Bruny Island Photography Tour

Join us for a wonderful adventure...

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 and these images have played a critical role in highlighting the richness of its natural environment and the imperative for its preservation. Our tours continue in the spirit of that tradition.

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

While bringing you to the many beautiful places this region has to offer, we will do our best to teach you how to take better photographs, to skilfully use your camera and equipment, and help you with post-processing. We pride ourselves on providing highly qualified photography guides to help you improve your photography.

From a chartered boat, our resident photographers will show you the geological splendour of the rugged Bruny coastline with its abundant sea and bird life - It is here that your journey begins.

Over subsequent days we will take you to some of the Island’s most scenic locations - many of which are situated on private reserves spanning thousands of acres.

Our accommodation offers spectacular settings for communing with the Island’s elemental beauty and unwinding from the day’s activities. A perfect base from which to practice, reflect upon and discuss the craft of photography with our guides and fellow tour participants.

We look forward to sharing our passion for the Island and showing you what an incredibly special place it is whilst honing your skills in the art of photography. You won’t be disappointed!

We offer something unique!

  • Profit from Bruny Island Photography Tours goes back into the environment *
  • We can take you to places that only a privileged few get to experience
  • Our four-day workshop is an immersive experience in the cultural landscape of Bruny Island from both land and water **
  • Small group size and professional tuition
  • Transfers between Hobart, your destination and photo shoot locations
  • All meals and drinks are included, sample some of the many Bruny Island culinary delights. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements
  • Twin share accommodation, single supplement may be available

* Find out about some of our projects

** As with all outdoor activities, the final itinerary may change due to inclement weather

What's Not Included

  • Transport to and from Hobart
  • Travel Insurance (required as a condition of booking)
  • Camera equipment
  • Camera insurance
 

Tour Requirements

  • You must bring your own camera and tripod
  • A reasonable level of walking fitness is required as you will need to have the ability to negotiate uneven ground and walk up hills carrying your kit.
  • Luke can supply Nisi Filters Systems and Sirui Tripods. If you would like to purchase one of these items in advance, we can arrange for collection on arrival at your Bruny Island destination.

Pricing and Dates

Next Tour: February 7 to February 10 2019

Availablility: Places available

Price: $3,995 Australian dollars

Deposit: $1,000 Australian dollars

 

Exclusive Locations

No need to battle with other tour groups and photographers for the best photo spots, we have access to thousands of acres of private reserves, giving you the opportunity to take unique photos.
 

Itinerary

Please note that while Bruny Island Photography will endeavour to follow the following itinerary, inclement weather or unforeseeable events may result in changes to this itinerary.
 

Itinerary Day 1


  • Depart Franklin Wharf, Hobart. We will travel down the D'Entrecasteaux Channel on a private charter boat to one of Bruny Island Coastal Retreats unique properties. Along the way we pass sights of both historic and environmental interest, presenting opportunities to capture images on the fly
  • Settle in and chat about the upcoming activities
  • Weather dependent option
  • Dinner
  • Debrief, unwind and critique
  • Sunset shoot and/or astrophotography
Option 1:
  • Lighthouse photo shoot
  • LunchPack/refreshment
  • Photo processing, exploration of surrounds

Option 2:
  • Boat journey around the southern tip of Bruny Island. Sights may include the Cape Bruny Lighthouse, some of Australia’s highest sea cliffs, natural blow holes and an abundance of wild life. Seals, dolphins, birds and migrating whales may be seen at certain times
  • Lunch pack/refreshment on boat
 

Itinerary Day 2

  • Cloudy Bay Lagoon sunrise photo shoot
  • Breakfast on the road
  • Weather dependent option
  • Dinner
  • Debrief, unwind and critique
  • Sunset shoot and/or astrophotography

Option 1:
  • Lighthouse photo shoot
  • LunchPack/refreshment
  • Photo processing, exploration of surrounds

Option 2:
  • Boat journey around the southern tip of Bruny Island. Sights may include the lighthouse, some of Australia’s highest sea cliffs, natural blow holes and an abundance of wild life. Seals, dolphins, birds and migrating whales may be seen at certain times
  • Lunch pack/refreshment on boat
 

Itinerary Day 3

  • Simpsons Pt sunrise photo shoot
  • Breakfast on the road
  • Neck Shoot
  • Cheeserie for lunch
  • TBA
  • Dinner
  • Debrief, unwind and critique
  • Sunset shoot and/or astrophotography
  • Activities may change subject to weather
 

Itinerary Day 4

  • Morning photo shoot
  • Hot breakfast
  • Debrief, unwind and critique
  • Return to Hobart
 

Workshop Content

Our Photographers are available to provide hands on assistance in the following areas and tuition on how to use and trial Nisi Filters

  • Composition – creating visually balanced & creative landscapes shots
  • Photostacking
  • Modes – auto/aperture/program/manual
  • Focus – auto/manual hyperfocal
  • The triangle – aperture/shutter/ISO
  • Depth of field
  • Panorama
  • Social media
  • Photoediting Software
  • Astrophotography
    • Lightpainting
  • Post-processing
    • Adobe Lightroom
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Stitching
    • Layering