Tour dates: 12 April - 19 April 2020 (8 days)
Led by: Cam Blake and Seng Mah
Number of guests: Minimum 6, maximum 8
Pace: Easy to moderate
The Tasmania: Landscape Photography Tour is your ticket to a landscape photography experience that will amaze and inspire you. With Cam Blake (wilderness photographer) and Seng Mah (travel/landscape photographer) in tow, you will discover the best of what Tasmania has to offer while learning to develop and refine your eye in fine art landscape photography.
Both Cam and Seng are experienced photography teachers who will help grow your understanding of the key techniques in landscape photography and, through working with you during the tour, develop your understanding of the fundamental elements of landscape photography: light, composition and mood.
This fully escorted tour includes your accommodation, land transportation, in-field guidance and tuition and all national park permits, so you can focus on what's important -- photography! It’s a great way to enjoy the beauty of Tasmania in a hassle-free way, thus allowing you to concentrate on what you love best: photography and image-making! We'll cover a great deal of Tasmania on this tour - from the East Coast to Cradle Mountain Country and all the way to the absolutely amazing and pristine West Coast, before wrapping up in Hobart and the Tasman Peninsula. Can we do this all in eight days? You bet! It's going to be well and truly EPIC!
We'll be living and breathing landscape photography on this tour -- sunrises and sunsets spent shooting, time in between exploring the environment and looking for unique shots, and down time talking photography and image-editing techniques and tips. It will be the best eight days of you've experienced in a long time, doing what you love and mingling with like-minded landscape lovers!
You will enjoy this tour if:
Day 1–2: East Coast and the Bay of Fires
We begin with your pick up in Hobart and head to St Helens and the Bay of Fires, where red-crusted boulders tumble down to the aquamarine wash of the sea. This dramatic landscape was made for photography and you'll love capturing its stunning colours, mood and light. We will also spend the day exploring the lush rainforests of the East Coast, where you'll find "secret spots" to photograph forest creeks fringed by moss-covered rocks and soaring tree ferns!
Day 2: Chasing Waterfalls and Autumn Colour
We traverse Tasmania, heading into its heartland to enjoy shooting at the multi-tiered Liffey Falls, one of the most beautiful and photogenic waterfalls in Tasmania. We will be staying at picturesque Deloraine, a quaint town which will be blazing with the colours of autumn at this time of the year.
Day 3-4: Cradle Mountain National Park
From Deloraine, we head to Cradle Mountain National Park, where we spend two days chasing light in one of this country’s most pristine and magnificent wilderness landscapes. You will be exploring and shooting at sunrise and sunset, with a spot of astrophotography thrown in, weather and conditions permitting. This is the season where the fagus, Australia’s only native deciduous beech, turns to a golden hue, which will add bright spots of colour to our landscapes. We will also explore the waterfalls trail and the highland rainforests around Waldheim Village.
Day 5-6: Strahan and the Gordon River
We head further West through the Franklin-Gordon Rivers country, to the town of Strahan at historic Macquarie Harbour. This is a place of deep forests and serene waters, the home of the famed Tasmanian Huon Pine. Macquarie Harbour has a storied past in Australian convict history -- it's pure wilderness that's stunningly beautiful, yet with a savage past. We will be photographing in and around Strahan, as well as covering the hinterland on the look out for epic waterfalls such as Montezuma Falls, Horsetail Falls and Nelson Falls, where you'll soak in the splendour of these incredible cascades and the rainforests surrounding them.
Day 7-8: Hobart, Mount Field National Park and the Tasman Peninsula
Our two days in Hobart will be dedicated to exploring the incredible Mount Field National Park, exploring its temperate climate rainforests, waterfalls and lakes. On the last morning of the tour, we shoot the sunrise at the magical Tessellated Pavement in the Tasman Peninsula, an area of coast where rocks have been carved into an amazing pavement like structure by forces of wind and sea.
You'll finish the tour with memory cards full of stunning landscapes and new friendships formed from spending time with like-minded people. What a way to end an amazing photographic experience in Tasmania!
Cam Blake and Seng Mah
Seng and Cam are experienced photography educators with years of experience teaching workshops and running photography tours. Cam is a wilderness photographer and accredited operator within Tasmanian and Victorian National Parks. Seng is a travel, portrait and landscape photographer who has been running photography tours and teaching photography for 10 years. Both Seng and Cam are members of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers, which means that you have the assurance that you’ll be traveling with and guided by professionals at the height of their career. You’ll enjoy the mentoring and guidance that Cam and Seng provide during the tour and learn how to refine your vision for fine art landscape photography.
A note on fitness level for tour participants:
As we will be exploring wilderness areas on this tour, a reasonable level of fitness is required if you would like to make the most of the opportunities available. You will need to be able to carry your own camera pack and tripod to locations on this tour, with a few locations requiring hikes along well-marked trails of about 30 – 50 minutes duration (most hikes are shorter, around 15 – 20 minutes duration). You should also possess a reasonable level of fitness and mobility as these hikes may be partly uphill/downhill in some areas. If you have any questions about the physical aspects of this tour, feel free to contact Seng or Cam for more information.
Would you like more information about this tour or to book your place in it? Contact us using the form below and we will send you a detailed itinerary for this tour. Alternatively, email seng [at] venturephotography.com.au or telephone 0417 604 614.
A deposit of AUD$1500 will secure your place on this tour, with the balance due by 31 October 2019. Note that the deposit is fully refunded if the tour is cancelled due to not attaining minimum numbers. Payment via EFT (electronic funds transfer) is preferred. Credit card/Paypal payments attract a service fee of 3.5%.
For details of the Terms and Conditions of our tours, including cancellation charges, please read our Photography Tours Terms and Conditions.