Oct
06
2013

Photography – Learn How in Tasmania

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With the rise in afford­able SLR’s, the new crop of fan­tas­tic mir­ror­less cam­eras and even phone cam­eras, those post­ing into Social Chan­nels will def­i­nite­ly want to take bet­ter shots and learn new tech­niques.

If you have wit­nessed the rise of Insta­gram and have explored the recent ‘Great Tassie Insta­gram Jour­ney‘ on Dis­cover­Tas­ma­nia’s Insta Chan­nel, some of the pho­tos were, (and are) incred­i­ble. Tas­ma­nia has a vibrant set of pro­fes­sion­al pho­tog­ra­phers who are often seen post­ing across our face­book page; but did you know there are spe­cif­ic cours­es and tours you can do as part of your hol­i­day in Tas­ma­nia?

Luke O’Brien runs pho­tog­ra­phy tours in Hobart and to Freycinet, Cra­dle Moun­tain and Mt Field Nation­al Parks. You will get expert tuition, a work­shop for­mat, meals and accom­mo­da­tion. Cen­tre your hol­i­day around one of these lim­it­ed num­ber tours and you will not only emerge a bet­ter user of your gear, but see Tas­ma­nia through dif­fer­ent eyes – your’s, awak­ened.

Anoth­er great teacher using both down­town and out of town loca­tions is Shut­ter­bug Walk­a­bouts. As the name sug­gests tours explore city loca­tions in new ways. Close up pho­tog­ra­phy, night time, and nature shoot­ing all fall into these per­son­al tutes. Always with small num­bers, the instruc­tors pass on real life tech­niques you can­not learn online or from books, and when the loca­tion is as spec­tac­u­lar as Hobart’s docks or the slopes of Mt Welling­ton or the Tahune Air­walk in the Huon Val­ley, you will come away with an appre­ci­a­tion of Tas­ma­nia’s light, clear air and scenery.

Fancy wilder­ness pho­tog­ra­phy? Cameron Blake runs Over­land Track Pho­tog­ra­phy Tours – expe­ri­ence a breath­tak­ing hike through the World Her­itage Tas­man­ian wilder­ness and world famous Cra­dle Moun­tain coun­try­side. Tours last 5/6 days and the expe­ri­ence is immer­sive; into tech­niques and into the amaz­ing sur­round­ings. Avail­able sched­uled tours for the sum­mer are Tour #3 – 2014 – Feb­ru­ary 14th to 19th “The Young at Heart” and Tour #4 – 2014 – April 25th to 30th “The East­er Egg Hunt”. Great Names too.

Astonishing light and a masterful Instagram shot by Matt Glastonbury

wilderness settings which will blow your mind and lens

Inspiring Coastal Scenery way beyond a snapshot - Image Credit Luke O'Brien

Close up nature - Image Credit: Shutterbug Walkabouts

Stirring night time city vistas - Image Credit: Luke O'Brien

Amazing light and layers at dusk Photographing - Image Credit: Shutterbug Walkabouts

Apple Blossom

Shafts of light

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