fleece jacket (preferred) or thick woolen jumper
  • Polar fleece pullover (for wearing under the polar-fleece jacket)
  • Polypropylene thermal underwear – 3 long sleeved tops and 2 pairs of long johns
  • Beanie and/or balaclava
  • Thick thermal gloves/mitts
  • Thin thermal gloves
  • Silk gloves for aerial photography
  • Shorts and/or light cotton trousers for daytime walking
  • Warm comfortable clothing for evening lodge wear
  • Shirts / t-shirts – 2 recommended
  • Socks – 5 pairs of warm socks recommended
  • Underwear – 5 sets
  • Lightweight footwear – suitable for lodge and surrounds
  • Sun hat
  • Water bottle – at least 1.5 litres
  • Umbrella – essential for rainforest 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, including a secure camera strap for flying.
  • 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.
  • Laptop or desktop computer for processing your photographs during the workshop
  • 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 shared desktop computer for processing images
  • A small selection of camera gear for loan during the workshop
  • Complementary motor vehicle transfers to and from the Cradle Wilderness Village and during the workshop
  • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages and a selection of Tasmanian beer and wines.
  • Full participation in the workshop, including all tuition

Transport

We will travel to Cradle Mountain from Hobart, via Launceston Airport and other points in northern Tasmania as required, early on the morning of Thursday 5th April 2017. We will contact each workshop guest in the week prior to the workshop with specific meeting times and places. We will return to Launceston by 5pm on Sunday 9th April 2017.

Cradle Mountain Wilderness Village

Accommodation for the four nights will be in twin share or private rooms in Chalet Cabins at the Cradle Mountain Wilderness Village. (Please note – private rooms can be arranged but may attract an additional fee).

See:  http://www.cradlevillage.com.au for details of the accommodation

Dietary Requirements

Please let us know if you have dietary requirements or preferences that we can cater to.

Medical

Please inform us if you have a medical or health condition that may impact your ability to fully participate in the workshop. We ask that participants over 70 years of age provide a doctors certificate.

Mobile phone coverage

There is a reasonable connection for Telstra mobiles at Cradle Mountain. Mobile coverage with other carriers is patchy, although we are happy to assist as far as possible with personal hotspots and by other means. Mobile coverage away from the area is unreliable.

Insurance

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 with a passion for nature photography. He is also a specialist in night photography and 360 degree imaging.

Rob Blakers has photographed in Tasmania’s wild places for 36 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) for more information about the workshop.

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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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Studio Print Workshop #2 with Simon Olding

This workshop is SOLD OUT. Please email Wild Island at info@wildislandtas.com.au if you’d like to be placed on a waiting list for future events.

Join Simon Olding for his second Large Format print workshop on location at his print studio using the archival Epson printers and Canson Infinity media.

This full day course will cover:

  • Printer models and ink types
  • Colour settings and printer colour management
  • Monitors and calibration
  • Paper types and selection
  • Image Sizing and resizing for print
  • Image optimization
  • Black & White printing
  • File preparation for print
  • Three stages of Sharpening for print
  • Printing through Photoshop
  • Printing through a Raster Image Processor (RIP)

All materials will be included and participants will have an opportunity to print a 20×24” image on their choice of media.

There will be morning and afternoon tea provided, and a break for lunch during the day. You can provide your own, or pop into any nearby cafe’s for a bite to eat.

Please bring along a cushion (our seats are a little hard for a 6-hour workshop), and a warm top as the studio can remain a little chilly at this time of the year.

Simon Olding runs a successful fine art printing business in Hobart where he prints for many of Tasmania’s top artists and photographers.

Limited to 10 people so book early to avoid missing out.

Introduction to Nature Photography with Rob Blakers

October  12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30pm.

$39.50

Looking to take better pictures? Join Rob Blakers for a short workshop on improving photographic skills.

This will be a practical exploration of landscape photography, including:

  • Approach and expectations
  • Equipment – cameras, lenses, tripods, filters and more
  • Timing, locations, light and composition
  • Subjects – large, small, wide, narrow, near and far
  • Field techniques
  • Basic image processing in Lightroom
  • Getting your pictures out – online use, printing and publishing

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

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Ceramic bird making workshop #2 with Eve Howard

Join Eve Howard, ceramic sculptor, for her second workshop at Wild Island, where you will have the opportunity to make your own gull/sea bird of your choice. All materials will be supplied on the day.
The workshop includes approximately 2 hours of making your bird sculpture, followed by another 2 hours of painting your finished bird. Eve will take your bird sculpture to her studio where she will dry and fire them. Three weeks later your finished bird will be waiting for you at Wild Island Gallery for collection.
The workshop is suitable for complete beginners and children over 12. Just bring along your creativity, enthusiasm….. and an apron.
Bookings are limited to 10 people so get in quickly to avoid missing out.
Date: Sunday 9 October
Time: 10am -2:30pm
Cost: $95pp
Morning tea will also be provided, but please bring along your lunch, or some money to purchase something in the Salamanca area.

Marine Debris Weaving with Jess Leitmanis

SOLD OUT – Please email us if you missed out and we can put your name on a waiting list for future weaving workshops
info@wildislandtas.com.au

Create a unique coil basket from marine debris rope that was collected from the rugged coastline in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area with South West Marine Debris Cleanup.

During this full day workshop, Jess will share insights into her creative process, including rope preparation and a simple coil basket weaving technique. A relaxed and experimental hands on workshop using salvaged rope, that will encourage you to use your imagination, and to reinvent well travelled pieces of marine debris.

Be prepared to get your hands a little dirty, as the rope has been living in nature for quite some time… It smells like the beach too. Suitable for beginners, and anyone who is inspired to weave with an unconventional medium.

You’ll never look at marine debris in quite the same way…

What we will supply:
– all marine debris rope and fishing line to create your weaving
– morning and afternoon tea (and coffee…)

What you need to bring:
– large wool/tapestry needle (or 2 – a spare can be handy)
– a thimble
– a pocket knife
– agile fingers prepared for some tough work

This workshop is limited to 10 people so book early to avoid missing out.

We will stop for a lunch break where you can purchase your lunch from one of the numerous eateries in the Salamanca area, or of course you can bring your own.

 

About Jess…
Jess Leitmanis is an artist who creates sculptures and vessels with rope reclaimed from the ocean. Over the past two years she has travelled to a number of remote regions in Australia to collect marine debris rope for her artwork. In 2015 she ventured to the Southwest National Park, Tasmania, with South West Marine Debris Cleanup and returned home with a personal stash of over half a ton of rope.  Following that she journeyed to the opposite end of Australia, Kutini-Payamu National park in Far North Queensland, with Clean Coast Collective.

In both 2015 and 2016, Jess has held a solo exhibition in Melbourne as part of Sustainable Living Festival, titled Future Sands and Tomorrow’s Nest respectively.

Jess is slowly weaving her way through her stash of rope, and continues to accumulate more at every opportunity…

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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

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