Wildlife Photography Workshop – Lone Pine Sanctuary – Brisbane

Koala with joey

When:

NEW

Wednesday 21st of August 2019

Time:

Time: 9.30am to 1.30pm

Price:

$185 (plus GST) - Fee also includes entry into Lone Pine Sanctuary (valued at $38)

Common Wombat

Would you like to spend half a day at Brisbane's Lone Pine Wildlife Sanctuary, learning how to photograph a wide variety of animals on display?  You will benefit greatly from the tips and techniques offered throughout this workshop, specific to wildlife photography.

Photographic tuition is geared towards all skill levels (including beginners). Michael is a very patient tutor and lots of questions are welcome!

Rainbow Lorikeets

Contact Michael Snedic directly
on +61 408 941 965

Itinerary

9.30amIntroductions, an outline of what to expect from the workshop, then recommended camera settings will be discussed. Subjects covered will include best use of aperture/DOF, recommended shutter speeds, focal points, white balance, low-light photography, ISO, metering and much more. Once this session is complete, we will head out in the Sanctuary and start photographing the various animals (Michael will assist you to make sure your camera is set up correctly, before you start shooting).
11.30amMorning Tea. Time for a cuppa! Michael will be available during morning tea for any photography-related questions you may have.
12 noonMichael will present a session on flash techniques, as well as composition. He will also talk about how to get creative with your images, by thinking 'outside the box'. We will continue photographing any species we have missed and come back to any favourites!
1:30pmFinish.

Red-tailed Black Cockatoo

Echidna

Tasmanian Devil

Topics Covered Include

  • Composition
  • Recommended Aperture
  • Recommended Shutter Speeds and ISO
  • Focal Points
  • Focus Styles
  • Metering
  • Exposure Compensation (for Aperture Priority)
  • Flash Use
  • Hand-held versus Monopod
  • How to Achieve Creative Images
  • Recommended Accessories
  • And Much More…

How to book

For more information on this workshop or to book your place, please contact Michael on +61 408 941 965 or by using the contact form.

 

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Butterfly Photography Workshop

bribie butterfly house

Where:

Bribie Island Butterfly House

When:

Wednesday 26th of June 2019

Time:

10am to 12.30pm

Contact Michael Snedic directly
on +61 408 941 965

Itinerary:

10am - Meet at the Bribe Island Butterfly House, 208 First Avenue, Bongaree

There will a brief session covering the best types of equipment recommended for macro photography. You will then be instructed on various macro photography techniques, specific to photographing butterflies. 

Techniques covered will include recommended depth-of-field needed for great butterfly shots, composition, focusing suggestions, backgrounds and much more.

12.30pm – Finish Butterfly Photography Workshop

This three hour workshop is designed to give you the opportunity to photograph a variety of butterflies, in different situations/conditions. Michael will give professional photographic tuition throughout the workshop, including one-on-one time for participants. He will teach you how to take the best possible photos as well as getting the most out of your camera.

Price:

$125 (plus GST)

Price includes photographic tuition from Michael, plus entry to the Bribie Butterfly House

Booking:

To book your place, please use the contact form and Michael will send you payment details.

Please note: This workshop is limited to 8 participants. This will ensure that you receive comprehensive tuition time with Michael, as well as lots of butterfly photography time

All images taken by, and copyright to, Butterfly Photography Workshop participant Sharon Smith

Full Day Wildlife Photography Workshop – Australia Zoo

Where:

Australia Zoo – Beerwah, Queensland

When:

No Current Dates Available

Time:

9am - 4.30pm

Cost:

$195 (plus GST) - Zoo entry extra

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Images taken by, and copyright to, Australia Zoo Photography Workshop participant Devon Bull

Contact Michael Snedic directly
on +61 408 941 965

Subjects covered will include:

 

  • Composition
  • Backgrounds
  • Aperture/depth-of-field
  • Recommended shutter speeds
  • Birds-in-flight
  • Lighting/flash use
  • Best hand-holding techniques
  • Metering
  • Focal points
  • Focusing styles
  • Recommended lenses and accessories for wildlife photography
  • And much more…

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Itinerary:

 
Start - 9:00am (meet outside Australia Zoo, near the entrance).

Once everyone has arrived, we will board the next train to ‘Africa’. On arrival to the African section, Michael will assess participant’s skill levels as well as give a run-down of the day’s itinerary. After this brief session, Michael will present a session on the best wildlife photography techniques, which will include specifics that are relevant to photographing animals in captive situations. After the briefing, the giraffes, rhinos and zebras are all fair game for your lenses!

Lemure

 
Morning Tea (there is a café at the African section or bring your own)

Following Africa, we will move on to the Asian section to photograph the amazing tigers, the gorgeous red pandas and any other photogenic subjects along the way.

Echidna

 
Lunch (cafe or bring your own)

After lunch we visit the cute otters, Australia Zoo’s famous crocodiles, followed by Tasmanian Devils, dingoes, koalas, cassowaries and much more. Michael will be on hand throughout to talk to you one-on-one, and make sure you are utilising your camera to its full potential.

 
There is no planned afternoon tea break but there will be time to grab a drink along the way. We also venture to ‘Roo Heaven’ where there are different species of kangaroos and wallabies to photograph at close range. There are also echidnas nearby, which always make for great photos.

We will then visit the wombats, followed by time in the huge walk-through bird aviary, where there are many varieties of birds to photograph.

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The last session of the day will be in the snake house, where the well-lit enclosures make for some great photography.

To wrap up the day, Michael will help you with any problems you may be having with your photography techniques.

(During the day, there will be ample opportunity for you to talk to Michael and ask any questions you may have in regards to wildlife photography or photography in general).

Finish- 4.00pm

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How To Book:

For more information on this workshop or to book your place, please contact Michael on +61 408 941 965 or by using the contact form.

Please note: This workshop is limited to 8 participants. This will ensure that you receive comprehensive personal tuition from Michael.

Wildlife Photography Workshop participants

Outdoor Portrait Photography Workshop

‘Learn How To Take Great Portraits of Family and Friends’

Where

Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Toowong

When

Saturday 1st of July 2017

Time

8:00am - 12 noon

Cost

Only $195!

(price includes tuition from Michael and Tim, plus model)

Have you ever wanted to take better pictures of your family and friends? Maybe you are the person in the family with a DSLR so everyone automatically turns to you to take the family portraits at family events and occasions?

Or maybe you would just like to use your mobile phone better to take photos of your kids at school events, outings and other special times. Well, help is here. Even the best landscape and wildlife photographers sometimes struggle with taking pictures of people, especially the little ones that don’t sit still or pose nicely!

Portrait workshop - Tim Miller

Image: © Tim Miller

Contact Michael Snedic directly
on +61 408 941 965

Photographic Tips and Techniques

 
With the use of a model, we will teach the different types of portrait photography:

  • Where to position your subjects and yourself
  • Lighting (with the sun, reflectors and flash
  • Shooting in shade
  • What lens to use for different scenarios and results
  • Bokeh and depth of field
  • How to use your DSLR and mobile phone camera correctly to take great portraits

Michael Snedic has teamed up with renowned Brisbane Portrait Photographer, Tim Miller, from Dreamcoat Photography, to bring a portrait workshop to you.

Situated in the beautiful Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens in Toowong, you will have a small class of no more than 10 people. With access to both of our incredible wealth of knowledge of cameras and photography, you will get a lot out of this workshop!!

In a relaxed and casual environment, you will have plenty of time to work with myself and Tim, have your questions answered and take away some great photos and learning for the future of your portrait photography.

Booking

To book your place, please use the contact form and I will send you payment details.

Please note: This workshop is limited to 10 participants. This will ensure that you receive comprehensive personal tuition from both myself and Tim.

Portrait workshop - Tim Miller

Image: © Tim Miller

Half Day Macro Photography Workshop

'Learn How To Take Great Macro Subjects'

Where:

Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Toowong, Brisbane

When:

Sunday 6th of Octobert 2019

Time:

8am to 11.30am

Cost:

 $145.00 (plus GST)

Rainforest fungi

Contact Michael Snedic directly
on +61 408 941 965

Would you like to learn how to best take great photos of tiny macro subjects? In this half-day photographic workshop, Michael will teach you how achieve sharp, evenly-lit and well-composed photos of anything “macro”.

You will be shown how to use different types of lenses and extension tubes, as well as ways to achieve perfect lighting using various flash methods, diffusers and reflectors. Depth-of-field, an important component of macro photography, will be discussed at length as well as the best ways to steady your camera/lens. Best composition methods will be covered as well. Our subjects will include various types of flowers in bloom, cacti, insects and more.

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Macro Photographic Tips and Techniques

This course will cover:

  • Aperture/Depth-Of-Field
  • Recommended Shutter Speeds for different situations
  • Focal styles
  • Focal points
  • Metering
  • Composition
  • Lighting/Flash Use
  • Common Pitfalls to Avoid
  • And much more!

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Itinerary:

  • 8am – Meet at the café entrance at the bottom of the car park (Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens)
  • There will a brief session covering the best types of equipment recommended for macro photography. You will then be instructed you on various macro photography techniques “in-the-field”.
  • 10am  – Morning tea
  • We will work our way around the gardens showing you how to achieve the best macro results in-camera.
  • 11.30am – finish

Gilled fungi

How To Book:

To book your place, please use the contact form and Michael will send you payment details.

Macro Photography Workshop

Please note: This workshop is limited to 8 participants. This will ensure that you receive comprehensive personal tuition from Michael.

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Brisbane City Lights Photography Workshop

Where:

South Brisbane

Starting near GOMA and entrance to Kurilpa Bridge

Duration:

2.5 hours - starts approx 30 mins before sunset

Next workshop:

No Current Dates Available

Cost:

Still only $95! (plus GST)

Brisbane City Lights 3

All images taken by and copyright of workshop participant, Leigh Wilson

Contact Michael Snedic directly
on +61 408 941 965

WildNature Photo Expedition’s “Brisbane City Lights” photography workshop is designed to show participants the best way to photograph beautiful Brisbane city at dusk and after sunset.

The workshop commences at the southern end of the Kurilpa Bridge (near the GOMA building) where Michael will show you how to best photograph the city buildings across the river, as the sun starts setting. The ‘mood’ and ‘feel’ of your photos will change as the sun sets and the colourful lights appear.

As darkness descends, the Kurilpa Bridge will start to light up with a multitude of coloured lights. The amazing shape and architecture of this bridge, as well as the gorgeous lighting, makes this a wonderful subject for photography. There are so many different angles to photograph the Kurilpa Bridge and you will be shown how to take advantage of the various ways to compose your shots.

There is a great opportunity to photograph the William Jolly Bridge, with its wonderful ‘snake’ shape that is also lit up at night. We then set ourselves up so that we can photograph the Conrad Treasury building across the Brisbane River, lit up a brilliant purple colour, as well as other photogenic buildings around it. Our last stop is at the Giant Wheel, which is brightly lit and continually spins around. Michael will show you to best settings and composition to get great shots.

Apart from learning how to take great shots of the city before and after sunset, and be shown the best vantage points to take these shots, you will also be with like-minded people who are there to enjoy and share the experience.

Brisbane City Lights

Booking:

To book your place, please use the contact form and Michael will send you payment details.

Please note: This workshop is limited to 8 participants. This will ensure that you receive comprehensive personal tuition from Michael.

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