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.