Six Day "Norfolk Island Experience" Workshop and Photography Tour
Tuesday 22 November to Sunday 27 November 2016 - with Michael Snedic
Bookings will only be available through "The Travel Centre", Norfolk Island.
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Norfolk Island is a photographer’s paradise. The island is only 8km x 5kms and is situated in the midst of the Pacific Ocean, half way between Australia and New Zealand. The air is crisp and clean, the scenery superb and the people are delightful. Photographic opportunities are endless and include stunning landscapes/seascapes, sunrises/sunsets over rocky cliffs, birds galore(including shots of birds in flight), convict ruins, cattle/ducks/geese roaming over the fields and macro, to name but some.
No matter what your level of experience, Michael will help you gain valuable photographic experience that will ultimately lead to you taking better quality photos. With two experienced and enthusiastic tutors, there will be many opportunities to ask any questions you may have, specific to your own needs. Norfolk Island is the perfect place to improve your photographic skills, due to the variety of subjects to photograph. Our itinerary has some free time included, so you will be able to practice your photography or unwind and enjoy the peace and tranquility of this beautiful island as well.
After arriving at beautiful Norfolk Island and settling in, meet your professional tutor, Michael Snedic , as well as other photography workshop participants. Meet at the reception area of the Polynesian Motel and Apartments, on New Cascade Road. You will be given a rundown of the week’s program and participant’s skill levels will be assessed. We will then head straight to Kingston for photography tuition “in-the-field”, where you will have the opportunity to photography some of the convict ruins including old lighters, stone buildings and much more. In the evening, join Michael for our Welcome Dinner at the renowned Hilli's Restaurant
We will be up bright and early for sunrise and seascape photography, down at Point Hunter (near Emily Bay). After breakfast, there will be a half day familiarisation bus tour of the island. This will give you an idea of what type of photography opportunities to expect at Norfolk Island during the coming week as well as giving you photo opportunities along the way. After lunch and a break to recover from our early start, we will head for Bumboras Beach and/or Crystal Pools for a wonderful seascape and landscape session.
After breakfast, we will drive to St Barnabas Church, a lovely old stone church with stunning stained glass windows. A very popular building to ' and a good time to practice some HDR merge techniques (merging different exposures in order to create evenly-exposed photos). Morning tea is at a local, rustic cafe, where you can ask Michael any photography-related questions. We will then head of to the north-east of the island for some more seascape photography at the Two Chimneys Lookout. There will also be a good chance to photograph the delightful White Terns as they fly overhead.
Free time after lunch and then it’s off to Anson Bay for some seascape and sunset photography. Using the large, oval rock boulders as foreground features can make for some stunning sunset shots. In the evening (after dinner), Michael will review and critique some of your photos taken so far.
Here’s another chance to take some great seascapes at sunrise, photographing the waves as they crash over algae-covered rocks, with Michael. This time the location will be Cemetery Bay. Back from brekky, then we spend a few hours photographing the old government and convict buildings in Kingston, as well as the herds of cattle and flocks of geese, feeding in the foreground of the buildings. Very photogenic and so much history!!
After this session, it’s a free morning to explore Norfolk and photograph whatever you like, or alternatively, join one of Norfolk’s many tours. Day 5:
In the morning, there is free time or you may want to revisit and photograph some of your favourite subjects and places already covered in the workshop so far. After morning tea, Michael will present an audio-visual on wildlife photography. After lunch, we will visit 100 Acres, a wonderful, lush part of Norfolk filled with Norfolk Island Pines, indigenous plants and a great chance to photograph the stunning Red-tailed Tropicbirds (and other birds) as they fly past or hover over your heads. An experience not to be missed!! Later in the afternoon, you can join in on some mini-golf (included in package).
Day 6: Here’s a chance to photograph some of the tiny subjects on the island. This morning session will have Michael showing you the best techniques for macro photography at Norfolk Island Botanic Gardens. After lunch, we head out for our last landscape photography session at Emily Bay. Here you will learn how to take great panorama shots, including the best way to compose and stitch images. In the late afternoon, we have our farewell dinner/barbeque, at Captain Cook’s Lookout, overlooking the stunning Pacific Ocean as the sun sets.
This inspiring workshop is designed to suit the beginner or serious enthusiast. A digital SLR (Single Lens Reflex) camera is recommended, however, any camera that has manual functions would also be suitable. Best lenses to bring include a zoom and wide angled lens (and macro lens if you own one). A sturdy tripod is also necessary, especially for our landscape and macro photography sessions.
Some of the topics that will be covered:
- Convict ruins etc
- Lighting (natural/flash/reflectors etc)
- Exposure and metering techniques
- Streamlining your digital workflow and image post-processing techniques
- Image critique
Walking Requirements & Grade
Norfolk Island is 8 x 5kms and we will be taking vehicles to most areas we visit, however there will be some walking involved.
- Photography tuition and coaching as per the itinerary
- Return economy class airfare to Norfolk Island
- All pre-paid airline taxes
- Norfolk Island departure tax
- Meet & Greet at the Airport
- Return airport transfers on Norfolk Island
- Seven night’s accommodation
- Bonus seven days car hire (excluding petrol & car insurance, both payable direct whilst on
- Welcome Dinner
- Complimentary Miniature Golf – golf your way through Norfolk’s history
- Complimentary “A Walk in the Wild” – a unique rainforest walk
- Farewell Dinner
From $2999 per person Twin Share ex Brisbane
From $3049 per person Twin Share ex Sydney
Partners are welcome to all included activities excluding the photographic workshops. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a specially discounted package.
Full details and booking information is available on "The Travel Centre - Norfolk Island" website here.