Rays of light in rainforest

Sunday 27th of May 2018



O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, Lamington N.P. - Queensland


Sunday 27th of May 2018


$225 (plus GST) - Price includes professional photography tuition plus entry to Free Flight Bird Show

Maximum participants: 10

Red-necked Pademelon

Contact Michael Snedic directly
on +61 408 941 965

During this full day workshop, Michael will give group presentations as well as one-on-one tuition to participants.  He will explain a variety of digital camera functions, teach you how to use these functions correctly and discuss different photographic techniques that will allow you to take better photos.

Lamington National Park is home to some beautifully-coloured birds, including Satin and Regent Bowerbirds, Albert’s Lyrebirds, Noisy Pittas, King Parrots, Eastern Yellow Robins, Crimson Rosellas and many more.

In our first session, Michael will show you how to achieve great bird photos.

After morning tea, we go for a short stroll and learn techniques on rainforest photography, including macro techniques, before heading to lunch.

After lunch, bird-in-flight techniques will be explained and then practiced during O’Reilly’s fantastic Free Flight Bird Show.

The last session covers landscape photography from Luke’s Farm, overlooking the stunning Kerry Valley below. It is a great way to finish a rewarding day - one that has been full of learning new photographic techniques, lots of hands-on practice, in the company of like-minded people and in a beautiful natural setting.

Rainforest fungi


  • 8:30AM – Meet at O'Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat “Bird Feeding Area” (just below reception)
  • Bird photography
  • Morning Tea break
  • Rainforest trek (includes macro tuition)
  • Lunch break - Gran's Cafe or bring your own
  • Free Flight Bird Show
  • Landscape photography overlooking the valley from the stunning mountain top at Luke's Farm
  • 4pm - Finish

Lunch: Bring your own or purchase from Gran’s Café at O’Reilly’s

Black Booyong buttress roots


If you would like to make a weekend out of it, O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat has kindly offered a substantial discount on their standard room tariff to those who are participating in the workshop.

You can contact O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat reservations on 1800 688 722 to make your accommodation booking.

Regent Bowerbird

How to book

For more information on this workshop or to book your place, please contact Michael on +61 408 941 965 or by using the contact form.

Leaf-tailed gecko

Michael’s Lamington/O’Reilly’s Experience: 

Michael worked in Lamington National Park for many years (and lived at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat for 5 of those years). He knows both sides of the park exceptionally well (O’Reilly’s and Binna Burra) and is one of the most qualified people to show you where the best photographic subjects are and the most photogenic locations. Michael has been presenting this workshop at O'Reilly's for the past 11 years!

Noisy Pitta with chicks

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