LADY ELLIOT ISLAND
November 25/29, 2019
With Sony Global Imaging Ambassador Mark Galer
and Sony Digital Imaging Advocate Frazer Leal
WHAT’S THIS ADVENTURE ABOUT?
LADY ELLIOT ISLAND – offers so many birds and other nature subjects that you could literally run out of storage space. We base ourselves at the islands resort. This is the perfect location to target – The Great Barrier Reef, thousands of nesting birds, sea turtles and much more. We shoot a very wide range of subjects from wildlife to macro and stunning creative images. The waters edge offers slow shutter speed water effects like no other location.
We offer two of the best, with Sony Global Imaging Ambassador Mark Galer and Sony Digital Imaging Advocate Frazer Leal. Both offer different styles and experience with Mark a 40 year veteran and Frazer a young gun. Your photography comes first!
We include 4 nights accommodation at Lady Elliot Island Resort – world class photo tuition, plus all meals as per itinerary. We limit the group size to 6/7 photographers per tutor. This will offer you personalised assistance in the field! We do not include transport to and from Hervey Bay. Julia is happy to help with suggestions. You can fly into Hervey Bay directly from Brisbane or Sydney and other locations by connecting flights.
WPA GROUPS HAVE BEEN EXPLORING THIS ISLAND FOR OVER 12 YEARS…
You just need to get yourself to and from the start and finish points. Julia is happy to help you with the best options.
Nothing delights the lens like striking contrasts of creative shoots and nature, and Lady Elliot serves these up in abundance — vibrant and wild seascapes, captivating wildlife and fantastic creative shoots. The group size is limited!
The adventure …
Immerse yourself in the heartland of uniquely captivating images. In 2019 we invite you to photograph Australia’s hidden gem, Lady Elliot Island.
Join us on this great ‘life experience’ photo adventure…
ITINERARY – to adventure…
DAY 1 – HERVEY BAY TO LADY ELLIOT
We depart mid morning, from Hervey Bay Airport. We fly across to beautiful Lady Elliot Island from Hervey Bay, Queensland. Have your camera and general purpose lens ready as we have made some lovely shots on past visits with vibrant blue water and unique white sand patterns.
Your flights, Hervey Bay-Lady Elliot-Hervey Bay, are included in your package. The excitement is palatable on landing as the reef is so beautiful and the bird calls so numerous. The group is offered a base orientation and we are shown to our rooms. We book the best rooms on the island, with reef views!
We include a workshop to cover basics and beyond this afternoon, plus a short island walk to shoot sunset and birds.
As we are on the Great Barrier Reef, anyone from novice to advanced swimmers can have fun snorkeling just metres from their doorstep. Tips and techniques will be offered by your tutors.
We include workshops during the week, to cover processing, creativity, landscapes, nature and people. Lunch is included. Dinner tonight at the resort and is part of your package. A great chance to talk about photography. (L,D)
DAYs 2/3/4 – Wednesday to Friday – LADY ELLIOT
Three full days of field workshops and hours of shooting opportunities. Even night shoots are possible for turtles. Some subjects you can shoot from your deck. Others you will need to be careful that you do not ‘walk on’. Thousands of birds plus amazing reef shoots at low tide are followed by the chance to shoot turtles at night. Look out for orange hermit crabs, cute baby birds and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Our last night includes a group audio visual and chance to look at everyone’s favourite images. You will be amazed at the diversity of imagery! (B,L,D)
DAY 5 – Saturday – LADY ELLIOT TO HERVEY BAY
After a final morning shoot, we depart in the morning for the mainland and to link up with your flights from Hervey Bay. Tour ends. Note that you can add more days to your island stay. Please talk to Julia when booking. (B)
(B,L,D) – Confirms if Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner are included that day.
Itinerary and price is subject to change.
The itinerary continues…