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Botanical Inspiration – Printmaking Taster Workshop

Join Deborah Wace for a 4 hour introduction to Intaglio Printmaking – Drypoint and Monoprint techniques. Learn the process involved in creating a drypoint or monoprint image onto a plate, then print these using Deborah’s beautiful old etching press.

All materials will be supplied, including a range of botanical materials and a microscope, for reference and use. All you need to bring is your creativity, enthusiasm…. and an apron.

The workshop is suitable for complete beginners, and children over the age of 8 are also invited to attend. Afternoon tea will also be provided.

Come and delight in the simple mark making and produce your own original work. Bookings are limited to 10 attendees, so get in quickly to avoid missing out.

FREE ‘Beetle Bottoms’ Kids Activities & Storytelling

The Beetle Bottoms have arrived at Wild Island, and we’re excited to be hosting FREE activities all day to introduce them to the young, and the young at heart.

Beetle Bottoms are tiny people who live in gardens all over the world. But, only a few people have ever noticed them because they are no bigger than an apple pip!

When you are that little, life is very exciting, and often dangerous. You can dive into a raindrop, slide down a poppy stalk, and ride on the backs of insects.

You will have the chance to meet Pip and Hummer, and learn about some of the amazing adventures that they go on. Join us for reading, story telling, colouring and creating.

10:00 – 11:00am                          Free Play 
11:00 – 11:30am                          Story Time 
11:30 – 1:00pm                            Free Play 
1:00 – 1:30pm                              Story Time 
1:30 – 3:00pm                              Free Play

Colouring, story telling & card games
Beetle Bottoms and the Eyes in the Night
Origami Leap Frog game & race
Beetle Bottoms and the Sticky Situation
Colouring, story telling & card games


Please note: Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. We love kids, and believe that it’s better for you to share the wonderment and experience with them. Thank you for your cooperation.

BEETLE BOTTOMS BOOKS

Beetle Bottoms and the Eyes in the Night

After a swarm of bees lands in her tree, Pip wakes to discover a pair of eyes outside her window. She is surprised to find the eyes belong to a boy called Hummer. It is the first time either of them have seen a different coloured Beetle Bottom, and although shocked at first by their different appearances, they like each other instantly.

This book celebrates the acceptance of people, races, and cultures, and the beauty of seeing the world through a child’s eyes.

Beetle Bottoms and the Sticky Situation

Little Pip is fed up with being left at home while the others get to fly their birds, so she decides to join them. Unfortunately, Pip finds herself in a very sticky situation. She comes across Fang the bad-tempered spider, and has a close encounter with a tunnelling worm.

Find out whether she manages to keep safe, and what adventures she has.

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.

 

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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.

 

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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

Night sky weekend at Ratho Farm

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Join us for an exciting weekend of night sky photography and enlightening talks at Ratho Farm in Bothwell. www.rathofarm.com

All inclusive package – $249
Price includes 1 night accommodation, dinner and breakfast at Ratho Farm, as well as photographic tuition and Grote Reber talk.

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Night sky photography workshop

Loic Le Guilly will give you tips and tricks to photograph the night sky. He will demonstrate in the field techniques and concepts to capture the night sky.

Loic Le Guilly is the founder of the Aurora & Night Sky Festival in Hobart.

Grote-Reber

The fascinating history of Grote Reber and Bothwell

Martin George, former President of the International Planetarium Society, will talk about Grote Reber and his special connection with Bothwell.

Images from left to right:
Grote Reber in Bothwell in 1995 (photographer Martin George, QVMAG) / Reber’s Original Radio Telescope constructed in 1937 Courtesy of Estate of Grote Reber / Reber’s Antenna Array in Bothwell, 1975 Courtesy of Estate of Grote Reber

What’s so special about Ratho Farm ?

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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Timelapse photo workshop with Francois Fourie

This workshop will be a thorough breakdown on how to shoot timelapse imagery, covering everything from composition to post production. The aim is to arm you with the knowledge and confidence to get out there and start creating your own timelapse videos.

Target audience

This workshop will benefit photographers and filmmakers, and also anyone with an interest in timelapse photography. Beginners are welcome.

Topics covered

Equipment and software solutions
Preparing for a shoot
In the field timelapse photography
Post-production

Programs used

Lightroom, Photoshop, After Effects, Premier Pro, Final Cut Pro, Quicktime Pro, LR Timelapse

 

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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, wildlife 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.

THIS WORKSHOP ALSO RUNS IN OCTOBER

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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
– Wildlife and woodlands
– Instruction tutorials on image processing, exposure blending, focus stacking, stitching, 360 panoramas, medium format digital and more
– Small group discussions and relaxed information-sharing
– Time to explore the landscape and for quiet reflection

Beginners welcome !

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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A 360 panorama of Eddystone Point near the Bay of Fires Lodge
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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.

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 full payment is required at the time of booking. This full payment is non-refundable. In the event that a workshop is cancelled due to inadequate enrollment or other circumstances beyond our control, all fees will be refunded in full.

Final 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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