Take better pictures on our new Bay of Fires Photography Course!

Aug 29, 2019
Your photo skills will improve!

Life’s An Adventure has announced a new addition to their 2020 Tassie walking tours – Bay of Fires Photography Course (dates to be confirmed).

Combine your two favourite passions of hiking and photography on our 3-day Bay of Fires photography course. Join our professional photographers on a walk in some of Tassie’s most iconic coastal wilderness and learn how to get the most out of your camera – no matter what camera you use.

The beauty of the Bay of Fires.

The Bay of Fires offers clean white beaches, blue water and granite rocks splashed with glowing orange lichen are just waiting to be explored and photographed. This is a landscape of ever changing light and eye-popping colours! During each lesson our professional photographers will talk about a certain elements of photography, be it ‘scale’, ‘light’, ‘water’, ‘textures’ or even ‘drama’ and then you’ll be set loose to interpret these aspects yourself whilst walking. You’ll be shown how to operate the different parts of your camera so you’re not always just setting it to ‘Auto’.

Need any help? Our photographers will be right beside you to answer your questions. Your experts behind the lenses are photographer Matt Bennet and Great Walks editor Brent McKean.

A gorgeous by taken by Matt Bennet.

Photo Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Launceston – Mt William National Park to Deep Creek

The day starts in Launceston at the Hotel Grand Chancellor where you will meet our guides at 8am for a 8.10 am departure for our transfer to the Bay of Fires. We enjoy a scenic drive winding through rich farmlands to the northern part of Mount William NP. During this time our professional photographers will run you through the operation of a camera and talk to you about different elements of photography. By the time you get to Mt William NP you’ll have your first assignment!

Day 2: Deep Creek to Ansons Bay

After a hearty breakfast, we take a short transfer back to the trail and set off south stopping at breathtaking Picnic Point, a beautiful spot to relax as well as a photographer’s paradise. You’ll have your next photo assignment and your professional photographers will be there to guide you around.

We continue on to Eddystone Point, where an impressive granite lighthouse built in 1889, sits on a point that juts out into the sea. We head up over the hill through the saltbush arriving at an isolated beach with pure white sand and crystal clear water, a great spot for our lunch stop and a swim. After lunch we continue south taking in more breathtaking scenery. We finish with a 4km walk along a bush track to Ansons Bay, arriving at our waterfront Beachshack.

Day 3: St Columba Falls, Ralphs Falls and Mathinna Falls

Today’s photography theme is water and we’ll be visiting some of the state’s prettiest waterfalls so you can learn the different ways to capture the movement of water. The day starts off with St. Columba Falls is one of Tasmania’s tallest waterfalls, with a waterfall drop of over 90m. The challenge will be capture to falls in all its glory. We’ll then head to Ralphs and Mathinna Falls to see what water-themed imagery we can photography. We then head to our last walk near The Gardens and explore the most untouched parts of the Bay of Fires. Afterwards, we join our vehicle and enjoy a shortstop in the pretty fishing village of St Helens for a short coffee break, before heading back to Launceston.

If you’d like to do this photo course email WALKS@LIFESANADVENTURE.COM.AU to register your interest.

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