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5 Day Cradle Mountain Autumn Photography Workshop – Tasmania

2nd to 6th of May 2022

 

  • Aurora-Cradle Mountain

Come along and photograph beautiful Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, during the incredible autumn-colour changes of the Nothofagus Gunnii (Deciduous Beech Tree)

About the Workshop and Tour:

Join professional wildlife and nature photographer and tutor, Michael Snedic, on this exciting new photography tour of Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, in autumn!

'The golden-orange autumn colours of the deciduous beech Nothofagus gunnii – also known as ‘Fagus’– make autumn a delight in alpine areas like the Overland Track and Mt Field. Fagus is Tasmania’s only deciduous tree – it usually changes colour around the Anzac Day holiday (April 25) and holds its colour into May’ (text from Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service website)

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When:

2nd to 6th of May 2022 (five days/four nights)

Where:

Cradle Mountain – Tasmania

Cost:

$AU3495 (plus GST) per person Twin Share (Single Supplement available for $595 plus GST)

Wombat Cradle Mountain Tasmania

Contact Michael Snedic directly
on +61 408 941 965

Transport:

12 seater bus. All transport within Tasmania is included, starting and finishing in Launceston.

Meeting Point:

Launceston pick up available from either the Grand Chancellor Hotel or the Launceston Transit Centre. Participants will need to arrive in Launceston the day before and stay one night after the workshop.

Accommodation:

Cradle Mountain Hotel, Tasmania (Deluxe Room - twin share)

Cradle Mt and Dove Lake - Cradle Mt Lake St Clair N.P. - Tasmania_1ms6845

Photography Skill Level:

There is no “minimum level” required regarding photographic ability. Beginners and highly experienced shooters alike are all very welcome to join us. You will receive plenty of individual one-on-one time that will be geared towards your own personal skill levels and needs.

Red Fungi - Tarkine- Tasmania

Testimonial

“In May 2018 I joined Michael on his photography workshop to Cradle Mountain, Tasmania. What a wonderful location to indulge my passion for photography – beautiful landscapes, flora and fauna. Regardless of the weather there was always an opportunity to make imagery and to learn.
Michael and Ben Fewtrell (who co-presents the workshop with Michael) provided friendly and knowledgeable advice and assistance with camera gear, settings and post-processing of images in Lightroom to ensure we achieved the best results possible.

Aside from the wonderful location, I also enjoy the camaraderie shared with workshop participants who willingly share their experiences and knowledge.
As a participant, arrangements for accommodation, meals and transport were comfortable and seamless.

Cradle Mountain was my second workshop in Tasmania with Michael, my first was to the Tarkine region. With the diversity of landscapes, flora and fauna available to see in Tasmania I plan to participate in future workshops with Michael.

Whatever your skill level, if you wish to improve your photography, I have no hesitation in recommending participation in Michael Snedic’s Wildnature Photo Expeditions :-))”

Julie Westley

Julie Westley – Middle Park, Brisbane, Queensland

Inclusions:

  • Professional Photography Tuition from Michael Snedic
  • Four nights accommodation at the Cradle Mountain Hotel (Deluxe Room - twin share)
  • All meals (as specified)
  • Transport in Tasmania in a 12 seater bus
  • Entry to ‘Devils at Cradle’ Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife permit fees

Exclusions:

  • Transport to/from Tasmania & all associated expenses;
  • Hotel “in-room” expenses
  • Other personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages and barista made coffees
  • Accommodation at Launceston before and after tour

Tasmanian wildlife

About Your Photography Tutors:

Michael Snedic

Michael Snedic, Professional Photographer and Proprietor of WildNature Photo Expeditions, has been passionate about the natural world since he was very young and has now been photographing wildlife and nature for twenty years. He is one of Australia’s most accomplished and published nature photographers, his images having won numerous awards. Michael’s images have been published across Australia and the world, in hundreds of publications. He has also written many dozens of magazine articles on nature/photography since 2001, including Australian GeographicWildlife AustraliaBirdlife Australia, the UK’s BBC Wildlife and Australian Photography (Australia’s largest-selling photography magazine) which he has been a feature writer for since 2006.

Michael is honoured to be Queensland's only Nikon School Tutor (but is proficient in all camera makes and brands)

Michael Snedic Pro Photographer and Tutor

Itinerary:

Day 1

You will be picked up in Launceston, either from the Grand Chancellor Hotel or the Launceston Transit Centre, where we will drive our bus to Cradle Mountain Hotel, our base for the duration of the photo tour. After checking in and a short break, we will get together for a briefing, before heading to Dove Lake for our first sunset shoot, followed by a scrumptious dinner.

Day 2

Today we will shoot sunrise at Dove Lake, as well as exploring the ancient alpine rainforest of the region. We will then visit Waldheim, a rustic hut nestled deep in the rainforest, surrounded by ancient rainforests and autumn fungi in the rainforest. In the afternoon we will head to the famous ‘Devils At Cradle' then go for an explore with our cameras around the hotel. Here we will photograph anything we can find!

Day 3

After breakfast, we will be taking a stroll around Dove Lake, photographing the wonderful plants and landscapes the area has to offer. The ‘Nothofagus’ (Beech Trees) losing their leaves will make for some great images! Lunch will be a ‘packed lunch’ out in the field. Back for the afternoon for a break, dinner, then out for another sunset session at Dove Lake. This time we will attempt (weather permitting), some ‘astro photography’!

coral fungi

Day 4

A second attempt at sunrise at Dove Lake, followed by breakfast. We will then spend the morning photographing the rainforest landscapes and fungi along the ‘Enchanted Walk’ and ‘Waterfalls Walk’, which include the waterfall at Pencil Pine Falls. Back for lunch and some free time. In the afternoon, we head to Ronney Creek to photograph echidnas, wombats and wallabies!

Day 5

Should we have missed out on a sunrise at Dove Lake due to possible inclement weather, we will return for one last attempt. Otherwise, we will head on out and do some more exploring with our camera. A packed lunch will be organised for our trip back to our starting point in Launceston

Cradle Mountain Nick Brunlow

Image courtesy of and copyright to Nick Brunlow

Tasmania’s Weather

Autumn weather is very changeable, especially in the mountains and west coast. Participants would be well advised to check the Bureau of Meteorology’s weather forecast for Cradle Mountain in the days leading up to the Workshop before making final decisions on what to pack, but as with any outdoor activities, it is important that you are properly prepared for all kinds of weather.

Things To Bring

A substantial list of items to bring will be forwarded to you during the booking process. Warm and water proof clothing is essential, as is all your own personal camera gear.

Tasmanian Photo Tour participants

To Make A Booking

Please contact Michael to be sent payment details

Your position on the tour will be guaranteed immediately upon payment of a deposit of AU$750.00 (plus GST) The balance will be due up to 60 days prior to the start of the workshop. 

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation up to 60 days before departure - deposit non-refundable or transferable. Cancellation between 60 and 30 days before departure - 50% of total workshop price forfeited. Cancellation less than 30 days before departure or during tour, no refund available.

*Approved Operator with the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service

WildNature COVID 19 Cancellation Policy:

In the event of the cancellation of the 5 day Cradle Mountain photography workshop, or you are unable to travel to the state of the workshop or tour due to Government-imposed travel restrictions, specifically due to COVID 19, you will be eligible for the following:

 

  • A full refund, less any cancellation fees incurred by the operator from the tour accommodation and activity suppliers.

7 Day Freycinet and Bay of Fires Photography Workshop – Tasmania

About the Workshop and Tour

NEWThis new photography workshop incorporates the best the east coast of Tasmania has to offer. From the moment you are picked up at your accommodation in Hobart until you are dropped off at the end of the workshop, everything is covered. Michael has scouted the best possible locations and subjects, so that you will come back with lots of photos and great memories!

Wineglass Bay Freycinet N.P. - Tasmania

Locations

  • Freycinet Coast - East Coast Tasmania
  • Bay of Fires – East Coast Tasmania

Dates

TBA

Dolphins common

Tutor

Professional Photographer and Tutor, Michael Snedic, assisted by photographer/driver, Paul Etches

Wineglass Bay Cruise

Contact Michael Snedic directly
on +61 408 941 965

Meeting Point

Hobart hotel pick up and drop off included (Quest Trinity House). Participants will need to book a night's accommodation at Quest Trinity House in Hobart the day before the workshop starts and the on the night the workshop finishes.

Accommodation

Bicheno  - 3 nights at 'Bicheno By The Bay'

Bay of Fires - 3 nights at 'Panorama' in St Helens

Transport

All transport (bus) within Tasmania is included, starting and finishing at Quest Trinity Hotel in Hobart.

Oyster Catcher

Photography Level

There is no “minimum level” required regarding photographic ability. Beginners and highly experienced shooters alike are all very welcome to join us. You will receive plenty of individual one-on-one time that will be geared towards your own personal skill levels and needs.

Bay of Fires - Tasmania

Inclusions

  • All accommodation (6 nights, twin share – a single occupancy surcharge will apply)
  • All transport during the workshop in a 12 seater bus
  • All meals, except breakfast on day one and dinner on day seven
  • National Parks entry fees and permits
  • Wineglass Bay Cruise
  • Bay of Fires Cruise
  • Photography tuition by Michael Snedic

Exclusions

  • Accommodation in Hobart, the night before and the last night of the workshop
  • Transport to/from Tasmania & all associated expenses;
  • Hotel “in-room” expenses
  • Other personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages with meals.

Beach - South-east coast _Tasmania

Your Tutor: Michael Snedic

Michael Snedic, Professional Photographer and Proprietor of WildNature Photo Expeditions, has been passionate about the natural world since he was very young and has now been photographing wildlife and nature for twenty years. He is one of Australia’s most accomplished and published nature photographers, his images having won numerous awards. Michael’s images have been published across Australia and the world, in hundreds of publications. He has also written many dozens of magazine articles on nature/photography since 2001, including Australian GeographicWildlife AustraliaBirdlife Australia, the UK’s BBC Wildlife and Australian Photography (Australia’s largest-selling photography magazine) which he has been a feature writer for since 2006.

Michael is honoured to be a Nikon School tutor as well as The Nature Conservancy Australia’s Photo Competition Ambassador and judge for three years running.

Michael in the Sub Antarctic

Itinerary

You will be picked up from your Hobart accommodation in a 12 seater bus, then be driven to the Freycinet Coast to your accommodation at Bicheno By The Bay. There we will spend three glorious days photographing sunrises, sunsets, seascapes/landscapes and wildlife. The workshop includes a half day cruise on stunning Wineglass Bay.

On day four will then drive to the Bay of Fires, where we will spend three nights at our accommodation at Panorama in St Helens. Highlights include sunrise shoots at Picnic Rocks and the Eddystone Point Lighthouse, beach sunset shoots, seascapes/landscapes plus another cruise at Binalong Bay. At the end of the workshop, you will be driven back to your accommodation in Hobart.

Aurora Australis - Coles Bay - Tasmania

Highlights include:

  • Wineglass Bay
  • Friendly Beaches
  • Cape Tourville Lighthouse
  • Sandy Beach
  • Bicheno Blowhole
  • Wineglass Bay Boat Cruise
  • Picnic Rocks
  • Cape Eddystone Lighthouse
  • Binalong Bay
  • Mt William National Park
  • St Helens
  • The Gardens
  • Binalong Bay Boat Cruise

Aurora Australis - Coles Bay - Tasmania

To Make A Booking

Please contact Michael to be sent payment details

Your position on the tour will be guaranteed immediately upon payment of non-refundable deposit of AU$750.00 (plus GST) The balance will be due up to 60 days prior to the start of the workshop. 

Bay of Fires Cruise

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation up to 60 days before departure - deposit forfeited. Cancellation between 60 and 30 days before departure - 50% of total workshop price forfeited. Cancellation less than 30 days before departure or during tour, no refund available.

WildNature COVID 19 Cancellation Policy:

In the event of the cancellation of the 7 day East Coast of Tasmania photography workshop, or you are unable to travel to the state of the workshop or tour due to Government-imposed travel restrictions, specifically due to COVID 19, you will be eligible for the following:

 

  • A full refund, less any cancellation fees incurred by the operator from the tour accommodation and activity suppliers.

5 Day Tarkine Photography Workshop and Tour – Tasmania

Tarkine Photography Workshop and Tour - Tasmania

Michael Snedic is excited to again present this photographic exploration of the magnificent Tarkine rainforest region of Tasmania.

7th to 11th of May 2022

Locations

NEW

Corinna “At Home in the Wilderness” 4 nights

Date

7th to 11th of May 2022

Price

AU$3295 per person, twin share plus GST (single supplement AU$525)

Pieman River

Tutor

Professional Photographers and Tutor, Michael Snedic

Meeting Point

Launceston Transit Centre OR Hotel Grand Chancellor, Tasmania

Transport

12 seater bus with luggage trailer

Photography Level

All levels of photography are catered for and with Michael as your professional and experienced tutor, you will receive plenty of individual one-on-one time that will be geared towards your own personal skill levels and needs.

Fungi in the Tarkine

Accommodation

4 nights at Corinna Cabins, surrounded by the Tarkine Wilderness.

Meals

All meals catered for, except lunch on the last day. This includes fully-cooked, hearty breakfasts, filling lunches and delicious dinners.

Tarkine accomodation

Inclusions

  • Photography tuition by Michael Snedic
  • Four nights accommodation at Corinna Homestead
  • Hearty, home cooked meals (as per itinerary)
  • All transport during workshop
  • Two river cruises, including a trip to the rugged west coast

Pieman River Cruise

Exclusions

  • Alcohol
  • Transport to/from Tasmania
  • Hotel “in-room” expenses
  • Other personal expenses

Maximum 8 Participants

This workshop is capped at 8 participants, giving you maximum tuition time with Michael.

Highlights

 

  • Rainforest photography including autumn fungi and moss covered forests
  • Photography sessions at Philosophers Falls
  • Pieman River Cruise on Arcadia ll to the Pieman heads on Tasmania’s wild west coast
  • Sweetwater cruise on the Savage River, including a visit to Lover's Falls
  • Sunset shoot over the plains of Mt Donaldson
  • Astro photography (weather permitting)
  • Image critique session
  • Audiovisual presentation

Fungi in the Tarkine

About Michael

Michael is a widely-published photographer. He has authored many articles over the years, for magazines such as BBC WildlifeAustralian Photography, Australian Geographic, Australian Birdlife and Wildlife Australia. His images have featured in calendars, diaries, books and billboards and has had his own photographic books published on Australia’s wonderful wildlife. His work has also featured at Tasmania’s own Wilderness Gallery at Cradle Mountain. Michael is an Accredited AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography) and a Nikon School tutor. Michael is passionate about photography and loves sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm with workshop participants.

Michael Snedic bio

Itinerary & Other Important Information

  • Day 1:   Depart Launceston approx 11:00am, with a rainforest walk along the way.  Arrival at Corinna Homestead at approx 6:00pm.
  • Day 2:   Full day of shooting around the numerous trails around Corinna. Rainforest photography including fungi - an absolute highlight at this time of year!
  • Day 3:   Pieman River Cruise to the mouth of the river, where there will be great opportunities to photograph the rugged west coast. Image critique session.
  • Day 4   An early morning cruise to photography the moody morning mist along the Savage River, including Lover's Falls. Landscape shoot in the afternoon, then more fungi and macro photography.
  • Day 5:  Depart Corinna and photograph the lush rainforest surrounding Philosopher Falls. Transfer to Launceston and end of workshop, with photographic stops on the way.

Philosophers Falls

To Make A Booking

Please email Michael directly

Your position on this workshop will be guaranteed immediately upon the receipt of a AU$700.00 (plus GST) non-refundable deposit. The balance will be required 90 days before the workshop commencement date.

 

Contact

Please email using Michael's contact form or phone 0408 941965

Tarkine landscape

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation up to 60 days before departure - deposit non-refundable or transferable. Cancellation between 60 and 30 days before departure - 50% of total workshop price forfeited. Cancellation less than 30 days before departure or during tour, no refund available.

WildNature COVID 19 Cancellation Policy:

In the event of the cancellation of the photography workshop, or you are unable to travel to the state of the workshop or tour due to Government-imposed travel restrictions, specifically due to COVID 19, you will be eligible for the following:

 

  • A full refund, less any cancellation fees incurred by the operator from the tour accommodation and activity suppliers.

Red Fungi

Misty Tarkine

Tarkine

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