Join us for a 1 day or 3 day photography workshop with Cam Blake on Maria Island


Full weekend: Friday 16 – Sunday 18 October 2020
1 Day Option: Sunday 18 October 2020

Photograph the unique multi-faceted landscapes of Maria Island and Spring Bay Mill on the East Coast of Tasmania. Steeped in layers of Indigenous and colonial history, Maria Island is a uniquely preserved National Park with rare architectural and ecological sites. Distinct geology such as the Painted and Fossil Cliffs, historic buildings and ruins, and sweeping bays with miles of white sandy beaches offer up a bounty of stunning shapes and textures for this immersive photography experience.

Based at the stunning Spring Bay Mill on the mainland, you will take a private vessel to Maria Island each day and return in the evening for editing workshops and fantastic locally-sourced meals.

This is a unique opportunity to have an exclusive experience of these two very special places while learning the secrets of professional landscape photography.

Highly acclaimed landscape photographer and experienced teacher Cam Blake, will coach you on professional techniques – from the basics to advanced skills – to capture the colours and light of this spectacular place. You will be shooting sunrise to sunset and even some night time astro photography if the weather is clear.

Spring Bay Mill is a wonder in itself. The 43 hectare site has been up-cycled and restored from its industrial past as a wood chip mill, into a collection of inventively architectural indoor and outdoor spaces surrounded by acres of stunning coastal landscape.

Accommodation a is a choice of either luxury Beach Shacks with stunning sea-views and outdoor hot tubs or cosy Glamping tents with real beds and a communal amenities area. Gourmet catering will encompass the best of local Tassie suppliers and organic produce from The Mill’s own gardens, and will be served either at Spring Bay Mill or as picnic lunches on Maria Island. The bar, of course, will be stocked with plenty of local Tassie wines, beers and spirits.

In addition to Cam’s expertise you will be accompanied by Spring Bay Mill’s professional wilderness guide who will provide extra details about the history, flora and fauna of the area.

Itinerary 3-days, 2-nights

Day 1, Friday 16 October 2020

Check in and lunch at Spring Bay Mill before heading out on the boat to Maria Island for an afternoon of photography. Back to The Mill in the evening for dinner followed by a presentation of pictures and Adobe Lightroom editing workshop.

Day 2, Saturday 17 October 2020

Sunrise photography on the coast. After breakfast take the boat back to Maria to explore and shoot other areas of the island including some wildlife photography. Lunch will be a picnic on the beach. Return to Spring Bay Mill in the evening for sunset photography on the coast and dinner followed by presentations and further editing workshop. Astro photography at night, weather permitting.

Day 3, Sunday 18 October 2020, Day booking available.

Explore Maria Island with Cam Blake and our Spring Bay Mill guide. Set off for a full-day photographing the stunning areas on Maria and afternoon sunset photography at the painted and fossil cliffs. Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch and learn about the site from our guide.  Introductions and afternoon recap on the boat trip.   

What to expect

What’s included?

• 2 nights’ stay in either a self-contained luxury Beach Shack or a Glamping Tent
• Meals included: Day-1 lunch and dinner; Day-2 breakfast, lunch and dinner; Day-3 breakfast and lunch
• Private boat transfers to and from Maria Island
• National Park permits
• Use of Spring Bay Mill indoor spaces for workshops
• Exclusive Spring Bay Mill site tour
• Full photography tuition including editing tuition
• Professional wilderness guide
• Free bus travel offered if travelling from Hobart

What’s not included?

• Transfers to and from Spring Bay Mill (Except Hobart)
• Flights to Tasmania
• Alcoholic beverages
• Travel and medical insurance
• Photography gear (you will need to bring and carry your own gear)


Places are strictly limited to 12 people. Please complete the Booking Form and we forward you an invoice for immediate payment. Full day and single day options:

  1. Glamping Package: $1,945 per person
  2. Beach Shack Package: $2,065 per person
    Prices are based on double or twin bed sharing. Single supplement to have a room of your own: $400 Beach Shack and $180 Glamping
  3. 1 Day Photography Option (Sunday 18 October): $250 per person
Booking Form

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