Beautiful Norfolk Island, in the South Pacific
Actual workshop - 24th to 30th of September 2022 (one night's stay extra included at beginning or end of workshop, depending on whether you fly from Sydney or Brisbane)
$AU2839 per person twin share (separate bedrooms). $AU2729 per person twin share (for couples - one bedroom)
(Non-photography partner discount available upon request)
Maximum of 8
About Norfolk Island
Norfolk Island is a photographer’s paradise. The island is only 8km x 5kms and is situated in the midst of the Pacific Ocean, half way between Australia and New Zealand. The air is crisp and clean, the scenery superb and the people are delightful. Photographic opportunities are endless and include stunning landscapes/seascapes, sunrises/sunsets over rocky cliffs, birds galore(including shots of birds in flight), convict ruins, cattle/ducks/geese roaming over the fields and macro, to name but some.
Photographic Experience Required
No matter what your level of experience, Michael will help you gain valuable photographic experience that will ultimately lead to you taking better quality photos. With an experienced and enthusiastic tutor, there will be many opportunities to ask any questions you may have, specific to your own needs. Norfolk Island is the perfect place to improve your photographic skills, due to the variety of subjects to photograph. The workshop itinerary has some free time included, so you will be able to practice your photography or unwind and enjoy the peace and tranquility of this beautiful island as well.
One of the wonderful things about visiting the island at this time is the abundance of birdlife and their relative fearlessness. Unlike some other locations you won't need 600-800mm lenses to make full-frame portraits of the birds. Telephoto lenses up to 300 or 400mm can be fine, although there'll always be times you want more. For landscapes, a decent wide-angled lens is recommended. A tripod is also essential for our sunrise/sunset shoots and it can be packed into your main suitcase.
When capturing photos of action such as birds in flight, the optical viewfinders and fast autofocus of DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras really shine. Michael will be helping you take advantage of all these features.
If your luggage allowance allows, Michael encourages you to take a laptop computer to help you review and safely store your photos. Reviewing your images is an important step in improving your techniques for the next photo session and making the most of your limited time on the island.
Subjects and locations covered in this workshop
- Sunrises / sunsets
- Convict ruins etc
- Lighting (natural/flash/reflectors etc)
- Exposure and metering techniques
- Audio-visual on Wildlife Photography
- Image critique
- and much more!
- Daily photography tuition and coaching from Michael Snedic
- Norfolk Island departure tax
- Meet & Greet at the Airport
- Return airport transfers on Norfolk Island
- Seven night’s accommodation at Aloha Apartments
- Bonus seven days car hire (excluding petrol & car insurance, both payable direct whilst on Island)
- Welcome two course dinner at Hilli's Restaurant
- Farewell Night with the Mutineers - dinner and entertainment