About the Workshop and Tour
This new photography workshop incorporates the best that the Freycinet region on the east coast of Tasmania has to offer. From the moment you are picked up at your accommodation in Hobart until you are dropped off at the end of the workshop, everything is covered. Michael has scouted the best possible locations and subjects, so that you will come back with lots of photos and great memories!
Freycinet Coast - East Coast Tasmania
5th to the 9th of May 2024
$AU3495 (plus GST) per person twin share
Professional photographer and tutor, Michael Snedic
Hobart hotel pick up and drop off included (Quest Trinity House). Participants will need to book a night's accommodation at Quest Trinity House in Hobart the day before the workshop starts and the on the night the workshop finishes.
4 nights at 'Bicheno By The Bay'
All transport (bus) within Tasmania is included, starting and finishing at Quest Trinity Hotel in Hobart.
There is no “minimum level” required regarding photographic ability. Beginners and highly experienced shooters alike are all very welcome to join us. You will receive plenty of individual one-on-one time that will be geared towards your own personal skill levels and needs.
- Accommodation at Bicheno By The Beach (4 nights, twin share – a single occupancy surcharge will apply)
- Tansport during the workshop in a 12 seater bus
- All meals (except where indicated)
- National Parks entry fees and permits
- Scenic Helicopter flight across Wineglass Bay
- Wineglass Bay Cruise
- Photography tuition by Michael Snedic
- Accommodation in Hobart, the night before and the last night of the workshop
- Transport to/from Tasmania & all associated expenses;
- Hotel “in-room” expenses
- Other personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages with meals.
Your Tutor: Michael Snedic
Michael Snedic, Professional Photographer and Proprietor of WildNature Photo Expeditions, has been passionate about the natural world since he was very young and has now been photographing wildlife and nature for twenty seven years. He is one of Australia’s most accomplished and published nature photographers, his images having won numerous awards. Michael’s images have been published across Australia and the world, in hundreds of publications. He has also written many dozens of magazine articles on nature/photography since 2001, including Australian Geographic, Wildlife Australia, Birdlife Australia, the UK’s BBC Wildlife and Australian Photography (Australia’s largest-selling photography magazine) which he has been a feature writer for since 2006.
Michael is honoured to be a Nikon School tutor as well as nature photography competition judge. Judging includes The Nature Conservancy Australia’s Photo Competition Ambassador and judge (2015, 2016 and 2017), Australia Birdlife Photography Awards (2022 and 2023) and well as international competition WildArt Photographer of the Year (2023)
This morning, you will be picked up at your designated hotel (location to be advised). We will head to Bicheno for lunch, then to our accommodation at Bicheno By the Bay. You will have time for some to unpack and settle in, before we start our first session on camera settings. In this session, Michael will help set up your camera’s menu, if needed, as well as tips and techniques on how to best set up your camera for our scenic flight at sunset over Freycinet!
This morning, we will head to Coles Bay at Freycinet and jump onboard for a half day cruise with on and around Wineglass Bay, with Wineglass Bay Cruises. This will be not only a chance to shoot sea life such as leaping dolphins, seals and soaring sea eagles, but also just to sit back and enjoy one of Tasmania’s iconic locations from a vantage point that most people don’t get. The cruise includes a tasty lunch with mostly local produce.
In the afternoon, we will head to Friendly Beaches to do a reccy for our next morning’s sunrise shoot, followed by some free time. Dinner will be at the Freycinet Lodge, overlooking the ocean. After dinner, there will be a sunset shoot at beautiful Bicheno Beach.
This morning we start with a sunrise shoot at Friendly Beaches, followed by breakfast. We will then have a few hours of free-time, allowing you to prepare for our image critique session.
After lunch, we will hike up to the platform overlooking stunning Winegalss Bay, for some incredible landscape photography.
Michael will then present an informative image-critique session.
After breakfast, we will head to Cape Tourville and view the coastline from high up, followed by a visit to two photogenic spots, Honeymoon Bay and Sleepy Bay. From there, we will explore the Freycinet Coast and photograph whatever takes our fancy!
In the late afternoon, we will venture out to Coles Bay, overlooking the iconic Hazard Mountains, for our final seascape and sunset session. If the weather permits, we will also do a night sky shoot.
Another sunset shoot, this time at the Bicheno Blowhole, as well as some other local landscape spots.
After breakfast, and checking out we drive to Hobart, arriving at approximately midday. You can be either dropped off at the airport or into town (if you are staying on).
- Half day Wineglass Bay Boat Cruse
- Scenic helicopter flight
- Friendly Beaches
- Cape Tourville Lighthouse
- Sandy Beach
- Honeymoon Bay
- Coles Bay
- Wineglass Bay lookout
- Bicheno Blowhole
To Make A Booking
Please contact Michael to be sent payment details
Your position on the tour will be guaranteed immediately upon payment of non-refundable deposit of AU$750.00 (plus GST) The balance will be due up to 60 days prior to the start of the workshop.
Cancellation up to 60 days before departure - deposit forfeited. Cancellation between 60 and 30 days before departure - 50% of total workshop price forfeited. Cancellation less than 30 days before departure or during tour, no refund available.