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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

Bird making ceramic workshop with Eve Howard

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Join Eve Howard, ceramic sculptor, for a 3 hour workshop, where you will have the opportunity to make your own albatross or bird of your choice. All materials will be supplied on the day. Workshop includes approximately 2 hours of making your bird sculpture, followed by an hour 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 24 July
Time: 10am – 1pm
Cost: $75pp
Morning tea will also be provided.

 This event is SOLD OUT. Please contact us for another potential workshop the following Sunday.

Landscape photography with Hillary Younger

Come on a journey with Hillary Younger exploring the relationship between art and landscape photography ; from pre-visualisation to in-the-field capture, and then cutting edge aspects of a digital workflow.

The session will include:

– Learning from landscape painters
– Analysing what makes landscape images work (or not)
– RAW conversion
– Hand-blending images using masks and layers
– Working with Luminosity
– Colour Theory
– Advanced and creative dodging and burning
– Digital workflow using Photoshop CC and various plug-ins

The session is targeted towards all photographers from beginners to advanced, and is intended to provide knowledge and enhance skills to assist all in taking their photography to the next level.”

Bio: Hillary is a landscape photographer based in southern Tasmania, who travels and photographs extensively internationally. She teaches post-processing online, as well as leading in-field workshops both locally and internationally.

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Tarkine Lodge Rainforest and Aerial Photography Workshop

Join Rob Blakers and Loic Le Guilly for four extraordinary days of photography within and above Australia’s biggest rainforest wilderness!

We will combine ground-based rainforest photography at the superbly sited Tarkine Wilderness Lodge with big picture aerial photography over the rainforests, ranges and coastline of the magnificent Tarkine, using chartered helicopters.

There are spaces for just six people at this unprecedented event, which will be closely customized to the interests of participants.

Enjoy luxury accommodation, some of Tasmania’s largest rainforest trees at our doorstep and fantastic sunrise and sunset aerial photography across the Tarkine.

The Tarkine Lodge Rainforest and Aerial Photography Workshop features:

  • Intensive rainforest and autumn fungi photography at the iconic Tarkine Lodge
  • On-site helicopters for tailored flights across the Tarkine wilderness
  • Tasmanian Devil viewing from the on-site ‘Devil Hide’
  • Instruction tutorials on equipment and settings, image-making and processing, focus stacking and stitching, 360 panoramas, medium format digital and more
  • One-on-one instruction and small group discussions
  • The opportunity for images from the workshop to be used in the ongoing campaign for protection of the Tarkine.
  • Night sky and, with luck, aurora photography
  • Discounted rates for couples and non-participating partners

Cost – $3950

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Workshop details

With the iconic Tarkine Lodge as our base we will explore Australia’s biggest rainforest wilderness, on the ground and from the air.

Photographic opportunities abound, and will include on-ground rainforest exploration, Tasmanian Devils and other wildlife and extraordinary aerial photography of rainforest, rivers, mountains and wild coast.

What to Bring

Warm clothes for 4 days. Remember, this is autumn in Tasmania and we will be out early and late, at night-time, in mountain rainforest and in an open helicopter! 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 for rainforest photography
  • Down or synthetic ‘duvet’ jacket
  • Thick polar-fleece jacket (preferred) or thick woolen jumper
  • Polar fleece pullover (for wearing under the polar-fleece jacket)
  • Polypropylene thermal underwear – 2 long sleeved tops and 2 pairs of long johns
  • Beanie and/or balaclava
  • Thick thermal gloves/mitts
  • Thin thermal gloves
  • Shorts and/or light cotton trousers for daytime walking in dry weather
  • Warm comfortable clothing for evening lodge wear
  • Shirts / t-shirts – 2 recommended
  • Socks – 4 pairs of warm socks recommended
  • Underwear – 4 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.
  • 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 for processing your photographs if desired
  • 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
  • A laptop computer for processing images
  • A small selection of camera gear for loan during the workshop
  • Free vehicle transport from Hobart and Launceston to the Tarkine Wilderness Lodge, and to rainforest destinations during the workshop
  • Up to 3 hours helicopter aerial photography
  • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages. A selection of Tasmanian beer and wines will be available for purchase whilst at the Lodge.
  • Full participation in the workshop, including all tuition

Transport

We will collect guests from Hobart then Launceston early in the morning on Thursday 18 May 2016. 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 and Hobart by 8pm on Sunday 22 May.

Tarkine Wilderness Lodge

Imagine a superbly appointed Lodge, constructed from beautiful Tasmanian timber, nestled on 200 acres of privately owned land within the majestic Tarkine wilderness. Set on a hilltop that is surrounded by marsupial lawn, and encompassed by the great Tarkine rainforest, the Tarkine Lodge is unique! It is a sustainably designed building constructed of massive timber beams that have been placed at unusual angles, and set with a plethora of windows to catch the views in every direction. Rain water (some of the cleanest in the world!) is collected from the roof and supplies all internal taps and showers. The Lodge utilizes Solar Power as its main source of electricity.

At the Tarkine Wilderness Lodge you’ll enjoy delicious meals prepared with the freshest local produce. Food and wine are sourced from local suppliers and growers wherever possible, and supplements produce from the substantial on-site organic garden.

The Lodge offers luxurious accommodation and complete seclusion from the outside world.

Dietary Requirements

Food will be fresh and local. Please let us know as early as possible if you have dietary requirements or preferences that we can cater to.

Medical

Please inform us well ahead of time if you have a medical or health condition that may impact your ability to fully participate in the workshop. Guests over 70 years of age will require a doctor’s certificate.

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 20 years, focusing on nature, landscape and commercial photography. He is also a specialist in night photography and 360 degree imaging.

Rob Blakers has photographed in Tasmania’s wild places for 35 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 either Rob Blakers (0427 232 539) or Loic Le Guilly (0414 612 716) if you have questions regarding the workshop, or email Wild Island at info@wildislandtas.com.au.

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
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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.

Tarkine Lodge Rainforest and Aerial Photography Workshop

Join Rob Blakers and Loic Le Guilly for four extraordinary days of photography within and above Australia’s biggest rainforest wilderness!

We will combine ground-based rainforest photography at the superbly sited Tarkine Wilderness Lodge with big picture aerial photography over the rainforests, ranges and coastline of the magnificent Tarkine, using chartered helicopters.

There are spaces for just six people at this unprecedented event, which will be closely customized to the interests of participants.

Enjoy luxury accommodation, some of Tasmania’s largest rainforest trees at our doorstep and fantastic sunrise and sunset aerial photography across the Tarkine.

The Tarkine Lodge Rainforest and Aerial Photography Workshop features:

  • Intensive rainforest and autumn fungi photography at the iconic Tarkine Lodge
  • On-site helicopters for tailored flights across the Tarkine wilderness
  • Tasmanian Devil viewing from the on-site ‘Devil Hide’
  • Instruction tutorials on equipment and settings, image-making and processing, focus stacking and stitching, 360 panoramas, medium format digital and more
  • One-on-one instruction and small group discussions
  • The opportunity for images from the workshop to be used in the ongoing campaign for protection of the Tarkine.
  • Night sky and, with luck, aurora photography
  • Discounted rates for couples and non-participating partners

Cost – $3950 – NOW FULLY BOOKED

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Workshop details

With the iconic Tarkine Lodge as our base we will explore Australia’s biggest rainforest wilderness, on the ground and from the air.

Photographic opportunities abound, and will include on-ground rainforest exploration, Tasmanian Devils and other wildlife and extraordinary aerial photography of rainforest, rivers, mountains and wild coast.

What to Bring 

Warm clothes for 4 days. Remember, this is autumn in Tasmania and we will be out early and late, at night-time, in mountain rainforest and in an open helicopter! 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 for rainforest photography
  • Thick polar-fleece jacket (preferred) or thick woolen jumper
  • Polar fleece pullover (for wearing under the polar-fleece jacket)
  • Polypropylene thermal underwear – 2 long sleeved tops and 2 pairs of long johns
  • Beanie and/or balaclava
  • Thick thermal gloves/mitts
  • Thin thermal gloves
  • Shorts and/or light cotton trousers for daytime walking in dry weather
  • Warm comfortable clothing for evening lodge wear
  • Shirts / t-shirts – 2 recommended
  • Socks – 4 pairs of warm socks recommended
  • Underwear – 4 sets
  • Lightweight footwear – suitable for lodge and surrounds
  • Sun hat
  • Water bottle – at least 1.5 litres
  • Lightweight 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.
  • 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 for processing your photographs if desired
  • 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
  • A laptop computer for processing images
  • A small selection of camera gear for loan during the workshop
  • Return transfers between Hobart and Launceston and Tarkine Wilderness Lodge
  • Up to 4 hours helicopter aerial photography
  • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages. A selection of Tasmanian beer and wines will be available for purchase whilst at the Lodge.
  • Full participation in the workshop, including all tuition

Transport

We will collect guests from Hobart then Launceston early in the morning on Thursday 31st March 2016. 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 and Hobart by 8pm on Sunday 3rd April.

Tarkine Wilderness Lodge 

Imagine a superbly appointed Lodge, constructed from beautiful Tasmanian timber, nestled on 200 acres of privately owned land within the majestic Tarkine wilderness. Set on a hilltop that is surrounded by marsupial lawn, and encompassed by the great Tarkine rainforest, the Tarkine Lodge is unique! It is a sustainably designed building constructed of massive timber beams that have been placed at unusual angles, and set with a plethora of windows to catch the views in every direction. Rain water (some of the cleanest in the world!) is collected from the roof and supplies all internal taps and showers. The Lodge utilizes Solar Power as its main source of electricity.

At the Tarkine Wilderness Lodge you’ll enjoy delicious meals prepared with the freshest local produce. Food and wine are sourced from local suppliers and growers wherever possible, and supplements produce from the substantial on-site organic garden.

The Lodge offers luxurious accommodation and complete seclusion from the outside world.

Dietary Requirements

Food will be fresh and local. Please let us know as early as possible if you have dietary requirements or preferences that we can cater to.

Medical

Please inform us well ahead of time if you have a medical or health condition that may impact your ability to fully participate in the workshop. Guests over 70 years of age will require a doctor’s certificate.

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 20 years, focusing on nature, landscape and commercial photography. He is also a specialist in night photography and 360 degree imaging.

Rob Blakers has photographed in Tasmania’s wild places for 35 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 either Rob Blakers (0427 232 539) or Loic Le Guilly (0414 612 716) if you have questions regarding the workshop, or email Wild Island at info@wildislandtas.com.au.

Intermediate Photoshop Workshop with Simon Olding

Following on from the Beginners Photoshop course, join Simon Olding to explore more features and applications of the worlds most used photo editing application. This session will cover:

  • Colour settings and the basics of colour management
  • Colour Modes and mode changes including B&W conversions
  • Raw file processing
  • Recap on image sizing
  • Using Layers for adjustments and retouching
  • Creating and using Layer masks
  • Blending modes
  • Using channels and alpha channels as masks
  • Sharpening images in Photoshop

This 2.5 hour course is an excellent follow on for those who have attended “Introduction to Photoshop” or for those wishing to add to their basic Photoshop skills. Demonstrations will be performed using the current CC version of Photoshop. Q&A session will follow.

Simon Olding has been using Photoshop for over 20 years going back to Photoshop v2.5. He runs a successful fine art printing business in Hobart where Photoshop is his daily workhorse.

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Introduction to Landscape Photography with Rob Blakers

This short workshop aims to set the scene for nature and landscape photography, as well as provide practical, hands-on advice and tips that will be relevant to those new, and not so new, to photography.

Come armed with questions and feel free to bring your camera.
Wednesday February 10th, 7:30 – 9:30pm. $29.50

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Introduction to Photoshop with Simon Olding

Photoshop is the tool of choice for image editing professionals but its many levels of complexity can be overwhelming for beginners. Join Simon Olding for a basic introduction to the most important concepts and practices in using this powerful editing application. Topics covered will include:
 Purchase options for Adobe products including Creative Cloud
Photoshop interface, menus and tools
Adobe Bridge and Camera Raw
Image resolution and bit depth
Sizing images for print or web publishing
Image enhancement using Adjustment layers
Photoshop Plugins for image effects
Saving and storage and image file types.

This 2 hour course is an excellent follow on for those who have attended “Introduction to Lightroom”. Demonstrations will be performed using the current CC version of Photoshop. Q&A session will follow.

Cost $49.50
Simon Olding has been using Photoshop for over 20 years going back to Photoshop v2.5. He runs a successful fine art printing business in Hobart where Photoshop is his daily workhorse.

Lightroom workflow and processing techniques with Loic Le Guilly

Lightroom has become the tool of choice for many photographers.
Its ease of use and all-in-one functionality make it a favourite for hobbyists and professional photographers alike.

Loic Le Guilly will show you the exact workflow he uses in Lightroom as well as several detailed processing examples.
His techniques and principles will give you a solid foundation for Lightroom.

You will learn about:

  • importing RAW images
  • keywording strategies that work
  • white balance and why it matters
  • exposure control
  • contrast and curves
  • local adjustment tools
  • colour enhancements
  • sharpening and noise control
  • presets and camera profiles
  • exporting images

 

 

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This workshop is suitable to Lightroom beginners and intermediate users.

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Loic Le Guilly is a professional photographer based in Hobart. He works in a wide range of fields from nature to commercial photography.

 

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