Bruny Island Photography is dedicated to capturing and showcasing the Island’s unique natural beauty. Tasmania has a proud tradition of Nature Photography dating back to the 1850’s where subsequent imagery played a critical role in highlighting the richness of its natural environment whilst providing the inspiration for its preservation—our tours continue in the spirit of that tradition.
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.
Jay Evans is an avid Landscape and Nightscape Photographer based in the Blue Mountains. With a passion for Milky Way, Star Trail and Night Sky Timelapse photography, and a love of capturing the natural beauty of Landscape, seascape, sunrise, sunset, Jay is also a keen guide, educator and conservationist. and has led photographic tours throughout Australia. He is an accredited Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park (UKTNP) and Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park tour guide and preserves special permissions for after-hours access into the park to capture the night sky over some of Australia’s most iconic landmarks. Jay also administers the Night & Astrophotography group on Facebook, organising group astro tours at easy to reach locations around Sydney, South Coast, and the Blue Mountains and is also a moderator on the ig_australia Instagram account.
Peter Haywood is an experienced photographer, videographer, and drone pilot.
Peter grew up in Papua New Guinea and came to Australia in 1975. Completing an apprenticeship in graphic reproduction at the Mercury Newspaper and achieving a professional qualification in graphic reproduction in 1984—Peter worked in the print/media industry for the next 20 years, travelling around Australia working for various newspapers and print firms.
Proficient in landscape, architectural, and sports photography/videography—Peter's true passion definitely centres around drone photography with more than 40years remote control aviation experience, of which, he holds licences to fly drones and operate commercially in Australia.
Peter loves bushwalking and outdoor activities—especially surfing—and can be found playing the guitar, trumpet, and various wind instruments when a camera is momentarily out-of-reach.
More about Peter and his photography and videography can be found at his website and Instagram.
“The idea of doing a photography master class has always appealed to me.”
"I’ve always had a passion for photography it started when I was a kid, in year 4, I was the school photographer. My father was a keen photographer and encouraged me to continue.
What I want to deliver with our photography adventures is the excitement I experienced when I first picked up a camera.
From the moment we leave Hobart it’s all about photography, by the time you reach the Island you’ll have calluses on your trigger finger. But its more than just photography… it’s the Bruny experience of food/wines and immersing yourself in the natural environment. Bruny Island’s diversity allows for a wide range of photographic genres from landscape, wildlife, birds, macro, documentary, artistic, astro photography and many more.
Our Adventures are tailored to our guests and the weather to provide the ultimate experience.
We don’t have long distances to travel or set time tables to stick to, so we have total control over all aspects of the Adventure.
Our underlying ethos is to preserve the natural environment and beauty of Bruny Island and its surrounding waterways. Through low impact activities like photography we hope to draw attention to and give value to the natural environment, ensuring future generations will have the ability to experience this natural asset."