Sunday 9th to Friday 14th of October 2022
About the Workshop and Tour:
Join professional wildlife and nature photographer and tutor, Michael Snedic, for six amazing days of photography and tuition on stunning Lady Elliot Island!
Lady Elliot Island is a coral cay situated at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef. We are located approximately 80 kilometers north-east of Bundaberg and nestled in between Fraser Island and Lady Musgrave Island. Lady Elliot is the closest Great Barrier Reef island to Brisbane, Queensland’s southern capital. The Island lies within a Marine National Park ‘Green Zone’ and forms part of Australia’s World Heritage Listed Area on the Great Barrier Reef.
Sunday 9th to Friday 14th of October 2022 (six days/five nights)
Lady Elliot Island - Great Barrier Reef
$AU4695 (plus GST) per person twin share (Single Supplement available for $695 plus GST)
Please note: WildNature Photo Expeditions will endeavour to find someone to share with you, from the photography group. If no one is available to share, then a single supplement will be added and you will have your own room.
Maximum participants: 8
We will fly to Lady Elliot Island from Redcliffe airport in Queensland
5 nights at the Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort
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.
- 5 nights accommodation at the Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort
- All meals on Lady Elliot Island
- Return flights from Redcliffe, Queensland (valued at AUD$790)
- Professional photography tuition by Michael Snedic
- Glass Bottom Boat/Snorkel Tour
- Snorkelling equipment – mask,snorkel and fins & lesson if required
- Environmental Management Charge
- Transport to and from Redcliffe airport
- Hotel “in-room” expenses
- Other personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages and barista made coffees
- Accommodation at Redcliffe before and after tour
About Your Photography Tutor:
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 Geographic, Wildlife Australia, Birdlife 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)
You will leave from Redcliffe airport (Qld) to Lady Elliot Island. With your camera ready, you may be able to take shots of this beautiful island from the air. Once you arrive on the island, you will have time to settle in to your room. We will then have a group briefing, where Michael will assess participant's photographic skill levels. Camera menus will be set up, if required, then we will head out and explore the island with our cameras.The landscapes and numerous birds will all be fodder for your cameras!
Today, Michael will also present a sunset photography session.
Days 2, 3, 4 and 5
There will be plenty of different photography sessions over days 2, 3, 4 and 5. We will do a sunset shoot or two, landscape shoots, LOTS of bird photography as well as macro. There will also be an audio visual session and some image critique, as per usual with a multi day WildNature Photo Expeditions workshop. You will also have free time to wander this gorgeous island with your camera. The thousands of birds on the island are quite used to people, so you will have lots of opportunities to get some very close shots : - ))
Thought the workshop, Michael will make sure you are capturing the best possible images of this incredibly photogenic island. There will be structured group sessions, as well as one-on-one time with workshop participants.
Lady Elliot Island's Weather
The average water temperature on Lady Elliot Island in October is 23.4 degrees C. It is definitely suitable for swimming. The warmest water temperatures on the island in October are 24.8 degrees C , with the coldest water temperature being 21.8 degrees C.
Things To Bring
Al list of suggested items to bring will be forwarded to you after you have booked a spot(s). This will include photographic equipment as well as clothing etc.
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$900.00 (plus GST) The balance will be due up to 90 days prior to the start of the workshop.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation up to 90 days before departure - deposit non-refundable or transferable. Cancellation between 90 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.