Tasmania's East Coast
6 days, 6 nights
1 Nov 2021
Our Tasmania's East coast & Maria Island photography tour offers sunshine and sea life, wineries and wildlife, history and adventure over an activity packed three days. The ancient forests, colonial architecture and spectacular coastlines of Tasmania offer inspiration to every photographer. This tour includes Hobart, Launceston, Freycinet, Coles Bay and Maria Island with spectacular coastal and mountain photography throughout.
Our tour commences in Australia’s second-oldest city of Hobart. Hobart’s rich colonial heritage and natural charms are complemented by great festivals and top-notch food and drink and is an ideal photographic location. Rising high above the city is Mt Wellington, a wild and rugged monolith and perfect for landscape photography. We drive to the historic town of Richmond and transfer to Maria Island. We photograph the unusual sandstone formations of the painted cliffs and visit Aboriginal middens. The fascinating history of the island is a photographers paradise and perfect for our workshops on landscapes, wildlife, macro and architecture.
Our tour finishes with the highlight of Freycinet Peninsular National Park exploring the natural beauty of the area with amazing views of the fabulous Wineglass Bay beach the pink granite rocks of the Hazards Mountain Range nearby.
■ Historic towns of Hobart & Richmond
■ Maria Island if weather conditions are suitable for the boat crossing
■ Freycinet Peninsular National Park and Coles Bay
■ Wineglass Bay - one of the world's most beautiful beaches
■ Complete understanding of your DLSR, compact or film camera functions
■ Composition, light, viewpoint, angles, lens perspective.
■ Aperture, shutter speed, depth of field, ISO setting, white balance, exposure compensation
■ Landscape photography in Hobart, Coles Bay and Wineglass Bay
■ Photography of flora and fauna
■ Motion, architecture, nature, flowers.
■ Producing a late afternoon, low light shot over the Freycinet beaches
■ Colonial architectural photography in Hobart and Richmond
■ Use of your flash & shooting techniques in wireless flash
■ Creation of a pdf coffee table book
■ Insight into photographing for personal, stock, editorial & commercial use
■ Complete understanding of your DLSR, compact, mirrorless or film camera functions
■ Learn shooting modes including Aperture, Shutter speed, Program, Auto, Pre sets, raw vs jpeg, metering & focusing modes, white balance , ISO, picture style & control, exposure lock & compensation, adding light into shadows
■ Lighting: - natural & artificial light, white balance, time the light
■ Composition: leading & converging lines, the rule of thirds, framing, reflections, colour, star bursts, showing motion, viewpoint, selective focus, vertical vs horizontal, aspect ratio
■ Landscape photography throughout
■ late afternoon, low light seascapes
■ Understanding editing
■ View unique Australian wildlife and birdlife
■ Use of light on water, clouds, silhouettes, shadows, twilight
■ Notes, critique & ongoing networking, advice and technical support
■ Practical workshops over 3 days covering: What gear, camera handling, food, architecture, landscapes, portraiture, photography, action & motion, lighting, composition, nature, wildlife, editing, Lightroom 6 classic, output for screen & print and more
* we vary the workshops according to the weather conditions and other factors
■ No prior photography experience
■ Suitable for amateur photographers right through to semi-professionals
■ Any Digital DSLR, mirrorless, quality compact, smartphone camera
■ Film Camera's are catered for (Having both digital & a film camera is preferred as it allows for on-location photo critique)
■ At least one quality lens such as a Nikkor 18-200mm or a Canon 17-85mm and other lenses that you own
■ Min 4GB card per day of shooting
■ Any camera accessories - such as a tripod, and polarising filter
■ Instruction booklet, sense of humour
■ Every tour participant gets custom tailored advice on their gear, what / where to buy, destination shooting tips, knowledge on cameras, lens, accessories and the best deals. Detailed notes give tips on etiquette, security, the best time to go, image storage, battery life, camera care, security issues and much more. We are strong advocates of using an image capturing device to suit the location, your mood and objectives.
■ Fitness Level / Difficulty Moderate. Some easy-pace walking required at various locations.
At a glance
■ Includes Australia’s second-oldest city and southernmost capital, Hobart’s rich colonial heritage and natural charms are complemented by great festivals and top-notch food and drink and is an ideal photographic location. Rising high above the city is Mt Wellington, a wild and rugged monolith and perfect for landscape photography. In Hobart we focus on architectural photography We drive to the historic town of Richmond and on to Swansea that morning and transfer to Maria Island
■ We explore Maria Island, taking in its vast history and the natural wonders scattered all over the island. We photograph the unusual sandstone formations of the painted cliffs and visit Aboriginal middens. The fascinating history of the island is a photographers paradise and perfect for our workshops on landscapes, wildlife, macro and architecture. The industrial history of Maria Island includes everything from vineyards to cement works but the most interesting is the convict history. There are many ruins from penal days including cell blocks, commandant’s cottages and windmill sites.
■ Freycinet Peninsular National ParkWe will head straight into the National Park and explore the natural beauty of the area. We run a landscape workshop from the 'lookout' with amazing views of the fabulous Wineglass Bay beach below and the pink granite rocks of the Hazards Mountain Range nearby. Dropping down to the beach for an optional refreshing swim and provides an opportunity to practice motion techniques in water and the use of polarising filters.
Tour Dates: 4-6 Feb '21 (3 days)
Tour Cost: AUD $1395 (ex. Hobart)
Tour Style: SUV vehicle, light walking
Tour Host: Andrew Thomasson
Operator: Focus 10 Pty Ltd
■ DAY 1Drive to Swansea & over to Maria Island National park
■ DAY 2Freycinet National park, hike to Wineglass Bay
■ DAY 3Back to Hobart via Richmond. Mona in afternoon
Accommodation will be overnight at Cervantes. A share accommodation option is available on request. We have a Toyoto Prado 7 seater vehicle. There will be provision for 4 people to join us in this vehicle for the weekend. Please contact us if your would like this option.
Please note that the cost of accommodation, meals and travel is not included in the course cost. We recommend you budget a few hundred dollars in total for this. We endevour to keep costs low and this amount will varyaccording to your personal preferences in terms of food and the style of accommodation you choose
PaymentsPaying for your tour in full upon booking will confirm your attendance. Places are limited on all courses.
InsuranceYou are required to have general travel insurance for all our tours
RefundsWe reserve the right to cancel and reschedule any course, due to inadequate enrollment, bad weather, instructor illness, or an 'act of God'. We also reserve the right to cancel any course if there is insufficient demand, especially if it means that our costs would be higher than our income. Please therefore do not leave it until the last few weeks if you are interested in a particular date, as you may find that it has been cancelled. As our costs for each training event remain the same no matter how many delegates attend, like any pre-booked tickets for the theatre, concert, flights etc, we are unable to give a full refund in the event of non-attendance, regardless of the circumstances. If withdrawal occurs within the 14 days before the course starts we will try to put you on an alternative date if places are available. Please note that we cannot be liable for any other costs incurred by yourself, so please check with us before booking any non-refundable accommodation or transport.
Workshop PhotographyWe reserve the right to take photographic, (both still and video) records of any of our workshops/courses which may be used for promotional purposes, submissions, advertising and records. We grant permission for participants to use any images captured by them during this workshop for self-promotion only. Participants may not make any financial gain from any images captured during this workshop/course.
Tasmania's East coast & Maria Island Gallery
Why Tour with Us?
We journey to unusual & 'off the beaten track' places and engage in activities specifically chosen for their photogenic nature. Our itineraries are tailored to take full advantage of photographic opportunities.
Travel with interesting, fun loving, like-minded individuals & enjoy friendly tuition by master trainers and professional photographers. On-location analysis and critique of images as you shoot.
On most of our tours we use professional operators who look after the bookings, logistics, transportation, accommodation & food. This leaves our hands free to concentrate only on the photography.
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