Our workshops are an all-inclusive adventure package in every way, we combine your passion for photography with your desire to explore: handling your premium accommodation; locally sourced food and drink; and all the complexities of travel, allowing you to commune with—and capture—the Island’s extreme elemental beauty unimpeded.

Package Differences

  • A concerted effort to capture the night skies; therefore, shoot times can be sporadic.
  • More advanced Photoshop Post-processing modules included.
  • Equipment recommendations tighter to get the most from your experience (i.e. Wider apertures).
  • More rest periods available throughout the day (if you choose).

What to Expect

Bruny Island is a microcosm of the Tasmanian mainland. It is blessed with an extraordinarily diverse range of distinct environments comprising spectacular coastlines, geological wonders, rainforests, mountains, lagoons, and rare flora and fauna—a cornucopia of photographic material, all at your doorstep!

Bruny Island is one of the most southerly points in Australia; meaning, it has an exceptionally good vantage point for Aurora Australis should favourable space-weather conditions present themselves. The absence of light pollution also means that the skies are incredibly dark, providing an overwhelming display of stars in your astrophotography.

All Workshops include:

  • Boat Cruise from Hobart to Bruny Island (weather permitting)
  • All transfers between Hobart and Bruny Island, including shoot locations
  • Tasmanian gourmet food and drink (all inclusive; including alcohol)
  • Deluxe twin-share accommodation at Bruny Island Coastal Retreats (Single supplement opt.)
  • Bruny Island photocentric Adventure cruise
  • Iconic Bruny Island locations; plus, rarely seen private nature reserves
  • On-location field coaching
  • Post-processing classes
  • Restricted group sizes for maximum tuition assistance

Why Bruny Island Photography

Our highly-awarded hosts will take you to their locally-known 'select' shoot locations dispersed around the island—many upon our private reserves spanning thousands of acres, or from aboard our photo-centric boat cruise—where they will do their utmost to improve your proficiency in all aspects of photography; from capture to post, upon both land and sea.

We take you to places only a privileged few get to experience; inaccessible to all other tour operators
All our shoot locations are within a short-drive from our workshop base; ‘less travelling, more shooting’
All profit from Bruny Island Photography goes directly back to Bruny Island’s environment—be it through the continual rehabilitation/maintenance of our nature sanctuaries—or other Island initiatives
Being local hosts; we maximise every day’s spectrum of possibilities by dynamically tailoring the shoot-schedule to suit current weather and recent sightings
All our photographers have First Aid certification and Public Liability insurance
We have the required permits for entry and filming in National Parks & Reserves
And most importantly—we adhere to the Ethical Nature Photography Guidelines

So, join us on an adventure you will never forget—where we will share our passion for Bruny by showcasing its incredible features whilst honing your skills in the art of photography; ‘you won’t be disappointed!’

Starts/Ends Hobart (Brooke Street Pier)
Group Size Max 10, min 4
Fitness A modest level of fitness is required with the ability to negotiate uneven terrain whilst carrying your kit

What to Bring

Enjoying Bruny Island’s largely undeveloped natural beauty means you must come well prepared—there are no electronic shops and limited mobile reception.

  • Camera
  • Lenses suitable for Landscape
  • Tripod
  • Remote Trigger (Cable / Wireless)
  • Camera/Lens Cleaning Kit
  • Head Torch
  • Warm Weather Proof Clothing (inc. Beanie & Gloves)
  • Sturdy Footwear
  • Spare batteries for all equipment
  • Backup memory cards
  • Drink Bottle
Optional (Recommended)
  • Camera Backpack
  • Sunglasses
  • Laptop: with latest Lightroom and/or Photoshop versions
  • Smart Phone
  • Camera Rain Cover