Get to know your digital camera in one of Australia’s most stunning natural environments!

This workshop is designed to teach participants skills in all facets of bird photography, including composition, lighting, exposure, aperture/shutter speed/ISO, depth of field and much more.

 Michael caters for all levels of experience and is very encouraging to beginners.  Lamington National Park is full of photographic opportunities and is home to a huge array of varied bird species. 

Michael’s extensive photographic knowledge and tuition skills means you will have an opportunity to learn plenty of valuable photographic tips, with like-minded people and in the most tranquil, beautiful surroundings.

Michael Snedic assisting Sir David Attenborough at O’Reilly’s, in Lamington National Park.
Michael Snedic assisting Sir David Attenborough many years ago,
at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, in Lamington National Park 


Lamington National Park/O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Queensland


  Dates TBA

         Start: 9 am Wednesday

          Finish: 1 pm Friday

Eastern Spinebill



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Price includes:

  • Accommodation at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat for two nights
  • All meals during workshop
  • Free-flight bird show entry
  • Qld Parks and Wildlife permits
  • Professional bird photography tuition from Michael Snedic.

Noisy Pitta

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Michael Snedic’s O’Reilly’s and Lamington National Park Experience:

Michael spent five years working as a nature guide for O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, in Lamington National Park and knows the area, and its natural fauna and flora, extremely well. Michael was also mentored here in photography by renowned wildlife and nature photographer and documentary-maker, Glen Threlfo. He has been presenting photo workshops and tours at O’Reilly’s and Lamington National Park for the last twelve years. Michael's years of local experience, plus 17 years as a professional photography tutor, will guarantee you will not only be shown the BEST bird locations in Lamington, but you will be shown the BEST ways to photograph them.

Michael instructing Jim


I have just completed Michael's Lamington National Park workshop. It was excellent, the retreat was lovely and then we had all the wonderful photography opportunities. We were able to visit some beautiful places, saw lots of different birds including the Alberts Lyrebird, the Satin Bower Bird doing his courting dance for the female and many others. Michael was very patient teaching us, I learnt how to successfully photograph in low light, I'm quite proud of a couple of my photos with water flowing. I tried macro photography which I haven't done before and was quite surprised by the results. Michael takes the time to explain how to set up your settings to achieve the best results for such a wide variety of subjects, time of day etc and is then happy to review the results and suggest things that can be altered to potentially improve when required. I would 100% recommend this workshop, in fact I'd like to do it again potentially the March one to see the difference in the wildlife and scenery at that time of year and build on my photography skills with Michael's help. Thank you.

Kerry Byrne - Grafton

Kerry Byrne - Grafton, New South Wales


Session 1
Introduction, get to know the other participants and setting up your camera settings. This is extremely important as you need to know what gear and settings are needed for specific situations and subjects.

Session 2
Bird photography - rainforest trek

Session 3
Audio visual presentation on best bird photography techniques

Session 4
Bird photography - eucalyptus forest trek

        Session 5
Spotlighting session looking for nocturnal birds

Satin Bowerbird

Session 6
Before breakfast - early morning bird photography trek

Session 7
Session on best flash techniques for birds

Session 8
‘Birds of Prey’ flight show, where Michael will teach you how to best get photos of birds in flight.

Session 9
Visit to Luke's Farm

Session 10
Before breakfast - early morning bird photography trek

Session 11
Search for Albert's Lyrebird and Noisy Pitta

Session 12
Exploring Duck Creek Road for different bird species, followed by session on suggested gear for easier bird photography

Tawny Frogmouth


  • Two nights accommodation at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, Lamington National Park, Qld
  • All meals, as per itinerary
  • Parks and Wildlife permit fees
  • Free-flight bird show entry fee
  • Professional bird photography tuition by Michael Snedic

Lewin's Honeyeater


You will be staying at renowned O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat in Lamington National Park, Queensland

Regent Bowerbird

How to book:

For more information on this workshop or to book your place, please contact Michael either by calling him or filling out the contact form


Maximum 8 participants

This workshop is covered by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service permits.

Bird photography in Lamington

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 3 day Lamington NP 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.

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