Come and spend two days in Queensland’s beautiful Bunya Mountains region, photographing the many species of birds found there in spring.
The workshop is hosted by professional wildlife photographer and tutor, Michael Snedic.
Bunya Mountains - Queensland
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of October 2019
7am start on Saturday with a 4pm finish
7am start on Sunday with a 2pm finish
$545.00 (plus GST) per person for tuition
NB - Fee is non-refundable in the event of participant cancellation. If the spot is refilled, a refund will be given.
(Does not include accommodation and meals - please see below.)
Our first session starts with Michael presenting a session on how to photograph birds, no matter what camera you own or level of experience you have. Subjects covered will include composition, apertures and depth-of-field, recommended shutter speeds, focus points, metering, lighting as well as the best photographic equipment to use for great bird photos.
During the next session, we will head into the rainforest for some rainforest bird photography, where Michael will give tips on how to achieve great shots in different lighting conditions.
After lunch, there will be a session on using flash for bird photography.
This morning we head out to ‘Grass Tree Country’. Here we will spend the first half of the day photographing the birds that live there. Species found may include Spotted Pardalotes, Mistletoe birds, various honeyeaters and many more.
After morning tea, we will spend time searching for the Satin Bower birds in their bowers, plus other species.
After lunch, there will be a session on how to best capture birds-in-flight.
For our last session of the day, there will be a ‘Question and Answer’ session, where Michael will endeavour to help you with any issues you may still have with your bird photography.
Topics Covered Include:
- Recommended Aperture
- Recommended Shutter Speeds and ISO
- Focal Points
- Focus Styles
- Exposure Compensation (for Aperture Priority)
- Flash Use
- Hand-held versus Monopod
- Recommended Photographic Accessories
- And Much More…
Choose whichever type of accommodation suits your needs and budget. You may camp in the nearby Parks and Wildlife campground or choose to rent one of the many houses available for rent.
The link HERE takes you to the QP&WS, where you can book a campsite.
The link HERE takes you to the Bunya Mountains Accommodation Centre, where you can book accommodation or call the staff for more information.
Please bring your own (there is a small shop at the campground where you can buy some essentials). There are also restaurants/cafes available if you would like to buy your meals.
The Bunya Mountains are much cooler in summer than places such as Brisbane and the Gold Coast, due to its elevation.
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.
Maximum 8 participants
This workshop is covered by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service permits.