ULTIMATE CREATIVE WEEK – 2020
LAMINGTON NATIONAL PARK PHOTO WORKSHOP
Includes Mike O’Connor, Mark Galer, the Snap Happy TV team plus your WPA professionals…
WHAT’S THIS ADVENTURE ABOUT?
We can say that this is a special photo holiday that is guaranteed to help all photographers from novice to advanced. Based in the rainforest mountains behind the Gold Coast, our accommodation and the surrounding rainforest offer the best photographic learning environment. Interested to improve your creative skills? Your professional photo guides are world leaders and love to help!
We will specially target unique field techniques and outstanding processing and theory in the comfort of our beautiful multi award winning lodge. Imagine, 6 days of top field tuition and shoot opportunities, based at the 4 Star quality of O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. Subjects include spectacular birds, frogs, forest scenes, grand landscapes and unique creative patterns and shapes.
We include 5 nights accommodation at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat – world class photo tuition, plus all meals as per itinerary. We limit the group size to 5/6 photographers per tutor. This will offer you personalised assistance in the field! We do not include transport to and from the mountain. Julia is happy to help with suggestions. You can fly into the Gold Coast or Brisbane.
16 YEARS FOR THIS EVENT…!
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 landscapes and nature, and Lamington serves these up in abundance — vibrant and wild landscapes, captivating wildlife and fantastic creative shoots. The group size is limited!
The adventure …
Immerse yourself in the heartland of uniquely captivating images. In 2020 we invite you to photograph Australia’s hidden gem, Lamington National Park.
Join us on this great ‘life experience’ adventure…
Itinerary to photo adventure…
DAY 1 – Sunday
All services start today. You should arrive at 12 noon today, at the latest. (You might like to arrive a day earlier?) Group lunch is included and starts at 12.30pm. Note that rooms will most likely not be ready until after lunch.
Join your tutors for an afternoon workshop, starting at 3pm. A chance to ask lots of questions and sort technical and equipment issues. Your world class tutors will offer you top tips and technical information. Tonight, an exclusive dinner from one of Australia’s leading resorts which also happens to own an award winning winery. Drinks are on us tonight! After dinner, a short Audio Visual presentation from one of your tutors. (D)
DAY 2 – Monday
We head out early to shoot in the early light. If you have never shot bird images before, you are about to shoot some of the most amazing feathered friends on this planet. Again, your guides will help you shoot not only great traditional images, but offer some advanced creative techniques for those keen to try. And this is before breakfast!
After breakfast, we take a walk to put the previous days theory into practise, using the Wishing Tree Track. Understanding light, your meter and equipment will be the key theme. Your tutors will show you some top techniques. Lunch is included. Afternoon workshop looking at visualisation and processing your images. Group dinner and a chance to swap some tall stories. (B,L,D)
DAYs 3/4/5 – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
We depart early each day mixing up landscape shoots to nature and we offer quality time exploring the creative options in the forest, including the Morans Fall walk – famous for its great artistic subjects. We have lunch back at the lodge.
We mix field shoots with time at the lodge to process images. Your tutors are going to help you every step of the way. From novice to advanced, you will be challenged to new creative levels! The photo opportunities are very special! Group dinners and a chance to swap some tall stories each night. Final night dinner Thursday and drinks are on us! (B,L,D)
The itinerary continues…