Part 1 (Macro): Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Toowong. Brisbane

Part 2 (Wildlife): Closeburn - N.W. Brisbane outskirts, near Samford

(as featured on Channel Seven's ‘Great South East’)


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         Sunday 18th of February 2018  Sorry - Booked Out!

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        Macro: 8am to 12 noon

Wildlife: 1.00pm - 4.30pm  

Squirrel Glider | Wildlife Photography Workshops

White-lipped Green Tree Frog | Wildlife Photography Courses

Contact Michael Snedic directly
on +61 408 941 965


Meet at 8am sharp , near the café entrance at the bottom of the car park, Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Toowong, Brisbane.

There will a brief session covering the best types of equipment recommended for macro photography. You will then be instructed on various macro photography techniques “in-the-field”.

10am – Morning Tea at the Gardens Cafe 

We will continue our way around the gardens, where I will show you more macro photography techniques.

12 noon – Finish Macro Session


1pm - Start Wildlife Session

Meet at 1pm sharp at the front gates of the property in Marshall Lane, Closeburn, approximately 6kms from Samford (North-west Brisbane).  Once you pull into Marshall Lane, the gates are right in front of you, where you will be shown where to park.

1pm – Overview on best techniques for photographing mammals, birds, reptiles and frogs

1:30pm – Wildlife photography in a natural, bushland setting.

 2:30pm – Break and review of camera settings and photographic techniques

 3pm – More wildlife photography with different species

 4.30pm – Finish

Goanna | Wildlife Photography Workshops

This full day workshop is designed to give you, the photographer, the opportunity to photograph variety of macro subjects, as well as an amazing array of birds, mammals, frogs and reptiles at close range. Some of the species are virtually impossible to photograph in the wild, so this is a chance you will not want to miss! All species are set-up in a totally natural environment, so that your images don’t have man-made structures showing.

Michael will also give professional photographic tuition throughout the workshop. He will teach you how to take the best possible photos as well as getting the most out of your camera.

Barn Owls | Wildlife Photography Workshops

Some of the species

(depending on availability)

  • Mammals: Ringtail Possum, Glider and Bettong
  • Birds: Tawny Frogmouth and a species of Owl such as Barn, Boobook or Barking
  • Frogs: Green Tree, Magnificent Tree or White-lipped
  • Reptiles: Young Crocodile, Lace Monitor (Goanna), various Geckos and Lizards

Boyd's Rainforest Dragon | Wildlife Photography Courses


$295 (plus GST)

Price includes photographic tuition from Michael, wildlife usage and a wildlife handler 


To book your place, please use the contact form and Michael will send you payment details.

Tawny Frogmouth | Wildlife Photography Courses

Please note: This workshop is limited to 10 participants. This will ensure that you receive comprehensive personal tuition from Michael, as well as lots of wildlife photography time

Wildlife Workshop Participants

Michael's wildlife photography workshops at Closeburn have been incredibly popular over the years, with many booking out. Please book early to avoid disappointment!

Rufous Bettong | Wildlife Photography Courses

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