• Superb Lyrebird in Courtship Display

Come and join us on this BRAND NEW Victorian Photography Workshop, visiting a wide variety of locations and subjects.

About the Workshop and Tour:


Join professional wildlife and nature photographer and tutor, Michael Snedic on this exciting new Victorian photography tour. From when you will be picked up by bus, until when you are dropped off at the end ion the workshop, everything is organised for you.  Lot's of work has gone into researching the best possible locations and subjects to photograph. You simply need to enjoy the photography locations and subjects, eat tasty food, learn lots of new photography techniques and relax!

Cockatoos Grants Picnic Ground


Monday the 4th to Friday the 8th of May 2020 (five days/four nights)

Yarra River - Melbourne


  • Melbourne including Arts Centre, Federation Square, Yarra River bank, Melbourne Skyline, Southbank Promenade and Flinders Street Station
  • Brighton
  • St Kilda
  • Dandenong Ranges including the famous steam train, Puffing Billy
  • Olinda Falls
  • Sherbrooke ForestDomaine Chardon Winery
  • Wirrawilla Rainforest
  • Healsville Sanctuary
  • Warburton
  • Montsalvat Artist’s Colon
  • Eltham
  • and much more

Montalvat - Eltham


$AU2895 (plus GST) per person (each participant gets a single room)



Contact Michael Snedic directly
on +61 408 941 965


12 seater bus. Pick-up an drop-off in Melbourne

Meeting Point:

Arts Centre in St Kilda Road


Four nights at York On Lilydale (single room).

Federation Square

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.

Maximum Numbers:

This workshop is capped at a maximum of nine participants (minimum of six participants required for workshop to proceed)

Melbourne at Night


  • Professional Photography Tuition from Michael Snedic
  • Four nights accommodation at York On Lilydale (Standard Room - twin share)
  • All meals (as specified)
  • Transport in a 12 seater bus
  • Entry to Healsville Sanctuary, Cloud Hill Gardens and Monstalvat Artists Colony


  • Transport to/from Victoria & all associated expenses;
  • Hotel “in-room” expenses
  • Other personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages with meals.
  • Accommodation in Melbourne before and after tour

Cloude Hill Garden 2

About Your Photography 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 for Australia.

Michael Snedic Pro Photographer and Tutor


Day 1

Meet at St Kilda Road near the Arts Centre, Melbourne, where you will be picked up by Michael.

Workshop session at Brighton - Introduction to camera settings and photography techniques explained.

Brighton Beach Bathing Boxes). This location provides an opportunity to photograph the colorful bathing boxes on Brighton Beach and views to the CBD.

Brief stop at St Kilda Pier.

Princes Pier - (Long Exposures) - Photographing the old piles of the Princes Pier at Port Melbourne. Long exposure techniques on tripods to smooth the water.


City Photography Walk, including view of Melbourne from Swan Street Bridge, Yarra River Bank, Federation Square, Hosier Land (Graffiti Centre), Evan Walker Bridge, Princes Bridge, Melbourne Skyline, Southbank Promenade, Flinder’s Street Station and more.

Travel to Lillydale.

Warburton Redwood Forest

Day 2

Dandenong Ranges, heading to Olinda Falls for rainforest photography.

Puffing Billy at Trestle Bridge.

Photography at Menzies Creek Station.

Bird photography session in-the-field.


Sherbrooke Forest for macro and landscape photography and possible Superb Lyrebirds.

Visit Gardens at Cloudehill Nursery – gardens dating back to 1890’s.

Roadside autumn colour changes photography session.

Photo Critique Session – Lilydale.

Flinders Street Station

Day 3

Visit Domaine Chardon Winery for a photography session.

Drive to Wirrawilla Rainforest near Toolangi.

Myrtle Beech Forest where a 1 km long boardwalk takes us along a circular route by the side of Sylvia Creek for a macro and landscape photography session).


Healsville Sanctuary for an afternoon wildlife photography session.

Sherbrooke Forest

Day 4

Drive to Warburton - This 45-minute drive will take us to the old pioneering and gold mining town of Warburton near the head of the Yarra River. We will travel past a number of wineries, drive on through the town and stop at the Redwood Forest at Cement Creek. This is one of the few places to see giant Sequoia trees outside their natural environment in Northern California.

Head to the Big Peninsular Tunnel at Reefton to photograph the Yarra River cascades and tunnel entrance / exit. The tunnel was dug through a neck in the river in 1864 so that gold could be extracted from the river bed.


Drive to the Rainforest Gallery – a boardwalk through the rain forest gives views of ferns, moss and a small stream with mossy rocks.

Time to photograph the rapids, cascades and street scapes in Warburton.

Audiovisual presentation on wildlife and wilderness photography.

Healesville Koala

Day 5

Photo shoot at Montsalvat Artist’s Colony. Montsalvat was established by Justus Jörgensen in 1934. It is home to over a dozen buildings, houses and halls set amongst richly established gardens on 12 acres of land.


Drive to Westerfolds Park in Templestowe and walk a short distance to photograph kangaroos that range through the park. Some birds may also be present in this area of the park.

Photo critique session in the field.

Workshop concludes. Local people leave for home. Others will be driven to the CBD or airport.

Evan Walker Bridge

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.

Hosier Lane

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 90 days before the start of the workshop date. 

        Cancellation Policy: Cancellation between 90 and 45 days before departure - 50% of total workshop price refunded. Cancellation less than 45 days before departure or during tour, no refund available.



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