The Tarkine Rainforest Photography Workshop
The Tarkine Rainforest Photography Workshop
Corrina is right in the heart of The Tarkine Wilderness in Tasmania. It is set right on the banks of the Pieman River. With over 3 meters of rainfall the area is a luscious green, everywhere. The moss is so thick and so so green. This workshop is ideal for those wishing to imerse themselves in rainforest photography.
11th - 15th September 2017
"I’m back at work and missing the peace of the Tarkine!
I had such a lovely time and really would be keen to go back again." - Anne
THE TARKINE RAINFOREST PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
11TH - 15TH SEPTEMBER 2017
5 INSPIRING DAYS TO EXPLORE & DEVELOP YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY
The Tarkine is Len's favourite photographic location and after three years of visiting it annually, Len is keen to return again.
Corrina boasts three meters of rain fall annually. No wonder it is misty, wet, lush and green. Situated on the Pieman River this eco resort is based around the original silver mining town. Photographs are at our door step, actually you can shoot from your bedroom it is just that good.
We will be out shooting every day, and will have classroom learning sessions every day. You will have time to download your images daily, get help in processing them, compositional advice, and techniques to help you get better on a daily basis. Len's skill in giving critiques are renowned in photographic clubs, communities and coveted by his students.
As an extra on this workshop we will take a tour on one of the riverboats, so we can photograph the grand trees that line the waterways.
The Tarkine is an amazing place, still under threat it is one of the most wild and untouched parts of Australia.
As an extended workshop you could consider attending our Cradle Mountain Photography Workshop which will be a couple of hours drive away. We have programmed these two workshops to make it very easy to attend both.
By the end of the workshop you will have printed a small exhibition of stunning images captured during the week.
NB: This workshop includes day workshops but not accommodation, so you are free to choose accommodation that meets your needs and budget. Read on for more information on local options.
11TH - 15TH SEPTEMBER 2017
Plus an evening get together / briefing on Sunday 10th September 2017
The Tarkine Wilderness
To join this workshop we ask that you have basic camera handling, operations and processing skills. This means you can take photographs, download them to your computer and do some basic editing, such as changing the exposure and cropping. If you’re not sure if that’s you, please contact Len.
Beginners, intermediate and advanced photographers are all welcome.
If you are a complete beginner and would like to participate in one of Len’s other workshops, they may be a better starting point. Len recommends his one day workshop as a great place to start. The Technical Lens Workshop is specifically designed to teach photography technical skills.
By plane or ferry
Fly into Hobart, Launceston or Devonport.
Catch the ferry from Melbourne to Devonport and sself drive.
Corinna is accessible from the south and the north. Access from the south is by the unique Fatman barge crossing on the Pieman at Corinna. People crossing the Pieman from the south can travel from Murchison and the Reece Dam to the West or from Strahan and Zeehan to the south. Access from the north is via Smithton, Marrawah, and Arthur River to the Western Explorer Road. This journey really embodies the wilderness experience.
Travel with Len...
We will organise pick up and drop in a vehicle off from Launceston Airport and provide transport for the workshop for an additional AUD200
Our classroom is at Corrina
Accommodation is not included in this workshop. There are two options for accomodation at Corrina.
- A self contained cabin, availiable in either one or two bedroom configurations
- A camping site
We recommend six nights so you can settle in on the Sunday afternoon, finish up on the following Friday evening and travel home on the Saturday. We will start the workshop on Sunday evening with a little get together so that we can hit the ground running for sunrise on Monday morning.
Corrina has a restaurant and bar. It doesn't provide coked breakfasts and these are desired you would need to be bought with you.
For more information and bookings contact Corrina on (03) 6446 1170 or visit there website http://corinna.com.au/
- Photographic composition
- Photographing rainforests
- Camera technique
- Creating stunning fine art photographs
- Secrets and myths of correct exposure
- Managing your equipment in mountain environments
- Post processing photographs in Lightroom
- Post processing in the NIK &/or MacPhun plug in collections
- All of your photography questions answered (Len will ensure your personal learning needs are met thoughout the workshop)
- Daily critique sessions, feedback, encouragement & support
- One on one tuition when requested in the field and at your computer on your images
- Review of the week
6.00 am Sunrise shoot
10.00 am morning tea (included)
10.30 am - 1 pm - Presentations, lessons, exercises, Q&A time
12.30 pm - 1.30 pm lunch (included)
1.30 pm - 3.00 pm Download, process images with support and critique images
3.00 pm afternoon tea (included)
4.00 pm to 6.00 pm - evening group sunset shoot
WALKING AND WEATHER
This is a gentle workshop, which requires a low level of fitness. There will be a small amount of walking to and from shooting locations, occasionally on uneven surfaces. If you have any doubts about your ability, please contact Len directly. He is a qualified wilderness guide and will assess your fitness and mobility and find a solution for you.
Winter temperatures at Corrina in September generally average 6ºC to 15ºC. The mornings are usually brisk, warming through the day with crisp cool evenings. High rainfall is typical of August with an average of 15 cm. Err on the safe side and come prepared for wind, rain and chilly temperatures.
When you book you will receive a detailed packing list to help you plan for the workshop.
POSSIBLE LOCATIONS AND SHOOTS
- The Pieman River
- The Donaldson River
- Pieman Heads
- The rugged coast of the Tarkine Wilderness
- Lush rainforrest at Corrina
- Stunning rainforest at Philosphers Falls
All of your tasty morning teas, afternoon teas and lunches are provided by Len's School. Carolyn will be there with us to provide delicious home cooked lunches. We can cater to dietary needs such as gluten free and vegetarian, please let us know in advance.
Breakfasts and dinners are not included in the workshop and can be enjoyed at your accommodation or at one of the many cafes, restaurants, and pubs in and around Port Stephens.
On the last evening of the workshop we usually all go out for dinner together and enjoy a glass of wine and a lovely meal together.
Participants are requested to provide their own transport for the workshop located in Corrina. We encourage car pooling to save on traffic congestion and fuel.
We are able to offer a transport package that picks you up from Launceston Airport and returns you there. This would include transport for teh workshop at an extra cost of AUD200.
Getting to Corrina requires driving on a dirt road. It is a very good road and is suitable for normal cars (The easiest way to get there is via Waratah and this is the road I am referring to). Some vehicle hire companies add a AUD10,000 excess for accidents on a dirt road. This is something to be very careful of checking when booking.
WHAT TO BRING
There are a few things you will need to get the most out of the week:
- Camera equipment
- Laptop with image processing software (eg Lightroom or Photoshop or Capture One etc)
- Wet weather clothing
- Clothing for cold temperatures
- Sturdy footwear
- Day pack/camera pack
- Large clip lock plastic bags for your camera equipment to keep the sand out
Len Metcalf is a qualified and experienced trekking guide with 30 years of experience guiding groups to remote destinations. He knows what you need to keep yourself comfortable in the harshest environments on earth. Click here to see his packing list.
- All lunches
- Morning and afternoon tea
- Free access to Len’s School forum and notes
- Qualified, experienced wilderness guide, Len Metcalf
- One-on-one instruction and guidance from fine art photographer and veteran educator Len Metcalf
- Len’s unique and gentle teaching style, which supports you and helps you develop as an artist.
- Gain valuable insights into computer processing software that will make your photos sing
- Plenty of time to shoot at each location
- Calm, relaxing atmosphere, encouraging engagement and connection with the landscape
- Suitable for all levels from beginners to professionals
- A positive environment, which encourages group learning, advice-sharing and support
- Breakfasts and evening meals
- Photographic equipment (cameras, lenses, tripods etc.)
- Weather-specific clothing
- Travel insurance. Click here for more information.
AUD$500 deposit secures your spot
Returning customer, you will automatically receive our discounted rate.
Full payment is required eight weeks prior to the workshop commencing.
Full transport to and from Launceston Airport is availiable for an extra AUD200
“I wanted to write and thank you so very much for a truly wonderful week. We saw Cradle Mountain in all its weather systems and you made sure we were all able to capture its uniqueness. It is certainly a stunning part of the country and the world and I was so thrilled to finally make it there after years of wishing! You were such a fabulous tour leader and looked after us so so so well!!! I never saw you show any sign of anything other than care and concern. Thank you! It was a wonderful tour and a great group. We certainly experienced some fantastic wildlife and some stunning scenery. The weather was fabulous and to have had the chance to experience the frost and that special fog / mist rising was amazing! I just hope I have a few photos to do it justice. It was lovely to get to know you better and to have the opportunity to have so many great chats. Thank you for being so attentive and supportive and for your guidance and advice both when taking photos and when processing them. I learnt so much. I just need to write a lot of it down so that I don’t forget it! I have been able to upload all of my photos which is wonderful. I loved seeing you fly your way around Lightroom and absolutely adored your processed images! WOW!!!!! Just stunning! You must have been thrilled! Looking forward to seeing you next week. Again, thank you for such a brilliant experience! Kind regards,” — Fiona Huddleston