Tasmania: Landscape Photography Tour 2020

"I loved every minute of it. It was really well planned to make the best use of light and the fantastic scenery Tasmania has to offer."

Dove Lake and Cradle Mountain

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


 
Imagine spending eight days chasing light and photographing breathtaking landscapes in one of Australia's most spectacular states! Imagine no more -- join us for a photographic journey into the pristine wilderness of Tasmania! Enjoy eight days chasing light and photographing breathtaking landscapes in one of Australia’s most spectacular States!

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.

Liffey Falls
Binalong Bay

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:

  • You absolutely love landscape photography and want to photograph some of the most amazing and iconic Australian landscapes.
  • You have a strong desire to learn and to become better at creating landscape images.
  • You are driven by the importance of light in landscape photography – especially the light available at the beginning and end of the day.
  • You have a love for the wilderness and exploring the great outdoors.
  • You enjoy the company of other like-minded photographers and look forward to spending time talking photography.
  • You have a good level of fitness ie. you are able to hike on a trail while carrying your own camera bag and tripod for anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour to get to photographic locations.

 

Tour Highlights

 
Day 1–2: East Coast and the Bay of Fires

Bay of Fires
Tasmanian rainforest

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

Liffey Falls
Autumn colours

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

Cradle Mountain
Dove Lake rocks
Pencil Pine Falls
Waldheim Village

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

Nelson Falls
Strahan docks

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

Horseshoe Falls
Fagus in the snow
Tessellated Pavement

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!

 

Your photography guides/mentors

Seng and Cam
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.
 

What our guests say about this tour

    "This was my first photography tour and I loved every minute of it. It was really well planned to make the best use of light and the fantastic scenery Tasmania has to offer. I met a wonderful group of like minded people, made new friends and had a lot of laughs along the way. Seng and Cam made a great team and were both excellent teachers. From the moment we got on the bus in Launceston we were made to feel welcome and each day was planned out meticulously. I would have no hesitation in recommending this tour to anyone (or any of Seng’s tours for that matter). I am already booked on the Morocco tour later this year! I’d like to extend a huge thanks to both Seng and Cam for teaching me so much and for providing a great holiday with lasting memories and a lot of amazing images." - Janie Gillies
     
    "I'm sitting at my computer going through my shots and loving the trip all over again! What a week it was - the locations were all amazing and the company was fantastic, I really couldn't have asked for any better. Cam and Seng, thanks to both of you for everything, you made a great team. Your expertise was invaluable, all the tips you gave were brilliant - as was getting us to question the way we do some things and think about the why as well as the how. It really is impossible to put into words how good the tour was, but I will definitely be saving up for another round." - Rosalie Dibben
     
    "I embarked on a trip to Tasmania to tick off one of my bucket list destinations for holiday. It didn't disappoint. The trip was with 6 other hopefuls like me to experience Tassie's early sunrises and sundowners. Along the way we would see waterfalls and experience snow in a wonderful winterland that was unexpected. Seng and Cam were a delight throughout the trip. Seng the time keeper of our trip and Cam for ever trying to change it so we could experience more of his beloved Tassie. All in all, it was a trip that I won't forget. The scenery, the food and the wonderful people I met on that wonderful week. Thank you Seng for your patience and guidance. Until our next trip of which this was my fourth with you. I'm sure there will be more yet " - Carol Cole
     
    "A great fun week where chasing the light was matched by lots of eating and even more drinking. Loving the photos I've been able to capture and very appreciative for the guidance of Seng and Cam in helping me to achieve that. So much more to learn." - John Torkington
     
    "This is now my second tour with Seng and my first time meeting Cam, and I have to say they make such a fantastic team. From the very moment we stepped onto the bus they made us feel welcome. The tour was planned and explained extremely well and maintained a professional manner the entire trip. Having said that, Seng and Cam were very much part of the group with plenty of laughs and enjoyment along the way. To add to that, any queries I had regarding photography were answered and explained in detail, which made me feel more comfortable with what I was shooting. A big thanks to you both and I highly recommend choosing them as your tour guides." - Goran Mirceski

 

Tour Inclusions

  • Seven nights accommodation.
  • Photography guidance and tuition during the tour.
  • All ground transport in a comfortable mini-bus.
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Hobart at the start and end of the tour.
  • All national park permits and entry fees.
  • Group farewell dinner in Hobart on Day 7 of the tour (drinks and alcohol excluded).

 

Tour Exclusions

  • Your flight/travel to and from Hobart, Tasmania.
  • Comprehensive travel insurance and insurance for your photographic equipment.
  • Photographic equipment – you will need to bring and carry your own photographic equipment during this tour.
  • Meals and drinks (except the group farewell dinner).
  • Personal expenses eg. wifi, laundry, medication.

 
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.

Mount Wellington

Tour Price

  • AUD$4800 per guest twin share (Twin share is available for guests traveling with a nominated friend or partner who is also a paying guest on this tour ie. sharing a room with your friend/partner).
  • A single supplement addition of $780 is available for guests who are not traveling with another paying guest, or guests who request their own room.

 

Reserve your Place

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.

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