5 Day Cradle Mountain Autumn Photography Workshop – Tasmania

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

Next Workshop and Tour:
May 2021

About the Workshop and Tour:

Join professional wildlife and nature photographer and tutor, Michael Snedic and renowned landscape photographer, Ben Fewtrell, 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:

May 2021 (five days/four nights)

Where:

Cradle Mountain – Tasmania

Cost:

TBA

*Single supplement available 

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Contact Michael Snedic directly
on +61 408 941 965

Transport:

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

Meeting Point:

Launceston hotel pick ups and drop offs included. Participants will need to arrive in Launceston the day before and stay one night after the workshop.

Accommodation:

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

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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. With 2 experienced photographers and professional tutoring , you will receive plenty of individual one-on-one time that will be geared towards your own personal skill levels and needs.

Maximum Numbers:

This workshop is capped at 10 participants, giving you maximum tuition time with Michael and Ben

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 and Ben Fewtrell
  • Four nights accommodation at the Cradle Mountain Hotel (Standard 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 pass

Exclusions:

  • Transport to/from Tasmania & all associated expenses;
  • Hotel “in-room” expenses
  • Other personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages with meals.
  • 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 a Nikon School Tutor for Australia.

Michael Snedic Pro Photographer and Tutor

Itinerary:

Day 1

You will be picked up from your accommodation in Launceston, 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. Then its a scrumptious dinner, followed by an audio-visual presentation.

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' for a chance to photograph this iconic Tasmanian wildlife species. Ben will also present the first of his two sessions on Adobe Lightroom.

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 around to the famous ‘Boat Shed’. We will also have a bit of fun doing some ‘astro photography’!

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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, then Ben will present his second Adobe Lightroom session. Some free time to visit the wonderful images in the Wilderness gallery, then in the late 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 non-refundable deposit of AU$500.00 (plus GST). The balance will be due 45 days before the start of the tour date. 

        Cancellation Policy: Cancellation between 60 and 30 days before departure - 50% of total tour price. Cancellation less than 30 days before departure or during tour, no refund given.

 

*Approved Operator with the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service

7 Day Freycinet and Bay of Fires Photography Workshop – Tasmania

Picnic Rocks

First workshop: 16th to 22nd of May 2020   SORRY - BOOKED OUT!

  Second workshop: 24th to 30th of May 2020   ONLY ONE SPOT LEFT!

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

Depart Hobart approximately 10:00am on the 24th of May 2020.

Return to Hobart from 4.00pm to 6:00pm on the 30th of May, 2020.

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Price

$AU3985 (plus GST) per person Twin Share (Single Supplement $AU645)

Tutor

Professional Photographer and Tutor, Michael Snedic

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

Beachfront at Bicheno (3 nights –24th, 25th and 26th of May 2020)

Tidal Waters (3 nights – 27th, 28th and 29th of May 2020)

Transport

12 seater bus. All transport within Tasmania is included, starting and finishing at your 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.

Maximum 8 Participants

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

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 at Quest Trinity House 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 Beachfront at Bicheno. 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 Tidal Waters 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
  • 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 60 days before the start of the workshop date.

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.

Bay of Fires Cruise

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