Sunday 24th (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.
O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat/Lamington National Park, Queensland
Sunday 24th (late afternoon) to Friday 29th of March 2019
$995 (plus GST) for photography tuition. (Please note: this fee is non-refundable if cancellation occurs 30 days prior to workshop commencement date)
Accommodation and meals are separate. Accommodation can be purchased at a specially-discounted rate, only available to WildNature Photo Expedition participants
- 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
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.
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.
Trip to Luke’s Farm to photograph rustic buildings, fences etc.
After lunch – Landscape photography, incorporating a trip to Python Rock. Buttress roots, vines, Crow’s Nest ferns and much more.
After dinner – Audio visual presentation by Michael - Wildlife.
After breakfast - Bird photography and other wildlife photography techniques, including pademelons (small, wallaby-like macropods).
After morning tea – We head into the rainforest for more landscape photography, including cascades, mossy rocks and logs, plants and much more.
‘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.
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.
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.
After dinner – Michael will show you how to best photograph the delightful, coloured and noisy Red-eyed Green Tree Frogs!
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!).
After breakfast – Audio visual presentation on best macro photography techniques
Wildlife Presentation - Get up-close-and-personal with a rare owl, Sugar Gliders, a Carpet Python, a Spotted-tailed Quoll and more
After morning tea – Macro session 'in-the-field'
After lunch – Free time to relax or practice your techniques
Late afternoon – Landscape photography, we head to Luke’s farm to photograph the stunning valley views (including sunset).
After breakfast – Another chance to capture some of Lamington’s stunning birds.
After morning tea – Second photo critique. Michael will give constructive feedback of images taken throughout the workshop.
Question and answer session plus photographic gear advice
Finish - Approx 12 noon
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.