About Us

Meet the photography team at Bruny Island Photography.

Our workshops and tours are run by a team of professional photographers who will take you to stunning locations while imparting a wealth of experience and knowledge.

All our photographers have first aid certification and public liability insurance. We have the required permits for entry and filming in national parks and reserves, and the operation of public passenger vehicles.

Luke Tscharke, Tasmanian Landscape Photographer

Luke Tscharke

Luke Tscharke is an international award winning Australian landscape, nature, and travel photographer and social media influencer based in Hobart, Tasmania. Luke is passionate about inspiring people to travel and see the beauty in the world around them. Originally trained as a Quality Assurance professional with a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of South Australia, he has worked for some of the world’s largest food and beverage companies to ensure the quality and integrity of their products. This same meticulous approach has been instilled his photography, where he strives to create memorable natural landscape images from locations across Australia and other parts of the world.

The quality of his work has been recognised by awards in many photography competitions, publication in books, calendars, and magazines, and work with corporations and charities including Google, Microsoft, Samsung, Canon, Sony, Panasonic, Ford, WWF, Optus, Australia Post, National Geographic, RACT, and Mental Health Australia.

Luke is a regular contributor to Australian Geographic Magazine, including two magazine covers, and his first story in the magazine being published in January 2017 on the remote Western Arthur Range in Tasmania. Luke also contributes images and articles to the Australian Photography magazine. He is an Accredited Professional Photographer with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), and runs photography workshops to over a hundred of clients each year across Australia.

Luke has been fascinated by the natural environment ever since he was a child, and has been able to merge this interest with his love of bushwalking to be able to photograph some of Australia’s most stunning and wild natural environments. His favourite place to photograph is Tasmania, where he visited many times to explore and be immersed in the world heritage listed wilderness. In fact, he loved visiting Tasmania so much he decided to relocate there from Sydney in July 2017.

Luke has a large social media following across Instagram and Facebook, with over 100,000 followers across the platforms. He is available for social media influencing work, and is passionate about working with local tourism operators to increase their visibility to the public through high quality imagery. This is evidenced by work with clients such as The Maria Island Walk, Flinders Island Tourism, Tasmanian Walking Company, The Arkaba Walk, Trek Tours Australia, Tourism Northern Territory, Tourism Vanuatu, and South African Tourism. Whether it be trekking 120km on the Larapinta Trail, camping in a swag on Hinchinbrook Island, or photographing food in a hut on Tasmania’s Overland Track, Luke is prepared to go to the lengths required to get the shot.

More about Luke and his photos can be found at his website, Instagram and Facebook.

Accredited Professional Photographer with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) NiSi Filters Ambassador and Authorised Reseller
Peter Haywood, Bruny Island Photographer

Peter Haywood

Peter Haywood is an experienced photographer, videographer and drone pilot.

Peter grew up in Papua New Guinea and came to Australia in 1975 to finish his schooling. He completed an apprenticeship in graphic reproduction at the Mercury Newspaper and achieved professional qualification in graphic reproduction in 1984. Over the next 20 years he worked in the printing industry, travelling around Australia working for various newspapers and printing firms.

Peter is a passionate photographer and videographer, specializing in landscape, architectural and sports photography and videography

Peter has been a keen remote control aviation enthusiast for more than 40 years. He holds licences to fly drones and operate commercially in Australia.

Peter is also a keen surfer and skate boarder, loves bushwalking and outdoor activities, and plays the guitar, trumpet, and various wind instruments.

More about Peter and his photography and videography can be found at his website and Instagram.