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Australia, the Great South Land affectionately referred to as the land Down Under, is renowned for its rugged goods looks and unique wildlife. On this 13 day photography adventure will be exploring the dramatic landscapes and pristine wilderness areas of the island state of Tasmania. Spectacular ocean-carved shorelines, lush fern-filled forests, delicate waterfalls, panoramic coastal vistas, rugged hinterland mountain ranges and colourful boulder-strewn beaches are just some of the scenes we will be photographing. Along the journey we are likely to encounter iconic wildlife such as kangaroos, koalas, wombats and kookaburras, to name a few.

Our journeys will have us visiting some of the most picturesque areas in Tasmania, including: Cradle Mountain, the Tarkine, Bay of Fires, along with Freycinet and Mt Field National Parks.

In order to ensure there are ample opportunities for 1 to 1 tuition at each of our shooting locations, this workshop will be kept to a maximum size of 6 participants and will be hosted by Australian professional photographer Alan Barker.

We will commence our journey in Launceston and head directly to Cradle Mountain where we will spend our first three nights in Tasmania. We will then spend time discovering the west coast, before heading right across the state to venture down the east coast until our final destination of Hobart, the state capital.

So you are well rested and ready to go for each day’s activities, accommodation is included at modern, comfortable and well-equipped lodgings; with meal choices being typical of fresh, local Australian cuisine and generally something available to suit most tastes.

This workshop is designed for all levels of photographer from beginner to advanced or professional, as there are numerous unique opportunities available for everyone on this trip. So whether you’re looking to master manual mode, learn how to improve your shooting technique, fine-tune your current skill set, or refine compositional techniques and the like, this trip will provide you a fantastic opportunity to do so. Of course, spouses or partners who are not photographers are always more than welcome and I'm sure they will enjoy the stunning landscapes and wildlife.

This photography workshop caters for all fitness levels, however a reasonable level of fitness is recommended to take advantage of all of the locations which we will encounter.



Australia, the Great Southern Land affectionately referred to as Down Under is renowned for its rugged good looks and unusual wildlife. On this 13 day photography adventure we will be exploring the dramatic seascapes of the Great Ocean Road and the pristine wilderness areas of Tasmania. Spectacular ocean-carved shorelines, lush fern-filled forests, delicate waterfalls, panoramic coastal vistas, rugged hinterland mountain ranges and colorful boulder-strewn beaches are just some of the scenes we will be photographing. Along the journey we are likely to encounter such iconic wildlife as koalas, kangaroos, wombats, and the Tasmanian Devil. Birdlife is also prolific in Tasmania including parrots, parakeets, birds of prey, waders, pelicans and of course the instantly-recognizable kookaburra.

This photography workshop is designed for all fitness levels, however a reasonable level of fitness is recommended to take advantage of the locations which can only be accessed by hiking trails. There is no obligation to join any of the hikes and an alternative activity can be arranged in most cases for those who do not wish to participate.

To ensure that we are well-rested after our day’s activities we stay in comfortable, modern lodgings which are well equipped. Meals are included as noted in the itinerary and are typical of Australian cuisine: fresh, local produce with choices to suit all tastes and appetites. If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

We are excited to offer this opportunity to photograph the wonders of this amazing part of Down Under and hope to see you there!


This morning we will gather together at 9:00m for a brief meet and greet over coffee, before heading off. On our journey today we will have the opportunity shoot one of Tasmania’s spectacular waterfalls, before venturing to our accommodation for the next three nights; the stunning Cradle Mountain(L, D)


Over the next two days we will have opportunities for exploring hiking trails, photographing mountain, lake and forest scenes. We will also be on the lookout for the native wildlife found in this area. (BLD)


One last chance to perfect our composition of sunrise at Cradle Mountain, and after breakfast we depart for the remote west coast of the Tarkine region. We arrive in the afternoon and take a break before driving out to the rugged, windswept coast for last-light photography. (BLD)


An early start for a sunrise shoot before spending a full day exploring hinterland locations including, lakes, rainforests and swamplands. In the afternoon we will venture back to the coastline for another great evening shoot. (BLD)


A leisurely start this morning before driving back to Launceston where our focus will be our afternoon shoot where we hope to capture some of the isle’s best wildlife.


Today we travel from the north coast to south-east coast and head for our next destination of St. Helen’s and the Bay of Fires region

We will have time for a brief break before heading out again to the coast for last-light photography of the colourful Bay of Fires. (BLD)

Day Seven ST HELEN’S

A full day shoot around the St. Helen’s aregion. Today we will commence with a coastal sunrise shoot, with our day culminating in a beautiful, but lesser-known, spot for sunset. Keep your eyes peeled for a variety of wildlife along our journey today. (BLD)


We are out again pre-dawn for first-light photography, giving up a final chance to nail some of those compositions.

After a relaxed breakfast, we will travel further south down the coast to Freycinet National Park where we will be shooting for the next few days. Tonight our last-light shoot is at the romantic Honeymoon Bay; a personal favourite! (BLD)


This morning we will venture into Sleepy Bay, one of Freycinet’s hidden gems.

Today we may revisit some of our favourite spots in the park and of course we will cross our fingers for a stunning sunset.


Following breakfast we will push further south towards Hobart, our final workshop destination. After we are settled in Hobart, we will head off to our twilight and sunset location of Mt Wellington. Here we will shoot some stunning vistas and hopefully a spectacular sunset across the rocky landscape.(BLD)

Day Twelve HOBART

Sadly we have come to the final day of shooting on our trip, but some may say ‘We’ve kept the best till last!’

A more leisurely start today which sees us heading to Mt Field National Park, following breakfast.

We will spend the best part of the day exploring the beautiful rainforest environment of Mt Field that offers up a wealth of photographic opportunities including stunning waterfalls, ferns, moss covered cascades, macro and more.

Tonight we will gather together for a farewell dinner to celebrate the incredible adventures we have experienced together. (BLD)

Day Thirteen DEPART

Our workshop comes to a close with breakfast, as we say our farewells and head off for a safe journey home. (B)

NOTE: The weather in Tasmania is subject to frequent change. We reserve the right to make last-minute changes to the itinerary to both avoid bad weather and to take advantage of good weather and light, as the elements permit. Our intention is to assess the prevailing weather and light conditions to determine where the best opportunities will be.


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