Sunday 24th of March (late afternoon) to Friday 29th of March 2019

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 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, including a large variety of wildlife, rainforest and eucalypt forest landscapes, waterfalls, stunning valley views, sunsets and lots of macro subjects. 

These amazing photographic locations and subjects, coupled with 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 you will do so 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
at O’Reilly’s, in Lamington National Park (November 1999)

Where:

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

When:

Sunday 24th of March (late afternoon) to Friday 29th of March 2019

Price

$995 per person for tuition (plus GST)
(Does not include accommodation and meals - please see below.)

Black Booyong buttress roots

Contact Michael Snedic directly
on +61 408 941 965

Program includes:

  • Macro photography techniques - for beginners and more advanced users.
  • Landscape photography techniques - in the rainforest and sunset overlooking the amazing expanse of the Kerry Valley.
  • Waterfall and cascade photography.
  • Bird and animal photography techniques.
  • Reviews and critique of participant's images and suggestions for improvements.
  • Audio-visual presentations, including wildlife, macro and landscape photography.
  • Getting to know your camera and it's hidden capabilities.
  • Advice on recommended cameras/lenses/accessories to use for specific purposes.
  • Flash photography techniques including use of diffusers, reflectors, natural light etc.
  • Group tuition as well as one-on-one tuition from Michael
  • Best use of photographic accessories and gadgets.
  • Free time to practice what you have learned (or simply unwind and relax in the stunning surrounds of Lamington National Park)

*PLEASE NOTE – PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS

Red-necked Pademelon

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, as well as Binna Burra Mountain Lodge, both Lamington National Park. He knows the area, and its natural fauna and flora, extremely well. He was also mentored here in photography by renowned wildlife and nature photographer and documentary-maker, Glen Threlfo. Michael has been presenting photo workshops and tours at O’Reilly’s and Lamington National Park for the last ten years, either with Trekabout or on his own. His years of local experience, plus 14 years as a professional photography tutor, will guarantee you will not only be shown the BEST wildlife, landscape and macro subjects and locations in Lamington, but you will be shown the BEST ways to photograph them.

Michael instructing Jim

Itinerary:

Monday:

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
Trip to Luke’s Farm to photograph rustic buildings, fences etc.

Session 3
After lunch – Landscape photography, incorporating a trip to Python Rock. Buttress roots, vines, Crow’s Nest ferns and much more.

Session 4
After dinner – Audio visual presentation by Michael - Wildlife.

Rainforest cascades

Tuesday:

Session 5
After breakfast - Bird photography and other wildlife photography techniques, including pademelons (small, wallaby-like macropods).

Session 6
After morning tea – We head into the rainforest for more landscape photography, including cascades, mossy rocks and logs, plants and much more.

Session 7
‘Birds of Prey’ flight show, where Michael will teach you how to best get photos of birds in flight.
Free time to explore and photograph the natural beauty of Lamington N.P. or simply relax and enjoy your surroundings.

Session 8
After dinner – Photo critique (8pm – 9pm). Michael will critique some of the photos you have taken so far, giving hints and advice along the way.

Rainforest fungi

Wednesday:

Session 9
Field trip (lunch out) – Elabana Falls, creeks, cascades and rainforest. Learn how to take great waterfall and rainforest landscape photos. Return back to base approximately 2-3pm.

 Session 10
After dinner – Michael will show you how to best photograph the delightful, coloured and noisy Red-eyed Green Tree Frogs!

Noisy Pitta with chicks

Thursday:

Session 10
Before breakfast – Come on an early-morning bird walk with Michael. Try taking some photos or get to know the birds and their calls (Michael was a guide at O’Reilly’s for 5 years and knows his birds and calls well!).

Session 11
After breakfast –  Audio visual presentation on best macro photography techniques

       Session 12

       Wildlife Presentation - Get up-close-and-personal with a rare owl, Sugar Gliders, a Carpet Python, a Spotted-tailed Quoll and more

Session 13
After morning tea – Macro session 'in-the-field'

After lunch – Free time to relax or practice your techniques

Session 14
Late afternoon – Landscape photography, we head to Luke’s farm to photograph the stunning valley views (including sunset).

Luminous Fungi

Friday:

Session 15
After breakfast – Another chance to capture some of Lamington’s stunning birds.

Session 16
After morning tea – Second photo critique. Michael will give constructive feedback of images taken throughout the workshop.

Session 17

Question and answer session plus photographic gear advice

Finish - Approx 12 noon

Lamington spiny crayfish

Leaf-tailed gecko

Accommodation

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat has kindly offered a discount on their standard room tariff to those who are participating in this WildNature Photo Expedition workshop. You can contact O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat Reservations on 1800 688 722 to make your accommodation booking.

To qualify for the discount, you must mention that you are attending the 5 Day ‘Nature Photography Workshop’ with WildNature Photo Expeditions, with Michael Snedic.

Regent Bowerbird

How to book

For more information on this workshop or to book your place, please contact Michael on 0408 941 965 or by using the contact form.

Maximum 8 participants

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

Michael teaching participants - O'Reilly's

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