Wildlife Photography Workshop – North West Brisbane

AS FEATURED ON CHANNEL SEVEN'S 'GREAT SOUTH EAST' PROGRAM

Where:

Closeburn - N.W. Brisbane, near Samford

When:

No dates currently available

Times:

9am to 11.30am

Cost:

$245 (plus GST) per person, per workshop (Price includes photographic tuition from Michael, wildlife usage and a wildlife handler)

Boyd's Rainforest Dragon | Wildlife Photography Courses

Contact Michael Snedic directly
on +61 408 941 965

Itinerary:

Private property in Marshall Lane, Closeburn, (north west Brisbane) approximately 6kms from Samford (North-west Brisbane

  • Overview on best techniques for photographing mammals, birds, reptiles and frogs
  • Wildlife photography in a natural, bushland setting.
  • Short break and review of camera settings and photographic techniques
  • More wildlife photography with different species

 

Barn Owls (juvenile)

This workshop is designed to give you, the photographer, the opportunity to photograph variety of of birds, mammals, frogs and reptiles at close range. Some of the species are virtually impossible to photograph in the wild, so this is a chance you will not want to miss! All species are set-up in a totally natural environment, so that your images don’t have man-made structures showing.

Michael will also give professional photographic tuition throughout the workshop. He will teach you how to take the best possible photos as well as getting the most out of your camera.

Sugar Glider in Waratah - Michael Snedic

Some of the species that may be available on the day:

  • Brush-tailed Bettong (critically endangered)
  • Northern Brown Bandicoot
  • Long-footed Potoroo
  • Fat-tailed Dunnart (behind glass)
  • Spinifex Hopping Mouse (behind glass)
  • Ringtail Possum
  • Striped Marsh Frog
  • Graceful Tree Frog
  • Southern Angle-headed Dragon
  • Golden-tailed Gecko
  • Green Tree Snake (blue form)
  • Mertens Water Monitor
  • Mary River Turtle (endangered)
  • White throated Snapping Turtle (endangered)
  • Freshwater Crocodile
  • Woma
  • Rough-scaled Python
  • Green Tree Snake (blue form
  • Eclectus Parrot (endangered)
  • Barn Owl
  • Masked Owl
  • Barking Owl
  • Double-eyed Fig Parrot (behind glass)
  • Channel-billed Cuckoo

Fat-tailed Dunnart (CS)

Fresh-water Crocodile

Booking:

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

Please note: Each workshop is limited to only 6 participants. Social distancing will be strictly adhered to and hand sanitiser available. You will receive comprehensive personal tuition from Michael, as well as lots of wildlife photography time

White-lipped Green Tree Frog | Wildlife Photography Courses

Michael's wildlife photography workshops at Closeburn have been incredibly popular over the years, with many booking out. Please book early to avoid disappointment!

Wildlife Workshop Participants

Rufous Bettong | Wildlife Photography Courses

Wildlife Photography Workshop – Lone Pine Sanctuary – Brisbane

Koala with joey

When:

NEW

Saturday 25th of July 2020

Time:

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Price:

$145 (plus GST) Price does not include entry fee

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.

 

Barn Owl

Butterfly Photography Workshop Postponed Indefinitely Due To COVID 19 Outbreak

bribie butterfly house

Where:

Bribie Island Butterfly House

When:

TBA

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:

TBA

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:

Friday 31st of July 2020

Time:

9am - 3.30pm

Cost:

$195 (plus GST) - Price does not include entry fee

giraffe australia zoo devon bull

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…

meerkat australia zoo devon bull

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.

jabiru australia zoo devon bull

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

baby rhino australia zoo devon bull

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

Full Day Lamington National Park Photography Workshop

Rays of light in rainforest

Saturday 13th June 2020

SORRY - FULLY BOOKED!

 

 

Where:

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, Lamington N.P. - Queensland

When:

Saturday 13th of June 2020

Price:

Discount Offer

$195 (plus GST)

Red-necked Pademelon

Contact Michael Snedic directly
on +61 408 941 965

During this full day workshop, Michael will give group presentations as well as one-on-one tuition to participants.  He will explain a variety of digital camera functions, teach you how to use these functions correctly and discuss different photographic techniques that will allow you to take better photos.

Lamington National Park is home to some beautifully-coloured birds, including Satin and Regent Bowerbirds, Albert’s Lyrebirds, Noisy Pittas, King Parrots, Eastern Yellow Robins, Crimson Rosellas and many more.

In our first session, Michael will show you how to get the best out of your camera. This will be followed by a bird photography technique session.

After morning tea, we will head out for a session on macro photography, followed by lunch.

The last session covers landscape and rustic farm photography from Luke’s Farm, overlooking the stunning Kerry Valley below. It is a great way to finish a rewarding day - one that has been full of learning new photographic techniques, lots of hands-on practice, in the company of like-minded people and in a beautiful natural setting.

Rainforest fungi

Itinerary:

  • 8:30AM – Meet at O'Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat “Bird Feeding Area” (just below reception)
  • Introduction and camera settings discussed
  • Bird Photography
  • Morning Tea break
  • Rainforest trek (includes macro tuition)
  • Lunch break - Gran's Cafe takeaway or bring your own
  • Landscape and rustic farm photography overlooking, the valley from the stunning mountain top at Luke's Farm
  • 4pm - Finish

 

Black Booyong buttress roots

Accommodation:

If you would like to make a weekend out of it, you can contact O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat Reservations on 1800 688 722 to make your accommodation booking.

Regent Bowerbird

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.

Leaf-tailed gecko

Michael’s Lamington/O’Reilly’s Experience: 

Michael worked in Lamington National Park for many years (and lived at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat for 5 of those years). He knows both sides of the park exceptionally well (O’Reilly’s and Binna Burra) and is one of the most qualified people to show you where the best photographic subjects are and the most photogenic locations. Michael has been presenting this workshop at O'Reilly's for the past 14 years!

Noisy Pitta with chicks

Macro Photography Workshop

Where:

Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Toowong, Brisbane

When:

Saturday 18th of July 2020

 

 

Time:

8am to 11.30am

Cost:

$145.00 (plus GST)

Colour Explosion

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.

Grevillea

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!

Sunrise fungi

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”.
  • 9.30am  – Morning tea and photography chat
  • We will work our way around the gardens showing you how to achieve the best macro results in-camera.
  • 11am – finish

Dew on leaves

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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